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A Presentation of a selection of Puzzles, Brain Teasers and Thinking Problems to exercise both the mind and the Right and Left Brain. To help keep the mind and brain fit and healthy. Good for both the young and old alike.
Answers are given for all the puzzles and problems.

A Presentation of a selection of Puzzles, Brain Teasers and Thinking Problems to exercise both the mind and the Right and Left Brain. To help keep the mind and brain fit and healthy. Good for both the young and old alike.
Answers are given for all the puzzles and problems.

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  1. 1. 1
  2. 2. 2 What are Rebus Puzzles? They are essentially little pictures, often made with letters and words, which cryptically represent a word, phrase, or saying. Below are two examples: The Answer is ‘FAT CHANCE’ ( ‘Fat letters’ ! ) The Answer is ‘SIDE SHOW’ ( The word ‘SHOW’ is at the side! ) Go to Next Slide to start solving Rebus Puzzles
  3. 3. 3 Rebus Puzzles Set A # 1 # 2 # 3 For each of the Puzzles, make 3 tries before checking all the answers at 1 go. Clue Clue Clue See Next Slide for the Answers X
  4. 4. 4 Rebus Puzzles Set A # 1 # 2 # 3 For each of the Puzzles, make 3 tries before checking all the answers at 1 go. Clue Clue Clue Answers X Play On Words No TV For A Week Get In Shape
  5. 5. 5 Rebus Puzzles Set B # 1 # 2 # 3 For each of the Puzzles, make 3 tries before checking all the answers at 1 go. Clue Clue Clue See Next Slide for the Answers
  6. 6. 6 Rebus Puzzles Set B # 1 # 2 # 3 For each of the Puzzles, make 3 tries before checking all the answers at 1 go. Clue Clue Clue Answers Bedspread Down Payment Monkey On Your Back
  7. 7. 7 Deductivethinking puzzle 1 See Next Slide for the Answer THINK
  8. 8. 8 Deductivethinking puzzle 1 Answer THINK
  9. 9. 9 Deductivethinking puzzle 2 See Next Slide for the Answer THINK
  10. 10. 10 Deductivethinking puzzle 2 Answer THINK
  11. 11. 11 Deductivethinking puzzle 3 See Next Slide for the Answer THINK
  12. 12. 12 Deductivethinking puzzle 3 Answer THINK
  13. 13. 13 ‘4 Pics 1 Word’ Puzzles For each of the ‘4 Pics 1 Word’ Puzzles, deduce the word that has a connection or bearing with all the pics. An Example ( A 6-Letter Word) POWDER Now try the following : ‘4 Pics 1 Word’ Puzzles # 1 - # 3 ( Make 3 guesses for each before looking at the answers.) ( 6-Letter Words ) See Next Slide for the Answers after writing down all your 9 guesses # 1 # 2 # 3
  14. 14. 14 ‘4 Pics 1 Word’ Puzzles For each of the ‘4 Pics 1 Word’ Puzzles, deduce the word that has a connection or bearing with all the pics. An Example ( A 6-Letter Word) POWDER Now try the following : ‘4 Pics 1 Word’ Puzzles # 1 - # 3 ( Make 3 guesses for each before looking at the answers.) ( 6-Letter Words ) Answers #1 Jewels #2 Mexico #3 Starch
  15. 15. 15 ‘4 Pics 1 Word’ Puzzles 7-Letter Words For each of the ‘4 Pics 1 Word’ Puzzles, deduce the word that has a connection or bearing with all the pics. (3 Guesses for each pic before next Slide.) # 1 # 2 # 3 # 4 See Next Slide for the Answers after writing down all your 12 guesses
  16. 16. 16 ‘4 Pics 1 Word’ Puzzles 7-Letter Words For each of the ‘4 Pics 1 Word’ Puzzles, deduce the word that has a connection or bearing with all the pics. (3 Guesses for each pic before next Slide.) # 1 # 2 # 3 # 4 Answers Dessert Corrupt Customs Destroy
  17. 17. 17 ‘4 Pics 1 Word’ Puzzles 8-Letter Words For each of the ‘4 Pics 1 Word’ Puzzles, deduce the word that has a connection or bearing with all the pics. (3 Guesses for each pic before next Slide.) # 1 # 2 # 3 # 4 See Next Slide for the Answers after writing down all your 12 guesses
  18. 18. 18 ‘4 Pics 1 Word’ Puzzles 8-Letter Words For each of the ‘4 Pics 1 Word’ Puzzles, deduce the word that has a connection or bearing with all the pics. (3 Guesses for each pic before next Slide.) # 1 # 2 # 3 # 4 Answers Stressed Ceremony Freezing Momentum
  19. 19. 19 Lateral Thinking Q 1 See Next Slide for the Answer Clue
  20. 20. 20 Lateral Thinking Q 1 Answer Clue The third person was in a wheelchair and wheeled out.
