Brain teasers: the answers

 

Get stuck on any of our tricky brain teasers? Don’t worry – here are the answers! Get ready to kick yourself…

 

1) Because if he’s living, he can’t be dead!

 

2) He fills up the 3-litre bucket and tips it into the 5-litre bucket. He fills up the 3-litre bucket again and fills up the 5-litre bucket (by adding another 2 litres). What’s left in the 3-litre bucket must be 1 litre

 

3)  Your shadow

 

4) A needle

 

5) A teapot

 

6) An umbrella

 

7) A tape measure

 

8) A pair of glasses

 

9) An armchair

 

10) A hole

 

11) A lettuce

 

12) A bank

 

13) Tuesday, Thursday, today and tomorrow

 

14) A butterfly has six legs. Calling its antennae legs doesn’t make them legs.

 

15) The match

 

16) Four: one green, one pink, one orange and one blue.

 

17) Your name

 

18) A hole

 

19) Silence

 

20) Wouldn’t you prefer the snake to bit the tiger rather than you?

 

21) None. Cockerels do not lay eggs

 

22) The horse was called Tuesday

 

23) An egg

 

24) He only slept at night

 

25) They both weigh the same

 

26) They were grandfather, father and son

 

27) You took three, so you have three

 

28) He fell off the bottom step

 

29) Mt Everest

 

30) A sponge

 

31) A breath

 

32) T, S (they are the first letters of the next words in the question)

 

33) Six

 

34) The soldier in uniform is the boy’s mother

 

35) A fire

 

36) A palm tree

 

37) A cold

 


 

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