Sunday, January 15, 2017

Happy New Year. Time to get that brain moving.


Hello! Happy New Year! We spent our vacation up in Canada skiing with our extended family. It was wonderful and we're sorry that it's over. But! On with the new year. It'll be interesting, that's for sure.

Do you enjoy brain teasers? When I was growing up we had the board game
Cranium, which requires you to solve riddles (and do other tasks) before the buzzer sounds. Here are a few that I remember:

#1: What does this say?   YYURYYUBICURYY4ME

#2: A police snitch came into the station to give information on illegal activity happening in a group of row houses. "Yup, I've been watching them all week" he said "they're making meth on the south side of the street, in the houses addressed as 45, 46, and 47".

"You're lying" snapped the detective immediately. How did the police officer know the snitch was being untruthful?

#3: A boy and his father were in a car accident and rushed to the hospital. "I can't operate on this child, he's my son!!" wailed the doctor upon the arrival of the victims. How could that be?

#4: What occurs once in every minute, twice in every moment, yet never in a thousand years?


#1. Too wise you are, too wise you be, I see you are too wise for me!

#2. Even addresses are on one side of the street, while odd numbers are on the other. Thus House 46 could not be in a row with numbers 45 and 47.

#3. The doctor was the boy's mother.

#4. The letter 'm'

I probably remember the first three so clearly because I never figured them out in time!

Also, here is your fun fact of the day: I only know one joke, and it's one I learned in 5th grade. For the life of me, I can't remember any others. Keep in mind this dates back to approximately 1992.

Here it goes:

"Why don't they allow dogs in the White House?"

"Because they'd pee on all the Bushes and chase all the Quayles!! 

My husband has probably heard it a thousand times.  Gotta love my 5th grade humor.

Here are a few more brain teasers.