× Register Login What's New! Contact us
Results 1 to 6 of 6 visibility 849

Thread: Brain Twister

  1. #1
    Azhar786's Avatar
    brightness_1
    Full Member

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    MANCHESTER
    Gender
    Male
    Religion
    Islam
    Posts
    396
    Threads
    13
    Rep Power
    91
    Rep Ratio
    16
    Likes Ratio
    0

    Brain Twister

    Report bad ads?

    1) The Elder Twin

    One day Kerry celebrated her birthday. Two days later her older twin brother, Terry, celebrated his birthday. How come?

    **********************

    2) Manhole Covers

    Why is it better to have round manhole covers than square ones?

    This is logical rather than lateral, but it is a good puzzle which can be solved by lateral thinking techniques. It is supposedly used by a very well-known software company as an interview question for prospective employees.



    **********************

    3) The Deadly Party

    A man went to a party and drank some of the punch. He then left early. Everyone else at the party who drank the punch subsequently died of poisoning. Why did the man not die?

    **********************

    4) Trouble with Sons

    A woman had two sons who were born on the same hour of the same day of the same year. But they were not twins. How could this be so?

    **********************

    5) The Man in the Bar

    A man walks into a bar and asks the barman for a glass of water. The barman pulls out a gun and points it at the man. The man says 'Thank you' and walks out.



    THE ANSWERS ARE BELOW
    *********************
    Quote Quote

  2. Report bad ads?
  3. #2
    Azhar786's Avatar
    brightness_1
    Full Member

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    MANCHESTER
    Gender
    Male
    Religion
    Islam
    Posts
    396
    Threads
    13
    Rep Power
    91
    Rep Ratio
    16
    Likes Ratio
    0

    Re: Brain Twister

    SOLUTIONS:

    1) At the time she went into labor, the mother of the twins was traveling by boat. The older twin, Terry, was born first early on March 1st. The boat then crossed the International Date line (or anytime zone line) and Kerry, the younger twin, was born on February the 28th. In a leap year the younger twin celebrates her birthday two days before her older brother..

    2) A square manhole cover can be turned and dropped down the diagonal of the manhole. A round manhole cannot be dropped down the manhole. So for safety and practicality, all manhole covers should be round.

    3) The poison in the punch came from the ice cubes. When the man drank the punch the ice was fully frozen. Gradually it melted, poisoning the punch.

    4) They were two of a set of triplets (or quadruplets etc.) This simple little puzzle stumps many people. They try outlandish solutions involving test-tube babies or surrogate mothers. Why does the brain search for complex solutions when there is a much simpler one available?

    5) The man had hiccups. The barman recognized this from his speech and drew the gun in order to give him a shock. It worked and cured the hiccups - so the man no longer needed the water.
    Quote Quote

  4. #3
    Skillganon's Avatar
    brightness_1
    Skillganon

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    London
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    2,390
    Threads
    48
    Rep Power
    96
    Rep Ratio
    15
    Likes Ratio
    1

    Re: Brain Twister

    format_quote Originally Posted by Azhar786 View Post

    5) The Man in the Bar

    A man walks into a bar and asks the barman for a glass of water. The barman pulls out a gun and points it at the man. The man says 'Thank you' and walks out.
    The man had hiccups.

    lol. You gave the answers.
    Brain Twister

    Advertisment:
    MY PERSONAL PAGE

    wwwislamicboardcom - Brain Twister atomicth4 1 - Brain Twister atomicth3 1 - Brain Twister
    Atomic Bomb - Mushroom Cloud Cloud Blast from.
    Quote Quote

  5. #4
    Azhar786's Avatar
    brightness_1
    Full Member

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    MANCHESTER
    Gender
    Male
    Religion
    Islam
    Posts
    396
    Threads
    13
    Rep Power
    91
    Rep Ratio
    16
    Likes Ratio
    0

    Re: Brain Twister

    Why Not Every1 Is Not Clever In Here Lol
    Quote Quote

  6. Report bad ads?
  7. #5
    Umar001's Avatar
    brightness_1
    IB Oldskool

    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Gender
    Male
    Religion
    Islam
    Posts
    5,638
    Threads
    198
    Rep Power
    111
    Rep Ratio
    44
    Likes Ratio
    1

    Re: Brain Twister

    Maybe next time you can give the answers the next day lol
    Brain Twister

    The path is long but I hope we meet,
    After the grave and the Day, in paradise in bliss upon a reclined seat.

    A traveler traveling - travelled from shirk to tawheed,
    If I'm remembered for anything - let it be the Mercy I seek.

    Your Bro. Abu Hurayra, al-Habeshi
    Quote Quote

  8. #6
    Al_Imaan's Avatar
    brightness_1
    IB Oldtimer

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    N/A
    Gender
    Female
    Religion
    Islam
    Posts
    1,490
    Threads
    33
    Rep Power
    96
    Rep Ratio
    59
    Likes Ratio
    1

    Re: Brain Twister

    format_quote Originally Posted by Azhar786 View Post
    SOLUTIONS:

    1) At the time she went into labor, the mother of the twins was traveling by boat. The older twin, Terry, was born first early on March 1st. The boat then crossed the International Date line (or anytime zone line) and Kerry, the younger twin, was born on February the 28th. In a leap year the younger twin celebrates her birthday two days before her older brother..
    the answers are weird...^^international date line....:rolleyes:...u should have gave the answers later....that would have been better
    Brain Twister

    wwwislamicboardcom - Brain Twister
    Quote Quote


  9. Hide
Hey there! Brain Twister Looks like you're enjoying the discussion, but you're not signed up for an account.

When you create an account, we remember exactly what you've read, so you always come right back where you left off. You also get notifications, here and via email, whenever new posts are made. And you can like posts and share your thoughts. Brain Twister
Sign Up

Similar Threads

  1. What brain are you?
    By 'Abdul Rahmaan in forum Halal Fun
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 02-28-2010, 02:57 PM
  2. Miracles of the Brain!!
    By ------ in forum Islamic Multimedia
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 07-21-2008, 04:05 PM
  3. -brain Games- 8-d
    By IbnAbdulHakim in forum Halal Fun
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 11-23-2007, 08:09 PM
  4. Brain man
    By DaNgErOuS MiNdS in forum General
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 06-03-2007, 03:14 PM
  5. Beyond the Brain
    By virago in forum Health & Science
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-03-2006, 04:02 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
create