# Empowering Your Mind With Brain Twisters

Brain twisters are designed to make you think. They come in many forms including word problems and mathematical problems. By taking the time to figure these problems out, you will be challenging your brain to come up with new ways of solving the problem. These problems can range from easy to very tricky but each one of them has a solution.

## Word Problems

Word problems give you a riddle, and the answer to these riddles can be found within the question itself. It is important to pay attention to the questions as they often try to mislead you into thinking that the answer is not as simple as it seems. Example: You are driving a bus. At the first stop 23 people get on and 4 get off. At the next stop 34 people get on and 38 people get off. At the third stop 14 people get on and 7 get off. At the last stop 44 people get on and 63 people get off. What is the color of the bus driver’s eyes? Answer: Your eye color. The bus driver is you.

## Double Meanings

In these kinds of riddles the words within the riddle often have more than one meaning. It is important to be able to choose from these different meanings when you are trying to solve the problem. An example of this would be: a cabin is found in the middle of the forest with two dead men in it. The entire forest is burned but the cabin and the men have not been burnt. How did the men die? Answer: the men died in a plane crash. The cabin that the story refers to is the cabin of a plane and not a wooden cabin meant to house people.

## Mathematical Problems

These problems require a knowledge of mathematics in order for them to be solved. The following is an example of this type of riddle: a girl has the same amount of brothers as sisters. Each brother has twice the amount of sisters. How many boys and girls are there in the household? Answer: 4 sisters and 3 brothers.

## Finding The Solution Through Creative Thinking

A son and father are in a car accident and they are rushed to the hospital. The father dies along the way and when they reach the hospital the boy is rushed to the operating room. The doctor comes in and has a look at the boy before turning to another surgeon and saying “I cannot operate on this boy because he is my son”. How is this possible? The answer: the doctor was his mother. Since many people automatically think that doctors are men this riddle is able to play on those assumptions.

## Challenge Yourself With A Range Of Teasers

In order to challenge your brain you should constantly try to solve a variety of different teasers. Brain twisters are a great way to enhance your thinking skills and get your brain working up a sweat. The great thing about teasers is that you can never run out of new ones since there are literally thousands of them all over the net and each one can help you to improve the functioning of a part of your brain.