This puzzle is a simple test to see how easy a ROT13 part encrypted puzzle can be. Every other letter has been converted to ROT13 and the other letters are left as they were. But, you may ask, what is the puzzle - well, how many words are in this puzzle!
ROT13 replaces each character with the one 13 places away and is used as a simple encryption method on the Internet.
Hint: This question involves the months in some way.
This is the sequence of the length of the name of the month and the number of days in that month. For example, January has 7 letters and 31 days: 731. February has 8 letters and 28 days, etc. The next 3 digits are therefore 431 since July has 4 letters and 31 days.
Answer: 46: taken in pairs of numbers, square the first and reverse the digits, 8 * 8 = 64, = 46.
At the annual BrainBashers puzzle discussion conference, 20 people attended.
At the start of the conference, each person shook hands with every other person, how many handshakes took place in total?
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Hint: How many hands did the first person shake?
The first person shook hands with 19 others, the second had already shook hands with the first and therefore shook 18 hands, etc: 19+18+17+16+15+14+13+12+11+10+9+8+7+6+5+4+3+2+1 = 190.