Brainteasers Answers

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1. The one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends: Boxing. Yup, this is not bogus.

2. North American landmark constantly moving backward: Niagara Falls.
(The rim is worn down about two and a half feet each year because of the millions of gallons of water that rush over it every minute.) Bo-oo-o–o- gus! (Ever listen to Car Talk?) As I said, relative to what? If the question said from it’s origins, then OK.

3. Only two vegetables that can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons: Asparagus and rhubarb. Oh, damn, I should have known rhubarb too because he grew that too! E-yuck. Rhubarb pie, blech.

4. The fruit with its seeds on the outside: Strawberry. I coulda/shoulda got this. Dammit!

5. How did the pear get inside the brandy bottle? It grew inside the bottle.
The bottles are placed over pear buds when they are small and are wired in place on the tree. The bottle is left in place for the entire growing season. When the pears are ripe, they are snipped off at the stems. A ha! Bingo.

6. Three English words beginning with dw: Dwarf, dwell and dwindle… Yeah, well OK.

7. Fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar: Period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe,question mark, exclamation point, quotation mark, brackets, parenthesis, braces and ellipses. I don’t agree with dash, brackets, parenthesis, braces, those are something else. Apostrophe! Duh. Not accurate either according the all-knowing Wikipedia, they don’t even include parenthesis, calling them all “brackets.” The “solidus character won’t print using this font, but it looks like a smaller slash.

apostrophe )
brackets [ ]( ){ },  )
colon : )
comma , )
dashes ( , ,  )
ellipsis )
exclamation mark ! )
full stop/period . )
guillemets « » )
hyphen ,  )
question mark ? )
quotation marks ‘ ’“ ” )
semicolon ; )
slash/stroke / )
solidus (  )

8. The only vegetable or fruit never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh: Lettuce. How about that! That’s a good one! Google says it’s not accurate, but I still like the answer.

9. Six or more things you can wear on your feet beginning with ‘S’: Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, skates, snowshoes, stockings, stilts. Stockings? Stupid answer.

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