Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Brain Teaser for 5/25/2016

"We were born on the same day of the same year," said Betsy.
"And we have the same mother and father," said Patsy.
"But we're not twins," said Betsy.
Can you explain?

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Brain Teaser for 5/24/2016

Naturally, 7 beats six by 1.
And, of course, 700 beats 600.
Why then, does 71 not beat 67?

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Brain Teaser for 5/23/2016

Two Quick Ones...

1. Which is more, seconds in 100 hours or inches in 100 yards?

2. Complete the series by adding the next number:

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Brain Teaser for 5/22/2016

1. You have two pencils, a good one and a cheap one. The good one costs $1.00 more than the cheap one. You spend $1.10 for both. How much did the cheap one cost?

2. How much dirt is in a hole that is 3 ft. deep, and 6 inches in diameter?

Brain Teaser for 5/21/2016

1. My brother started out from Boston, and I started out from New York, to meet in New Haven for lunch. When we met in New Haven, which of us was farther from Boston?

2. If you have only one match and you walked into a room where there was an oil burner, a kerosene lamp, and a wood burning stove, which one would you light first?

Brain Teaser for 5/20/2016

My first can be found, in a TREE, but not on the GROUND.
My second not PERMITTED, but certainly ALLOWED.
My third is in GREY, if it is spelled the English way.
My forth is in PEA, but not in NUT.
Fifth is in HOUSES, also in HUTS.
SIXTH always in DAY but never night.
My last is in STICKY, but not in BUN
My whole very large it weighs a ton.

Brain Teaser for 5/19/2016

There was a guy who had a Fox, a Chicken, and a bag of Grain. He had to cross a river to get back home, but he could only take one item with him at a time. He could only take the fox, or the grain, or the chicken. Well, if you leave a chicken and a fox on one side of the river while taking the bag of grain across, the fox will eat the chicken, same thing with the chicken and the grain. Can't leave those two alone or the chicken will eat the grain. How do you get them all across the river safely?

Brain Teaser for 5/18/2016

1. If SIX is TEN, ONE is HIS, and FIVE is LEGS, what is SEVEN?

2. Two men play five games of checkers. Each man wins the same number of games. There are no ties. Explain this.

3. What belongs to you, but others use it more than you do?

Brain Teaser for 5/17/2016

A history test had three questions on presidents of the United States. Here are the answers of six students:

1. Polk, Polk, Taylor.
2. Taylor, Taylor, Polk.
3. Fillmore, Fillmore, Polk.
4. Taylor, Polk, Fillmore.
5. Fillmore, Taylor, Taylor.
6. Taylor, Fillmore, Fillmore.
Every student answered at least one question correctly.
What are the correct answers?

Brain Teaser for 5/16/2016

1. If today is Monday, what is the day after the day before the day before tomorrow?

2. The Lone Ranger rode into town on Friday. He stayed 5 consecutive days and left on Friday. How could this be?

3. George Washington's wife was sweeping when George Washington's wife slipped and got wet. How many w's in all?

Brain Teaser for 5/15/2016

Which set of numbers would most logically fill in the blanks in the following series?
101 99 102 98 103 97 _ _ 105 95 104 94

(a) 101 98
(b) 104 96
(c) 106 99
(d) none of these

Brain Teaser for 5/14/2016

In this type of verse, "first" and "second" and so on refer to the individual letters of a word. Find the correct letter for each definition or explanation, and complete the word.

My first is in sugar but not in tea
My second in swim but not in sea
My third in apple and also pear
My fourth in ring and also hare
My last in ten but not in herd
My whole a very complimentary word.

Brain Teaser for 5/13/2016

It's About Time

1. If 2 hours ago it was as long after one o'clock in the afternoon as it was before one o'clock in the morning. What time would it be now?

2. It was the middle of the winter in Scandinavia, and the poor boy, sick with a cold, was lying in bed. He woke up in the night, but he knew that the night lasted from 3:00 P.M. to 9:00 A.M. at that time of year. The boy wearily glanced at his clock and, thinking it said 4:42, buried his head back in the pillow. But as he fell asleep he realized he hadn't distinguished the hour hand from the minute hand. If it wasn't 4:42 in the morning, what other time (or times) could it have been?

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Brain Teaser for 5/12/2016

It's all about words....

1. He starts and ends 2 common English words. One painful in love, One painful in everyday matter. Do you know what 2 words I must be?

2. Using the words DROVES and NEWS write seven words using each letter once.

3. There is a common English word that is seven letters long. Each time you remove a letter from it, it still remains a common English word - from seven letters right on down to a single letter. What is the original word, and what are the words that it becomes after removing a letter at a time?

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Brain Teaser for 5/11/2016

Patty doesn't feel she is really a child anymore. Ten years ago, her mother was five times her age. Now she is three sevenths of her mother's age, and in five years she will be half her mother's age. How old will she be when she is half her mother's age?

Brain Teaser for 5/10/2016

1. With thieves I consort, With the vilest, in short, I'm quite at my ease in depravity; Yet all divines use me, And savants can't lose me, For I am the center of gravity. Who or what am I?

