Mind Teasers : Akbar Birbal Court Puzzle

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A man was brought to Akbar's court and he found the man guilt of a little offense. HE decided to punish the man and asked him to make a statement. If the statement is held true by Akbar, the man will be killed by hanging him to death and if the statement is held false, the man will be killed by giving poison.

The man was confused. He did not know what to say. Therefore, he looked at Birbal and asked for suggestion. Birbal thought for a while and decided to help him, as he had not committed a major offense. He told something in his ear and the man then said the statement to Akbar.

After hearing the statement, Akbar could not kill him. What was the statement?

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Mind Teasers : River Crossing Brain Teaser

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River Thames needs to be crossed by Mr. Father, Mrs. Mother, A Thug, A Policeman, 2 dogs and 2 Cats. There is only one boat, which can carry only two people (or a person and an animal or two animals) at a time. Only the humans (excluding the thug) know how to operate the boat. The boat must travel back and forth across the river in order to pick up all of the people and animals.
Following rules must be followed at all times:
Mr. Father: Mr. Father cannot stay with any of the cats, without Mrs. Mother's presence.
Mrs. Mother: Mrs. Mother cannot stay with any of the dogs, without Mr. Father's presence.
Thug: The thug cannot stay with anyone, if the policeman is not there.
Policeman Allowed to travel with everyone.
2 Dogs, 2 Cats: Not allowed to travel without a human, or be in the presence of the thug without the policeman's supervision.
The dogs are not allowed to be in the presence of Mrs. Mother without the supervision of Mr. Father.
Similarly, The cats are not allowed to be in the presence of Mr. Father without the supervision of Mrs. Mother.
Both the dogs and cats are allowed to be unsupervised (provided the other rules are satisfied.)
How will everyone get to the other side of the river Thames? None of the rule can be broken, and all rules apply on the boat as well as on the land.

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Mind Teasers : Fake Coin Brain Teaser

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In front of you, there are 9 coins. They all look absolutely identical, but one of the coins is fake. However, you know that the fake coin is lighter than the rest, and in front of you is a balance scale. What is the least number of weightings you can use to find the counterfeit coin?

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Mind Teasers : Matchsticks Picture Brain Teaser

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In the figure given below, you can see that there are five squares. Supposedly if this figure is formed using different matchsticks (refer the slight gap between matchsticks), can you remove just two matchsticks so that only two squares remain ?

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Mind Teasers : Magician Cards Riddle

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A magician has four playing cards in random order in his hand ( 3 4 5 and 6)

Magician wishes them placed in ascending order from his left to his right.

* To do this, he pulls the leftmost card (from viewer perspective) and puts it end.
* He then takes the third card from the right (from viewer perspective) and puts it in end.

What is the original order of the cards from magician perspective?

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Mind Teasers : Classic Barber Brain Teaser

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There are two barber shop in a small town – one located in the eastern market and the other on the northern market. The shop in the eastern market is quite untidy and the barber has a shabby haircut. While the shop in the northern market is quite neat and clean and the barber is sporting an excellent haircut himself.

Which of the two shops will any foreign visitor opt for?

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Mind Teasers : Scrooge McDuck Adventure Logic Puzzle

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Scrooge McDuck plans to go to the Treasure Island.
It needed six days to reach there.
One person can carry food and water for just four days.

What is the fewest number of more people McDuck needed, to help him to carry enough food and water for this adventurous journey ?

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Mind Teasers : Classic Lateral Thinking Problem

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There are two glasses in front of you. One of the glasses is full of coke and the other glass is full of lemonade. You take a spoonful of coke and mix it into the glass of lemonade. Now the lemonade glass has a mixture of coke and lemonade. You take a spoonful of that mixture and mix it inside the coke glass.

Now what do you think? - The glass with coke has more quantity of lemonade or the glass with lemonade have more quantity of coke mixed with it?

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Mind Teasers : Homicide Detective Puzzle

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A homicide detective is called at a crime scene. A man is lying dead in front of the building and seeking the position of the windows on the building and the position in which the body is lying, it is evident that the man jumped out from one of them and committed suicide.

The detective asks his team to collect the traces if they can find any on the body and heads towards the building. He goes to the first floor and towards the room that is on the front side. Inside the room, he lights a cigarette, walks towards the window facing the dead body, opens the window and throws out the cigarette. He then goes to the second floor and repeats the same process.

He keeps doing the same thing till he is done with all the floors and then takes the lift to the ground floor. Upon reaching there, he informs the team that it is not a suicide but a murder.

While the whole team is shocked to hear the revelation, he lights another cigarette and takes a hard puff.

How do you think he found out that it was a not a suicide?

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Mind Teasers : Passcode Puzzle

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Shruti's daughter Arshika need to be picked from the school every day.
Shruti asks one of her colleagues to pick her from school. Shruti devised a password mechanism to confirm that Arshika goes with the correct person only.
The password on Monday was SAM16.
The password on Wednesday was HRW39.

What will the password for Friday?


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Mind Teasers : Prime Number < 100 Puzzle

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Can you list all the prime numbers than 100 which when divided by 5 leaves an odd remainder?

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