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Brain Teaser

by snapshot / March 23, 2004 11:48 PM PST

1. How can you arrange for two people to stand on the same
piece of newspaper and yet be unable to touch each other
without stepping off the newspaper?

2. How many 3-cent stamps are there in a dozen?

3. A rope ladder hangs over the side of a ship. The rungs
are one foot apart and the ladder is 12 feet long. The
tide is rising at four inches an hour. How long will it
take before the first four rungs of the ladder are
underwater?

4. Which would you rather have, a trunk full of nickels or
a trunk half full of dimes?

5. Steve has three piles of sand and Mike has four piles
of sand. If they put them all together, how many do they
have?

6. In which sport are the shoes made entirely of metal?

7. If the Vice President of the United States should die,
who would be President?

8. How can you throw a golf ball with all your might
and--without hitting a wall or any other obstruction--have
the ball stop and come right back to you?

9. Find the English word that can be formed from all these
letters: PNLLEEEESSSSS

ANSWERS:

1. Slide the newspaper half way under a closed door and
ask the two people to stand on the bit of newspaper on
their side of the door.

2. There are twelve (not four).

3. Actually, the ladder will rise with the ship!

4. Dimes are smaller than nickels, so choose the dimes!

5. If they put them all together, there will be one pile.

6. Horse racing.

7. The President.

8. Throw the ball straight up.

9. Sleeplessness


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Re:Brain Teaser
by Josh K / March 23, 2004 11:57 PM PST
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Some goodies there, though I have to nitpick about #6. The jockey's shoes aren't metal.

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Re:Brain Teaser
by Diana Forum moderator / March 24, 2004 3:04 AM PST
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I was thinking jousting - that way both horses and riders have metal shoes.

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#6, horse shoe tossing :-) nt
by jonah jones / March 24, 2004 6:01 AM PST
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All but #6. -nt
by Dan McC / March 24, 2004 5:01 AM PST
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