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## Brain Teasers to Solve

A brain teaser is a type of puzzle that requires thinking outside of the box and using logic, creativity, and problem-solving skills to solve. It is designed to challenge and stimulate the brain, often requiring a combination of math, language, and visual skills.

Brain teasers can come in many different forms, such as riddles, puzzles, and games. They can range in difficulty from easy to extremely challenging and can be solved individually or as a group.

The goal of a brain teaser is often to find a hidden solution or pattern that is not immediately obvious and to use critical thinking and reasoning to arrive at the answer. Solving brain teasers can improve cognitive function, memory, and creativity, and can also be a fun and entertaining way to pass the time.

In addition, parents introduce their children to riddles for many reasons.  Solving riddles for kids can significantly accelerate brain development.

Riddle: You live in a one story house made entirely of redwood. What color would the stairs be?
Answer: What stairs? You live in a one-story house.
Riddle: A boy was at a carnival and went to a booth where a man said to the boy, "If I write your exact weight on this piece of paper then you have to give me \$50, but if I cannot, I will pay you \$50." The boy looked around and saw no scale so he agrees, thinking no matter what the carny writes he'll just say he weighs more or less. In the end the boy ended up paying the man \$50. How did the man win the bet?
Answer: The man did exactly as he said he would and wrote "your exact weight" on the paper.
Riddle: Mr. and Mrs. Mustard have six daughters and each daughter has one brother. How many people are in the Mustard family?
Answer: There are nine Mustards in the family. Since each daughter shares the same brother, there are six girls, one boy, and Mr. and Mrs. Mustard.
Riddle: What has six faces, but does not wear makeup, has twenty-one eyes, but cannot see? "What is it?"
Riddle: A woman shoots her husband. Then she holds him underwater 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?
Answer: The woman was a photographer. She shot a picture of her husband, developed it, and hung it up to dry.
Riddle: How do you make the number 7 even without addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division?
Answer: Drop the "S" and "seven" becomes "even".
Riddle: There are 10 people in an empty, square room. Each person has full sight of the entire room and everyone in it without turning his head or body or moving in any way (other than the eyes). Where can you place an apple so that all but one person can see it?
Riddle: Always in you, Sometimes on you; If I surround you, I can kill you. What am I?
Riddle: How can you take 2 from 5 and leave 4?
Answer: F  I V  E Remove the 2 letters F and E from five and you have IV which is the Roman numeral for four.
Riddle: I have a little house in which I live all alone. It has no doors or windows, and if I want to go out I must break through the wall. What am I?
Answer: A chick in an egg.
Riddle: I am a word of six; my first three letters refer to an automobile; my last three letters refer to a household animal; my first four letters is a fish; my whole is found in your room. What am I?
Riddle: Two girls have the same parents and were born at the same hour on the same day of the same month, but they are not twins. How can this be possible?
Answer: They were not born in the same year.
Riddle: A time when they are green, a time when they're brown, but both of these times, cause me to frown. But just in between, for a very short while, They're perfect and yellow and cause me to smile! What am I talking about here?
Riddle: When can you add two to eleven and get one as the correct answer?
Answer: When you add two hours to eleven o'clock, you get one o'clock.
Riddle: Sometimes I am born in silence, Other times, no. I am unseen, But I make my presence known. In time, I fade without a trace. I harm no one, but I am unpopular with all. What am I?