Puzzles & Riddles

Brain Teasers

  • Today's Daily Brain Teaser (Sep 23, 2018)
    on 23/09/2018 at 12:00 am

    Word Jumble 2 - The Gemstone Series Unscramble the words below, then take the letters from each word as instructed: EQUEU Take letters 1,4 and 5 YMRRA Take letters 1,2 and 3 IELAN Take letters 1,3 and 5 CBA Take letter 2 Unscramble the letters you collected... what do you get? Check Braingle.com for the answer. […]

  • Today's Daily Trivia Quiz (Sep 23, 2018)
    on 23/09/2018 at 12:00 am

    My Heart Will Go On How much do you know about the song "My Heart Will Go On" in the movie "Titanic"? Take the Quiz at Braingle.com […]

  • Vocabulary : Word of the Day : Condign
    on 23/09/2018 at 12:00 am

    con-dign adj :: Deserved, appropriate. "Worrying about a criminal's condign punishment is not a worthwhile task." […]

  • Creativity : Brainstorm Rule: Go for Quantity
    on 21/09/2018 at 12:00 am

    The goal of a Brainstorm is to come up with many different possible solutions to a problem. Be prolific! Don't dwell on any particular thought unless you are building on it. There will be plenty of time to think about the details of each idea at a later date. The moderator should try to maintain the energy and pace of the meeting by keeping people on track and forcing them to go on to the next idea. If someone is going into a long-winded explanation of something, the moderator should interrupt them and ask for a one-sentence summary. Having a quota for the number of ideas you want to produce is a good motivator for the group. Try for at least 100 ideas in a half-hour brainstorm. […]

  • Memory : Where You Study
    on 21/09/2018 at 12:00 am

    Studies show that where you learn something has an effect on your ability to recall the information at a later date. In particular, your ability to remember something is improved if you learn the information in the same or similar location that you will recall it. This is because the context in which you learn the material serves as a landmark for your memory. To use this to your advantage, you should study your subject in the location where you will be expected to recall it. For example, if you are studying for a test, you could study the material in the same classroom (or similar classroom) where you are going to be tested. If you are memorizing lines for a play, you could do it in the theater where you will be performing. If you don't know where you will be expected to recall the information, or if you can't replicate the environment, then you should try to study the material in a variety of different places so you don't get tied to one particular location. Studies also show that your body position affects your accuracy at recalling information. So, if you are going to be sitting down while taking your test, it might be a good idea to be seated when you study for it, as opposed to lying down. […]

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 #4043
    on 06/05/2018 at 4:00 am

    What is the only place you leave without entering it? […]

  • Riddle #4042
    on 12/04/2018 at 2:47 am

    I move faster in certain solids, but slower in certain gases. I am typically broken by objects with large masses. I can be used as for pleasure, practice, and even an alarm. If used excessively, I can cause harm. What am I? […]

  • Riddle #4041
    on 28/03/2018 at 7:23 pm

    Which city is the dangerous city in the world? […]

  • Riddle #4040
    on 28/03/2018 at 7:20 pm

    In Africa, a baby was born - Are the baby's teeth black or white? […]

  • Riddle #4037
    on 05/03/2018 at 4:52 pm

    Men are just as small as stars to mebut men can see me while the stars cannot.I am a reflection of the ocean and fire but never earth though without an earth you cannot have me. […]