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tlr online
28-01-08, 09:25
Study the five brain teasers. Then, see if you can answer without looking at the answers below. Very interesting!

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?

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 tgether. How can this be?

3. What is black when you buy it, red when you use it, and gray when you throw it away?

4. Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday?

5. This is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. It looks so plain you would think nothing was wrong with it. In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is just unusual though. Study it, and think hard about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit, you might find out what is missing. Try to do so without any coaching!

Answers below.

































































Brain Teasers Answers!

1. The third. Lions that haven't eaten in three years are dead. Don't you feel silly now?
2. The woman is a photographer. She shot a picture of her husband, developed it, and hung it up to dry. Yeah, you should have paid closer attention to the wording.
3. Charcoal. This one it tricky. Only old-timers can remember using coal for heating...
4. Sure you can: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow! Duhh!
5. The letter "e" - the most common letter in the English language - is missing from the entire paragraph! This one was hard. If you got this one - give yourself a pat on a back!

Necromanser
28-01-08, 09:33
Only got the first one right.

Drone
28-01-08, 09:35
I got them all without cheating :) I think it was more than easy

Forwen
28-01-08, 09:40
4. Sure you can: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow! Duhh!


Naming three consecutive festive days works as well imo.

kryptonite23
28-01-08, 09:44
I only answered 2 and 4 :vlol:

Bumio
28-01-08, 09:45
i was wrong at all of them :vlol:

touchthesky
28-01-08, 10:32
Lol I was wrong with them all.
I thought the second lady had two husbands.

la-la-lara
28-01-08, 11:01
I only got the 3rd one. :o

Minty Mouth
28-01-08, 11:06
I got #2 right, but thats it :o

thecentaur
28-01-08, 11:27
i got all but the second

Catlantean
28-01-08, 11:43
I got 1, 2 and 4.

Legend Killer
28-01-08, 11:48
3 out of 5 here as well. :wve:

Genocide
28-01-08, 12:48
I got 1, 2 & 4
That last one was pretty sneaky

jamieoliver22
28-01-08, 13:14
I got the first one and the forth one right. I had heard the last one before too, but forgot what it was :p

And I assumed the second one was some sort of strange fetish... :mis::whi:

rowanlim
28-01-08, 14:18
Dang just got the 1st one right :p

It's 11PM here :rolleyes: :vlol:

Anajrob
28-01-08, 14:20
Got the first one right :D

Tthe Spirit
28-01-08, 14:22
I feel so Dumb :p :p :p

Tomb Raider Master
28-01-08, 15:04
Very nice. :D

tweetygwee
28-01-08, 15:09
Well, the first one did indeed make me feel dumb. I got the idea of the photogapher one, but couldn't quite piece it together. I got a different answer for the days: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day :p

Jacen
28-01-08, 15:09
That was fun :)

I missed the last one...

scion05
28-01-08, 16:27
I got the first two right :)

Rexie
28-01-08, 16:56
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?
lions..because they are probably dead

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 tgether. How can this be?
she washed his clothes..sheesh :rolleyes:

3. What is black when you buy it, red when you use it, and gray when you throw it away?
*tries to peek at the answers but gets hitten by something*ouch..hmmm...probabaly tomato in a black sack,they it becomes gray and you trhow it away?

4. Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday?
yesterday,today and tomorrow..?

5. This is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. It looks so plain you would think nothing was wrong with it. In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is just unusual though. Study it, and think hard about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit, you might find out what is missing. Try to do so without any coaching!
eh..the letter e?


*peeks at the answers*

1.the first one was right O_o
2.come on!
3.yeah...should have payed more attention in school :rolleyes:
4.i was right
5.right again!

3/5 ILL PASS!

Beanz
28-01-08, 17:00
Got none :p.

Twilight
28-01-08, 17:06
i got # 1 and 4 right. almost with #2, i knew "shoot" as in "pic shoot", but not the rest for some reason. i thought "put him underwater" as in got in an argument and "hang" as in hung up the phone on him.

