Mind Bogglers
Thinking Puzzles
Tutor Time
What do you put on a table,
cut and then pass around,
but would never actually
eat?
A deck of cards
If there were eight crows on
a wall near a sheep pen and
the farmer shot one. How
many crows would be left?
One, the dead one. The rest
would have flown away.
I’m inside, half way up a
building that has no
windows or balconies, yet
I’ve got an incredible view
of the city around me...
A multi story car park
What is impossible to hold
for half an hour, yet weighs
virtually nothing?
Your breath.
A woman has three
daughters who in turn each
have three daughters. If
they all get together in one
room, how many pairs of...
Three and nine.
Dave married two women
without getting divorced,
becoming a widower or
committing bigamy.
Explain?
Dave is a priest who
conducted two weddings.
What holds water but is full
of holes?
A sponge.
They can be made, laid
down, bent and broken
although its difficult to
touch them. What are they?
Rules.
An airplane carrying 60
Mexican lawyers to a
convention in Rio crashed and
landed directly on the border
between Colombia ...
You do not bury survivors.
The makers does not need
it, the buyer does not use
it, and the user uses it
without knowing. What is it?
A coffin.
Jenny works in a grocery
store, she only weighed 6
pounds when she was born
but now, aged 18, she is 5
foot ten inches tal...
Fruit and vegetables.
John and Jim fell asleep on
airbeds and got swept out
to sea. John was nearly
drowned, Jim was nearly
saved. Which of them...
Jim; he was nearly drowned
but was actually saved
whereas John was nearly
saved but drowned.
Which would burn longer, a
short fat candle or a long,
thin, spirally, yellow one?
Neither – candles burn
shorter.
A woman watched her
husband plunge head first
down a deep ravine, she
returned home to find him
in the kitchen chopping
on...
Her husband was a
stuntman and she had been
watching him at work.
A carrot, a football scarf and
five buttons were found in a
field. If nobody placed them
there, how did they get
there?
They were the remains of a
snowman after a thaw.
If one man has three sacks
of corn on his back, and
another has four sacks on
his back, which of them has
the heaviest loa...
The first: Three sacks is
heavier than four empty
sacks.
You enter a deserted house
late at night. Inside there is
an oil lamp, a stove of
wood, and a gas fire. You
only have one ...
The match.
Two fathers and two sons
enter a shop and spend
£1.50 each, the shop
keeper takes £4.50. What
happened to the rest?
Only three men entered the
shop, a son, a father and a
grandfather, so only £4.50
was spent.
A father and a son were
involved in a car accident
and rushed to the hospital.
On seeing the unconscious
young boy, the su...
The surgeon was the boys
mother.
A donkey was tied to a
6 yard rope. How did it
manage to eat a pile of
hay that was 50 feet
away without biting
through th...
The other end of the rope
wasn’t attached to
anything.
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  1. 1. Mind Bogglers Thinking Puzzles Tutor Time
  2. 2. What do you put on a table, cut and then pass around, but would never actually eat?
  3. 3. A deck of cards
  4. 4. If there were eight crows on a wall near a sheep pen and the farmer shot one. How many crows would be left?
  5. 5. One, the dead one. The rest would have flown away.
  6. 6. I’m inside, half way up a building that has no windows or balconies, yet I’ve got an incredible view of the city around me. What sort of building am I?
  7. 7. A multi story car park
  8. 8. What is impossible to hold for half an hour, yet weighs virtually nothing?
  9. 9. Your breath.
  10. 10. A woman has three daughters who in turn each have three daughters. If they all get together in one room, how many pairs of grandmothers and granddaughters are there?
  11. 11. Three and nine.
  12. 12. Dave married two women without getting divorced, becoming a widower or committing bigamy. Explain?
  13. 13. Dave is a priest who conducted two weddings.
  14. 14. What holds water but is full of holes?
  15. 15. A sponge.
  16. 16. They can be made, laid down, bent and broken although its difficult to touch them. What are they?
  17. 17. Rules.
  18. 18. An airplane carrying 60 Mexican lawyers to a convention in Rio crashed and landed directly on the border between Colombia and Venezuela and Brazil. Under international law, where should the survivors be buried?
  19. 19. You do not bury survivors.
  20. 20. The makers does not need it, the buyer does not use it, and the user uses it without knowing. What is it?
  21. 21. A coffin.
  22. 22. Jenny works in a grocery store, she only weighed 6 pounds when she was born but now, aged 18, she is 5 foot ten inches tall with measurements of 38 36. What does she weigh?
  23. 23. Fruit and vegetables.
  24. 24. John and Jim fell asleep on airbeds and got swept out to sea. John was nearly drowned, Jim was nearly saved. Which of them a week later donated a weeks wages to the Lifeboat Institute?
  25. 25. Jim; he was nearly drowned but was actually saved whereas John was nearly saved but drowned.
  26. 26. Which would burn longer, a short fat candle or a long, thin, spirally, yellow one?
  27. 27. Neither – candles burn shorter.
  28. 28. A woman watched her husband plunge head first down a deep ravine, she returned home to find him in the kitchen chopping onions. How is this possible?
  29. 29. Her husband was a stuntman and she had been watching him at work.
  30. 30. A carrot, a football scarf and five buttons were found in a field. If nobody placed them there, how did they get there?
  31. 31. They were the remains of a snowman after a thaw.
  32. 32. If one man has three sacks of corn on his back, and another has four sacks on his back, which of them has the heaviest load?
  33. 33. The first: Three sacks is heavier than four empty sacks.
  34. 34. You enter a deserted house late at night. Inside there is an oil lamp, a stove of wood, and a gas fire. You only have one match, which should you light first?
  35. 35. The match.
  36. 36. Two fathers and two sons enter a shop and spend £1.50 each, the shop keeper takes £4.50. What happened to the rest?
  37. 37. Only three men entered the shop, a son, a father and a grandfather, so only £4.50 was spent.
  38. 38. A father and a son were involved in a car accident and rushed to the hospital. On seeing the unconscious young boy, the surgeon exclaimed @’h no, that’s my son’. How can this be true?
  39. 39. The surgeon was the boys mother.
  40. 40. A donkey was tied to a 6 yard rope. How did it manage to eat a pile of hay that was 50 feet away without biting through the rope?
  41. 41. The other end of the rope wasn’t attached to anything.

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