# Brain Teasers

**Series5Ranger**#406

**LadyOfWicca**#407

Perfect scores to both of you! LOL

Well, @Slowhand, it looks like the guys beat you to it!

**Slowhand**#408

I’m **envious** and filled with **rage** against myself. Perhaps, if I wasn’t **lust**ing after The Colonel, and could get off my **slovenly** butt, I might be **happy** to have solved it.

**Series5Ranger**#410

here’s how it goes I got it by working it backwards:

[details= The answer in steps]

Fear-> Fare -> Fair -> Foul -> Fowl ->wolf [/details]

**LadyOfWicca**#412

@Slowhand

Can I hurt your brain again? Will someone else beat you to the answer? The race is on!

A man wanted to encrypt his password but he needed to do it in a way so that he could remember it. His password is 7 characters long. The password consists of letters and numbers only (no symbols like ! or <). In order to remember it he wrote down “You force heaven to be empty.” Can you guess what his password is?

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[details=Answer]

U472BMT

Try pronouncing the answer “U Four Seven Two B M T”.[/details]

**Slowhand**#413

[quote=“LadyOfWicca, post:412, topic:2397”]

A man wanted to encrypt his password but he needed to do it in a way so that he could remember it. His password is 7 characters long. The password consists of letters and numbers only (no symbols like ! or <). In order to remember it he wrote down “You force heaven to be empty.” Can you guess what his password is?[/quote]

[details=Answer]

U = You

4 = Force

7 = Heaven

2 = To

B = Be

M T = Empty[/details]

**LadyOfWicca**#414

You got it!

You are a prisoner sentenced to death. The Emperor offers you a chance to live by playing a simple game. He gives you 50 black marbles, 50 white marbles and 2 empty bowls. He then says, “Divide these 100 marbles into these 2 bowls. You can divide them any way you like as long as you use all the marbles. Then I will blindfold you and mix the bowls around. You then can choose one bowl and remove ONE marble. If the marble is WHITE you will live, but if the marble is BLACK… you will die.”

How do you divide the marbles up so that you have the greatest probability of choosing a WHITE marble?

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[details=Hint]

The answer does not guarantee 100% you will chose a white marble, but you have a much better chance.[/details]

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[details=Answer]

Place 1 white marble in one bowl, and place the rest of the marbles in the other bowl (49 whites, and 50 blacks). This way you begin with a 50/50 chance of choosing the bowl with just one white marble, therefore life! BUT even if you choose the other bowl, you still have ALMOST a 50/50 chance at picking one of the 49 white marbles.[/details]

**mgosdin**#415

I would put one white marble in one bowl and the other 99 marbles in the other bowl. You should have a much better chance of getting a white matble this way.

Mark Gosdin

**LadyOfWicca**#417

**Labor Day Special**

Occupations Word Jumble – Part One

Unscramble the letters to find the occupation. An * indicates that the answer contains two words.

1 - AILLORRSTTU

2 - AEGMMOPRRR

3 - ACCEHIMN

4 - CDOORT

5 - AELRWY

6 - AEMNOORRST

7 - AACEIILMRRR*

8 - DEILORS

9 - ADEIIRRTVX*

10 - ACEEHRT

11 - ACIIMNSU

12 - DEINSTT

13 - DENSTTU

14 - ACCEHIINNT

15 - CEKLR

Bonus:

AEGHHOOPPRRT

## Think you got them all correct? Try Part Two!

Occupations Word Jumble – Part Two

Unscramble the letters to find the occupation. An * indicates that the answer contains two words.

1 - ILOPT

2 - ADEEHIRRRSS

3 - AEGILLNOOOPSTT

4 - ADEEEEGLMOPRV*

5 - ACDINOSTU

6 - AADHMNNY

7 - AANORSTTU

8 - AEIRTW

9 - CDEIKRRRTUV*

10 - DEEINPRST

11 - CCEEFFIILOOPR*

12 - BDEILRU

13 - ADEFGILRU

14 - AIRSTT

15 - EGGILOOST

Bonus:

AAEGKNPRRR*

## Answers

Part One

- Illustrator
- Programmer
- Mechanic
- Doctor
- Lawyer
- Astronomer
- Mail Carrier
- Soldier
- Taxi Driver
- Teacher
- Musician
- Dentist
- Student
- Technician
- Clerk

Bonus: Photographer

Part Two

- Pilot
- Hairdresser
- Paleontologist
- Game Developer
- Custodian
- Handyman
- Astronaut
- Waiter
- Truck Driver
- President
- Police Officer
- Builder
- Lifeguard
- Artist
- Geologist

Bonus: Park Ranger

**Slowhand**#418

[details=Occupations, Part 1]

- Illustrator
- Programmer
- Mechanic
- Doctor
- Lawyer
- Astronomer
- Mail Carrier
- Soldier
- Taxi Driver
- Teacher (or cheater?)
- Musician
- Dentist
- Student
- Technician
- Clerk

Bonus: Photographer[/details]

[details=Occupations, Part 2]

- Pilot
- Hairdresser
- Paleontologist
- Game Developer
- Custodian
- Handyman
- Astronaut
- Waiter
- Truck Driver
- President
- Police Officer
- Builder
- Lifeguard
- Artist
- Geologist

Bonus: Arranger[/details]

**LadyOfWicca**#421

Back to School Word Scramble

Unscramble the letters to find the words.

1 – UGNPLODARY

2 – OHLSCO

3 – RHEETAC

4 – DNERGAI

5 – EERSBETMP

6 – ESSREC

7 – INNGERLA

8 – OWRMKHEO

9 – KPCBCKAA

10 – TMHA

11 – DERGSA

12 – OOSBK

13 – IWNTRGI

14 - NSRFDEI

## Answers

1 – PLAYGROUND

2 – SCHOOL

3 - TEACHER

4 - READING

5 - SEPTEMBER

6 - RECESS

7 - LEARNING

8 - HOMEWORK

9 - BACKPACK

10 - MATH

11 - GRADES

12 - BOOKS

13 - WRITING

14 - FRIENDS

**celestial_being**#422

## Answers..BTW, were the later ones easier than the early ones for anyone else? #5 took me the longest time to get :(

- Playground (The iGeneration won’t know what those were really like, sadly)
- School
- Teacher
- Reading
- September
- Recess (Do they still have this?)
- Learning (Took me a while to get this one as I don’t recall doing it in school lol)
- Homework
- Backpack
- Math
- Grades
- Books
- Writing (It’s all tablets nowadays and definitely no cursive )
- Friends

**LadyOfWicca**#424

Forgot to post this one yesterday. No need to try and circle anything. Just make a list of the words you find.

**LadyOfWicca**#426

Oh fine! There are a total of 40 words. Actually 41, since one word may be in there twice.

By the way, **SOX** is just a coincidence and not an actual word - at least not here.