PokerStars homepage
  • If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Brain teasers

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Brain teasers

    Hey there! have you ever lost a game of poker and thought to your-self after "my decision making in that game was terrible, I no I can do better" Well it's common knowledge that all athletes train there body for competitions. So before your big game, why not take 5 minutes to come here and exercise your brain before you start making those game changing decisions. Every day at 10am UK time i will post a brain teaser here to get your brain in action.

    Please do not post your answers here to the puzzles as it will spoil it for anyone else who wants to work them out for them- selves.

    Also Don't cheat your-self by googling the answer give it a good think over, and wait for the answer to be posted the next day to see if your right.

    Teasers will be posted in BLUE and the answers posted in RED.

    This is just a bit of fun so enjoy and I hope it helps your game, and Good Luck.

  • #2
    Teaser No.1

    IS THIS YOUR SANDER VITREUS?
    Whose Fish?
    By Albert Einstein




    This brainteaser, reportedly written by Einstein is difficult and Einstein said that 98% of the people in the world could not figure it out. Which percentage are you in?

    There are five houses in a row in different colors. In each house lives a person with a different nationality. The five owners drink a different drink, smoke a different brand of cigar and keep a different pet, one of which is a Walleye Pike.

    The question is-- who owns the fish?

    Hints:
    1. The Brit lives in the red house.
    2. The Swede keeps dogs as pets.
    3. The Dane drinks tea.
    4. The green house is on the left of the white house.
    5. The green house owner drinks coffee.
    6. The person who smokes Pall Malls keeps birds.
    7. The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhills.
    8. The man living in the house right in the center drinks milk.
    9. The man who smokes Blends lives next to the one who keeps cats.
    10. The Norwegian lives in the first house.
    11. The man who keeps horses lives next to the one who smokes Dunhills.
    12. The owner who smokes Bluemasters drinks beer.
    13. The German smokes Princes.
    14. The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
    15. The man who smokes Blends has a neighbor who drinks water.

    There are no tricks, pure logic will get you the correct answer. And yes, there is enough information to arrive at the one and only correct answer.

    If you get the correct answer, congratulations, you are one of the exclusive group of 121,348,731 people in the world who can.

    Comment


    • #3
      Hey Hitman I do like a good brain teaser, I look foward to them, I'll be checking in every day for sure!! I will get the pen and paper out later on to work this one out, I should be able to do it (well I remember doing similar problems but with only 2 thing to find out about each person, its a lot more difficult with more by the looks) umbup:

      Comment


      • #4
        After seventeen minutes the correct answer is... OK I won't spoil everyones fun. If only poker was that easy, be an expert in seventeen minutes.

        Good luck
        Doug
        3 Time Bracelet Winner


        Comment


        • #5
          Hey there every one who had a go at yesterdays Brain Teaser(No.1). Hope you enjoyed boggling your brain over this one, as for sure it wasn't an easy one to start off with. And if you did manage to solve the the Teaser, then Congratulations to you as the Great Albert Einstein predicted only 2% of the worlds population would be able to solve this puzzle, and if you didn't manage this one then don't worry as your in the majority. I will post the answer below this, and continue to post a new Brain Teaser every day between the hours of 10am-11am UK time, so next time you have the kettle on pop in and give it ago.

          Comment


          • #6
            Brain Teaser No.1 (answer)

            Who owns the fish? Answer to Albert Einstein's Brain Teaser






            So who owns the Walleye Pike?
            Answer to Albert Einstein's Brain Teaser
            The coffee drinking, Princes smoking, green house owning German.

            I put all the details in a grid. Then I went through the grid several times. Through a process of elimination and logic here is a chart of the results.


            Who owns the Walleye Pike Answer to Albert Einstein's Brain Teaser.



            1. Dane Dane Dane Dane Dane
            2. Swede Swede Swede Swede Swede
            3. German German German German German
            4. Norwegian Norwegian Norwegian Norwegian Norwegian
            5. Brit Brit Brit Brit Brit
            6. Red Red Red Red Red
            7. Green Green Green Green Green
            8. Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow
            9. Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue
            10. White White White White White
            11. Milk Milk Milk Milk Milk
            12. Tea Tea Tea Tea Tea
            13. Beer Beer Beer Beer Beer
            14. Coffee Coffee Coffee Coffee Coffee
            15. Water Water Water Water Water
            16. Pall Malls Pall Malls Pall Malls Pall Malls Pall Malls
            17. Dunhills Dunhills Dunhills Dunhills Dunhills
            18. Blends Blends Blends Blends Blends
            19. BluemastersBluemasters BluemastersBluemastersBluemasters
            20. Princes Princes Princes Princes Princes
            21. Cats Cats Cats Cats Cats
            22. Dogs Dogs Dogs Dogs Dogs
            23. Birds Birds Birds Birds Birds
            24. Horses Horses Horses Horses Horses
            25. WalleyePikeWalleyePike WalleyePike WalleyePike Walleye Pike

            Albert Einstein's Who owns the fish answer.
            The German
            Last edited by De Hitman; Tue Sep 18, 2012, 01:59 PM.

            Comment


            • #7
              Brain Teaser No.2

              Which Way To Go


              You're riding a horse. To the right of you is a cliff and in front of you is an elephant moving at the same pace and you can't overtake it. To the left of you is a hippo running at the same speed and a lion is chasing you. How do you get to safety?



              Thanks for taking the time to look, hope you enjoy.

              Comment


              • #8
                Brain Teaser No.2 Answer

                Which Way To Go


                Get Off The Merry-go-Round.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Brain Teaser No.3

                  What does this represent?

                  Pot OOOOOOOO

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by De Hitman View Post
                    Which Way To Go


                    Get Off The Merry-go-Round.
                    I knew the answer would be something silly like that, I was thinking like jump onto the hippo because the lion will keep chasing the horse or something (in other words I had no idea hahahaha)

                    By the way, the hippo on the left would be moving slower than you since it is travelling less distance in the same amount of time, however I will give you the benefit of the doubt as it does have the same angular velocity as the horse we are riding

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Brain Teaser No.3 Answer

                      What Does This Represent?



                      Pot + 8, 0's = Potatoes

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Brain Teaser No.4

                        What Is It?



                        This is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious as to just how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. It looks so ordinary and plain that you would think nothing was wrong with it. In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is highly unusual though. Study it and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit, you might find out. Try to do so without any coaching.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by De Hitman View Post
                          What Is It?



                          This is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious as to just how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. It looks so ordinary and plain that you would think nothing was wrong with it. In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is highly unusual though. Study it and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit, you might find out. Try to do so without any coaching.
                          The most used letter in the English alphabet is not used.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Brain Teaser No.4 Answer
                            What Is It?
                            The letter e is the most common letter in the English language, yet it never appears in the entire paragraph Well Done if you spotted this one quickly. umbup:

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Brain Teaser No.5

                              Can You Get In?



                              A man wants to get into a night club where the bouncers test each person before they can enter. The man waits and watches. A woman walks up to the bouncers and the bouncers say 6. The woman replies with 3 and goes in. A small man walks up and they say 12. The man replies 6 and is admitted. The first guy thinks he's figured it out and walks up. They say 4 and the man replies with 2, but they don't let him in. What should he have said?

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X

                              X Cookies Information

                              We have placed cookies on your computer to improve your experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.