Creepy Beasts Inc.

At Creepy Beasts Inc., three of the most dreaded animals, a tiger, a wolf, and a bear, sat in their boardroom in silence while they awaited their boss. Then, Mr. Tiger broke the silence.

“Isn’t it odd that our three surnames are the same as our three species, yet none of our surnames matches our own species?”

The wolf replied, “Yeah, but does anyone care?”

They sat in silence again…

Can you figure out the surname of each animal?

Since the wolf replied to Mr. Tiger, his surname can be neither Tiger nor Wolf. Therefore, the wolf’s surname is Mr. Bear. Subsequently, Mr. Tiger must be a bear, and finally, Mr. Wolf must be a tiger.

Ancient Invention

There is an ancient invention still used today in some parts of the world which allows people to see through walls. What is it?

Thief

A woman was standing in her hotel room, when somebody knocked on the door. When she opened the door, there was a man who said that he has mistaken his door, apologized, and continued down the corridor. When the woman closed the door, she called security to warn them about the thief. Why did she think the man was planning to rob her?

If the man really thought this was his room, he wouldn’t have knocked on the door.

The Hardest Chess Puzzle

White to move and mate in 6. Can you tell what is so unusual about this puzzle?

What is so unusual about this puzzle is that there is only one possible income of the game. The moves are as follows:

1. d4 b5
2. d5 b4
3. axb4 a3
4. b5 a2
5. b6 a1Q
6. b7#

The Fifth Pig

On this Dutch poster from WW2 you can see four pigs. Print the poster and try to find the fifth pig.

After folding the poster along the lines, you will get the portrait of the fifth pig, Adolf Hitler.

Nothing Serious

When I’m first said,
I’m quite mysterious,
But when I’m explained,
I’m nothing serious.

What am I?

Green House

There was a green house. Inside the green house there was a white house. Inside the white house there was a red house. Inside the red house there were lots of babies. What is it?

Socks in the Drawer

You have a drawer with 10 pairs of black socks and 10 pairs of white socks. How many times do you need to blindly reach inside the drawer and take out a sock, so that you get a matching pair?

Only 3 times. Once you have two socks of the same color, they already form a matching pair.

Two Sisters

Two sisters we are, one is dark and one is fair,
In twin towers dwelling we’re quite the pair,
One from land and one from sea,
Tell us truly, who are we?

The answer is SALT AND PEPPER.

Cow and Rope

A cow is tied to a 4 meter long rope. There is food, 20 meters away from the cow. However, the cow manages to go to the food and eat it. How come?

The rope is not tied to anything but the cow, so the cow is free to go to the food.