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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