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


Question 1
You are in a bathroom with stone walls and no windows. You start to run a bath when the handles come off and there is no way of turning the tap off. You can't escape because the door is locked and there are no windows. The room will flood and you will drown. How can you save yourself?


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Pull the plug in the tub.


 

Question 2
A thief was brought before a king to receive his punishment. The king, feeling merciful, asked the thief how he would like to die. The thief told him, and the king let him go. How did the thief wish to die?

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He wanted to die of natural causes.
Question  3
You are coming back from a vacation. You want to go to village A. People from Village A always tell the truth, never lie. People from Village B always lie and never tell the truth. So, you come across two paths one leads to village A and the other leads to village B. You don't know which is which. A person comes from behind you. You don't know whether he is from village A or B. What can you ask him to choose the right path to village A if permitted to ask just one question?


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"Can you point to the path which leads to the village you are from?" (If he is the truth teller and is from village A, he’ll point to village A. If he’s the liar from village B, he’ll lie and point to village A.)
Question  4
An old man had been browsing for some time. He finally walked up to the girl behind the counter and handed her a book. She looked at the tag on the inside cover and said, "That's �4.50 please." The man handed her the money and promptly walked away without the book. The girl saw him leave empty-handed but she didn't call out to him in any way. Why?


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The old man was paying a fine for an overdue book in a library.
Question  5
A woman walks into a restaurant and asks the manager for a glass of water. The manager aims a gun at her, the woman was pleased, said thank you and left. Why?


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The woman had hiccups and the manager gave her a shock to scare away her hiccups!
Question  6
You walk across a bridge and you see a boat full of people yet there isn't a single person on board. How is that possible?


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All of the people on the boat are married
Question  7
How can you take 9 toothpicks and make ten without breaking the toothpicks?


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TEN (every line making the letters in the word ten is one toothpick. There are nine lines you draw when writing ten, so there are 9 toothpicks making TEN).
Question  8
AJ, Celeste, Juan, Kara, Lily, and Randy all live on Redwood Avenue. Each of their house numbers has three digits, but the only digits in their house numbers are 2, 3, 5, and 6. The same digit may appear in one address more than once. AJ’s house number is Juan’s house number doubled. Juan lives next to Lily and right across from Randy. Randy’s number is the lowest on the street. Celeste’s number is a higher number than AJ’s but has the same three digits as his. They both have the same digit in the hundreds place. Kara’s house number is the reverse of Juan’s. What is each person’s street address?


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AJ’s street address is 526 Redwood Avenue. Celeste’s street address is 562 Redwood Avenue. Juan’s street address is 263 Redwood Avenue. Kara’s street address is 362 Redwood Avenue. Lily’s street address is 265 Redwood Avenue. Randy’s street address is 262 Redwood Avenue.
Question 9
How can you go from DINER to MENUS, changing one letter at a time and forming another English word in each step?


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DINER MINER MINES MINUS MENUS
Question 10
What are four things that have an "eye" but cannot see?


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A needle, a potato, the alphabet and a hurricane.

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