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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
  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 Rising Temperature Just Right Right Under the Nose
  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 Looking out for Number One All In All Cry all the way to the Bank
  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 Castle # 2 Farmer # 3 Energy
  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.) See Next Slide for the Answers after writing down all your 12 guesses # 1 # 2 # 3 # 4
  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.) Answers # 1 # 2 # 3 # 4 Uniform Vehicle Command Adapter
  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 Backpack Gradient Accounts Property Answers
  19. 19. 19 Lateral Thinking Q 1 See Next Slide for the Answer Clue Tom was on a vacation abroad. One day he fell off a boat into deep water. He could not swim and he had nothing that could help him keep afloat. After about one hour, Tom was rescued. Suggest why Tom did not drown.
  20. 20. 20 Lateral Thinking Q 1 Answer Clue Tom was on a vacation abroad. One day he fell off a boat into deep water. He could not swim and he had nothing that could help him keep afloat. After about one hour, Tom was rescued. Suggest why Tom did not drown. Tom went to Israel for a vacation. He fell into the Dead Sea. The water is the dead sea has a very high salt content; it is so dense that a person would float on it easily.
  21. 21. 21 See Next Slide for the Answer Lateral Thinking Q 2 Clue Ah Beng was driving alone in his car. He was speeding and he lost control of the car. The car went down into a steep ravine and plunged into a fast flowing river. Ah Beng’s arm was broken and he could not release his seat belt in order to get out of the car. The car sank to the bottom of the river trapping Ah Beng in the car. Rescuers arrived two hours later and they found Ah Beng still alive in the river. How do you explain this?
  22. 22. 22 Answer Lateral Thinking Q 2 Clue Ah Beng was driving alone in his car. He was speeding and he lost control of the car. The car went down into a steep ravine and plunged into a fast flowing river. Ah Beng’s arm was broken and he could not release his seat belt in order to get out of the car. The car sank to the bottom of the river trapping Ah Beng in the car. Rescuers arrived two hours later and they found Ah Beng still alive in the river. How do you explain this? It was a shallow river. The water in the river reached up only to Ah Beng’s lower neck
  23. 23. 23 Lateral Thinking Q 3 Clue See Next Slide for the Answer A middle-aged man was once found lying dead in a large room. There was a large pile of gold and jewels on the floor. A chandelier was attached to the ceiling. The man had not died of any medical ailment; neither was he killed by any person. Suggest a possible explanation as to how the man died.
  24. 24. 24 Lateral Thinking Q 3 Clue Answer A middle-aged man was once found lying dead in a large room. There was a large pile of gold and jewels on the floor. A chandelier was attached to the ceiling. The man had not died of any medical ailment; neither was he killed by any person. Suggest a possible explanation as to how the man died. The man was a diver trying to salvage valuables from a ship wreck. The ship had sunk in the ocean some time ago. Unfortunately, the diver ran out of air in his oxygen tank and he was trapped in the ballroom of the ocean liner.
  25. 25. 25 See Next Slide for the Answers Brain teasers 1 How many things can you find that begin with the Letter S? The time is up after 2 minutes
  26. 26. 26 Answer - There are 8 Things Skeleton; Sausage; Shell; Stem; Smile; Snout; Stars; Sky Brain teasers 1 How many things can you find that begin with the Letter S? The time is up after 2 minutes
  27. 27. 27 Brain teasers See Next Slide for the Answer 2
  28. 28. 28 Brain teasers Answer 2 Number 2 ( The Tail Stripe)
  29. 29. 29 Brain Teaser 3 Brain teasers See Next Slide for the Answer Can you solve the puzzle in less than 2 minutes?
