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    Brainteasers for fun!

    Any interesting brainteasers out there?

    +4  Views: 4036 Answers: 27 Posted: 7 years ago
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    cucumber

    all have prefix's of the days of the week cheer's

    27 Answers

    Imagine you are in a sinking rowboat surrounded by sharks. How would you survive? vote this up to 3 for the answer

    cucumber

    not mushroom left for improvement on that one mom cheers!!

    cucumber

    stop imagining is correct

    mom

    quit imagining...lol

    a security guard was caught sleeping on the job, his boss gave him a final warning,the next night he was caught with his head on his hand and his elbows on the desk. "got you again " said the boss. the guards eyes opened immediately and he said one word before looking up at the boss, the boss apologized and went home.what was the one word?

    Colleen

    Moderator

    The word would be Amen.

    cucumber

    yes it is...

    .


    What do the following words have in common?


    1)VERMONT
    2)STATUESQUE
    3) SWEDISH
    4)ARTHUR'S
    5)AFRICAN
    6)ACCUSATION
    7)MISUNDERSTANDING

    Coach

    They all have another word within them?

    Coach

    Tough one cuke...took me a week. I'll try to come up with another

    Headless Man

    All in CAPS.

    cucumber

    sorry randy! 7 is a clue

    cucumber

    answer after 3 thumb ups wheres all the big brains?

    cucumber

    clue no 2 "prefix"

    cucumber

    good one coach tell us more

    cucumber

    clue (3) lazy day's (a giveaway )coach.

    ever stop to think for a minute and nothing happens?

    this room has no windows,no walls,no doors and no ceiling ...what kind of a room is it?

    cucumber

    a mushroom?

    mom

    okay obviously not that great of a brain tease...lol

    using the word STANDARD remove two letters and add three digits to make a logical sequence

    Coach

    Wasn't easy but I think I got it...1st 2nd 3rd Nice one cucumber!

    cucumber

    good one !!

    What word, when written in capital letters, is the same forwards, backwards and upsidedown?

    Coach

    NOON... Not bad Roger!

    Jenn

    wow..........

    Roger Willcoe

    noon is it

    big daddy

    BOOB another answer

    big daddy

    sorry not right

    okay, so there are 57 fish in a bowl.


    43 drown.


    how many are left?

    Colleen

    Moderator

    I'm gonna give you a thumbs up just for trying but that is not the answer ; )

    Colleen

    Moderator

    T.U. Jenn : )

    Jenn

    fish dont drown

    Headless Man

    57 but 43 are dead

    FISH-O

    Was the water dechlorinated because fish can drown if their gills burn from chlorine or chloramine.
    Colleen

    Moderator
    Stop trying to kill the joke. ;P
    FISH-O

    I am just saying that drowning fish is not funny. I have lost relatives this way... Le' Boo Hoo
    Colleen

    Moderator
    But they did not drown really.
    FISH-O

    Yep. If a fish has burned gill filaments fro chlorine or chloramine that fish drowns because that fish cannot process the oxygen through the water.
    You can say it... I am such a geek.
    Colleen

    Moderator
    But these fish did not down. It was a brain teaser. If you did not think about it, you would think of them as drowned though they never were. You're really killing the whole point of the brain teaser you know.

    You're standing at three light switches at the bottom of stairs to the attic. Each one corresponds to one of three lights in the attic, but you cannot see the lights from where you stand. You can turn the switches on and off and leave them in any position. How can you identify which switch corresponds to which light bulb if you are only allowed one trip upstairs?

    Coach

    Very good!

    Imsmartnsoru

    Simple ask the electrician, "what switch works what light?"

    TSC

    Turn on the first two switches and leave them on for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, turn off the second switch, leaving the first switch on. Now go upstairs to the attic. The light that is on is connected to the first switch. A light that is off but has a bulb that is still warm to the touch is connected to the second switch. The light that is both off and cold to the touch is connected to the third switch, which was never turned on.
    Brainteaser #2

    A man is trapped in a room with only two possible exits: two doors. Through the first door, there is a room constructed from magnifying glass. The blazing sun instantly fries anyone or anything that enters. Through the second door, there is a fire breathing dragon.


    How does the man escape?


    ANSWER: The man waited for nightfall. Once it was dark he walked through the door to the room made of magnifying glass.

    Lupe

    Don't let the dragon drink any lighter fluid and make friends.

    daren1

    THE DRAGON HAD A HEART ATTACK

    Mind


    Matter

    Jenn

    Mind over matter

    Lupe

    If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.

    Roger Willcoe

    ya.........

    What is the beginning of eternity, the end of time and space; the beginning of every end and the end of every place?

    Jenn

    e...........

    Roger Willcoe

    again Jenn

    "six kings" can be converted into what word?

    Colleen

    Moderator

    Yay! Jenn got one! I actually googled that one but didn't answer cuz I figured that was cheating, lol

    Diamond

    Where does Bret fit in here

    Jenn

    VI kings....

    Roger Willcoe

    you got it Jenn

    If you throw me from the window,


    I will leave a grieving wife.


    Bring me back, but in the door, and


    You'll see someone giving life!


    What am I?

    Name the next three letters in these patterns...


    J, F, M, A, M, ?, ?, ?


    O, T, T, F, F, S, S, ?, ?, ?

