Brainteaser

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  1. profile image0
    sophsposted 8 years ago

    I saw this and had to share it! smile

    Brainteaser:
    What do the following words have in common ?   


    1. Banana

    2. Dresser

    3. Grammar

    4. Potato

    5. Revive

    6. Uneven

    7. Assess

    First one to get it right wins! smile

    1. profile image0
      WildIrisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Dbl. letters?

  2. Misha profile image71
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Inverted pairs of letters.

    an na
    es se
    am ma
    ot to
    ev ve
    ne en
    ss ss


    And no, I never seen this before tongue

  3. profile image46
    KayMacposted 8 years ago

    What he said

  4. quicksand profile image68
    quicksandposted 8 years ago

    You take the first letter of each word and move it to the last slot and read it backwards. lol lol lol
    Very clever of you to find seven such words, Sophs! smile

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      sophsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yaaaaaayyyyy! big_smile lol

      1. Misha profile image71
        Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Looks like there is more than one way to skin a cat smile

      2. quicksand profile image68
        quicksandposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        ... and you said the winner gets a two week all paid cruise from where to where?

    2. blondepoet profile image67
      blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes I am with QS that is exactly what I would have said.

      1. quicksand profile image68
        quicksandposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        You are brilliant, BlondPoetess. smile ... and I am brilliant too because I said what you would have said if I hadn't said what I have already said, and since what you would have said what I have already said if I had not said anything, and what you would have said in such an instance would have been the precise answer! lol lol lol

  5. Mikel G Roberts profile image76
    Mikel G Robertsposted 8 years ago

    Nicely Done QS!!

    NEXT:

    If you and I are sheep herders...

    One day you come up to me and say why don't you give me one of your sheep, so I will have twice as many as you...
    I respond, why don't you give me one of yours, so we will both have the same amount of sheep?

    How many sheep did each of us start out with?

    1. profile image0
      sophsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      2?

      1. Mikel G Roberts profile image76
        Mikel G Robertsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        2+1=3

        2-1=1   1 and 3 are not equal and 1 is not half of 3...

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          sophsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Ohhhhhhh sad Iam not clever enough for these things lol

          1. Mikel G Roberts profile image76
            Mikel G Robertsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            wink

    2. Ivorwen profile image72
      Ivorwenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You had 3 and I had 1?

      1. Mikel G Roberts profile image76
        Mikel G Robertsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        3+1=4 1-1=0 ; 1+1=2 3-1=2

        0 is not half of 4 ; 2 does equal 2

        1. Ivorwen profile image72
          Ivorwenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          1+1=2  3-1=2  Is what I was thinking.

          From the way you are working the math, I am beginning to think that we both start with the same #, but that is not specified in the problem.

          1. Mikel G Roberts profile image76
            Mikel G Robertsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            are you asking for a hint?...lol

    3. quicksand profile image68
      quicksandposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Mikel.

      That sheep one was tough for me. Whenever I start counting sheep I always fall asleep after counting the very first one. smile

  6. Mikel G Roberts profile image76
    Mikel G Robertsposted 8 years ago

    Everyone give up?

    1. Faybe Bay profile image70
      Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      4 and five

      1. Faybe Bay profile image70
        Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        no that doesn't work either I give

      2. Mikel G Roberts profile image76
        Mikel G Robertsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        nope...

        4+1=5 5-1=4 ; 5+1=6 4-1=3

  7. habee profile image95
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    Yeah, but you make a sentence using all seven words correctly??

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      Linda Hposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I need to revive before I assess the state of my dresser or alternatively my grammar, thus I will go now to eat potato crisps and a banana.

      like that? maybe? silly little sentence.

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    Linda Hposted 8 years ago

    Hi

    'you' had 7 sheep and I had 5. In the first transaction, your seven plus my one = 8 which is twixe what I have left 4.
    In the second 7-1 =6 and 5+1 =6

    Cheers from Oz

    1. Mikel G Roberts profile image76
      Mikel G Robertsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      YES, I missed you posting the answer
        5 and 7

  9. Beth100 profile image73
    Beth100posted 8 years ago

    Oh, tis too late for math word problems!!!!

    If I were a sheepdog, then......

    1. Mikel G Roberts profile image76
      Mikel G Robertsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol

  10. Beth100 profile image73
    Beth100posted 8 years ago

    I'd just eat them all!

    1. Faybe Bay profile image70
      Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Cheers! smile smilebig_smile

      1. Beth100 profile image73
        Beth100posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Wanna a roasted rack?  lol

  11. cheaptrick profile image72
    cheaptrickposted 8 years ago

    An Archaeologist digs up two perfectly preserved bodies and declares"This is Adam and Eve".
    how can he tell?

    1. Mikel G Roberts profile image76
      Mikel G Robertsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The male is minus one rib...


      (nice post btw Sophs)

      1. blondepoet profile image67
        blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Damn I knew the answer in seconds but I came too late again. Do you have anymore up your sleeve Mikel apart from some awesome tattoos up there.

  12. profile image52
    Linda Hposted 8 years ago

    No navels

    They must have been awfully well preserved huh?

    1. cheaptrick profile image72
      cheaptrickposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Bingo!

  13. Mikel G Roberts profile image76
    Mikel G Robertsposted 8 years ago

    LMAO...

  14. Mikel G Roberts profile image76
    Mikel G Robertsposted 8 years ago

    Next one?

