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Brain Teasers

Posted by on April 27, 2014
  • I’m a big white rectangle with sheets and blankets on top and people sleep on me.  What am I?
  • I’m invisible, yet you can know what I am by using a clock or watch or a sundial or in a pinch you can just guess what I am.  What am I?
  • What’s black and white and is a four-legged ungulate native to the east African plains?
  • I’m light as a feather, yet the strongest man cannot hold me for more than a few minutes, or he’ll pass out from lack of oxygen.  What am I?
  • I have no throat or mouth, yet you can hear me clearly whenever someone causes me to swing back and forth so my clapper resounds against my sides.  What am I?
  • If you break me, I won’t stop working; if you lose me, nothing will matter, because your body won’t be able to make blood circulate through your cardiovascular system and your tissues will die from lack of oxygen and buildup of waste products.  What am I?
  • A box without hinges, key, or lid, yet golden treasure inside is hid, if you consider a yolk to be treasure.
  • When I am filled, I can point the way; when I am empty, nothing moves me.  I have two skins, one without and one within.  People put me on their hands to protect them from cold, or sometimes if I’m made of rubber they put me on their hands to protect them from chemicals or infection or something.  What am I?

My tines be long
My tines be short
My tines end ere
My first report
Because the noise
Created by a natural
Electrical discharge
Travels slower than
The light it generates.
What am I?

  • You use a knife to slice my head and weep beside me when I’m dead because of the release of propanethiol S-oxide, a volatile sulfur compound that reacts with the water in your eyes to form sulfuric acid.  What am I?
  • I fly without wings; I cry without eyes; I float in the skies because I’m a cluster of aerosolized water droplets arising from adiabatic cooling of the troposphere.  What am I?

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