# COMPLICATED PUZZLES

An office is located in a hilly area exactly in between two bus stops A and B. This
office is nearer to stop A than B. But A woman passes stop A and gets off the bus at stop B
and walks back every day. Why? She has no other work at that bus stop like: purchases,
friend’s house etc. Surprisingly, while coming back in the evening she takes on at stop A.
Why?

This question tests your ability of rational assumptions. A, E, I, O, U are the vowels,
and as you know 2, 4,6,8,10,12 etc are the even numbers. You have to pick up only two
cards from the following 4 cards to prove that “Vowels have ‘even numbers’ on their
reverse”. Which two cards do you pick up from the above?
E K 4 7

Two boys love an intelligent sheikh’s daughter. The sheikh is not interested in
getting his daughter married to either of them. So he makes a proposition. The two boys
will ride their own camels in a race, and whichever camel enters the city second, the owner
of the said camel will win the girl. During the race, the two boys wander aimlessly for days,
neither of them willing to enter the city first. Thus the sheikh has his last laugh. In
desperation, the boys ask a wise-man for advice. He tells them something. Then they leap
onto the camels and charge rapidly towards the city. What does the wise-man say?

You are on a game show. You are shown 3 closed doors. A prize is hidden behind one
of the three doors. You are asked to select a door. Before you open it, the host opens one of
the remaining 2, which is empty. Now he gives you an option, whether to stick on to your
original selection or change your option to the other one. What would you do among these
three? 1. Change your option to the other one? 2. Stick to the original 3. Think that it does
not matter, as it is anyway a lottery between the two closed doors.

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A dog can run fifty miles in a day. How far could he run straight into a 900 square
mile forest in two days?

A farmer had nine sheep and all but seven died. How many did he have left?

You are a bus driver. At the first stop of the day, eight people get on board. At the
second stop, four get off, and eleven get on. At the third stop, two get off, and six get on. At
the fourth stop, thirteen get off, and one gets on. At the fifth stop, five get off, and three get
on. At the sixth stop, three get off, and two get on. What is the colour of bus driver’s eyes?

A certain five letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it. What is the
word?

An electric train is travelling northwest at 95 miles per hour and the wind is blowing
southwest at 95 miles per hour. In which direction does the smoke blow?

There is a palindrome (a word that is spelled the same forward and backwards) which
is the name of one language in India. What is it?

When do Russians celebrate the October Revolution? October / November /
December

An assistant at a grocery shop is five feet tall and wears size 11 shoes. What does he
weigh?

25% can be written as ¼, 75% can be written as ¾ and 33.3% can be written as 1/3.
How would 58 1/3% be written as a fraction (when reduced to the lowest denominator)?

Name the only English word that ends with the letters “…..mt”?

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Name 3 English words that end in “….dous.”

Find one English word that have “…u…u” in it.

There are two English words that has all the five vowels, A, E, I, O, U in same
alphabetical order. One word is “facetious.” Name another one?

Three very intelligent monkeys came to a solid river that was wide and deep.
Unfortunately they didn’t know how to swim and there were no boat or material to make a
bridge. However, they went across in just a few minutes. How did they cross the river?

woman is driving in the middle of the desert while listening to music and suddenly
left tyre of her car’s rear side becomes flat. While removing the flat tyre to fix the spare
one, she accidentally drops all nuts (the nuts that hold the tyre to the wheel) down a hole
in the sand. The hole is ten feet deep and only a few inches wide. She knows that it is
dangerous to dig the hole as there can be a poisonous desert rattle snake sleeping therein.
She’ll die of thirst if she can’t find immediately a way to put that spare tire on securely
enough to drive out of the desert. Just using what is normally available in any car; can you
come up with at least two ways to solve this problem?

A person born in no. 1964 and died in 1984 at the age of 30. How?

If a doctor gave you three pills and told you to take one every half-an-hour, how
long would they last?

An archeologist claimed that he found some gold coins dated 34 B.C. His son believed
it. His daughter smiled at it. Why?

Ravana was sitting on his throne. Anjaneya challenged: “I bet, I can make you stand
before I walk around your throne three times.” Ravan replied, “May be you’ll prick me
with a knife or something”. Anjaneya smiled, “I won’t touch you either directly or with any
object. By your own choice you will get out of the chair”. Ravana thought for a while and
said, “I accept the challenge. If you make me stand, I give back your master’s wife to you. If
you fail, she will be with me forever.” Anjaneya won the challenge and got back Sita. How?

How can you remove one from 19 and make it 20?

Rama’s mother had three children: One is Laxman. Other is Bharath. What is the
name of the last one?

In a group of siblings, there are seven sisters, and each sister has one brother. How
many are there in total?

Anusha went to America accompanying her husband Srinivas twice, but Srinivas has
taken only one trip to America with his wife Anusha. How is this possible?

If the President dies, who would be the vice-president?

On Monday a rider comes to a village, stays for exactly 24 hours; and leaves on
Friday. How?

A woman comes home from shopping, changes her dress and enters the bedroom.
There she finds her husband hanging motionless. Looking at the lifeless husband, she
hysterically bursts into tears, rushes to the phone, calls the doctor and a police officer
and goes with them for late night movie show. What’s happening?

In a five star hotel, I ordered a cup of tea. When I was about to sip, I found a fly in
the tea. I complained. The manager apologized, took back the cup and brought another
fresh hot one. But I realized that he bought the same tea. I sued the hotel in a consumer
court and won compensation. The question is not how I won the case. How could I
recognize that the manager has bought the same tea?

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