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Mind Teasers : Japanese Ship Sailing Puzzle

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A Japanese ship is on route back to the shore from the Atlantic Ocean. Seeking the silent waves, the captain decides to take a shower. He keeps his Rolex and diamond studded gold bracelet on the shelf and goes for a shower. When he returns back, he finds both the watch and bracelet missing. He immediately calls the four crew members and asks them what they were doing during that duration. Following are the answers:

1. French Guy, the Cook: I was in the kitchen, making bacon sandwiches for everybody.
2. Russian Guy, the engineer: I was in the generator room, checking the generator.
3. Pakistani Guy, the housekeeper: I saw that the flag hoisted on the ship was upside down, so I went to correct it.
4. Srilankan Guy, the second housekeeper: I was tired and taking a quick nap.

The captain immediately knew who the thief was. Can you tell?

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Mind Teasers : Tricky Logic Brain Teaser

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Alan is an honest person who never speaks a lie. He thinks of a number among 1, 2 and 3. Now, you can ask him only one question and that too for which the answer that you will receive will be in the form of yes, no or don't know. But he will reply only truth fully.

What will you ask from his so that you can know the number he is thinking of?

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Mind Teasers : Perfect Number Maths Question

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A perfect number is defined as a positive number(integer) which is equal to the sum of its positive divisors excluding the number itself.

two examples are mentioned below as :
6 => 1+2+3
12=> 1+2+3+6


Can you find another perfect number which consist of <= 2digits.

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Mind Teasers : Crossing Bridge Brain Teaser

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Four friends need to cross a dangerous bridge at night. Unfortunately, they have only one torch and the bridge is too dangerous to cross without one. The bridge is only strong enough to support two people at a time. Not all people take the same time to cross the bridge. Times for each person: 1 min, 2 mins, 7 mins and 10 mins. What is the shortest time needed for all four of them to cross the bridge?

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Mind Teasers : Quick Fire Riddle

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There is uniqueness between these five names
Nell Edna swati itaws and Ellen.

what uniqueness am i talking about ?

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Mind Teasers : Logic Birthday Puzzle

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For my anniversary, I decided to surprise my wife. Since she is a voracious reader, I decided to collect a lot of books for her. On the first day of the month, I bought one book, on the second, I bought two and on the third, I bought three. This process went on till the anniversary and on the day, I had 276 books with me to gift her.

Can you calculate, on which day is our anniversary?

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Mind Teasers : Sunday Probability Riddle

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Whats the probability of getting 5 Sunday(my favorite day) in a 31 day month ?

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Mind Teasers : Measuring Time Logic Puzzle

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You are given with two ropes with variable width. However if we start burning both the ropes, they will burn at exactly same time i.e. an hour. The ropes are non-homogeneous in nature. You are asked to measure 45 minutes by using these two ropes.

How can you do it?

Please note that you can’t break the rope in half as it is being clearly stated that the ropes are non-homogeneous in nature.

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Mind Teasers : Popular Logical Brain Teaser

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A couple had to take shelter in a hotel for they could not proceed their journey in the rain. Having nothing to do at all, they started playing cards. Suddenly there was a short circuit and the lights went off. The husband inverted the position of 15 cards in the deck (52 cards normal deck) and shuffled the deck.

Now he asked his wife to divide the deck into two different piles which may not be equal but both of them should have equal number of cards facing up. There was no source of light in the room and the wife was unable to see the cards.

For a certain amount of time, she thought and then divided the cards in two piles. To the husband’s astonishment, both of the piles had equal number of cards facing up.

How did she do it?

Mind Teasers : Survive The Fire Brain Teaser

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Isaac Newton is stranded on an island covered in forest.

One day, when the wind is blowing from the west, lightning strikes the west end of the island and sets fire to the forest. The fire is very violent, burning everything in its path, and without intervention the fire will burn the whole island, killing the man in the process.

There are cliffs around the island, so he cannot jump off.

How can the Isaac Newton survive the fire? (There are no buckets or any other means to put out the fire)

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Mind Teasers : Pirates Probability Brain Teaser

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You are stuck with the pirates who might even kill you on board. They give you a chance to survive. There are hundred black rocks and hundred red rocks. There are two empty sacks which are labelled as heads and tails respectively. You have to divide the rocks in two bags as per your wish. Then a fair coin will be flipped. If its heads, you will have to pick a rock on random from the sack labelled heads and if its tails, you will pick up from the tails sack. If you pick up a black rock, you will be freed and if you pick up a red rock, you will be killed.

How will you distribute the rocks so that your chances of survival are the best?

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