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Should You Be Institutionalized?

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

 

Puzzle ID:#23691
Fun:**** (3.42)
Difficulty:** (1.1)
Category:Trick
Submitted By:easterbaby2003****
Corrected By:sexyxxl05

 

 

 



It doesn't hurt to take a hard look at yourself from time to time. This little test should help you get started.

During a visit to a mental asylum, a visitor asked the Director what the criteria is that defines if a patient should be institutionalized.

"Well," said the Director, "we fill up a bathtub. Then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup, and a bucket to the patient and ask the patient to empty the bathtub."

Okay, here's your test:
1. Would you use the spoon?
2. Would you use the teacup?
3. Would you use the bucket?

"Oh, I understand," said the visitor. "A normal person would choose the bucket, as it is larger than the spoon."
What was the director's response?


Answer

"No," answered the Director. "A normal person would pull the plug."

So, how did *YOU* do?

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Comments

jennysugarsAus*
Jun 15, 2005

This teaser was easy but it was also REALLY FUNNY! I had a good time with it and plan to share it with my friends. Great Job!
autumnparalegal*
Jun 15, 2005

Apparently not!!! I have thought so for a long time now, but according to this, I wouldn't have to be!! It made me laugh Loved it!
onlyeeyore**
Jun 15, 2005

Good stuff!
beethovenswigA*
Jun 15, 2005

Very fun and funny... I LOVED iT!
elyse***
Jun 15, 2005

My guard was up becasue I I knew it was a trick, but as I read the teaser, I thought what would you do with the water once you took it out of the tub with either a sppon, teacup, or bucket? Asking that only confirmed pulling the plug. Great teaser! I love it!
jakeodee**
Jun 15, 2005

I got it yeah
sk8ergrlAus*
Jun 15, 2005

HHHHHAAAAAAHHHHHHHAAA. that is hilarious. You should edit it so it becomes a joke and submit it to Wocka.com
RiddlermanAen*
Jun 15, 2005

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please don't send me to the institution! I thought it was a teacup.

Great riddle, hilarious, love it, fab.
fudge**
Jun 15, 2005

This was a good one. It was pretty hard.
krishnanAin*
Jun 15, 2005

I answered spoon, because it would be easier to empty the last remaining water with it. I hope they have showers at the mental institution!
flipflopchica**
Jun 15, 2005

It was really good! Luckily, I don't need to be sent to the institution.
BrUnEttEcUtiE**
Jun 15, 2005

No thank god!!! this was pretty neat! niice job!
sweetime**
Jun 15, 2005

and how, pray tell, are you meant to know that the bathtub comes complete with plug hole?
think back to the days before indoor plumbing - those bathtubs didn't have plug holes...
drussel3*us*
Jun 15, 2005

Loved it,
sissy245Acz*
Jun 15, 2005

*I* did perfectly fine, thank you.
vikingboyAus*
Jun 15, 2005

Just read this in the paper several days ago...it is a funny teaser though
ballerina2293**
Jun 15, 2005

Please don't institutionalize me! I never would have thought of that! Great Teaser!
umnesq
Jun 16, 2005

Don't worry SWEETTIME, they'll be good to you at the institution. They'll cook all your meals for you, you'll never have to do dishes again, and you can sleep as late as you want.
buttons03Aus*
Jun 16, 2005

That was very cute, I added it to my favorites!
PCDguitar*
Jun 17, 2005

HI DUSSEL ITS ME AGAIN!!!!!!!!!! i liked this teaser it made me laugh even if i got it...i was about to say that it would be the spoon bc u would have to fill up the cup then the bucket but right as i hit show answer im like holy ***** i could just pull the plug
madleon*
Jun 18, 2005

a person is sent to a mental instituion, because they are crazy,
not because they are stupid{haha}
very funny teaser
max_payne_5th
Jun 19, 2005

Well i know im not crazy. lol, i pulled the plug, but hey nice trick there mate, good job!
deadeye823**
Jun 20, 2005

I don't have to go to an institution! w00t w00t
trickyleprecaun*
Jun 21, 2005

You so tricked me!!!!! ha ha, i added it to my favorites!!
sweetime**
Jun 21, 2005

umnesq - well why didn't you say so before? book me in please!!!
86_this_rox**
Jun 23, 2005

i love it and so do my friends!!
canttakemyname*us*
Jun 24, 2005

I loved that Babe! Good teaser!
mgil93*
Jun 24, 2005

I liked it. It took a second for me to figure it out.
xmadnetx*br**
Jun 24, 2005

This tease doesnt have a quetion. I didnt no wat i suppose to solve. i get it, but the story with the dirctor kill this tease. U should have only mention the bath tub and how would u empty it. the story just made it confusing to me. In fact i dont even no if it is a story.
xmadnetx*br**
Jun 24, 2005

never mind
AmyJo0206*
Jun 24, 2005

too cute, but i already knew that i need to be instutionalized. (sp?)
ocean_blu19
Jun 26, 2005

ha ha ha ha ha ha! i got it! u all stink! ha ha! loved it! so cool...

