Brainteasers 4

  1. It stands on one leg with its heart in its head. What is it?

  2. I am the beginning of sorrow, and the end of sickness. You cannot express happiness without me, yet I am in the midst of crosses. I am always in risk, yet never in danger. You may find me in the sun, but I am never seen out of darkness.

  3. What flies without wings?

  4. Name three keys that unlock no doors.

  5. What is in the middle of CHINA?

  6. When was it that Christmas and New Year were celebrated in the same year?

  7. Heavy it is but reverse it's not?

  8. Which is heavier a ton of gold or a ton of silver?

  9. There are several English words that contain all the 5 vowels. Can you name some of them?

  10. Two vertical 750 ft posts have a 1000 ft rope stretched between their top most points. The rope sags to within 250 ft from the ground. How far apart are the posts?

  11. What three letter word best completes the following words?...EW, B...ET, FL..., C...ET, M...

  12. I start with the letter e, I end with the letter e. I contain only one letter, Yet I am not the letter e! What am I?

  13. Tell me now, if you can, Who is that highly favored man, Who though he has married many a wife, May still be single all his life?

  14. What did one eye say to the other?

  15. There are how many seconds in a year?

  16. Is it legal for a man to marry his widow's sister?

  17. Why is it against the law for a person living in New York to be buried in California?
  18. How many time can you subtract 10 from 100?

  19. Divide 50 by half and add 20.

  20. 20 pigeons sat on the branches of a tree. A man shot 1 pigeon with his gun. How many were left on the tree?

  21. Where do fish keep their money?

  22. There is one eleven letter word, which is spelled incorrectly, by some of the most brilliant students of Ivy league schools?

  23. What was the President's name in 1975?

  24. There is a fishing trawler, with a ladder in it, leaning against a wall at the harbor. There are 5 oars and 2 fishing nets in the trawler. The distance between two consecutive steps on the ladder is 1 meter. If waves lashing against the wall rise half meter in every half hour, in how much time will 6 steps of the ladder get under the waves?

  25. Then there are some riddles called mind or brain trick questions, which you do not get even after a lot of brain storming. But once you give up and look for the answer, you will tear your hair, exclaiming how easily it could have been answered. Few examples of homonym or double answer fun questions mind tricks are given below.

    To stop from entry,
    A sandy band;
    A word for "the courts,"
    "Sweet" for gourmand.
    A friend, a chum,
    A noble one;
    To search and scan,
    A dock outrun.
    A swell unfurls,
    My hand says "hi,"
    To change a rule,
    And let you go by.