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1 4 3 Painted Ladies
There are 3 smart old ladies standing in a desert such a way that each lady can see the other two. Each of the 3 ladies has paint on her face. Seeing this, all three ladies begin laughing. After a wh ...
Submitted by Ravi
Doable
6.0
4 2 The Classic Weights & Scale
You have 8 lead marbles, one of which is heavier than the rest. What is the minimum amount of “weightings” (i.e. with a see-saw scale) you need to do to guarantee finding the odd one out?
Submitted by Valentin
Doable
4.3
0 5 The Twiddled Bolts
Two identical bolts are placed so that their helical grooves intermesh. If you move the bolts around each other as shown in the picture, would they a) move inward b) move outward c) remain the same d ...
Submitted by Valentin
Doable
6.0
4 8 Cracking the Safe
You are to open a safe without knowing the combination. Beginning with the dial set at zero, the dial must be turned counter-clockwise to the first combination number, (then clockwise back to zero), ...
Submitted by Valentin
Doable
6.0
4 4 Sold!
A dealer bought a painting for $70, sold it for $80, bought it back for $90, and sold it again for $100. How much profit did he make?
Submitted by Valentin
Easy
2.5
0 1 What is Sammy exactly?
Police! Police! She cried, Police! he died! Sammy was my friend. If this is the end and i wont see him again, let me give just a kiss. Sammy was my friend. Down the roar he shall slide turning ro ...
Submitted by Aakash
Easy
3.0
5 5 Troll Toll
You are on your way to visit your Grandma, who lives at the end of the valley. It’s her birthday, and you want to give her the cakes you’ve made. Between your house and her house, you have to cross ...
Submitted by Aakash
Easy
2.7
2 3 Marble Weights
You are given a set of scales and 12 marbles. The scales are of the old balance variety. That is, a small dish hangs from each end of a rod that is balanced in the middle. The device enables you to c ...
Submitted by Ravi
Hard
7.0
3 4 Ball Drop
A man is floating in a hot air balloon off the coast of Ireland. In one hand he has a bowling ball, and in the other a golf ball, and he drops them both over the side at the same time. which one ...
Easy
3.1
1 8 Parodoxical Statements from Life
Nobody goes to that restaurant; it’s too crowded. Don’t go near the water ’til you have learned how to swim. The man who wrote such a stupid sentence can not write at all. If you get this messa ...
paradox Submitted by Ravi
Doable
5.2
1 2 Random Puzzle
Here’s something I heard from a friend, I thought it was appropriate. What do you call a 4 foot tall fortune teller who is wanted by the law? Good luck.
riddle funny Submitted by Ravi
Hard
7.3
4 3 Don't Hang Yourself
A fool wants to tie a rope around the earth. So he buys a rope of 40,000 KM and ties it around the world. His neighbour, also a fool, wants to do the same only he wants the rope on sticks 1 meter abo ...
Easy
3.1
11 4 Measuring Up
You have a 3 and a 5 litre water container, each container has no markings except for that which gives you its total volume. You also have a running tap. You must use the containers and the tap in su ...
logic brain teaser Submitted by Ravi
Easy
3.1
7 8 Bug's Eye
You are a bug sitting in one corner of a cubic room. You wish to walk (not fly) to the extreme opposite corner – the corner furthest from you. Describe the shortest path that you can walk.
geometry trigonometry Submitted by Ravi
Doable
3.8
4 5 Boys and Girls
To help solve an acute national over-population problem, a government issues a radical decree that families must stop having children as soon as they have had one son. After a while, there are some ...
Doable
5.0