you deserve a cookie!
zigthepigAen*
Jun 27, 2005

Got me!! In my faves. Friends @ skol will laugh and be mad. Sign me up!!!!!
sgfreak555*us*
Jun 27, 2005

So stupid that it's funny. nice one.
curlyfon*
Jun 28, 2005

My first thought was "Well, I'd pull the plug isn't that the obvious answer. But wait, this is a trick, so which one of those can you use to pull the plug?" That's me, always overthinking.
ginny322Aau*
Jun 28, 2005

LOL this teaser was funny!! well i thought, since it's a trick question, i wouldn't use any of those things to empty the bathtub cuz maybe a 'sane' person is supposed to take a bath instead of getting water all over the floor, which would be inevetable if you used the bucket to empty the tub. gosh i never get these ones right. great teaser
puppygirl1213Aus*
Jun 29, 2005

That was funny, i fortunatly don't need to be institutionalized i am going to try this on my friends i wonder if they will need to be.
(user deleted)
Jul 04, 2005

ppl always told me i should be in a mental institution!
i would of used the teacup!
okieman51*
Jul 04, 2005

I seen this one right off. But it was great, I will try this one my family members, most will need mental care i am sure. lol best one yet on the trick site, Excellent Job:
mxclint68***
Jul 05, 2005

I got it...mostly because I hate when someone doesn't drain the %^&^%$^% tub, and I have to wait to take my shower til their water drains out!! Not that you wanted to know that...oh well....
sambean**
Jul 05, 2005

i really liked it even though it was pretty easy
Question_MarkAsx*
Jul 08, 2005

poison_ivy**
Jul 08, 2005

Darn, I thought it was the spoon!

That one was a great one!!!
tjsmom2005**
Jul 09, 2005

I should be institutionalized! !!!!! Oh well. I wasn't thinking of a plug! LOL - better luck next time. Clever. Good job!
dolphingurl12Aus*
Jul 09, 2005

I take showers hahaha
seraphim26
Jul 10, 2005

Yeah! I don't have to go to the looney bin!
Question_MarkAsx*
Jul 11, 2005

Lol . This was very funny.
sexy_brunette**
Jul 11, 2005

i thought it was great!!
gorillazgirl*de*
Jul 16, 2005

Man I should really be institutionalized! I thought it was the spoon!!
JeniusKC*
Jul 16, 2005

Hm...I was actually thinking along the lines of juping in, splashing out most of it, then using all three to get the rest out. But I'm in a "blech" mood and I'm a bit odd. So......*shrug*
Chakoteya*en*
Jul 16, 2005

easy but nice

Noor*
Jul 16, 2005

that was a gr8 one. i have to pack my bags and get set to go.
secerlemak*
Jul 16, 2005

It was easy but very smart! It tricked me a bit! Good Work!
libradawn**
Jul 16, 2005

That was pretty easy, but much funner than the usual! I am not sure how normal I am, but I got that right away!
TsunamiSurfer**
Jul 16, 2005

Hi:
I shook the hand of the doctor and told him: Do you think yourself normal, doc?
He smiled and said: welcome on the board!
ymalveaux
Jul 16, 2005

1st I asked the Dr. how big and full is the tub, and the condition of the items whether they have holes. Then, I asked why not pull the plug? Duhhh!
lycanthropeAus*
Jul 16, 2005

At last . . . . . I'm normal!
Aarghonautsus*
Jul 16, 2005

They're coming to take me away, ha, ha!! I didn't come close to getting the answer (or even understanding the question!!) but I loved it once I looked up the answer Pl,ease post lots more to keep me amused in the loony bin
redneck_woman**
Jul 16, 2005

Whewww!!! I passed a sanity test.... Guess I have the world fooled...

