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## Mindbender: Ship’s Captain

Supposing you are captain of a ship and it has three red funnels and it leaves New York on a Tuesday and gets to Southampton on Saturday and on the return trip reaches New York on Thursday, what is the name of the captain of the ship. All right,...

## Mindbender: Acorns

An elm tree was swaying in the wind. It had eight branches and on each tree branch were eight acorns. The wind blew an acorn off each branch. How many are left? NEXT > by

## Mindbender: That’s not my aunt

A middle-aged brother and sister were host and hostess at a party. A youth pointed to them and told someone that the host was his uncle. ‘I think your aunt is a charming person.’ Said the other. ‘That’s not my aunt.’ Said the young man. How come? NEXT >...

There is a rope ladder hanging over the side of a ship. Each of the rungs of the ladder are a metre apart. The tide rises at the rate of 80 centimetres an hour. How many rungs are covered after four hours? NEXT > by

## Mindbender: Taxi!

Spot the error in this: “There was a taxi outside a hotel. A man came out, hit the taxi driver on the head, took all the money out of the meter and started to run off, only to be rugby-tackled by the commissionaire.” by

## Mindbender: The Candidates

There was a good job going in the office and the boss could not decide which of the three candidates should have it, each of them being worthy of it and all of them very bright indeed. So he set them a problem and the one who solved it...

## Mindbender: Waterlily

A water lily growing in a circular pond doubles in size every day. It takes thirty days to cover the whole pond. How long does it take to cover half the pond? NEXT > by

## Mindbender: Rearrange Coins

Place three silver coins and three copper coins in a row like this: Moving only two adjoining coins at a time can you in three moves, change it to this: NEXT > Save by

## Mindbender: River Crossing

A farmer has to transport a fox, a goose and a sack of grain across a river. The boat is so small that there is room only for him and one of the others at a time, but if he leaves the fox and goose together the fox will...