Brain Exercises – December 15

Good luck with these riddles….

  1. What 8 letter word can have a letter taken away and it still makes a word. Take another letter away and it still makes a word. Keep on doing that until you have one letter left. What is the word?

  2. The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I?

  3. A doctor and a bus driver are both in love with the same woman, an attractive girl named Sarah. The bus driver had to go on a long bus trip that would last a week. Before he left, he gave Sarah seven apples. Why?

  4. A boy was at a carnival and went to a booth where a man said to the boy, “If I write your exact weight on this piece of paper then you have to give me $50, but if I cannot, I will pay you $50.” The boy looked around and saw no scale so he agrees, thinking no matter what the carny writes he’ll just say he weighs more or less. In the end the boy ended up paying the man $50. How did the man win the bet?Top of FormBottom of Form

  5. What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?

  6. Two fathers and two sons went fishing one day. They were there the whole day and only caught 3 fish. One father said, that is enough for all of us, we will have one each. How can this be possible?

  7. Mr. and Mrs. Mustard have six daughters and each daughter has one brother. How many people are in the Mustard family?

  8. Only one color, but not one size, 

    Stuck at the bottom, yet easily flies. 

    Present in sun, but not in rain, 

    Doing no harm, and feeling no pain. 

    What is it?

  9. Can you write down eight eights so that they add up to one thousand?

  10. Three playing cards in a row. Can you name them with these clues? There is a two to the right of a king. A diamond will be found to the left of a spade. An ace is to the left of a heart. A heart is to the left of a spade. Now, identify all three cards.Which English word retains the same pronunciation, even after you take away four of its five letters?

  11. Which English word retains the same pronunciation, even after you take away four of the five letters.

  12. What common English verb becomes its own past tense by rearranging its letters?

  13. It is a 5 letter word if you take away first letter it is something you get from sun, if you remove second letter you will get something to eat, if you remove third letter you get a word you use in pointing at and if you remove the fourth letter you get something to drink. What is it?

Answers to riddles:

  1. Starting!, starting, staring, string, sting, sing, sin, in, I

  2. A footstep

  3. Because an apple a day keeps the doctor away!

4.The man did exactly as he said he would and wrote “your exact weight” on the paper.

5.The letter “m”.

  1. There was the father, his son, and his son’s son. This equals 2 fathers and 2 sons for a total of 3!

  2. There are nine Mustards in the family. Since each daughter shares the same brother, there are six girls, one boy and Mr. and Mrs. Mustard.

  3. It’s a shadow!

  4. 888 + 88 + 8 + 8 + 8 = 1000

  5. Ace of Diamonds, King of Hearts, Two of Spades

  6. Queue.

  7. Eat and Ate.

  8. Wheat.