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Brain Teaser

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Brain Teaser

Two mothers and two daughters were fishing. They managed to catch one big fish, one small fish, and one fat fish.

Since only three fish were caught, how is it possible that they each took home a fish?

Brian Teaser - How to Age Quickly?

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The day before yesterday, Fred was 17 years old.

Next year, he will be 20 years old.

How is this possible?

Brain Teasers

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Can you decipher these common Christmas Carols?

1. Happiness to the Global Ecosystem
2. Small male percussionist
3. I am experiencing nocturnal visions of a colourless holiday
4. A Non-summer fairytale area
5. Oh holiday conifer
6. Ten plus two twenty-four hour periods of holiday festivity
7. Hey tiny city in Israel
8. In a remote location in a barn stall

Lateral Thinking Brain Teaser

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This is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. It looks so plain you would think nothing was wrong with it. In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is unusual though. Study it, and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit, you might find out

Brain Teaser - How Many socks?

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In your drawer, there are six white socks, eight black socks, four green socks and two brown socks. Without looking at the socks, how many do you have to reach in and pull out to end up with a matching pair?

Answer
You need to take out five socks. There are four colours of socks, so if you take out five, you are sure to have two of the same colour.

Brain Teaser - How Many Knights?

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Brain Teaser

In chess, a knight moves two squares in one direction and one square in another direction, ending up on the diagonally opposite corner of a 2 x 3 grid. Intervening squared can be occupied. Find the maximum number of knights which can be placed on an 8 x 8 chess board so that so that no knight threatens another knight (can move into a square occupied by one of the other knights).

What is the placement of the knights on the board?

ANSWER - Next issue

Brain Teaser

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Brain Teaser

I was given a brain teaser with two groups of words missing. The four words in each group are anagrams of each other. I've solved the first group, but I'm stuck on the second group.
Can you help?

Time to decorate the Christmas tree! Putting up the lights was my job, but after that it was time to ENLIST some help. While the kids were busy adding TINSEL, I put on some music to LISTEN to; my favourite song is "SILENT Night".

After we finished decorating the Christmas tree, I hung the stockings on the __1__. Feeling a chill, I looked down and had to __2__ my __3__ lapse; the fire was out. I threw on my __4__ and stepped out into the cold night to gather some firewood. Upon my return, we were soon roasting chestnuts and sipping eggnog to complete a wonderful evening.

BrainTeasers

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Dad and Grandad

Tom says his grandad is only six years older than his dad. How is that possible?

Heap Big Problem
A big fat Indian and a small thin Indian were sitting outside a teepee, each smoking a pipe. The little Indian was the son of the big Indian, but the big Indian was not the little Indian's father. How come?

Sally and Olly

"We were born on the same day of the same year," said Sally.
"And we have the same mother and father," said Olly.
"But we're not twins," said Sally.
Can you explain?

Brain Teaser

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There are 5 houses in 5 different colours. In each house lives a person of a different nationality. The 5 owners drink a certain type of beverage, smoke a certain brand of cigar, and keep a certain pet.

Using the clues below can you determine who owns the fish?

The Brit lives in a red house.
The Swede keeps dogs as pets.
The Dane drinks tea.

The green house is on the immediate left of the white house.
The green house owner drinks coffee.
The person who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.

The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
The man living in the house right in the middle drinks milk.
The Norwegian lives in the first house.

The man who smokes Blend lives next door to the one who keeps cats.
The man who keeps horses lives next door to the man who smokes Dunhill.
The owner who smokes Blue Master drinks beer.

The German smokes Prince.
The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
The man who smokes Blend has a neighbour who drinks water

Answer in Macla News Magazine or next edition - Autumn 2010

Brain Teaser

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Recently, Snow White's seven dwarfs met up with three of their friends and went to the cinema to see Bambi. From the clues below, can you determine the order in which they stood in the ticket queue?


Grumpy was in front of Dopey.
Stumpy was behind Sneezy and Doc.
Doc was in front of Droopy and Happy.
Sleepy was behind Stumpy, Smelly and Happy.
Happy was in front of Sleepy, Smelly and Bashful.
Bashful was behind Smelly, Droopy and Sleepy.
Sneezy was in front of Dopey.
Smelly was in front of Grumpy, Stumpy and Sneezy.
Dopey was in front of Droopy.
Sleepy was in front of Grumpy and Bashful.
Dopey was behind Sneezy, Doc and Sleepy.
Stumpy was in front of Dopey.
Smelly was behind Doc.