We all need a few minutes to wake up in the morning, and we all do different things to get to the point where we’re ready to start our days. I love coffee and sudoku while my husband eats a bowl of cereal and watches the end of whatever show he fell asleep watching the night before. We like to wake up with enough time to do these things before the baby gets up, because if we don’t, then our wake-up call will be a poopy diaper. Not nearly as relaxing.
If you’re like me and you need to prod your mind into the day, try these 4 fairly simple brainteasers on for size!
#1. A man stands on one side of a river, his dog on the other. The man calls his dog, who immediately crosses the river without getting wet and without using a bridge or a boat. How did the dog do it?
#2. What unusual trait do the following words share: revive, banana, grammar, voodoo, assess, potato, dresser, uneven?
#3. Two boxers are in a match scheduled for 12 rounds of pure boxing. One of the boxers gets knocked out after only six rounds, yet no man throws a punch. How is this possible?
#4. In 1990, a person is 15 years old. In 1995, that same person is 10 years old. How can this be?
Answers are on the next page!
#1. The river is frozen.
#2. If you take the first letter of the word and place it at the end, it spells the same word backwards.
#3. Both boxers are female.
#4. They were born in 2005 B.C.E.
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