You're a pirate captain and your crew is about to divvy up the gold you've plundered. They are waiting for your wisdom on the subject.
However, if less than half the pirate crew agree with your division of the gold, they will make you "walk the plank".
How would you divvy up the gold in a way that will keep you alive and with your pockets full of gold?
(The 'Google Riddles' are interview questions those who wish to get hired were asked).
Share the gold with only 51% of the pirates. The other 49% will want to kill you but who cares - they're the minority! This way you'll get the max amount of gold with the majority of pirates voting to keep you alive.
I come in many shades: red, pink, yellow, orange, or white; but I'm not a crayon.
I'm fragrant, but I'm not perfume.
People put me in water, but I'm not dirty laundry.
I have a stem, but I'm not a wine glass.
People gift me on Valentine's day, but I'm not a stuffed animal.
What am I?
A group of campers have been on vacation so long, that they've forgotten the day of the week. The following conversation takes place.
Darryl: What's the day? I don't think it is Thursday, Friday or Saturday.
Tracy: Well that doesn't narrow it down much. Yesterday was Sunday.
Melissa: Yesterday wasn't Sunday, tomorrow is Sunday.
Ben: The day after tomorrow is Saturday.
Adrienne: The day before yesterday was Thursday.
Susie: Tomorrow is Saturday.
David: I know that the day after tomorrow is not Friday.
If only one person's statement is true, what day of the week is it?
It is Wednesday. If it was any other day of the week, more than one statement would be true.
To solve the riddle, evaluate each person's statement and write down what day it could be according to the statement.
David's statement indicates it could be any day of the week except for Wednesday. When you list the days that it could be according to everyone's statement, it turns out Wednesday is the day mentioned only one time.
Darryl: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday
Susie: Friday David: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday