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Quick question: What is the LHC, and what happened there on July 4, 2012? (no it's not Independence Day)
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This is just a thought experiment: what would you reply if I asked you this question: Are you a pinecone?
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0%
Yes
45%
No
9%
9%
I don't care
36%
OK BYE
Fact of the day:  The Bismarck of the Kriegsmarine (German navy) in WWII was actually sunk by Fairey Swordfish torpedo bombers.

(btw, Bismarck is the capital of North Dakota)
Here's a fairly easy puzzle from My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles, Question 21: The Colliding Missiles:

"Two missiles, starting 1,317 miles apart, speed directly toward each other, one at 9,000 mph and the other at 21,000 mph. WITHOUT using pencil and paper, calculate how far apart they are one minute before they collide." Show your answer in mph.
This is a question from My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles, Question 64: Big Cross-Out Swindle:

Cross out nine different letters in a way that the remaining letters spell out a single word:

N A I S N I E N L G E L T E T W E O R R S D
Here is a question from the book "My Best Mathematical and Logical Puzzles" #49, Time the Toast:

"Consider the preparation of three slices of hot buttered toast.  The toaster is the old-fashioned type, with hinged doors on its two sides.  It holds two pieces of bread at once but toasts each of them on one side only.  To toast both sides it is necessary to open both doors and reverse the slices.  It takes three seconds to put a slice of bread in the toaster, three seconds to take it out and three seconds to reverse a slice without removing it.  Both hands are required for each of these operations, which means that is not possible to put in, take out, or turn two slices simultaneously.  Nor it is possible to butter a slice while another slice is being put in the toaster, turned or taken out.  The toasting time for one side of a piece of bread is thirty seconds.  It takes twelve seconds to butter a slice.  Each side is buttered on one side only.  No side may be buttered until it has been toasted.  A slice toasted and buttered on one side may be returned to the toaster for toasting on its other side.  The toaster is warmed up at the start.  In how short a time can three slices of bread be toasted on both sides and buttered?"