Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A few Brain Teasers

1- Don't cheat on this one! If you do, the test will be no fun.
Read this sentence out loud and count the Fs. Only read it once before you give your answer.
FINISHED FILES ARE THE RESULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC STUDY COMBINED WITH THE EXPERIENCE OF YEARS.
How many Fs did you find?
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2- What's so special about the following sentence?
A big cuddly dog emitted fierce growls, happily ignoring joyful kids licking minute nuts on pretty queer rotten smelly toadstools underneath vampires who x-rayed young zombies.
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3- What do these 3 have in common?
Superman
Moses
The Cabbage Patch Kids
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Come on, give it your best shot.

9 comments:

Tom and Lillie Wilkinson said...

I'll give it a whirl:
1) 3 F's
2) If you take the first letter of each word in the sentence you have the complete alphabet.
3) I don't know

I have a feeling that I just made a fool of myself, so I'll be anxiously awaiting the answers. -- Drew

Tom and Lillie Wilkinson said...

Yup I did -- Drew

Chuck and Nancy said...

Some may find 6 Fs although there is only one in the alphabet.But Fs have no extraordinary abilities.
DAD

Victoria said...

1) 6 Fs
2) ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
3) they were all ADOPTED! I'm so proud of myself I figured that one out!

Word verification: dinari
Aren't those Iraqi coins??? :)

Chuck and Nancy said...

1-I only counted 5 f's, but it's possible I missed one.
2-ABC...
3- They all have special abilities(if you're wondering what special abilities cabbage patch kids have: If someone rubs the skin colored paint off their forehead it's ok because there is another layer underneath the white- really there is, you just have to rub hard enough...)
-Carrie

Tom and Lillie Wilkinson said...

1) six f's
2) its an alphabetical sentence, with each word beginning witht he next letter in the alphabet.
3) superman, moses and the cabbage patch kids are all foundlings. (this one stumped me for a while but I figured it out.

Della Hill said...

Well done all.
Victoria gets the prize, (sorry, there's no actual prize), for being the first to get all of the official correct answers.

It is easy to miss the the Fs in the word "of" that appears 3 times in the first sentence.
Everyone seemed to get the second one.
I liked Carrie's answer to #3, and know her answer to be true, butthe offical answer was that they are all adopted.
I didn't even figure that one out.
Good job everyone.
Thanks for playing.
-Della

Lisa--aka The Gardenweasel said...

1. 6
2. the beginning of each word starts with the letters of the alphabet, in order.
3. They are all adopted

Victoria said...

I wanted to tell you my joke, Della... but as it is a pun, it sort of wrecks it to write it out... but you can still tell it to your primary kids and see if anyone guesses:

Which is the first prophet to go through the "MTC?"

Answer: Moses, of course...
(get it? Empty Sea??? MTC???)