Brain Teasers / Games

Saippuakivikauppias

Saippuakivikauppias is the Finnish word for a soapstone seller. Aside from being a long tongue twister, what else is special about this word?

Largest Pair

What is the longest pair of English words that are pronounced exactly the same but share no letter in common?

Ice Boat

On a hot summer day by a lake you are determined to build a boat made of ice, using a refrigeration unit and a large mold in which you can pour water. Nearby you notice an Egyptian mummy resting on a pile of wood pulp. What is the best strategy for building an ice boat that will not melt before you sail it across the lake?

Tricky Tunnel

You are in a tunnel that branches in two directions, like a T. To your left is a door with the enigmatic words: "Wide ill you" and "Wild lie you." On the right are the words "Evil will you" and "Veil will you." Which door do you choose?

Personal Pronouns

"She" is a word that contains two personal pronouns: she and he. What five-letter word beginning with "U" contains four personal pronouns?

Blind Monkey Fingers

You are imprisoned within a small jail cell. Your cell mate is a large monkey that is blind in one eye and does not have all its fingers on one hand. Your captors turn to you and say, "Do you feel more sorry because of the monkey's eye or hand? If you answer correctly, we will set you free."