Brain Teasers, Riddles & Mind Games

Brain Teasers for you to think about and answer if you can.

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Suppose you want to cook an egg for exactly 3 minutes. You have only a 5 minute hourglass timer and a 2 minute hourglass timer. Using these 2 timers, how can you boil the egg for exactly 3 minutes?

Puzzle #827
Steve, St. Paul MN

What is special about the number 854917632? 

Puzzle #826
Steve, St. Paul MN

A man and a woman are driving along a country road
on a cold winter night when the car breaks down. 
Before leaving to find help, the man tells the woman
not to open the doors or windows and not to let anybody in. 
He leaves, and she does as he says. 
When he returns, she is dead and
there is a stranger in the car. 
What happened?

Puzzle #99
Ashley, 15  North Carolina

Two boys and a man need to cross a river. They can only use the canoe.
It will hold only the man OR the two boys' weight.
How can they all get across safely?

Puzzle #1129
Michelle,13 Wisconsin

A says to B:
We were born on the same year, month, day, and minute.
We were born in the same hospital, hospital room and we have the same 2 parents.
We are not twins and we have no brothers.
Explain this.

Puzzle #901
Lindsay R

What food is it that you throw away the outside of,
cook the inside of, eat the outside of, and throw away the inside of?

Puzzle #701
Shannon Simmons - Grenada, MS

With the numbers 123456789, make them add up to 100.
They must stay in the same order.
You can use addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
Remember, they have to stay in the same order !!!

Puzzle #602
Thanks - Brittany VandePol

A cowboy rides into town on Friday, stays three days, and leaves on Friday.
How is this possible?

Puzzle #507
Thanks - Bill Cutshall

What occurs once in every minute, twice in every moment,
but yet never in a thousand years?

Puzzle #202

You are walking down a road and you encounter a fork in the
road and you do not know the correct way to go.
There are two men standing at the junction and both
know the correct road. One man always lies, and the
other man always tells the truth, but you do not know
who is the liar and who is the one who tells the truth.
You can only ask each man one question, but it must
be the same question for both. What is the question that
would allow you to get the information necessary to
choose the correct path?

Puzzle #1206

A gentleman leaves home, proceeds a short distance and turns left.
He goes another short distance and turns left again.
He goes another short distance, then goes home.
As he nears home he sees two masked men.
Who are the two masked men?

Puzzle #1101

There is a clerk at the butcher shop, he is Five Feet ten inches,
and he wears size 13 sneakers. He has a wife and 2 kids.
What does he weigh?

Puzzle #701

You have 2 American coins that total 30. One of the coins is not a quarter. What are the 2 coins?

Puzzle #702

What 10 letter word can be spelled using only the
letters on the top row of a standard keyboard?

Puzzle #601

You have 8 marbles. Out of the 8 marbles there
is one marble that weighs slightly heavier than the
rest. The rest of the marbles all weigh the same.
How would you find the heaviest marble when you
can only weigh them two times using a liberty scale?

Puzzle #602

Finish the following sequence.

O T T F F ? ? ? ? ?

Puzzle #603

In the basement there are 3 light switches in the off position.
Each switch controls 1 of 3 light bulbs on the floor above.
You may move any of the switches, but you may only go up stairs one time.
How can you determine which switch controls each light?

Puzzle #604