Are you ready for your brain to hurt?Probably not, but it just might after you run through this "simple" brain teaser. Why is that the "simple" ones always give us the most grief?
Some brain teasers are relatively straightforward, like this one.The difference with a puzzle like this is that with brute force — that is to say time and energy — you'll probably figure it out. A puzzle like this is just a matter of checking off boxes.
But other puzzles and problems are more like riddles.
Which is to say, they won't get solved if you just work hard. You'll need to figure out the "trick" to get to the right answer. That's the rub, and how the puzzles get you.
Can you spot the dog in today's brainteaser? #TeamGreencoat https://t.co/QJI6JImiSP— Greencoat Farm (@Greencoat Farm)1506351098.0
Most online quizzes aren't exactly an IQ test or even the Stanford Achievement Tests we all used to take when we were in school, but it doesn't mean that they're always easy.
So if you're feeling up to it, get ready to dust off the ole' thinkin' cap and give this one a try.
Of course it wouldn't be a puzzle if you could actually solve it in two seconds, and I'm pretty sure this one is going to take you more than 10 seconds.
Yup, it's NOT "6."
You didn't expect it to be this hard, did you? Remember...it's not six.
via: GiphyYou have to think outside of the box in a way that's different than you usually would. So what's the answer?
I hate to harp on this, but if you didn't get it, by now, it's probably because you're taking the wrong approach.
Well, your time's up.
That would be "R."Be honest. Did you get it right?
I guess that one was specifically suited to a certain demographic, isn't it?
Driving a stick shift, especially when so many cars today have super-high-tech automatics, is a relic of a bygone time for many.
However, that also makes it a point of pride. I mean, it's not often anymore that someone can jump behind the wheel of a stickshift car and take off.
People that think being able to drive stick shift is a personality trait— k-dubs (fully developed brain coming soon) (@k-dubs (fully developed brain coming soon))1506114405.0
There's an upside to it beyond just the "cool" factor.
Since so few people know how to drive stick anymore, it's a safe bet that fewer thieves trolling for cars know how to as well. That means your car is actually more secure.
I'm so old school I know how to drive a vehicle with a manual transmission. I learned how to drive on one! Now it's the best theft deterrent— Faith (@Faith)1500929046.0
So even if you didn't walk away with the answer to the tricky puzzle.
Wanna try some more puzzles?OK. Great! Let's do it.
Here's another one that has to do with cars.
via: ImgurRemember: Only one of the box labels is true. Keep that in mind.
Now, which box do you want to open?Are you sure? Double sure? Triple sure? Absolutely, positively positive? OK. What'll it be?
I hope you said box No. 2!Box No. 3 is the only box with the correct label. Thus, the car is not in box No. 1, and it is in box No. 2.
OK, that one was pretty easy.Let's do another! This time, we're talking about birthdays.
Read it very carefully.
via: ImgurYou might want to grab a paper and pencil. Or maybe a calendar. Or...just something to help you out. Maybe someone named Cheryl?
I bet you never expected figuring out someone's birthday would be this difficult.What's Cheryl's problem, anyway? Who has a grid like this handy every time someone asks something as simple as when their birthday is?!
And the answer is...Here's their explanation.
You might want to grab a calculator for this next one.Although, if you paid attention in your high school algebra class, you should be able to figure it out using just a pencil and paper. Are you feeling up to the challenge?
Here you go!
via: RedditSolve for w, x, y, and z. (Aren't you thrilled to finally be using that algebra again? You always wondered whether it'd ever come in handy in "real life"!)
Need a hint?OK! Here you go: Two of the variables have the same value. If you need even more of a hint, those two variables are w and z.
Ready for the answer?Here we go! w = 3.5 x = 4.5 y = 9.5 z = 3.5
OK, OK, one more.For this next one, we're going to take a peek into a workplace that is probably somewhat similar to your own. Someone needs work done and needs to figure out who to ask to do it. Can you figure it out?
Here it is:
via: RedditFirst of all, let me just start with this: The answer is not "There is not enough information." Yep! This convoluted problem actually does have a solution.