Puzzles & Riddles


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Brain Teasers

  • Social Interactions
    on 05/12/2019 at 12:00 am

    As we have learned, events with emotional significance get preferential treatment by the hippocampus and are more likely to make strong memories. The most important way that emotions are created is from interactions with other people. Modern technology is constantly reducing the social interactions that we have on a daily basis. Drive-through pickup, self-checkout lines, Internet shopping and email are examples of ways that today's technology isolates us from face-to-face interactions with other people. Humans are social beings, and social interactions are required for good mental health. Several studies have shown that people with social lifestyles have stronger cognitive function than people who are reclusive. Social ties can also help one deal with life's stressful events. Try to get in touch with more people. Strike up a conversation with the person next to you on the bus, or the checkout person at the store. In addition to the mental benefit, you will be making the other person's day a little more interesting. More Memory Articles...

  • Defer Judgment
    on 05/12/2019 at 12:00 am

    Deferring judgment is an important rule for brainstorming sessions, and it's just as important for working with your own ideas. If you judge an idea too quickly, you will reject many ideas that have real potential. Early ideas are easy to reject because they are imperfect, but they can be improved and embellished. Sometimes the best ideas come from combining parts of several imperfect ideas. If you feel yourself jumping to judge or reject an idea (either your idea or someone else's idea), take a moment and allow yourself to recognize that not all ideas spring forth from the mind in perfect order. More Creativity Articles...

  • Trivia Quiz: Song: "If Everyone Cared"
    on 05/12/2019 at 12:00 am

    Braingle's Daily Trivia Quiz for Dec 05, 2019 A Music > Rock Quiz : See how well you know this Nickelback hit. 1. Complete the lyrics: "From underneath the trees, we watch the sky confusing ______ for satellites."2. Complete the lyrics: "I never dreamed that you'd be mine, but here we are, we're here ________."3. Complete the lyrics: "Singing Amen, I, I'm ______."4. Complete the lyrics: "If everyone cared and nobody ______."5. Complete the lyrics: "If everyone loved and nobody _____."6. Complete the lyrics: "If everyone shared and swallowed their _______, then we'd see the day when nobody ______."7. These lyrics are correct: "And in the air the fireflies, our only light in paradise."8. Complete the lyrics: "And as we lie beneath the stars, we realize how ______ we are."9. Complete the lyrics: "If they could ______ like you and me, imagine what the world could be."10. This is the sixth single from Nickelback's album "All the Right Reasons".Take the Quiz at Braingle.com

  • Word of the Day : Bombast
    on 05/12/2019 at 12:00 am

    bom-bast noun :: Cotton, or any soft, fibrous material, used as stuffing for garments; stuffing; padding. noun :: High-sounding words; an inflated style; language above the dignity of the occasion. adj. :: High-sounding; inflated; big without meaning. "Ordinarily I am not given to long speeches, nor ever before had I descended to bombast, but I had guessed at the keynote which would strike an answering chord in the breasts of the green Martians, nor was I wrong, for my harangue evidently deeply impressed them, and their attitude toward me thereafter was still further respectful." -- Burroughs, Edgar Rice More Vocabulary Articles...

  • Trick Brain Teaser : Going Crackers
    on 05/12/2019 at 12:00 am

    Braingle's Daily Brain Teaser for Dec 05, 2019 A cracker company was very mad when they heard the results from their cracker survey. The result said that the customers would prefer crackers to nothing at all. The same customers think that donuts are better than everything else. A new employee at the company had to tell their boss the bad news, but he saw a window of opportunity to get a promotion. When he got to his boss, he told him that the customers really preferred crackers to donuts. How did he come up with that? Check Braingle.com for the answer.

Logic Riddles

  • Heads – tails
    by SmartestBrain.com on 23/08/2010 at 8:45 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 8:33 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 7:52 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 7:48 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 7:32 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 #4188
    on 19/11/2019 at 11:42 am

    What season is it when you are on a trampoline?

  • Riddle #4187
    on 19/11/2019 at 11:34 am

    What do you call a retired vegetable?

  • Riddle #4186
    on 19/11/2019 at 11:29 am

    What kind of bed does a mermaid sleep in?

  • Riddle #4185
    on 19/11/2019 at 11:08 am

    What is as big as an elephant but weighs nothing?

  • Riddle #4184
    on 19/11/2019 at 10:55 am

    What did the banana say to the elephant?