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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 5/31/2016


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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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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:
0,0,1,2,2,4,3,6,4,?
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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?
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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?
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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.
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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
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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.
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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

Numbers

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
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