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Monday, December 6, 2010

Here's some brain-teasers for you (just for kicks and giggles...)

Have a go at these. The answers are at the bottom of the post (no cheating though!) :)

(1) Suppose there are three men who are frozen and two of them died. How many are left?

(2) If a man is at the bottom of a cliff and he is dead and he has half of a match in his hand. How did he die?

Hmm, bananas anybody?

(3) A man walks into a restaurant and the waiter says good day Admiral. Why did the waiter call the the man an Admiral?

(4) You are in a cabin and it is pitch black. You have one match with you. Which do you light first, the newspaper, the lamp, the candle or the fire?

Having a lightbulb moment?

(5) Each day a lady gets the lift from the 12th floor to the ground level, so she can go to work. When she comes home however she only goes up on the lift to level 8. Why is this - it is not to keep fit?

(6) A ship is sailing in the Atlantic ocean ... it sinks and every single person dies.....how is that possible?

Which came first, the chicken or the egg???

(7) The maker doesn't need it, the owner doesn't want it, the user doesn't know he's using it, what is it?

(8) Which word, if pronounced right, is wrong, but if pronounced wrong is right?

Here's the source. Scary thing is, these are supposedly for kids!!! How did you go? What's your favorite type of brain-teaser (or do you really, really hate those twisty little suckers)???







Answers:

(1) (Answer: None! You were only supposing)
(2) (Answer: The man was in a hot air balloon with some of his friends and the balloon started to go down so the group of friends made a decision to draw sticks (matches) and who ever got the shortest stick had to jump off. The dead man got the shortest stick so he had to jump off!)
(3) (Answer: Because he was wearing his uniform!)
(4) (Answer: You light the match first!)
(5) (Answer: Because she is a midget and can only reach the up to the button for level 8!)
(6) (Answer: The couples lived and single people died!)
(7) (Answer: A coffin!)
(8) (Answer: Wrong!)

13 comments:

Joanna St. James said...

oh great, I am so not smarter than a 5th grader

kangaroobee said...

Awesome brain teasers to wake us up! I got about a third right. I've heard the midget one before, but i forgot the important bit - the midget.

Thanks for sharing Rach.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Wow, those are hard. I like my answer to #5. She's having amazing sex with a hot guy on the 8th floor. ;)

Su said...

I can see why they're for kids; this adult was over-thinking them! But I got a few right. :)

The Blogger Formerly Known As said...

Well, I got one right. But, I confess, that’s only because I heard it a few days ago.
The enigmatic, masked blogger

Tara Maya said...

Stina, your answer made me laugh!

Colene Murphy said...

Bahahaha! I got 2! A few were *facepalm* moments with the answers! Fun!!

Hart Johnson said...

I figured out a couple and had heard a couple, but they are MEANT to be tricky! I like brain teasers.

The Golden Eagle said...

Some of these I recognized, but several of the others stumped me!

Melissa Gill said...

I stink at these things. I mean really really stink!

L'Aussie said...

I'm hopeless at these word games. BTW I have given you an award. Please come by and retrieve!

Grandpa said...

I got no. 4 right, already knew no. 5 - that's as far as I got, I think I'm too old for this sort of thing!

Btw Rach, first time I see that charming smile..:) I've always imagined you as a fun person, the photo may just proved it - very happy to meet you!

Adina West said...

Hey, I actually got a few of these right!

I like Stina's answer too, though could be she lives on the 8th floor, and the hot guy she's booty-callin' lives on the 12th floor, and she stays the night... ;-)

Geez, you can tell we're writers. Can't just have a simple answer, we have to go inventing a whole story!

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