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Brain Bafflers


Solve the brainteasers below.


1.     One day a duck, a frog, and a skunk went to the museum. Each had to have a dollar to get in. Which got in, and which didn’t?


2.     How can five people divide five sugar cookies so that each gets a sugar cookie and yet one sugar cookie remains on the plate?


3.     The Smith’s cat went into a cave with four feet. When he came out he had eight. How did he do this?


4.     Two farm boys went shopping. One spent $10.00 more than the other, and together they spent $40.00. How much money did each of them spend?


5.     Do they have a fourth of July in England?


6.     You throw away the outside and cook the inside. Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside. What did you eat?


7.     Why are 1990 American dollar bills worth more than 1989 American dollar bills?


8.     Rearrange the letters in the words new door to make one word.


9.     Six glasses are in a vow, the first three full of juice, the second three empty. By moving only one glass, can you arrange them so empty and full glasses alternate?


10. How can you arrange four 5s so that they equal 56?


11. What is the product of a half-a-dozen dozen and six-dozen dozen?


12. Emily is 4 years younger than her brother who is half her father’s age. If her father is 5 years older than her mother, who is 47, how old is Emily?



1.     The duck had a bill. The frog had a greenback. The Skunk couldn’t get in because he had only a cent (scent) and it was a bad one.
2.     The last person takes the plate with the sugar cookie.
3.     The cat caught the mouse.
4.     One spent $ 15.00 and the other spent $ 25.00.
5.     Why not?
6.     An ear of corn.
7.     1990 dollar bills are worth $ 1900. while 1989 dollar bills are worth only $1989.
8.     One word.
9.     Pour the juice from the second glass into the fifth glass.
10.  55 + 5/5.
11.  (1/2x12x12) x (6x12x12)=62.208
12.  22 years old.

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