Monthly Brainteaser and October’s answerMonday, November 7th, 2011
Last month you were asked what the following weird sentences have in common – and which is the odd one out?
- If you are deaf you should file your tax return before the rainy season begins.
- When the sailors’ mission inducted a young female pastor, quayside services at both ports were resumed.
- Edmund took pickled onions to feed the swans each time he walked his goat in the park.
- Joseph played a low card if Frances, blind in one eye, led with clubs in the over sixties annual tournament.
- The new Ark Royal was ordered to make for a Dutch port before the clocks were put back.
- Since Jason avoided neither the waterfall, nor the bog, nor the tumbling stream, he got his new plus-fours wet and dirty.
And the answer?
Each contains the name of a town – Filey, Torquay, Swansea, Cardiff, Newark and Bognor. Newark is the odd one out because it is the only one not on the coast.
Now this month.
A large army of infantry was marching along roads through a country at a steady 3mph. The column was 9 miles long. A despatch rider at the rear of the column was sent with an urgent message to the commander at the front of the column. He delivered the message and immediately turned round and returned to the rear of the column, which by now had moved forward. He travelled throughout at a steady 36 mph. Bearing in mind that neither he nor the army paused and the place on the map from which he started from was no longer the place to which he returned, how far did he travel on the two legs of his journey?
More next month.