Check back everyday to test your brain skills! Answers posted the following school day after initial posting.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Friday, April 27, 2018
I am a rock, shell and bone medley.
If I was made into a man, I’d make people dream,
I gather in my millions by ocean, sea and stream.
Friday, April 13, 2018
Four men were in a boat on the lake. The boat turns over, and all four men sink to the bottom of the lake, yet not a single man got wet! Why?
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Jim’s teacher asked him his father’s name. He replied that his father’s name has 5 letters in it. His name starts and ends with 500. Additionally, the name has 5 in the middle. The second letter of the name is the first alphabet. And lastly, the name also contains the first number. What is John’s father’s name?
Answer to Wednesday, April 11, 2018 is David
500 (D) First Alpha (a) 5 (V) First number 1 (i) 500 (D)
Monday, April 9, 2018
Four friends Tom, Jin, Susan and Dora have 8 crayons in total which are two in each color – red, green, blue and yellow. While playing they have mixed up their crayons. All we know is each of the friends owned 2 crayons but none of them had crayons of same color.
One of the friends had a yellow and a blue crayon and another had a green and a blue crayon. Tom didn’t have a yellow crayon. Susan had a green crayon but not a red one. Jin had a yellow crayon. Dora had a blue but not a green one.
Which crayons belong to which friends?
Answer to Monday, April 9, 2018 is
Tom- green and red
Jin- yellow and red
Susan- green and blue
Dora- yellow and blue
Friday, April 6, 2018
While changing a tire, a motorist accidentally dropped all four wheel nuts into the sewer grate. He tried everything to retrieve them, but — to no avail. The man was beginning to suspect that he would have to spend many hours by the roadside, when a passing kid suddenly helped him solve the problem. Acting on the kid’s advice, he successfully fitted a new tire and drove to the nearest service station without accidents.
What was the advise that the kid gave him?
Answer to Friday, April 6, 2018 is the kid told the man to take one wheel nut from each of the other tires, for a total of three, and secure the fourth tire with the three wheel nuts.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
The 4 criminals are lined up on some steps. They are all facing in the same direction. A wall separates the fourth man from the other three. So to summarize:
- Man 1 can see men 2 and 3.
- Man 2 can see man 3.
- Man 3 can see none of the others.
- Man 4 can see none of the others.
The criminals are wearing hats. They are told that there are two white hats and two black hats. The men initially don’t know what color hat they are wearing. They are told to shout out the color of the hat that they are wearing as soon as they know for certain what color it is.
- They are not allowed to turn round or move.
- They are not allowed to talk to each other.
- They are not allowed to take their hats off.
Who is the first person to shout out and why?
Answer to Tuesday, April 3, 2018 is Man 2 will shout out after some time.
Here’s why :
- Man 3 and 4 cannot see the others hats.
- Man 1 sees a white hat and a black hat and knows his hat can be black or white.
- Man 2 sees one black hat , but if he is also wearing a black hat, it would be obvious to Man 1 that he is wearing a white hat. Since Man 1 did not shout out, Man 2 concluded that he himself is wearing a white hat.
Friday, March 23, 2018
How many squares are in this photo?
Answer to Friday, March 23, 2018 is 40 squares.
Thursday, March 22, 2018
A boy fell off a 100ft high ladder, but did not get hurt. How?
Answer to Thursday, March 22, 2018 is that the boy fell off the bottom rung of the ladder.
Monday, March 19, 2018
2 fathers and and 2 sons ate 3 eggs for breakfast, each eating exactly one egg. How could that be?
Answer to Monday, March 19, 2018 is it was a grandfather, father, and son. The father is both a father and son.
Friday, March 16, 2018
How can you add eight 8’s to equal 1000?
Answer to Friday, March 16, 2018 is 888 + 88 + 8 + 8 + 8.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Why can’t a man living in the USA be buried in Canada?
Answer to Monday, March 14, 2018 is you can’t bury a LIVING man.
Monday, March 5, 2018
What can you hold without ever touching?
Answer to Monday, March 5, 2018 is your breath.
Thursday, March 1, 2018
I have a wad of money in my pocket. I give away half and then spend half of what remains. Then, I lost five dollars. That left me with just 5 bucks. How much money did I start with?
Answer to Thursday, March 1, 2018 is $40.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Wednesday, Friday, or Sunday?
Answer to Wednesday, February 28, 2018 is yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Which is correct to say
“The yolk of the egg is white” or “The yolk of the egg are white”
Answer to Thursday, February 22, 2018 is neither, egg yolks are yellow.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
What is the fastest way to add up all the numbers from 1 to 1,000?
Answer to Tuesday, February 20, 2018 is to pair them up, 1 goes with 999, 2 goes with 998 and so on. In the end you have 499 pairs that equal 1000 each, so 499 times 1000 is 499,000. The only numbers 1 to 1000 that don’t have pairs are 500 and 1000, so you just add those on at the end to get 500,500 as the final answer.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Guess the next three letters in the series GTNTL…
Answer to Wednesday, February 14, 2018 is ITS. GTNTL is the first letter of each word in the sentence, so the next three letters in the series would be the next three letters.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
What words link together the words pairs below. For example, the first word that links lock and piano together is key.
1. LOCK — PIANO
2. SHIP — CARD
3. TREE — CAR
4. SCHOOL — EYE
5. PILLOW — COURT
6. RIVER — MONEY
7. BED — PAPER
8. ARMY — WATER
9. TENNIS — NOISE
10. SMOKER — PLUMBER
Answer to Tuesday, February 13, 2018 in order is key, deck, trunk, pupil, case, bank, sheet, tank, racket, and pipe.
Monday, February 12, 2018
Answer to Monday, February 12, 2018 is 87. If you look at the image upside down, the numbers go from 86 to 91, and the car is parked in parking spot number 87.
Friday, February 9, 2018
Answer to Friday. February 9, 2018 is 9.
Monday, February 5, 2018
Answers to Monday, February 5, 2018 first row, left to right is, crying to the bank, high stakes, and too bad. Second row, left to right is, eyes in the back of my head, mini skirt, and all in all.
Friday, February 2, 2018
Answer to Friday, February 2, 2018 is 3. In each diagram, the sum of the top three numbers equals the sum of the bottom three.
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Answer to Thursday, February 1, 2018 is 4. Each horizontal row adds up to a number that then increases by 2 each row down. The first row adds up to 20, the second is 22, and so on until the last row, which needs to adds to 30. 30 – 9 – 9 – 2 -1 – 5 = 4 so the missing number is 4.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Answer to Tuesday, January 30, 2018 is 1. In the top three circles, the different numbers in the selective piece is a sum or product of the two numbers in the bottom circles within the correlating slice. 4 + 2 = 6 , 4 – 2 = 2 , and 4 * 2 = 8, so 5 + 1 = 6, 5 – 1 = 4, and 5 * 1 = 5.
Monday, January 29, 2018
Answer to Monday, January 29, 2018 is 0, working from left to right, each pair of numbers is a multiple of 7, so the order is 49, 56, 63, and 70.
Friday, January 26, 2018
Answer to Friday, January 26, 2018 is 4, each vertical row adds up to 14.