Seriously tho - a great teaser and added to my faves.. Nice job easterbaby!
padme**
Jul 16, 2005

me feel stupid...me wants someone to explain
prettygurl*
Jul 16, 2005

funny!!! i wud have said bucket
smatypants*us*
Jul 16, 2005

I woulda just belly flopped in
jojomfd1*
Jul 16, 2005

very good, and don't worrywhat xmadwhateverhisnameisx said we've seen his teasers before
MTK_90**
Jul 16, 2005

I SHOULD NOT BE INSTITUTIONALIZED! I GOT IT RIGHT! I KNEW IT WAS A TRICK ANSWER SO I GUESSED THE OBVIOUS AND BAM! I WAS RIGHT. GOOD ONE THOUGH!
ficklefudge
Jul 16, 2005

where's the question?
kookikat
Jul 16, 2005

this was hilarious!! i couldn't stop laughing!! the answer was so obvious - great work!!
AralditeAus*
Jul 16, 2005

Lock me up. DUH!!!
beerexs**
Jul 16, 2005

I'm officialy insitutionalized
Kim123491*
Jul 17, 2005

even i knew this 1!!!
(user deleted)
Jul 19, 2005

(user deleted)
Jul 20, 2005

Ha, very fun, I get these through the E-mail, so I didn't know that it was a trick... They really need to put the category of the teaser in the E-mail
h20untz*us*
Jul 21, 2005

they're coming to take me away haha, they're coming to take me away hehe.Help!! the men in white coats are coming to put me in the happy hotel!!!

liked the trick.
BABYYGIRL**
Jul 23, 2005

l knew the answer....easy you know,but funny!
spookybAus*
Jul 23, 2005

i didn't like this teaser it made me feel stupid i should have got this one but i didn't, i loved it though!!!!!!
deepseaAus*
Jul 30, 2005

this teaser is complety false, untrue and wrong, after all it said I was normal
im not normal
nice teaser though
loveshellylove**
Jul 31, 2005

good one!
tick*us*
Aug 02, 2005

Nice one, the plug option was in the back of my mind however since it is not mentioned you assume there is not one, then you get into whether or not that was an option yada yada yada, LOL! VERY good little teaser, I liked it! Thank you very much!
riddlelover**
Aug 04, 2005

Great one! Ok, whatever you say, deepsea...
This teaser goest to my favorites
iblondhaha
Aug 12, 2005

THIS IS AWESOME!!!!

and i got it right too, whoohoo!!!
MonkeyJoeAus*
Aug 16, 2005

i chose the spoon
tiny_dancerAus*
Aug 21, 2005

me to......
sftball_rocks13*
Aug 25, 2005

all of my friends knew the answer but me

i knew i was nuts, but at least i didnt say the spoon!
sftball_rocks13*
Aug 25, 2005

all of my friends knew the answer but me

i knew i was nuts, but at least i didnt say the spoon!
Caim*us*
Aug 28, 2005

Pretty easy, nice one!
jimmymus*
Sep 01, 2005

no i shouldn't...how dare you!
(user deleted)
Sep 03, 2005

Definately hilarious -seeing as I'm very familiar with said institutions (that is, I shrink heads to make $$$) Insanity makes the world go round. I loved this 1-so classic!
Celanba*
Sep 05, 2005

I should be institutionalized!!! I never would've thought of that!!!
jcfreak
Sep 06, 2005

i got it, but it totally tricked my co-worker!!! great job!!! it was hilarious!!!!
nathaliaAjm*
Sep 08, 2005

I really liked this one good job
sudokulvr
Sep 12, 2005

this is a cute. teaser. only one of my friends got it (besides me) the rest thought it was a bucket or a spoon.
brainsterAin**
Sep 13, 2005

Wow ! That was an eye-opener, just shows how many people belong you-know-where !!! Including me, since I thought of the bucket !
REBRABAus**
Sep 14, 2005

GOOD ONE I TELL THAT ONE TO EVERYONE NOW
AZTTT**
Sep 14, 2005

Very Good! It's nice to know I don't need to be institutionalized.
xolilangel827oxAit*
Sep 19, 2005

very good one! i love it..apparently i should be institiounalized haha!!
Llama-Llover**
Sep 22, 2005

Old-fashioned bathtubs don't have plugs in them. How were we supposed to know the model of the tub?
Llama-Llover**
Sep 22, 2005

Old-fashioned bathtubs don't have plugs in them. How were we supposed to know the model of the tub?
signmeup74*pl*
Sep 30, 2005

Obviously, yes.
I get a big DUH!! on this one.
signmeup74*pl*
Sep 30, 2005

Obviously, yes.
I get a big DUH!! on this one.
55may55**
Sep 30, 2005

YEAH! I get to be insitutionalized! ....wait ......that's a bad thing ......never mind then.
smarty_blondy*ro*
Oct 08, 2005

Fun? Yes. Difficult? Maybe. A joke? Definately!
soccercow10Aus*
Oct 09, 2005

awesome!
that was the funniest teaser i have ever read!

cost of a visit to the doctor:100$
being inistuilized:50$
reading a funny teaser over and over and over again:priceless!
there are some things money cant buy, ya ya ya you get the point.
awesome teaser!
tiny_dancerAus*
Oct 18, 2005

i picked spoon cause i knew it was trick and well ya get the point?

