all kinds are very popular in Great Britain. Here are a few you might
like to try. They range from easy to advanced, and are in no
Which word in the English language is most often
Using the letter grid below, how many words can you find. Each word
must contain the central H and no letter can be used twice,
however, the letters do not have to be connected. Proper nouns are not
allowed, however, plurals are. There is at least one nine letter word.
Advanced: 50+ words. Average: 25 words. All words can be found in the
Oxford Wordpower dictionary. Here are couple to start you off: ache,
What occurs twice in a lifetime, but once in every
year. Twice in a week but never in a day?
Many years ago, befor modern educashun in the new
millenium, one problem in skools was baseic speeling and grammer. To
conbat this and rays acheivement, teechers were adviced to start at
the very begining, at the yungest age. Once they had managed to breath
new life into leessons, progres came quickly - sucess was then
garanteed. How many speeling errors would modern skolars identify in
Mr and Mrs Haines have three daughters and each
daughter has two brothers. How many children do Mr and Mrs Haines have?
Think of a number from 1 to 100.
Double this number.
Multiply by 9 (carefully!).
Add the digits together, continue to do this until
you have a single digit number. For example, 542 >> 11 >>
Determine which letter of the alphabet your number
relates to, A=1, B=2, etc
Think of a country which STARTS with this
Make a note of the LAST letter of this
Think of an animal which STARTS with this
Make a note of the LAST letter of this animal.
Think of a colour which STARTS with this
Does that orange eating kangaroo live in Denmark!
There are 5 houses in 5 different colours. In each
house lives a person of a different nationality. The 5 owners drink a
certain type of beverage, smoke a certain brand of cigar, and keep a
certain pet. Using the clues below can you determine who owns the fish?
The Brit lives in a red house.
The Swede keeps dogs as pets.
The Dane drinks tea.
The green house is on the left of the white house.
The green house owner drinks coffee.
The person who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.
The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
The man living in the house right in the middle drinks milk.
The Norwegian lives in the first house.
The man who smokes Blend lives next door to the one who keeps cats.
The man who keeps horses lives next door to the man who smokes
The owner who smokes Blue Master drinks beer.
The German smokes Prince.
The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
The man who smokes Blend has a neighbour who drinks water.
Which word, if pronounced right, is wrong, but if
pronounced wrong is right?
Would you rather a crocodile attack you or an
Everything Mr Red owns is red, he lives in a red
bungalow and his chairs are red, his tables are red. His ceiling,
walls and floor are all red. All of this clothes are red, his shoes
are red, even his carpet, television and phone are red. What colour
are his stairs?
Can you find something which has keys that open no
locks, with space but no room, and allows you to enter but not to go
A farmer buys a horse for $60. He sells it to his
neighbour for $70. Then he discovers he could have made a better deal.
He borrows $10 from his wife, and buys the horse back for $80. He then
sells it to another neighbour for $90. How much money did he make?
What has a neck, but no head?
A more difficult
Last Saturday, four neighbour boys found that work
goes more quickly when friends help friends: each of the four had
found a job one of the neighbourhood adults, including Mrs. Wilson,
needed done, and the four worked together to make fast work of the
chores, one of which was cleaning a car. Given the following clues,
you should be able to decide which job each found and for whom the
work was done.
Three of the friends are Alex, the one who found
the job mowing the lawn, and the one who got the job from Mr.
Mr. Trent didn't have the job staining the
Alex didn't locate the window-cleaning job.
Jason isn't the boy who got the chore from Mr.
Mrs. Diaz didn't have the job cleaning windows;
Chad isn't the friend who found the window-cleaning task.
Mr. Halley didn't employ the boys as window
Chad isn't the boy who found the lawn-mowing job.
Mrs. Diaz isn't the adult who gave Alex a job.
The chore Ian negotiated wasn't cleaning windows.
As I was going to St. Ives,
I met a man with seven wives.
Each wife had seven sacks,
Each sack had seven cats,
Each cat had seven kits.
Kits, cats, sacks and wives,
How many were going to St. Ives?
Three people check into a hotel. They pay $30 to the
manager and go to their room. The manager finds out that the room rate
is $25 and gives $5 to the bellboy to return. On the way to the room
the bellboy reasons that $5 would be difficult to share among three
people so he pockets $2 and gives $1 to each person.
Now each person paid $10 and got back $1. So they
paid $9 each, totalling $27.
The bellboy has $2, totalling $29.
Where is the remaining dollar?
An Arab sheikh tells his two sons to race their
camels to a distant city to see who will inherit his fortune. The one
whose camel is slower will win. The brothers, after wandering
aimlessly for days, ask a wise man for advise. After hearing the
advice they jump on the camels and race as fast as they can to the
What does the wise man say?
A quick test of intelligence for advanced
Don't cheat! Because if you did, the test would be
no fun. I promise, there are no tricks to the test.
Read the sentence below and count the F's in that sentence. Count them
ONLY ONCE. Do not go back and count them again.
See solutions for your score.
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SULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTIF-
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THE EXPERIENCE OF YEARS.
A farmer is standing on one side of the river and
with him are a wolf, a goat and a box with cabbages. In the river
there is a small boat. The farmer wants to cross the river with all
the three items who are with him. There are no bridges and in the boat
there is only room for the farmer and one item. But if he leaves the
goat with the cabbages alone on one side of the river the goat will
eat the cabbages. If he leaves the wolf and the goat on one side the
wolf will eat the goat. Only the farmer can seperate the wolf from the
goat and the goat from the cabbage.
How can the farmer cross the river with all three items, without one
eating the other ?
