# Brain Teasers and Lateral Thinking Puzzles

```What starts with an ‘E’
and ends with an ‘E’ but
usually only contains
one letter?
Which word if
pronounced right, is
wrong, and if
pronounced wrong is
right?
What belongs to you but
other people use it more
than you?
What happens in the
middle of month, in all of
the seasons except
summer and happens
only in the night, never
in the day?
‘This is an unusual paragraph. I
am curious how quickly you will
find out what is so unusual about
it? It looks so plain you would
think nothing was wrong with it! It
is unusual though. Study it and
think about it, but you still may
not find anything odd. If you work
at it a bit, you might find out!’
In which sport do
winners move
backwards and losers
move forwards?
Can you name three
consecutive days
without using the words,
Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday,
Friday, Saturday,
Sunday?
Why are 2013 pound
coins worth more than
2012 pound coins?
What can go up a
chimney down but not
can’t go down a chimney
up?
cars, rivers but no water,
hills but no trees?
How far can a horse run
into a forest?
A murderer is condemned to
death. He has to choose
between three rooms. The
first is full of raging fires, the
second is full of assassins
third is full of lions that
haven’t eaten in three years.
Which room is safest for him?
You are running a race.
You overtake the second
person, what position
are you in?
Take 1000 and add 40 to
is the total?
What are the next three
letters in this riddle?
OTTFFSS___
What do you put in a
toaster?
Questions
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What starts with an ‘E’
and ends with an ‘E’ but
usually only contains
one letter?
*An Envelope*
Which word if
pronounced right, is
wrong, and if
pronounced wrong is
right?
*Wrong*
What belongs to you but
other people use it more
than you?
What happens in the
middle of month, in all of
the seasons except
summer and happens
only in the night, never
in the day?
*The letter ‘n’*
‘This is an unusual paragraph. I
am curious how quickly you will
find out what is so unusual about
it? It looks so plain you would
think nothing was wrong with it! It
is unusual though. Study it and
think about it, but you still may
not find anything odd. If you work
at it a bit, you might find out!’
*Contains no letter ‘E’*
In which sport do
winners move
backwards and losers
move forwards?
*Tug of war*
Can you name three
consecutive days without
using the words, Monday,
Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday, Saturday,
Sunday?
*Yesterday, today, tomorrow*
Why are 2013 pound
coins worth more than
2012 pound coins?
*Because there are
more of them*
What can go up a
chimney down but not
can’t go down a chimney
up?
*An umbrella*
cars, rivers but no water,
hills but no trees?
*A map*
How far can a horse run
into a forest?
*Half way, after which it
would be running out*
A murderer is condemned to
death. He has to choose
between three rooms. The first is
full of raging fires, the second is
guns and the third is full of lions
that haven’t eaten in three years.
Which room is safest for him?
*The third. Lions that haven’t
eaten in three years are dead.*
You are running a race.
You overtake the second
person, what position
are you in?
*Second*
Take 1000 and add 40 to