Brain Teasers: Questions of Logic

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Which one is not like the others?

If you need a little break from your online activities, try the following brain teasers. See how many of these can you figure out in your head. For the most part, these are questions of logic. The last four are especially challenging. Some of these may be great for winning bets from your slightly intoxicated buds at the local bar, club, pub, tavern or at least the next round of drinks.

Question #1 –

A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms — The first is full of raging fires — The second is full of assassins with loaded guns — And the third is full of lions that haven’t eaten in 3 years. — Now, which room is safest for him?

Question #2 –

A woman shoots her husband — Then she holds him under water for over 5 minutes — Finally, she hangs him — But 5 minutes later they both go out together and enjoy a wonderful dinner —  How can this be?

Question #3 –

A magician was boasting one day at how long he could hold his breath under water — His record was 6 minutes — A kid that was listening said, “that’s nothing, I can stay under water for 10 minutes using no type of equipment or air pockets!” — The magician told the kid if he could do that, he’d give him $10,000 — The kid did it and won the money — Can you figure out how?

Question #4 –

There are two plastic jugs filled with water — How could you put all of this water into a barrel, without using the jugs or any dividers, and still tell which water came from which jug?

Question #5 –

What is black when you buy it, red when you use it, and gray when you throw it away?

Question #6 –

Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday?

Question #7 –

This is an unusual paragraph. I’m curious how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it? It looks so plain you would think nothing was wrong with it! In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is unusual though. Study it, and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit, you might find out! Try to do so without any coaching!

Question #8 –

You are participating in a race — You overtake the second person — What position are you in?

Question #9 –

If you overtake the last person, then you are…?

Question #10 –

(in your head!) —- Take 1000 and add 40 to it — Now add another 1000 — Now add 30 — Add another 1000 — Now add 20 — Now add another 1000 — Now add 10 — What is the total?

Question #11 –

Mary’s father has five daughters — 1. Nana – 2. Nene – 3. Nini – 4. Nono — What is the name of the fifth daughter?

Now how many could you answer?

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Answer #1 –

The third — Lions that haven’t eaten in three years are usually dead.

Answer #2 –

The woman was a photographer — She shot a picture of her husband, developed it, and hung it up to dry.

Answer #3 –

The kid filled a glass of water and held it over his head for 10 minutes.

Answer #4 –

Color and Freeze them first — Then take them out of the jugs and put the ice in the barrel — You will then be able to tell which water came from which jug.

Answer #5 –

The answer is Charcoal — In Homer Simpson’s words….. “hmmmm… Barbecue”

Answer #6 –

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.

Answer #7 –

The letter “E” – which is the most common letter in the English language, does not appear once in the long paragraph

Answer #8 –

If you answer that you are first, then you are absolutely wrong! — If you overtake the second person and you take his place — then you are second!

Answer #9 –

If you answered that you are second to last, then you are wrong again — Tell me, how can you overtake the LAST person?!

Answer #10 –

Did you get 5000? — The correct answer is actually 4100 — Don’t believe it? — Verify it with your calculator!

Answer #11 –

Did you come up with Nunu? — Nope! — That’s not it — You fell for the pattern — The fifth daughter is Mary — Carefully read the question again.


Brain Teaser Color Test

Sometimes it’s an all-out battle between what your eyes are seeing and what your brain is processing – resulting in confusion of the most frustrating kind! This truly is a brain-teaser!

Try this experiment for yourself and see how far you get before messing up……….


Optical Illusions: Seeing Is Not Always Believing

optical-illusions-blackThere’s an age-old adage that says “seeing-is-believing” – Well, that may not necessarily be true all of the time….. even if it IS with your OWN eyes. Sometimes your eyes and brain don’t  function together simultaneously as a team… at least at first glance. Presented here for your enjoyment is a nice little collection or gallery, if you will, of many different varieties of  Optical Illusions collected from around the net. Some of these have been around for decades while others are relatively newer. Whether these optical illusions are conveyed through fractals, photographs, architecture, art, or old-fashion pen and ink, they are bound to remind you again and again that “seeing is NOT always believing.”


Check out my latest post with newer as well as many more optical illusions by clicking the link below:  🙂  Posted on March 8, 2010

Sharpen Your Visual Skills With These Optical Illusions

One more similar post — but with a twist — a MUST see 😛

Find The Hidden Images


* Just A Word of CAUTION > Some people are adversely affected to images that are distorted so please be advised – Some of the optical illusions on this post may cause dizziness or possibly epileptic seizures. The latter happens when the brain is unable to grasp the conflicting information received from both of your eyes. If you start feeling dizzy or light-headed when viewing this page, try covering one eye immediately with your hand and either scroll down further or, if necessary, leave the page altogether. Do not close both of your eyes because that can enhance the awkward ill feeling. Most people will NOT be affected by viewing the following images – so sit back – and enjoy – and please pass this page along to your friends. 🙂

Some of these you may need to study a bit to figure out … or to get the full effect.


How many pandas can you discover in this image?


Is DaVinci painting a self-portrait or a man on a burro? – Check out both images carefully



Look carefully here – Do you simply see an older man & woman gazing at each other or can you find a young man serenading 2 young women?

rotating-discs-optical illusion 1



How many faces or creatures can you locate here within Mona Lisa?



Optical Illusions





How many faces or skulls do you see in this image?


Can you find at least 12 faces in the drawing above? How many can you find?





How many horses can you find here?


Stare at the center blue dot for a bit and you will sense the ferris wheel is rotating clockwise





Can you find both woman? One stunning young woman and one weathered older lady



Here’s another post (January/2010) from this website that includes more optical illusions and visual effects…

Check out my latest post (March/2010) with newer as well as many more optical illusions by clicking the link below: 🙂

Here’s one more similar post — but with a twist — a MUST see!! 😛


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