Brain Game Answers

As promised, our quiz answers…!

  1. Mount Everest was still the tallest, but we just didn’t know it yet. Also known as Mount Chomolungma or Sagarmatha.
  2. The child was born before the founding of the United States, which wasn’t really that long ago.
  3. Once, and then it becomes 20, not 25. Although we’re also accepting the answer “infinitely” — because you could argue that you can always subtract 5 from different instances of 25. I mean, if you have 25 beans and you subtract from it, you can still encounter 25 pennies the next day.
  4. The child lives in the southern hemisphere, where the summer comes in December.

Hope you enjoyed. Happy summerishness to you!

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A Brain-Training Break

Brain-training games may be jumping the proverbial shark right now, or maybe they’re simply regrouping for a renaissance. Either way, we thought you’d appreciate a few brain puzzlers to break up your week. We’ll post the answers in a few days.

  1. Before Mount Everest was discovered, what was the tallest mountain on Earth?
  2. A child was born in Boston, MA, to parents who were also born in Boston. The child, however, was not a U.S. citizen. How?
  3. How many times can you subtract the number 5 from 25?
  4. A child is born on December 27, but her birthday is always in the summer. How?
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