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Which country …

… has this associated with it? [Five separate countries]:

1. For one day in 1943, the capital city designated a hospital room to be “extraterritorial” (international) ground so a Dutch princess could be born a full Dutch citizen.

2. It’s an archipelago made up of over 100 islands, some of which are not even inhabited but the inhabited ones have 14 Nobel Laureates altogether.

3. The hornero has been the national bird since 1928.

4. At an altitude of 2,444 meters, there’s a cricket ground which is the highest in the world. It was built in 1893 and is a part of a military school.

5. With the economy on the edge of going under and unemployment is running at about 80%, nevertheless it has a literacy rate of about 90%.…

The 1000 lockers

A high school has a strange principal. On the first day, he has his students perform an odd opening day ceremony:

There are one thousand lockers and one thousand students in the school. The principal asks the first student to go to every locker and open it.

Then he has the second student go to every second locker and close it.

The third goes to every third locker and, if it is closed, he opens it, and if it is open, he closes it.

The fourth student does this to every fourth locker, and so on.

After the process is completed with the thousandth student, how many lockers are open?…

Who said it?

Sorry, just ran out of time finding a logic quiz. Let’d do this one this evening. They’re modern quotes.

I’ll give hints.

1. Anne Boleyn is an intriguing character. She seems to appeal to modern-day women in a very potent way. Because she was such an independently opinionated and spirited young woman, which at the time was unheard of.

It almost gives it away and yes, she’s an actress, born 1982.…

Today’s puzzle

There is a common English word that is nine letters long. Each time you remove a letter from it, it still remains an English word – from nine letters right down to a single letter. What is the original word, and what are the words that it becomes after removing one letter at a time?…