i told it to my friend and i wasn't even done before she said "pull the plug!"
tiny_dancerAus*
Oct 18, 2005

i picked spoon cause i knew it was trick and well ya get the point?

i told it to my friend and i wasn't even done before she said "pull the plug!"
tiny_dancerAus*
Oct 18, 2005

i picked spoon cause i knew it was trick and well ya get the point?

i told it to my friend and i wasn't even done before she said "pull the plug!"
tiny_dancerAus*
Oct 18, 2005

whoops

lol never push that button twice
SilverMoonBee**
Oct 22, 2005

i thought the answer was spoon. coz prisoners always use spoons to dig themselves out of jail, right? i thought carzy people would do the same with the bath tub i'm embarassed but i liked it
ElectricYou
Oct 24, 2005

Silly me, I thought one of the answers was right, so I guessed that you would use the spoon to pull the plug. You know, like putting the handle through the ring of the plug. So I guess I sorta got it right.
princess0611Aus*
Oct 27, 2005

Very funny!! Thank God I chose the plug instead of one of the three offered tools.
poison_ivy**
Oct 27, 2005

LOL, THIS WAS HILARIOUS!!!! THIS IS THE BEST TRICK EVER!!! please write more like these or I WILL CRY from all the terribly boring 'jokes'
lovefrenzy**
Nov 13, 2005

that's funny
Fire
Nov 15, 2005

Oops, I need to go there. I like that one. It was cool. I tell it to all my friends.
DaveC**
Nov 16, 2005

Pull the plug? Nah I would just push the lever that drains the tub!!! I mean that is the way I drain my tub!
Mora
Nov 21, 2005

You know I'm just adding a comment to gat points so I can submit my own teaser. Try mine as soon as I can get on on this site.
aznboi1324Avn*
Nov 23, 2005

Nice job keep it kummin

it was easy for me tho!
schatzy228*us*
Nov 23, 2005

RUB A DUB DUB
ILL JOIN THE CLUB
I DRINK FROM A JUG
BUT STILL PULLED THE PLUG
GOOD ONE
bookworm91**
Nov 28, 2005

Oh haha i used the bucket. drat.
lovefrenzy**
Nov 30, 2005

i said bucket. does that mean im dum?
GilmoreGirl63
Dec 03, 2005

I said I'd use all of the tools. I guess it's off to the institution for me.
TherulerofthemAca*
Dec 08, 2005

WOOHOO! I am out of the instition.

'Cept my good friends Ix' of course.
bluehawk*us*
Dec 09, 2005

GURGGLE,GURGGLE,GURGGLE, LET'S WATCH THE EDDY.
rkaalandAus*
Dec 09, 2005

GREAT!!! going in my favs!!!
Brainy_1Aus*
Dec 10, 2005

Another great one Zona! But I saw this before, so I knew the answer.
aprilsprings29*us*
Dec 17, 2005

LOL
simplimade
Dec 19, 2005

lmao. Easy but hecka fun
winddancir**
Dec 30, 2005

I got it right...
I wanted to be locked up!
mmpp123Aus*
Dec 31, 2005

LOL! It was hilarious.
teen_wizAca*
Jan 02, 2006

Really, awesomely fun teaser! I got it right too! ! Yippee! I'll be looking for your other puzzles!
teaser123*
Jan 02, 2006

Fun teaser! Good job !
ChristheGreat*us*
Jan 03, 2006

MistyAus*
Jan 06, 2006

..................i was looking at most popular teasers and i didnt know this was trick......
jlvsbeksAus*
Jan 06, 2006

that was really awesome and cute
im going to tell my friends
SPUTNIK2Aus*
Jan 16, 2006

Fun! Fun! Fun! and woo hoo I'm normal folk, cuz I was thinking to meself, why not just pull the plug! AWESOME teaser, thanks
apathetic_moose**
Jan 17, 2006

Oh wow, I actually got it! Great teaser!
puttaholic*au*
Jan 19, 2006

im an idiot, i thaught the spoon i didnt even think of using the plug
MoodyAus*
Jan 21, 2006

I just thought, the spoon etc was way too much work so I'm like, why don't they just empty it with the plug, lol. So maybe i should be in an instution for the terminally lazy. Moody
sweetmamaAus*
Jan 26, 2006

Great teaser! And I am happy to report that my mental health is still intact!
swithieAgb*
Jan 29, 2006

Hooray, I'm not insane. Excellent teaser by the way.
ragethe3rd**
Feb 02, 2006

I knew I wasnt sane...
The-PonyAus*
Feb 08, 2006

i must be crazy, i said a spoon, i thought it was a trick very good though
wuzzupp
Feb 10, 2006

mann do i feel stupid now i thought he would say correct or something
aaks94Aus*
Feb 13, 2006