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    Linda Hposted 8 years ago

    I love this one.

    An Arab sheik is old and must will his fortune to one of his two sons. He makes a proposition. His two sons will ride their camels in a race, and whichever camel crosses the finish line LAST will win the fortune for its owner. During the race, the two brothers wander aimlessly for days, neither willing to cross the finish line. In desperation, they ask a wise man for advice. He tells them something; then the brothers leap onto the camels and charge toward the finish line. What did the wise man say?

    1. profile image52
      Linda Hposted 8 years ago

      No and no keep trying I know you can get it.

      :-)

      1. Mikel G Roberts profile image76
        Mikel G Robertsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Can I get a hint?

        I'm drawing a blank...

    2. Mikel G Roberts profile image76
      Mikel G Robertsposted 8 years ago

      Once the two brothers get to the finish line they attempt to push the other brothers camel across the finish line first.

      1. profile image52
        Linda Hposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        A hint? ok they are going hell for leather for the finish line no stopping - there is a key word in the question and in your first post you used a similar meaning word.
        Anything else would give the game away.

        1. Faybe Bay profile image70
          Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Switch camels?

          1. profile image52
            Linda Hposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Correct........the keyword is the 'owner' of the camel who comes last, so if I am riding my brothers camel I want it to win so mine will lose........just clarifying.
            :-)

            1. Mikel G Roberts profile image76
              Mikel G Robertsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Nice...

              pushing the others camel across the finish line first works too though... tongue

    3. cashmere profile image82
      cashmereposted 8 years ago

      Try this one out
      A man lives on the 20th floor of his building. Each day he takes the lift to the ground floor and goes to work. Each evening he returns home and goes up to the 19th floor. Gets off and walks the stairs up to the 20th. Why does he do that?

      1. profile image52
        Linda Hposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        He works on the ground floor and therefore only has to go 19 floors up to get home.
        Cheers

      2. Faybe Bay profile image70
        Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        He lives on the roof?

        1. blondepoet profile image67
          blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I reckon because he is a very short man and cannot reach the twentieth button so he gets out and walks the last floor.

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            sophsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Haha! I agree with BlondePoet! smile

    4. profile image52
      Linda Hposted 8 years ago

      The lift only goes to the 19th floor, you ommitted to mention that in the morning he has to walk doen the stairs to catch the lift on the 19th

    5. profile image0
      sophsposted 8 years ago

      John and Mary are lying dead on the floor of the apartment they live in. Surrounding them is broken glass and water. A breeze is blowing in the window. Explain that one. smile

      1. Faybe Bay profile image70
        Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Sophs found John with Mary, busted in through the widow and killed them both knocking over the water dispenser in the process! big_smile

        1. profile image0
          sophsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Haha good answer! but noooooppee smile

          1. Faybe Bay profile image70
            Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I've heard it and can't remember! smile Like original sin, can't remember that either. smile

      2. quicksand profile image68
        quicksandposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        John and Mary are the names of two goldfish. The window burst open knocking over the bowl in which they lived. That explains the broken glass and water. Right?

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          sophsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Haha yes! smile

          1. quicksand profile image68
            quicksandposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Hey I am surprised myself. Just figured it out. I was sure the answer would have been different. Wow! Lucky me! smile smile smile

    6. emily01 profile image55
      emily01posted 8 years ago

      Hey nice brainteaser would love to have more smile

    7. quicksand profile image68
      quicksandposted 8 years ago

      Could anybody figure this out?

      They broke into the room and found this guy hanging by the neck. Dead. It was a suicide. The door and windows were shut from inside. He was hanging from a beam that was close to the center of the room. There was water all around. The room was empty and not even an item of furniture was in sight. How did he get up there to hang himself?

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        sophsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        He stood on a block of ice? smile

        1. quicksand profile image68
          quicksandposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Sure he did! You win a free cruise from the North Pole to the South Pole! lol

          1. profile image0
            sophsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Haha! big_smile

    8. jonathanacosta17 profile image56
      jonathanacosta17posted 8 years ago

      here's one.

      two guys in a bar order the same drink scotch on the rocks from the same bottle. guy A downs his in a jiffy. guy B nurses his. moments later, guy B falls down dead. what did he die of?

      1. jenblacksheep profile image83
        jenblacksheepposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Guy A shot him in the head?

    9. englightenedsoul profile image60
      englightenedsoulposted 8 years ago

      two guys in a bar order the same drink scotch on the rocks from the same bottle. guy A downs his in a jiffy. guy B nurses his. moments later, guy B falls down dead. what did he die of?


      May be the ice was poisonous!!

      1. jonathanacosta17 profile image56
        jonathanacosta17posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        yep. you got it.

    10. quicksand profile image68
      quicksandposted 8 years ago

      A group of archeologists are excavating. Their findings will decide which of them deserves the award for "Archaeologist Of The Century."

      Most of them find stuff belonging to the tenth century except one. This guy Tom finds a vase dated 1000-BC. He is so excited that he has found something belonging to a pre-historic era that he rushes to submit his findings.

      Tom is certain of getting the coveted award!

      However, within minutes of submitting his findings along with his report, he is expelled from the society of archeologists!

      Poor Tom! Why?

    11. profile image52
      Linda Hposted 8 years ago

      because in any year 'before Christ' noone would have known it was before Christ and therefore nothing would have been marked BC

      1. quicksand profile image68
        quicksandposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Dead right! smile

     
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