Top 10 Brain Teasers of All Time

We've put together a list of the coolest and most diverse free brain teasers and riddles you're likely to come across and yes the answers are there if you get stuck. They'll test different aspects of creativity, intuition and provide insight into your problem solving abilities. Before you get started take a look at our top 3 tips to improve your chances at solving these riddles and don't forget to have fun!
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  1. Are You Crazy?

  2. A mental asylum brain teaser

    During a visit to a mental asylum, a visitor asked the Director what the criteria is that defines if a patient should be admitted.
    "Well," said the Director, "we fill up a bathtub. Then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup, and a bucket to the patient and ask the patient to empty the bathtub."
    Okay, here's your test: Would you use the spoon, the teacup or the bucket?
    "Oh, I understand," said the visitor. "A normal person would choose the bucket, as it is larger than the spoon."

    What was the director's response?

    Answer: INCORRECT!
    Submit Answer
    I Give Up

3 Tips to help you answer:

  1. Relax
  2. These are creatively minded questions. Creativity relies upon right brain thinking. Research has shown the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex which is responsible for inhibition is not active in very creatively minded individuals like jazz musicians. Let go, meditate and breathe.

  3. Don't trust your brain
  4. Our brains have evolved to see problems and quickly formulate intuitive answers. It's an efficient way to solve problems and save time. Unfortunately these intuitive answers are often wrong. Spend a few seconds to test your answers. You might be surprised at what you overlooked.

  5. Go for a walk
  6. How many times have you given up on a problem you've concentrated intensely on only to have a breakthrough while in the shower or walking down the street?

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