Blackmores weekly brain squeeze competition

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Have a think about the question below and let us know your answer.

22 May – What occurs once in every minute, twice in every moment, yet never in a thousand years?

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15 May – A man is pushing his car along the road when he comes to a hotel. He shouts, “I’m bankrupt!” Why?

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Answer – He’s playing Monopoly

8 May – Brothers and sisters I have none but this man’s father is my father’s son.
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Answer – The man is my son

1 May – What goes up when the rain comes down?

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Answer – An umbrella

24 April – I travel all over the world, but always stay in my corner. What am I?

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Answer – Postage Stamp

17 April – The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I?

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Answer – Footsteps

10 April – What are four things that have an “eye” but cannot see?

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Answer – A needle, a potato, the alphabet and a hurricane.

3 April – What can you hear but not touch or see?

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Answer – Your voice

 

27 March – What kind of tree can you carry in your hand?

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Answer – A Palm

20 March – What has one eye but cannot see?

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Answer – A Needle

14 March – They come out at night without being called, and are lost in the day without being stolen. What are they?

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Answer – Stars

6 March – What loses its head in the morning but gets it back at night?

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Answer – A Pillow

27 Feb – If two’s company and three’s a crowd, what are four and five?

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Answer – Nine

20 Feb – What has a head but never weeps, has a bed but never sleeps, can run but never walks, and has a bank but no money?

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Answer – A River

13 Feb – If a blue house is made out of blue bricks, a yellow house is made out of yellow bricks and a pink house is made out of pink bricks, what is a green house made of?

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Answer – Glass

7 Feb – What is always coming but never arrives?

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Answer – Tomorrow

31 Jan – What gets whiter the dirtier it gets?

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Answer -A Chalkboard

23 Jan – Two sisters are we, one is dark and one is fair. In twin towers dwelling we’re quite the pair. One from land and one from sea. Tell us truly, who are we?

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Answer – Salt and Pepper

16 Jan- What object has keys that open no locks, space but no room, and you can enter but not go in?

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Answer – A Keyboard

9 Jan- I cover what’s real; hide what is true, but sometimes bring out the courage in you. What am I?

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Answer – Make-Up

19 Dec – The more there is, the less you see. What am I?

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Answer – Darkness.

 

12 Dec – What flies without wings?

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Answer – Time

5 Dec – How many apples can you fit into an empty box?

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Answer -One, then it isn’t empty anymore.

21 Nov – There is a dead man in the centre of a field. He carried with him an unopened package. As he neared the centre of the field, he knew he was going to die. How did he know?

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Answer – The man’s parachute did not open.

15 Nov – Throw away the outside and cook the inside, then eat the outside and throw away the inside. What is it?

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Answer – Corn on the cob, because you throw away the husk, cook and eat the kernels, and throw away the cob.

7 Nov – What part of a Turkey has the most feathers?

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Answer – The outside!

31 Oct – What is remarkable about the number 8549176320?

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Answer – All numbers(0-9) appears in alphabetical order and once.

24 Oct – You answer me, although I never ask you questions. What am I?

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Answer – A telephone.

17 Oct – How many bananas can you eat if your stomach is empty?

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Answer – Just one—after that, it’s not empty.

9 Oct – What 8 letter word can have a letter taken away and it still makes a word.  Take another letter away and it still makes a word. Keep on doing that until you have one letter left. What is the word? (You can take away any one letter at a time – not only from the beginning or end)

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Answer – The word is starting – starting, staring, string, sting, sing, sin, in, i.

2 Oct – A young man wants to have me, but when he has me he no longer wants me. Blade in hand he attacks me and does his best to remove me. Yet he knows that it is all in vain. What am I?

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Answer – A beard

22 Sept – What invention lets you look right through a wall?

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Answer – A Window

15 Sept – What can’t you keep until you have given it?

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Answer – A promise

8 Sept – What happened in the middle of the twentieth century that will not happen again for 4,000 years?

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Answer – The year 1961. It reads the same upside down. This will not happen again until the year 6009.

1 Sept – Anyone can hold me, even without their hands, yet no one can do it for long. What am I?

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Answer – Your Breath

27 June –  They come out at night without being called, and are lost in the day without being stolen. What are they?

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Answer – Stars

21 June – I cannot hear or even see, but sense light and sounds there may be. Sometimes I end up on the hook, or even deep into a book.

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Answer – A Worm

13 June – The eight of us go forth not back to protect our king from a foes attack. What are we?

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Answer – Chess pawns

7 June – 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?

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Answer – Watermelon

30 May – How many ways can the  combination “ough” can be pronounced?

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Answer – 9 different ways; for example: “A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed.”

