How many 1^{st} class postage stamps could you fix to a
stick of rhubarb without any overlapping? If the value of
the stamps was equal to the value of the rhubarb, what
is the price of rhubarb per tonne?

How many revolutions of a rear tractor tyre will it take
to travel 40,000mm?

A fuel tanker is parked next to a swimming pool.
Would it take more time for a person to fill the tanker
with water from the swimming pool using a teaspoon
than it would to walk around the world?

How much longer will it take a hare running at full
speed to complete 1 circuit of the San Marino grand
prix track compared to an F1 car?

Devise a formula to calculate the depth of water in any
object left outside exposed to the weather.
Use the formula to calculate the depth of water in a size
8 wellington boot, left outside for 27 years 45 days.

A tap is left to drip for 147 years.
What is the smallest rectangular, straight sided
container that would hold all of the water and
still be shallow enough for a cow to walk through it?

How many tonnes of winter wheat
could a grain store measuring
22000mm X 10m X 500cm hold?

How many car tyres will you need to cover the top
of a silage clamp measuring 15m X 5 m
with no overlapping?

Estimate how long it will take a person driving
a tractor to travel from Norwich to Carlisle.

How many dozen eggs will a hen lay
in 3 years 4 months?

How many sausages can you produce from a
beef cow, assuming all edible meat is used?

How many tonnes of winter barley could you fit
into 13 rear tractor tyres?

What is the volume of air needed to provide 3 air
changes in a monopitch building measuring 2.5m X
3.6m
2.1m high at the front and 1.3m high at the rear?
How many party balloons would this inflate?

Would it be quicker to drive my fat lambs to market
from Halvergate marshes to Bury st Edmunds or take
them from Norwich to Brussels in a Eurofighter?

How many Swaledale ewes would it take to
counterbalance a tractor on a seesaw?

You drop a fully inflated football from the roof of a barn onto a concrete floor.
If the distance it bounces upwards is filled
with £20 notes,
precisely how long could you afford to stay
in a hotel charging £1234 per night?

A cow parachutes down into a 1 hectare field
and poo’s.
What is the probability of it dropping in a particular
1metre square?

How many Kg of cream would you get from 6 tonnes
of Jersey cow milk? How long would it take the cow
to produce this much?

12 tonnes of grain is stored in a 3.5m diameter
hopper and fills it. Is the hopper taller than a
Ford Mondeo stood upright?

If there was 215,000 litres of water in a ditch
40m long and 1.5m wide.
Would ducks be able to swim in it?

A 100 acre straight edged field has a
greater perimeter than 30 football pitches –
true or false?

On average 1 tonne of paper is made from 17 trees
and 1 piece of A4 paper weighs 5 grams.
So how many sentences of handwriting could you fit
on the paper from 23 trees?

2 inches of rain falls over a 7 ha field.
How many domestic hot water tanks
would that fill?

If the number of grams of dry matter in
25 Kg of silage were minutes,
Would it be longer than a Harry Potter film?

A mini rod racing car engine runs at 19,000 r.p.m.
If a Cuckoo clock rotated at the same speed,
how many Cuckoo sounds would you hear in
50 hours?

What is the stopping distance of a cow travelling
at 60 knots in wet conditions
if it behaves like a family car?
(This is a cow with big ears and a trunk!)

A trained person can reach a typing speed of
80 W.P.M. How long will it take them to type the
registration numbers of 1200 cars if all the numbers
are written as words?

How many ducks could you fit on a reservoir
measuring 30m X 93m allowing enough room for
them all to be holding a bunch of flowers
in their beaks?

The tyres of an adults bicycle are stuffed with cotton
wool. Would the total weight of this stuffing for 144
bicycles weigh more than 26 copies of
Farmers Weekly?

Cine film runs at 30 frames per second.
If each frame was taken using a shutter speed
of 1/125^{th} second,
how far could a tortoise travel in the total time
the shutter is open when shooting a 90min film

How many strawberries would it take to make enough
jam to fill the estimated 5000 hollow spines on a
hedgehog?
(hint – 4pints of fruit makes about 4.5lbs of jam)

You make a panorama photograph from pictures
on your phone.
If you fill an 8Gb card with pictures ,
what length of wood do you need to frame the
panorama?

A washing line is stretched from Norwich to New York.
How many crows could stand on it if 7%
had their wings outstretched?

You want to keep the shavings from sharpening
1million normal pencils.
How many supermarket bags for life do you need?

A seagull is hopping along the road holding an ice lolly
in it’s beak. How far will it get before all of the lolly is
melted?

It takes 78 bunches of grapes to make 750ml of wine.
How many individual grapes would you need to make
enough wine to fill a dumper truck?

A bluray disc rolls on its edge down an avenue
lined with houses on both sides. How many revolutions
will it take if the disc travels
from house number 13 to house number 178?

You have special permission to print money
on an A4 printer. How long will it take to print enough money
to fill a lighthouse? What % of a city would that amount buy?

The construction of Spaghetti Junction on the M6 took
134 000 M^{3} of concrete. How many tins of spaghetti
hoops would this much fill?
Would the sauce In this many tins fill a swimming pool?

A computer screen needs to show the entire lyrics
of a song on a single line. What size would the screen
need to be measuring from bottom left to top right?

How many Christmas geese could you cover with the
down from 275 king sized duvets?

A guinea pig trundles down to the shops in its
exercise wheel.
How many revolutions per year would you have to
maintain on a bicycle to maintain the same speed?

An ant climbs to the top of a telegraph pole and
dives off into a ball pool.
How high up would a sheep have to
be if it was to dive off from
the same proportional height?

A lady rides her bicycle down the street at a
constant speed. If sunflower seeds were falling
through the front basket onto a seedbed and
80% germinated, how many seed heads
would there be for my chickens?

It takes 100 tomatoes to make 5 standard bottles of
ketchup. How many tomatoes would you need to make
sufficient ketchup to fill the
127 mile long Leeds – Liverpool canal?

Show mathematically how much grass a dairy cow can eat.

A rat runs up a vertical drainpipe and keeps going for
90 days nonstop.
If that distance of the pipe were filled with water.
How many domestic baths could you fill?

The walls of a 2 storey house are insulated using
cauliflowers. If these were used to make cauliflower
cheese. How big would the pot need to be to make all
of the cheese sauce required in a single batch?

A woodpecker can pound its beak against wood
at 20 times per second.
What is the total distance the beak will travel in
3 days continuous pecking?

A hamster jumps on a suitably sized pogo stick and
bounces continuously for 99 years.
Would the total distance travelled be greater than
99 trips up the Eiffel Tower?

4 people row a Thames rowing skiff from
Norwich to London.
If the number of strokes taken for the journey
were lettuces, how many rabbits could you feed
for 7 days?

How many chickens could you house in a
bus shelter and keep within the
welfare guidelines for floor space allowance?
