3 Brain Teasers That Help the Mind Stay Sharp
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.
You hear the sound of my name, but it is not me
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
Can you take a guess?
What it is and What I am
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,
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?
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.
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
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.
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