30 Oct 2008

Test your brain ANSWERS


  1. A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms. The first is full of raging fires, the second is full of assassins with loaded guns, and the third is full of lions that haven't eaten in 3 years. Which room is safest for him? --> ANS: The third room. Lions that haven't eaten in three years are dead. That one was easy, right?
  2. A woman shoots her husband. Then she holds him under water for over 5 minutes. Finally, she hangs him. But 5 minutes later they both go out together and enjoy a wonderful dinner together. How can this be? --> ANS: The woman was a photographer. She shot a picture of her husband, developed it, and hung it up to dry (shot; held under water; and hung).
  3. What is black when you buy it, red when you use it, and gray when you throw it away? --> ANS: Charcoal, as it is used in barbecuing.
  4. Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Wednesday, Friday, or Sunday? --> ANS: Sure you can name three consecutive days, yesterday, today, and tomorrow!
  5. This is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious as to just how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. It looks so ordinary and plain that you would think nothing was wrong with it. In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is highly unusual though. Study it and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit, you might find out. Try to do so without any coaching! (Hint: guess an alphabet) --> ANS: The letter e, which is the most common letter used in the English language, does not appear even once in the paragraph. How did you do?

Remember to post your answers.

Answers to be published in a week time.

Brilliant, isn’t it? *wink*


Bravo! Bravo! Check out who's the winner!

Alice got 2 out of 5 corrects.

Credit goes to Val, who got the most difficult one correct. Guess you can't fool a lecturer especially an English lecturer!

Thumbs up for both of you.

As for Jimmy and I, we got nothing. =.= Too old dy, I guess. We may get Alzheimer soon...oh dear :(



Alice said...

yeah~ val is soo geng~~ hoorah VAL~~

Stephen said...

I didn't get to spend more than a few minutes on them but this last week my brain has been very saturated anyway :( I'm generally crap at these puzzles anyway :)

Stephen said...

Hang on, what happened to the answer to number 3? :)

Margaret said...

Steph: Oopps....html error...corrected! :P