  21. 21. 21 See Next Slide for the Answer Lateral Thinking Q 2 Clue
  22. 22. 22 Answer Lateral Thinking Q 2 Clue The 12th person takes the egg and the carton, leaving the egg inside.
  23. 23. 23 Lateral Thinking Q 3 Clue See Next Slide for the Answer A couple enters a grand ballroom only to find the occupants are dead. There has been no crime committed. The couple is not concerned by what they have found. How is this possible?
  24. 24. 24 Lateral Thinking Q 3 Clue Answer A couple enters a grand ballroom only to find the occupants are dead. There has been no crime committed. The couple is not concerned by what they have found. How is this possible? The couple is scuba diving on a sunken cruise ship. The occupants in the ballroom had drowned when the ship sank suddenly in a terrible disaster at sea.
  25. 25. 25 1 Brain Teasers 1 Can you find the hidden Easter Egg in less than 1 minute See Next Slide for the Answer
  26. 26. 26 Brain Teasers 1 Answer 1 Can you find the hidden Easter Egg in less than 1 minute
  27. 27. 27 2 Brain Teasers 2 Can you spot the mistake in the Picture in 15 seconds? See Next slide for the Answer
  28. 28. 28 2 Brain Teasers 2 Can you spot the mistake in the Picture in 15 seconds? Answer Most of us must have assumed the answer to be a ring in the wrong finger but that's not the case as it's a normal ring. The error is in the watch. Wristwatches are manufactured with the adjustment pin always on the right side.
  29. 29. 29 See Next Slide for the Answer Brain Teasers 3 Based on the Picture Can you find the number in the place ‘?’ that is what is the number for TWISTER.
  30. 30. 30 Answer Brain Teasers 3 Based on the Picture Can you find the number in the place ‘?’ that is what is the number for TWISTER. TWISTER = 14 It is number of letters of the word on the left multiplied by 2.
  31. 31. 31 Brain Teasers 4 How many fanimals can you see in the Picture above? See Next Slide for the Answer
  32. 32. 32 Brain Teasers 4 How many animals can you see in the Picture above? Answers There are altogether 8 Animals.
  33. 33. 33 Brain Teasers 5 Of the 8 Words shown, Which Word is the odd one out? See Next Slide for the Answer
  34. 34. 34 Brain Teasers 5 Of the 8 Words shown, Which Word is the odd one out? Answer The odd word is Grid. All the other words make legitimate words when spelt backwards. Dirg is not a word.
  35. 35. 35 See the Next Slide for the Answer Brain Teasers 6 What is wrong with the Picture shown above?
  36. 36. 36 Answer Brain Teasers 6 What is wrong with the Picture shown above? The cord/lead for the electric hairdryer is missing. The start of the lead can be seen behind the hairdresser but then it stops.
  37. 37. 37 See Next Slide for the Answer Brain Teasers 7 What is the Letter that should be filled in the place of ‘?’ ?
  38. 38. 38 Answer Brain Teasers 7 What is the Letter that should be filled in the place of ‘?’ ? The next letter is T. The puzzle uses a decreasing sequence in the order of the alphabet. The letters are 5,4,3,2 places after each other. K is 5 letters after F, O is 4 letters after K, R is 3 letters after 0, and T is 2 letters after R.
  39. 39. 39 Brain Teasers 8 See Next Slide for the Answer The Photos # 1 - # 6 show parts of 6 Mystery Objects. State what you think are the 6 Objects whose parts are shown in 1 to 6. 5 6
  40. 40. 40 Brain Teasers 8 Answers The Photos # 1 - # 6 are parts of Objects: 1 Toothbrush 2 Vinyl 3 Glow Stick 4 Stocking 5 Stop sign 6Toothpicks 5 6
  41. 41. 41 Math Puzzles # 1 See Next Slide for the Answer Which number should replace the question mark to form accurate equations, knowing that three numbers are shown per row (i.e. two of the numbers form a two-digit number)?
