Now here is a super collection of some very tricky brain teasers. I am sure none of you could be able to solve all of them. I can solve them all please do comment in the comments section.
1. The Hiker’s Dilemma
A hiker comes across an intersection where three roads cross. He looks for the sign indicating the direction to his destination city. He finds that the pole carrying three city names and arrows pointing to them has fallen. He picks it up, considers it, and pops it back into place, pointing out the correct direction for his destination. How did he do it?
2. Counting Bills
I had a wad of money in my pocket. I gave half away and of what remained, I spent half. Then, I lost five dollars. That left me with just five bucks. How much money did I start with?
3. Little Nancy Etticoat
Here’s a nursery rhyme riddle:
Little Nancy Etticoat
In her white petticoat
With a red nose—
The longer she stands
The shorter she grows
Given this rhyme, what is “she?”
4. The Escalator Runner
Each step of an escalator is 8 inches taller than the previous step. The total vertical height of the escalator is 20 feet. The escalator moves upward one half step per second. If I step on the lowest step at the moment it is level with the lower floor, and run up at a rate of one step per second, how many steps do I take to reach the upper floor? (Note: Do not include the steps taken to step on and off the escalator.)
One snowy morning, Jane awoke to find that her bedroom window was misty with condensation. She drew the word “SNOWING” on it with her finger. Then she crossed out the letter N, turning it into another English word: “SOWING.” She continued this way, removing one letter at a time, until there was just one letter remaining, which is itself a word. What words did Jane make, and in what order?
6. What’s the time
A man gave his son 10 cents and another son was given 15 cents. What time is it?
7. Captains Name
I was standing by a railing,
watching a ship a sailing.
What is the Captain’s name.
If you don’t know his name,
It’s you to blame.
What is the Captain’s name.
8. Turning the years upside down
What years from the 1900s and 1800s are the same year when read upside down?
9. Unusual words
What do these words have in common?
10. A Blarmy Bridge
A boat full of people goes under a bridge and when it comes out the other side not a single person is on it. How can this be?
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- He knew which city he had just come from. He pointed that arrow back toward his origin point, which oriented the signs properly for his destination and a third city.
- 40 dollars.
- A candle
- 20 steps. To understand the math, take a period of two seconds. Within that two seconds, I run up two steps on my own power, and the escalator lifts me the height of an extra step, for a total of three steps—this could also be expressed as 3 times 8 inches, or two feet. Therefore, over 20 seconds I reach the upper floor having taken 20 steps.
- Snowing, sowing, owing, wing, win, in, I.
- 1:45. The man gave away a total of 25 cents. He divided it between two people. Therefore, he gave a quarter to two.
- “What” is the name of the Captain.
- 1961 and 1881.
- If you move the first letter to the end of the word, it forms the same word backwards. Banana = ananab, dresser = resserd, and so on.
All the passengers are married.
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