That was a good one, i added it to my faves! I hope u read mine. (When i get some)
hottiegurl99Aus*
Feb 15, 2006

said it was the spoon
qqqq*
Feb 18, 2006

Yeah, I'm mental!! Great teaser!!! I knew it had SOMETHING to do with that.
michelle3617Aus*
Feb 21, 2006

yay i pulled the plug.
hotdogsforme*
Feb 27, 2006

i used the spoon
bigSWAFF_69_Aus*
Mar 05, 2006

I've heard this as a joke many times before, I like how you made it into a teaser
monkey93*us*
Mar 07, 2006

LOL I thought bucket and then I realized it was to pull the plug and then I should have been in that mental asylum...lol
hottiegurl99Aus*
Mar 08, 2006

Yea wellll... so what if I said spoon?!?!? I KNOW ALL MY FREINDS ON HERE CHOSE THE FREAKIN BUCKET, but if i wanted to use a spoon for the heck of it, i would! im a growing girl dammit!
PineappleMamaAus*
Mar 09, 2006

Woohoo I'm sane!! Well, relatively anyway!!
settra626Aus*
Mar 11, 2006

whoah whoah whoah people, dont overcrowd my house!
(user deleted)
Mar 16, 2006

i chose the spoon xD i guessed that it wouldnt nessarily be fillied with water. me would love a bathtub full of icecream =9
Splatt*cc*
Mar 17, 2006

I'm utterly shocked - I don't qualify for institutionalized living. So sad - so many friends above being led away in the straightjacket. I'll miss you all!
lukeschettAus*
Mar 21, 2006

I pick the tea spoon!!!!
ragnarok23*
Mar 24, 2006

this teaser is very cute, awesome job.
tintiniscoolAus*
Mar 24, 2006

I heard this before, only in a different context. Good job-I guess I am a normal person
virgo51210Aus*
Mar 30, 2006

well i might as well tell u seth,i screwed up lmao
Mellew*us*
Mar 30, 2006

i have seen this in e-mail b4 but i got it rite yay me!!!!!
lorelle_b*us**
Apr 10, 2006

i've also gotten this in an email...i would have ended up in the asylum, lol!
Quickq*en*
Apr 18, 2006

I said bucket. Anyway it was good so I added it to my favourites.
Psychic_MasterAnz*
Apr 18, 2006

I got it, yay ! Excellent teaser!!! *adds to favourites*
XoXo2011*us*
May 01, 2006

:O or they could just jump in and have all the water splash out! WEE! haha that was a cool teaser
kangel067*gy*
May 07, 2006

omg!!!!!!!!do i really belong in an asylum? i was soo stupid jus now.but great teaser!
GebbieRoseAus*
May 28, 2006

very popular & lotsa lotsa lotsa fun. kutgw
Linlou18uk*en*
Jun 07, 2006

This was fab! I got it though, don't know if that is a good thing or not!
spazzyjazzy93Aus*
Jun 09, 2006

yay i got it right!
someone probly said this, but i dont feel like reading ALL those coments:
so did the vistitor get put in the asylum?
PunnettSwears*au*
Jun 11, 2006

Easy, but cute.
nickorama77147*us*
Jun 11, 2006

That was funny! Guess I should be institutionalized!
akl21Aus*
Jul 03, 2006

Nice! I thought about it for a second, but I got it right. So I guess everyone was wrong; I'm normal
tonjawithaj*us*
Jul 10, 2006

Love it!!!
temishoau*
Jul 16, 2006

lol
OldChinaHand**
Jul 16, 2006

An oldie but a goodie. It was a good way to spin it into a teaser. Thanks for the laugh.
starnz*us*
Jul 16, 2006

Always knew I wasn't NORMAL!!!!!
feste*
Jul 16, 2006

Whoever it was that came up with this one should be institutionalized.
FeaerFactorY666*us*
Jul 16, 2006

Hahah!! Good one!
bradon182001*us*
Jul 16, 2006

I must be normal. I got It!!
RRAMMOHAN*in*
Jul 16, 2006

Whew, what a relief I got it right! Glad to be at home and not in an institution! Good, funny, clever teaser.
coachpisco*
Jul 16, 2006

That was a bit like "How do you get an elephant into a refrigerator?" You open the door. I liked your teaser. Thanks.
Nellem*ie*
Jul 16, 2006

Good one!
maginus23*
Jul 16, 2006

i heard this on the Dr. Bill Wattenburg show on KGO. it had a funny ending in which the director asked if he wanted a room with a window and the visitor asked why and the director said because a normal person would pull the plug!
kukuzyavochkawa*
Jul 16, 2006

