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I've had several MRI scan on my head and back i look at it as a huge ring doungnut that your going through the middle. You will has a thing over your head and will have earphones on they will speak to you through them a erasure you, I gave them my phone so they could play my playlist I was given a panic button so if I felt panicky I could press it and they would stop and get me out xx.."
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Brain Teasers and Riddles!

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  • Brain Teasers and Riddles!

    The other day in Psychology we basically were split into teams to solve some riddles and it gave me a (maybe terrible) idea for a thread on here just for a bit of fun.

    So, the idea. Basically, I'll start by posting a riddle, and whoever posts below tries to solve it and then posts their own. No googling (the answers obvs, I dont expect you all to know half a million riddles haha). Let the person who answered yours know if it's correct or not.

    So, I'll start:
    2 mothers and 2 daughters went out to eat. They bought burgers, but they only ate 3 burgers between them.
    Why is this?

    Ready, set, go!!
    Last edited by independent_; 19-05-2017, 11:37 PM.
    "Truely independent person who doesn't do quotes, just dates".. (29.04.17)

  • #2
    I think I've got it but I'm probably wrong!

    Is one of the daughters also the mother of the other daughter? So it's just three people?

    I like this idea!
    SUCCESS is not final, FAILURE is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Aidan View Post
      I think I've got it but I'm probably wrong!

      Is one of the daughters also the mother of the other daughter? So it's just three people?

      I like this idea!
      Absolutely right! Haha!
      "Truely independent person who doesn't do quotes, just dates".. (29.04.17)

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      • #4
        Love riddles well done Aidan nice answer.

        How about these,

        Read me one way and I'm a number, read me the other way and I can be a trap. What am I?

        3 doctors says that Joe is their brother but Joe says he hasn't got any brothers how is this possible?

        I'm lighter than air but even the strongest man in the world is unable to lift me, what am I?


        The person who made it doesn't want it, the person who buys it doesn't need it and the person who needs it doesn't know he needs it. What is it?

        A detective is called to a hotel where he finds a woman who has jumped from her bedroom window on the 10th floor. The detective starts into investigate. Starting on the bottom floor he opens the window and drops a penny out of the window to the ground where she fell. He goes to the second floor and does the same he goes to the 3rd floor and does the same. He does this for all 15 floors. He then goes back to the ground floor and says "I have no doubt about it this was definitely a murder!" How did he know?

        A woman lives alone in a block of flats, one day she hears a knock on the door. A man stands before her and looks at her and apologises saying "I'm sorry I thought this was my room" the woman shuts the door and locks it behind her and then calls the police. What made the woman call the police?

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        • #5
          to these!

          Originally posted by One-in-a-million
          I'm lighter than air but even the strongest man in the world is unable to lift me, what am I?
          A cloud? A shadow?

          Originally posted by One-in-a-million
          A woman lives alone in a block of flats, one day she hears a knock on the door. A man stands before her and looks at her and apologises saying "I'm sorry I thought this was my room" the woman shuts the door and locks it behind her and then calls the police. What made the woman call the police?
          Because she lives alone in the entire block, right? So the man wouldn't get the 'wrong room' if no one else lives in the building?
          "You're familiar with the phrase "man's reach exceeds his grasp"? It's a lie: man's grasp exceeds his nerve."

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          • #6
            The 3 doctors are women, so are his sisters?

            And the number/trap one, is it ten/net?
            SUCCESS is not final, FAILURE is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts

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            • #7
              Are the 3 doctors women?
              Is the number ten and the other way net?
              Because the woman lived alone in the flats?
              Not sure about the others.
              Last edited by independent_; 20-05-2017, 05:12 PM.
              "Truely independent person who doesn't do quotes, just dates".. (29.04.17)

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              • #8
                “Three friends decide to split the bill after a meal at a restaurant. The waiter says the bill is £30, so each guest pays £10.
                “Later the waiter realises the bill should only be £25. To rectify this, he takes £5 from the amount to return to the group.
                “On the way to the table, the waiter realises that he cannot divide the money equally. As the customers didn't know the total of the revised bill, the waiter decides to just give each of the three friends £1 and keep £2 for himself.
                “Each guest got £1 back: so now each guest only paid £9; bringing the total paid to £27. The waiter has £2. And £27 + £2 = £29 so, if the guests originally handed over £30, what happened to the remaining £1?”

                Doves, Playboys, Biscuits, Barrels, Callies, Clear Caps, China Whites, Rhubarbs, Loony Toons, New Yorkers... you know, bang on, larging it, the full monty, safe as houses, pair of trousers, what a laugh, let's do another half!

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                • #9
                  That's not a riddle, someone just can't add.

                  The three guests pay £9 each, £27 in total.
                  £2 of the £27 the waiter keeps.
                  The remaining £3 that would make the original sum of £30, is the £3 the waiter refunded to the guests.
                  SUCCESS is not final, FAILURE is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Aidan View Post
                    That's not a riddle,
                    I do believe it is a brain teaser though.
                    Doves, Playboys, Biscuits, Barrels, Callies, Clear Caps, China Whites, Rhubarbs, Loony Toons, New Yorkers... you know, bang on, larging it, the full monty, safe as houses, pair of trousers, what a laugh, let's do another half!

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                    • #11
                      Hey guys here are the answers to my riddles.

                      1. Ten is a number but backwards its net

                      2. The doctors are his sisters

                      3. many good and valid answers but it was a bubble

                      4. A coffin

                      5 if she jumped then the window would have been open but it was closed so she couldn't have jumped.

                      6. I think I wrote that a bit wrong lol but if the guy thought it was his room he would have just tried to open the door not knock

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                      • #12
                        Ah, well done Aidan for solving the money one. Those ones really creep me out - I obviously can't add either haha.
                        And thank you for those answers OIAM!!

                        I'm gonna find some more riddles.
                        "Truely independent person who doesn't do quotes, just dates".. (29.04.17)

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                        • #13
                          Couldn't get that flipping thing to post for about 10 minutes. Fixed now thank god!
                          "Truely independent person who doesn't do quotes, just dates".. (29.04.17)

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                          • #14
                            AH SHIT!
                            The Mix can you delete some of these duplicates for me? Urgh. I thought they hadn't gone through. Crap. All except the last 2.
                            Last edited by independent_; 24-05-2017, 07:54 AM.
                            "Truely independent person who doesn't do quotes, just dates".. (29.04.17)

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by independent_ View Post
                              AH SHIT!
                              The Mix can you delete some of these duplicates for me? Urgh. I thought they hadn't gone through. Crap. All except the last 2.
                              Done.
                              "You're familiar with the phrase "man's reach exceeds his grasp"? It's a lie: man's grasp exceeds his nerve."

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