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Mind Teasers : Well Known Sphinx Puzzle

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In Greek mythology, the Sphinx sat outside of Thebes and asked this riddle of all travelers who passed by. If the traveler failed to solve the riddle, then the Sphinx killed him/her. And if the traveler answered the riddle correctly, then the Sphinx would destroy herself. The riddle:

What goes on four legs in the morning, on two legs at noon, and on three legs in the evening?

Oedipus solved the riddle, and the Sphinx destroyed herself.

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Mind Teasers : Induction Brain Teasers

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Three college toppers are summoned by the inspecting faculty. To identify the best from them, the faculty takes them into a room and places one hat on each of their heads. Now all of them can see the hats on other’s heads but can’t see his own. There are two colored hats – green and red.

Now the faculty announces that he had made sure that the competition is extremely fair to all three of them. He also gives them a hint that at least one of them is wearing a red hat. Now the first one who is able to deduce his own hat color will be awarded the most intelligent student of all award. After a few minutes, one of them raises his hand and is able to deduce the color correctly.

How?

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Mind Teasers : Two Men One Question Puzzle

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Imagine that you are travelling to a village. You happen to reach a point in the road where there is a fork. There are two ways that you can go into but only one amongst them is correct and leads to the village. You happen to see two men standing on the fork and you can ask them for the direction. To your bad luck, one amongst the two men always lies and the other one always says the truth. But you do not know who is a liar and who is not. At that point of the situation you are allowed to ask only one question to any one of the men standing there.

What question will you ask?

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Mind Teasers : Terrorist Plane Hijack Puzzle

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A terrorist hijacks a plane with 10 passengers and there is lots of gold in the plane.
After talking the gold , he asked the government officials for 11 parachutes.
He killed all the passenger so that no one can identify him , take one parachute and jumps off.

Was he stupid to ask for 11
parachutes if he need only one ?

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Mind Teasers : Popular Probability Brain Teaser

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Kangwa, Rafael and Ferdinand plans for gun fighting.
They each get a gun and take turns shooting at each other until only one person is left.

History suggest
Kangwa hits his shot 1/3 of the time, gets to shoot first.
Rafael, hits his shot 2/3 of the time, gets to shoot next if still living.
Ferdinand having perfect record at shooting(100% accuracy) shoots last , if alive.

The cycle repeats. If you are Kangwa, where should you shoot first for the highest chance of survival?

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Mind Teasers : Famous Lion Tamer Interesting Puzzle

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You are trapped with a lion in a cage with 1 unit as its radius. Both you and the lion can run effortlessly at the speed of one unit.

1) The lion is quite hungry and all he wants is to catch you and eat you up. Will he be able to do that?
2) If yes, how long do you have till he does that?

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Mind Teasers : Logical Marble Riddle

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There is a box which have 33 yellow marbles and 35 green marbles. You also have 34 green marbles outside the box.

Randomly remove two marbles from the box.
* If they are of different colors, put the yellow one back in the box.
* If they are the same color, take them out and put a green marble back in the box.

Repeat this until only one marble remains in the box.


What is the color of the sole marble left in the box ?

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Mind Teasers : Logical Problem Riddle

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There is one apple tree near my home. In this apple trees, there are some apples.
But after a mild wind, there are neither apples on tree nor on ground.

Explain ?

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Mind Teasers : Sherlock Holmes Anne Cipher Puzzle

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Anne was found dead in the central park of London.
There are six suspects "hazard", "Costa", "Pedro", "Willian", "Terry" and "courtois".

Anne has written the murdered name in cipher on the floor as "dqvxf".

Police were unable to solve the mystery so they called Sherlock.
After a minute, Sherlock was able to decipher the cipher and ask the police to capture the murderer.

Who is the murderer?

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Mind Teasers : How Many Seconds In A Year Riddle

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Without the use of calculation, can you find how many seconds are there in a year ?

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Mind Teasers : Three Errors In Sentence Problem

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Can you fynd three errors in that puzzle?

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