June Brain Teasers
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Brain Teasers: A brain teaser is a form of puzzle that requires thought to solve. It often requires thinking in unconventional ways with given constraints in mind; sometimes it also involves lateral thinking. Logic puzzles and riddles are specific types of brain teasers. Today's can be found below....

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1st

Robert and David were preparing to have a water balloon fight. "No Fair" cried Robert, "You have 3 times as many as I do!" David said "Fine!" and gave Robert 10 more balloons. "Still not fair!" argued Robert, "You still have twice as many as I do." How many more balloons must David give Robert for them to have the same number?
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2nd

1. Brad Doe works for a packaging company. One day, he received four separate orders and accidentally mixed up the addresses, so he applied the address labels at random. What is the probability that exactly three packages were correctly labeled?

2. Imagine a square, with each side 4 cm long, inscribed in a circle. What is the radius of the circle?

3. Without looking at a calendar, within a minute name a boys name using 5 consecutive 1st letters of 5 consecutive months.
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3rd

The same five letters can be anagrammed into four different words to fill in the blanks in the sentence to make (somewhat) good sense. What are missing words?
The farmer with hundreds of _ _ _ _ _, deeply _ _ _ _ _ about the amount of rainfall, and _ _ _ _ _ around with artificial watering systems when the ground is dry enough to _ _ _ _ _ him about the possibility of crop failure.
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4th

1. There are 2 ducks in front of 2 other ducks. There are 2 ducks behind 2 other ducks. There are 2 ducks beside 2 other ducks. How many ducks are there?

2. Farmer Brown came to town with some watermelons. He sold half of them plus half a melon, and found that he had one whole melon left. How many melons did he take to town?
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5th

1. What number is missing from this series?
2 3 5 7 13 17

2. What's the pattern to these numbers?
8 5 4 9 1 7 6 3 2 0

3. 8998971798998
What is so special about this set of numbers, aside from the fact that it is a palindrome?
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6th

Every dawn begins with me,
At dusk I'll be the first you see,
And daybreak couldn't come without
What midday centers all about.
Daises grow from me, I'm told
And when I come, I end all cold,
But in the sun I won't be found,
Yet still, each day I'll be around.
Solution


7th

What are the largest and smallest 5-digit numbers that satisfy the following conditions?

A. Each digit of the number is a prime digit.
B. Each successive pair of digits forms a 2-digit number that is NOT a prime number.
C. Each of the prime digits must appear at least once in the 5-digit number.
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8th

The following puzzle consists of a proverb with all its vowels removed. The remaining letters have been broken into groups of four. Put back the vowels to find the proverb.
FLND HSMN YRSN PRTD.
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9th

1. A man is asked what his daughters look like. He answers, "They are all blondes, but two, all brunettes, but two, and all redheads, but two." How many daughters did he have?

2. An old man said to a young man, "I have a daughter. She has as many brothers as she has sisters. Each one of her brothers has twice as many sisters as he has brothers. How many sons and daughters do I have?"
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10th

Alice is walking thought the forest of forgetfulness. She wants to know what day of the week it is. She stops and asks a lion and a unicorn. Now the lion lies all of the time on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. The unicorn always lies on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Alice asks the lion what day it is, he says, "Well yesterday was one of my lying days. "Well Alice cant figure it out just from the Lions answer so she asks the unicorn and the unicorn says, "Yesterday was also one of my lying days. "What day is it?
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11th

1. There is one in a minute and two in a moment, but only one in a million years. What is it?

2. What is so fragile that when you say its name you break it?

3. How can you make 30 cents with only two USA coins if one of the coins is not a nickel?

4. What can fill a room but takes up no space?
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12th

Patty doesn't feel she is really a child anymore. Ten years ago, her mother was five times her age. Now she is three-sevenths of her mother's age, and in five years she will be half her mother's age. How old will she be when she is half her mother's age?
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13th

1. Rhonda will go see ballet but not opera. Her favorite number is eight and she doesn't like nine. She likes salmon but not trout. She hates Mondays but likes Wednesdays. Does she use a comb or a brush?

