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The Palindrome

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

 

Puzzle ID:#23547
Fun:*** (2.48)
Difficulty:**** (3.38)
Category:Trick
Submitted By:Question_MarkAsx*****

 

 

 



A palindrome is a word that reads the same when spelled backwards (eg rotavator).
How could the following word be considered a palindrome?

FOOTSTOOL




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Comments

silly_goose*us*
Jun 10, 2005

WHOA! That's flippin' awesome!
Lunar_Light
Jun 10, 2005

A hint would have made it better. No one would have guessed that. At least I didn't...
froggyggAus*
Jun 10, 2005

Good one. Although, since I don't know morse code I could not, and did not, get the answer. Stumped me on this one and I'll venture to add that I will not be the only one you stump!
beastie_gurl**
Jun 10, 2005

i dunno morse code either
if i did tho, i would have totally gotten that right!!
good teaser!!
aznboi1324Avn*
Jun 10, 2005

Nice 1.

Too easy for me lol.
I just read a book about the morse code. Don't ask why but i did lol. Well good thinking tho.
Did you get this of of a site??????
if you didnt good thinking.
dewdrop*
Jun 10, 2005

wow that was quite the stumper!
jakeodee**
Jun 10, 2005

great teaser but honestly... does anyone here know Morse Code
triskit*us*
Jun 10, 2005

We were supposed to know that how?
gilmoregirlsfan*
Jun 10, 2005

I agree w/ everyone else, I didnt get it but if i new mores code then i would get it
flipflopchica**
Jun 10, 2005

Haha good one but I defenitly don't know morse code so there's no way I could've gotten it.
zonahoboAus*
Jun 10, 2005

That's quite the language curiosity you've unearthed .. strangely clever... just sat down and dashed that out I'll bet..
healthybrain26*us*
Jun 11, 2005

babybabe1*
Jun 12, 2005

Oh my giddy, giddy gosh. That was sooooo hard, but yet, sooooo cool. I rate you, Mark.
Question_MarkAsx*
Jun 12, 2005

For all of those who said something like "How were we supposed to know that?" Well, the teaser was designed to make you think...............................
atomsmasher22*
Jun 12, 2005

good point mark but stil...
tennistripleXXX
Jun 12, 2005

A tip for the future... don't get too technical when writing brain teaser Question Mark!

Good one anyway, even though i didn't get the answer right
judydog1*
Jun 13, 2005

Well done! Good to see someone else using morse code in a teaser. Very creative. I know the code, but didn't see that one coming.
sk8ergrlAus*
Jun 13, 2005

never would've guessed it
BrownEyesAus*
Jun 14, 2005

Woah! that seems impossible for anyone to know!
Krystle*us*
Jun 14, 2005

NICE ONE!!
sweetime**
Jun 15, 2005

my answer was "you cant", especially as this was in the trick category
elyse**
Jun 16, 2005

Great teaser, but its not really a trick. More like trivia, as Morse code is unknown by many, as most trivia is. Since it was in the trick category, I literally thoguht the answer was lootstoof, but that doesn't make a word, so nevermind.
Question_MarkAsx*
Jun 17, 2005

I'm actually sure I submitted this in trivia. I obviously put it in trick by mistake .
nikapoohAus**
Jun 19, 2005

A hint would have been nice.
trickyleprecaun*
Jun 20, 2005

a hint might havce been nice, but since there is no hint, it just makes it all the more fun and hard! nice trick!
PCDguitar*
Jun 20, 2005

i thought it would be if u swaped the F in foot and L in stool
lol good thinking
xmadnetx*br*
Jun 22, 2005

..-. --- --- - ... - --- --- .-..????
metallicmanAus*
Jun 23, 2005

I thought u meant if you took the f and the L away but it obviosly wasnt the answer... very good teaser though, even if i knew morse code wouldve never come to mind. 2shay
86_this_rox**
Jun 23, 2005

too hard 4 me.
xmadnetx*br*
Jun 24, 2005

Whats the answer for this tease...my computer wont let me c the answer for this tease.
mgil93*
Jun 24, 2005

It was funny, but I think brainteasers are supposed to have you stumped until you read the answer, not have you stumped even after you read it.

