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?
Which word, if pronounced right, is wrong, but if pronounced wrong is right?
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
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?
Whoever makes it, tells it not. Whoever takes it, knows it not. And whoever knows it, wants
it not. What is it?
I got it in a forest, but didn't want it.
Once I had it, I couldn't see it.
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?
These five words are connected somehow, which word is missing?
Choose from: albatross, approved, bingo, furtive, pedalled, zebra
Can you underline exactly four of these numbers such that the total is twelve?
Who is your mother's only sister's son's brother's aunt's daughter's sister's father?
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.)
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.
He doesn't have any stairs because he lives in a bungalow!
Approved: the initial letters spell ORANGE and the last letters spell INDIGO.
Turn the puzzle upside down:
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