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Brain Teaser #62

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"Welcome back to the show. Before the break, Mr Ixolite here made it to our grand finale! How do you feel Mr.Ix?" "Nervous." "Okay, now to win the star prize of one million pounds all you have to do is answer the following question in 90 seconds." "Okay, I'm ready." "Right. In 90 seconds name 100 words that do NOT contain the letter 'A'. Start the clock!"

Can you help?

 

[toggle title="What's the answer?"]One, Two, Three, Four, Five......One Hundred!

I just counted from 1 to 100 in ninety seconds (it is possible).[/toggle]

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Brain Teaser #61

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(Thing 1) I, at the start, am old Many centuries I've been told Used by the Greeks For counting techniques After things were bought and sold

Later is when I became known As an infinite figure, when shown You've counted my spaces Over two billion places And still, my amount is unknown

(Thing 2) I, too, am not young I'm almost as old as Thing 1 I'm just a frog On the natural log But I can make counting fun

(Thing 1 and Thing 2) When you combine us two In the order of Thing 1 and Thing 2 We'll be a baked treat That's painful to beat Whether cherry, peach, or aloo

 

[toggle title="What's the answer?"]Thing 1 is "Pi."

Thing 2 is "e," the base of the natural logarithm.

Thing 1 and 2 are, together, "Pie."

(an aloo pie is a potato pie)[/toggle]

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Brain Teaser #60

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Take the given words, and by moving a single letter from one word to the other, make a pair of synonyms, or near synonyms. For example, given: Boast - Hip, move the 's' from 'Boast' to 'Hip' creating two synonyms: Boat - Ship.

1. Open - Cop 2. Cave - Curt 3. Cares - Pest 4. Salve - Savage 5. Whiled - Spurn

 

[toggle title="What's the answer?"]1. Pen - Coop 2. Carve - Cut 3. Caress - Pet 4. Save - Salvage 5. Whirled - Spun[/toggle]

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Brain Teaser #59

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Can you uncover what each group of three has in common?

1. doughnut notebook golf course

2. turtle peanut oyster

3. brown polar Kodiak

4. cough tear rain

5. soap granola candy

 

[toggle title="What's the answer?"]1. They all have holes 2. They all have shells 3. They are all kinds of bears 4. They are all kinds of drops 5. They are all kinds of bars[/toggle]

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Brain Teaser #58

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Given below are five pairs of words. Each pair sounds similar, but have different meanings (they are homonyms). Can you find them?

Lift high - Bring down, destroy Plant with ears - Labyrinth Burial/Cremation formalities - Uses a pen and paper and forms legible words To communicate with God - Carnivore's target Watery part of milk that separates when milk turns to curds - The route or the course traveled from one place to another

 

[toggle title="What's the answer?"]Raise - Raze Maize - Maze Rites - Writes Pray - Prey Whey - Way[/toggle]

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Brain Teaser #57

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It's time to get back at the Queen of Hearts by beheading words that start with "Qu". In this case, you remove the first TWO letters and still have a valid word. You will be given clues for the two words, longer word first. Example: British pound -> Part of the psyche Answer: The words are Quid and Id.

1. Stop doing -> That thing 2. Peculiar behaviour -> Annoy 3. Subatomic particle -> Large boat 4. Unit of liquid measure -> Product of creativity 5. Small game bird -> To be unwell 6. Large feather; pen -> Unwell; faulty 7. Nausea; uncomfortable -> Simple 8. Misgivings; scruples -> Donations to the poor

 

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1. Quit -> It 2. Quirk -> Irk 3. Quark -> Ark 4. Quart -> Art 5. Quail -> Ail 6. Quill -> Ill 7. Queasy -> Easy 8. Qualms -> Alms[/toggle]

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Brain Teaser #56

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Find the names of ten fish by adding one of the given letters to each word and rearranging the letters. Each letter will be used only once.

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1. Nut + ? = 2. Tour + ? = 3. Prickle + ? = 4. Floured + ? = 5. Mason + ? = 6. Ringer + ? = 7. Papers + ? = 8. Gyro + ? = 9. Apron + ? = 10. Pompon + ? =

 

[toggle title="What's the answer?"]1. Tuna 2. Trout 3. Pickerel 4. Flounder 5. Salmon 6. Herring 7. Snapper 8. Porgy 9. Tarpon 10. Pompano[/toggle]

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