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A Day of Visiting

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

 

Puzzle ID:#32203
Fun:*** (2.89)
Difficulty:*** (2.16)
Category:Trick
Submitted By:jazzmusician46Aau*****

 

 

 



Today little Frederick and his mother visited a school and a family. While they were there, they saw a band, checked out the litter, and noticed a sleuth standing nearby. Later that day, they watched an army and a troop for quite a while, and noticed they were standing beside a battery. As they were leaving to go home that day, Frederick and his mother saw a party just near the den and were indeed very happy.


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Comments

kcheer2493us*
Jul 31, 2006

When I was reading the teaser i was like What the heck is this? But that was well written and different once I saw the answer! I loved it!
puppygirl1213Aus*
Jul 31, 2006

It was cool but how does it a trick?
SPUTNIK2Aus*
Jul 31, 2006

that was really a good one
monkeygrl99Aus*
Jul 31, 2006

interesting
Winner4600*
Jul 31, 2006

How IS this a trick?

Good teaser, anyway.
rurokenAus*
Jul 31, 2006

The battery threw me off.
ginny322Aau*
Jul 31, 2006

Totally confused me... so, good one!
scallioAus*
Jul 31, 2006

Great teaser! thanks!
brainsterAin*
Aug 01, 2006

Well written and a most creative way of introducing all the collective nouns! Good one!
jazzmusician46Aau*
Aug 01, 2006

Thank you for your kind comments.

The trick was trying to work out what the family were really doing because I introduced unusual collective nouns in order to trick you...which it seems I did.
Winner4600*
Aug 01, 2006

I figured it sounds more like trivia or something...
lorpen*au*
Aug 02, 2006

That's a very good trick teaser Jazz! Thank you once again for a terrific puzzle.
jkhschultz*us*
Aug 02, 2006

I thought it was a great trick. very well written
schatzy228*us*
Aug 03, 2006

its all NOAH's fault
teen_wizAca*
Aug 03, 2006

That was FANTASTIC!! Keep 'em coming!
zonarita*us*
Aug 05, 2006

Cute Teaser jazzmusician46
jazzmusician46Aau*
Aug 06, 2006

Thank you for your really supportive comments. They are really valued.
kayleeskittiesAus*
Aug 19, 2006

HAHAHAHA! Very good! You got me on this one.
fleur_delacour_ca*
Aug 24, 2006

that i so cool!!!!!!!!!!!
KatelinAus*
Aug 24, 2006

I thought it was real easy, but it was still very fun and interesting. Great job!
thimblenogginus*
Sep 01, 2006


Puppies in a zoo?
vlermaAus**
Sep 05, 2006

Yep, you got me on this one. Good teaser tho. More please?
tamjpAus*
Sep 05, 2006

I had an inkling that animals were involved but was not up for the encyclopedia cross checking that would have been required to get the entire answer!

Well played
brainsterAin*
Sep 05, 2006

One more Teaser of the Day under your belt! Congratulations!
bobiscool134*us
Sep 05, 2006

wow, I was sitting here for about an hour trying to figure this one out. Once I looked at the answer I realized I never would have goten it.
a3001milkmanAus*
Sep 05, 2006

Hey that was a cool!!! teaser
salepriceAca*
Sep 05, 2006

Got this one immediately, not bad for 6.23 in AM hey?
Very cool, tyvm
(user deleted)
Sep 05, 2006

I thought a group of whales was called a Pod.
shawneeo*us*
Sep 05, 2006

I liked it! I thought whales were called a "pod" also! Aren't they? Or, are the terms used just terms that can be applied to different groups, not necessarily the only terms that can be used for those specific animals?

In any case, it was fun, AND, I actually guessed it RIGHT, yay! Thanks!
bradon182001*us*
Sep 05, 2006

Isn't it a school of fish? Anyways, if all of the names are correct, this is an awesome teaser.
coachpisco*
Sep 05, 2006

I was in the right ball park, but never got to the plate. Good one.
iteachkidsAus*
Sep 05, 2006

The only way I was able to figure this out was that ... for a change ... I looked at the category. When I saw it was a trick, I knew "something was fishy," so I reread it differently and came up with the answer.
I think the ^ "pod" comments ^ are correct ...
kman613**
Sep 05, 2006

Good, easy one. I recognized all the animal group names, so quickly figured it out. The first sentence and start of second sentence seemed a bit awkward though, with the 2nd starting "while they were there"...
MurfQ*ca*
Sep 05, 2006

Nice one! Pretty easy. Got it before I was halfway through reading, but I must admit that I'd never heard of a sleuth or a battery as animal groups before so I was left wondering if I was right but couldn't think of anything else anyway.

