Puzzles & Riddles

Brain Teasers

  • Today's Daily Brain Teaser (Jul 18, 2018)
    on 18/07/2018 at 12:00 am

    Take a Break Discovered in Africa, I spread like a tide To become a hot staple known the world wide. A necessity to some, a treasure to many, I'm best enjoyed among pleasant company. Some like me hot and some like me cold. Some prefer mild, others only bold. Some take me straight, while some like to savor My essence to which has been added a flavor. So put down your cares and sit awhile with me; I'll send you back refreshed and full of energy. Check Braingle.com for the answer. […]

  • Memory : The Link Method
    on 18/07/2018 at 12:00 am

    The link method is a simple way to remember a list of items in order. Suppose you have to do a few chores such as drop off the kids at school, go to the bank, and then do some grocery shopping. Try linking these items together in a little story: "I'm going to drop the kids off at the bank because they can crawl through the slot in the teller window and pick out the groceries from inside the vault." The more unusual the story, the more likely you are to remember it! With practice, it's possible to quickly remember at least a dozen items using this method, and it also gives you a chance to stretch your creativity by thinking up crazy stories. […]

  • Today's Daily Trivia Quiz (Jul 18, 2018)
    on 18/07/2018 at 12:00 am

    One Letter 3 Do you know your letters? This quiz will test your knowledge of words that can be hyphenated with just a single letter before the hyphen; you must identify that letter. Every answer in this quiz is just a single letter. Take the Quiz at Braingle.com […]

  • Vocabulary : Word of the Day : Veritable
    on 18/07/2018 at 12:00 am

    ver-i-ta-ble adj :: Real rightly named. Genuine. "The Mona Lisa is a veritable masterpiece." […]

  • Stress : Worry
    on 18/07/2018 at 12:00 am

    It's tough to be creative when you are filled with worry. If you are worrying about your grade on a project or how your boss is going to react to your ideas, you are going to have a difficult time getting into a creative mindset. You need to be able to completely free your mind in order to have the flexibility to go into unfamiliar territory and find innovative ideas. Here is one technique to reduce your worry about the outcome of a project. Gather all the Facts Without all the facts, there is no way to know how to move forward. Most worry occurs because you are uncertain about what direction to take on a particular task. The more facts you have, the more certain you will be. If you need to make a decision at the end of the week, don't even think about the decision until Friday. Spend the whole week objectively gathering all the information that you can about the decision. When Friday comes along, you will probably find that the facts have already made the decision for you. […]

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. […]