To mention that a wonderful teacher of mine has given me a perfect score on a test we have yet to take, nor will I be there to take it.
If I was a religious person, I would light a candle for this Good Samaritan. Now I have an A in APUSH
I’m off treatment for now. I get to sleep in my own bed and find everything my sister took out of my room while I was gone.
But my mom wasn’t
A group of people with assorted eye colors live on an island. They are all perfect logicians — if a conclusion can be logically deduced, they will do it instantly. No one knows the color of their eyes. Every night at midnight, a ferry stops at the island. Any islanders who have figured out the color of their own eyes then leave the island, and the rest stay. Everyone can see everyone else at all times and keeps a count of the number of people they see with each eye color (excluding themselves), but they cannot otherwise communicate. Everyone on the island knows all the rules in this paragraph.
On this island there are 100 blue-eyed people, 100 brown-eyed people, and the Guru (she happens to have green eyes). So any given blue-eyed person can see 100 people with brown eyes and 99 people with blue eyes (and one with green), but that does not tell him his own eye color; as far as he knows the totals could be 101 brown and 99 blue. Or 100 brown, 99 blue, and he could have red eyes.
The Guru is allowed to speak once (let’s say at noon), on one day in all their endless years on the island. Standing before the islanders, she says the following:
“I can see someone who has blue eyes.”
Who leaves the island, and on what night?
There are no mirrors or reflecting surfaces, nothing dumb. It is not a trick question, and the answer is logical. It doesn’t depend on tricky wording or anyone lying or guessing, and it doesn’t involve people doing something silly like creating a sign language or doing genetics. The Guru is not making eye contact with anyone in particular; she’s simply saying “I count at least one blue-eyed person on this island who isn’t me.”
And lastly, the answer is not “no one leaves.”
This problem was called the hardest logic puzzle ever when I found it. And not counting looking at the answer afterward- I got the answer, in short, correct, but I can’t explain why I think this is the answer, which is kinda a shitty way to be in logic.
Can anyone explain it?
The broadcast team from DoSomething.org (in ten words: online group tries to motivate teens to not be shitheads) spammed the whole world by accident and it turns out they have a lot of anti-Semitic members they never knew about.
Which makes sense, because how else would you have found out?
January 4th to be clear, the earth and moon were recorded to be the smallest distance apart in the century (1912- the 20th century).
I sincerely hope no one’s life will ever be so boring that this fact will be of any interest. Yes, I have no life. Yes, I can’t wait to go back to school.