Quick-to-solve Brainteasers: Official American Mensa Puzzle Book

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 1998 - Games - 93 pages
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Don't think too hard or you'll never solve these logic puzzles and riddles. The answers to all 187 are easy once you catch the tricky wording. "How can you tie a knot in a napkin by holding one end in each hand without letting go of it

? Impossible, you say (or your friends will say, if you bet them). But: Cross your arms and hold a tip of the napkin in each hand. When you uncross your arms, the knot will be formed! Now try this riddle: "I climbed up a cherry tree, where I found cherries. I did not pick cherries, nor did I leave cherries. How can you explain this

? Answer: I climbed up a cherry tree with two cherries in my hand. I picked only one. I left the other one on the tree. I did not "pick cherries, " because I "picked a cherry." Take this dare: "My bird can fly faster than any supersonic plane

. Here's how: If you put my bird inside any plane and make it fly in the same direction as the plane, it will go faster than the plane. 96 pages, 52 b/w illus., 5 3/8 x 8 1/4.

 

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Contents

Introduction
5
Measuring Time Volume Length Etc
12
Chains
18
Counting Relatives
25
Logic
36
Intelligence and Skills
43
Investigations and Trials
49
Riddles
54
Answers
70
Index
94
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