How much research did you do for this?
AmyJo0206*
Jun 25, 2005

fun! i autually got it right... eventhough i pulled the answer out of the air, i still got it right!
okieman51*
Jul 05, 2005

really morse code? how dumb. Glad i looked at answer soon, cause i said no way Jose, ur answer was no help either.
sambean**
Jul 05, 2005

i never would have gotten it but it was good
ebonwolfe
Jul 06, 2005

If you are going to use Morse Code as your answer then you should at LEAST give a hint to that in your Title or in the puzzle...otherwise you are might as well say it's in Braille...
gottalovetacsc*us*
Jul 13, 2005

What??????
zigthepigAen*
Aug 04, 2005

i was tryin 2 think of a nother name 4 footstool and that would b a palindrome but i was wrong....
Celanba*
Sep 09, 2005

THAT DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE!!! well I guess it would if I knew morse code, BUT IT STILL DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE!!!!!!
schaine*
Oct 08, 2005

come on now! do you really expect people to get this??????
jannie_delta*wa*
Oct 23, 2005

Maybe this should be a language teaser... or something else... because a trick teaser is, by braingle defenition:

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

Though this has a trick in it, its not easy, so it should be in another category. I thought this was interesting. Nice teaser.
ElectricYou
Oct 24, 2005

The only thing I could come up with is to flip it an turn the end letters upside down. I know they L still wouldn't be an F and vice versa, but like I said, it was the only thing I could come up with
ElectricYou
Oct 24, 2005

GEEZ! Please excuse typos lol. I'm running on one hour of sleep. But I'm still managing to get some of these!
TheEarthling*no*
Nov 15, 2005

Ack! I don't know morse code! But it is very clever.
bookworm91**
Nov 28, 2005

I just happened to take Morse Code in middle school. HA yeah right. morse code never even craossed my mind. great one
ChattyMonkey**
Nov 28, 2005

That is AWESOME!!! How on earth would someone realize that????
ChattyMonkey**
Nov 28, 2005

That is soooooo awesome!!! Are there anymore words like that?!?
rkaalandAus*
Dec 09, 2005

Ya got ME!!! Good one and maybe it will help me think outside the dots!
zonarita*us*
Dec 13, 2005

I do know MC but went with a new word same letters and just couldn't get an answer. I loved it. Great job.
skaven*en*
Jan 21, 2006

well done one of the few new and orignal trick teasers ive read in a while
mitzimesserAil*
Jan 28, 2006

I said, you can't, and I still say you can't. The morse code nanswer doesn't really work, because the word is not spelled backwords.
jajed1127*
Feb 03, 2006

nice teaser
teen_wizAca*
Feb 17, 2006

WOOOOOOOOOW!!!!!! That's hard! Great one though!
bigSWAFF_69_Aus*
Mar 05, 2006

Nice idea for a teaser
bamfan*gl*
Mar 14, 2006

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smiley_loverAus*
Mar 17, 2006

I don't know morse code
king_leonardau*
Mar 24, 2006

didnt exactly no morse code if u didnt no there is something called a TELEPHONE!!!! lol but good teaser very well made
jj_is_coolAus*
Mar 29, 2006

wow


jj_is_coolAus*
Mar 29, 2006

whoops. that was suposed 2 be a pyramid.
hannah-loottool-anna
Smart_AlexAph*
Apr 22, 2006

This is the hardest I ever heard and seen on this site.
Mellew*us*
May 07, 2006

I was reading ur wiki and this really is the hardest teaser on the site that i have seen so far

P.S. i added u as a friend
wizofaus*au*
May 11, 2006

Very good...but I do think it could do with a hint. Something like "Don't let it drive you dotty!"
Question_MarkAsx*
Jun 04, 2006

