Puzzles & Riddles

Brain Teasers

  • Logic Brain Teaser : A Man and Two Doors
    on 26/05/2019 at 12:00 am

    Braingle's Daily Brain Teaser for May 26, 2019 A man is trapped in a room. The room has only two possible exits: two doors. Through the first door there is a room constructed from magnifying glass. The blazing hot sun instantly fries anything or anyone that enters. Through the second door there is a fire-breathing dragon. How does the man escape? Check Braingle.com for the answer. […]

  • Trivia Quiz: Juno
    on 26/05/2019 at 12:00 am

    Braingle's Daily Trivia Quiz for May 26, 2019 A Movies Quiz : How well do you know this film? 1. Which of the following actresses plays the lead role in "Juno"?2. Who says, "I don't know, I drank like, ten tons of Sunny D"?3. What is the major thing that happens to Juno in the film?4. Who says, "And I doubt she gave you the stinkeye. That's just how her face looks, you know? That's just her face"?5. Michael Cera plays what character?6. "Juno" was up for 4 nominations in the 2008 Academy Awards.7. Who says, "Uh, dad? Either I just wet my pants... or... or... THUNDERCATS ARE GO"?8. How old is Juno in the beginning of the film?9. Who says, "That ain't no Etch-A-Sketch. This is one doodle that can't be un-did, Homeskillet"?10. What sport is Bleeker active in?11. Who plays the woman who Juno gives her baby to?12. Juno wanted to get an abortion.Take the Quiz at Braingle.com […]

  • Word of the Day : Scrutable
    on 26/05/2019 at 12:00 am

    scru-ta-ble adj :: Capable of being deciphered or understood. "Contrary to the norm, the instructions to my VCR were scrutable and easy to follow." More Vocabulary Articles... […]

  • Affirmations
    on 24/05/2019 at 12:00 am

    The mind is very receptive to suggestions. If you repeat to yourself that you feel stressed out and uncreative, then you are going to be stressed out and uncreative. If you tell yourself that you are calm, creative and full of energy, then you will feel and perform better in your daily life. An affirmation is a carefully crafted statement that you repeat over and over to yourself as a form of auto-suggestion. Affirmations can be a powerful way to reprogram the subconscious and become self-fulfilling. The key to crafting an effective affirmation is to make it appeal to your imagination. Imagination usually trumps intellect and common sense. For example, you probably don't have any problem walking in a straight line without falling down, but if you place a plank of wood over a pit of hungry alligators, you might think twice about walking across. Your imagination takes over and prevents you from performing the simple task. To make an effective affirmation, choose words that are simple, positive and to the point. Avoid statements of fact that your intellect might reject. For example, a bad affirmation might be, "I am the most creative person in my company." A better affirmation would be, "I am confident in my ability to think creatively." More Stress Articles... […]

  • Age Vulnerable Memory
    on 24/05/2019 at 12:00 am

    As the brain ages and deteriorates, there are certain functions that are affected more than others. In particular, processing speed, short-term memory, semantic memory, attention to details, and the ability to multitask are more vulnerable to natural age related decline. Fortunately, there are certain brain functions that are not affected much by age. These are attention, language, procedural memory, and creativity. In addition, wisdom naturally improves with age. These unaffected skills often compensate for the functions that deteriorate. More Memory Articles... […]

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 #4101
    on 14/05/2019 at 4:38 pm

    What begins and has no end, and ends all things that begin? […]

  • Riddle #4099
    on 07/05/2019 at 4:27 pm

    In 2000, a 40-year-old doctor told his son that, when he was a little boy, he decided to be a doctor after seeing on the internet a heart transplant being performed on a puppy with a defective heart so that the puppy could live a normal life. The boy then thought about being a doctor too someday so that he could help people in a similar way. What's wrong in this story? […]

  • Riddle #4093
    on 16/04/2019 at 5:42 am

    How do you drown a hipster? […]

  • Riddle #4092
    on 16/04/2019 at 5:37 am

    What did the fish say when he swam into a wall? […]

  • Riddle #4091
    on 16/04/2019 at 5:29 am

    How Do You Make Chicken Napoleon? […]