How Smart are You? Brain Teasers, How many can You Answer?


Brain teasers are forms of puzzles that require thought to solve. Most often, they require thinking in unconventional ways. All work and no play... Teasers are a fun way for resuscitation; so, lets get some fun for ourselves.

Below are some ten brain teasers that are fun and interesting to solve. Let's see how many you can solve

1.The first one is an easier one; If you find yourself in a cabin and it is pitch black. You have one match on you. Which do you light first, the newspaper, the lamp, the candle, or the fire? DO you know the answer? Comment below.

2.84% of people reading this will not find the the mistake in this;

A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J,K,L,M,N,O,P,Q,R,S,T,U,V,W,X,Y,Z. Tricky right? Give your answer

3.You’re escaping a labyrinth and there are only three possible exits. Exit A leads to an inferno that will burn you to ashes once you pass through. Exit B leads to an assassin who has sworn to kill you the moment you come through. Exit C leads to a lion that hasn’t eaten in 3 years and is starving. Which exit do you pick for survival and why? Not so difficult right?

4.Your parents have six sons including you and each son has one sister. How many people are in the family? Cheap, Simple mathematics.

5.This can be quite tricky.....I do not have any special powers, but I can predict the score of any football game before it begins. How can I do this?

6.A petri dish contains a healthy colony of bacteria. Once a minute every bacterium divides into two. The colony was founded by a single cell at 10:00am. At exactly 10:43am (43 minutes later) the petri dish was half full. At what time will the dish be completely full? Remember to write your answer in the comments section

7.A man is old and must leave his properties to one of his two sons. He makes a proposition: Both sons should ride their horses in a race, and whichever horse crosses the finish line LAST will win the properties for its owner. During the race, the two brothers move aimlessly for days, either reluctant to win the race. In desperation, they ask a wise man for advice. He tells them something; then the brothers leap onto the camels and charge toward the finish line. What did the wise man say?

8.This is the easiest so far.....What can you keep but cannot share and once you share it, you can’t keep it anymore?

9.Some simple mathematics teaser.....Fourteen of the kids in the class are girls. Eight of the kids wear blue shirts. Two of the kids are neither girls or wear a blue shirt. If five of the kids are girls who wear blue shirts, how many kids are in the class?

10.Lastly, probably a little bit difficult...You have a 3-gallon jug and a 5-gallon jug. You need to measure out exactly 7 gallons of water. How can you do it?

How many can you get right? Provide your answers.