**The first person (or the first few people?) to correctly answer all (or the most) brain teasers will be rewarded with a TL+ subscription. All winners will be rewarded within one week from now. If you're a winner and don't want the reward, then you can ask me to gift the TL+ subscription to someone else.**

Some of these I made up, some of these I've heard from other people, and some of these I shamelessly stole from the internet. Feel free to work together, post your answers, and ask questions. Enjoy!

**- Solve each brain teaser.**

__Riddles__+ Show Spoiler +

1. If a farmer has 4 haystacks in one field, 2 haystacks in a second field, and 12 haystacks in his third field, how many haystacks would he have if he put them all together?

2. What is at the beginning of eternity, the end of time, the beginning of every end, and the end of every place?

3. What has a mouth but can’t speak, a bed but doesn’t sleep, and a bank but no money?

4. An electric train is traveling due north, and the wind is blowing due east. What direction is the train’s smoke traveling?

5. One morning, Mary gave five cents to each of her five sons. What time is it, and why?

6. My thunder comes before my lightning; my lightning comes before the clouds; my rain dries all the land it touches. What am I?

7. A basket contains 5 apples. How can you divide them among 5 kids so that each kid has his own apple, and one apple stays in the basket?

8. Why is it illegal for a man living in the Unites States of America to be buried in Canada?

9. What is the word for a woman who does not have all her fingers on one hand?

10. Two girls are born to the same mother, on the same day, at the same time, in the same month and year… and yet they’re not twins. How can this be?

11. You’re in a house, and you need to start a fire in the fireplace. You have three logs, kerosene, paper, and alcohol… but only one match. Which do you light first?

12. T, N, E, S, S, F, F, T, T, O, __ ?

13. A, A, B, C, E, H, M, __ ?

14. You are a prisoner in a foreign land, and your fate will be determined by a little game.

There are two jars, one with 50 white marbles, and one with 50 black marbles... all of them identical in size, shape, and texture. At this point, you are allowed to redistribute the marbles however you wish between the two jars; the only requirement is that each of the 100 marbles must be in one of those two jars when you are finished moving marbles around.

When you are finished moving marbles around, both jars will be shaken up, and you will be blindfolded and presented with one of the two jars at random.

You must reach your hand inside the jar and pull out one marble. If it is white, you will be set free. If it is black, you will be killed. What is the best chance you have of surviving this game, and how do you go about setting the marbles so that this happens?

2. What is at the beginning of eternity, the end of time, the beginning of every end, and the end of every place?

3. What has a mouth but can’t speak, a bed but doesn’t sleep, and a bank but no money?

4. An electric train is traveling due north, and the wind is blowing due east. What direction is the train’s smoke traveling?

5. One morning, Mary gave five cents to each of her five sons. What time is it, and why?

6. My thunder comes before my lightning; my lightning comes before the clouds; my rain dries all the land it touches. What am I?

7. A basket contains 5 apples. How can you divide them among 5 kids so that each kid has his own apple, and one apple stays in the basket?

8. Why is it illegal for a man living in the Unites States of America to be buried in Canada?

9. What is the word for a woman who does not have all her fingers on one hand?

10. Two girls are born to the same mother, on the same day, at the same time, in the same month and year… and yet they’re not twins. How can this be?

11. You’re in a house, and you need to start a fire in the fireplace. You have three logs, kerosene, paper, and alcohol… but only one match. Which do you light first?

12. T, N, E, S, S, F, F, T, T, O, __ ?

13. A, A, B, C, E, H, M, __ ?

14. You are a prisoner in a foreign land, and your fate will be determined by a little game.

There are two jars, one with 50 white marbles, and one with 50 black marbles... all of them identical in size, shape, and texture. At this point, you are allowed to redistribute the marbles however you wish between the two jars; the only requirement is that each of the 100 marbles must be in one of those two jars when you are finished moving marbles around.

When you are finished moving marbles around, both jars will be shaken up, and you will be blindfolded and presented with one of the two jars at random.

You must reach your hand inside the jar and pull out one marble. If it is white, you will be set free. If it is black, you will be killed. What is the best chance you have of surviving this game, and how do you go about setting the marbles so that this happens?

