Test Your Smarts by Solving the Missing Dollar Riddle

August 25, 2015 12:06 pm

If you like challenging, mathematical puzzles, the Missing Dollar Riddle is for you. Using real life scenarios to test your reasoning skills, this fun puzzle may take you a while to work out. Grab a pen and paper and try to solve this tricky riddle!

The Missing Dollar Riddle begins when three guests check into a hotel room. The bill is $30, so each person pays $10. Later, the hotel clerk realizes that the bill should have only been $25, so he instructs the bellhop to return $5 to the guests. The bellhop realizes that he can’t split $5 between three people, so he sneakily decides to give each guest $1 and to keep the extra $2 for himself. Now the guests each paid $9, totaling $27. The bellhop has $2, which equals only $29, not the $30 they originally paid.

What happened to the extra $1? To see how your answer stacks up (or to check the solution if you’ve given up!), check out the correct answer here.

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Creative Uses for Paper Towel and Toilet Paper Tubes

August 18, 2015 1:15 pm

Instead of throwing away those empty paper towel tubes and toilet paper rolls, you might want to keep them around. There are a number of fun projects that you can create using these cardboard tubes, and best of all, they even help to keep them out of the landfill!

  • Cut a toilet paper roll in half and use it to plant seedlings. Simply fill the roll with soil, cover one end with plastic wrap, and plant your seedlings. When it’s time to transplant, you can bury the whole thing.
  • If you’re an avid crafter, use a toilet paper roll to store tangled string by cutting a notch into one end of the roll, slipping the string through and winding it up inside. Cut another notch into the other end to keep the whole thing in place.
  • Prevent creases in your pants from the clothes hanger by cutting a paper towel tube in half lengthwise and sliding it over the length of the hanger. The next time you hang your pants, the tube will help minimize creasing.
  • Make cute (and cheap) napkin rings for your next get-together by cutting a toilet paper roll into smaller rings and covering them with leftover fabric scraps.

18 Incredible Uses for Cardboard Tubes [Reader’s Digest]
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15 Surprising Uses for Toilet Paper Tubes [Care2]

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Hamiltons’ at First and Main: Where Fresh, Local Seafood Steals the Spotlight

August 11, 2015 12:42 pm

Sharondale Mushroom Farm. Manakintowne Specialty Growers. Rag Mountain Trout. These are just a handful of the local farmers and purveyors who contribute to the classic American cuisine at Hamiltons' at First and Main. Peppertree Spices, Gearhearts Fine Chocolates, and Potomac River Oysters add their bounty to the menu, too. Without any of these Charlottesville-area producers, the seafood, steak, and other eats at Hamiltons' wouldn't be as fresh and impressive.

If you're a fan of seafood, try the pan-roasted jumbo lump crabcakes. They come highly recommended by regulars, who can't seem to get enough of the tender crabmeat, feta-couscous salad, snap peas, and salad of mint, carrots, and radish—all with tzatziki on the side. The grits that accompany the Carolina jumbo shrimp earn rave reviews, too. If you don't do meat, however, Hamiltons' still has an option for you: the vegetarian blue plate special. It's just as popular as the other dishes, but sans the seafood.

Hamiltons' at First and Main
101 W. Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 295-6649

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