Puzzles & Riddles

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Brain Teasers

  • Only 10% of Your Brain
    on 19/08/2019 at 12:00 am

    It is a myth that humans only use a fraction of their brains. Even though scientists are still trying to unravel the mysteries of the human mind, every part of the brain is known to have a function. From an evolutionary point of view, larger brains would not have developed if there had not been an advantage to do so. The origins of this myth are unknown, but it might have originated from a researcher named Karl Spencer Lashley who lived about a hundred years ago. He removed parts of the brains of rats and showed that they could still perform certain tests. The problem with these results are that the rats were only tested on tasks that required the parts of the brain that had not been removed. If the rats had been given other tests, they would have certainly failed. More Memory Articles... […]

  • Word of the Day : Impugned
    on 19/08/2019 at 12:00 am

    im-pugn verb :: Challenged to be doubted. "The presidential candidated tried to impugn his opponent's record." More Vocabulary Articles... […]

  • Trivia Quiz: Chuck
    on 19/08/2019 at 12:00 am

    Braingle's Daily Trivia Quiz for Aug 19, 2019 A Television Quiz : How much do you know about this action-comedy TV show? Test your knowledge with this quiz. 1. What store does Chuck Bartowski work at?2. Who is Chuck's best friend?3. Devon Woodcomb's nickname is "Captain ______".4. What agency does Sarah Walker work for?5. What is the name of the database embedded in Chuck's brain?6. What character does actress Sarah Lancaster play on "Chuck"?7. Who is Orion?8. Who plays Colonel John Casey?9. Where did Chuck first meet agent Bryce Larkin?10. What group wrote the song used to open the show?Take the Quiz at Braingle.com […]

  • Left vs Right Brain Thinking
    on 19/08/2019 at 12:00 am

    As we know, the two hemispheres of the brain think in different ways. The left brain tends to be logical and analytical, while the right brain tends to be more creative and spontaneous. When you are using one side of your brain more than the other, this is called left or right brained thinking. Both types of thinking are valuable, so one should try to develop their skills in both. Unfortunately, left brained thinking is the type that is most valued by our society and taught in our schools. Almost all of the major subjects taught in school (math, science, history, etc) depend predominately on left brained thinking. Rarely do teachers encourage their students to think creatively and explore alternate solutions, and rarely are right brained studies (art, design, music, etc) encouraged. This over emphasis becomes even more problematic as students move into the professional world. In order to get support for a new project or idea, it must be clearly defined and understood (left brained thinking) by the people who are going to be paying for it. It's very difficult to get funding for a project if the goals are not clearly understood. As a result, creative ideas don't happen as frequently as they could if right brained thinking was more valued. It's no coincidence that the really creative ideas that occur from time to time are usually self-funded by the inventor working out of their garage. These are the people who understand the true value of thinking creatively. More Creativity Articles... […]

  • Riddle : Stick To The Cheeks
    on 19/08/2019 at 12:00 am

    Braingle's Daily Brain Teaser for Aug 19, 2019 Solve the two riddles. The answers should be anagrams of each other. (Thing 1) You use me when you want to cook For friends or family. But, whether written down or not, It's best you stick to me. (Thing 2) I like to think that I'm a skill, Not just some old technique. People do me to their ears, Or nose, or tongue, or cheek. Check Braingle.com for the answer. […]

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 #4117
    on 08/08/2019 at 10:14 am

    What is black then red and then white? […]

  • Riddle #4108
    on 05/07/2019 at 7:59 pm

    What has a tongue but can not talk. Gets around, but can not walk. […]

  • Riddle #4106
    on 09/06/2019 at 11:37 pm

    Red man tickle black man butt and white man jump on top. […]

  • Riddle #4105
    on 08/06/2019 at 3:09 pm

    What white coat lights up and is hot to the touch? […]

  • Riddle #4104
    on 03/06/2019 at 1:54 pm

    I am around everything, everything that lives because of me. What am I? […]