WhatsApp has become an integral part of one’s life. We wake up hearing the message notification, chat a lot with friends and family, and upload new pics over WhatsApp status.These days, people have come up with a more intelligent pass time to help self/others improve knowledge and to be exact sharpen the mind. I will share the secret which helps “Improve knowledge with simple WhatsApp trick“. I call it 50 Questions Mastermind Challenge.
Just upload a question daily as WhatsApp status and wait for someone’s reply. Isn’t that simple and boringgg…
I feel that too, so let’s bring some twist. People who answer it wrong has to put your question on their status and have to append I LOST TO @YOURNAME at end of the question.
For example: You stay alone and you are sleeping in your bedroom, your parents ring the doorbell as they have come to have breakfast with you. You have bread, milk, honey, jam, and cornflakes. What will you open first? I LOST TO @NAME
Here is the list of some tricky questions
Q1. There is man locked up in a room, which has no windows or any way out except for a firmly locked door that can’t be unlocked or destroyed by any means. There is an open tap at a corner of the room from which great amounts of water get into the room. What can the man do to escape from drowning, if he only has a large rope and a bucket that can hold up to 5 liters of water?
A. He can close the tap.
Q2. A cop was walking past a restaurant when he heard someone scream – “No John, not the gun!”
He ran inside and saw a doctor, a lawyer, a milkman, and a dead body on the floor. Then he promptly walked over to the milkman and arrested him. Point to note that, he didn’t witness the shooting and there was no apparent evidence to prove who shot the person and no one told him who the killer was. How did the policeman instantly know it was the Milkman?
A. “No John, No the gun” implies that a murderer is a man. Milkman is the only man as the doctor and the lawyer is the woman.
Q3. Four cars come to a four-way stop, all coming from a different direction.
They can’t decide who got there first. So they all go forward at the same time. They do not crash into each other, but all four cars go. How is this possible?
A. If its left-hand drive, everyone takes a right. If its right-hand drive, everyone takes a left!!
Q4. Write numbers from 1 to 100…. how many 9s do you see?
Q5. A woman goes shopping and buys 3 Bananas, 3 Mangoes, 2 Pears, 6 Eggs, 2 Tomatoes, a Cabbage and a loaf of bread. How many pieces of fruit did she buy?
A. She buys 10 Pieces of Fruits 3 Bananas, 3 Mangoes, 2 Pears and 2 Tomatoes(Tomatoes are fruits), So 3+3+2+2=10.
Q6. This one is tricky,
A mathematician was challenged to write nineteen in a manner that if one was taken out of it, it became twenty. He failed to do it. How is it possible?
A. XIX is the answer which refers to nineteen in the Roman numeric system. On taking out one i.e. I, we will get XX that is equal to twenty.
Q7. Mary’s mum has four children.
The first child is called April.
The second May.
The third June.
What is the name of the fourth child?
Q8. A man lives in the penthouse of an apartment building. Every morning he takes the elevator down to the lobby and leaves the building. Upon his return, however, he can only travel halfway up in the elevator and has to take stairs for the rest of the way – unless it’s raining. What is the explanation for this?
A. He is short and on his way back up he cannot reach the top button for the high floors so he takes the stairs.
But during rain season he carries an umbrella which he then uses to reach the top button for the top floor.
Q9. Roy was suffering from severe headaches. He went to see his doctor and the doctor gave him five tablets asking him to take one tablet every 15 minutes.
How much time will it take Roy to consume all the five tablets?
A. Roy will be able to consume all the five tablets in an hour. Tablet 1 will be taken in 0 min. 2nd will be taken in 15 min. 5th will be taken in 60 min.
Q10. I have 100 coins in my wallet. What is the minimum number of coin(s), I would be required in order to make sure each coin touched exactly three other coins?
A. 4, as 3 placed flat on the table in a triangle(touching each other) and put the fourth one on top of them in the middle.
Q11. A little girl kicks a soccer ball. It goes 10 feet and comes back to her. How is this possible?
A. Ever heard of gravity? She kicked it up.
Q12. A truck driver is going down a one-way street the wrong way, and passes at least ten cops. Why is he not caught?
A. Because he was not driving! He’s walking on the sidewalk.
Q13. How can a man go eight days without sleep?