I'm sure this teaser had a great time being former-hardest teaser on this site . Thanx for all of your comments.
cyberstar5150*us*
Jul 06, 2006

A hint would've been good, but it was definitely clever!
michelle3617Aus*
Sep 02, 2006

I'm glad I didnt spend too long trying to figure it out, because it never would have happened. ever.
Iamthedude54321*us
Nov 17, 2006

Fooled me. All I thought of was... Nothing.
smartsy*
Nov 26, 2006

hey man umm.. i dont think any 1 knows morse code..
do_you_yahooAus
Dec 15, 2006

Great teaser. Never would of guessed morse code :]
But maybe you should've had a hint, something like "the answer may not be in English" or something.
Still good though.
senther7Aus*
Dec 19, 2006

hey! no fair! i dont know morse code!!


good one still
bgil7604Aus
Jan 24, 2007

No wonder it's rated the hardest out of all of them. No one could have possibly guessed that!
lavenderAus*
Jan 28, 2007

Wow.
gallopingbooAus*
Feb 01, 2007

I Loved It! Excellent thinking!!!

Are there any more like this...I would like to know!
dachshund2k3Aus*
Feb 10, 2007

wow. all i can say.
McBobby1212Aus
Mar 02, 2007

i looked up "hardest" on quicksearch and this was it. congrats!
LeafFan4life*
Mar 06, 2007

what is MORSECODE!!
hersheyuggetAmx*
Mar 28, 2007

omfg leaffan4life im sorry but that is really really really really really sad. u are an insult to braingle
grilledcheese*
Apr 17, 2007

woah how the hell did you figure that out ha
luviasAus*
Apr 18, 2007

Wow, i never would have figured that out. Morse code, not my thing but good teaser!
jin10doh
May 17, 2007

Whoa... that's a really good teaser!
Morse code never even crossed my mind.
That's probably because I don't know how to read it...
Hrsemn4Aus*
Jun 11, 2007

A nice teaser, informative, logical, and it did not assert that "footstool" itself was a palindrome, rather that there was a method by which it could be considered a palindrome. Well done.
King_of_Smart*
Aug 06, 2007

superb, fun, and hard teaser!
ava199345Aus*
Aug 29, 2007

Wow. Were u just eating dinner one day when the thought, "Oh my goodness, footstool is a palindrome in Morse Code!"? Was this the result of some twisted revelation? Well, ill never understand it but it was a great teaser.
AnushkaAin*
Dec 30, 2007

this was to make u think, not anthing to make a huge fuss about!!!!! mark is right, it is supposed to make u think, so all of u that said, how r we supposed to know that, a.go make a hard quiz and c that it is harder to make the quiz than to solve it and b. go pick some easier quizzes to solve rather than to critizize the hard ones because news flash! they r supposed to be hard!
pn_16A*
Dec 31, 2007

cool... I was reading a book that has the morse code a while ago and i tried to learn it. But I didn't got his one.. Didn't think of Morse code. (btw i'm new here and i was shy to post a comment but gotta post this one 'cuz the teaser is cool)
7mi27Aus*
May 24, 2008

Didn't get that one......
javaguru*us*
Jan 08, 2009

It a cool teaser, but it sure could have used a hint.
Nerine**
Jan 12, 2009

W.O.W!! That's amazing!
administrator
Mar 09, 2009

I GOT IT!

I've been coming back to this one on and off for a few days, trying different approaches. Doing one of the cryptography teasers gave me the idea to use Morse Code.

Cool teaser!
mathisnice*us*
Jul 24, 2009

Good One! Extremly impossible!
MusiK*
Dec 26, 2009

i would've never guessed that in a million years
jazzygirl96Aus
Jan 08, 2010

it was good, but how come my spell check says lootstoof is a word?
Albert_Holmes
Mar 14, 2010

never looked at palindromic morse codes....ever...
anyway....still cool....
lunarrainbowAus*
Jun 14, 2010

My answer: it would be considered a palindrome by someone who had the wrong information on what a palindrome was.



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