7 Mind Boggling Brain Teasers

I love a good brain teaser! For some reason I get HIGHLY competitive when trying to solve them in a group and it’s such an awesome feeling when you’re the first one to get it right. It’s the little things that make me happy. 🙂

So, here are 7 of my favourite brain teasers to keep you occupied. They are especially good for long drives with the family. Let the games begin! No cheating!

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You are driving down the road in your car on a wild, stormy night when you pass a bus stop with three people waiting for the bus. 

  1. An elderly lady who looks very unwell. 
  2. An old friend who once saved your life. 
  3. The perfect partner who you have been dreaming about. 

Knowing there can only be one passenger in your car, who do you choose? 

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ANSWER: The old lady! Once you help her into the car, you then give the keys to your friend and wait with your perfect partner for the bus. Hmm… Very clever!

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What flies without wings?

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ANSWER: Time… Oooh!

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A murderer is condemned to death and must choose one of three rooms for his execution. 

  1. A room full of raging fires. 
  2. A room full of assassins with loaded guns. 
  3. A room full of lions who haven’t eaten in years. 

Which room is the safest? 

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ANSWER: The room full of lions – because they would be dead if they hadn’t eaten in years!

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Two fathers and two sons go fishing together. They each catch one fish to take home with them. They do not lose any fish, and yet when they arrive home they have only three fish. How can this be? 

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ANSWER: There are just three people. A grandfather, his son and his grandson… This one messed me up.

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Acting on an anonymous phone call, the police raid a house and arrest a suspected murderer. They do not know what he looks like, but they know his name is John and that he is inside the house. Inside the house the police find a carpenter, lorry driver, mechanic and fireman playing poker. Without any communication, the police immediately arrest the fireman. How do they know they have their murderer? 

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ANSWER: The fireman is the only man in the room. Everyone else is a woman. Ooh sneaky! And an interesting analysis of gender stereotypes.

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Mr. Smith has 4 daughters. Each of his daughters has a brother. How many children does Mr. Smith have? 

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ANSWER: He has 5 children. All of his daughters have the same 1 brother. Why do these family oriented riddles mess me up?

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The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I? 

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ANSWER: Footsteps.

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And FINALLY…

What is at the end of a rainbow? 

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ANSWER: The letter w!

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Hope you enjoyed these and they didn’t cause too many fights.

Have a nice day!

~Gem.

 

For more riddles:

DoRiddles.com

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