# What is most Unusual in Paragraph?

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"Gatsby was walking back from a visit down in Branton Hill's manufacturing district on a Saturday night. A busy day's traffic had had its noisy run; and with not many folks in sight, His Honor got along without having to stop to grasp a hand, or talk; for a mayor out of City Hall is a shining mark for any politician. And so, coming to Broadway, a booming bass drum and sounds of singing, told of a small Salvation Army unit carrying on amidst Broadway's night shopping crowds. Gatsby, walking towards that group, saw a young girl, back toward him, just finishing a long, soulful oration ... "

posted May 18

## 1 Solution

There's no letter E anywhere.

solution May 19 by anonymous

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This is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious as to just how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. It looks so ordinary and plain that you would think nothing was wrong with it. In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is highly unusual though. Study it and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit, you might find out. Try to do so without any coaching.

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Examine each of the five sentences below. What is unusual about them? They all display a special property that shouldn't be too difficult to spot.
a. Sums are not set as a test on Erasmus
b. Stella won no wallets
c. Eva, can I stab live, evil bats in a cave?
d. I maim nine men in Miami
e. Marge lets Norah see Sharon's telegram

There are 8 numbers spelled out as words in the paragraph below but they are hidden within one or more words.

As an example the word eight could be hidden inside one word, height or between 2 words, like this;

We will ride in a sleigh tonight.

Now find the 8 hidden number words in the paragraph below;

Where has the fat worm gone? He was wriggling away from

my reel even before I had the hook on it! If I’ve lost him, I’ll be

sorry. This evening I came prepared with reel, line and bait hoping

to catch plenty of fish. It’s not often that a worm of ours gets away!

With reel bait in hand, I know I can catch

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Find 17 creatures in this paragraph.

Kneel in the kayak grasping the boat, but don't wrench the bullion or scowl at the chart. Behind the taped and sealed planter is a benevolent collier. The foxglove is in the bath.