5 Art Cashin Brain Teasers That Will Drive You Bananas

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Art Cashin, UBS Financial Services’ director of floor operations at the NYSE, is known for his daily newsletter Cashin’s CommentsIn his must-read newsletter he never forgets to include a fun piece of trivia at the end.

The questions are usually logic, maths or history related. 

We think they’re a ton of fun, but it can get frustrating since he doesn’t release the answer until the following day. 

We’ve compiled his latest trivia questions and will kick things off with last Friday’s question.

The answer is posted on each subsequent slide. Good luck! 

Last Friday's Question

Get the number of that car! - A few years back Parade Magazine ran a contest on zany licence plates. Here are some of the winners. Can you translate?







Source: Cashin's Comments

Last Friday's Answer

IRIGHTI = Right between the eyes

RUD14ME? = Are you the one for me?

XQQSME = Excuse me

AXN28D+ = Accentuate the positive

H2OUUP2 = What are you up to

IM12XL = I'm one to excel

Source: Cashin's Comments

Monday's Question

'She loves me; She loves me not!' - pluck one letter from each word and use the remaining letters to spell the name of a flower. A) Stared; B) Openly; C) Snappy; D) Store; E) Dismay

Source: Cashin's Comments

Monday's Answer

Answer to 'She loves me; she loves me not!' - The anagrammed Flora were: A) Aster; B) Peony; C) Pansy; D) Rose; E) Daisy.

Source: Cashin's Comments

Tuesday's Question

Can you fill in for me? Find the word or series of letters that would complete the first word and begin the second word. (Example: Bor__ __ __ive becomes 'DER' giving 'Border' and Derive'). A) Fire__ __ __ __ways B) Foot__ __ __ __son C) Door__ __ __stone D) Cur__ __ __ __ted

Source: Cashin's Comments

Tuesday's Answer

Answer - A) Fireside; Sideways; B) Footstep; Stepson; C) Doorkey; Keystone; D) Curtain; Tainted

Source: Cashin's Comments

Wednesday's Question

Today's Question - (For Med School dropouts) - 'Thigh bone connected....' There is one bone in the human body not connected to any other bone - where is it?

Source: Cashin's Comments

Wednesday's Answer

The only 'standalone' bone in your body is the Hyoid Bone which sits in your neck and its job is to support your tongue.

Source: Cashin's Comments

Thursday's Question

Death Valley Days - Folklore tells of Bigfoot Pete who discovered a vein of gold on the edge of the desert. Fearing that others might jump his claim, he knew he had to rush across the desert to the assay/claim office. The route was six days walk across the desert. Pete had no animals to help him but the local natives offered to help. The trouble was that no one (including Pete) could carry more than four days food and water. Can the trip be made - and how many helpers would Pete need? (No cannibal solutions - please!!)

Source: Cashin's Comments

Thursday's Answer

Death Valley Days - Day 1: Pete & 2 helpers set with 4 days provisions. Day 2: 1 helper heads back taking the 1 days food he needs. The 2 days food he leaves gives Pete and pal each 4 days of provisions. Day 3: 2nd helper heads back with 2 days food he needs, leaving 2 for Pete. Thus, Pete has 4 days food - enough to complete the journey.

Source: Cashin's Comments

Friday's Question

Winkin, Blinkin and Nod had a total of 60 silver dollars to buy a pig. The pig cost $72. They asked Barnaby for a loan. He agreed only if they could guess how many silver dollars he had. His hint - I have 3 fewer than the average if we took all our coins and divided them equally. How many did he have?

Source: Cashin's Comments

You'll have to check back next week for the answer.

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