Puzzles & Riddles

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Brain Teasers

  • Mental Filing System
    on 21/10/2019 at 12:00 am

    As you are falling asleep, do you ever think about things that you need to do the next day, but you don't want to turn on the light to write them down? The Phonetic Mnemonic System can help you remember these things in the morning. In fact, this system can be used any time that you don't have a pen and paper handy. To do this, simply associate the thing that you need to do (go to the bank) with a phonetic keyword for 1 (tie). Visualize the next thing that you need to do (pick up dinner) with a keyword for 2 (knee). When you wake up in the morning, you simply need to go through your keywords to remember the things that you need to do. A variation on this method is to group your keywords by category. For example keywords 1-10 could be used for things related to work, keywords 11-20 could be for things related to home, and so on. This will help mentally organize your to-do list. To reduce interference between days, you could use different keywords for each day of the week. Monday uses keywords 1-10, Tuesday 11-20, etc. Pick the method that works best for you. More Memory Articles...

  • Mental Smells II
    on 21/10/2019 at 12:00 am

    Close your eyes and try to recreate the following smells. This exercise helps improve your ability to form concrete impressions from memory. 1. A rotten egg 2. Pumpkin pie 3. Wet dog 4. Freshly cut grass 5. A new car How well did you do at recreating the smells? For more of these exercises try Mental Smells I. More Creativity Articles...

  • Word of the Day : Cronyism
    on 21/10/2019 at 12:00 am

    cro-ny-ism noun :: Favoritism shown to old friends without regard for their qualifications, as in political appointments to office. "The cronyism of the CEO filled the company's top positions with incompetent people, and the company failed." More Vocabulary Articles...

  • Trivia Quiz: "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" Quiz
    on 21/10/2019 at 12:00 am

    Braingle's Daily Trivia Quiz for Oct 21, 2019 A Movies Quiz : Do you know the movie, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"? 1. How many Golden Tickets were given out?2. What country was the first ticket found in?3. What was Charlie's last name?4. Willy Wonka's dad was a teacher.5. What did Violet turn into?6. Where did Charlie's dad work?7. Who played Willy Wonka?8. How many people lived in Charlie's house?9. What was Charlie's prize?10. What did Willy Wonka say Charlie's grandparents smelled like?11. Charlie was the second kid to find a ticket.Take the Quiz at Braingle.com

  • Language Brain Teaser : Oh How I Love Patterns!
    on 21/10/2019 at 12:00 am

    Braingle's Daily Brain Teaser for Oct 21, 2019 What do these six words have in common? BACKSPLASH BIRTHPLACE MATCHSTICK HEARTTHROB THOUSANDTHS ANGSTS BONUS: What's so special about the word ANGSTS? 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 #4134
    on 27/09/2019 at 2:44 pm

    Man walks into a store and says to the shop owner:“I will spend $10 in your store if you double the amount of money I now have in my pocket.”Store owner agrees; doubles his money; he spends $10 and leaves.He repeats this at 2 more stores. When he leaves the 3rd store he has $0 dollars.How much money did he have in his pocket when he walked into the first store?

  • Riddle #4123
    on 04/09/2019 at 3:31 pm

    What goes up but never go down?

  • Riddle #4118
    on 21/08/2019 at 1:38 am

    You build a house and all 4 walls are facing south.Where did you build the house?

  • 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.