Brainteasers......so you think you're smart (S.M.R.T)

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  1. YoungJediNiagara RSA Emeritus FF Canada

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    Shut-Out?

    You must mean "Hat Trick"....

    (Hockey Mom still needs to learn the lingo)
    ;)
  2. dreamweaver_YJN Jedi Master

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    Well, I know that a "Hat Trick" is 3 goals by the same person....and I kinda thought Steph could do better than that....as in "Shut-out", meaning ALL of them.
    But you're right, I don't know all the hockey lingo yet. I wish someone would explain "Iceing" to me......and no Chris, I don't mean the kind that gets stuck to the tip of your lightsaber! [face_devil]
  3. Launch Jedi Master

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    1. What is a 6-letter word which begins and ends with a vowel, but with no vowels in between? (there are 2)

    2. What is a word with 3 dotted letters in a row? (there are 2)


    4. A palindrome is a word that is spelled the same forwards and backwards. Can you think of any that are 7-letters long? (there are 5)

    5. What is a word with 3 double letters in a row?

    6. What is a word that begins and ends with the letters UND (there are 2)

    7. What is a 5-letter word that contains 5 personal pronouns? (he, her etc.)

    8. The word PINK has 8 separate meanings. What are they?

    9. What is the only commonly used word in the English language where F is pronounced like a V?


    5. committee, oh wait....maybe not, but its my guess


    7. shell = he, she, he'll, she'll, he's, (does it count?)

    8.
    1.To stab lightly with a pointed weapon; prick.
    2.To decorate with a perforated pattern.
    3.To cut with pinking shears.
    4.Any of a group of colors reddish in hue, of medium to high lightness, and of low to moderate saturation
    5.a)Any of various plants of the genus Dianthus, such as the carnation and sweet William, often cultivated for their showy fragrant flowers.
    b)Any of various other plants, such as the wild pink and the moss pink.
    c)A flower of any of these plants.
    6.The highest or best degree: in the pink of health.
    7.a)Light-colored trousers formerly worn as part of the winter semidress uniform by U.S. Army officers.
    b)The scarlet coat worn by fox hunters.
    8. Having moderately leftist political opinions.
    9.A small sailing vessel with a sharply narrowed stern and an overhanging transom

    well, maybe im wrong
  4. BobaFett_YJN Jedi Master

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    HOCKEY TERM LESSON!

    Hat trick 3 goals scored by one player in one game

    Shutout A game in which a goalie has no goals scored upon him/her

    Icing When a player shoots the puck from behind the centre line and it ends up behind the other team's goal line, and a player from the other team touches the puck
  5. Launch Jedi Master

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    Good job Graeme, now guess a riddle!
  6. dreamweaver_YJN Jedi Master

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    Hey there Launch, you are really thinking...but,

    #5. The word COMMITTEE, while being close...is not the answer I was looking for since the double letters must all be together in a row.

    #7. Another good attempt, but the contractions HE'LL, SHE'LL, are not technically personal pronouns......sorry!!

    #8. Now THIS was impressive!!! You got more meanings than I did!! Out of the 8 I had...you got 3......5 more to go!

    Active brains are refreshing...don't you agree! [face_mischief]
  7. Amidala_wannabe Jedi Master

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    Ok, I read the dictionary at school and still could only find one word that began and ended with UND.... The word is underground.... I will be reading my dictonary if I can find it! lol.. . later ppl


    Shaden
  8. YoungJediNiagara RSA Emeritus FF Canada

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    I'm not sure if the last one has been finished yet, but to keep the ball rolling, here's another.

    Are 1997 nickels worth more than 1992 nickels?
  9. Ian_Ball Jedi Master

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    are you talking date or quantity?
  10. Launch Jedi Master

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    Date, no
    Quanity, yes

  11. YoungJediNiagara RSA Emeritus FF Canada

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    Very Good.......


    What must you do to make the equation below true?

    81 x 9 = 801

  12. dreamweaver_YJN Jedi Master

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    Well Chris, there are actually two answers to the question......

    you can turn the equation upside down....

    or you can read it standing on your head!!

    108 = 6 x 18

    Either way works! :p
  13. Darth_Pestilence Jedi Master

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    Well, back to Dreamweaver's post, 9. (the only common english word with an "f" prn. "v") is of.

    As for a new puzzle... I'll post one when I think of one.

  14. Launch Jedi Master

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    Bravo D.P, hopefully its right
  15. Ian_Ball Jedi Master

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    I got one...what is the meaning of life?
  16. Mert_Skywalker Jedi Master

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    I know the meaning of life!

    To make women happy!
  17. Ian_Ball Jedi Master

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    so..women have no meaning to their lives? (straight ones)
  18. Launch Jedi Master

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    lol, you know, most women dont claim to be straight,
  19. dreamweaver_YJN Jedi Master

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    This thread is getting a little threadbare!!
    Somebody post some brainteasers.....please! My brain's all pumped up with nowhere to go! :_|
  20. YoungJediNiagara RSA Emeritus FF Canada

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    Professor Zizoloziz puts 40 matches on the table and explains a game to his friend Kathy.
    Each player in turn takes 1,3,or 5 matches. The winner is the one who takes the last match. Kathy chooses to go first and takes 3 matches.
    Who do you think will win this game, Kathy or the professor?
  21. Ian_Ball Jedi Master

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    Well, with a name like "The professor" you`d figure that he would win.... ;)
  22. dreamweaver_YJN Jedi Master

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    I think you're correct Ian.....but you're supposed to explain WHY!!!

    No matter what the professer does, because Kathy went first, she will always be subtracting an odd amount from an even number, leaving an odd amount....never zero.
    The professer will always be subtracting an odd amount from an odd amount...and can eventually take the last match. Am I right? ?[face_plain]
  23. Launch Jedi Master

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  24. LittleJedi Jedi Master

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    (Greetings from an Aussie Jedi!)

    Going back a bit, a word (i know you were looking for two) with three dotted letters in a row: Fiji

    -Little Jedi-
    MTFBWY
  25. Launch Jedi Master

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    awesome!! Thank you!!
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