I've never heard of whales being referred to as a school before but thought immediately of a school of fish.
Pizzazz2uAus*
Sep 05, 2006

Knowing and identifying differents names, has always been a fascination of mine. I am surprised that others have not caught on to the tricks. Keep up the awesome job!
jazzmusician46Aau*
Sep 05, 2006

Thanks for your comments. They are nice and constructive. I think you can call a 'bunch' of whales a 'pod' or a 'school'. Either is correct. Some of the other groups had multiple answers too; so I suppose it depends on what 'school' you went to. (Sorry...couldn't resist that one!)
locutus13dsus*
Sep 05, 2006

This one got by me.
josty*us*
Sep 05, 2006

nice play on words
panjunzhe*cn*
Sep 05, 2006

Excellent work. You have a great command of the English language.
rrn0rrnrrnY*us*
Sep 05, 2006

I had seen this one already "random"ly, but never read the comments. I was expecting a lot of arguments about puppies in a zoo, and a school of whales, but even those who noticed that did not harp on it and most praised the submitter. I wish this were the norm and and not the exception to most teasers with a large amount of comments.
Trishgal*us*
Sep 05, 2006

Didnot get it , but I enjoyed it. THX
tonjawithaj*us*
Sep 05, 2006

Very enjoyable!
rachellanders**
Sep 05, 2006

I got it right! I new it was the zoo by the third one, I just didn't know what all of them were.
luvdoritos706*ph*
Sep 05, 2006

that was ver iinformative....i didnt know half of those terms....good though
utnative*
Sep 05, 2006


very clever teaser i wasn't even close. but had alot of fun trying.

Wingsfan**
Sep 05, 2006

Good one!
soccerfreak*us*
Sep 05, 2006

that was awesome! i wolud have never thought of that! and im not that smart! lol
IMCUL4E*us*
Sep 05, 2006

how can fish stand?
largo40*
Sep 05, 2006

Good one. But I only got 1 answer.

heyman*
Sep 05, 2006

Actually, a group or herd of whales can be a school or a pod. Consider the following from www.dictionary.com:

pod2  /pɒd/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[pod] Pronunciation
–noun
1. a small herd or school, esp. of seals or whales.
2. a small flock of birds.
phildunphyAen*
Sep 05, 2006

I never even got close, well thought and presented. And I should read the Category
unConfuseMegb*
Sep 05, 2006

uuuummmmmm.......oooookaaaay???
RRAMMOHAN*in*
Sep 05, 2006

Couldnt guess the trick at all! Totally floored! Amazing how you could link all the collectives and make a story out of them!
fleur_delacour_ca*
Sep 05, 2006

i lovee this!!!!!!!!!!!!!SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO kewl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
lorpen*au*
Sep 05, 2006

Wow...that was great Jazz! I love ALL your teasers. They are so diverse and nicely written. Keep up the really good work!
jazzmusician46Aau*
Sep 05, 2006

Thank you all for your great comments. It makes writing teasers all that more fun to do! Thanks also Lorpen. You are very kind.
angelacd
Sep 05, 2006

the first thing that came to mind was a street parade...they see a school, a family, a [music]band, litter(trash), sleuth(cop or detective), army(young marines, sea cadets,...), troop(organized group; example: the girl/boy scouts, ), battery(generator), and on their way home a party near a den( room of a house)...it all is sensable.....at the zoo doesn't connect to me, but it is a mind boggler, i'll give you that
chocolatechippy*
Sep 05, 2006

really challenging, i thought it was a good trick
tdbrsun*
Sep 05, 2006

I did not get this one. really good! Nice one.
GebbieRoseAus*
Sep 05, 2006

Jazz, congrats on your second TOTD! I liked this one the first time around!
jazzmusician46Aau*
Sep 05, 2006

Thanks Gebbie much appreciated.
FeaerFactorY666*us*
Sep 07, 2006

very nice!
lmurray*cn*
Sep 10, 2006

EXCELLENT! COLLECTIVE NOUNS DON'T GET USED VERY OFTEN, SO I WAS GLAD TO SEE YOUR TEASER.

I HOWEVER HAVE NEVER HEARD OF A SCHOOL OF WHALES AND THE DICTIONARY DEFINITION SUBMITTED DOES NOT SAY A COLLECTIVE OF WHALES IS A SCHOOL, IT USES THE TERM TO DEFINE A POD.

I WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR CONFIRMING THE TERM SCHOOL

YOUR'S WAS ONE OF THE BETTER TEASERS I HAVE SEEN.
jazzmusician46Aau*
Sep 10, 2006

Thanks IMurray. Your comments are appreciated. Regarding your question about the whales, they can also be called either a SCHOOL, a HERD or a GAM of whales. Moreover, a POD of whales refers to a small school and a GRIND to a group of bottle nose whales. I hope that helps.
snowmonsterAus*
Sep 14, 2006

Very cute and well written! I like this one a lot!
QrystalAca*
Sep 15, 2006

got it!

Just for fun -- I'm reminded of the most comical/interesting/peculiar name for a group of a certain kind of creature...

a MURDER of crows.

teehee. (46 days till Halloween!)
phyllisa*us*
Sep 16, 2006

Very good, but I didn't get it!
marschie*il*
Sep 30, 2006

Nice use of collective nouns; how many Braingle Members make a clod??
rkaalandAus*
Oct 03, 2006

I was trying to find them all in the wild with a Boy Scout Troop! Hhahahah didn't even think of being in a zoo! Good Job!
Lizzie713Aau*
Oct 26, 2006

I dint know how thats a trick
But it is stil good
Well done
I learnt something new
Thanks
katie4Aus*
Dec 01, 2006

i luv animals!!! i luved this teaser!!!
lavenderAus*
Jan 01, 2007

Great teaser! You have a bunch of great ones!
jazzmusician46Aau*
Jan 01, 2007

Thank you
avalonsdad
Feb 03, 2007

i wish my local zoo had a school of whales.
very easy, but fun
coolcow35Aus**
Jun 24, 2007

Good one, Jazz! Keep em' coming! When do you plan to hit 1,000 teasers?
jazzmusician46Aau*
Jun 25, 2007

hahaha...in about 5 years time!
luckylefty*is*
Sep 11, 2007

I thought that might have been it until I got to slueth. Then I had no clue!
MadelulabelleAus*
Sep 25, 2007

I was WAY off, I'm not even sure what I was thinking, but it wasn't anywhere near the answer!
Great teaser!
jazzmusician46Aau*
Sep 25, 2007

Thanks for that!
Jimbo*au*
Oct 19, 2007

Pod of whales...amongst other things!
thisisme91
Apr 04, 2008

Coolest one I've seen yet Thanks for new words today!
jazzmusician46Aau*
Apr 05, 2008

My pleasure
wicked_one*ro*
Sep 06, 2009

That's a cool one. I've had no idea what to expect from it And there it was... that simple. Cool!!
craniacAus*
Sep 06, 2009

I was thinking it might be a title or a line from a song, but it would have to have been a weird one.
craniacAus*
Sep 06, 2009

I was thinking it might be a title or a line from a song, but it would have had to be a weird one.
craniacAus*
Sep 06, 2009

I was thinking it might be a title or a line from a song, but it would have had to be a weird one.
doeheadAus*
Sep 06, 2009

I just visited the local zoo on friday, so for that reason the answer came to me immediately.
UptheHillA*
Sep 06, 2009

NICE1!!!
auntiesisAus*
Sep 06, 2009

I was thinking fish and ants, but I never thought of animals. Very nice teaser, enjoyed it even though I couldn't solve it.
patiencewithaP*us*
Sep 06, 2009

Thought about school of fish and litter of puppies but didn't put it all together. Good one!
crocodiletca*
Sep 07, 2009

A group of frogs is also called an army. Thanks for teaching me something new!
crocodiletca*
Sep 07, 2009

Not to mention they might have seen a "float" (of hippopotami) go by. Great Job!
tiredovyou
May 08, 2011

One problem, The first one is inaccurate. A group of whales is called a "Pod".
Babe*
Sep 19, 2012

It was way out of my league. None of it made any sense to me. Not complaining, it was just not my thing. Glad so many thought it was cool.
lukasiwicz*
Sep 19, 2012

I must quibble on this one. Zoos do not generally exhibit sea-life. I had put down for my answer that Frederick and his mother were visiting a zoo and its associated aquarium and aviary.
cutebugAus*
Sep 19, 2012

Great teaser. Every zoo that I have visited luka had sea life.
iggy39Aus*
Sep 19, 2012

a very good one but i always say that when i get it right away. a little too easy but fun.
RomanG417Aus*
Sep 19, 2012

For me, "litter" gave it away. Still a nice teaser though.
thecatladycac**
Sep 20, 2012

When I saw "litter" I thought of kitty litter, since I have cats - I had to read it through about 3 times before it dawned on me that they were at the zoo! Fun teaser, Thanks for submitting!
themasterbraincus*
Jun 29, 2013

How do fish stand?



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