A. By sleeping during the night time.
Q14. How can you drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?
A. The Egg won’t crack the concrete floor!
Q15. If Mr. Smith’s peacock lays an egg in Mr. Jones’ yard, who owns the egg?
A. Peacocks don’t lay eggs, just peahens.
Q16. If there are 6 apples and you take away 4, how many do you have?
A. The 4 you took.
Q17. Some months have 31 days, others have 30 days. Which month have 28 days?
Q18. Which is heavier, hundred pounds of rocks or hundred pounds of feathers?
A. They both weigh the same – 100 pounds
Q19. What has a head and a tail but no body?
A. A Coin
Q20. If there are 12 fish and half of them drown, how many are there?
A. 12, fish don’t drown!
Q21. How many times can you subtract 10 from 100?
A. Once. Next time you would be subtracting 10 from 90.
Q22. How many times does the alphabet ‘a’ appear from 0-100.
A. None, the first ‘a’ appears in Thousand.
Q23. Tom’s height is six feet, he’s an assistant at a butcher’s shop, and wears size 9 shoes. What does he weigh?
Q24. What kind of room has no doors or windows?
Q25. Which word in the dictionary is spelled incorrectly?
Q26. A girl who was just learning to drive went down a one-way street in the wrong direction, but didn’t break the law. How is that possible?
A. She was walking.
Q27. What occurs once in every minute, twice in every moment, yet never in a thousand years?
A. Letter “M”.
Q28. Which one is correct? “Penguins flies” or “A Penguin flies”
A. Neither. Penguins don’t fly.
Q29. How many sides does a circle have?
A. Two. An inside and an outside.
Q30. Before Mount Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain in the world?
A. Mount Everest was still the highest even though it had not been discovered.
Q31. What was the (India’s) President’s name in 1975?
A. Exactly the same as today.
Q32. What two words, when combined hold the most letters?
A. Post Office
Q33. How many birthdays does the average person have?
A. Just one, all the rest are anniversaries.
Q34. If you had only one match and entered a dark room containing an oil lamp, some kindling wood, and a newspaper, which would you light first?
A. The match
Q35. What do you sit on, sleep on, and brush your teeth with?
A. A chair, a bed, and a toothbrush.
Q36. There are three important rooms in a house. The first one is filled with money. The second one is filled with important papers. The third one is filled with jewelry. One day all of these rooms burst into fire. Which room did the policemen put out the fire at first?
A. None of them, because policemen do not put out fires; firemen do.
Q37. What is the maximum number of times a single page of a newspaper can be folded in half by hand?
A. Only once, because after that you will be folding it into quarters, eighths, etc.
Q38. If you divide 30 by half and add ten, what do you get?
A. 70. Half is .5. If you divide 30 by 0.5, you get 60. Add ten and you have 70.
Q39. Does England have a 4th of July?
A. Yes, they use calendar too.
Q40. How many books can you put in an empty backpack?
A. one, after that it is not empty.
Q41. A monkey, a squirrel, and a bird are racing to the top of a coconut tree. Who will get the banana first, the monkey, the squirrel, or the bird?
A. None of them, because you can’t get a banana from a coconut tree!
Q42. Spell “Ghost” out loud. Then spell “Most” out loud. Then spell “Roast” out loud. What do you put in a toaster?
Q43. What gets wetter & wetter the more it dries?
A. A towel
Q44. How do you walk on water?
A. Freeze it first.
Q45. Ten copycats were sitting in a boat. One jumped out. How many were left?
A. None, they were “copycats” so they all jumped out!
Q46. A woman shoots her husband. She then puts him underwater for 5 minutes. Finally, she hangs him. 5 minutes later, they both go and enjoy a nice dinner. How is this possible?
A. She is a photographer.
Q47. When do you stop at green and go at red?
A. When you’re eating a watermelon.
Q48. What question must always be answered, “Yes”?
A. What does Y-E-S spell?
Q49. If I have to take a tablet after every an hour, how many tablets will I take in one and half hours?
A. 4 tablets.
Q50. What begins with an e’ ends with an e’ and it only has one letter?
A. An envelope.
You can use your own puzzles and share them in the comments below. Have fun with your friends. Enjoy learning!!
I know you are still looking for the answer to post’s first question.
Let me give you a hint 😉
It is a body part 😉