  30. 30. 30 Brain Teaser 3 Brain teasers Answers Can you solve the puzzle in less than 2 minutes? 1 Parrot 2 Leaf 3 Camera 4 Monkey 5 Banana 6 Branch
  31. 31. 31 Brain teasers Brain Teaser 4 How many Hidden Pandas can you spot in 2 minutes? See the Next Slide for the Answers
  32. 32. 32 Brain teasers Brain Teaser 4 How many Hidden Pandas can you spot in 2 minutes? Answer 12 Pandas
  33. 33. 33 Brain teasers Brain Teaser 5 See the Next Slide for the Answer Can you find the Hidden Pencil in less than 1 minute?
  34. 34. 34 Brain teasers Brain Teaser 5 Answer Can you find the Hidden Pencil in less than 1 minute?
  35. 35. 35 Math Puzzle 1 See Next Slide for the Answer Which number should replace the question mark?
  36. 36. 36 Math Puzzle 1 Answer 5 Which number should replace the question mark?
  37. 37. 37 Math Puzzle 2 What number should be written in the space marked ?? See Next Slide for the Answer
  38. 38. 38 Math Puzzle 2 What number should be written in the space marked ?? Answer Answer: 645 1111 = 5 => (1 + 1 + 1 + 1) + (1 x 1 x 1 x 1) = 5 2222 = 24 => (2 + 2 + 2 + 2) + (2 x 2 x 2 x 2) = 24 3333 = 93 => (3 + 3 + 3 + 3) + (3 x 3 x 3 x 3) = 93 4444 = 272 => (4 + 4 + 4 + 4) + (4 x 4 x 4 x 4) = 272 Similarly, 5555 = ? => (5 + 5 + 5 + 5) + (5 x 5 x 5 x 5) = 645
  39. 39. 39 See Next Slide for the Answer Math Puzzle 3
  40. 40. 40 Answer Math Puzzle 3
  41. 41. 41 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.
  42. 42. 42 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 What’s The Punch Line? An Example
  43. 43. 43 My Reflection When Reality does not match with one’s expectations, disappointments and other mental sufferings arise. Punch Line # 1 Suggest a Punch Line. See Next Slide for a suggested Punch Line. Some people really have great expectations which cannot be met. When my friend Joe told me that he wants a girl who is good, clever and beautiful, I told him, “Joe hey, you don’t want one, you want three!”
  44. 44. 44 My Reflection When Reality does not match with one’s expectations, disappointments and other mental sufferings arise. Punch Line # 1 Suggest a Punch Line. See Next Slide for a suggested Punch Line. Some people really have great expectations which cannot be met. When my friend Joe told me that he wants a girl who is good, clever and beautiful, I told him, “Joe hey, you don’t want one, you want three!” Suggested Punchline
  45. 45. 45 My Reflection When one reacts negatively to another person’s words or actions, one will regret and suffer. Wise ones do not let other people’s words rattle their mental peace. Punch Line # 2 Suggest a Punch Line. See Next Slide for a suggested Punch Line. Yesterday Helen slapped the guide in the Art Gallery. When she asked the guide, “How much is that horrible-looking picture?” The guide replied, “It isn’t a picture. It’s a mirror!”
  46. 46. 46 My Reflection When one reacts negatively to another person’s words or actions, one will regret and suffer. Wise ones do not let other people’s words rattle their mental peace. Punch Line # 2 Suggest a Punch Line. Yesterday Helen slapped the guide in the Art Gallery. When she asked the guide, “How much is that horrible-looking picture?” The guide replied, “It isn’t a picture. It’s a mirror!” A suggested Punch Line
  47. 47. 47 My Reflection A happy and successful marriage is built on the rock of love, patience, understanding and tolerance between the spouses. Punch Line # 3 Suggest a Punch Line. See Next Slide for a suggested Punch Line. When a husband cannot tolerate his wife, the marriage is heading for the rocks. When Choo told his buddy Khor that his (Choo’s) wife is an angel, Khor lamented, “You are lucky! Mine is still alive!”
  48. 48. 48 My Reflection A happy and successful marriage is built on the rock of love, patience, understanding and tolerance between the spouses. Punch Line # 3 A Suggested Punch Line. . When a husband cannot tolerate his wife, the marriage is heading for the rocks. When Choo told his buddy Khor that his (Choo’s) wife is an angel, Khor lamented, “You are lucky! Mine is still alive!”
