22 Mar 2006

Mind Trap

These are MindTrap questions... how many can you answer?  I know most of them, but not all.  Use logic, use your friends, but please do not cheat and look them up on the internet or in the game Mind Trap.  Reward?  The knowledge that you are more intelligent than the average Human 😉

Have FUN!!!!


## Professor Bumble, who is getting on in years, is growing absent minded.  On the way to a lecture one day, he went through a red light and turned down a One-Way street in the wrong direction.  A policeman observed the entire scene but did nothing about it.  How could Professor Bumble get away with such behavior?

## A tree doubled in height each year until it reached its maximum height over the course of ten years.  How many years did it take for the tree to reach half its maximum height?

## Is there a Fourth of July in England.

## Eight Letter word with kst in the middle, In the beginning, and at the end.

## Pete Platform and Gary Gladhand, Two popular politicians, met at a club to discuss the overthrow of their party leader.  They each ordered a vodka on the rocks.  Gary downed his and ordered another.  He then drank his second in a gulp and decided to wait before he ordered a third.  Meanwhile, Pete, who was sipping his drink, suddenly fell forward dead.  Both men were setup for an assassination.  Why did Pete die and Gary live?

## There is an ancient invention still used in some parts of the world today that allows people to see through walls.  What is it?

## Sherlock Holmes was examining an angle measuring 14½ degrees, using his magnifying glass, which magnifies everything two times.  Under his magnifying glass, how large would that angle measure?

## King Henry VIII gave his wife a bottomless container to put flesh and blood in.  What did he give her?

## Mr. and Mrs. Clatter have Five children.  Half of them are boys.  How is this possible?

## For several days a man stood in the parking lot looking up at the apartment building across the street.  This man was becoming a nuisance and one of the tenants of the building phoned the local authorities to have the man removed.  Several days later when the authorities finally responded to the call, the man was gone.  All they found was a couple of buttons and his hat.  Who was the man they just missed?

## In the 'Strange' family, each daughter has the same number of brothers as she has sisters.  Each son has twice as many sisters as he has brothers.  How many sons and daughters are in the family?

## A completely black horse jumped over a tower and landed on a small man, who then disappeared.  In what situation could this be possible?

## Why is a manhole cover round? (Give two reasons)

## There have been many amendments in the US Constitution during the last 100 years.  One of the most controversial items regards the transfer of power should one of the heads of state die while in office.  If the Vice-President of the United Stated, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives should die while in office, who then becomes President?

## Rey boasts to Jesse and John that he is the best chess player of the three.  In the upcoming chess tournament between Rey, Jesse and John.Rey claims that of the three games they will play, he will probably win all three and definitely two in a row.  Rey knows that Jesse usually beats him. But he hasn't any problem defeating John.  What is the best way for Rey to play his opponents so that he has the best chance of succeeding in his definite claim?  Should he play Jesse-John-Jesse, or should he play John-Jesse-John?

## Julie went to the hardware store to make a purchase for her house.  She asked the clerk, "How much will one cost?"  The clerk thought for a moment and said, "Three dollars."  Julie, who looked a little puzzled said, "Well then, how much will twelve cost?" "Six dollars," replied the clerk.  Julie scratched her head and said, "If I were to purchase two hundred, how much would that cost?"  "That," said the clerk, "will cost you nine dollars."  What was Julie buying?

## As a rule, how long will a so-called 'Eight Day Clock' run without winding?

## Paco thought is might be nice to join the army, so he went to the local library to find a book on volunteers.  Wile walking along the rows of books, he sees one with VOLIX written on its spine.  How should the title of the book be pronounced?

## Gail, the famous magician, turned to Keith and said she would perform her latest trick by turning water into wine.  She went to the fridge, pulled out a tray of ice and filled a wine glass with the cubes.  As an afterthought, she took one of the ice cubes from the glass for Keith to taste.  She put a velvet box over the glass as Keith crunched the cube, satisfying himself it was frozen water.  Gail claimed she had to concentrate on the glass for a period of time to perform this feat.  Later, Gail lifted the box and Keith drank the contents of the glass.  Sure enough, it was wine.  How did she do it?

## There is a grandfather clock that chimes the appropriate number of times to indicate the hour, as well as chiming once at each quarter hour.  If you were in the other room and heard the clock chime just once, what would be the Longest period of time you would have to wait in order to be certain of the correct time? (The clock is working properly and is set at the correct time.)

## There is a Word in the English Language in which the first two letters signify a male, the first three signify a female, the first four signify a great man, and the whole word, a great woman.  What is the word?

2 Comments on “Mind Trap

15 Sep 2006 at 22:34

Last Mindtrap question: heroine.

22 Sep 2006 at 01:18

With that being what I thought was the hardest question, I am surprised that is the only one you posted ;-)<BR/><BR/>Thank you!


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