2. Andy likes orange but not purple. He likes torches but not chandeliers. He eats berries but not fruits. Following the same rules, does he like Byron or Keats?
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14th

Three friends went out for drinks. The waiter brought them a check for $30, so each one of them paid $10. When the waiter took the cash, he realized he had made a mistake, and the check was for $25 instead. When he gave their change back, each friend got a dollar and they left the remaining two dollars as a tip. Therefore, each customer paid $9; multiplied by 3 this equals $27; plus $2 for the tip equals $29. Where is the remaining dollar?
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15th

1. There's a body lying dead on a bed, and on the floor beside it is a pair of scissors. The scissors were instrumental in his death, yet there's no trace of blood. The body reveals no signs of any cuts or bruises. How could the person have been murdered with the pair of scissors?

2. If we tie a light oxygen tank to a bird so that it can breathe on the moon, would the bird fly faster, slower, or the same speed as it does on earth? (Remember that there is less gravity on the moon.)
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16th

1. 3 1 4 1 5 9 2...
What are the next three numerals in this series?

2. A snail is at the bottom of a well 30 feet deep. It crawls up 3 feet each day, but at night, it slips down 2 feet. How long does it take for the snail to crawl out the well?
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17th

A worm is at the bottom of a forty foot hole. It can crawl upwards at the rate of four feet in one day, but at night, it slips back three feet. At this rate, how long will it take the worm to crawl out of the hole?
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18th

1. If 2 hours ago it was as long after one o'clock in the afternoon as it was before one o'clock in the morning. What time would it be now?

2. Quebec women expect Robert to yell unless I offer _________.
Which one of the following drinks belongs at the end of the sentence?
Scotch, Brandy, Gin, Pepsi.
Solution


19th

8998971798998
What is so special about this set of numbers, aside from the fact that it is a palindrome?
Solution


20th

I can be any color you can imagine.
You see me in everyday life.
I have been around for many, many years, look around...
You can probably see some of me right now.
What am I?
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21st

1. If the date of the last Saturday of last month and the first Sunday of this month do not add up to 33, what month are we in?

2. Jason decided to give his bike 3 coats of paint. Which coat would go on the first?
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22nd

Can you find 13 animals hidden in these words?

Pheasantoadderaturtleechareelionewtiger
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23rd

Try to find out a multi-digit number that if multiplied by the number 9 or any of its multiplications products (18, 27, 36, 45,..) will result in the multiplication factor repeated (n) number of times.
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24th

What do the following words have in common?
FAST
STRIKE
BILL
QUANTUM
SANCTION
Solution


25th

1. Double my number, I'm less than a score, half of my number is less than four. Add one to my double when bakers are near, days of the week are still greater, I fear. What am I?

2. Continue this pattern: 1, 2, 3, 5, ?, ?
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26th

Can you make this sentence into a phrase by only adding punctuation?
You may not add, subtract, or rearrange the words.

that that is is that that is not is not is that it it is
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27th

What number fits in all of these words/phrases?

Deck
Year
Vietnam
Desert Storm
Singing in the Rain
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28th

These words belong to the same logical family:
CALCIFEROUS, CUPELLATION, EDUCATION, LACTIFEROUS, OUTDISTANCE, PNEUMONIA

Which of these words does too?
ZYMOTICALLY, ABSTEMIOUS, UNAPOSTOLIC, MEDALLION
Solution


29th

Picture an empty wine bottle with a cork secured at the top in the usual way. Inside the bottle a metal ring hangs suspended by a string. How is it possible to make the metal ring drop to the bottom of the bottle without touching the ring, the thread, the cork, or the bottle while leaving the cork in place and intact?
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30th

1. I'm in a rock, not in a stone
I'm in marrow, not in bone
I'm in a bolster, not in a bed
I'm not living , I'm not dead

2. I have seven letters. The first two stand for a boy. The first three stand for a girl. The first four stand for a brave boy. But all of my letters stand for a brave girl. What word am I?
Solution

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