2. I live above a star, but do not burn.
I have 11 friends that do not turn.
My initials are PRS.
What am I?

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Brain Teaser for 5/9/2016

Shopping can present a terrible dilemma, the new couple discovered. Three pounds of potatoes and two pounds of eggplants cost $2.25. Or they could just buy eggplants for the same amount of money and make a casserole out of all those eggplants. But potatoes are cheaper than eggplants. How much did potatoes cost per pound?

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Brain Teaser for 5/8/2016


1. What is the five-digit number, no zeroes, in which the second digit is three times the first, the third is one more than the second, the fourth is four times the first, and the last is one-half more than the second?

2. What are the two missing numbers in the series below?
_ _ 3 3 7 7 2 3 6 5

Brain Teaser for 5/7/2016

The following is a new variation of an old friend. Though it looks rather complicated and difficult, it is absurdly easy if properly attacked. If a hen and a half lays an egg and a half in a day and a half; how many and a half who lay better by half will lay half a score and a half in a week and a half?

Brain Teaser for 5/6/2016

Sabrina gave Samantha as many dollars as Samantha started out with. Samantha then gave Sabrina back as much as Sabrina had left. Sabrina then gave Samantha as back as many dollars as Samantha had left, which left Sabrina broke and gave Samantha a total of $80.00. How much did Sabrina and Samantha have at the beginning of their exchange?

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Brain Teaser for 5/5/2016

Two Quick Ones Today....

1. What's so special about the following sentence?
A big cuddly dog emitted fierce growls, happily ignoring joyful kids licking minute nuts on pretty queer rotten smelly toadstools underneath vampires who x-rayed young zombies.

2. What do these 3 have in common?
Superman, Moses, The Cabbage Patch Kids

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Brain Teaser for 5/4/2016

"About Time"

1. Two cyclists are racing around a circular track. Pierre can ride once around the track in 6 minutes, Louis takes 4 minutes. How many minutes will it take for Louis to lap Pierre?

2. A snail is at the bottom of a well 30 feet deep. It crawls up 3 feet each day, but at night, it slips down 2 feet. How long does it take for the snail to crawl out the well?

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Brain Teaser for 5/3/2016

Quick Solutions

1. Tom is younger than Rose, but older than Will and Jack, in that order. Rose is younger than Susie, but older than Jack. Jack is younger than Jim. Susie is older than Rose, but younger than Jim. Jim is older than Tom. Who is the oldest?

2. If seven people meet each other and each shakes hands only once with each of the others, how many handshakes will there have been?

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Brain Teaser for 5/2/2016

1. If you reverse the digits of my age, you have the age of my son. A year ago, I was twice his age. How old are we both now?

2. If Susan is 10, Arabella is 20, and Jim and Neal are both 5, but Richard is 10, how much is Jennifer by the same system?

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Brain Teaser for 5/1/2016

Bill, John, and Fred are going to marry Betty, Joan, and Sally. Tell which girl is going to marry which man if the following facts are true: Bill is a lawyer. Betty is not engaged to the engineer. The doctor's future wife is not Joan. John is engaged to Sally. Fred is the engineer.

Brain Teaser for 4/30/2016

Three Quickies For Today

1. Mary's husband's father-in-law is Mary's husband's brother's mother-in-law, and Mary's sister-in-law is Mary's brother's stepmother. How did this happen?

2. Double my number, I'm less than a score, half of my number is less than four. Add one to my double when bakers are near, days of the week are still greater, I fear. What am I?

3. Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday?

Brain Teaser for 4/29/2016

1. A woman bought a used car for $600 and sold it a friend for $800. She later bought it back for $1,000 and resold it for $1,200. Did she make any profit and if so, how much?

2. Can you pick the god from the list provided that will complete this group?
Zeus, Hephaestus, Gaea,?
Choose from: Dionysus, Athena, Hermes, Poseidon, Aphrodite

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Brain Teaser for 4/28/2016

H, Be, F, S, Mn, Kr, In, Gd, Tl, ?

What's the next in the series?

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Brain Teaser for 4/27/2016

A grandfather clock chimes the appropriate number of times to indicate the hour, as well as chiming once at each quarter hour. If you were in another room and heard the clock chime just once, what would be the longest period of time you would have to wait in order to be certain of the correct time?

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Brain Teaser for 4/26/2016


1. If you go to the movies and you're paying, is it cheaper to take one friend to the movies
twice, or two friends to the movies at the same time?

2. Four couples are going to the movies. Each row holds eight seats. Betty and Jim don't want to
sit next to Alice and Tom, and Alice and Tom don't want to sit next to Gertrude and Bill. On the
other hand, Sally and Bob don't want to sit next to Betty and Jim. How can the couples arrange
themselves so that they all sit where they would like?

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Brain Teaser for 4/25/2016

A Little Math Fun...

1. You can replace the letters below with numbers, so that the addition will be correct numerically.

2. In a stable there are men and horses. In all, there are 22 heads and 72 feet. How many men and how many horses are in the stable?

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