Brain Teasers
Brain Teasers Trivia Mentalrobics Games Community
Personal Links
Submit a Teaser
Your Favorites
Your Watchlist
Browse Teasers
All

Cryptography
Group
Language
Letter-Equations
Logic
Logic-Grid
Math
Mystery
Optical-Illusions
Other
Probability
Rebus
Riddle
Science
Series
Situation
Trick
Trivia

Random
Daily Teasers
Search Teasers

Advanced Search
Add to Google Add to del.icio.us

More ways to get Braingle...

Mysterious Loss

Trick brain teasers appear difficult at first, but they have a trick that makes them really easy.

 

Puzzle ID:#21692
Fun:*** (2.89)
Difficulty:* (0.88)
Category:Trick
Submitted By:Taya***
Corrected By:b2b9800

 

 

 



At a train station in Sydney, Australia, an intelligent rich man was awaiting his upper class rail transport. He was sorting through his wallet and pulled out credit cards, receipts, and $200 in cash.

An egotistical scam artist (and a talented one at that) approached the man and said to him, "I'll bet you, on all the money in your wallet, that I can get a packet of chips out of that snack machine without inserting any money!"

The rich man, who was intrigued by this 'talent', readily agreed.

The scam artist walked over to the snack dispenser, stuck his hand up through the compartments, and a chip packet fell out.

The rich man was amazed, but being a faithful businessman, stuck to his word, yet the scam artist walked off without a penny.





What Next?

  
  

See another brain teaser just like this one...

Or, just get a random brain teaser

If you become a registered user you can vote on this brain teaser, keep track of
which ones you have seen, and even make your own.

 



Comments

IMCUL4E*us*
Mar 22, 2005

uhhh....DUH! *shakes head sadly* nice try people, but you haven't stumped me for weeks!!!!! (shh! I know that's lame, but for me it's a record! )
smartie_pants*us*
Mar 22, 2005

that was way too ez. it was funny though!
dutchymonster*en*
Mar 22, 2005

got it strait away far to easy but a good one tho
Strange1*
Mar 22, 2005

to easy figured it out w/ no problem
Iamthedude54321*us
Mar 22, 2005

Oh. I thought that it was because the rich man had no pennies in his wallet. Only bills, nickels, quarters, and dimes.
katiebeth123*
Mar 22, 2005

the tress have gone and where is the kat of the sky! what have you done! no!!!!!!!!!!1 the elves will get you now! LEAP LEAP LEAP
filetmerlot
Mar 23, 2005

That one is like the one they like to try to pull in any city. the guy comes up to you and says "I bet I can tell you the exact place that you got those shoes" If you Agree he will say "You got them on your feet in (fill in city name)"
(user deleted)
Mar 23, 2005

good & easy the way i like um
-chica-
Mar 24, 2005

o wow that was pretty ez...still it was fun..=P
SkoolkidAus
Mar 24, 2005

I thought it was that he didn't get any pennies, he got 200 dollars. Oh well they both work lol
Israel-Girl*
Mar 25, 2005

katiebeth what's up with you!? you are WEIRD!!
froggyggAus*
Mar 25, 2005

Easy but cute.
(user deleted)
Mar 25, 2005

neat!
swimmer4life292*
Mar 25, 2005

wow...i was thinking, like, "Does Australia use dollars?"...lol, dont ask me im not smart
Taya*
Mar 30, 2005

lol, yes we DO use dollars (shock horror) but australian dollars

thanks for the nice words folks, i know it was a bit easy but hey....at least its solvable lol ^_^
unklemykeAus**
Mar 30, 2005

Decent Teaser - easy to solve but it did require a minute's thought. Puzzle on!
swithieAgb*
Mar 31, 2005

Got that one fairly quickly, but good all the same
lilwes2005**
Apr 09, 2005

i have seen a teaser like this before but this was nice and easy
Red_Baron
Apr 24, 2005

Too easy word play, but a good attemp. If you could have added a little more in that paragraph that could have distracted the reader, they might not have guessed it.
Chakoteya*en*
Apr 24, 2005

Nice, but Way Too Easy
boakley2*
Apr 24, 2005

nice and simple just the way i like them
kaityaz_finest
Apr 24, 2005

cool one
tezme
Apr 24, 2005

this is the same as one from a week or so ago that was told badly except the punch line was correct this time (in the last one the crook got the money)...no contest, knew it immediately
timilee*us*
Apr 24, 2005

THIS IS A DUPLICATE OF:
#11263 What Song?
A man is sitting in a pub feeling rather poor. He sees the man next to him pull a wad of £50 notes out of his wallet.
(bla bla bla)
The rich man goes home poor. The poor man goes home rich.

THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE 140+ COMMENTS FOR THAT TEASER:

Posted by ahd62 Oct 13, 2004
it was a good one but technically its wrong. if u read the actual wording the poor man went home poor and he rich man went home rich. the bet was for the money in his wallet and yet he pulled it out and was holding the wad in his hand. they actully bet for no money.

Posted by ixilight_raven Jan 26, 2005
(edit)....the bet was for the money in his wallet and yet he pulled it out and was holding the wad in his hand. they actully bet for no money."
lol, my first thought, before I finished the puzzle, was that the question was "poor man on the bet, but no money, how?"
(edit)

Posted by super_duper08 Apr 19, 2005
(edit)
....cus the rich man took it outta his wallet so if he didn't have anything else in it then they woulda gone home with the same amount of money

Posted by gagurl1617 Apr 19, 2005
If the rich man pulls all of his money out of his wallet, then the poor man has won nothing! ( He bet on the money "in" his wallet)

Posted by timilee Apr 21, 2005
This was cute
But i agree with the folks that point out that the money had been pulled out of the wallet.
If it said 'all the money in your hand...' then it would work better.

Posted by GuinevereIsmene Apr 22, 2005
He took the money out of his wallet--was there more money in there? But good teaser otherwise.

AND THIS (#11263) WAS REUSED AGAIN JUST THE OTHER DAY
I don't want to be a stick in the mud, but the first few teasers that i submitted were 'rejected' for being 'duplicates' of other teasers.
...so this stands out like a sore thumb!
deadeye823**
Apr 24, 2005

i agree with timmilee i was just going to post a comment saying that about the happy birthday song teaser when i saw his comment good teaser tho
timilee*us*
Apr 24, 2005

thanx deadeye
(user deleted)
Apr 24, 2005

This was soooooooo easy, but then again, I enjoy easy trick problems!
vikingboyAus*
Apr 24, 2005

way too easy, but I do have a question....if he was really an "intelligent" man, would he have really taken all of money and credit cards out in public view like that????
Master_YodaAus*
Apr 24, 2005

Personally, i don't think this was as good as "What Song?" But i still enjoyed it.
mikeyman110**
Apr 24, 2005

How fun
ficklefudge
Apr 24, 2005

sooo....the joke--or was it a joke?--wasn't hard

but what would've been MORE interesting is how the scam artist got the bag of chips (not to mention more useful in my opinion :p)
nvsourab
Apr 24, 2005

This riddle was really easy and obvious.
nvsourab
Apr 24, 2005

try harder brain teasers next time
(author of brain teaser)
kcelf27**
Apr 24, 2005

I thought it was pretty easy too, but that helps build my self esteem But like one of the other comments, I'd be more interested to know how he got the bag of chips out of the machine!!!
dogboy*us*
Apr 24, 2005

brain_deadAjm*
Apr 24, 2005

i think that was good
BUT
you didn't ask us a question there for how could there have been an answer
kcelf27**
Apr 24, 2005

so true "brain_dead" so true It's amazing what gets past even ME.
tracknfieldus
Apr 24, 2005

I got really confused by that one. I thouhgt it had something to do with ethe SCAM ARTIST.
hypercraze1024
Apr 24, 2005

pretty good!
tamjpAus*
Apr 24, 2005

2EZ
krabcat*us*
Apr 24, 2005

this was a good trick
iblondhaha
Apr 25, 2005

i liked it, but it was really easy...
N-D-B
Apr 25, 2005

Painfully easy ...

BUT, it should be noted, nowhere in the brain teaser is it stated that the businessman had EMPTIED his wallet. We were only provided with a list of what he withdrew. Who is to say how much he left inside the wallet?

