Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Mind Boggling Riddles

A few puzzles to tease your mind - Brain Teasers

1. What day is it if when the day after tomorrow is yesterday it will be as far from Sunday as it was when the day before yesterday was tomorrow?
Now that sounds too mind boggling!!
I came the following solution click here
Solution: Day after tomorrow is yesterday means a three days difference now being 3 days far from sunday it will be Wednesday
Day before yesterday was tomorrow, Again it will be three days difference but from the opposite side that means it was Thursday.

Sunday can be the only answer


2. Because I am by nature blind,
I wisely choose to walk behind;
However, to avoid disgrace,
I let no creature see my face.
My words are few, but spoke with sense;
And yet my speaking gives offence:
Or if to whisper I presume
The company will fly the room.
By all the world I am opprest;
And my oppression gives them rest.

Solution The Posterior!!!

3. Ten fish I caught without an eye,
And nine without a tail,
Six had no head, and half of eight
I weighed upon the scale;
No one who can tell me as I ask it,
How many fish were there in my basket?

Solution: Zero

4. I'm found in most countries, yet not in earh or sea,
I am in all timber and yet not in any tree,
I am in all metals, yet I am told,
I am not in lead, iron, brass, silver or gold,
I am not in England, yet this I can say,
I'm to be found in Westminster every day.

Solution: M

5. Of a brave set of brethren I stand at the head,
Ans to keep them quite warm, I cram three in a bed;
Six of them in prison unfeelingly put,
And three I confine in a mean little hut;
To escape my fell gripe, three reside in the sky;
And though strange it may seem, we have all but one eye;
Our shape is as various as wondrous our use is,
Of Science the source, and the soul of the muses.

Solution: A

6 comments:

  1. I have a question about the first one. Wouldn't the answer be wednesday?

    If you start from Sunday then the day that would make the statment "the day after tomorrow is yesterday" would be talking about Wednesday.

    Thurdays would be the same number of days from Sunday in the opposite direction like you described making the statment "it will be as far from Sunday as the it was when the day before yester was tomorrow" true.

    However you said that the answer is Sunday, when Sunday is zero days from Sunday.

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  2. "The beginning of eternity
    The end of time and space
    The beginning of every end,
    And the end of every place."

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  3. To answer anonymous, the letter "E"

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