Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The (z) Sound Rule and Spelling Words



·         The (z) sound in initial position = z (zipper)
·         The (z) sound in medial position = s (pansy)
·         The (z) sound in final position of a one-syllable base word after a short vowel = s (has)
·         The (z) sound in final position after everything else = se (nose)

1. zipper
2. zapping
3. president
4. resemble
5. husband
6. deserve
7. misery
8. museum
9. position
10. translate
11. present
12. oppose
13. exercise
14. compromise
15. advise
16. excuse
17. refuse
18. because
19. noise
20.
confuse

Monday, November 16, 2015

11 Famous Murder Riddles - How Many Can You Solve?


1. Iced Tea
Two girls ate dinner together. They both ordered iced tea.
One girl drank them very fast and had finished five in the time it took the other to drink just one.
The girl who drank one died while the other survived.
All of the drinks were poisoned.
How did the girl who drank the most survive?

2. Dinner Time
A woman shoots her husband, then holds him under water for five minutes.
A little while later, they both go out and enjoy a wonderful dinner together.
How can this be?

3. Cassette Tape
A man was found dead with a cassette recorder in one hand and a gun in the other.
When the police came in, they immediately pressed the play button on the cassette.
He said "I have nothing else to live for. I can't go on," then the sound of a gunshot.
After listening to the cassette tape, the police knew that it was not a suicide, but a homicide.
How did they know?

4. Numbers
A detective who was mere days away from cracking an international oil smuggling ring has suddenly gone missing.
While inspecting his last-known location, officers find a note: 710 57735 34 5508 51 7718. Currently there are 3 suspects: Bill, John, and Todd.
Can you break the detective's code and find the criminal's name? 

5. Rich People
A man is found murdered on a Sunday morning. His wife calls the police, who question the wife and the staff, and are given the following alibis:
the wife says she was sleeping, the butler was cleaning the closet, the gardener was picking vegetables, the maid was getting the mail, and the cook was preparing breakfast.
Immediately, the police arrest the murderer.
Who did it and how did the police know?

6. Baggy Suit
A crime has been committed at Freemont Street. The main suspect is a man named Sean Baker. It was said that a man had been walking along the pathway when he was suddenly shot in the stomach.
The suspect had brown hair, blue eyes and wore a baggy Armani suit just like Sean Baker's. Sean was asked to tell the story right from the beginning.
"Well," said Sean, I was just hanging around the park when I saw this man walking along the pathway. Suddenly, a guy came up from behind him and shot him! I ran home as fast as I could."
The policemen asked him to give a description of the murderer.
"He had a red mustache, red hair and a baggy Armani suit on."
"I think this man is telling a lie," said one of the policemen.
How did he know?

7. Rooms
A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms:
the first is full of raging fires; the second, assassins with loaded guns; and the third, lions who haven't eaten in years.
Which room is the safest?

8. Cars, Knives and Wives
A man murders his wife with a knife in their car. Nobody is around to see this.
He throws her out of the car being careful not to leave any fingerprints on her body.
Next he throws the knife off of a cliff into a gorge where it will never be found and he goes home.
An hour later the police call him and tell him that his wife has been murdered and he needs to come to the scene of the crime immediately.
As soon as he arrives, he is arrested.
How did they know he did it?

9. Coin Toss
A dead body is found at the bottom of a multistory building. Seeing the position of the body, it is evident that the person jumped from one of the floors, committing suicide.
A homicide detective is called to look after the case. He goes to the first floor and walks in the room facing the direction in which the body was found.
He opens the window in that direction and flips a coin towards the floor. Then he goes to the second floor and repeats the process. He keeps on doing this until he reaches the last floor. Then, when he climbs down he tells the team that it is a murder not suicide.
How did he come to know that it was a murder?

10. Funeral
A girl was attending her mother's funeral where she met a man.
She was very intrigued by the man and was interested in getting to know him.
As she was making her rounds she realized she had not gotten the man's name or number. Later, when she went to find him, he had already left.
A week later, she murdered her older brother to find the man.
Why?

11. Cottage Life
A wealthy man lives alone in a small cottage. Being partially handicapped, he had everything delivered to his cottage.
The mailman was delivering a letter one Thursday when he noticed that the front door was ajar. Through the opening he could see the man's body lying in a pool of dried blood.
When a police officer arrived he surveyed the scene. On the porch were two bottles of warm milk, Monday's newspaper, a catalog, flyers, and unopened mail.
The police officer suspects it was foul play.
Who does he suspect and why?