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AMAZING BRAIN TEASERS - Series Five; for active minds to Exercise their senses and have fun


Question 1
You're in a room with 3 light switches. Next to your room is another room with the door closed. Inside that room are 3 lights. You do not know which switch controls which light. How can you figure out which switch controls which light? You can only enter the room with the lights once.


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Turn one switch on and leave it on for 1 hour. This is switch A. After the hour is up turn the light off and turn another light on (switch B). Go in to the room with the lights. The light that’s hot is light A. The light that is on is light B. and the light that is off, but not hot is light C.

 

Question 2
You walk into a room with a match. In the room there is a stove, a heater and a candle. What do you light first?

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The match first
Question  3
A farmer has a sack of grain, a chicken and a fox. He has to get them across the river and he can't go around or fly but he does have a boat. He can only take one thing at a time across the river. How can he get them across?


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Take the chicken over and leave the fox and the grain. Go get the fox drop it off and pickup the chicken. Take the chicken back across and pickup the grain and leave the chicken. Drop the grain off with the fox and take the chicken over now all of them are on one side!
Question  4
An old man wanted to leave all of his money to one of his three sons, but he didn't know which one he should give it to. He gave each of them a few coins and told them to buy something that would be able to fill their living room. The first man bought straw, but there was not enough to fill the room. The second bought some sticks, but they still did not fill the room. The third man bought two things that filled the room, so he obtained his father's fortune. What were the two things that the man bought and what was able to fill the room?


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The wise son brought a candle and a box of matches. After lighting the candle, the light filled the entire room.
Question  5
A tennis ball has rolled its way down into a hole. This particular hole is extremely deep and has a sharp bend in the middle, making the ball impossible to retrieve by hand. The ground around the hole is made of hard clay, so digging the ball out isn't an option. What could you use to get the ball out?


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Water. Pour water in the hole and it will float to the top for you to get.
Question  6
How can you get 10 horses in to 9 stables, bearing in mind that each horse must have its own stable?


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|T|E|N|H|O|R|S|E|S|
Question  7
A man and his wife were driving in a car, when the wife's behaviour caused him to stop the car and rush to the nearest house. When he returned to the car, he found his poor wife at death's door and there was a stranger in the car with her. When the police arrived, they did not arrest or even question the stranger. How come?


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The woman had delivered a baby.
Question  8
A man drove to a hotel and as soon as he got there he was bankrupt. Explain.


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The man was playing Monopoly and when he rolled the dice he landed on a property he could not afford to pay the rent on.
Question 9
There is a fire in a 12 storey building. A man panics and jumps out of the window. How does he survive?


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He jumped from a first floor window.
Question 10
A man walked all day long but only moved 2 feet. How is this possible?


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He only has two feet with which to move!

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