Overall, an extremely poor brain teaser.
Chelsie*
Apr 25, 2005



mysterious?????!!!!! NOT
Chelsie*
Apr 25, 2005

oh and yeah...I'm a proud member of the timilee fan club!

"ditto"
Taya*
Apr 27, 2005

i havnt read that teaser yet :S
i (again) got this from my teacher and she told me to post it here, sorry if it does seem like a duplicate but i didnt know there was a similar one :S

also, if you ever come to australia, you can hot-glue two 5 cent coins together (must use special kind of glue which is heavier) and it tricks the machine into thinking its a $2 coin, but that costs you 10 cents.

Another way, as we discovered in a Mechanics class, is to get something similar to a coathanger, bend the end into a spiral and stick it up the machine. If you can get it through the first lever compartment then all you have to do is knock the chips down, and hold the compartment open with one hand.

It also helps if there is no flappy thing at the entrance of the machine.

also, i like having easy AND hard teasers, not everyone has a brain like einstein, so for those who have normal IQ's (such as myself) i like making easy but fun teasers, for those, who insist on having such a difficult teaser, i create harder ones, if this was 'way too easy' for ya, try my 'one word answer' teaser

ta-da
xsadclowneyezxAit*
May 06, 2005

taya,
i believe that this is a darling teaser, there maybe duplicates all over the world, but, no mind is its own, and what i mean by this is that there is always gonna be someone like you, in which case, this applies to your teaser. good job
froglover*
May 09, 2005

stupid ive heard it befor
yourmom0101*
Jun 29, 2005

Next time tell us what we are supposed to do, please
mgil93*
Jul 01, 2005

I love it and am adding it to my favorites
Kukmiester**
Jul 24, 2005

good lord...
amelia639*
Sep 18, 2005

i thought he walked away without a penny because there was no pennies in the man's wallet. good teaser!
rkaalandAus*
Dec 14, 2005

haha- I thought he didn't get the money as he was arrested before he got paid for stealing Chip!!!
Ouchy1*us*
May 05, 2006

it could be because he didn't walk off with any pennies, he walkeed off with it all in cards, receipts, and cash.
calmsaviorAus**
Jun 12, 2006

there is no question
akl21Aus*
Aug 04, 2006

I thought he gave the man his receipts.
cowman12*
Jun 21, 2007

A classic. Good one.
girlnxtdoor*us
Aug 18, 2008

I didnt know what the question was. the questions need to be said
HarryPutter*ca*
Aug 18, 2008

The end should probably say "How did he do this?"

But otherwise, this was far too easy but still mildly entertaining
zxyggrhynAph*
Aug 18, 2008

Good one.
I'm just bothered with the 'duplicate' issues stated above.
Nevertheless, Good Job.
doeheadAus*
Aug 18, 2008

Very weak!!!!
FatHeadAus*
Aug 18, 2008

Aha! Be careful how you phrase things!
auntiesisAus*
Aug 18, 2008

I never read another one like this one, but it was still too easy.
UptheHillA**
Aug 18, 2008

One word, "NICE".
bradon182001*us*
Aug 18, 2008

Not sure this was a fair teaser, but I guess a trick is a trick. Thanks for posting.
kauphi1976Aus*
Aug 18, 2008

I am more curious to see how the scam artist got the bag of chips from the vending machine without putting money in. What I need now is a bag of chips
Zarahemla05Aus*
Aug 18, 2008

Got it quickly, and I like those! Good job.
Thanks.~Z
Babe*
Aug 18, 2011

Excuse me, but did you not give away the answer in the second sentence? Seems you think we are in grade school. That was too, too. TOO easy! Bummer!
gaylewolfAus*
Aug 18, 2011

AROB! 2 EZ Hi to CT and PA friends!
doeheadAus*
Aug 18, 2011

AROB. A good teaser for the kids that are getting ready to start kindergarden. To my friends G & A . Have a wonderful day.
auntiesisAus*
Aug 18, 2011

Way too easy. What is AROB ?



Back to Top
   



Online Now: 4 users and 322 guests

Copyright © 1999-2014 | Updates | FAQ | RSS | Widgets | Links | Green | Subscribe | Contact | Privacy | Conditions | Advertise

Custom Search





Sign In A Create a free account