(by Rob Writer)
They say such things as brain teasers help keep the mind sharp. I say, keep all sharp objects away from me if I’m trying to solve them!
But I’m always trying to improve myself in any way I can. I know you appreciate it, and I’m sure my mother does!
Well…it was funny in rehearsal!
Okay, enough of that. In the interest of sharing the trauma of trying to get some of these right, I don’t mind giving you a “swat” at them. And no looking at the answers first. You are on your honor here!
So, with no further delay, let’s go!
> Johnny’s mom had three children. The first was named April, the second May. What was the name of the third child?
> A clerk at a butcher shop is 6′ 3″ tall and wears size 12 shoes. What does he weigh?
> Before Mt. Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain in the world?
> How much dirt is in a hole that measures 2 feet by 3 feet by 4 feet?
> What word in the English language is always spelled incorrectly?
> Billie was born on December 28th yet her birthday always falls in the summer. How can that be?
> In British Columbia, you cannot take a picture of a man with a wooden leg. Why not?
> If you were running a race and you passed the person in 2nd place, what place would you now be in?
> A farmer has 5 haystacks in one field and 4 in another. How many would he have if he combined them all in one field?
> A rooster lays an egg at the top of an “A” framed roof. What side will it roll down on?
> What word has several letters in it?
> Two women apply for a job. They both have the same mother, father, and birthdate. When asked if they are twins, they answer “no.” How can that be?
> How far can a dog run into a forest?
> Rearrange the words “new door” to make one word.
> “B,C,D,E,G,P.” What would be the next letter in sequence?
Spoiler Alert! (ANSWERS):
2. Meat of course!
3. Mt. Everest. It just wasn’t discovered yet.
4. There is no dirt in a hole!
5. “Incorrectly”…unless you spell it incorreckedly!
6. Billie lives in the Southern Hemisphere.
7. You can’t take a picture with a wooden leg. You need an Ipad, cell phone, camera, etc.
8. In the same place. You passed a runner but didn’t change the location of the race.
9. Just one. The farmer combined all the haystacks together…
10. Neither. Roosters don’t lay eggs.
12. They are triplets.
13. Halfway. After that the dog is running OUT of the forest.
14. “New door” and be rearranged to spell “one word.”
15. “T” because they all rhyme.
Anybody get “100 percent?” Of course you did!
- Programming Brain Teaser #2: Self-reference (salsitasoft.com)