BRAIN CHALLENGES

“Quantagories” 

1.) 26 = L of the A; 2.) 1001 = A N; 3.) 7 = W of the W; 4.) 12 = S of the Z; 5.) 54 = C in a D (with the J); 6.) 9 = P in the S S. 7.) 88 = P K; 8.) 13 = S on the A F; 9.) 32 = D F at which W F; 10.) 18 = H on a G C; 11.) 90 = D in a R A; 12.) 200 = D for P G in M; 13.) 8 = S on a S S; 14.) 3 = B M ( S H T R ); 15.) 4 = Q in a G; 16.) 24 = H in a D; 17.) 1 = W on a U; 18.) 5 = D in a Z C; 19.) 57 = H V; 20.) 11 = P on a F T; 21.) 1000 = W that a P is W; 22.) 29 = D in F in a L Y; 23.) 64 = S on a C.

Brain Teasers:
1. A clerk at a butcher shop stands five feet ten inches tall and wears size 13 sneakers. What does he weigh? 
2. How much dirt is there in a hole that measures two feet by three feet by four feet? 
3. What word in the English language is always spelled incorrectly? 
4. Before Mt. Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain in the world?
5. Johnny’s mother had three children. The first child was named April. The second child was named May. What was the third child’s name?

Now these next five are a little more difficult - at least that’s what my brain has been telling me. 

6. If you were running a race and you passed the person in 2nd place, what place would you be in now? 
7. A man stands on one side of a river, his dog on the other. The man calls his dog, who immediately crosses the river without getting wet and without using a bridge or a boat. How did the dog do it? 
8. Two boxers are in a match scheduled for 12 rounds. One of the boxers gets knocked out after only six rounds, yet no man throws a punch. How is this possible? 
9. What is unusual about the following words: revive, banana, grammar, voodoo, assess, potato, dresser, uneven? 
10. What makes this number unique — 8,549,176,320?

More Brainteasers


1. Which is heavier? A pound of feathers or a pound of rocks?
2. How many three-cent stamps are in a dozen?
3. On my way to St. Ives, I met a man with seven wives. Each wife had seven sacks, each sack had seven cats, and each cat had seven kits. Kits, cats, sacks and wives. How many were going to St. Ives?
4. In a year, there are 12 months. Seven months have 31 days. How many months have 28 days?
5. A family has two parents and six sons. Each of the sons has one sister. How many people are in the family?
6. The water level in a reservoir is low but doubles every day. It takes 60 days to fill the reservoir. How long does it take for the reservoir to become half full?
7. Rearrange the letters: "nor do we" to make one word?
8. I have six eggs. I break two, I fried two, and I ate two. How many eggs are left?
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Answers:

“Quantagories”

1.) 26 = Letters of the Alphabet; 2.) 1001 = Arabian Nights; 3.) 7 = Wonders of the World; 4.) 12 = Signs of the Zodiac; 5.) 54 = Cards in a Deck (with the Joker); 6.) 9 = Planets in the Solar System. 7.) 88 = Piano Keys; 8.) 13 = Stripes on the American Flag; 9.) 32 = Degrees Fahrenheit at which Water Freezes; 10.) 18 = Holes in a Golf Course; 11.) 90 = Degrees in a Right Angle; 12.) 200 = Dollars for Passing Go in Monopoly; 13.) 8 = Sides on a Stop Sign; 14) 3 = Blind Mice (See How They Run); 15.) 4 = Quarts in a Gallon; and 16.) 24 = Hours in a Day, 17). 1 = Wheel on a Unicycle; 18). 5 = Digits in a Zip Code; 19) 57 = Heinz Varieties; 20.) 11 = Players on a Football Team; 21) 1000 = W that a P is W; 22) 29 = Days in February in a Leap Year; 23) 64 = Squares on a Checkerboard; 

Brain Teasers

1. Meat.

2. There is no dirt in a hole.
3. Incorrectly (except when it is spelled incorrecktly).
4. Mt. Everest. It just wasn’t discovered yet.
5. Johnny
6. You would be in 2nd place. You passed the person in second place, not first.
7. The river was frozen.
8. Both boxers are female.
9. Take the first letter of each word and place it at the end. It will spell the same word backwards.
10. It contains each number, zero through nine, in alphabetical order.

More Brainteasers
Answers:
1) Both weight a pound
2) A dozen
3) Only one.
4) All twelve months have 28 days
5) Nine. Each brother has the same sister.
6) 59 days.
7) ONE WORD
8) Four. Broke, fried, and ate the same two eggs.

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