We recently talked about why brain teasers improve brain health, and I gave you a few examples. Since our brains are our biggest assets, I have decided to exercise your brains more this week. Yes, that means more brain teasers. Remember, brain health is an ongoing challenge we must manage as we age.
Age isn’t the only obstacle to optimal brain health, though. I have personally witnessed how a knock to the head can affect memory and the ability to process information. Small puzzles that engage our brains in a different way than we normally would can help with recovery.
Check out the following brain teasers to help get your mind in the best shape possible. Enjoy!
Brain Teasers Part 2
1. I do not have fingers, but I have a ring. Dogs bark when they hear me ding. I introduce visitors, though not by their names. Naughty little children push me in their games. What am I?
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2. What do you put in a toaster?
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3. If the following words were one word, what would it be?
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4. Jenny and Mike went out to find the perfect Father’s Day gift. After spending hours in the mall, Mike was ready to throw in the towel. Jenny wasn’t ready to give up. She proceeded to drag Mike through a clothing store. Finally, they encountered a WWI belt buckle with the words “WWI Flying Ace”. Appalled, Jenny and Mike report the belt to the police, claiming it is a fake. How do they know?
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5. A famous magician claimed they could throw a tennis ball such that it would travel a short distance, stop completely and return to them without bouncing off of any object or being tied to a string. How did he do it?
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6. A California farmer owns a beautiful pear tree. He supplies fruit to local grocery stores. One of the stores contacted the farmer asking how much fruit he had available to sell. The main trunk of the tree has 24 branches. Each branch has 12 arms, and each arm contains 6 twigs. Since each twig bears one piece of fruit, how many plums will the farmer be able to sell.
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7. Arrange the numbers 1 through 9 on a Tic Tac Toe board such that the numbers in each row, column and diagonal add up to 15.
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8. Mark and Charlene were married On October 3, 1976. At the time of their wedding, Mark was three times as old as Charlene. 21 years later, Mark was only two times as old as Charlene. What was their age when they were married?
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9. If you had an infinite supply of water but only had a 5 gallon bucket and a 3 gallon bucket, how would you measure exactly 4 gallons of water?
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10. A man on his deathbed devised a test to determine which of his three sons was worthy enough to inherit all of his worldly possessions. He sent them to the market, instructing them to bring him an item that is large enough to fill his entire room, but small enough to fit in their pocket. The sons set out on their mission, and each carefully chose an item they thought fit the description. One at a time, the sons were invited into their father’s room to unveil what they chose. The first son had purchased some cloth, but when he laid it end to end, it barely covered any of the floor. The second son came forth with hay, but was only able to cover half of the floor. The third son came forth with his purchase, and revealed how it could fill the entire room and still fit into his pocket. What did the third son show to his father?
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So how did you fair on these brain teasers? I know they gave my mind a workout the first time I solved them. I hope you didn’t cheat too quickly with those answer buttons. As always, please feel free to share these brain teasers with friends and keep exercising your brain!
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