Friday, July 16, 2010

Brain Teasers

1. There is one word in the English language that is always
pronounced incorrectly. What is it?

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

3. A boat has a ladder that has six rungs, each rung is one
foot apart. The bottom rung is one foot from the water.
The tide rises at 12 inches every 15 minutes. High tide
peaks in one hour. When the tide is at it's highest, how
many rungs are under water?

4. There is a house with four walls. Each wall faces south.
There is a window in each wall. A bear walks by one of
the windows. What color is the bear?

5. There is a room. The shutters are blowing in. There is
broken glass on the floor. There is water on the floor.
You find Sloppy dead on the floor. Who is Sloppy? How
did Sloppy die?

6. If I were in Hawaii and dropped a bowling ball in a bucket
of water which is 45 degrees F, and dropped another ball
of the same weight, mass, and size in a bucket at
30 degrees F, both of them at the same time, which ball
would hit the bottom of the bucket first? Same question,
but the location is in Canada?

7. What is the significance of the following: The year is 1978,
thirty-four minutes past noon on May 6th.

8. If a farmer has 5 haystacks in one field and 4 haystacks
in the other field, how many haystacks would he have if he
combined them all in the center field?

9. What is it that goes up and goes down but does not move?

 ............ Answers To Brain Teasers ............

1. The word "incorrectly." {Almost cracked your brain, didn't

2. 1:45. The man gave away a total of 25 cents. He divided it
between two people. Therefore, he gave a quarter to two.

3. None, the boat rises with the tide. Duh.

4. White. If all the walls face south, the house is at the North
pole, and the bear, therefore, is a polar bear.

5. Sloppy is a (gold)fish. The wind blew the shutters in,
which knocked his goldfish-bowl off the table, and it broke,
killing him. {Poor Sloppy.}

6. Both questions, same answer: the ball in the bucket of
45 degree F water hits the bottom of the bucket last.
Did you think that the water in the 30 degree F bucket
is frozen? Think again. The question said nothing about
that bucket having anything in it. Therefore, there is no
water (or ice) to slow the ball down...

7. The time and month/date/year American style calendar
are 12:34, 5/6/78.

8. One. If he combines all of his haystacks, they all become
one big stack.

9. The temperature.