For Your Next Party
1) Can you figure out these well known proverbs?
A) A rotating fragment of mineral collects no bryophytic plants.
B) Under no circumstances compute the number of your
barnyard fowl previous to their incubation.
C) A feathered biped in the terminal part of the arm
equals in value a pair of feathered bipeds in densely
D) Everything is legitimate in matters pertaining to ardent
affection and armed conflict between nations.
2) I know a thousand faces,
and count the tailed heads,
feasting bright upon the eyes,
of many who have died.
wielding well a mighty power,
who hath but humble stature.
Masses fall upon their knees,
to scare behold my only side!
3) When I'm used, I'm useless,
once offered, soon rejected.
In desperation oft expressed,
the intended not protected.
What am I?
4) Half-way up the hill, I see thee at last
Lying beneath me with thy sounds and sights --
A city in the twilight, dim and vast,
With smoking roofs, soft bells, and gleaming lights.
5) If you have it you want to share it. If you share it you won't
have it. What is it?
6) Can you unscramble the names of the dinosaurs in Part 1
and match them with their facts in Part 2?
a. Plant eater from the Triassic Period.
b. Meat eater from the Triassic Period.
c. Plant eater from the Cretaceous Period.
d. Meat eater from the Cretaceous Period.
e. Plant eater from the Jurassic Period.
f. Meat eater form the Jurassic Period.
7) If Gary lives in Budapest, and Stan lives in Kabul, where
does Mark live?
HINT: What countries are the cities in?
ANSWERS TO RIDDLES:
1) A) A rolling stone gathers no moss.
B) Never count your chickens before they are hatched.
C) A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
D) All's fair in love and war.
2) A COIN
3) A BAD EXCUSE OR ALIBI
4) The past, Longfellow
5) A secret.
6) a. Plateosaurus: Plant eater from the Triassic Period.
b. Eoraptor: Meat eater from the Triassic Period.
c. Ankylosaurus: Plant eater from the Cretaceous Period.
d. Albertosaurus: Meat eater from the Cretaceous Period.
e. Barosaurus: Plant eater from the Jurassic Period.
f. Compsognathus: Meat eater form the Jurassic Period.
Each person's name is the end of the name of the country
in whose capital city they live.