Brain-Twisters

During a visit to a mental asylum, a visitor asked the Director what the criteria is that defines if a patient should be admitted. "Well," said the Director, "we fill up a bathtub. Then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup, and a bucket to the patient and ask the patient to empty the bathtub." Okay, here's your test: Would you use the spoon, the teacup or the bucket? "Oh, I understand," said the visitor. "A normal person would choose the bucket, as it is larger than the spoon." What do you think should be the director's response?

"No," answered the Director. "A normal person would pull the plug."

Er, you can use the teaspoon if you think that is a better idea.

What goes away as soon as you call its name?

Silence

Shhh! don't say anything to spoil the silence

I sit on a bridge, never moving and giving no warnings, but protecting silently. Many people wonder what I'm hiding, but there's someone who easily sees through me. What am I?

Sun glasses

Sun glasses sit on the bridge of your nose

If you had a 5-liter bowl and a 3-liter bowl, and an unlimited access to water, how would you measure exactly 4 liters?

Fill the 5-litre bowl and pour water to the 3-litre bowl, which you empty afterwards. From the 5-litre bowl pour the 2 remaining litres to the 3-litre bowl. Refill the 5-litre bowl and fill in the 3-litre bowl (with 1 litre), so there stay the 4 required litres in the 5-litre bowl.

Maybe you still need an explanation if your head can contain only 2 litres of ideas

It is dark and all of sudden the electricity goes off in your room. You have no torch or flashlight. but you find an old box of matches with only one matchstick inside. In the kitchen there is a kerosene stove, in the living room a fireplace and in the bedroom there is a candle. It is very cold outside so you need to get heat quickly, but it is also quite windy. What would you light first?

The Match

you have to light the match before you can light anything else

Charley walked down the street and bumped into his old friend from university. Charley's friend said: "It's been so long since we met. I've made new friends that you don't know and even got married to one of them. This little girl you see me with is our daughter. "And what's your name, little girl?" Charley asked the little girl who was holding his friend's hand. "It's the same as my mummy!" Said the girl. "Let me see, then your name is Eggtwina, isn't it?" Charley asked. He was right! How did Charley manage to guess the girl's name?

Charley already knew her mother's name.

The old friend of Charley's was the mother of the little girl and Charley already knew her name.

On the same railroad track, two trains leave their stations at the same time and start moving very very fast. One station is only 2 kilometers from the other one. One train is headed east and the other west. Yet they didn't crash into each other. How can this be?

They are headed away from one another, not towards each other

East and West are opposite directions but they can beEast and West towards one another or away from each other

What are four things that have an "eye" but cannot see?

Needle, Potato, Hurricane, Alphabet

Eye of a needle is where the thread goes; a potato's eye is where it regrows from; a Hurricane's eye is the space in the middle about which everything blows; the alphabet has an I somewhere in the middle too!

What gets more wet the more it dries?

Towel

A towel gets wetter as it dries something

In a lake, there is a patch of lily pads. Every day, the patch doubles in size. If it takes 48 days for the patch to cover the entire lake, how long would it take for the patch to cover half the lake?

47

The patch doubles in size every day and so on the 47th day the patch will be half the size it is on the 48th day

The clever butler needed some extra cash, so he tells his master: "I know almost every song that has ever been written" The master laughs at this, but the butler says "I am willing to bet you a months pay that I can sing a song that you have heard of with the lady's name of your choice in it." "Deal", says the master. "How about my mother's name, Henrietta Peckyou?" And so the butler sang and earned himself an extra months pay. What song did he sing?

He sang "Happy Birthday" of course!

Sing happy birthday to Henrietta Peckyou and see if you have not heard it before

My creator doesn't want me. The person who buys me doesn't need me. The person who uses me will never see me. What am I?

Coffin

This isn't always true, is it?

What becomes bigger the more you take away from it?

A hole

When you're digging as you scoop more sand away, the hole becomes bigger.

Answer truthfully (yes or no) to the following question: Will the next word you say be 'no'?

this question cannot be truthfully answered

whatever you answer, the opposite us true

If you get this message, call me, and if you don't get it, don't call... Is the person who left this message making any sense at all?

Yes

If you don't get the message you won't call... so yes, the message makes some sense. even though it is an unnecessary message.

If you started spelling out each number (starting from one), how long would it take before you reached the first letter "A?" Get comfy and start counting!

one hundred And one

This is the first number with the letter A when spelled out. If you don't agree that And is a number, then the first is "one thousAnd"

See if you can unscramble these letters to make just one word: USTOODWERNJ.

just one word

If you need an explanation for this, whenever you are leaving home, you need to wear a tall hat with ECNUD spelt backwards on it.

If there are 7 months that have 31 days in them and 11 months that have 30 days in them, how many months have 28 days in them?

12

All 12 months have at least 28 days in them

A farmer wants to cross the river to go to the market. He has a boat but it is not a very big one. The farmer is going to the market with a dog, a sack of corn,and chicken. The farmer's boat is only big enough to take himself and one of the other things with him across the river. If the chicken is left alone with the corn it will eat the corn. If the chicken is left alone with the dog too, the dog will eat the chicken. Can you think of a way for the farmer to get his sack of corn, his chicken and his dog across the river?

The farmer can take the chicken across first and leave it on the other side of the river. Then crossing back alone, he puts the dog into the boat and crosses with it. Dropping off the dog on the other side of the river, the farmer picks up the chicken, and brings it back to the first side where they all started from. He leaves the chicken there, but he picks up the the sack of corn, and takes the corn across the river and leaves the corn with the dog. Now he can cross the river with the boat, empty again, and get the chicken from the other side and bring it to join the dog and the corn. Done!

explained as answered

Test Your English Grammar Which one is correct: "9 and 6 is 14" or "9 and 6 are 14?"

Neither is correct.

9 and 6 add up to 15, not 14.

When does yesterday come after today?

In the dictionary

alphabetical order

What is greater than God, more evil than the devil, the poor have it, the rich need it, and if you eat it, you'll die?

Nothing

Nothing can be the answer to all those questions

Picture Lesson: Charley Chicken's Water Cycle

When I was young, I used to think clouds were made from cotton wool stuck in the sky.
But then I saw that clouds move around in the sky, so they couldn't be stuck.
Then one day I saw smoke from a fire blowing up into the clouds. So then I thought clouds were a kind of smoke.
When I asked my Grandpa, he laughed and said ...
... “Charley Chickee, you are a funny little fowl. Clouds don't come from smoke. Smoke comes from fire, Clouds come from water.”
KpuCock! Now just how did that water get up in the sky? So I threw some water into the sky to see if it would turn into clouds.
I just got wet.
So after my grand-daddy finished laughing, he told me that it wasn't that kind of water. Clouds are made of water that has turned to air.
Just like how steam comes off when we boil water ...
... the sun can boil tiny drops of water out of the lakes and rivers and even from the ground.
The drops are like air and can't be seen. These little water drops float up, up, up, up into the sky.
After some time, the drops come together and now we see them, because they have formed a cloud of water droplets.
More and more drops come together, other things happen, and now the water in the cloud becomes like, like, like ... water!
The clouds grow dark and heavy from so many droplets being together and then the water starts falling and now we see it and feel it as rain!
So you see my friends, clouds come from water and water falls from the clouds!
This fallen rain-water runs along the ground into lakes into rivers and into the sea.
Then the sun heats and lifts the water drops up again and it becomes rain again and falls again and then it runs again and rains again into lakes again and rivers again.
Er, that sounds funny, but I’m sure you know what I mean … It just keeps going round and round and round …