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Brain Teasers

  1. How did he know?
    A man was waiting at an airport for a plane to arrive. Suddenly, he heard someone call his name. Looking up, he saw an old friend of his hurrying toward him. “Hey, Bill!” called his friend. “How are you? I haven’t seen you in years!” “How are you?” exclaimed Bill. “Wow, you look great!”. “I am married now, to somebody you don’t know,” said the other. “This is my daughter.” Bill smiled down at the little girl. “Hi, young lady. What’s your name?” “It’s the same as my mama’s,” said the girl. “Is that so,” said Bill, winking at his friend. “Then your name must be Cindy!”

    Q: How could he possibly know this?

  2. The strange sisters
    It was the first day of school. The teacher had several children in her class. She asked all the new children to write down their names and their date of birth for her. The first two names she looked at were those of girls. She saw that they both had the same last name. They also had the same birthday – June 9,1973. “Will Jane and June Campbell please stand?” asked the teacher. Two girls stood up, and the teacher saw that they were just alike. “Oh, you’re twins,” she said. One of the girls shook her head. “No,” she said. “We’re sisters, but we’re not twins.”

    Q: How could they be sisters and be the same age, but not twins?

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Einstein’s Riddle

I don’t know if this really is Einstein riddle. If it’s not, don’t sue me! 😉

This is solvable with no trickery or misleading clues!

  1. There are 5 houses horizontally in 5 different colours. In each house lives one person, each with a different nationality.
  2. The 5 owners each drink a certain type of beverage, smoke a certain brand of cigar, and keep a certain pet.
  3. No owners have the same pet, smoke the same brand of cigar or drink the same beverage.

The question is “Who owns the fish?”


The Brit lives in the red house
The Swede keeps dogs as pets.
The Dane drinks tea.
The green house is on the left of the white house.
The green house’s owner drinks coffee.
The person who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.
The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
The man living in the center house drinks milk.
The Norwegian lives in the first house.
The man who smokes Blends lives next to the one who keeps cats.
The man who keeps the horse lives next to the man who smokes Dunhill.
The owner who smokes Bluemasters drinks beer.
The German smokes Prince.
The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
The man who smokes Blends has a neighbor who drinks water.

House 1 House 2 House 3 House 4 House 5

Einstein wrote this riddle and said 98% of the world could not solve it. It can be done! Be part of the 2% that COULD.

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Personality Test

Grab a pencil and paper and keep track of your letter answers. There are 10 questions. Make sure you change the subject of the email to your total.

When you’re finished, forward this to everyone you know and the person who sent it to you. Make sure you put your score in as the subject also.

  1. When do you feel your best?
    (a) In the morning
    (b) During the afternoon and early evening
    (c) Late at night
  2. You usually walk
    (a) fairly fast, with long steps
    (b) fairly fast, but with short, quick steps
    (c) less fast, head up, looking the world in the face
    (d) less fast, head down
    (e) very slowly
  3. When talking to people, you
    (a) stand with your arms folded
    (b) have your hands clasped
    (c) have one or both your hands on your hips
    (d) touch or push the person to whom you are talking
    (e) play with your ear, touch your chin, or smooth your hair
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Cool Optical Illusions

How observant are you?

Find the 9 people in the picture!
If you find 6, you have an ordinary power of observation.
If you find 7, you have an above average power of observation.
If you find 8, you are very observant. Congratulate yourself.
If you find 9, you are extremely observant. Very intuitive and creative. You can rival the observant power of Sherlock Holmes.

Do let me know how many you found. 🙂