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“What Do You Put in a Toaster?” and other Brain Teasers and Dementia Tests

Brain TeasersThe most common answer to “What do you put in a toaster”? is “toast”.

That’s wrong.  Toast is what you get out of a toaster after you put bread in.

So how do you know if you’re losing your mind or just aren’t thinking straight?

You could take this test, developed for World Alzheimer’s Day, to see how much you know about ALZHEIMER’S FACTS AND MYTHS, or you could take the DEMENTIA SCREENING SURVEY, an 8-question quiz that can help you determine the difference between dementia and mere forgetfulness… or you can read on for a number of fun games and tests that you can share with others.

AWARENESS TEST: How many times does the team in white pass the basketball?

Take your time and see if you can read each line aloud without a mistake. The average person can’t.

  • This is this cat
  • This is is cat
  • This is how cat
  • This is to cat
  • This is keep cat
  • This is an cat
  • This is old cat
  • This is person cat
  • This is busy cat
  • This is for cat
  • This is forty cat
  • This is seconds cat

Now go back and read the THIRD word in each line from the top down and we’ll bet that you can’t resist passing it on

Q: Say “silk” five times. Now spell “silk.” What do cows drink?

Q: If a red house is made from red bricks, and a blue house is made from blue bricks, and a pink house is made from pink bricks and a black house is made from black bricks, what is a greenhouse made from?

Q: A plane crashed on smack-dab on the border of the US and Canada, with half of the plane on one side and the other half of the plane on the other. Where would you bury the survivors – in Canada or the US?

Q:If the hour hand on a clock moves 1/60 of a degree every minute how many degrees will the hour hand move in one hour?

Without using a calculator:

You are driving a bus. At the first stop, 17 people get on the bus. At the 2nd stop, six people get off the bus, and nine people get on. At the next stop, two people get off and four get on. Next stop, 11 people get off and 16 people get on. Next, three people get off and five people get on. Finally, six people get off and three get on.

What was the name of the bus driver?

Q: You are a participant in a race. You overtake the second person. What position are you in?

Q: If you overtake the last person, then you are…?

Q: Take 1000 and add 40 to it. Now add another 1000. Now add 30. Add another 1000. Now add 20. Now add another 1000. Now add
10 . What is the total?

Q: Mary’s father has five daughters: 1. Nana, 2. Nene, 3. Nini, 4.
Nono, and ? ?? What is the name of the fifth daughter?

Q: A mute person goes into a shop and wants to buy a toothbrush. By
imitating the action of brushing his teeth he successfully expresses
himself to the shopkeeper and the purchase is done.
Next, a blind man comes into the shop who wants to buy a pair of
sunglasses; how does he indicate what he wants?

Click the next page for the answers…