Friday, September 10, 2010

Brainteasers

We used this as a road trip game on a recent vacation.  You could also ask one question each night at the dinner table to get the conversation rolling!


Teaser #1:  Before Mount Everest was discovered, what was the tallest mountain in the world?


Teaser #2:  When you need it you throw it away, when you don't need it you take it in.


Teaser #3:  Cathy has six pairs of black gloves and six pairs of brown gloves in her drawer.  In complete darkness, how many gloves must she take from the drawer in order to be sure to get a pair that match?


Teaser #4:  If you can buy eight eggs for 26 cents, how many can you buy for a cent and a quarter?


Teaser #5:  What kind of tables have no legs?


Teaser #6:  What is the first thing you do every morning?


Teaser #7:  A brick weighs a pound and half a brick.  How many pounds do two bricks weigh?


Teaser #8:  How long is a rope that is two yards shorter than another rope that is three times the length of the first rope?


Teaser #9:  What is greater than God, more evil than the devil, the poor have it, the rich need it, and if you eat it you will eventually die?


Teaser #10:  As long as I eat, I live.  When I drink, I die.


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ANSWERS


Teaser #1:  Mount Everest has always been the tallest mountain, even before being discovered!


Teaser #2:  A ship's anchor


Teaser #3:  Thirteen.  Cathy could possibly take out six black left hand gloves and then six brown left hand gloves.  The next one would have to be either the right hand or left hand match.


Teaser #4:  Eight Eggs


Teaser #5:  Timetables, Multiplication Tables...


Teaser #6:  Wake up


Teaser #7:  Two bricks weigh two pounds and a whole brick, so two bricks weigh four pounds.


Teaser #8:  If the length of the rope plus two yards equals three times the length of the rope, then the rope is one yard long.


Teaser #9:  The word "nothing"


Teaser #10:  Fire

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