    Coach

    Way to go Colleen and thanks for not giving the full answers. I wonder if anyone else knows why your answers are right. Still working on your fish problem! :)

    Coach

    Absolutely...I gave you one. It's next to your answer.

    Colleen

    Moderator

    J,J,A


    E,N,T

    Colleen

    Moderator

    Do I get a T.U. for being right? <grin>

    Colleen

    Moderator

    Why yes you did, lol...It sort of blended in. Thanks coach :)

    Jenn

    I dont get it and it is becoming painful. :)

    2 fathers and 2 sons were walking down the street. How many men were there? 3 - A grandfather, his son, and his grandson!

    This is not a brain teaser as such, but a bar room bet that I love to win. Riddle me this, Batman, "Of the United States of America, which states are: 1. Furthest North, 2. Furthest South, 3. Furthest West, 4 Furthest East?"


    Answers:
    1. Alaska!!!!! Congrats to my old neighbor John Baker of Kotzebue, Alaska for winning the Iditarod 2011!
    2. Hawaii
    3. Alaska!!!! Is further West than all other states including Hawaii
    4. Alaska!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Alaska's western most Aleutian Islands are actually in the Eastern Hemisphere, making it the only State of the United States to be in both the Western and Eastern hemispheres. By being the Eastern Hemisphere, it makes it the furthest East too!


    If you make this bet, make sure to carry a small atlas or have one available on your phone to prove that Attu is in the East. Oh, and make sure you don't piss off the wrong people when betting too.


    One more geography question?


    Name all the states and their capitals WEST of Los Angeles, California. I'll let you look them up yourself. There are probably more than you think. Six is the magic number you are looking for - six states, six capitals including California.

    Jenn

    Honolulu Hawaii,Juneau Alaska Olympia Wash Salem Oragan
    Carson city Navada, Sacramento cali

    Jenn

    NO.... Nevada stumped me for a min.

    Jenn

    I did look at a map... the first 2 in my head where Alaska And Hawaii

    bluedeath

    Very good. Would you have gotten them all if I had not told you there were six?

    ---A woman has two sets of twins twice. How many children does she
    have?

    Coach

    2 x 2 x 2 = 8

    Coach

    Touche...I've been bested!

    Coach

    Sorry I stand by my answer. By definition...1 set of twins is 2 babies X 2 sets = 4 babies X twice = 8 babies.

    Imsmartnsoru

    Sorry, wrong answer. Try it again, break it down some more.

    Imsmartnsoru

    You forgot "twice". answer: 16

    Imsmartnsoru

    She has 2 sets to begin with, a set is 2 things, you have a set of candles, 2. If it meant 1, then one would say, I have "A" candle.

    Imsmartnsoru

    So 2 sets of twins would be 8 kids. But she has them twice, 16

    There are two ducks in front of one duck. There are two ducks behind a duck. How many ducks are there? Three!

    Eye E


    See Except

    Jenn

    I before e except after c.... I am sub teacher!!!! I put that on the board for extra credit!!!!

    Jenn

    I am dyslexic... I think out side the box... I just cant spell what is written on it.

    Roger Willcoe

    you know your stuff...lol

    DOX


    DOX

    Jenn

    paridox.. I cant spell... sorry

    Roger Willcoe

    you again...

    DDDWESTDDD

    Jenn

    west indies

    Roger Willcoe

    yep.........

    What goes up and down, but doesn't move?

    Jenn

    stairs......

    Roger Willcoe

    or temperature

    daren1

    THE STOCK MARKET

    What two words, when combined, hold the most letters?

    Coach

    mailbox...is this a pattern Roger

    Colleen

    Moderator

    took me a minute to get past shipping box, manila envelope... post office

    Jenn

    alfa...bet

    Jenn

    Dang you Rodger Willcoe!

    Roger Willcoe

    post office

    What word starts with an "e", ends with an "e" and contains only one letter?

    Coach

    envelope!!

    Colleen

    Moderator

    envelope? ..

    Diamond

    can u put more than one letter in an envelope

    Jenn

    eye.........

    Jenn

    hey mine works to.... give me some props... :)

    Roger Willcoe

    envelope it is

    Every morning at 6 am a man get's into a lift sorry elevator on the 54 th floor. At 6:15 am he gets out and goes to work. At 5:30 pm every night he get#s back into the lift and goes to the 8th floor get's out and walks up to floor 54 by the stairs. Why?

    Coach

    He's a midget and can't reach the button higher than the 8th floor.

    When you behead a word, you remove the first letter and still have a valid word. You will be given clues for the two words, longer word first.
    Example: Begin -> Sour, acidic
    Answer: The words are Start and Tart.



    1. Delayed -> Delighted

    2. Dresses -> Possesses

    3. Duplicate -> Solitary

    4. Contemplated -> Employed

    5. Useless -> Useful

    6. Falling behind -> Feature to prevent falling

    7. Holds waste water -> Holds drinking water

    8. Poke with a stick -> A pole or stick

    Coach

    Let me try #5 deffective >> effective

    Colleen

    Moderator

    1) Belated >> elated


    2) Gowns >> owns


    3) clone >> lone


    4) mused >> used


    5) This one has me stumped <<<


    6) trailing >> railing


    7) Sewer >> ewer (actually had to look up ewer to see if it was a word, lol)


    8) prod >> rod



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