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Funky friday brainteaser


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Funky friday brainteaser

  1. 1. Funky Friday Brainteaser Johnny's mother had four children. The first was April, the second was May, and the third was June. What was the name of her fourth child?
  2. 2. Answer: 4 th Child <ul><li>Johnny </li></ul>
  3. 3. Funky Friday Brainteaser <ul><li>There was an aeroplane crash. </li></ul><ul><li>Every single person died, but two </li></ul><ul><li>people survived. How is this </li></ul><ul><li>possible? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Answer: Plane Crash <ul><li>One couple were married </li></ul>
  5. 5. Funky Friday Brainteaser <ul><li>A man and his son were in an automobile accident. </li></ul><ul><li>The man died on the way to the hospital, but the boy was rushed into surgery. </li></ul><ul><li>The emergency room surgeon said, &quot;I can't operate, that's my son!“ </li></ul><ul><li>How is this possible? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Answer: Surgeon <ul><li>Surgeon was his mother </li></ul>
  7. 7. Funky Friday Brainteaser <ul><li>On my way to the fair, I met 7 jugglers and a bear coming the other way. Every juggler had 6 cats. Every cat had 5 rats. Every rat had 4 houses. Every house had 3 mice. Every mouse had 2 louses. Every louse had a spouse. </li></ul><ul><li>How many in all were going to the fair? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Answer: Fair <ul><li>One. The others were returning </li></ul>
  9. 9. Funky Friday Brainteaser <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>If you were to </li></ul><ul><li>spell out numbers, </li></ul><ul><li>how far would you have to </li></ul><ul><li>go before you would find </li></ul><ul><li>the letter &quot;A&quot;? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Answer: A in number <ul><li>One thousand </li></ul>
  11. 11. Funky Friday Brainteaser <ul><li>  What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>You throw away the outside and cook the inside. Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside. What did you eat? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Answer: Cook <ul><li>Corn cob </li></ul>
  13. 13. Funky Friday Brainteaser <ul><li>A man is wearing black. Black shoes, socks, trousers, jumper, gloves, and balaclava.  </li></ul><ul><li>He is walking down a dark street with all the street lamps off.  A black car is coming toward him with its lights off too, but somehow manages to stop in time.  </li></ul><ul><li>How did the driver see the man? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Answer: Black Car <ul><li>It was daytime </li></ul>
  15. 15. Funky Friday Brainteaser <ul><li>The dog named Jam is heavier than the dog named Jelly. Copper weighs more than Brandy but less than Pumpkin. Brandy weighs more than Jelly. Pumpkin weighs less than Jam. </li></ul><ul><li>List the dogs in the order of their weights, starting with the heaviest. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Answer: Dog Order <ul><li>The heaviest dog is Jam, </li></ul><ul><li>the next heaviest is Pumpkin, </li></ul><ul><li>the next heaviest is Copper, </li></ul><ul><li>the next heaviest is Brandy, </li></ul><ul><li>and the least heavy (or the lightest) is Jelly. </li></ul><ul><li>STRATEGY: Guess and check -- write each name on notecards and move them to test sequence </li></ul>
  17. 17. Funky Friday Brainteaser <ul><li>SETTING: </li></ul><ul><li>A prison cell with a dirt floor, </li></ul><ul><li>stone walls, no window but </li></ul><ul><li>a skylight very high up in the </li></ul><ul><li>ceiling; no furniture except for a mattress </li></ul><ul><li>ACTION: </li></ul><ul><li>The prisoner who was in the cell </li></ul><ul><li>manages to escape through the skylight. </li></ul><ul><li>QUESTION: </li></ul><ul><li>How did the prisoner escape? </li></ul>
  18. 18. Answer: Escape Jail <ul><li>First, the prisoner dug a hole in the dirt floor. </li></ul><ul><li>Second, the prisoner piled the dirt from the hole against the wall. </li></ul><ul><li>Third, the prisoner climbed the pile of dirt and escaped through the skylight. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Funky Friday Brainteaser <ul><li>Whaea Tui and her twins, Danny and Annie, want to cross from the east side of the river to the west side, in a canoe. </li></ul><ul><li>The canoe can hold no more than 100 kilos. </li></ul><ul><li>Whaea Tui weighs 80 kilos, and Danny and Annie weigh 50 kilos each. </li></ul><ul><li>How can all three of them reach the other side of the river in the canoe? </li></ul>
