7 Brain Teasers Only The Brightest Minds Will Understand

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7 Brain Teasers Only The Brightest Minds Will Understand

QUESTION: If you have three, you have three. If you have two, you have two. But if you have one, you have none. What is it?

ANSWER: Choices. — Zallarion

QUESTION: There are five bags of gold that all look identical, and each has ten gold pieces in it. One of the five bags has fake gold in it. The real gold, fake gold, and all five bags are all exactly identical in every way, except the pieces of fake gold weigh 1.1 grams, and the real gold pieces weigh 1 gram. You have a perfectly accurate digital gram scale and can use it only once. How do you determine which bag has the fake gold?

ANSWER: Take one piece from the first bag, two from the second bag, three from the third bag, four from the fourth bag, and five from the fifth bag. If the weight on the scale ends in .1 you know it’s the first, .2 the second, .3 the third, .4 fourth, and .5 the fifth. — dankability

QUESTION: You walk on a path and come to a fork in the road. One path leads to eternal happiness and the other path leads to eternal misery. You do not know which path is which. In between the paths is a house. Inside of that house live two twin brothers that are exactly the same in every way except for one thing: one always tells the truth, and the other one always lies. It is impossible to tell the difference and impossible to tell whether or not either of them are lying. Both brothers know which path is which. One brother walks out of the house and you do not know which one it is. You can ask one question. What question do you ask to find out which path to take? (You cannot go down one path and come back, and you cannot go back the way you came).

ANSWER: Which path would your brother tell me is the good path? You take the path that they don’t tell you to take because the lying brother will tell you the bad path, the honest brother knows this so he also tells you the bad path. Now they would have both told you the same thing so you know definitively which path is bad and which path is good. — Dawgboy1976

QUESTION: Cannibals ambush a safari in the jungle and capture three men. The cannibals give the men a single chance to escape uneaten. The captives are lined up in order of height, and are tied to stakes. The man in the rear can see the backs of his two friends, the man in the middle can see the back of the man in front, and the man in front cannot see anyone. The cannibals show the men five hats. Three of the hats are black and two of the hats are white. Blindfolds are then placed over each man’s eyes and a hat is placed on each man’s head. The two hats left over are hidden. The blindfolds are then removed and it is said to the men that if one of them can guess what color hat he is wearing they can all leave unharmed. The man in the rear who can see both of his friends’ hats but not his own says, ‘I don’t know.’ The middle man who can see the hat of the man in front, but not his own says, ‘I don’t know.’ The front man who cannot see ANYBODY’S hat says, ‘I know!’ How did he know the color of his hat and what color was it?

ANSWER: The man in front knew he was wearing a black hat because he knew the first man did not see two white hats and he knew that the second man did not see one white hat because if he saw a white hat, the second man would have known that his hat was black from hearing the first man’s statement. — IlikeJG

QUESTION: A poor man walks into a bar and starts talking with a really rich man. The poor man says, ‘You know, I know every song in the world. I bet all your fortune and possessions that I can find a song with any name you want.’ The rich man, laughing, accepts and says that he bets him to find a song with his daughter’s complete name in it. Her name is Julie-Monique-Alexandrina. A few minutes later, the poor man exits the bar, with the rich man’s wallet, cars, keys, clothes, etc. He won his bet. How?

ANSWER:  He sang, ‘Happy Birthday.’ — BaronDeSpireal

QUESTION: Two fathers and two sons all decide to go fishing one day. They’re all going to participate, but upon arrival at a nearby pond, only three lines go out into the water. How is that possible?

ANSWER: Three generations: grandfather, father, and child. — RamsesThePigeon

QUESTION: David’s fathers has three sons. Snap. Crackle. And…. What’s the third son’s name?

ANSWER: David. — Naweezy