## Extraordinary event

Something very extraordinary happened on the 6th of May, 1978 at thirty-four minutes past twelve a.m. What was it?

At that moment, the time and day could be written as 12:34, 5/6/78.

Something very extraordinary happened on the 6th of May, 1978 at thirty-four minutes past twelve a.m. What was it?

At that moment, the time and day could be written as 12:34, 5/6/78.

You have two lengths of rope. Each rope has the property that if you light it on fire at one end, it will take exactly 60 minutes to burn to the other end. Note that the ropes will not burn at a consistent speed the entire time (for example, it's possible that the first 90% of a rope will burn in 1 minute, and the last 10% will take the additional 59 minutes to burn).
Given these two ropes and a matchbook, can you find a way to measure out exactly 45 minutes?

The key observation here is that if you light a rope from both ends at the same time, it will burn in 1/2 the time it would have burned in if you had lit it on just one end.
Using this insight, you would light both ends of one rope, and one end of the other rope, all at the same time. The rope you lit at both ends will finish burning in 30 minutes. Once this happens, light the second end of the second rope. It will burn for another 15 minutes (since it would have burned for 30 more minutes without lighting the second end), completing the 45 minutes.

Which part of a road do Ghost's love to travel the most?

The Dead End.

There is a word and six letters it contains.
Take one away and twelve is what remains.
What word is it?

Dozens.

Mr. Smith has 4 daughters. Each of his daughters has a brother. How many children does Mr. Smith have?

He has 5 children, all of the daughters have the same 1 brother.

How can you take 2 from 5 and leave 4?

F I V E. Remove the 2 letters F and E from five and you have IV.

Turn me on my side and I am everything.
Cut me in half and I am nothing.
What am I?

The number 8. On it's side is infinity, cut the symbol in half, you get two zeros.

What do you get when you cross a fly, a car, and a dog?

A flying carpet.

What rock group has four men that don't sing?

Mount Rushmore.

Three people check into a hotel room. The bill is $30 so they each pay $10. After they go to the room, the hotel's cashier realizes that the bill should have only been $25. So he gives $5 to the bellhop and tells him to return the money to the guests. The bellhop notices that $5 can't be split evenly between the three guests, so he keeps $2 for himself and then gives the other $3 to the guests.
Now the guests, with their dollars back, have each paid $9 for a total of $27. And the bellhop has pocketed $2. So there is $27 + $2 = $29 accounted for. But the guests originally paid $30. What happened to the other dollar?

This riddle is just an example of misdirection. It is actually nonsensical to add $27 + $2, because the $27 that has been paid includes the $2 the bellhop made.
The correct math is to say that the guests paid $27, and the bellhop took $2, which, if given back to the guests, would bring them to their correct payment of $27 - $2 = $25.