Puzzles & Riddles

Brain Teasers

  • Riddle : I Won't Let You Down
    on 23/03/2019 at 12:00 am

    Braingle's Daily Brain Teaser for Mar 23, 2019 I've many holes but I will never leak Not comfortable? Just give me a tweak Though often together most of the day Come bedtime we'll go our separate ways Life without me might be kind of a drag 'Cause when I'm not around things tend to sag Doing my job, your reliable mate This is a "hold-up" you'll appreciate What am I? Check Braingle.com for the answer. […]

  • Trivia Quiz: Funky Monkeys!
    on 23/03/2019 at 12:00 am

    Braingle's Daily Trivia Quiz for Mar 23, 2019 A Nature > Animals Quiz : How much do you know about these funny creatures? 1. What are a group of monkeys called?2. Have monkeys ever been in space?3. Finish this monkey quote. "Never believe that body is permanent. Body is like a water bubble. Mind is like a ___ ___."4. What are you doing if you are "monkeying around"?5. Do monkeys like bananas?6. About how many species of monkeys are there?7. Monkeys help disabled people.8. This cute little monkey has flown a kite, taken a job, earned a medal, ridden a bike, and learned the alphabet, just to name a few. The man who cares for him in his book series is the Man in the Yellow Hat. Who is this cute little monkey?9. Finish this monkey quote: "Just 'cause you got the monkey off your back doesn't mean ___ ___ ___ ___ ___."10. Monkeys can fly.Take the Quiz at Braingle.com […]

  • Word of the Day : Augury
    on 23/03/2019 at 12:00 am

    au-gu-ry noun :: The art or practice of foretelling events; divination. noun :: An omen; prediction; prognostication; indication of the future; presage. "In turn I recalled each one I had seen, and tried to draw some augury of assistance from my memory." --Wells, H.G. More Vocabulary Articles... […]

  • Find Your Environment
    on 22/03/2019 at 12:00 am

    Previously, we discussed how different environments can affect performance. This exercise will help you determine what types of things help or hinder your own creativity. First, think about your current conceptual productivity and rank it on a scale of 1 to 10. This will serve as a benchmark to determine improvement in the future. Now, get a piece of paper and describe the most ideal environment that you can imagine. If you could design and build the perfect office or study, what would you do? Think about lighting, noise, temperature, access to materials, access to food, collaboration with friends and co-workers, communication, etc. Once you are done, compare this perfect environment to the one in which you currently work. What small changes could you make to move your current space toward your ideal? Make these changes. Once you have used the new space for a while, rank your productivity again and see if it has improved. If you work in a group, have everyone do this exercise (anonymously if desired) and see what the team has in common. If you implement these common requests, you'll be boosting the productivity of everyone involved. More Creativity Articles... […]

  • Interest
    on 22/03/2019 at 12:00 am

    Naturally, people pay more attention to the things that interest them. If you like sports, you are going to remember teams and stats much more readily than someone who is not interested in sports. There are two ways to use this fact to your advantage when you need to remember something that is not interesting. One way is to try to make the material more meaningful by looking for ways that it is similar to something that you enjoy. Another way is to use rewards and punishments. For example, if you can recall 10 items from your flashcards or study for a full hour, you could reward yourself with a study break and a piece of candy. Some people may give themselves the reward even if they fail the task, so if you have trouble being honest with yourself ask someone to dispense the rewards for you. More Memory Articles... […]

Logic Riddles

  • Heads – tails
    by SmartestBrain.com on 23/08/2010 at 7:45 am

    As it often happens in life evil warlock imprisoned a wise man. Surprisingly he gave him a chance to save himself if he fulfils one task. There is a round tray on the table which can be turned around freely. There are four coins on the tray placed as corners of a square. Wiseman has his eyes covered so he doesn’t see anything. His task is to turn the coins so that they are all heads up. He is not in easy situation. He may turn some coins and than the warlock will turn the tray around. He turns some coins again warlock turns the tray again. It goes on until all coins are turned correctly. At that moment evil warlock ends the game. Wiseman can’t recognize one side from the other by touching it. He has to leave the coins where they were in the corners of a square. And mainly – because of the evil magic – he has the worst luck so if he relies just on chance he will never fulfill the task. […]

