I ask Joseph to pick any 5 cards out of a deck with no Jokers.
He can inspect then shuffle the deck before picking any five cards. He picks out 5 cards then hands them to me (Jack can't see any of this). I look at the cards and I pick 1 card out and give it back to Joseph. I then arrange the other four cards in a special way, and give those 4 cards all face down, and in a neat pile, to Jack.
Jack looks at the 4 cards i gave him, and says out loud which card Joseph is holding (suit and number). How?
The solution uses pure logic, not sleight of hand. All Jack needs to know is the order of the cards and what is on their face, nothing more.
A man is lying dead in a field where no one is around. His head is split open and his legs are disfigured. Near to him, there is an unopened package. No living organism can be found anywhere at the crime scene.
How did he die?
John replied, when asked how old he was. In 2 years he will be twice as old as he was five years ago.' How old is he ?
A river should be crossed by a father, a mother and their two sons and two daughters.
There are some rules that should be followed while crossing the river. There can be only two people in the raft while crossing. The daughters cannot be with their father unless there is the presence of the mother. The sons cannot be with their mothers unless the father is present. Unless the guard is on the board, the criminals cannot be with any of the family members. Only the adults like the father, the guard, and the mother knows to use the raft.
How will they cross the river?
The following "Brain Bat" means Slow Down.
S
L
O
W
Using the same logic, can you tell us what does the following Brain Bat means ?
E
V
I
G
Can you think of a smallest +ve number such that if we shuffle the digits of the number, the new number becomes double the original number?
If you toss a coin 10 times and it lands heads up every time, what are the chances it will land heads up if you toss it again?
Samuel was out for a walk when it started to rain. He did not have an umbrella and he wasn't wearing a hat. His clothes were soaked, yet not a single hair on his head got wet. How could this happen?
Look at this sequence from top to bottom. What is the next number in the sequence?
1
11
21
1211
111221
312211
Get total of 120 by using five zeros 0,0,0,0,0 and any one mathematical operator.
Do you ?
10 people came into a hotel with 9 rooms and each guest wanted his own room. The bellboy solved this problem.
He asked the tenth guest to wait for a little with the first guest in room number 1. So in the first room, there were two people. The bellboy took the third guest to room number 2, the fourth to number 3, ..., and the ninth guest to room number 8. Then he returned to room number 1 and took the tenth guest to room number 9, still vacant.
How can everybody have his own room?
The word ladder puzzle was invented by Lewis Carroll, author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.