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BrainTeasers are puzzles that trick us into making faulty assumptions. Like a magic act, they rely on misdirection. When we're presented with a statement, we make assumptions about words and meaning. The goal of a BrainTeaser is to cleverly lead us into making the wrong assumptions. Learning the deceptions behind BrainTeasers can help you think "outside the box," stretch your creativity, and impress your friends.

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Tips for Telling BrainTeasers
Challenge others to solve BrainTeasers and keep them from giving up too soon.


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Space & Time BrainTeasers
Faulty assumptions about directions, locations, dates, and times.
Pitcher throws baseball, Retrieve ring from bottle, Woman drives home, Boy drops egg, Man falls off ladder, Car with flat wins race, Car passes cop at red light, Days in months, Christmas/New Year's, Boy's age span, Dog & speeding car, Walking without umbrella.


5 pages

Social BrainTeasers
Faulty assumptions about gender, relationships, personification, and life & death.
Father/son accident, Father of son, Name of daughter, Son's father, Half are boys, Man married women, Sons & sisters, Female in puddle, Male loses leg, Plane crashes, Widow's sister, Man & gift.


5 pages

Linguistic BrainTeasers
Faulty assumptions about words, grammar, and vocabulary.


4 pages

Science & Technology BrainTeasers
Faulty assumptions involving science, nature, and technology.


3 pages

Math & Logic BrainTeasers
Faulty assumptions involving numbers and reasoning.


6 pages
If you have a favorite BrainTeaser, email it to mike.weinberg1952@gmail.com for possible inclusion in this list.

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