Brainteasers 11

  1. What kind of rocks are on the bottom of the Mississippi River?

  2. What kind of room has no windows or doors?

  3. What kind of nut has no shell?

  4. A prisoner is told "If you tell a lie we will hang you; if you tell the truth we will shoot you." What can he do to save himself?

  5. YYYY U R, YYYYY U B, I C U R Y+Y 4 ?

  6. How can you use the letters in NEW DOOR to make one word?

  7. What kind of coat can be put on only when wet?

  8. What is the moon worth?

  9. What is the longest word in the English language?

  10. What is the center of gravity?

  11. A man and his son were in an automobile accident. The man died on the way to the hospital, but the boy was rushed into surgery. The emergency room surgeon said "I can't operate, that's my son!" How is this possible?

  12. What is full of holes but still holds water?

  13. A man is incarcerated in prison and as his punishment he has to carry a one ton bag of sand backwards and forwards across a field the size of a football pitch. What is the one thing he can put in it to make it lighter?

  14. What is special about the following order of numbers: 8, 5, 4, 9, 1, 7, 6, 3, 2,?

  15. Beulah died in the Appalachians while Craig died at sea. Everyone was much happier with Craig's death. Why?

  16. A man says, "Brothers and sisters, have I none, but that man's father is my father's son." Who is he pointing at?

  17. How few times can you weigh 9 identical cookies on a balance scale to find the one with a gold ring inside?

  18. What letter is next in this order?
    M, A, M, J, J, A, S, O, _

  19. What can run but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a head but never weeps, and has a bed but never sleeps?

  20. Why are 2007 pennies worth more than 2006 pennies?

  21. What seven-letter word has hundreds of letters in it?

  22. Fiji (in Melanesia) and Samoa (in Polynesia) are two islands in the South Pacific Ocean. Fiji is about 970 kilometers (600 miles) west of Samoa. A small airplane can fly this distance in two hours. When will you arrive in Fiji if you leave Samoa on a small airplane on Tuesday night at 11:30 pm?

  23. What is that goes up and goes down but does not move?

  24. What ends everything always?

  25. Two mothers and two daughters went out for lunch, everyone at a burger, yet only three burgers were eaten in all. How is this possible?