By Henry E. Dudeney, Martin Gardner
Генри Эрнест Дьюдени (10 апреля 1857 - 23 апреля 1930) был английский писатель и математик, который специализировался на логических головоломках и математических играх.
Трудно в наше время найти хоть одну книгу по занимательной математике, в которой (часто без указания авторства) не нашлось бы нескольких блестящих математических задач, рожденных его неисчерпаемой фантазией.
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FRENCH 58 58 FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD It is easier to drink two glasses than excuse yourself from one. POLISH Rest after a meal, even if your parents are dead. JAPANESE Lower the sword and raise the glass. POLISH 59 PECULIAR PROVERBS One does an old man no wrong when one steals his supper. GERMAN When the food tastes best, stop eating. SLOVAKIAN 60 THE TRUTH – AND NOTHING BUT… According to many of the following, honesty is not always the best policy. 61 61 PECULIAR PROVERBS Tell the truth and try to escape.
GERMAN Better a lie that heals than a truth that wounds. BOHEMIAN 64 THE TRUTH – AND NOTHING BUT... You cannot handle honey without licking your fingers. SLOVENIAN Lying a little and stealing a little will get you nicely through the world. ESTONIAN There is no stranger who isn’t well born, nor old man who wasn’t brave. SPANISH God, what things a man sees when he goes out without a gun!
RUSSIAN He’s like a bagpipe – he never makes a noise till his belly’s full. IRISH There is no God like the throat, it accepts offerings every day. YORUBA (WEST AFRICA) 53 PECULIAR PROVERBS You cannot drink water, it is not vodka. RUSSIAN Cabbage cooked twice is death. GREEK Whoever is king, tea is queen. IRISH He who is not tipsy on Sunday is not worth shaking hands with on Monday. ALBANIAN 54 FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD When they tell you you are drunk, hold by the wall and go on. GREEK Eat leeks in March, garlic in May: all the rest of the year the doctors may play.
536 puzzles & curious problems by Henry E. Dudeney, Martin Gardner