Brain Teasers, a.k.a. The RTFQ Quiz by LuskT

Champion(s):

LaskerJ


Runner(s)-Up:

KaufmanK


Quiz Description

This is more as a set of brain teasers and mathematical logic puzzles than genuine trivia. Those of you who are prone to RTFQ errors will be cursing my name very soon.

Full Results:

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1 LaskerJ 460 99 15
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Questions:

Jane has four older sisters. Their names are Lala, Lela, Lila, and Lola. What is the fifth daughter's name?

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Jane

If three men can dig three holes in six days, how long would it take one man to dig half a hole?

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There's no such thing as "half a hole"

A pet shop just received a shipment of 46 parakeets. How can the shop owner put them into 5 separate cages so that each cage has an odd number of parakeets? (Multiple right answers)

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Ex. - 1, 1, 1, 1, and 42. 42 parakeets in one cage is rather odd, don't you think?

Give any English word where the letter grouping PH is not pronounced like the letter F. (Multiple right answers)

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Ex. - Uphold, upheaval, haphazard, etc.

A jogger is running along a trail at 4 mph when he comes across a forest 3 miles wide. How far into the forest can he run in 30 minutes?

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1.5 miles - after that, he's running *out* of the forest.

Another jogger is running along train tracks at 10 mph when he comes to a bridge 1 mile long. When he is 1/3 of the way across the bridge, he hears a train coming. Whether he keeps going forward or immediately turns around, if he maintains his speed he will get to the end of the bridge at the same time as the train. How fast is the train going?

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30 mph

Speaking of trains, an electric train is heading west at 40 mph. The wind is blowing out of the north at 40 mph. What direction is the smoke blowing?

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There is no smoke - it's an electric train

In a certain city, 13 percent of the people have unlisted phone numbers. If you select 300 people at random from the phone book, how many of those would you expect to have unlisted numbers?

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Zero (they're, after all, unlisted)

(Pencil and paper allowed for this question). Consider a 3 x 3 square grid of dots. Your objective is to draw lines that pass through all of the dots exactly once, without lifting your pencil and using only straight lines. What is the minimum number of lines required to "connect the dots?"

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Four

What 10-digit number is constructed such that the first digit tells how many zeroes are in the number, the second digit how many ones, and so on?

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6,210,001,000 (edited at 8:34 am, September 2, 2015 (EDT))

A clock chimes the number of the hour every hour, and once at 15-minute intervals. If you just heard the clock chime once (and have no other way to check the time), what is the longest you may have to wait to be sure what time it is?

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90 minutes (12:15 to 1:45)

Give the one word in this quiz that is spelled incorrectly.

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Incorrectly