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January 1, 2010

Since some of you may need a little “COGNITIVE” stimulation on the 1st day of the new year, I wanted to give you some brain teasers to get the grey cells firing! All answers are located at the bottom: ANO T*I TENT

1. What does the star represent in the rebus:

2. A. I am always excited B. I tell people where things are at C. You can play a game on me D. I’m very rich E. I give percentages F. I am always looking up G. And............... H. I look like a light in the sky I. I keep things arranged that are to my right. I keep things arranged that are to my left . What are we? 3. Unscramble these four word jumbles and use the instructions given below them to form the name of a country which is a jumble of those letters: A. B. C. D. E.

KERWC. Take the 1st and 2nd letter. LZEA. Take the 1st, 2nd and the 4th letter. KURNT. Take the 1st and the 4th letter. IASB. Take the 2nd and 3rd letter. SUKD. Take the 1st and 3rd letter.

4. What is the missing letter in this series?


5. A water lily doubles its size every day in a round pond, and after 20 days, the lily will completely cover the pond. How many days will it take to cover half the pond? 6. Which is the odd one out: CAT, MONKEY, WHALE, MOUSE, SHARK 7. A woman marries 11 men in the space of 10 years. She divorces none of them, none of them die, and she has not committed any crime. How is this possible:

Answers: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

The Center of Attention The number 1, 2, 3, 4 ,5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 0 on a US keyboard when you hold the shift key down A. Wreck, B. Zeal, C. Trunk, D. Bias, E. Dusk. The letters taken from the above using the instructions form WRZELTNAIDS which forms SWITZERLAND. The letters re the first letters of the first numbers, One, Two, Three, etc. It will take 20 days to cover the entire pond, so half the pond will be covered in 19 days. Shark: all of the others are mammals. She is a minister.

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