I got it right!
But at first, my theory was....
CATAPOULT!
Out of a teaspoon with water in it.
But that is NOT what a normal person would do, whould it?
utnative*
Jul 16, 2006

very good teaser i'm not saying if i got it right or not


yes i should be institutionalized.
how'd you guess?
cincigirl4ever*
Jul 16, 2006

YAY!!!! I got this one Right Away! This is an AWESOME teaser, love it, love it, love it! WOW. I may not be the spitting image of normal, but at least i'm not going away on an extremely long vacation anytime soon!

cincigirl
Pizzazz2uAus*
Jul 16, 2006

A very clever, yet shrewdly written teaser When your guard is up, you instantly know it is a trick, and come up with the answer. For me, it was too easy, but very, very sharp and totally fun.
jabdrAus*
Jul 16, 2006

Loved it. My first thought was pull the plug. My second one was choose the teaspoon to dig out the plug if it was stuck. It put a smile on my face. Thanks!
johnseaberg
Jul 16, 2006

well..it is important to to tell how hot or cold the bathtub water is; then you can act accordingly....
bandnerdnproud7*us*
Jul 16, 2006

I can see why people would think it was the spoon vs. the bucket...so you can get the last little bit of water out. I've heard this one before, so of course I got it right away, but when my friend told this to me a while ago, I didn't get it. I always over think things.
unConfuseMegb*
Jul 16, 2006

very dorky.........
scallioAus*
Jul 16, 2006

Hilarious! LOVED this teaser!

I thought you'd want the spoon to help pry up the plug.
thimblenogginus*
Jul 16, 2006


PULL THE PLUG!
pianofoxAus*
Jul 16, 2006

that's great!
speedqueenkmwAus*
Jul 16, 2006

expected the trick so actually got it right! yay
POPSca*
Jul 16, 2006

That beats all CUTE FUNNY And I stay out of the LOONIE BIN Cause I got it. Whoopee
Neek*us*
Jul 16, 2006

So obvious---after I read the answer. Good one.
blaghau
Jul 16, 2006

I got this right! Does that mean they'll let me go home now?
victort21*ca*
Jul 16, 2006

I also have seen this as a joke, so I knew the answer as soon as I started reading it. But I wanted to see the comments, to see people's reactions. Some of the comments are hilarious!!
doka13*ml*
Jul 16, 2006

aww crap, now i feel like an idiot
xxilove_ihatexxAus*
Jul 16, 2006

you are really intelligent.. i couldnt get that.. i chose bucket!!! lol!!!
dan1234*
Jul 16, 2006

Good.
hubluza*us*
Jul 16, 2006

good im too coo
Musikman212*ca*
Jul 16, 2006

Good one. I liked it.
FatHeadAus*
Jul 17, 2006

Yeah, but what if it *had* no plug?
1blessedgirl*us*
Jul 17, 2006

That was a really good one. I definintly liked that one. It kind of made me feel stupid though considering the fact I answered wrong
akl21Aus*
Jul 20, 2006

I just read this month (or maybe next's) edition of Reader's Digest, and now I see where that came from. Nice, though.
mathwhiz1224
Jul 24, 2006

I really really liked that teaser!! although it made me think for a while but ya know that was REALLY REALLY gr8 so yeah keep up the good work and submit more TEASERS!!!
vlermaAus*
Jul 28, 2006

Sorry I knew this one as I also read it in a recent RD. Nice to see it in the Braingle neighborhood tho.
(user deleted)
Jul 31, 2006

You do realize that wasn't a choice? I mean, it is bad enough that they waste our time with a terrible riddle that only deserves to be on the side of a cereal box, but also that you all think it is great and funny.

It's not a choice! They gave us three things to choose from. Not three sugestions, three choices. Then when we take one of the choices, they essentially call us stupid because we didn't choose a fourth option which they never presented to us. Thank you for wasting my time.
IMCUL4E*us*
Aug 06, 2006

YAY!!!! they're not sending me off yet!!!! *insane laughter*
4kai2lyn6*us*
Oct 12, 2006

Cute! A little too easy, but still very cute!
ShriyaAin*
Oct 13, 2006

Very easy but yes, am gonna test it with my bro!
captainshortrox*fr*
Oct 19, 2006

Very fun
CountdownCrispyAen*
Oct 23, 2006

There you go, I'm officially nuts!
soccercow10Aus*
Nov 10, 2006

well you dont really have a choice to pulling the plug as the choices are 1.2.and3. but im just saying
this was still really a good teaser
senther7Aus*
Dec 03, 2006

