2/01/2008

This is Your Brain on Blog

Here's a few brain teasers for you to ponder:

(1) Where can anyone sit but you?

(2) Why would a cleaning person prefer to wash a mirror that a window of the same size, assuming they both are easily accessible?

(3) How can you throw a ball so it will reverse directions and return to you without the ball bouncing against or touching any solid object?

(4) Your bed and light switch are 15 feet apart. Without using any object or mechanical device -- no pole, no remote switch -- how can you turn of the light and get into bed before the room is dark?

(5) Rusty's cabin Montana is buried in snow, and the temperature is 25 below zero. Rusty's eyes move from the single match he has in his hand to a candle, an oil lamp and a fireplace with kindling -- all ready to be lit. Which does he light first?

(6) What common mechanized transports in New York City (120,000 of them) carry three times as many passengers daily as all the city's subways, trains, buses, cars and taxis combined?

(7) Why didn't William Howard Taft run for a third term as President?

(8) What is cowhide chiefly used for?

(9) Can you rearrange these letters into one long word: "doornonegwl?"

(10) If Betsy Ross were alive today, what would she be most noted for?

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Can you provide the missing word/words to these well-known proverbs?

(1) ______________ nothing gained.

(2) ______________ breaks the camel's neck.

(3) ______________ run deep.

(4) ______________ a sinking ship.

(5) ______________ catches the worm.

(6) ______________ is in the eating.

(7) ______________ is money.

(8) ______________ die hard.

(9) ______________ serves two masters.

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Just a thought: Committee -- A group of people who individually can do nothing, but as a group decide nothing can be done.

A major research institution recently announced the discovery of the heaviest element yet known to science, tentatively named "Administratium."
--Adminisrtatium has 1 neutron, 12 assistant neutrons, 75 deputy neutrons, and 111 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312. These 312 particles are held together by a force called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of peons. (From Readers Digest
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Answers:

Brain teasers:

1) - Your lap
2) - a mirror has only one side
3) - throw the ball straight up in the air
4) - go to bed during daylight
5) - the match
6) - elevators
7) - he was never elected to 2nd term
8) - for holding cows together
9) - "one long word"
10) - her age; she would be oldest living person

Proverbs:

1) - Nothing ventured
2) - The last straw
3) - Still waters
4) - Rats desert
5) - The early bird
6) - The proof of the pudding
7) - Time
8) - Old habits
9) - No man

No.116

3 comments:

Serena Joy said...

Sorry I'm so late getting by. Those are great! Some of them I got, some of them I didn't. In my defense, it's been a long weekend.:)

Hale McKay said...

I hear you. BY the time I read your comment, I am down at heart.

The Super Bowl - nned I say more?

Serena Joy said...

Yeah. That's just SAD.:(