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Brain Teasers!

i Jan 30th by

Yesterday we posed brain-teasers to our group.  Members did a great job solving them!  Number 10 proved to be the stumper!  Check them out below and then scroll past the photos for the answers!

1 What can be seen once in a minute twice in a moment and never in a thousand years?

2.  I’m not alive but I have 5 fingers.  What am I?

3.  I’m tall when I’m young and I’m short when I’m old. What am I?

4. Which word is written incorrectly in the dictionary?

5.   A house has 4 walls. All of the walls are facing south, and a bear is circling the house. What color is the bear?

6.   You are stuck in a small room for 24 hours.  Who would you rather be stuck with a pack of hungry wolves, a flesh eating air borne virus, or two alligators who have not eaten in a year.

7.  You walk into a room with a match, a kerosene lamp, a candle, and a fireplace. Which do you light first?

8.  A cowboy rides into town on Friday, stays for three days, then leaves on Friday. How did he do it?

9.  How many months have 28 days?

10.  A train leaves from Halifax, Nova Scotia heading towards Vancouver, British Columbia at 120 km/h. Three hours later, a train leaves Vancouver heading towards Halifax at 180 km/h. Assume there’s exactly 6000 kilometers between Vancouver and Halifax. When they meet, which train is closer to Halifax?

11.  If there are 3 apples and you take away 2, how many do you have?

12. Two mothers and two daughters went out to eat, everyone ate one burger, yet only three burgers were eaten in all. How is this possible?

13.  You walk across a bridge and you see a boat full of people yet there isn’t a single person on board. How is that possible?

14.  I am an odd number. Take away one letter and I become even. What number am I?

15.  What word looks the same backwards and upside down?

16.  A boy fell off a 30 meter ladder but did not get hurt. Why not?

17.  What invention lets you look right through a wall?

18.  What 5-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?

19.  I have a large money box, 48 centimeters square and 42 centimeters tall. Roughly how many coins can I place in my empty money box?

20.  What belongs to you but other people use it more than you?

21. What do the numbers 11, 69, and 88 all have in common?







Answers below.  Don’t peak until you’ve given some thought to each teaser!
















































Okay, lets see how you did.  The answers:

1 The letter ‘m.’

2 A glove.

3 A candle.

4  Incorrectly.

5 The bear is white, as it is a polar bear. If all four walls are facing south, the house is on the north pole.

6 The alligators, as they are dead due to having not eaten in a year!

7 The match.

8 The horse’s name is ‘Friday.’

9 All 12 months have 28 days.

10 (This was the stumper at the KYC, let’s see if you got it) The trains are both equal distance from Halifax when they meet!

11 If ‘you take two,’ you have two.

12 It’s a mother, a daughter, and a grandmother.

13 Everyone on board is married.

14 seven(take away the ‘s’ and you have ‘even’)


16 The boy fell of the bottom step.

17 A window.

18 Short

19 Only one, as then it is no longer an empty box.

20 Your name.

21 They are the same when written either backwards of upside-down.