Puzzle 393

James said that he was born on February 29, 1900.
What birthday did he celebrate in the year 2000?

[Ref: ZNAL]
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Hint: Was 1900 a leap year?

Answer:
James was lying, 1900 was not a leap year.

Puzzle 394

I started a journey to my Aunt's yesterday with a full tank of gasoline, 10 gallons, but at that exact moment my gasoline tank sprang a leak.
I managed to drive 50 miles, exactly one hour, before coming to a complete stop with an empty tank.
I know that the car manages 25 miles per gallon.
How quickly was I losing gasoline?

[Ref: ZRNJ] © Kevin Stone
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Hint: How many gallons did the journey use?

Answer: 8 gallons an hour.
Since I was travelled 50 miles in the one hour, this must have used 2 gallons (at 25 miles per gallon).
So I must have lost the other 8 gallons through the hole.

Puzzle 395

Can you tell what this rebus is?

SCHEME
SCHEME SCHEME
SCHEME SCHEME SCHEME
SCHEME SCHEME SCHEME SCHEME
SCHEME SCHEME SCHEME SCHEME SCHEME
SCHEME SCHEME SCHEME SCHEME SCHEME SCHEME

[Ref: ZSFS]
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Puzzle 396

During the recent BrainBashers cipher convention, a binary code contest took place.
The contest consisted of a binary code transmission where the spaces between the letters were missing and there was no punctuation.
Each letter of the alphabet was translated into its binary equivalent based on its position in the alphabet:
a=1, b=10, c=11, d=100, e=101, f=110, g=111, h=1000, i=1001, j=1010, k=1011, l=1100, m=1101, n=1110, o=1111, p=10000, q=10001, r=10010, s=10011, t=10100, u=10101, v=10110, w=10111, x=11000, y=11001, z=11010.
What is the answer to the question being asked?

110011101001000100110011100110011110110
101100101100110010011101101001111010111
001010010000101011101011010110010110011
010010001111101011111000101001001101001
011111111010111001001000101110010000100
111010011100111011101100110011100111011
000011001011000110101101100111010010011
111111010111100011010010011001111111110
101100001100101011001111111110101

[Ref: ZYMX] © Kevin Stone
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Hint: The first words are: As this is.

Answer: 2.
"As this is a very difficult puzzle, I thought it would help if I asked a simple question: What is one plus one?"