By Stella Alexander on March 28, 2018
"As I was going to St. Ives, I met a man with seven wives." This is the start of one of the most common brain teasers! While knowing trivia is just a matter of learning information and recalling it, brain teasers force you to use your brain for critical thinking! Only people with a Ph.D. can actually solve these brain teasers. Can you?
Brain teasers are popular devices used to measure the intelligence and critical thinking of a person. The Merriam-Webster dictionary would define it as "something (such as a puzzle) that demands mental effort and acuity for its solution." To most people, they just seem like rather difficult questions to solve!
You can find brain teasers everywhere. In 2002, a British game show called "Brain Teasers" was released. In 2011, National Geographic released their TV show, "Brain Games," which often used brain teasers within their premise. Oftentimes, brain teasers are about tossing the first answer that comes to mind and thinking deeper. Can you get deep enough to solve these brain teasers?
As our previously mentioned brain teaser goes, "As I was going to St. Ives, I met a man with seven wives. Each wife had seven sacks. Each sack had seven cats. Each cat had seven kits." You are then asked how many are going to St. Ives. You might immediately want to take inventory of his story, but THINK DEEPER! Can you solve this brain teaser and all the others in this quiz? There's only one way to find out!
Let's tease your brain and find out if we should be calling you Doctor!