Brain Teasers

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  1. MRSH

    MRSH Supporting Member

    Some Brain Teasers for you. Need a bit of thinking!!!!!

    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. Is half of two plus two equal to two or three?
    6. 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?
    7. How much dirt would be in a hole 6 feet deep and 6 feet wide that has been dug with a square edged shovel?
    8. 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?
    9. What is the significance of the following: The year is 1978, thirty-four minutes past noon on May 6th.
    10. What can go up a chimney down, but can't go down a chimney up? (hint... chim chimminy)
    11. 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?
    12. What is it that goes up and goes down but does not move?
     
  2. brasscrest

    brasscrest Active Member

    1. incorrectly

    7. No dirt would be in the hole
     
  3. louise0502

    louise0502 Member

    11. There is no center field
     
  4. rightnowmusic

    rightnowmusic Member

    10. Umbrella
     
  5. rightnowmusic

    rightnowmusic Member

    11. One Big Stack
    12. Temperature ?
     
  6. rightnowmusic

    rightnowmusic Member

    9. As I'm now in the US: 12:34, 5/6/78 :D
     
  7. lillylemon

    lillylemon New Member

    3. none
    4. white
    5. two
    6. sloppy is a fish whos bowl was smashed by the shutters
     
  8. rightnowmusic

    rightnowmusic Member

    5. Three. No Brackets to say anything else has to be done first.
     
  9. rightnowmusic

    rightnowmusic Member

    2. Either... 25 to 2, or Quarter to 2 (being 25 Cents ?)
     
  10. Hollie

    Hollie Member

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

    The sun!
     
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  12. rightnowmusic

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    4. White..... I guess the house is at the North Pole, therefore, the bear is a Polar one... White ! :D
     
  13. MRSH

    MRSH Supporting Member

    Well Done people.

    Only Question 8 is left.

    Any takers??
     
  14. ju33les

    ju33les Member

    Q.8 both countries......30 F = frozen...so other bucket hit bottom first....
    (45)
    I know what I mean:p


    I think I deserve another bath:-D
     
  15. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    Wouldn't the water be frozen at 30 F? (I'm not so sure about these American style temperatures...). So only the ball in the bucket at 45 F would hit the bottom...

    I don't think the location matters... ??? :-?


    edit: it seems I was beaten :( Too busy trying to convert degrees Fahrenheit to Celsius... :-? :)
     
  16. MRSH

    MRSH Supporting Member

    Well done people. And the answers are:-




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

      The word "incorrectly."
    • A man gave one son 10 cents and another son was given 15 cents. What time is it?

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

      None, the boat rises with the tide.
    • 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?

      White. If all the walls face south, the house is at the North pole, and the bear, therefore, is a polar bear.
    • Is half of two plus two equal to two or three?

      Three. Well, it seems that it could almost be either, but if you follow the mathematical orders of operation, division is performed before addition. So... half of two is one. Then add two, and the answer is three.
    • 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?

      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.}
    • How much dirt would be in a hole 6 feet deep and 6 feet wide that has been dug with a square edged shovel?

      None. No matter how big a hole is, it's still a hole: the absence of dirt. (And those of you who said 36 cubic feet are wrong for another reason, too. You would have needed the length measurement too. So you don't even know how much air is in the hole.)
    • 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?

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

      The time and month/date/year American style calendar are 12:34, 5/6/78.
    • What can go up a chimney down, but can't go down a chimney up? (hint... chim chimminy)

      An umbrella.
    • 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 centre field?

      One. If he combines all of his haystacks, they all become one big stack.
    • What is it that goes up and goes down but does not move?

      The temperature.
     
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  17. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member



    • Good grief! :)

      Reminds me of this one:

      Twelve men are in a boat out at sea and they have thirteen cigarettes between them They have no lighters or matches with them but eventually all manage to have a smoke. How?
     
  18. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    1. The boat itself could have been a lighter

    2. They could have popped one person into the water to make it lighter

    3. There could have been twins on board to make a match
     
  19. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    well...

    The boat could be on fire allowing the 12 men to use the fire to light their last cigarettes before a watery end....:shock:

    It could be a steam boat - they could use the fire in the boiler to light up :dunno

    I like Peter's "twins" on myself though...
     
  20. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    ...or it could also be that the first cigarette was lit whilst the boat was ashore just before setting off and cigarette number 2 was lit from number one, number 3 was lit from number 2 and so on. :D
     
  21. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Wouldn't the third one have been shot, though, according to popular superstition?
     
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