During the lunch hour at school, a group of five
boys from Miss Jones home room visited a nearby lunch wagon. one of
the five boys took a Mars bar without paying for it. When the boys
were questioned by the school principal, they made the following
statements in respective order:
1. Rex: "Neither Earl nor I did it."
2. Jack: "It was Rex or Peter."
3. Peter: "Both Rex and Jack are lying."
4. Dan: "Peter's statement is not true; one of them is lying and
the other is speaking the truth."
5. Earl: "What Dan said is wrong."
When Miss Jones was consulted, she said, "Three of these boys are
always truthful, but everything that two of them say will be a lie."
Assuming that Miss Jones is correct, who took the Mars bar?
You are lost in a forest. The forest is between two
villages. In village A live only liars, they always lie. In village B
people always tell the truth. You want to go to village B. Then you
see a man from village A or B. You can ask him only one question.
Which question will you ask him to know for sure where village B is ?
The objective in this Word Mine puzzle is to anagram
as many 4- and 5-letter words as possible using the letters in the
puzzle master word. A letter may be used to form a new word only as
many times as it appears in the master word. Words should be composed
of common words; words not eligible are those beginning with a capital
letter, plurals, present-tense verbs ending in "S" ("sees,"
for example), contractions, and hyphenated words. Our Word Mine master
At least 37 four-letter long and 17 five-letter long
words can be anagrammed from this one word!
What is strange about these sentences?
These sentences are also a little strange. Why?
Women understand men; few men understand women.
Bores are people that say that people are bores.
Eat to live; never live to eat.
All for one and one for all.
You can cage a swallow, can't you, but you can't swallow a cage,
Number One - incorrectly!
Number Two - Send us an e-mail with your list
of words. We'll let you know how well you did!
Number Three- The letter E.
Number Four - Many years ago, before
modern education in the new millennium, one problem in schools
was basic spelling and grammar. To combat
this and raise achievement, teachers were advised
to start at the very beginning, at the youngest age.
Once they had managed to breathe new life into lessons, progress
came quickly - success was then guaranteed. How many spelling
errors would modern scholars identify in this paragraph?
Number Five - 5; three daughters and two sons.
Number Six -
This teaser is usually attributed to Einstein, who may or may not
have written it. The German owns the fish and the table below details
the full answer:
Nationality: Norweg Dane Brit German Swede
Colour : Yellow Blue Red Green White
Beverage : water tea milk coffee beer
Smokes : Dunhill Blend Pall
Mall Prince Blue Master
Pet : cats horses birds fish dogs
Number Eight - Wrong.
Number Nine - I would rather the
crocodile attack the alligator. Read the sentence again to see the
Number Ten - He doesn't have any
stairs because he lives in a bungalow!
Number Eleven - A keyboard.
Number Twelve - The farmer ended
up with $90.
The total he had was: $60 + $10 from his wife == $70.
$90 - $70 = $20 dollars profit.
Number Thirteen - a bottle.
By clue 1, three of the friends helping friends
are Alex, the boy who found the job mowing the lawn, and the one who
had Mr. Halley's task. The boy who found the window cleaning job
isn't Alex (3) and didn't get the work from Mr. Halley (6), so he is
the fourth to the three in clue 1. He isn't Chad (5), nor did Chad
find the lawn-mowing job (7); Chad got the job from Mr. Halley. The
job for Mrs. Diaz wasn't cleaning windows (5), and Alex isn't the
boy who got the task helping her (8); Mrs. Diaz had the lawn-mowing
job. By clue 9, Ian found the mowing job and Jason the window
cleaning. Jason's work wasn't for Mr. Trent (4); Alex's was, and
Jason found Mrs. Wilson's chore. The fence-staining job was for Mr.
Halley, and Mr. Trent paid to have his car cleaned (2). In summary,
the Saturday jobs were
Alex, cleaning car for Mr. Trent
Chad, staining fence for Mr. Halley
Ian, mowing lawn for Mrs. Diaz
Jason, cleaning windows for Mrs. Wilson
Number Fifteen - One, only I was going to
Each person paid $9, totalling $27. The manager
has $25 and the bellboy $2. The bellboy's $2 should be added to the
manager's $25 or subtracted from the tenants' $27, not added to the
The wise man tells them to switch camels.
There are six F's in the sentence.
A person of average intelligence finds three of them.
If you spotted four, you're above average.
If you got five, you can turn your nose at most anybody.
If you caught six, you are a genius.
There is no catch.
Many people forget the "OF"'s.
The human brain tends to see them as V's and not F's.
Pretty weird, huh?
First the farmer takes the goat across the river. He
goes back to pick up the wolf. When he is across he leaves the wolf
and takes back the goat. Back on the other side he leaves the goat and
takes the cabbages with him. Then he picks up the goat and all three
items are on the other side.
Number Twenty - Peter took the Mars bar
Ask the man which city he lives in. He will always
point to village B.
Four and five letter words formed from the word
able, acre, axle, bail, bale, bare, bear, beau,
bile, blue, blur, burl, care, club, clue, crab, crib, crux, cube, curb,
cure, curl, earl, ibex, lace, lair, lice, lieu, lube, lure, race, rail,
real, rice, rile, rule,
acerb, auric, baler, blare, bluer, brace, cable,
clear, cruel, exurb, laxer, libra, relax, relic, ruble, ulcer.
They are all palindromes. A palindrome is a
word, phrase or number that reads exactly the same backwards as
forwards. The name "palindrome" comes from the Greek palindromos
meaning "running back again".
They are all word-unit palindomes. Word-unit
palindromes relate to whole words, which form the same sentence when
read in reverse as forwards.