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3 Brain Teasers That Help the Mind Stay Sharp

Joe Akins
Jun 27, 2021
09:10 A.M.
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Brain teasers are great for testing brain power with either number or word puzzles. Some might seem easy, while others take days and maybe all eternity to figure out. Here are three brain teasers to help your mind stay sharp.

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TEASER ONE

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You hear the sound of my name, but it is not me

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In reality, we look entirely different

I may have one while the other has two; I can have three

It could be found anywhere, but I prefer to sit in a tree

While it may come in various forms

I typically come in one

I also come in various colors

But when you eat me, I am done

While it represents a bond

I can be used to jam

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Can you take a guess?

What it is and What I am

TEASER TWO

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David came to his friend Kenneth with a piece of paper in his hand. With the other hand covering the top part of the paper, he allowed Kenneth to read the visible portion. It read,

THIRD

FOURTH

FIFTH

SIXTH

SEVENTH

EIGHTH

NINTH

TENTH

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David then told his friend that his hand was covering the first two words of the list, which had ten words in total. He added that the list followed a completely and indisputably logical sequence. However, none of the words on the list appeared more than once.

He proposed a bet with a $50 dollar on the table. He bet that Kenneth could not guess what those first two words were. Thinking he could outsmart David, Kenneth took a guess and said:

"First and Second."

His hopes for the easy $50 win were soon dashed when David took off his hand from the paper. Kenneth admitted that he lost, and indeed, the logic was indisputably logical. What were the two hidden words?

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TEASER THREE

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Translate each of the following word groups into a phonetic sound then string them all together to form the name of a body of water.

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Example:

Polar, Finger jewelry, Crooked

Translation: Bear, Ring, Straight

Answer: Bering Strait

Vehicle, curved bone, to exist, not yang, to look at

Circle segment, bloodsucking arachnid, to be in debt, tibia

Cat sound, dreidel letter, 18-hole sport

Unaffiliated film, Japanese currency, interjection, to eschew

Helper, flightless South American bird, clock sound, programming language

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ANSWERS:

Teaser 1: Pear & Pair

Teaser 2: "Whole" and "Half." The obvious idea is that the list is of ordinal numbers. On the contrary, it is actually a list of the names of the inverse fractions of the natural numbers. That is, 1/1, 1/2, 1/3, etc.

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Teaser 3:

Car - Rib - Be - Yin - See == Caribbean Sea

Arc - Tick - Owe - Shin == Arctic Ocean

Purr - Shin - Golf == Persian Gulf

Indie - Yen - Oh! - Shun == Indian Ocean

Aid - Rhea - Tick - C == Adriatic Sea

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