Weekly Brain Teaser! (4/1/14)

Here we are–the fourth quarter. Another school year is almost gone. Keyword: Almost.

Birbal the Wise – II

Emperor Akbar once ruled over India. He was a wise and intelligent ruler, and he had in his court the Nine Gems, his nine advisors, who were each known for a particular skill. One of these Gems was Birbal, known for his wit and wisdom. The story below is one of the examples of his wit. Do you have it in you to find out the answer?

Once Emperor Akbar was sitting in his royal garden enjoying the morning breeze and looked up to the sky. On seeing crows flying above, he suddenly posed a question to Birbal, ‘Birbal, how many crows are there in my kingdom?’

Without missing a heartbeat, Birbal replied ’64,532, Sire.’

Akbar, surprised at this said, ‘Are you absolutely sure?’

Birbal said ‘Of course I am, you could get them counted if you wish!’

How could Birbal be so sure?

Like most other brain teasers I post, this one is from braingle.com. Come back next week for the answer!

Last week’s answer

The rich man had already removed all the money and items from his wallet before he made the bet. Therefore, when he gave the scammer all the money in his wallet, it totaled $0!


Due to the massive amount of snow days that we’ve had for this winter, Elyria City Schools will be open on June 9 and March 31 for school. The two days were previously teacher in-service days, but are now part of the schools plan to keep from adding on days to the end of the year.

This winter’s been absolutely terrible, and we can only hope that seldom any snow is going to come past this point in time.

Mr. Secaur AKA Killa-gram

Written by: Jessica Gogan


A word that comes to mind when you think of the men in your textbooks.  But, you don’t have to be an old man to truly be brilliant. A good example of this has been displayed for many years at Elyria High School. Jeremy Secaur is a teacher at the school for the Honors and AP physics classrooms. Continue reading