The answer is totaly wrong. since they never asked u bout the plug, a normal guy would go like this:

1) no
2) no
3) if i had no plug, yes
bobiscool134*us
Dec 07, 2006

lol, I thought it was a bucket...then I remembered it was a trick...and figured it out. well done
teasermaster**
Dec 19, 2006

Don't believe it i didn't get it! Oh no!
bgil7604Aus
Jan 24, 2007

I hate teasers that don't have answers in the question like this, but it was very funny.
dachshund2k3Aus*
Jan 27, 2007

I got it!!!
Luna_**
Feb 13, 2007

I got that almost instantly! Easy! But still entirely fun...
PenedonoAca*
Mar 05, 2007

That's just good stuff
auntiesisAus*
Apr 11, 2007

I remember reading this one someplace else. I got it then, before I finished reading the whole joke, and it translates into a teaser quite well. Again it is a good one for the young ones.
ms-sanders
May 01, 2007

I would have automatically unplugged the tub because that's logical at least to me.
KageshaAau
May 02, 2007

Hahahahaha awesome teaser ....GOOD JOB
frozenrose_885Aus*
May 21, 2007

I've heard this before, so I definitely passed
brainglewashed*
Jun 08, 2007

I'm INSANE!

jk i'm coo
(user deleted)
Jun 15, 2007

Honestly, they didn't say they filled it with water, I thought they would fill it will the patient so I say none and I would've just got up and empty the tub.
KamazarAus
Jun 26, 2007

Hahaha. That was great.
flowergirl1219Aus*
Jun 28, 2007

Don't forget to send me a message saying what subject you want me to do on a quiz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
tennisfreak4evaAau*
Jun 29, 2007

I got it right!!!!! i am not insane!!!!! really funny teaser!!!!!!
guitargirl55
Jul 12, 2007

I love it (and i got it) = D
aerdramaqueenAie
Aug 21, 2007

Cool! Yay! I got it, but I probably wouldn't have if I didn't know it was a trick...
King_of_Smart*
Sep 06, 2007

Oh no! I'm about to be institutionalized!

Great teaser!!
EienNiKireiAus*
Oct 20, 2007

That was funny!
1smart_okieAus*
Nov 11, 2007

Great teaser!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Make more!
Brainyday*us*
Nov 11, 2007

Funny!
luckypuppy*us*
Nov 13, 2007

So if I got it I don't need to be institutionalized?
cheesepieus*
Nov 15, 2007

W00T I shouldn't be instututionalized!
And now I have exactly 101 points .
nerdyiscool*us*
Nov 16, 2007

Whoops... Get the straight-jacket!

No, but I've heard this one before. Still love it, though! Extra points for use of *asterisks*!
savagesus*
Dec 06, 2007

very funny haha! still got it though
AndrewWalkerAfi*
Dec 17, 2007

Aw! MAN!!! And my real IQ says I'm a genius Wow! I did not see that coming! Great teaser! The best teaser I have seen! AMAZING!
iffy_97kw
Dec 30, 2007

boring + easy
but wow i recon most pplmtie not hav gotten it!
lYnchmAn08Aus*
Jan 09, 2008

this was a really funny one. i loved it. all my friends got this wrong
lastlybooAus*
Feb 09, 2008

i love it!!!!
SSVillalobos*
Feb 15, 2008

I was pleased to see I should NOT be institutionalized, despite what my husband might think! Loved this teaser, even though I got it right away.
syhere*us*
Feb 26, 2008

I've heard this teaser before, so I already knew the answer. But I must admit that when I first heard this, I said a normal person would use a bucket, too.
Writeaway*us*
Mar 11, 2008

I remember this one. Hehe, I've actually told this one before.
soccercow10Aus*
Mar 23, 2008

hahaha I should be institutionalized

I got it wrong because it seemed like those were the options you were given but yeah. KUDOS!
luckylefty*is*
Mar 24, 2008

Fun, but very easy
jamola_Aus
Apr 27, 2008

lol I didn't think of that. I thought of using the bucket ahahah I guess im not normal jk
chakkiAae*
May 21, 2008

ya ithink so
amymarie1123Aus*
May 23, 2008

haha, good one....(PLEASE do not delete below message, thanks)

WTB: check ww game 802 for next hint in scavenger hunt...
zembobo*us*
May 27, 2008

Pulling the plug was not one of the options. Not all tubs have plugs you know.l
bookwrmKPAus*
Jun 26, 2008

