November 19, 2008

100

100 Hula Hoops, 100 posts - it's all good.

Now while it's very satisfying and cathartic and all to rip on the left (and hey, they have it coming) there has to be time for other fun activities.

So here's a brainteaser: A man in a restaurant asked a waiter for a juice glass, a dinner plate, water, a match, and a lemon wedge. The man poured enough water onto the plate to cover it. "If you can get the water on the plate into this glass without touching or moving this plate, I will give you $100," the man said. "You can use the match and lemon to do this." A few minutes later, the waiter walked away with $100 in his pocket. How did the waiter get the water into the glass?

3 comments:

Doc Holliday said...

The waiter puts the lemon wedge on the plate, stiks the match into it, lights the match and puts the glass over the lemon wedge and match.

The flame expands the air inside the glass, and the vacuum sucks the water into the glass.

AnnieMcPhee said...

Ding ding ding! Nice one, Doc. I used to enjoy puzzles on some of the old message boards - we should do it occasionally to take a break from political issues :)

By the way, the place I got that riddle from says you should try it at home...I guess it really works? Sounds messy.

Kat said...

Congrats on your first 100 posts!