Reggie
28-01-08, 17:07
I managed to get 1 and 2 right. :)

Titanium
28-01-08, 17:38
Got 1 and 3 right.

For 4 I thought of St Georges day and St Patricks day but couldnt think of one more. Well it was wrong anyway. :p

Capt. Murphy
28-01-08, 18:47
+1.
+2.
-3. I thought it was or had to do with hair dye. Black hair, dyed red, then gray when you get old. :-/
-4. I was thinking of Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas. :-p Those are consecutive 'special' days.
-5. Ah. I've seen that one before. Forgot about it though.

Buffy87
28-01-08, 19:10
I got the first one.. and the consecutive days one. I also thought the woman was a bigamist! Ha.. studying Law does that to you...mainly coz I just did Family law..but hey...

Gabi
28-01-08, 21:32
I did not get No. 3 :o

..........but I do know another teaser: What do these words all have in common?
Banana
Dresser
Grammar
Potato
Revive
Uneven
Assess

:pi:

Rivendell
28-01-08, 21:34
I got 2,4 and 5 right.

I'm ashamed to have thought the words 'Those lions must be REALLY hungry'. :o

tweetygwee
28-01-08, 21:39
I did not get No. 3 :o

..........but I do know another teaser: What do these words all have in common?
Banana
Dresser
Grammar
Potato
Revive
Uneven
Assess

:pi:

The second and last letter are the same. :D But maybe that's just part of a bigger similarity?

Gabi
28-01-08, 21:44
The second and last letter are the same. :D But maybe that's just part of a bigger similarity?

You are quite close, actually :)

tweetygwee
28-01-08, 21:47
You are quite close, actually :)

Ah, got it. Letters 2 and 3 can be mirrored to form the last two! :) Is the middle letter somehow connected :confused:

Gabi
28-01-08, 21:48
Ah, got it. Letters 2 and 3 can be mirrored to form the last two! :)

Even closer :D

Melonie Tomb Raider
28-01-08, 21:49
Got the first one right, and borderline had the fourth one right. :p

xMiSsCrOfTx
28-01-08, 21:51
I'm so bad at these! :vlol:

tweetygwee
28-01-08, 21:54
Even closer :D

:vlol: I think i've got it. Knock off the first letter and the rest are mirror-able! :p Well, I hogged that one didn't I? :o

USP
28-01-08, 21:54
1,2,4,5

Lara's home
28-01-08, 21:58
I got number 1 right. :/

just croft
28-01-08, 21:58
1. The Lions, cuz they'd be dead.

2. A woman shoots her husband, but misses. Then she holds him under water for over 5 minutes, with an oxigen mask. Finally, she hangs him, by his hands. But 5 minutes later they both go out together and enjoy a wonderful dinner tgether. How can this be?

3. no idea

4. Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday? Yesterday, today and tomorow

5. no idea









Goes to see answers.....

1 - easy...
2 - come'on mine also worked!...please say it did... *hides tears*.... (lol)
3 - dumb!
4 - easy...
5 - I really had no idea, tuff one.

Gabi
28-01-08, 22:06
:vlol: I think i've got it. Knock off the first letter and the rest are mirror-able! :p Well, I hogged that one didn't I? :o

Closer still,................but not quite there yet. :p

TombFreak
28-01-08, 23:12
I said that number was , she hung him to dry! :vlol: the second one, I chose assains with loaded guns, I thought lions would devower him! :vlol:

I did not get No. 3 :o

..........but I do know another teaser: What do these words all have in common?
Banana
Dresser
Grammar
Potato
Revive
Uneven
Assess

:pi:

They all have double letters!!

Gloriosa
29-01-08, 00:02
I did not get No. 3 :o

..........but I do know another teaser: What do these words all have in common?
Banana
Dresser
Grammar
Potato
Revive
Uneven
Assess

:pi:


Take the first letter off each word and put it at the end of the word.
Read it backwards and you have the word you started with.