Ha! I'm not crazy! That's a relief! This was fun, thanks a lot easterbaby!
Clever and easy.
(user deleted)
Jul 16, 2008

i'm not crazy! hurrah!
articulate145
Aug 26, 2008

I would have said the spoon ... cause they make it easier to get out them plugs designed by inferior beings!
june12Aus*
Aug 26, 2008

this was so funny i'm show it to my doctor and see what he picks lol ... funny funny i loved it
CindzeyAus*
Nov 06, 2008

I did great =D
Djdisnewtus**
Nov 13, 2008

Wow really catchy liked how you worded it which that one would be mine.
JoannaFruity*us
Mar 08, 2009

lol!
that was fun
that caught me off guard(;
StreetsDiscipleAau
Mar 26, 2009

too easy
(user deleted)
May 19, 2009

This one was a good one. I also just tried the humanitarian IQ test that was just posted on another site. I was a lot of fun.
firefox99tus*
Jun 26, 2009

I loooooved the teaser! You totally tricked me!
JLP1Aza*
Jul 16, 2009

HAHAHAHAHAHA excellent!!!!!!!!!!!
martinb216Aie*
Jul 16, 2009

very very funny and fun too
doeheadAus**
Jul 16, 2009

It's time for somebody to pull the plug on this one. It's older than George Washington!!!
katamaster*
Jul 16, 2009

I was thinking to take the spoon to pry out the plug.
persaphone*gr*
Jul 16, 2009

i got it correct as soon as i finsished reading the question lol great teaser though.
UptheHillA*
Jul 16, 2009

NICE!!!
4princessesus*
Jul 16, 2009

it's good to know I'm normal!
patiencewithaP*us*
Jul 16, 2009

Easy but fun! Thanks for posting!
tahomacAus*
Jul 16, 2009

Cute
auntiesisAus*
Jul 16, 2009

This one was funny before, and it is still funny. If we go by this test I am normal.
dodgerh8ter*
Jul 16, 2009

I may be stupid. But I'm not crazy.
tova_ltus*
Jul 16, 2009

great teaser! i got it right away!
BastetA*
Jul 16, 2009

Supposedly I'm normal. It's a lie, I tell you, a lie!
yeahright411Aus
Aug 06, 2009

Ohhhhhh...
It seems so obvious now.
mathisnice*us*
Aug 08, 2009

I thought that pull the plug was too obvious! Congrats on having thee most popular Trick teaser.
Scorefiretau*
Nov 12, 2009

Hehe, I said the bucket
Scorefiretau*
Nov 12, 2009

Hehe, I said the bucket
(user deleted)
Nov 27, 2009

I stared at if for a moment, and kept thinking to use the spoon to help me pull the plug. I just couldn't let go of the fact that I only had three choices to pick from.
Jake10Aus*
Dec 03, 2009

Maybe i should be in the loony bin..................
EnderofGamesAca*
Dec 13, 2009

I came back to this one after so long. Congratulations on the most popular teaser on Braingle!
racoonieboytus*
Aug 13, 2010

I dunno if I should be institutionalized, but I would've said to wait for the water to evaporate.
JQPublic*
Sep 12, 2010

I do like this one, but I've heard it before on Supreme Master TV.
Jaritness7
Sep 28, 2010

GREAT WORK
noreply
Oct 20, 2010

Great teaser. I found it easy but liked it.
0xy1Att*
Feb 07, 2011

Ahhhh Spoon ftl.... :O
Prabinmetalsnp
Feb 18, 2011

Boring and easy
Prabinmetalsnp
Feb 18, 2011

Boring and easy and Plagiarism
BookwormAnG*
Jun 03, 2011

First thing that came to mind when i saw the answer :
''Ohh..~~~''
SUPD200
Jul 27, 2011

But you only had 3 choices, and pulling the plug isn't one of them.

Oh well, better luck for me next time!
Benjiboo*
Dec 27, 2011

my answer was:dadadadadadadadeededeeedeeedeedeeedDAAAAAAAAAA tip it
Babe*
Jul 16, 2012

I am absolutely blown away that all of you have never heard this before. It is so old that it was worn worn out years ago. It has also made many trips around on the computer. Amazing!!! I can't believe it!!!
cutebugAus**
Jul 16, 2012

This is so old that the bathtubs had plugs. Time for it to be sent down the drain.
tripleteam5*
Jul 16, 2012

Whew! I got it right. I was worrued !! So... I MUST be sane !! RIGHT !!?!? ( insert manical laugh here )
kitty-cattus*
Jan 29, 2013

Like some have said, this one's very old but still good. I've seen some versions where, after the Director says, "A normal person would pull the plug," he/she continues, "Would you like a bed near the window?"
twainsbrain
Aug 06, 2013

haha it is kinda old! @cutebug
SpindaSweeptus
May 01, 2014

My first answer was,"Put a baby seal in the bathtub." i think there's something wrong with me.



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