  20. 20. Answer: Canoe <ul><li>First the twins paddle to the west side of the river. </li></ul><ul><li>Annie stays on the west side, and Danny comes back. </li></ul><ul><li>Whaea Tui rows alone to the west side, leaving Danny on the east side. </li></ul><ul><li>Finally, Annie comes back for Danny. Together, they paddle to the west side of the river. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Funky Friday Brainteaser <ul><li>The Mississippi River divides two states: Tennessee and Arkansas. </li></ul><ul><li>If an airplane crashed exactly in </li></ul><ul><li>the middle of the Mississippi River, </li></ul><ul><li>where would the survivors be buried? </li></ul>
  22. 22. Answer: Mississippi <ul><li>Survivors don’t get buried </li></ul>
  23. 23. Funky Friday Brainteaser <ul><li>Do these sentences make sense? </li></ul><ul><li>No one goes to that restaurant any more because it's too crowded. </li></ul><ul><li>I'm glad I don't like oysters, because </li></ul><ul><li>if I liked it, I'd eat it, and it tastes awful. </li></ul><ul><li>Seen on a sign in an airport: </li></ul><ul><li>“ If you are having difficulty reading this sign, </li></ul><ul><li>please ask for help” </li></ul>
  24. 24. Answer: Questions <ul><li>If no one goes to the restaurant, it can't be crowded. </li></ul><ul><li>If the person did like spinach, he or she wouldn't think it tasted awful. </li></ul><ul><li>If the person can't read the sign, she or her won't know that it says to ask for help. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Funky Friday Brainteaser <ul><li>Answer the following question with a simple &quot;yes&quot; or &quot;no“ but be careful….. You may need to explain your answer  </li></ul><ul><li>If the day before the day after the day before today was hotter than the day after the day before today, was the day before today hotter than today? </li></ul><ul><li>Tip: Use a calendar </li></ul>
  26. 26. Answer: <ul><li>The day before the day after the day before today was yesterday. The day after the day before today is today. And the day before today was yesterday. So yes, yesterday was hotter than today. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Funky Friday Brainteaser <ul><li>Unscramble   </li></ul><ul><li>You’ve done word scrambles before, but for some reason people find this one particularly difficult. </li></ul><ul><li>Can you work with the following letters to spell a 10-letter English word? </li></ul><ul><li>TTNENUMROA </li></ul>
  28. 28. Answer: <ul><li>Tournament </li></ul>
  29. 29. Funky Friday Brainteaser <ul><li>What a Character!   Move from square to touching square, including diagonals, to find the name of a popular fictional character. Use each letter only once. You will have four letters left over. </li></ul>T O P Y D M T E R H F R I R A
  30. 30. Answer: <ul><li>Harry Potter </li></ul>
  31. 31. Funky Friday Brainteaser <ul><li>Randy's science project was making a rain gauge to measure the amount of rain for one week. </li></ul><ul><li>It rained each day that week, starting on Monday, and each day the amount of rain in the gauge doubled. By the following Sunday, the rain gauge was completely filled. </li></ul><ul><li>On which day was the rain gauge half-filled? </li></ul>
  32. 32. Answer <ul><li>Randy's rain gauge was half-filled on Saturday. It doubled on Sunday, to become completely filled. </li></ul>
  33. 33. Funky Friday Brainteaser <ul><li>How many times can you subtract the number 2 from the number 32? </li></ul>
  34. 34. Answer <ul><li>Once. </li></ul><ul><li>After you subtract 2 from 32, you subtract 2 from 30, from 28, and so on. </li></ul>
  35. 35. Funky Friday Brainteaser <ul><li>Circle Time: </li></ul><ul><li>A number of children are standing in a circle. </li></ul><ul><li>They are evenly spaced and the 6th child is directly opposite the 16th child. </li></ul><ul><li>How many children are there altogether? </li></ul>
  36. 36. Answer <ul><li>Hint – How many in half the circle? </li></ul><ul><li>Correct Answer: 20 altogether </li></ul>