Fun Questions and Mind Tricks
Do you enjoy fun questions and mind tricks?
They can be an enjoyable pastime. You can test your skills by trying them on your own or share them with some friends to see how they respond. Either way, you will have a memorable experience.
General Tips for Answering Trick Questions
- When presented with fun questions and mind tricks, be sure to listen or read the question carefully.
- Many people skim through the information and don't take the time to consider their answer carefully. Keep in mind that there isn't a time limit for answering the question.
- Look at the language of the question for clues to the right answer.
Examples of Fun Questions and Mind Tricks
In a leap year, does New Year precede Christmas?
The answer in this case is yes, since New Year (January 1) always precedes Christmas.
A farmer had 20 sheep. Half of them died. How many live sheep did the farmer have left?
All of the sheep the farmer had left were alive. He wouldn't count the dead ones.
If everything in a one-story house is painted blue, what color are the stairs?
The answer is that since this is a one-story house, there aren't any stairs.
A rooster laid an egg on top of a barn. Which way did it roll?
Before you spend too much time thinking about the egg rolling, stop to consider that roosters don't lay eggs.
There is an 11-letter word that is always spelled incorrectly by college students. What is it?
The answer is "incorrectly.
There are seven apples altogether. If you take away three of them, how many do you have?
The answer is three.
Mind Trick You Can Do Standing in a Doorway
Here's a mind trick that you can try on your own. Start off by standing in a doorway with your hands by your sides. The next step is to press your hands against the frame as if you were trying to raise your hands. Stay in this position for about one minute and then step away and relax your arms.
If you have done this mind trick correctly, your arms will go up, seemingly by themselves. While you were standing in the doorway, your brain was sending a signal to your hands to raise them. The muscles were busy trying to respond to the signal, which built up a certain level of tension. Once you stepped out of the doorway, there was still some tension in the muscles in your arms, which made them move upward.
Mind Trick for Your Legs
This mind trick is something you will need to try with a partner. Start by lying on your back with your eyes closed. Think about something pleasant while your friend raises your legs. Have him or her hold them in place for about two minutes.
Then ask your friend to lower your legs slowly. If you do this mind trick properly, you will feel like your legs are going through the floor. In reality, they are moving down.
Numbers and a Vegetable Mind Trick
This mind trick starts by having the person answer the following mathematical equations:
Next, say the number "Six" as quickly as you can during a 10-second period.
The next step is to think of the name of a vegetable.
If you are like 98 percent of the population, the vegetable you chose was a carrot.
Lucky Number Mind Trick
Here's another mind trick that involves numbers:
Start by adding the following:
Next, pick a number between 12 and 5.
Most people choose the number seven.
The fun questions and mind tricks presented here are just a few examples. If you are feeling particularly creative, you can try to come up with your own versions. Think about them carefully to make sure that you have all the details covered before you share them with your friends.