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Which artist from Group B can be added to Group A?

Group A: Carly Simon, Duran Duran, Paul McCartney and Wings, Sheena Easton, Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones

Group B: Elvis Presley, Fleetwood Mac, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, Madonna, Nancy Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Rita Coolidge, Tina Turner

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What's Common?

Games / Brain Teasers /

Group A
A Hurricane
A Human
A Needle

Group B
A Football Game
A Golf Match
A Cooking Show

Group C A Cabbage
A Ship
A Hammer

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The Name Seems Familiar

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For each of the groups of actors below, can you identify the movie / TV character they have in common? For instance, given

Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan

The answer would be "James Bond".

1. Sandra Dee, Deborah Walley, Cindy Carol, Karen Valentine, Sally Field, Caryn Richman
2. Alan Napier, Michael Gough, Michael Caine
3. William Devane, Ossie Davis, William Jordan
4. Boris Karloff, Peter Boyle, Robert deNiro

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Odd Two, Out Too

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In this teaser, you have to find the odd ones out in the groups of words. BUT WAIT! There's a catch. Each group of words has TWO words which do not belong. Can you find them both?

EXAMPLE:

Lily - Jane - Tulip - Rose

Jane does not belong as it's the only one which is not a flower

Tulip also does not belong because it's the only one which is not a girl's name

You're on you own for the rest!

1. Dodge - Ford - Lincoln - Hoover

2. King - Earl - Knight - Bishop

3. Yellow - Green - Dead - Black

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Flower Power

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Five women bought five different types of flowers for different reasons on different days.
Names: Julia, Amy, Bethany, Rachel, and Kristen
Flowers: Roses, Daisies, Lilies, Tulips, and Carnations
Colors: Purple, Yellow, Pink, White, and Peach
Places or Occasions: Backyard, Park, Office, Wedding, and Birthday
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday

1. The flowers were purchased in the following order: tulips, the flowers for the office, the purple flowers, the roses for the park, and the white flowers bought by Julia.

2. Bethany loves flowers but is allergic, so she would never have them indoors.

3. It rained on Wednesday and Friday, because ...

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Cats in Spring

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On a beautiful spring day in the park, there were five female cats walking together and gossiping about their humans. Up ahead, there were five males walking together bragging about their conquests. When the two groups met, there were five cupids flying through the air. Next thing ya know, there were five couples walking away in separate directions. The couples began talking and soon found that they had amazing things in common. Well, long story short, we all know what happens to cats that fall in love in the springtime, oh my what a racket! Can you figure out who the couples were, what treats they liked, what their favorite activity was and how many kittens each had in their litter?

...

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Magical Scroll Case

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After some relaxing, the Seekers of Knowledge received a gift from an anonymous person. The gift was a magical scroll case that had 12 gemstones on it. The Seekers were a bit shocked at the elegance of the scroll case as they knew it was very expensive.

There was a catch with it. They had no idea how to open it. As they looked over the scroll case with amazement, suddenly a magic mouth appeared before them and said, "The code to open this scroll case is hidden within the stones; you must press each stone in the proper order to open it." The magic faded out.

The stones are in this order on the scroll case: Turquoise, Diamond, Opal, Aquamarine, Topaz, Emerald, Moonstone, Garnet, Sapphire,...

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Allen's Quandary

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Allen was in the process of sprucing up his large backyard by planting trees, when he came to a tough decision. He had already planted the following types of trees: Khejri, Himalayan Pine, Maple, Llala Palm, and Agave Cactus, when he noticed that he could only plant one more. Given the trees that he had already planted, which of the following type would he choose?

Hard Quandong
Chinese Fir
Eucalyptus
Ulmo
Wild Olive
Pacific Dogwood

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Freezing Point

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The freezing point of pure water is 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees Celsius). However, by simply adding a common household ingredient, you then can easily cool the water 20 degrees past the freezing point, and still keep it in liquid form.

How is this possible?

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"Force"

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A man wanted to encrypt his password but he needed to do it in a way so that he could remember it. His password is 7 characters long. The password consists of letters and numbers only (no symbols like ! or <). In order to remember it he wrote down "You force heaven to be empty" Can you guess what his password is?

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Around and Back in 12

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Start with a 6-letter word. Replace one letter to find the next word. No word is repeated in the trip until we are back to where we started. Clues are given along the way.

1. block and tackle
2.
3. recycled glass
4.
5. decorative moulding
6.
7. online purchase software
8.
9. paid a visit
10.
11. hauled
12 (we are back !)

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Crafty Words

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Take the list of words below and arrange them into 3 sentences that all have something in common. Each word is only used once each time they appear in the list. ('A' can be used 4 times as it's in the list 4 times.) Punctuation is not an issue in this teaser.

A, A, A, A, ANIMALS, BAR, BAT, DAN, DROOP, I, I, IN, IN, IS, IT, NET, OR, POOR, SAW, SLAM, TEN, WAS

What are the sentences and what do they have in common?

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Weather-ectomy

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Six words have had their weather terms removed. The weather terms have been placed into Group A. The remaining letters of each word have been placed into Group B. Your task is to reconstitute the words by merging each weather term with the proper set of letters. Other than merging the two groups together, there is no rearranging of the letters. Example: sand + pne = spanned (SpANneD).

Group A: cloud, hail, rain, sleet, storm, wind
Group B: arngg, astba, atage, bevora, diabmn, higa

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Mixing Math and Poetry

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What kind of poem am I?

(12 + 144 + 20 + (3 x (4^.5)))/7 + 5 x 11 = (9 ^2) + 0

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Danger?

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Parker was hiding under a table. He was frightened, and knew that his brothers were probably already dead. He heard a couple of blasts, then Parker knew he was okay. What happened?

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Stone-Washed Genes

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Both of my parents have brown eyes, as do I. My brother and my wife have blue eyes. Using the simple brown-blue model (two genes; a brown gene dominates blue gene), what are the chances of my first child having blue eyes?

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Shooting Star

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Henry and Gretchen plan on sitting outside to look for shooting stars. They know from experience that if they watch for an hour, they will have a 90% chance of seeing a shooting star. It is a chilly night, though, so Gretchen says, "Let's only stay out for 10 minutes."

Henry says, "I was really hoping to see a shooting star tonight. If we are only out for 10 minutes, we will only have a 15% chance."

Gretchen replies, "Not true. We have a better chance than that."

Is Gretchen right? If so, what is the probability that they see a shooting star?

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Train Problem

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Elliot the detective heard the news of a double murder that occured on a train. The driver and the conductor were on the opposite sides of the train, but both were shot at the same time, reported a policeman who was at the center of the train at the time. The policeman had heard both gunshots at the same time. The train was travelling 150 kilometers per hour. Elliot immediately realized that the driver and the conductor were not killed at the same time. How is it so?

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To Grandma's House

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You are on your way to visit your Grandma, who lives at the end of the valley. It's her birthday, and you want to give her the cakes you've made.

Between your house and her house, you have to cross 7 bridges, and as it goes in the land of make believe, there is a troll under every bridge! Each troll, quite rightly, insists that you pay a troll toll. Before you can cross their bridge, you have to give them half of the cakes you are carrying, but as they are kind trolls, they each give you back a single cake.

How many cakes do you have to leave home with to make sure that you arrive at Grandma's with exactly 2 cakes?

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More Oxymorons

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The five phrases below can be reworded into oxymorons. Can you figure out what they are?

Example: Initial facsimile = original copy

1) discovered lost
2) bigger part
3) sugary sour
4) sad humor
5) solitary in company

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