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The phaonmneel pweor of the hmuan mnid: I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdgnieg. Aoccdrnig to a rscheearcr at Cmagbride Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers of a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae.

The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?


Weakest Link Brainteaser Test

First Question:
You are participating in a race. You overtake the second person. What position do you finish?

Second Question:
If you overtake the last person, then you arrive...?

Third Question:
Very Tricky math! Note: This riddle must be done in your head only -- do NOT write it down.

  • Take 1000 and add:
    • 40;
    • 1000;
    • 30;
    • 1000;
    • 20;
    • 1000;
    • and 10.
  • What is the new total?


Brainteaser Quiz #1!

Here's a quick test of intelligence. There are no tricks to the test, and it looks pretty simple. But let's see how YOU do!

Read this sentence:


Now count aloud the F's in that sentence. Count them ONLY ONCE. Do not go back and count them again. What is your answer? Now, check the correct answer below.


Brainteaser Quiz #2!

  1. One day Kerry celebrated her birthday. Two days later her older twin brother, Terry, celebrated his birthday. How could this be?

  2. Manhole Covers: Why is it better to have round manhole covers than square ones?

  3. The Deadly Party: A man went to a party and drank some of the punch. He then left early. Everyone else at the party who drank the same punch were poisoned and became very sick. Why did the man not get sick?

  4. Trouble with Sons: A woman had two sons who were born on the same hour of the same day of the same year. But they were not twins. How could this be so?


Great Brainteaser Quiz #3!

  1. Do they have a 4th of July in England?

  2. How many birthdays does the average man have?

  3. Some months have 31 days; how many have 28?

  4. Why can't a man living in the USA be buried in Canada?

  5. How many outs are there in an inning?

  6. Is it legal for a man in California to marry his widow's sister? Why?

  7. Two men play five games of checkers. Each man wins the same number of games. There are no ties. Explain this.

  8. Divide 30 by 1/2 and add 10. What is the answer?

  9. A man builds a house rectangular in shape. All sides have southern exposure. A big bear walks by, what color is the bear? Why?

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

  11. I have two US coins totaling 55 cents. One is not a nickel. What are the coins?

  12. If you have only one match and you walked into a room where there was an oil burner, a kerosene lamp, and a wood burning stove, which one would you light first?

  13. How far can a dog run into the woods?

  14. A doctor gives you three pills telling you to take one every half hour. How long would the pills last?

  15. A farmer has 17 sheep, and all but 9 die. How many are left?

  16. How many animals of each sex did Moses take on the ark?

  17. A clerk in the butcher shop is 5' 10'' tall. What does he weigh?

  18. How many two cent stamps are there in a dozen?

How did you do?

Scoring Ranges for the Last Quiz!

Based on number of
correct answers,YOU ARE:
Teens and Adults 8 to 12 Years Ages 7 and Under
An EXPERT at this! All correct 15 or more correct 8 or more correct
Better than the average bear! 15 and up 8 and up 6 and up
In need of a little practice! 8 and up 4 and up 2 and up
Under the weather today! 7 or less 3 or less 1 or less

Brainteaser Quiz #4

Quiz for people who know everything:

  1. There's one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends. What is it?

  2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?

  3. Of all vegetables, typically only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. Most other vegetables must be replanted every year. What are the two vegetables that are most commonly considered perennials?

    Note: At the suggestion of a visitor, we checked with Oregon State University's Horticulture Department  and learned that in addition to the two most common vegetable perennials, we should probably also consider the Jerusalem artichoke (as it is perennial everywhere) and the globe artichoke since it can be a perennial in areas with mild winters. Plus there are many of the solanaceous crops, such as tomato and pepper, that can be perennials given the right variety and a tropical climate; and horseradish and several herbs might be called vegetables as well. So do not be surprised if you hear other answers to this question!

  4. Name the only sport traditionally played in America which the ball is always in possession of the team on defense, and the offensive team can score without touching the ball.

  5. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?

  6. In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy, with a real pear inside the bottle. The pear is whole and ripe, and the bottle is genuine; it hasn't been cut in any way. How did the pear get inside the bottle?

  7. Only four words in Standard English begin with the letters "dw". They are all common. Name two of them.

  8. There are fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar. Can you name half of them?

  9. Where are the lakes that are referred to in the "Los Angeles Lakers"?

  10. There are seven ways a baseball player can legally reach first base without getting a hit. Name them.

  11. It's the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh. What is it?

  12. Name ten or more things that you can wear on your feet that begin with the letter "s".

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