  49. 49. 49 Puzzle With Matchsticks 1 See Next Slide for the Answer Move two matchsticks to make the mathematical equation correct.
  50. 50. 50 Puzzle With Matchsticks 1 Answer
  51. 51. 51 Puzzle With Matchsticks 2 See Next Slide for the Answer Refer to the Diagram on the left. Move 4 matchsticks to convert the cup and saucer into 3 DIFFERENT in size triangles.
  52. 52. 52 Puzzle With Matchsticks 2 Answer Refer to the Diagram on the left. Move 4 matchsticks to convert the cup and saucer into 3 DIFFERENT in size triangles.
  53. 53. 53 Puzzle With Matchsticks 3 See Next Slide for the Answer In the figure shown are 4 equal triangles. Move 4 matchsticks to create 2 equal triangles.
  54. 54. 54 Puzzle With Matchsticks 3 Answer In the figure shown are 4 equal triangles. Move 4 matchsticks to create 2 equal triangles.
  55. 55. 55 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
  56. 56. 56 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 : Run ; Climb; Jump; Leap; Park; Swing See next Slide for the Answers
  57. 57. 57 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 : Run ; Climb; Jump; Leap; Park; Swing Answers Answers
  58. 58. 58 # 1 Riddles for Creative Thinking Clue See Next Slide for the Answer Halo of water, tongue of wood Skin of stone, long Ive stood. My fingers short reach to the sky Inside my heart men live and die. What am I
  59. 59. 59 # 1 Riddles for Creative Thinking Clue Answer Castle Halo of water, tongue of wood Skin of stone, long Ive stood. My fingers short reach to the sky Inside my heart men live and die. What am I
  60. 60. 60 # 2 Clue See Next Slide for the Answer Riddles for Creative Thinking What is always moving, never tired, and dread not being admired?
  61. 61. 61 # 2 Clue Answer Mirror Riddles for Creative Thinking What is always moving, never tired, and dread not being admired?
  62. 62. 62 # 3 See Next Slide for the Answer Clue Riddles for Creative Thinking
  63. 63. 63 # 3 Answer Sunshine Clue Riddles for Creative Thinking
  64. 64. 64 # 4 Clue See Next Slide for the Answer See Next Slide for the Answer Riddles for Creative Thinking
  65. 65. 65 # 4 Clue See Next Slide for the Answer Answer A Prince Riddles for Creative Thinking
  66. 66. 66 # 5 See Next Slide for the Answer Clue Riddles for Creative Thinking
  67. 67. 67 # 5 Answer Scarecrow Clue Riddles for Creative Thinking
  68. 68. 68 Mental and Visual Skills 1 How many Differences can you find between the two pictures in 2 minutes? See Next Slide for the Answers
  69. 69. 69 Mental and Visual Skills 1 Answers ( There are 7 Differences) How many Differences can you find between the two pictures in 2 minutes?
  70. 70. 70 Mental and Visual Skills 2 See Next Slide for the Answers Can you spot the 6 Differences between the two panels in less than two minutes?
  71. 71. 71 Mental and Visual Skills 2 Answers Can you spot the 6 Differences between the two panels in less than two minutes? Answers 1 Bat 2 Magnifying Glass 3 Sneaker 4 Wax Drop 5 Puddle 6 Bone
  72. 72. 72 Vision Puzzle How many Umbrellas can you find in less than 30 seconds? See Next Slide for the Answer
  73. 73. 73 Vision Puzzle How many Umbrellas can you find in less than 30 seconds? Answer 12 Umbrellas
  74. 74. 74 EYE Power Test Can you find the number 8 in less than 10 seconds? See Next Slide for the answer
  75. 75. 75 EYE Power Test Can you find the number 8 in less than 10 seconds? Answer
  76. 76. 76 With Metta, Bro. Oh Teik Bin The End

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