  42. 42. 42 Math Puzzles # 1 Answer Which number should replace the question mark to form accurate equations, knowing that three numbers are shown per row (i.e. two of the numbers form a two-digit number)? Answer: 6. Read every row as follows: (3 + 2) x 2 = 10 (1 + 9) x 2 = 20 (0 + 8) x 2 = 16 (7 + 5) x 2 = 24
  43. 43. 43 See Next Slide for the Answer Math Puzzles # 2 A point is scored when the ball lands on an orange square. Give the coordinates of the last square that should be orange.
  44. 44. 44 Answer Math Puzzles # 2 A point is scored when the ball lands on an orange square. Give the coordinates of the last square that should be orange. Answer: 6F. Points are scored on intersections where the number corresponds with the letter’s place in the alphabet.
  45. 45. 45 See Next Slide for the Answer Math Puzzles # 3 How many triangles can you see?
  46. 46. 46 Answer Math Puzzles # 3 How many triangles can you see? 23 Triangles
  47. 47. 47 What’s The Punch Line? The punch line of a joke is the part, or line at the end that makes the joke funny enough to bring a smile or laughter. In the following Creative Exercise # 1- # 3, you have to suggest a creative punch line for each of the humorous pieces. A suggested punch line is given. Of course there are so many possibilities. Think creatively. See Next Slide for an Example.
  48. 48. 48 My Reflection When non-beneficial social media things ‘overload’ the mind, there will come a time you will suffer states of the depressive kind. I click ‘Like’. You know I can convey this message effectively - No One likes it! Suggested Punch Line Suggest a Punch Line
  49. 49. 49 My Reflection Beware of the danger of Ego, pride and conceit. “Pride goes before a fall.” Be humble and unassuming. Punch Line # 1 Suggest a Punch Line. See Next Slide for a suggested Punch Line. Angela goes round telling others: “Men are always asking me: ‘Haven’t I seen you somewhere before?’ And I always reply, ‘Yes, in your dreams.’ ”
  50. 50. 50 My Reflection Beware of the danger of Ego, pride and conceit. “Pride goes before a fall.” Be humble and unassuming. Punch Line # 1 A suggested Punch Line. Angela goes round telling others: “Men are always asking me: ‘Haven’t I seen you somewhere before?’ And I always reply, ‘Yes, in your dreams.’ ”
  51. 51. 51 My Reflection In this modern materialistic world, many young people are impatient and aggressive in their ways. They pick up quarrels with others and display violence. Punch Line # 2 Suggest a Punch Line. See Next Slide for a suggested Punch Line. Yesterday, I hauled up Tim and Tom for fighting. “Tim,” I began, “I heard you broke a vase over Tom’s head, did you?” Tim said it was an accident. I doubted him and asked, “Accident? How could it be?” Tim replied, “I had no intention of breaking the vase!”
  52. 52. 52 My Reflection In this modern materialistic world, many young people are impatient and aggressive in their ways. They pick up quarrels with others and display violence. Punch Line # 2 A Suggested Punch Line. Yesterday, I hauled up Tim and Tom for fighting. “Tim,” I began, “I heard you broke a vase over Tom’s head, did you?” Tim said it was an accident. I doubted him and asked, “Accident? How could it be?” Tim replied, “I had no intention of breaking the vase!”
  53. 53. 53 My Reflection Be Mindful! The words uttered by a person have the power to evoke all sorts of emotions in people. A person’s speech must not cause anger or undue worry or fear in another person. Punch Line # 3 Suggest a Punch Line. See Next Slide for a suggested Punch Line. Last week I got angry with my husband who seemed to take things lightly when I was worried sick over an accident. Our baby swallowed a pin and I phoned my husband at his office to tell him about it. He casually remarked, “Don’t worry honey, it must have been a safety pin
  54. 54. 54 My Reflection Be Mindful! The words uttered by a person have the power to evoke all sorts of emotions in people. A person’s speech must not cause anger or undue worry or fear in another person. Punch Line # 3 A suggested Punch Line. Last week I got angry with my husband who seemed to take things lightly when I was worried sick over an accident. Our baby swallowed a pin and I phoned my husband at his office to tell him about it. He casually remarked, “Don’t worry honey, it must have been a safety pin
  55. 55. 55 Puzzle With Matchsticks 1 See Next Slide for the Answer A rugby player missed a kick to goal by kicking the ball to the right of the posts and also lower than the crossbar. MOVE only 2 matchsticks to make the ball go through the posts and over the crossbar. You may not move the ball.