**- Each answer is a two-word rhyme.**

__Rhyme Time__+ Show Spoiler +

15. A fast moving cinderblock.

16. Evil twins.

17. If dryer debris gave you fresh breath.

18. Super strength for sixty minutes.

19. Five-cent cucumber.

20. A lantern that’s defeated all of its opponents.

21. Australian organ.

22. A cartoon martian who’s hungry.

23. January photocopier.

24. The stage from Hell.

16. Evil twins.

17. If dryer debris gave you fresh breath.

18. Super strength for sixty minutes.

19. Five-cent cucumber.

20. A lantern that’s defeated all of its opponents.

21. Australian organ.

22. A cartoon martian who’s hungry.

23. January photocopier.

24. The stage from Hell.

**- Each response contains either a pair of homonyms or a repeated word.**

__Double Vision__+ Show Spoiler +

25. Looking after a timepiece.

26. A nocturnal member of the Round Table.

27. Smoothing out Warsaw.

28. A beautiful ringer.

29. A phone for the basic unit of life.

26. A nocturnal member of the Round Table.

27. Smoothing out Warsaw.

28. A beautiful ringer.

29. A phone for the basic unit of life.

**- Figure out what each trio has in common.**

__Tribond__+ Show Spoiler +

30. Car, Tree, Elephant

31. Pumpkin, Bird, Sunflower

32. Condom, Handgun, Dodge

33. Florida, Locksmith, Piano

34. Buffaloes, Cell Phones, Nomads

35. Eggs, Laundry, Eyes

36. Basketball, Babies, Soccer

37. Plumbing, Lion, U.S.A.

38. Lost Continent, Friction, Pokemon

39. Tennis, Painting, Swimming

40. Women, Dinosaurs, Hens

41. Jail, Boardwalk, Electric Company

42. Bass, Mullet, Char

43. Terran, Zerg, Protoss

31. Pumpkin, Bird, Sunflower

32. Condom, Handgun, Dodge

33. Florida, Locksmith, Piano

34. Buffaloes, Cell Phones, Nomads

35. Eggs, Laundry, Eyes

36. Basketball, Babies, Soccer

37. Plumbing, Lion, U.S.A.

38. Lost Continent, Friction, Pokemon

39. Tennis, Painting, Swimming

40. Women, Dinosaurs, Hens

41. Jail, Boardwalk, Electric Company

42. Bass, Mullet, Char

43. Terran, Zerg, Protoss

**- Figure out the phrase that’s abbreviated.**

__Ditloid__+ Show Spoiler +

44. 24 = H in a D.

45. 7 = D in a W.

46. 100 = P in a D.

47. 10 = Y for a F D.

48. 64 = S on a C B.

49. 206 = B in the A H B.

50. ??? = L it T to G to the T R C of a T P.

45. 7 = D in a W.

46. 100 = P in a D.

47. 10 = Y for a F D.

48. 64 = S on a C B.

49. 206 = B in the A H B.

50. ??? = L it T to G to the T R C of a T P.

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-DarkPlasmaBall

**Update**: Now that a bunch of people have had the chance to solve these brain teasers, and the TL+ prizes have been given out...

__Answers__- These are all of the intended answers to the 50 puzzles. It may be the case that you’ve come up with a slightly different answer that works just as well. Fair enough. Here are mine.+ Show Spoiler +

1. One

2. The letter “e”

3. A river

4. Electric trains don’t have smoke

5. (Whatever the current time is for you; the first sentence is irrelevant and a misdirection)

6. A volcano

7. Give one kid the basket with the apple inside, or put a kid in the basket with the apple

8. Because he’s still alive

9. Normal (you have half your fingers on one hand, not all of them)

10. Triplets, quadruplets, etc.

11. The match

12. Z (Ten, Nine, Eight, …, Zero)

13. U (Fibonacci sequence with letters)

14. Put one white marble in one jar, and the other 99 marbles in the second jar. You have a 50% chance of picking the jar with the one white marble (in which you will definitely pick that white marble), and if the 99-marble jar is picked, then you still have almost a 50% chance of picking a white marble. Total probability of white marble: ~75%.

15. Quick brick

16. Double trouble

17. Mint lint

18. Power hour

19. Nickel pickle

20. Lamp champ

21. Sydney kidney

22. Starvin’ Marvin

23. Winter printer

24. Devil level

25. Watch a watch

26. Night Knight

27. Polish the Polish

28. Bell belle

29. Cell’s cell

30. Trunks

31. Seeds

32. Magnum

33. Keys

34. Roam

35. Whites

36. Dribble

37. Main/ Mane/ Maine

38. Mu/ Mew

39. Strokes

40. Eggs

41. Monopoly spaces

42. Fish

43. StarCraft races

44. Hours in a day

45. Days in a week

46. Pennies in a dollar

47. Yards for a first down

48. Squares on a checker/ chess board

49. Bones in the adult human body

50. Licks it takes to get to the tootsie roll center of a tootsie pop

2. The letter “e”

3. A river

4. Electric trains don’t have smoke

5. (Whatever the current time is for you; the first sentence is irrelevant and a misdirection)

6. A volcano

7. Give one kid the basket with the apple inside, or put a kid in the basket with the apple

8. Because he’s still alive

9. Normal (you have half your fingers on one hand, not all of them)

10. Triplets, quadruplets, etc.

11. The match

12. Z (Ten, Nine, Eight, …, Zero)

13. U (Fibonacci sequence with letters)

14. Put one white marble in one jar, and the other 99 marbles in the second jar. You have a 50% chance of picking the jar with the one white marble (in which you will definitely pick that white marble), and if the 99-marble jar is picked, then you still have almost a 50% chance of picking a white marble. Total probability of white marble: ~75%.

15. Quick brick

16. Double trouble

17. Mint lint

18. Power hour

19. Nickel pickle

20. Lamp champ

21. Sydney kidney

22. Starvin’ Marvin

23. Winter printer

24. Devil level

25. Watch a watch

26. Night Knight

27. Polish the Polish

28. Bell belle

29. Cell’s cell

30. Trunks

31. Seeds

32. Magnum

33. Keys

34. Roam

35. Whites

36. Dribble

37. Main/ Mane/ Maine

38. Mu/ Mew

39. Strokes

40. Eggs

41. Monopoly spaces

42. Fish

43. StarCraft races

44. Hours in a day

45. Days in a week

46. Pennies in a dollar

47. Yards for a first down

48. Squares on a checker/ chess board

49. Bones in the adult human body

50. Licks it takes to get to the tootsie roll center of a tootsie pop