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What would this site be without brain teasers?

Puzzle 1:
If you are in a dark room with a candle, a wood stove and a gas lamp. You only have one match, so what do you light first?

Puzzle 2:
Which word, if pronounced right, is wrong, but if pronounced wrong is right?

Puzzle 3:
Three people check into a hotel. They pay $30 to the manager and go to their room. The manager suddenly remembers that the room rate is $25 and gives $5 to the bellboy to return to the people. On the way to the room the bellboy reasons that $5 would be difficult to share among three people so he pockets $2 and gives $1 to each person. Now each person paid $10 and got back $1. So they paid $9 each, totalling $27. The bellboy has $2, totalling $29. Where is the missing $1?

Puzzle 4:
Everything Mr Red owns is red, he lives in a red bungalow and his chairs are red, his tables are red. His ceiling, walls and floor are all red. All of his clothes are red, his shoes are red, even his carpet, television and phone are red. What colour are his stairs?

Puzzle 5:
Whoever makes it, tells it not. Whoever takes it, knows it not. And whoever knows it, wants it not. What is it?

Puzzle 6:
I got it in a forest, but didn't want it.
Once I had it, I couldn't see it.
The more I searched for it, the less I liked it.
I took it home in my hand because I could not find it.
What was it?

Puzzle 7:
These five words are connected somehow, which word is missing?

ORIGAMI
REPTILIAN
==?==
NUCLEI
GLIDING
EMBRYO

Choose from: albatross, approved, bingo, furtive, pedalled, zebra

Puzzle 8:
Can you underline exactly four of these numbers such that the total is twelve?

161
616
161
616

Puzzle 9:
Who is your mother's only sister's son's brother's aunt's daughter's sister's father?

Puzzle 10:
How can you get a fully grown apple inside of a bottle. The bottle has to be a normal glass bottle which has no breaks, the entrance of which is clearly too small for the apple to pass through. The apple must end up in perfect condition. How?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE ANSWERS (Couldn't figure it out? Me neither.)

Puzzle 1:
The match!!

Puzzle 2:
Wrong.

Puzzle 3:
We have to be careful what we are adding together. Originally, they paid $30, they each received back $1, thus they now have only paid $27. Of this $27, $25 went to the manager for the room and $2 went to the bellboy.

Puzzle 4:
He doesn't have any stairs because he lives in a bungalow!

Puzzle 5:
Counterfeit money.

Puzzle 6:
A splinter.

Puzzle 7:
Approved: the initial letters spell ORANGE and the last letters spell INDIGO.

Puzzle 8:
Turn the puzzle upside down:
919
191
919
191

Puzzle 9:
Your father.

Puzzle 10:
Simply place the glass bottle over the bud on the apple tree, i.e. before the apple begins to grow. The apple will then grow inside of the bottle. This technique can be used to create unusually shaped fruit.

Do vegetarians eat animal crackers?

Crazy but True