Cheryl Is a Good Logic Puzzle Maker and a Bad Friend

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cheryl's birthday logic problem
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Via NY Times:

Originally, Mr. Kong said this was a problem inflicted on fifth-graders, leading to hand-wringing that Singapore children were way better at math than everyone else in the world and worries that Singapore children were being mentally abused with convoluted logic at a young age.

It turned out the problem actually came from a math olympiad test for math-savvy high school-age students.

If you're having trouble here's the answer.

And here's the post that started it all.

How Does Science Look at Individual Atoms

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Right in the Full Credit!

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Pufferfish Make Underwater Crop Circles

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Turns out it wasn't the doing of aliens who'd overshot a Nebraska cornfield or out-of-work art students with scuba gear. No, it was a masterwork by an amorous and talented male Takifugu rubripes, the poisonous pufferfish eaten by only the bravest sushi connoisseurs. Yoji found a series of small male fish working tirelessly, day in and night out, to craft these mate-attracting marvels using a single fin.

Prank of the Day: Senior at Santa Barbara High School Hire Mariachi Band to Follow Around Their Principal

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Southern California seniors hired a mariachi band to follow principal John Becchio around school for an hour. From when Becchio walked into his office at 7:30 a.m., four musicians trailed him around the hallways, drawing smiles from students and faculty.

Treat the Library As You Would Your Home

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Make Your Own Halloween Slime!

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