Question one

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If a plane crashes on the border between Canada and the United States, where should they bury the survivors?

Only one in five of our participants got this right! Find out if you’re correct on the next slide…



Nowhere! You don’t want to bury survivors, as they’ve… survived. Burying people who are still living and breathing is generally frowned upon. If you got this one wrong, it’s a prime example of what can happen if you fail to accurately read the question.

Question three

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If you only have one match stick, and you enter a dark room containing an oil lamp, a newspaper, and some kindling wood – which should you light first?

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The match, of course! You won’t be able to light a thing if you haven’t lit the match first. If you answered this question correctly, congratulations! If not, no fear, just try not to get too distracted next time – common sense will usually bring you to the answer.

Question four


What occurs once in a year, twice in a week, but never in a day?

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The letter ‘e’. If you racked your brain thinking of eclipses, sunsets, or important events, don’t worry – you aren’t the only one. This question is a classic case of the answer quite literally being right in front of your eyes.

Question five


A building is on fire. One room is filled with top secret documents, another with bags of money, and the last with valuable jewelry. Which room did the police begin to extinguish the fire in first?

Can you beat the four out of five people who got this wrong? Let’s find out…



None – the police don’t extinguish fires, that’s what the fire department is for! Don’t get too distracted and bogged down by the details provided in the question, sometimes they’re put there to purposely try and mislead you. Use a detached, logical mind to arrive at the answer.

Question two


If a farmer looks after a total of 15 goats, but all but five of them died. How many goats survived?

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Five. The answer was staring at you in the face all along – right in the question. Many people immediately rush the question, trying to subtract five from 15 and ending up with 10 as their answer. Lesson learned: just because there are numbers in the question, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to do math!