Martin’s champagne brain teaser



  • marfy
    marfy Forumite Posts: 42
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    Please can we have another clue, assuming none of the previous answers are right?
  • BelleVueShrew
    BelleVueShrew Forumite Posts: 1 Newbie
    The answer is 118

    It is the next in the sequence of Sky HD channels (ITV2)
  • marfy
    marfy Forumite Posts: 42
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    Is it anything to do with the Consumer Handbook on Adjustable Rate Mortgages?
  • Serendlws
    Serendlws Forumite Posts: 1,644
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    Agree with BelleVueShrew... it's 118 as it's next HD channel. Well done
  • rosepink
    rosepink Forumite Posts: 33
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    I think it is 129 because that dish does not come with fried rice!
  • marfy
    marfy Forumite Posts: 42
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    Serendlws wrote: »
    Agree with BelleVueShrew... it's 118 as it's next HD channel. Well done

    I looked at Sky's HD channel list and some of the numbers from the sequence are not there... or maybe I'm just being a numpty:(
  • bangersnmash
    bangersnmash Posts: 9,719 Forumite
    edited 20 June 2012 at 8:09PM
    andykn wrote: »
    I was looking at that earlier and now know much more about elementary particles than I did yesterday.

    But I don't have the answer.

    Oh, right, quark, strangeness and charm and all that good stuff.

    Normally it's something obvious, or simple, something staring you right in the face. So that you go, oh yes, good one, got me. Well done. If it's just completely unheard of then you just go oh yeah, clever clogs, smarty pants, how on earth do you expect anyone to get that.

    So maybe if I start reading it up again it might come to me...bit obscure though, quantum physics, isn't it. If you're going that obscure then, well, alright, is there a sequence like that that applies. Yup, periodic table, maybe. Is that two of the heavy theoretical ones missed out...aha, yes Einstein, might be onto something with that, I'm going to look at the periodic table again now...

    117 and 118 are Uus and Uuo and are the last two. So that sort of slightly fits. A bit. Maybe. Or 119 for the next one, one of the theoretical ones that hasn't quite been pinned down yet :

    "As of 2012, the periodic table contains 118 confirmed chemical elements. Of these elements, 114 have been recognized by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) and 112 have been officially named. 98 of these occur naturally, of which 84 are primordial. The other 14 elements only occur in decay chains of primordial elements.[17] All elements from einsteinium to copernicium, while not occurring naturally in the universe, have been officially recognized by the IUPAC as being synthesized, while elements 113 to 118 have reportedly been synthesized in laboratories and are currently known only by their systematic element names, based off their atomic numbers.[24] No element heavier than einsteinium (element 99) has ever been observed in macroscopic quantities in its pure form.[25] No elements past 118 have been synthesized as of 2012.[26]"

    Not particularly charming though, are they.

    Edit : Charming. Charmed, I’m sure. As they say. Fancy a bit of this while we’re at it :

    (symbol C) is a flavour quantum number representing the difference between the number of charm quarks (c) and charm antiquarks (c) that are present in a particle:

    In particle physics, flavour or flavor is a quantum number of elementary particles. In quantum chromodynamics, flavour is a global symmetry. In the electroweak theory, on the other hand, this symmetry is broken, and flavour changing processes exist, such as quark decay or neutrino oscillations.

    Quantum numbers
    describe values of conserved quantities in the dynamics of the quantum system. Perhaps the most peculiar aspect of quantum mechanics is the quantization of observable quantities, since quantum numbers are discrete sets of integers or half-integers. This is distinguished from classical mechanics where the values can range continuously. Quantum numbers often describe specifically the energies of electrons in atoms, but other possibilities include angular momentum, spin etc. Any quantum system can have one or more quantum numbers; it is thus difficult to list all possible quantum numbers.[1]

    There’s lots of interesting stuff there but nothing that looks to me like it might relate to this. Oh well.

    No, I will not be investing £200k in your new business, Martin, I’m out.

    No, it's right in front of my nose. But it's too close to see. So simple that I'm too complicated to be able to see it.
  • oneofmany
    oneofmany Forumite Posts: 1 Newbie
    Answer 115
    106 adds up to 7
    107 = 8
    109 = 10
    111 = 3
    112 =4
    113 =5
    114 = 6
    115 = 7
  • Country_Boy
    Country_Boy Forumite Posts: 2 Newbie
    The answer is 116, as the sequence misses out numbers divisible by 5.
    eg 110 and 115
    Moving on it would be.................
    126 etc
  • SnowMan
    SnowMan Forumite Posts: 3,296
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    Given the football was on yesterday was wondering if there could be a connection there, for example the most capped Ukrainian footballers of all time in increasing order but didn't lead me anywhere :(

    Thought it might be the oldest registered forumites although hard to believe there is someone 115 years old posting :eek:
    I came, I saw, I melted
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