Brain Teasers - A collection of mind benders
Carel van der Westhuizen
How far can you run into a forest? Only halfway, because when you pass your halfway mark you start running out of the forest. It is puzzles like this and many more that is contained in this book.
The book also contains logic puzzles, brainteasers and riddles that have been accumulated over the years from books, via the Internet and from friends and strangers. In most of the cases I have tried to write stories around the puzzles. The material will stimulate the lazy mind and give the reader a sense of self-satisfaction after the puzzle is solved.
Logic puzzles, brainteasers and riddles have intrigued people over centuries. The puzzles are both difficult and easy at the same time. Difficult, because most people give up too easily and easy as in when the answer is told to you and the answer seems so obvious.
People who give up after a few minutes have not really tried. If you cannot solve the puzzle immediately then put it in a safe corner of your mind and tackle it whenever you have a free moment to yourself. You will be surprised at all the possible solutions your mind can produce.
The answers to the puzzles are all given after the end of the last puzzle. The answers are those of the author and some may not be the easiest or the shortest route, but then the author is also quite ordinary in his reasoning.
If you really cannot solve the puzzle, then try the hint if a hint is given. The hints make the puzzles really easy. It is quite impossible to give thanks to all the original inventors of these mind games, because in most if not all of the cases the puzzles were passed from person to person and changes were introduced along the way.