A man applied for a job in an office. When he arrived at the busy noisy office he was told by an attendant to fill out a form and then wait until he was called. He finished filling out the form and then waited with four other men who had arrived earlier. A few minutes later he was called to the inner office and was given the job. The other candidates were angry but the manager gave them a good reason why the man had been given the job. What was the reason?
Answer: This happened in the 1800s. The man applied for a telegraph operator. Among the background noises was a Morse code saying 'if you understand then walk into the inner office.' It was a test of their alertness and skill. He was the only one who passed.
I am mother and father but never birth or nurse. I'm rarely still but I never wander. What am I?
Answer: A newspaper: It's white with black printing and read when used.
Grandma has an old-fashioned refrigerator with a very small freezer compartment which can hold up to seven ice cube trays stacked, but there are no shelves to separate the trays. You have fifteen trays each of which can make a dozen cubes but if you stand one tray on top of another before it's frozen it will sink into the lower tray and you won't get full cubes from the lower tray. Without using anything but water and the ice cube trays what is the fastest way to make full ice cubes in seven trays?
Answer: This can be accomplished by using frozen cubes as spacers to hold the trays apart. In the time it takes to freeze two trays, seven trays of ice can be frozen. Fill one tray, freeze it and remove the cubes. Place two cubes in the opposite corners of six trays, and fill the rest with water. Freeze all six trays, plus the seventh tray which is on top.
What starts with 'P' ends with 'E' and has many letters?