  • Prisoners
    by SmartestBrain.com on 16/08/2010 at 7:33 am

    Prison guards are bored so during dinner they announce the prisoners that they will play a game: In the morning they will stand in a line so that every prisoner will see all standing in front of him but no one behind him. Guards will randomly paint red or white stripe on their back. They will ask prisoners one by one from the last to the first. They will be allowed to say just one word “red” or “white”. If the prisoner says the color he has on his back he may go home in opposite case he will be executed without delay. The prisoners are in one cell during the night and they can discuss the tactics. Which is the best? How many will survive? […]

  • Three Chinamen
    by SmartestBrain.com on 09/08/2010 at 6:52 am

    There are three Chinese guys sleeping in a hotel room. Someone paints their faces with black color during the night. When they wake up in the morning they look at each other and all start laughing. If one of them realizes he is black too he stops laughing. Because they are all smart and they know it about each other one of them will realize it soon. How did he find out? Just realize that if two friends are dirty it means that I am too. If I see two laughing dirty guys it doesn’t mean that I’m dirty too they might be laughing at each other and I might be clean. Chinese didn’t point or say anything. […]

  • Trail
    by SmartestBrain.com on 03/08/2010 at 6:48 am

    You are sentenced at court. Judge is a fair guy so he offers you following: “You can say one sentence to defend yourself. If you lie we will hang you. If you tell us the truth we will shoot you.” What will you say? […]

  • Mother-in-law
    by SmartestBrain.com on 19/07/2010 at 6:32 am

    Man comes home and what does he see? Mother-in-law came over. I don’t know how but they started a fight. About what is not important at all. ... Mother-in-law: You just lie all the time. Man: No way... Mother-in-law: You don’t tell a sentence without lying! Man: Don’t be ridiculous! Mother-in-law: Let’s try it: tell me one true sentence. Man: Ok but you will get out after. Mother-in-law: If you tell me true sentence I’ll go but if you will lie again I will stay. I promise I will! Man thought for a while and than told her one sentence. Mother-in-law suddenly realized that to keep her promise she has to hang herself. What did the man tell her? […]

  • Riddle #4077
    on 26/02/2019 at 8:28 pm

    A rich man suddenly dies from a cut on his finger. The next day, two men appeared and claimed to be his long-lost son. They both fit the description in the will and had all the necessary documents. The family attorney proposed a blood test. One man agreed while the other point blank refused. The one who agreed was arrested for fraud at once. The second man was accepted as the heir. Why? […]

  • Riddle #4076
    on 26/02/2019 at 8:22 pm

    A photojournalist entered a dangerous cave to take some pictures. Suddenly the cave starting shaking. The journalist had to run out but forgot which way he got inside. There are 4 tunnels leading him outside. Tunnel 1: Poisonous bats that will kill you immediately.Tunnel 2: Heat from underground that will burn anyone.Tunnel 3: Toxic gas that will kill any kind of animal.Tunnel 4: Radioactive pl... […]

  • Riddle #4075
    on 26/02/2019 at 8:16 pm

    There're two people in front of you: your friend and an imposter looking exactly like your friend. There's no way to determine who is who by asking questions, they know the same information about you. You have only one bullet in your gun. If you kill or injure the imposter, you and your friend will be saved, If you're wrong, he'll kill you immediately. How will you know? […]

  • Riddle #4074
    on 26/02/2019 at 12:44 am

    The police found a lost kid. He is too young to talk and can't say where his parents are. Three people came claiming they were the kid's parent. They were allowed to spend 2 minutes alone with the boy. The policemen were watching them through the window.Claiming parent 1: A woman with chocolate, a burger, and fries feeding the little kid.Claiming parent 2: "Where were you, I have been looking f... […]

  • Riddle #4073
    on 26/02/2019 at 12:37 am

    Mary was driving home from the countryside. She stopped by a grocery store to get some food. When she walked out of the store, her car was gone. She called the police right away. The police found her car near the bank and held three suspects.Suspect 1: A chubby man with fitness clothes on.Suspect 2: A woman with money in her hand.Suspect 3: A man with dirt on his pants. […]