## Sunday, July 24, 2016

### Brain Teaser for 7/25/2016

Across a stream runs a row of eight stepping stones. On one side of the stream, on the first five stones, sit five girl lizards-Liza, Lizzie, Lottie, Lola, and Liz-and they want to get across to the other side. There's one empty stone in the middle. On the other side are three boy lizards, waiting to come across the other way-Lonnie, Leo, and Len. Only one lizard moves at a time. Any lizard may hop to the next stone if it is empty, or may hop over one lizard of the opposite sex onto an empty stone. Can you get all the lizards across the river, and what's the smallest number of leaps?
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## Friday, July 22, 2016

### Brain Teaser for 7/23/2016

1.  Three Points on a Hemisphere
Three points are selected at random on a sphere's surface. What is the probability that they all lie in the same hemisphere? Assume that the great circle, bordering a hemisphere, is part of the hemisphere.

2.  I am a window, I am a lamp, I am clouded, I am shining, and I am colored; set in white, I fill with water and overflow. I say much, but I have no words. What am I?
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## Thursday, July 21, 2016

### Brain Teaser for 7/22/2016

A Quiz For People Who Know Everything

1.  There's one "sport" in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends. What is it?
2.  What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?
3.  Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All other vegetables must be replanted every year. What are the only two perennial vegetables?
4. Name the only sport in which the ball is always in possession of the team on defense, and the offensive team can score without touching the ball?
5.  What fruit has its seeds on the outside?
6.  In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy, with a real pear inside the bottle. The pear is whole and ripe, and the bottle is genuine; it hasn't been cut in any way. How did the pear get inside the bottle?
7. Only three words in standard English begin with the letters "dw." They are all common. Name two of them.
8. There are fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar. Can you name half of them?
9.  Where are the lakes that are referred to in the "Los Angeles Lakers?"
10. There are seven ways a baseball player can legally reach first base without getting a hit. Taking a base on balls, a walk, is one way. Name the other six.
11. It's the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh. What is it?
12. Name six or more things that you can wear on your feet that begin with the letter "S."
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## Wednesday, July 20, 2016

### Brain Teaser for 7/21/2016

"Do you always believe what you see?" asked Snorkel, taking four cards from a regular pack of playing cards and discarding the rest. "What do you mean?" replied Twanger. Snorkel showed Twanger his four cards : an ace, a three, a ten and a jack. After secretly arranging them in a certain order, he dealt them face down in a line on the table. "I've seen this trick before!" cried Twanger. "You want me to tell you where the jack is." "The jack!" exclaimed Snorkel. "There are two jacks in these four cards." How is it possible and where are they in the four face-down cards?
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## Tuesday, July 19, 2016

### Brain Teaser for 7/20/2016

In order to win a free laptop computer, students had to guess the exact numbers of gumballs in a jar. The students guessed 45, 41, 55, 50, and 43, but nobody won. The guesses were off by 3, 7, 5, 7, and 2 (given in no particular order). From this information, can you determine the number of gumballs in the jar?
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## Monday, July 18, 2016

### Brain Teaser for 7/19/2016

1. A man gave one son 10 cents and another son was given 15 cents. What time is it?

2. Round and round the ragged rock, The rugged rascal ran. Tell me how many r's are in that?

3. Three friends went out for drinks. The waiter brought them a check for \$30, so each one of them paid \$10. When the waiter took the cash, he realized he had made a mistake, and the check was for \$25 instead. When he gave their change back, each friend got a dollar and they left the remaining two dollars as a tip. Therefore, each customer paid \$9; multiplied by 3 this equals \$27; plus \$2 for the tip equals \$29. Where is the remaining dollar?
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## Sunday, July 17, 2016

### Brain Teaser for 7/18/2016

Although I exist alone, I am often intertwined with others as the threads of a spider web. When worn there's an expression that signifies you shall not leave me. A man with a name meaning knowledgeable one once said that I am part of a set of four and that I have less than ten folds.
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## Saturday, July 16, 2016

### Brain Teaser for 7/17/2016

I can precede a bug
I can precede a child
I can be held dear
I can be wild
I can be an affair to remember
I can be less
That's it for now...can you guess?
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## Friday, July 15, 2016

### Brain Teaser for 7/16/2016

1.  Using all of the digits from I to 9 once each, create three 3-digit numbers that are in a ratio of 1:2:3. There are four solutions.

2.  Rhonda will go see ballet but not opera. Her favorite number is eight and she doesn't like nine. She likes salmon but not trout. She hates Mondays but likes Wednesdays. Does she use a comb or a brush?
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## Thursday, July 14, 2016

### Brain Teaser for 7/15/2016

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## Wednesday, July 13, 2016

### Brain Teaser for 7/14/2016

The tour guide was finishing the tour at Mozart's grave and told everyone that if they listened very carefully, they could hear actual music coming from the grave. Everyone immediately fell silent and, sure enough, symphony music could be distinctly heard coming from the ground although it sounded as if it were being played backwards. What could possibly explain this?
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## Tuesday, July 12, 2016

### Brain Teaser for 7/13/2016

Frogger the magic frog can jump 10 feet using his magical magic jump, but his magic loses its power by a half each time, so his next jump only goes as far as 5 feet. The next jump will take him 2.5 feet, and so on. How many jumps does it take to make it all the way across a 100 foot long pond?
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## Monday, July 11, 2016

### Brain Teaser for 7/12/2016

A 30 year old man married a 25 year old woman. She died at age 50 and her husband was so devastated that he cried for years. Ten years after he stopped crying, he died. If he had lived to be 80, how many years was he a widower?
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## Friday, July 8, 2016

### Brain Teaser for 7/9/2016

"The product of their ages is 36," replied his friend.
"You are not giving me enough information," protested Fred.
"The sum of their ages is the age of your oldest son."
"All right, then. I can tell you that the oldest daughter, who is at least a year older than the other two, is a very fine pianist."
"Ah! Now I know how old your daughters are."
What are the ages of Fred's friend's daughters?
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## Wednesday, July 6, 2016

### Brain Teaser for 7/7/2016

In front of you, there are 9 coins. They all look absolutely identical, but one of the coins is fake. However, you know that the fake coin is lighter than the rest, and in front of you is a balance scale. What is the least number of weightings you can use to find the counterfeit coin?
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## Tuesday, July 5, 2016

### Brain Teaser for 7/6/2016

1. A house with two occupants, sometimes one, rarely three.
Break the walls, eat the boarders, then throw away me.
What am I?