  56. 56. 56 Puzzle With Matchsticks 1 Answer A rugby player missed a kick to goal by kicking the ball to the right of the posts and also lower than the crossbar. MOVE only 2 matchsticks to make the ball go through the posts and over the crossbar. You may not move the ball. Tilt your head to the right to see the solution.
  57. 57. 57 Puzzle With Matchsticks 2 See Next Slide for the Answer There are no squares in the layout shown. Move 4 matchsticks to change the cross into 4 EQUAL squares.
  58. 58. 58 Puzzle With Matchsticks 2 Answer There are no squares in the layout shown. Move 4 matchsticks to change the cross into 4 EQUAL squares.
  59. 59. 59 Puzzle With Matchsticks 3 See Next Slide for the Answer You would need math skills to solve this one. The equation 7/9 = 3 is not true. Move only 2 matchsticks to make it true.
  60. 60. 60 Puzzle With Matchsticks 3 Answer You would need math skills to solve this one. The equation 7/9 = 3 is not true. Move only 2 matchsticks to make it true. 1/3 = 3 to the power of -1
  61. 61. 61 Picture Puzzle - Test Your Eye Power Can you find 6 Hidden Words in the Picture in less than 2 minutes? See Next Slide if you need to know what the 6 Hidden Words are.
  62. 62. 62 Picture Puzzle - Test Your Eye Power Can you find 6 Hidden Words in the Picture in less than 2 minutes? The 6 Hidden Words are Friends Balloon Gift Cake Game Party See Next Slide for the Answers
  63. 63. 63 Picture Puzzle - Test Your Eye Power Can you find 6 Hidden Words in the Picture in less than 2 minutes? The 6 Hidden Words are Friends Balloon Gift Cake Game Party See Next Slide for the Answers
  64. 64. 64 # 1 FUN Riddles – Creative Thinking Clue See Next Slide for the Answer I can be cracked, and also played. I'm sometimes told, and often made. What is it?
  65. 65. 65 # 1 FUN Riddles – Creative Thinking Clue Answer I can be cracked, and also played. I'm sometimes told, and often made. What is it? A Joke
  66. 66. 66 # 2 Clue See Next Slide for the Answer I make people fear, and it's been said I come out of your ears. Quiet as a mouse, and not welcome in the house. What is it? FUN Riddles – Creative Thinking
  67. 67. 67 # 2 Clue Answer I make people fear, and it's been said I come out of your ears. Quiet as a mouse, and not welcome in the house. What is it? FUN Riddles – Creative Thinking Smoke
  68. 68. 68 # 3 See Next Slide for the Answer Clue What king can you make if you take the head of a lamb, the middle of a pig, the hind of a buffalo, and the tail of a dragon? FUN Riddles – Creative Thinking
  69. 69. 69 # 3 Answer Clue What king can you make if you take the head of a lamb, the middle of a pig, the hind of a buffalo, and the tail of a dragon? FUN Riddles – Creative Thinking Lion
  70. 70. 70 # 4 Clue See Next Slide for the Answer Once I'm 24. Twice I'm 20. Three times I'm inappropriate. What am I? See Next Slide for the Answer FUN Riddles – Creative Thinking
  71. 71. 71 # 4 Clue See Next Slide for the Answer Once I'm 24. Twice I'm 20. Three times I'm inappropriate. What am I? Answer FUN Riddles – Creative Thinking The Letter ‘X’ * It’s the 24th Letter of the Alphabet * XX = 20 * XXX This is obscene!
  72. 72. 72 # 5 See Next Slide for the Answer Clue Born in an instant. I tell all stories. I can be lost. But I never die. What am I? FUN Riddles – Creative Thinking
  73. 73. 73 # 5 Answer Clue Born in an instant. I tell all stories. I can be lost. But I never die. What am I? FUN Riddles – Creative Thinking Memories
  74. 74. 74 Mental and Visual Skills 1 How many Differences can you find between the two pictures in 1 minute? See Next Slide for the Answers
  75. 75. 75 Mental and Visual Skills 1 How many Differences can you find between the two pictures in 1 minute? Answer There are 10 Differences
  76. 76. 76 Mental and Visual Skills 2 See Next Slide for the Answers Can you spot the 6 Differences between the two panels in not more than one minute?
  77. 77. 77 Mental and Visual Skills 2 Answers 1 Sweat Drop 2 Mouth 3 Socks 4 Tongue 5 Bird 6 Window Can you spot the 6 Differences between the two panels in not more than one minute?
  78. 78. 78 The End

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