This Month's Headscratcher Solution:

In ancient days gone by a wealthy land owner challenges his two sons to a horse race.

The one whose horse is slowest will inherit the entire estate.

After a few days into the race, the brothers have made no progress and begin to wonder what to do.

Upon the advice of a wise old man they jumped on the horses and raced as fast as they could to the finish line.

What did the wise old man suggest?

 

Answer:

The wise man told them to switch horses as it was the owner of the slowest horse that would inherit the estate.  Personally, we think he was a mean old fella to play his sons off against each other and that, to be fair,  they should share the estate!

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Previous Headscratchers

North west conference organiser Skinov Yerteeth Events, has put delegates up in Hotel O’dour.

Unfortunately no recce was carried out and the hotel is in the middle of a massive renovation. None of the rooms have got their numbers on the doors and the contractor has no number 9s.

How many 9's must the contractor buy in order to number all 1,000 rooms?

Answer:
300 9s are required.

Start with: 9, 19, 29, 39, 49, 59, 69, 79, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99 - which is 20 9's.

We then repeat this for 100, 200, 300, up to 900 - which is 200 9's.

But from 900 to 999 we have an extra 100 9's as each starts with a 9.

So the total is 300.


 

If Teresa's daughter is my daughter's mother, what am I to Teresa?

a. Grandmother
b. Mother
c. Daughter
d. Granddaughter
e. I am Teresa

Answer: c. Daughter.

"My daughter's mother" is the person asking the puzzle, so they are Teresa's daughter.