Friday, August 26, 2005

A brain teaser

I am going to put the answers in the comments section at some point. Not necessarily today, though! I want to see if anyone can figure these out first.

1. A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms. The first is full of raging fires, the second is full of assassins with loaded guns, and the third is full of lions that haven't eaten in 3 years. Which room is safest for him?

2. A woman shoots her husband. Then she holds him under water for over 5 minutes. Finally, she hangs him. But 5 minutes later they both go out together and enjoy a wonderful dinner together. How can this be?

3. What is black when you buy it, red when you use it, and gray when you throw it away?

4. Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday?

5. This is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. It looks so plain you would think nothing was wrong with it. In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is unusual though. Study it, and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit, you might find out. Try to do so without any coaching!


theatre_mommy said...

Well... I know # 4 is yesterday, today, tomorrow.

Nezbitt said...

1. the lions (unless they are magical lions that are still alive after three years without food)
2. it's a photo
3. a match
4. yesterday, today, tomorrow
5. no letter 'e'

I am so smart! S-M-R-T!

Trish said...

You really are smart. #3 was supposed to be "charcoal" though, but your answer works too.

Dottie P. said...

See, I have been around the Fringe too much, because I thought the answer to number 2 was "they're actors".