It’s Monday morning, and it’s the most sadistic page on the web, so it’s time for some brain teasers.
1 – Seventeen birds are in a tree. A man fires a shotgun into the tree and kills nine birds, knocking them out of the tree. How many birds are still in the tree?
2 – A farmer combines two compost heaps with four others. How many compost heaps does he have now?
3 – An electric train is going south, while the wind is blowing towards the north east. Which way does the steam from the train blow?
4 – A basket holds six eggs. If six people take an egg each, without putting any back, why is there still one left in the basket?
5 – Which letter can’t be found in any alphabet?
6 – What can you fill a container with to make it weigh less than it does when it’s empty?
7 – Some people say there are five vowels – A, E, I, O and U. Others count Y as a vowel too. Name a word which contains all five or six in alphabetical order?
8 – A clock takes six seconds to chime six times at six o’clock. How many seconds does it take to chime eleven times at eleven o’clock?
9 – A man works in an office but is fired from his job. The next morning he shows up at the office early and ready for work, which they give him. How come?
10 – A dozen men know each other from school. They went to college together and even got the same jobs in the same firm. What job do all thirteen men have?
Hands up who hates me on this lovely Monday morning. That many huh? Well how about if I offer a prize?
Answers in my comments section please. The first person to get them all right or the person with the most correct answers gets to pick the subject of my morning post tomorrow. The available subjects are:-
- An update on my quest to conquer the world
- A first look at an alien visitor to our world
- Another quote from the great Bill Hicks
- The laziest machine ever invented
Please number your answers when you comment and put up your choice for tomorrow’s morning post in the comment.