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Re: Brain teasers

Post by Gandalf » Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:11 pm

What do :

Mae West
Lenny Bruce
WC Fields
Edgar Allan Poe
Fred Astaire

all have in common ?
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Re: Brain teasers

Post by HarryofOz » Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:48 pm

Gandalf wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:08 pm
iota
Correct, well done

Though technically the answer is I

They are the first letters of the opening letters of the Greek alpabet

A for Alpha
B for Beta
etc
Next letter is iota, so the next letter in the series is I
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Re: Brain teasers

Post by BobHirst » Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:55 pm

Gandalf wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:11 pm
What do :

Mae West
Lenny Bruce
WC Fields
Edgar Allan Poe
Fred Astaire

all have in common ?
Did they all get censored at some time?

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Re: Brain teasers

Post by 1964white » Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:23 am

Gandalf wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:11 pm
What do :

Mae West
Lenny Bruce
WC Fields
Edgar Allan Poe
Fred Astaire

all have in common ?
They were five of many famous personalities to feature on the cover of the Beatles album 'Sgt,Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band'

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Re: Brain teasers

Post by rab_rant » Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:15 am

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Re: Brain teasers

Post by 1964white » Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:19 am

rab_rant wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:15 am
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60

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Re: Brain teasers

Post by HarryofOz » Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:27 am

15
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Re: Brain teasers

Post by rab_rant » Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:41 am

both of you are wrong.

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Re: Brain teasers

Post by HarryofOz » Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:51 am

43
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Re: Brain teasers

Post by Norm » Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:53 am

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Re: Brain teasers

Post by Norm » Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:11 am

BUT hang on, if this is in calculation order (multiplication, division, addition, subtraction), it's -

10 + (5 x 4) = 30
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Re: Brain teasers

Post by rab_rant » Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:11 am

HarryofOz wrote:43
Correct... little man has shoes on feet and straps in hands which makes him 19

so 5 + 19×2 =43

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Re: Brain teasers

Post by HarryofOz » Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:13 am

rab_rant wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:11 am
Correct... little man has shoes on feet and straps in hands which makes him 19

so 5 + 19×2 =43

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Yep, I missed them the first time

Very clever (not that I mean to show off ;))
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Re: Brain teasers

Post by Gandalf » Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:17 am

BobHirst wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:55 pm
Did they all get censored at some time?
Fraid not, Bob.
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Re: Brain teasers

Post by Gandalf » Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:21 am

1964white wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:23 am
They were five of many famous personalities to feature on the cover of the Beatles album 'Sgt,Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band'
Correct - I knew that one wouldn't get past you.
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Re: Brain teasers

Post by HarryofOz » Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:21 am

The following is a 'trick teaser'

The book describes trick teasers as:

Trick teasers appear to be difficult but once you work out the trick, they become easy. Be creative, and don't give up to quickly. Sometimes the answers require a different interpretation of the teaser.

Imagine that you are in a cage whose bars are 2 inches apart. There is only one door, and it is locked.

On the floor there are a saucer of water, and a bale of straw.

There is a very hungry lion in the cage with you.

How will you survive?
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Re: Brain teasers

Post by 1964white » Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:50 am

Gandalf wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:21 am
Correct - I knew that one wouldn't get past you.
Thanks, being a Beatles fan since a 8yo boy helps

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Re: Brain teasers

Post by 1964white » Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:53 am

rab_rant wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:11 am
Correct... little man has shoes on feet and straps in hands which makes him 19

so 5 + 19×2 =43

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Very clever Rab, I didn't spot that :tup:

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Re: Brain teasers

Post by BobHirst » Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:09 pm

HarryofOz wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:21 am
The following is a 'trick teaser'

The book describes trick teasers as:

Trick teasers appear to be difficult but once you work out the trick, they become easy. Be creative, and don't give up to quickly. Sometimes the answers require a different interpretation of the teaser.

Imagine that you are in a cage whose bars are 2 inches apart. There is only one door, and it is locked.

On the floor there are a saucer of water, and a bale of straw.

There is a very hungry lion in the cage with you.

How will you survive?
Trying to be creative.
1. You push your companion towards the lion.
2. You shoot the lion.
3. You unlock the door and get out.
4. You push the bale into a corner and hide behind it.

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Re: Brain teasers

Post by faaip » Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:02 pm

You do nothing..you're also a lion
I don't like staying at home
When the moon is bleeding red
Woke up stoned in the backseat from a dream where my teeth fell out of my head
Cut it up, cut it up, yeah
Everybody's on something here. My God send chemical best friend. Skeleton whispering in my ear

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