2. Fitzgerald drove 30 miles to work every day. He averaged the same speed going to work as he did coming from work. It took him one hour and thirty minutes to drive to work. Yet it only took him ninety minutes to drive home. How come?
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## Tuesday, June 28, 2016

### Brain Teaser for 6/29/2016

Picture an empty wine bottle with a cork secured at the top in the usual way. Inside the bottle a metal ring hangs suspended by a string. How is it possible to make the metal ring drop to the bottom of the bottle without touching the ring, the thread, the cork, or the bottle while leaving the cork in place and intact?
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## Sunday, June 26, 2016

### Brain Teaser for 6/27/2016

What number fits in all of these words/phrases?

Deck
Year
Vietnam
Desert Storm
Singing in the Rain
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## Tuesday, June 14, 2016

### Brain Teaser for 6/15/2016

1. There's a body lying dead on a bed, and on the floor beside it is a pair of scissors. The scissors were instrumental in his death, yet there's no trace of blood. The body reveals no signs of any cuts or bruises. How could the person have been murdered with the pair of scissors?

2. If we tie a light oxygen tank to a bird so that it can breathe on the moon, would the bird fly faster, slower, or the same speed as it does on earth? (Remember that there is less gravity on the moon.)
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## Friday, June 3, 2016

### Brain Teaser for 6/4/2016

1. There are 2 ducks in front of 2 other ducks. There are 2 ducks behind 2 other ducks. There are 2 ducks beside 2 other ducks. How many ducks are there?

2. Farmer Brown came to town with some watermelons. He sold half of them plus half a melon, and found that he had one whole melon left. How many melons did he take to town?
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### Brain Teaser for 6/3/2016

The same five letters can be anagrammed into four different words to fill in the blanks in the sentence to make (some­what) good sense. What are missing words?
The farmer with hundreds of _ _ _ _ _, deeply _ _ _ _ _ about the amount of rainfall, and _ _ _ _ _ around with artificial watering systems when the ground is dry enough to _ _ _ _ _ him about the possibility of crop failure.
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### Brain Teaser for 6/2/2016

1. Brad Doe works for a packaging company. One day, he received four separate orders and accidentally mixed up the addresses, so he applied the address labels at random. What is the probability that exactly three packages were correctly labeled?

2. Imagine a square, with each side 4 cm long, inscribed in a circle. What is the radius of the circle?

3. Without looking at a calendar, within a minute name a boys name using 5 consecutive 1st letters of 5 consecutive months.
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### Brain Teaser for 6/1/2016

Robert and David were preparing to have a water balloon fight. "No Fair" cried Robert, "You have 3 times as many as I do!" David said "Fine!" and gave Robert 10 more balloons. "Still not fair!" argued Robert, "You still have twice as many as I do." How many more balloons must David give Robert for them to have the same number?
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### Brain Teaser for 5/30/2016

Fun With Numbers...

1. Replace the asterisks by the correct mathematical signs to make the expression equal to 99.
16 * 12 * 2 * 3 = 99

2. The time is twenty-six minutes to one in the afternoon. The year is 1978, and the date is May 6th. What is the significance of this?
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### Brain Teaser for 5/29/2016

How Old Did You Say?

1. "My grandson is about as many days as my son is weeks, and my grandson is as many months as I am in years. My grandson, my son and I together are 140 years. Can you tell me my age in years?"

2. 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?

3. Soon little Freddie will celebrate his tenth birthday. In 11 years Freddie will reach half the average age of his parents. His mother is only 17 years older than her son. How old are Freddie's father and mother.
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### Brain Teaser for 5/28/2016

1. Each of the Johnson brothers has as many sisters as he has brothers. Each of the Johnson sisters has twice as many brothers as she has sisters. How many brothers and sisters are there in the Johnson family?

2. Twenty-one birds are nesting in a tree. If a man shot into the tree and killed one-seventh of them, how many would remain?
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### Brain Teaser for 5/27/2016

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. Allie takes fruit, cake, and cookies for her picnic. She has three boxes for them. One is labeled FRUIT. One is labeled COOKIES. One is labeled CAKE. But she knows her Mom likes to fool her and has put every single thing in the wrong box. The only other thing she knows for sure is that the fruit is not in the CAKE box. Where is the cake?

3. A block of wood in the form of a cube 3" x 10" x 13" has all its six faces painted pink. If the wooden block is cut into 390 cubes of 1" x 1" x 1", how many of these would have pink paint on them?
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### Brain Teaser for 5/26/2016

A boy leaves home in the morning to go to school. At the moment he leaves, the house he looks at the clock in the mirror. The clock has no number indication, and for this reason the boy makes a mistake in interpreting the time [mirror-image]. Just assuming the clock must be out of order, the boy cycles to school, where he arrives after twenty minutes. At that moment, the clock at school shows a time that is two and a half hours later than the time that the boy saw on the clock at home.
At what time did he reach school?
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## 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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