Brain Teasers

A store has on sale a computer and word processor small enough to fit in your pocket. It can add, multiply, subtract, divide, and write in all languages. A delete device will correct any error. No electricity is required to operate it. The price? Only a few cents! How can the store make a profit by selling it so cheap?

Answer : The computer is a wooden pencil with an eraser!
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I can travel from there to here by disappearing, and here to there by reappearing. What am I?

Answer : The letter “T”.
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Three girls are taking a bull to the zoo when their car brakes down. They motion for a guy to pull over. They ask to use his phone to call the zoo. He agrees, but says it would cost them $1 for every word. They only had $1 dollar. They paid the man and five minutes later the zoo was there. What was the one word used?

Answer : Comfortable: com(come) for(for) ta(the) ble(bull).
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Finish this saying: “Don’t make a mountain out of …”

Answer : “.. a molehill.”
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This is an unusual paragraph. I’m curious how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. It looks so plain you would think nothing was wrong with it. In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is unusual though. Study it, and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit, you might find out.

Answer : The letter E, the most common letter in the English language is missing from the entire paragraph!
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Two men went to a pet store to buy a puppy. The first man paid $10 and the clerk asked him if he would like a poodle, a labrador, or a golden retriever. The man chose a poodle. The other man gave the clerk $10. The clerk gave the man a golden retriever. The clerk and man both said nothing. How did the clerk know what the man wanted?

Answer : The prices for the dogs were: Poodle $8, Labrador $9, Golden Retriever $10. The first man put down a $10 bill so he could chose what he wanted. The second man put down $10, one $5 bill and five $1 bills therefore the clerk knew what the man wanted.
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A farmer has a sack of grain, a chicken and a fox. He has to get them across the river and he can’t go around or fly but he does have a boat. He can only take one thing at a time across the river. How can he get them across?

Answer : Take the chicken over and leave the fox and the grain. Go get the fox drop it off and pickup the chicken. Take the chicken back across and pickup the grain and leave the chicken. Drop the grain off with the fox and take the chicken over now all of them are on one side!
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What moves forwards and backwards but has no legs, it cannot talk, it cannot walk, it doesn’t slither or crawl across the floor either. It comes in different shapes, sizes and colours. What is it?

Answer : A door.
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There was an airplane crash, every single person on board died, but yet two people survived. How is this possible?

Answer :The two were married.
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What makes move while being seated?

Answer : A chess player.
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