 

 

23 May –  A surgeon named Hal and a bus driver named Al are both in love with the same woman named Paige. Al needs to go on a trip for 10 days. Before he left he gave Paige 10 apples. Why?

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Answer – An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

 

16 May – How can you place a pencil on the floor so it can’t be stepped over?

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Answer – Place it hard up against the wall

 

25 April – Q:What loses its head in the morning and gets it back at night?

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Answer – A Pillow

 

 

18 April – Q:  Why is the number 8549176320 is so unusual and unique?

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Answer – All numbers(0-9) appears in alphabetical order and only once.

 

 

 

12 April – Q: What’s full of holes but can still hold water?

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Answer – A sponge

 

30 March – Q: It’s a stormy night and a plane takes off from JFK airport in New York. The storm worsens, and the plane crashes – half lands in the United States, the other half lands in Canada. In which country do you bury the survivors?

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Answer – Nowhere – You don’t bury survivors!

23 March – Q:I come in different shapes and sizes. Parts of me are curved, other parts are straight. You can put me anywhere you like, but there is only one right place for me. What am I?

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Answer – Jigsaw puzzle piece

14 March – Q:  A bat and a ball cost $1.10. The bat costs one dollar more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?

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Answer – The ball costs 5 cents. One dollar more than 5c is $1.05. The sum of which is $1.10

 

7 March – Q: What is an anagram “twelve plus one”  and adds up to the same amount?

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Answer – Eleven plus two

 

1 March – Q: Without it, I’m dead. If I’m not, then then I’m behind. What am I?

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Answer – Ahead

 

23 February –  Q: Given these equations, what does 4500 equal?
8898=7
4566=2
1203=1
2313=0
4566=2
5464=1
7774=0
1003=2
9856=4
9955=2
1886=5
1231=0
8764=3
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Answer – 2 – Each answer given equals the number of circles present in the numbers. So, 5699 would equal 3 and 4444 = 0

 

16 FNumbersebruary – What number comes next in the following sequence? 2 4 8 10 20

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Answer – 22 (the sequence alternates +2, x2)

10 February – Can you think of two common words that contains double C, double S and double L?

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Answer – Successfully & Unsuccessfully

3 February – If you wrote all of the numbers from 300 to 400 on a piece of paper, how many times would you have written the number 3?

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Answer – 120

 

 

Books21 December –  Books There are several books on a bookshelf. If one book is the 4th from the left and 6th from the right, how many books are on the shelf?

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Answer – 9

 

 

 

 

 

15 December – What is it?

coinsPoor people have it.
Rich people need it.
If you eat it you die.
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Answer – Nothing

 

7 December – The Chain

ChainThere is a chain nailed to the wall. The chain is 10 feet long and the centre of the chain dips down 5 feet from where each side of the chain is nailed to the wall. How far are the 2 ends of chain from each other?

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Answer – Both ends are nailed with the same nail. In order for the 10 foot chain to dip down 5 feet it must dip 5 feet down and 5 feet up, totaling the length of the chain.

 

 

30  November – Glass Half Full

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You have a glass of water that looks about half full. How can you tell, only using the glass of water itself, if the glass is half full or not?

The glass is a right cylinder.

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Answer –  Tip the glass of water until the water reaches the rim of the glass and if the water lines up perfectly with the bottom rim of the glass, it is half full.

 

 

24 November – Body Parts

Body  Can you name the 10 human body parts where the ‘layman terms’ have only three letters?

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Answer – eye, hip, arm, leg, ear, toe, jaw, rib, lip and gum

 

 

 

17 November – Birthday

Birthday CakeThe day before yesterday I was 25 and the next year I will be 28.
This is true only one day in a year.
What day is my birthday?

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Answer – December 31

 

11 November – The Farmers Quandry

A farmer has to get a corn, a chicken, and a fox across a river.

The farmer is only able to bring one of the above items along with him at a time.

The only problem is if he leaves the fox alone with the chicken, the fox will eat the chicken, and if he leaves the chicken along the corn sack, then the chicken will eat the corn sack.

How does the farmer get all three items across safely?

 

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Answer
Step 1 – Farmer takes chicken across river and leaves it there.
Step 2 – Farmer goes back and picks up corn and drops it over river.
Step 3 – After dropping off corn takes chicken back to other side over river.
Step 4 – Leaves chicken back on original side of river, picks up fox and drops it on other side.
Step 5 – Then goes back and picks up chicken to complete getting all 3 to one side.

 

4 November  – Unusual Paragraph

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Answer – There is no letter ‘e’ throughout the entire paragraph.