Where’s my prize?
Do I even get a prize...?

tombfan91
29-01-08, 02:05
lol i got all of them wrong lol. next time

star-dust
29-01-08, 02:46
lol i got all of them wrong lol. next time

Ditto. :ton:

CAISACO
29-01-08, 03:08
I'm not a person that can figure out brainteasers. But I did get the first one! :vlol:

Natey168
29-01-08, 03:20
I got the first one..but only cuz it was easy. :p I suck at brain teasers.

Little-Lara
29-01-08, 03:32
1. I thought lions too.
2. I automatically knew it was about photos, cause I see the show "Just Shoot Me" and it's about photos.
3. I guessed matches, cause match heads, black, red when used, then gray.
4. Only got close with weekends. :p
5. ?

Achilles_DS
29-01-08, 03:50
Damn it! I got them all right but the first one. I totally over thought it and said the assasins because they are usually assigned a target and it was unlikely him.... omg how embarasssing.

mizuno_suisei
29-01-08, 12:36
I've got one.

A Woman is on an island, She died. How did she die?


HINT: The death had nothing to do with Water, De-Hydration, Starvation etc..

PARANOIA
29-01-08, 12:42
I've got one.

A Woman is on an island, She died. How did she die?


HINT: The death had nothing to do with Water, De-Hydration, Starvation etc..

The private jet she was in had depressurized and was losing altitude. She jumped out of the plane in desperation and forgot her parachute. She landed on the island and died on impact.

Survival
29-01-08, 12:45
The private jet she was in had depressurized and was losing altitude. She jumped out of the plane in desperation and forgot her parachute. She landed on the island and died on impact.

:vlol:

Conway
29-01-08, 13:00
Only got the 5th one right. Had this exercise back in junior high. :D Neat stuff!

Spikey
29-01-08, 13:11
I've got one.

A Woman is on an island, She died. How did she die?


HINT: The death had nothing to do with Water, De-Hydration, Starvation etc..

Old age? :whi:

I got questions 1 and 4 right (well, for no.4 I chose Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, which is really still a correct answer isn't it?). I'd heard question 5 before but I seemed to have forgotten the answer until I saw it. :o

mizuno_suisei
29-01-08, 13:24
I've got one.

A Woman is on an island, She died. How did she die?


HINT: The death had nothing to do with Water, De-Hydration, Starvation etc..

Answer to my one :p

She got hit by a car :vlol:

If you don't get it, just ask.

PARANOIA
29-01-08, 13:26
Answer to my one :p

She got hit by a car :vlol:

If you don't get it, just ask.

An island in the middle of an intersection. I've seen that before.

But my answer was still "correct."

mizuno_suisei
29-01-08, 13:37
But my answer was still "correct."

Not quite :vlol: but a very brainy guess!

Gabi
29-01-08, 14:05
Take the first letter off each word and put it at the end of the word.
Read it backwards and you have the word you started with.

Where’s my prize?
Do I even get a prize...?

And the first prize goes to....................Gloriosa http://trle-community.net/images/smiles/win1.gif (http://javascript<b></b>:emoticon(':win1:'))

digitizedboy
29-01-08, 15:27
The first one is too obvious. lol

As for no.4 - that could be christmas eve, christmas day, and boxing day too.

danitiwa
29-01-08, 15:33
My fave is nr. 1. :D I've heard nr. 3. :tmb:

Hybrid Soldier
29-01-08, 15:41
The private jet she was in had depressurized and was losing altitude. She jumped out of the plane in desperation and forgot her parachute. She landed on the island and died on impact.

Lmao! XD

Mikel Croft
29-01-08, 15:50
I only got 1 & 4.. lol, I love these.

talion
29-01-08, 17:29
I got 1, 4 and 5 and my dad got the other two :)

Noodleboy
29-01-08, 18:00
The first one was sooo obvious :p

The rest was hard though xD

Ikas90
29-01-08, 18:45
I got 1 and 4 right! :D

the hooliganz
29-01-08, 18:54
I got 1 right.

glitterpaws
29-01-08, 18:59
OMG, I felt so stupid with number 1! but for some weird reason I got the last one right

-DaNnEe..
29-01-08, 19:12
I only got the 1st one correct :o :p !