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These brain teasers rely on your ability to recognize groups of common attributes. For each of these puzzles you'll need to figure out why the words or letters are grouped as they are. Sometimes you will be asked to pick the odd-one-out or to place a new word into the correct group.

 

Puzzle ID:#24892
Fun:*** (2.86)
Difficulty:** (1.59)
Category:Group
Submitted By:jakeodee*****

 

 

 



What do these words have in common?

Swan
Cannon
Can
Pencil
Belly





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Comments

lycanthropeAus*
Jul 26, 2005

Got four out of five I've never heard of pencil dive??
lycanthropeAus*
Jul 26, 2005

Got four out of five I've never heard of pencil dive??
froggyggAus*
Jul 26, 2005

Good teaser. Oh, how those belly flops sting! Ouch!
smarty_blondy*ro*
Jul 26, 2005

I loved the swimming lesson !
joeschmo**
Jul 26, 2005

fun...but way too easy... saying look at the title made it a dead giveaway...but it still was good.
fezface**
Jul 27, 2005

i like this teaser! i didn't get it though! i feel stupid
ALwossy**
Aug 17, 2005

This teaser was ok. A lot of people wouldn't get it if they didn't know a lot about swimming. I still thought it was good though!
AZTTT**
Sep 16, 2005

I got four of them pretty quickly. But I gotta admit, I've never heard of the pencil dive (and i was a diver on the swim team in college.) Is "Pencil dive" a regional or local name for a dive? I did enjoy it. Keep 'em coming!
brainsterAin*
Oct 17, 2005

Did not know about that... something new to add to the knowledge bank... Good one !
auntiesisAus*
May 28, 2007

Never heard of pencil dive or can opener, but the rest were easy.
drussel3*us*
Jun 14, 2007

You tricked me on that one...
avonmaAus*
Apr 30, 2009

I would guess a "pencil" dive, would be when you hit the water completely straight, like a pencil; and cut through the water without a splash.
It took me a minute, but I finally decided they were all dives.
jimbooth019A*
Apr 30, 2009

would never have figured this one out without the hint. Very good
bradon182001*us*
Apr 30, 2009

I have to agree with jimbooth019A. Good teaser, enjoyed it. Thanks for posting.
karenokupniakus*
Apr 30, 2009

Picking nits: Cannon Ball and Can Opener are "jumps", where you go in feet first. At no point are you moving towards the water head first. Are they still "dives"?
tuffysos0915us*
Apr 30, 2009

Love it. I didnt get it, and i feel stupid . I love swimming...
HABS2933Aca*
May 08, 2012

As I was never on the dive team, I don't know for sure, but I think you can still qualify both as dives; if you are going to be picky about the hing, well then technically, you NEVER hit the water head first, you go in ARMS/HANDS first. I also had never heard of a pencil dive, but assumed as did a previous poster what it was. If that qualifies as a dive (and there are 1000s of hits on google for it) then so should the other two.
builderus*
May 08, 2012

Karen, there are plenty of official dives where the entry is feet first. a belly flop is actually a failed dive but still in the dive category. pretty fun
xdbtcpAus*
May 08, 2012

A 'sailor dive' is actually head-first...a pencil dive is just jumping in standing straight up & down - about as much a 'dive' as a cannon ball is.
eclectric*
May 08, 2012

Pencil dive is a stretch. Swan Dive or "layout" is the only competitive dive. Maybe "names of recreational stunts off of a diving board"?

source: All-American diver.
lovemybrain123*us*
May 08, 2012

I liked this one. Can someone tell me what a swan dive is? Also, can someone tell me what a can openner is?
eamonca*
May 10, 2012

Can opener and Pencil must be very obscure names. Even though the other three made the category obvious, I couldn't make any sense of those two.



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