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

 

Puzzle ID:#29934
Fun:*** (2.92)
Difficulty:* (1.01)
Category:Trick
Submitted By:Swordoffury1392*us******
Corrected By:Winner4600

 

 

 



You are a topnotch professor at Harvard University. People all over the world know your name and would be delighted to possess only a fraction of your intelligence. However, today, on a casual weekend at your house, you are extremely befuddled.

Your dilemma is that you are unable to locate your television remote. After performing a quick search of your family room and realizing, because of your great intelligence, that it isn't there, you decide to write out what rooms you were recently in and where the remote might accidentally have been left. Here are your journal entries:

Yesterday 14:31-
Went to master bedroom to retrieve student essays. Remote may have been taken along accidentally. If in master bedroom, probably kept inside southeast drawer of desk.

Today 5:21-
Woke up late today. After brushing, went downstairs and saw that daughter, Joanne, had already turned on TV. May have taken remote later on to kitchen when in process of preparing breakfast.

Today 11:12-
After being nagged by wife about not doing laundry (NOTE TO SELF: build robot to end wife's pestering for one that will do chores), took hamper to the laundry room. It is possible that the remote accidentally dropped inside the washing machine or dryer.

Now, you really want to watch an educational show that starts in five minutes on the Science Channel and need to decide what your plan of action should be. What should you do?




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Comments

unklemykeAus*
Apr 21, 2006

Well,DUH!
sniperkid990Aie*
Apr 21, 2006

what is this "power button" on the tv you speek of? jk
good teaser
mercenary007*jm*
Apr 21, 2006

or you could ask your daughter where the remote is seeing as though you saw her watching the TV earlier that day?
Swordoffury1392*us*
Apr 21, 2006

The inspiration for this teaser was the personality of an average American. There are people (of course they won't go to the extreme of writing a journal) that will go all over their house to find the remote while they can't get themselves up to press a button on the TV itself.
doghouse270**
Apr 21, 2006

omg, i am such a dope. i didn;t get it and when i looked at the answer i went "well duh, a 5 year old could have solved that!" great teaser
Chakoteya*en*
Apr 22, 2006

That's so obvious - to a woman!
Ilovepink4*us*
Apr 22, 2006

EZ!Keep 'em comin'!
ChristheGreat*us*
Apr 22, 2006

come one make them harder
Lui312*
Apr 22, 2006

Oh please...spare me!
JessicaLynn*us*
Apr 23, 2006

What if it was set on a different channel?
Swordoffury1392*us*
Apr 23, 2006

Ummm... change the channel by the TV also!
kiwikiss11*us*
Apr 24, 2006

I thought that at first, but it seemed to obvious that I figured the TV didn't have a power button
fem81uken*
Apr 27, 2006

What an interesting one!
psycheistra
Apr 28, 2006

Mercenary... Why ask the daughter? You have 5 minutes. Just turn the tv on. ;) Plus, the daughter wouldn't necissarily have used the remote, either. You can watch tv without a remote!
kayleeskittiesAus*
Apr 29, 2006

HAHAHA! I got it right away since I never understood why people with get up, look ALL over the house and not think to push the button. Great teaser-very logical but a lot of people might miss it GREAT!
schatzy228*us*
May 02, 2006

you can watch tv without a remote??
since when??
zonarita*us*
May 07, 2006

Sword, how does the power button get the Science Channel?
Cute story.
calmsaviorAus*
May 09, 2006

this actually happened to me...and now i don't have a remote for my television! (which is why my mini tv is on my computer desk, placing me easily within reach of the buttons)

i apologize if this comment is unnecessarily long.
dolphingurl12Aus*
May 10, 2006

My brother messed up the button on my tv, so I have to keep up with the remote
jazzmusician46Aau*
May 14, 2006

That was a 'brain teaser'???
udoboy*us*
May 26, 2006

I guess I overanalyzed. I figured the daughter had turned on the TV with the remote, so the hamper was the only place it would be.
GebbieRoseAus*
May 28, 2006

too easy for me 'cuz i never know where the guys "hid" the 'mote!
kangel067*gy*
Jun 04, 2006

great but it was pretty obvious.i jus want to say how lazy some people are!!!
(user deleted)
Jun 12, 2006

WOW! 4 the 1st time I got something rite!
danielzermanAau*
Jun 14, 2006

fastastic i give it a 9 and a half out of 10
smarty_blondy*ro*
Jun 15, 2006

Good one, although I knew it all along. Made it even more fun to read through, though.
tedgerAus*
Jun 22, 2006

fun but EZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
kittendoodlesus
Jun 22, 2006

Lol I cant believe I didn't come up with that one.
brainmaster911*us*
Jun 22, 2006

i would have never came up with the anwser for that one 'cause i'm to lazy to get up when i'm waching tv
kittyloverhan22Apl*
Jul 11, 2006

Fun but e-z-z-z-z!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You know, you made it obviuos by talking completly about the remote!
OldChinaHand**
Aug 20, 2006

Remote? Next you're gonna tell me TV is in colour. Good One.
Stormcrafter*au*
Oct 31, 2006

That one nearly caught me, but I thought of it eventually
bonnieshadus*
Nov 18, 2006

geeze who in their right mind would write down jornal entries about where they could have left the remote. A long time b4 that i would have gone u pto the T.V. and pressed the power button. lol
natureluverca*
Dec 15, 2006

oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooops!!!!!!!!
natureluverca*
Dec 15, 2006

nice teaser though!
natureluverca*
Dec 15, 2006

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
grilledcheese*
Apr 10, 2007

that was really easy...but we established that already. but i like how you gave information that had nothing to do with the answer to throw people off.
likeproperty*
Dec 16, 2007

It only said that he checked in the family room.
Why didn't he check all the other rooms?
I think I must have missed something.
0_______________________o
luckylefty*is*
Mar 10, 2008

i said go buy a nw remote My T.V. doesn't have a power button.
AndrewWalkerAfi*
Jun 25, 2008

Easy!
ShadowsAca*
Jan 12, 2009

Everyone's saying it was easy, but I forgot the category it was in and treated it like a mystery teaser. After twenty seconds of deductive reasoning, I didn't get it, so when I saw the answer . . . Nice one!
eurynomeAus*
Mar 14, 2010

I got this pretty easily, but, even if I wanted to, I couldn't do this on my TV, there are no buttons : P
logicgeniustus*
Aug 13, 2010

My TV has buttons, but sadly, I didn't get it.
Benjiboo*
Dec 28, 2011

my tv button does not work ( )



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