English Language “Brain Teasers”…

Proverbs 17:22 “A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken
spirit dries the bones.”

English Language “Brain Teasers”…

  1. There is one word in the English language that is always pronounced
    incorrectly. What is it?
  2.  A man gave one son 10 cents and another son was given 15 cents.

What time is it?

3. A boat has a ladder that has six rungs, each rung is one foot apart.
The bottom rung is one foot from the water. The tide rises at 12 inches
every 15 minutes. High tide peaks in one hour. When the tide is at its
highest, how many rungs are under water?

4. There is a house with four walls. Each wall faces south. There is a
window in each wall. A bear walks by one of the windows. What color is
the bear?

5. Is half of two plus two equal to two or three?

6. There is a room. The shutters are blowing in. There is broken glass
on the floor. There is water on the floor.
You find Sloppy dead on the floor. Who is Sloppy?
How did Sloppy die?

7. How much dirt would be in a hole 6 feet deep and 6 feet wide that has
been dug with a square edged shovel?

8. If I were in Hawaii and dropped a bowling ball in a bucket of water
which is 45 degrees F, and dropped another ball of the same weight,
mass, and size in a bucket at 30 degrees F, both of them at the same
time, which ball would hit the bottom of the bucket first?
Same question, but the location is in Canada?

9. What is the significance of the following: The year is 1978,
thirty-four minutes past noon on May 6th.

10. What can go up a chimney down, but can’t go down a chimney up?
(Hint… chim chimminy)

11. If a farmer has 5 haystacks in one field and 4 haystacks in the
other field, how many haystacks would he have if he combined them all in
the center field?

12. What is it that goes up and goes down but does not move?

“Answers to Brain Teasers”

  1. The word, “incorrectly.” {Almost cracked your brain, didn’t you?}

    2. 1:45. The man gave away a total of 25 cents. He divided it between
    two people. Therefore, he gave a quarter to two.

  2. None, the boat rises with the tide. Duh.
  3. White. If all the walls face south, the house is at the North Pole,
    and the bear, therefore, is a polar bear.

    5. Three. Well, it seems that it could almost be either, but if you
    follow the mathematical orders of operation, division is performed
    before addition. So… half of two is one. Then add two, and the answer is three.

  4. Sloppy is a (gold) fish. The wind blew the shutters in, which knocked
    his goldfish-bowl off the table, and it broke, killing him. {Poor Sloppy.}

    7. None. No matter how big a hole is, it’s still a hole:
    the absence of dirt. (And those of you who said 36 cubic feet are wrong
    for another reason, too. You would have needed the length measurement
    too. So you don’t even know how much air is in the hole.)

  5. Both questions, same answer: the ball in the bucket of 45 degree F
    water hits the bottom of the bucket last.
    Did you think that the water in the 30 degree F bucket is frozen? Think
    again. The question said nothing about that bucket having anything in
    it. Therefore, there is no water (or ice) to slow the ball down…

    9. The time and month/date/year American style calendar are 12:34, 5/6/78.

  6. An umbrella.

    11. One. If he combines all of his haystacks, they all become one big stack.

  7. The temperature.

Hope that was not too much to start your day. Have a good one and remember,

Jesus is with you and is in control of all of the events of the day!

Proverbs 17:22 “A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken
spirit dries the bones.”