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What Doesn't Belong?

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:#25751
Fun:*** (3)
Difficulty:** (1.88)
Submitted By:Gnerb_25Aus****
Corrected By:MarcM1098




Which one of the following does not belong with the others?

Binoculars, eyeglasses, goggles, handlebars, jeans, pliers, scissors, shoes, tweezers

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Sep 03, 2005

I liked it .. there's two answers (ha ha)
Sep 03, 2005

nice one!
Sep 03, 2005

never woulda guessed that.
Sep 03, 2005

Sep 04, 2005

I didn't even read it right, i deffinetly need more coffee . Great teaser, keep them coming!
Sep 04, 2005

What did not belong was me trying to figure out the answer. It was pure logic and sharp...very good!!
Sep 04, 2005

I never would have gotten this one!
Sep 05, 2005

Good teaser.

Aha, zona..I see you also found another answer! The word tweezers is also different from the rest as it is the only word that uses the same vowel while the other words use more than one vowel in each word. Right, zona?

Still, this was a good teaser that I enjoyed solving!
Sep 05, 2005

Wow...I'm glad you all liked it.
I kept trying to get a teaser submitted and I'm glad I finally got one in. I'm still thinking of more and hope to come up with one soon!
Sep 06, 2005

Sep 14, 2005

geez wut a teaser
Sep 16, 2005

I actually got it! Nicely done
Nov 25, 2005

I got it.
Jul 01, 2008

I went over it and over it, and still didn't get it.
Good one.
Jul 01, 2008

My thought was that jeans didn't belong, because, unlike everything else, they're made of cloth or denim, which makes them different, but shoes are also different because they're made with leather! there's more than one correct answer, but for different reasons!
Jul 01, 2008

SourDough actually thought "Handlebars", because the rest are used to go hiking with, hence my "pliers" are in my "Leatherman".

But your answer is much better than $ourDough's, by golly!

Three thumbs up!

Jul 01, 2008

that was awesome.
i guessed right lol
Jul 01, 2008

thought it was dumb and I also thiught it was handlebars
Jul 01, 2008

tweezers is also the only word in the list that can be typed exclusively by the left hand (using the proper hand positions and whatnot); thus, it does not fit because it does not use the right hand.

I like your answer better, but that's what I came up with.
Jul 01, 2008

I picked shoes because they had a left and right.
Jul 01, 2008

Really good teaser. I liked it and enjoyed solving it. Thanks for posting.
Jul 01, 2008

I guessed shoes for the wrong reason, but a lucky guess.
Jul 01, 2008

interesting, though I thought it was eyeglasses as it is the only word that starts with a vowel
(user deleted)
Jul 01, 2008

Good one. "jeans" is the only one that doesn't end in "es" or "rs"...
Yours is better though.
Jul 01, 2008

That was hard! But i loved them! ;-)
Jul 01, 2008

I chose jeans because they are the only thing that you don't "use."
Jul 01, 2008

Once I got to handlebars and jeans, I realized I needed to change my answer! Good one!
Jul 01, 2008

Great logic teaser. I guessed eyeglasses, only one that started with a vowl. lol
Jul 01, 2008

Several times in the recent past there were a lot of complaints about using a list B of words which would help eliminate all the extra possiblities. (For example, another word beginning with a vowel could have been on that list and then everyone would know that eyeglasses was not the correct answer. ) In view of all the alternate answers I can see that there was definitely a need for that List B. Unless, of course, no one minds all the additional answers which also stimulates thinking and makes for interesting comments.
Jul 01, 2008

Cool, but hard...
Jul 01, 2008

I'm with isis. I thought it were eyeglasses.
Jul 01, 2008

Well, I guessed handlebars because I have never heard the phrase "a pair of handlebars". I have always heard and used the word handlebar (singular form). Once again, I learn something new everyday!
Jul 01, 2011

I said scissors as they are the only ones designed to be specifically right or left handed. Everything else is interchangeable/symmetric.
Jul 01, 2011

Handlebars makes more sense because I too have never heard the phrase "pair of handlebars".

Handlebars are referenced like this...

"Grab the handlebars."
Jul 01, 2011

that was funbut I would have to say that handlebars definately have a left and a right
Jul 01, 2011

oops read that wrong Nice one!!
Jul 01, 2011

Handlebars are usually not referenced as a pair of such and such like the others in the list. We just say handlebars never a pair of handlebars.
Jul 01, 2011

never heard of a pair of handlebars...unless there were two of them together for some reason. like railroad tracks.
Jul 01, 2011

I guessed handlebars, too
Jul 01, 2014

I guessed shoes, but did not know why. It just did not sound like it belonged.Tthat is silly though. Oh well.
Jul 01, 2014

I might get booted from Braingle.

But you won't forget I was here.

And when what I predicted comes true, you will have learned it TWICE !!

So ... (all together now) ...

How do you spell ...

L E A R N I N G R E I N F O R C E M E N T ?

Jul 01, 2014

Fun puzzle. Lots of possible answers. Thanks for posting.
Jul 01, 2014

Am I the only one who is missing the point of BB02's lengthy daily comments?
Jul 01, 2014

Good teaser, got it right.
Jul 01, 2014

I enjoyed this one, and in these types of puzzles I try to figure out a reason to disqualify each answer.
I, like others, have never heard the term "pair of handlebars" but have heard "set". This may be a regional thing from the submitter's local and not something in everyday use in other areas.

Happy Canada day to my fellow Canucks!

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