"...Made my head hurt! -- Isaac Newton ...Doesn't bug me! -- Grace Hopper ...Rang my chimes! -- Alexander Graham Bell These innovative, witty, and utterly outrageous brainbusters engage reasoning power while honing problem-solving skills. Beginning with easier puzzles, then getting progressively harder, this tantalizing collection will increase brain power with each puzzle conquered. Also included is a special Solutions section that gives a detailed answer to each brainbuster."
From the Back Cover An archaeologist walking along the shore of the Mediterranean Sea finds an old Roman coin. On one side is the face of Julius Caesar and the date is 44 BC. On the other side is an olive tree. The archaeologist says, " The coin is counterfeit." How does she know? What is the probability that if you cut a straight stick at two arbitrary places, you can make a triangle with the three pieces? At Disney World a canal joining two lakes passes over a road on an aqueduct. When a boat goes across, does it increase the load on the aqueduct?