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Brainteasers 13

  1. How long did the Hundred Years War last?

  2. What was King George VI's first name?

  3. Where are Chinese gooseberries from?

  4. How long did the Thirty Years War last?

  5. Of all the numbers when spelled in capital letters which consists only of straight line segments (for example, FIVE), only one number has a value equal to the number of segments used to write it. (Don't count the the top and bottom lines in, for example, I.) Which number has this property?

  6. What book was once owned by only the wealthy, but now nearly everyone can have it? You can't buy it in a bookstore or take it from a library?

  7. The more you have of it, the less you see. What is it?

  8. The capital of Turkey is a long word. Can you spell it?

  9. What is put on a table, cut, but never eaten?

  10. Six glasses are in a row. The first three are full of juice; the second three are empty. By moving only one glass, can you arrange them so empty and full glasses alternate?

  11. The more there is, the less you see. What am I?

  12. When asked how old she was, Suzie replied "In two years I will be twice as old as I was five years ago". How old is she?

  13. Mr Archibald went for a walk in the forest. It began to rain suddenly and he didn't have anything to protect his head. But not even a few strands of hair got wet. How is this possible?

  14. Which weighs more? A pound of iron or a pound of feathers?

  15. If there were 9 cats on a bridge and one jumped over the edge, how many would be left?

  16. What can't be used unless broken?

  17. I am a box that holds keys without locks, yet they can unlock your soul. What am I?

  18. What goes up and never comes down?

  19. I have a little house in which I live all alone. It has no doors or windows, and if I want to go out I must break through the wall. What am I?

  20. As I went across the bridge, I met a man with a load of wood which was neither straight nor crooked. What kind of wood was it?

  21. What has a mouth but can't chew?

  22. A farmer combined 2 compost heaps with 3 others. How many compost heaps does he have?

  23. "At night they come without being fetched,
    And by day they are lost without being stolen."
    What are they?

  24. There was a green house. Inside the green house there was a white house. Inside the white house there was a red house. Inside the red house there were lots of babies. What is it?

  25. You use a knife to behead me, yet you weep over me on my death. What am I?