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Mind flex: Baffling brain benders

Prepare to awaken your inner puzzle master as you dive into the captivating world of brain teasers. With synapses firing and neurons sparking, these clever conundrums will put your wit to the ultimate test. Get ready for a whirlwind of laughter, “aha” moments and mind-bending challenges that will leave you craving more.

  1. I’m tall when I’m young and short when I’m old. What am I?

  2. What word in the English language is always spelled incorrectly?

  3. How much dirt is in a hole that measures two feet by three feet by four feet?

  4. What word looks the same upside down and backward?

  5. What are two things you can’t eat for dinner?

  6. What’s full of holes but still holds water?

  7. What is as big as you are and yet doesn’t weigh anything?

  8. How many of each species did Moses take on the ark with him?

  9. Before Mount Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain in the world?

  10. What can you hold without ever touching it?

  11. What can travel around the world by staying in a corner?

  12. The more it dries, the wetter it gets. What is it?

  13. This belongs to you, but everyone uses it. What is it?

  14. What is so fragile that saying its name breaks it?

  15. Imagine you’re in a room that’s filling with water. There are no windows or doors. How do you get out?

  16. What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?

  17. You are in a room with three monkeys. One monkey has a banana, one has a stick and one has nothing. Who’s the smartest primate?

  18. What five-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?

  19. What can you hear but not touch or see and yet control?

  20. In a year, there are 12 months. Seven months have 31 days. How many months have 28 days?


1. A candle 2. Incorrectly 3. None; there is no dirt in a hole 4. SWIMS 5. Breakfast and lunch 6. A sponge 7. Your shadow 8. None; Moses wasn’t on the ark, Noah was 9. Mount Everest was the tallest mountain before it was discovered
10. Your breath 11. A stamp 12. A towel 13. Your name 14. Silence 15. Stop imagining 16. The letter “m” 17. You 18. Short
19. Your voice 20. All of them

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