Today I am going to tell you something about how playing some brain games and solving some puzzles can actually helps you to enhance the efficiently of your brain.
Scientists have proved that our brain is like any other muscle in our body and as we want to make our hands, limbs and other muscles strong by exercising them we can also make our brain strong and efficient by exercising the brain.
And by Brain exercise I didn’t mean that you have to pull heavy weight with your head or do head ups!! Haha. By exercise I mean to say that you have to give at least sometime an hour or half an hour to relax your brain and play such games or solve such puzzles that include brain activity and you actually have to use the active part of your brain.
So, by doing this you can make your brain strong and efficient and normally the more we train our brain, the more it may be able to memorize new things and for a very long time. Also it helps us in taking quick decisions and it also increases the reasoning power of our brain.
So, here are some of the puzzles you can try for today to do some brain exercise..
And I urge you not to see the hints and solutions unless you think about the problem for a minute or two.
Last two puzzles were the best puzzles by Sir Einstein. You Should try that.
Lateral Thinking Puzzles..
1. A man walks into a bar and asks for a drink of water. The bartender gives the man a drink of water, but the man says the water is no good. The bartender thinks for a minute, pulls out a gun and points it at him. The man says, “Thank you,” and walks out. What do you think just happened….
2. There was once a recluse who never left his home. The only time anyone ever visited him was when his food and supplies were delivered, but they never came inside. Then, one storm winter night when an icy gale was blowing, he had a nervous breakdown. He went upstairs, turned off all the lights and went to bed. Next morning, he had caused the deaths of several hundred people. How?
3. Many shops have prices set just under a round figure, e.g. $9.99 instead of $10.00 or $99.95 instead of $100.00 . It is assumed that this is done because the price seems lower to the consumer. But this is not the reason the practice started. What was the original reason for this pricing method?
4. Why is it better to have round manhole covers than square ones?
5. The famous ‘Penny Black’, the world’s first postage stamp, was introduced in England in 1840. The idea of postage stamps was a great success and was taken up worldwide. Yet the ‘Penny Black’ was in use for only one year before it was replaced by the ‘Penny Red’. Why?
6. Assume that there are approximately 5,000,000,000 (5 billion) people on Earth. What would you estimate to be the result, if you multiply together the number of fingers on every person’s left-hands? (For the purposes of this exercise, thumbs count as fingers.) If you cannot estimate the number then try to guess how long the number would be.
7. A man fell off a smuggling boat into deep water. He could not swim and he was not wearing anything to keep him afloat. It took 30 minutes for the people on the boat to realize someone was missing. The missing man was rescued two hours later on the return trip. Why didn’t he drown?
8. A Blind man is stranded on an island. He had 2 white and 2 red pills in his pocket. To live he has to take one red and one white pill. But if he takes the 2 pills of same color. He will die.
How does he know which pills to take?
9. A cowboy rides into a town on Friday. He only stays one night and leaves again on Friday.
How is this possible?
Hints : –
1. Please do not try this at home.
2. This may have occurred anywhere between 1862 and 1990.
5. The reason still makes sense today, which is why you rarely see black stamps.
7. He managed to float by himself, despite the fact that he could not survive in a pool without holding onto something.
- The man has hiccups; the bartender scares them away by pulling a gun.
A Colombian man accidentally shot his nephew to death while trying to cure his hiccups by pointing a revolver at him to scare him, police in the Caribbean port city of Barranquilla said on Tuesday, the 24th of January 2006.
- He was a lighthouse keeper who switched off the lighthouse.
Electric illumination in the form of carbon arc lamps was first employed at lighthouses at an early date, even while oil lamps were still in vogue. The first of these was at Dungeness, England, in 1862, followed by a number of others.
- The practice originated to ensure that the clerk had to open the till and give change for each transaction, thus recording the sale and preventing him from pocketing the bank notes.
- Round covers cannot be dropped or fall down a manhole, unlike square ones.
- The Postmark used at that time was always black. It was therefore difficult to tell whether a stamp had been franked or not. This led to people re-using used stamps. On a ‘Penny Red’ the black postmark was clearly visible
- The product of the number of fingers on the left-hands of every person is zero. It only takes one person to have no fingers on their left hand for the product to be zero, because anything multiplied by zero equals zero.
- He fell into the Dead Sea, which lies between Israel and Jordan. The water is so salty and dense that anyone in it floats very easily. Note: the maximum depth of the dead sea is 1,237′ (377 m) and smuggling boats are known to use the dead sea to transport goods.
- He simply takes a Half of each pill.
- Friday is the name of his horse
Thank you for solving the puzzles. I hope it will make you think for sometime.
I will post the puzzles and Brain Games every week.
Till then…. Good Bye..
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