Browse Teasers
Search Teasers

## Z,Y,X,W...

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

 Puzzle ID: #49637 Fun: (2.07) Difficulty: (0.54) Category: Trick Submitted By: Panther91

Angela made a bet with her friend Alex. The bet was that Angela would win \$50 if she could say the alphabet in reverse within 5 seconds. If not, Alex would win \$50. Angela walked away fifty bucks richer. How did she do it?

### Hint

Remember, this is a trick.
Hide

## What Next?

See another brain teaser just like this one...

Or, just get a random brain teaser

If you become a registered user you can vote on this brain teaser, keep track of
which ones you have seen, and even make your own.

 RRAMMOHAN Oct 18, 2012 Quite a clever one! ThinksForFun Oct 18, 2012 Or why not Angela says, "the alphabet in reverse"? Marple Oct 19, 2012 Very easy but fun It's like when Dave says to Dan "Say goodnight, Dan" so Dan says "Goodnight Dan" abbylee123 Oct 19, 2012 thats cool... i thought that angela would say the alphabet backwards!! annie9698 Oct 19, 2012 I agree with thinksforfun... say "the alphabet in reverse within 5 seconds" Zag24 Oct 20, 2012 Or, she could just do what was implied. I just checked, I can say, "zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba" (saying the name of each letter) in a smidge under 4 seconds. It actually flows better backwards than forwards: tee-essarcupeeohenem is easier than emenohpeecue-are-esstee, for instance. boodler Oct 23, 2012 I agree; "the alphabet in reverse" or "alphabet the". Prefer the first. 30angel100 Nov 08, 2012 Too easy. HABS2933 Dec 09, 2012 I too thought that she just actually recited the alphabet backwards. I (along with many other ppl I know who also have East Coast roots) learned the alphabet backwards as children. In fact most of us knew it backwards months before we knew it forward. I can still recite it faster in reverse than I can in the "proper order" Quocalimar Jan 09, 2013 Nice one, not too easy like one guy said, it's just for the simpler side of braingle. ThePurpleTurtle Feb 09, 2013 Great teaser!! I thought the answer was thaat she said "The alphabet in reverse", but it's still gre Candi7 Mar 28, 2013 I agree with ThinksForFun bunnymother Jun 20, 2013 The answer could also be "the alphabet in reverse". eighsse Jul 28, 2013 Or, she could even just say "teb-uh-fla uth." "Fla" being pronounced like "flag" without the -g, and "uth" being pronounced as "other" without the -er. That would more accurately be "reverse." SaraGrace Jul 30, 2013 I lol about this one sciencesteven Apr 15, 2014 She could've said "The alphabet in reverse." ismartguy May 12, 2014 Am i he only one who noticed that in the teaser it says: " if not,she will get 50\$"???? ismartguy May 12, 2014 nvm. BRAIN FART