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Mr. Seawell's 5th Grade Riddles and Brainteasers

Brainteasers and Riddles
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Jonathan Seawell

on 30 May 2011

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Transcript of Mr. Seawell's 5th Grade Riddles and Brainteasers

Jason leaves his home. He makes three left turns, returns to find two masked men waiting for him. Who are the masked men? Mr. Seawell's Riddles
AND brainteaser The umpire and the catcher
(he's on a baseball field) A boxing match is scheduled to last 15 min. But only lasts 5 because one got knocked out, and no man threw a punch. What happened? They were both women. An old man took a walk every day at the same time. One day the old man left in the middle of the night for his walk, why? He took his daily walk at midnight. A man puts $100 into the bank. The next day he pulls out $101 does he owe the bank money? He already had money in the bank. How much dirt is in a hole that is 3 ft deep, and 6 inches in diameter? None, a hole doesn't have any
dirt in it. There was a truck driver going the wrong way on the road and there was a policeman watching him. Why didn't he stop him The truck driver was walking How many common four letter English words can you make from the letters EANM using all the letters in each word? NAME, MANE, MEAN and AMEN. How can you throw a ball as hard as you can and have it come back to you, even if it doesn't hit anything, there is nothing attached to it, and no one else catches or throws it? Throw the ball straight up in the air Two students are sitting on opposite sides of the same desk. There is nothing in between them but the desk. Why can't they see each other The two students have their backs to each other. There are only two T's in Timothy Tuttle. True or false? True. There are only two T's (upper case). There are also three t's (lower case). Once a dog named Nelly lived on a farm. There were three other dogs on the farm. Their names were Blackie, Whitey, and Brownie. What do you think the fourth dog’s name was? Nelly. (If there are only four dogs on the farm, the fourth one must be Nelly!) One day, two mothers and two daughters went shopping for shoes. Their shopping spree was successful — each bought a pair of shoes, and all together, they had three pairs. How is this possible? Only three people went shopping: a grandmother, a mother, and a daughter — but remember that the mother was the grandmother's daughter! Each letter below stands for the name of something. What should the last three letters be?
M V E M J S ? ? ? U for Uranus, N for Neptune, and P for Pluto The rope ladder of a boat hangs over the side of the boat and just reaches the water. Its rungs are 8 inches apart.
How many rungs will be under the water when the tide rises 4 feet? When the tide rises 4 feet, the boat and its ladder will also rise. So no rungs will be under the water.
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