3.24.2009

Mind Burst

I just got distracted by this that someone placed on my desk: There are 7 girls in a bus. Each girl has 7 backpacks In each backpack, there are 7 big cats For every big cat there are 7 little cats There is no bus driver. How many legs are there on the bus? Answer in first comment.

27 comments:

Barry Green said...

10,990

Anonymous said...

Actually, there are no legs on the bus....a bus has four wheels.

Haven't you ever heard the song "The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round"?

Anonymous said...

10990--agreed!

M-M said...

Yea, I got it right.

Anonymous said...

It says that there are 7 girls IN a bus....not on....and there are wheels on a bus, not legs.

Anonymous said...

9:52 is right. The bus has no legs. It's a trick question/riddle.

Anonymous said...

Can you imagine the smell in the bus?

Anonymous said...

This is a funnier pic: http://www.blogcdn.com/www.switched.com/media/2009/03/funny-pictures-cat-wishes-you-had-kids.resized.jpg

Anonymous said...

So boring.

Danny said...

The "none, it's a riddle" answers are idiots, why is a grown man (BG) going to do a riddle I would tell my 4 year old. The ones who say it is a riddle also think toothpaste is overrated!

Chris said...

A bus has six wheels people, not four.

Chris

Anonymous said...

Danny- It is a trick question. Just because you don't understand it, you don't need to resort to name calling. Why does BG do any of the stuff he does? Do you really think that he'd get on here and give all the viewers of this blog a word problem from math? Do you really think that someone dropped that on his desk intending him to calculate it?

Get off your high horse.

Anonymous said...

Bus has no legs. Similar riddle to "as I was going to St. Ives, I met a man with seven wives...."

Anonymous said...

A high horse has four legs.

Bubear has 2, short, stubby legs.

Double Fake Mr. Obvious

Anonymous said...

i thought a riddle had somethin
to do with nantucket

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

2 legs on 7 girls... 14
4 legs on 343 big cats... 1372
4 legs on 2401 little cats... 9604

10990 legs RIDING on the bus, sans driver.

Pot's right... let move on.

Anonymous said...

1 girl x 2 legs = 2

7 big cats x 4 legs x 7 back packs= 196

7 little cats x 4 legs x 7 big cats x 7 backpacks = 1372

(2 + 196 + 1372) x 7 girls = 10,990

Anonymous said...

wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thats alot of pussycats on the bus

Anonymous said...

WHO CARES??? DID YOU SEE THE LEGS ON THE PICK-ME UP!!!!

Anonymous said...

A little known fact:

Contemplation of this riddle inspired Ian Fleming to come up with the character name "Pussy Galore".


Double Fake James Bond

Anonymous said...

Well some buses have 4 wheels...we know which ones don't we?

mzchief said...

Ahem....
People and the things they carry ride IN the bus/car/plane. There are NO legs "ON" the bus. Buses have wheels.
There are 10,990 legs IN the bus.

The question is a trick/riddle.

Anonymous said...

i have told kids "get on the bus" many times. I like the answer 10,990 more than 0

Mucho Sass said...

This kitten looks like it suffers from fetal alcohol syndrome.

Anonymous said...

Shut up mz blah blah

Anonymous said...

9:48, assuming then you would ask someone to get on your vehicle rather than in your vehicle. Doing or saying something incorrectly a thousand times doesn't make it right.

Anonymous said...

I always like this part of a post when a thread winds down and two complete loser battle indifferently for no apparent reason