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Common Groups

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:#30238
Fun:*** (3.02)
Difficulty:** (1.19)
Category:Group
Submitted By:AngelliAph****!
Corrected By:grungy49

 

 

 



Can you uncover what each group of three has in common?

1. doughnut
notebook
golf course

2. turtle
peanut
oyster

3. brown
polar
Kodiak

4. cough
tear
rain

5. soap
granola
candy


Answer

1. They all have holes
2. They all have shells
3. They are all kinds of bears
4. They are all kinds of drops
5. They are all kinds of bars

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Comments

awishfulthinker*us*
May 03, 2006

the first one with having holes... there are alot of notebooks that dont have holes ... maybe you should say looseleaf or something ... non the less this one was fun
Winner4600*
May 04, 2006

awesome-ly fun, easy!!!
bebo*au
May 06, 2006

i liked it lots but i only got one rite still iit was really good keep up the good work
Qmeister*ca
May 07, 2006

that was fun and easy
prettyinpinkxo9
May 17, 2006

That was really fun i didn't solve all of them but still, it was a good one. Keep up the good work !
GebbieRoseAus*
May 26, 2006

this was fun!
azbee123*us*
Jun 05, 2006

that was soooo fun! this one is going into my favorites! loved it!
PunnettSwears*au*
Jun 05, 2006

Relatively easy, and fun.
AtropusAnz*
Jun 05, 2006

Yeah none of my notebooks have holes.. then again none of them are spiral bound.

I had to look up granola.. I was thinking what IS that.. turns out it's muesli. Got to love that cross cultural thing.
vlermaAus*
Jun 05, 2006

This was fun. Nice job! I looked at the first one and thought, hummm, holes, but not all notebooks have holes in them, but some do, so it must be holes. And then I was on a roll. Kind of like the old story of M R PIGS. M R N PIGS, O S A R! O I C M R PIGS!!! Enjoyed these so may we have more please?
xeses*us*
Jun 05, 2006

Very fun and Very easy.

Thats the way I like it!
learningchineseus*
Jun 05, 2006

HEN RONGYI!!!! (VERY EASY)
Rach_*
Jun 05, 2006

I agree with everyone, got them staight away (must be easy as I'm not very good!) but fun
coachpisco*
Jun 05, 2006

EXCELLENT!!!! lOVED IT....
OldChinaHand**
Jun 05, 2006

Easy is to the eye (and tongue in Braingle case) of the beholder. It's not a Western culture, native English speaking world out there. Global think, global act.

Fun teaser, nice job.
bradon182001*us*
Jun 05, 2006

This was easy for me. I got them all.Fun teaser.
elshawnoAus*
Jun 05, 2006

nice, but easy
AwwwSweet*
Jun 05, 2006

Nice teaser, easy and fun!
kcheer2493us*
Jun 05, 2006

Got four out of five. Good job. It was a team effort in art class even though i'm supposed to be working on my project right now! Great and creative
locutus13dsus*
Jun 05, 2006

Good teaser. I agree that maybe a spiral notebook should have been used, but fun nonetheless.
cassiemarkAus*
Jun 05, 2006

Super easy but fun!!!!
BeckyD*
Jun 05, 2006

I only got the first three right... #4 and #5 stumped me. But I like this kind of teaser! I give this one four stars! ****
ticaboous
Jun 05, 2006

Nice easy teaser............
zaya*
Jun 05, 2006

Clever, different, fun!!
doka13*ml*
Jun 05, 2006

tres facile (very easy), but very FUN!!
AckJack*us*
Jun 05, 2006

That was really cool! Thanks for the great teaser!
banzai*
Jun 05, 2006

I agree, easy but fun. Thank you.
Punk_RockerAus*
Jun 05, 2006

Cute! I liked it a lot! I didn't get the drops one, though. Grr.
mband*
Jun 05, 2006

Teasers like this often have more than one "right" answer. For example, in #1, all are compound words (dough/nut, note/book golf/course). And in #2, all are 6-letter words with 2 syllables. What's to say that the "right" answer is better than these other answers?

That's why I generally don't find these teasers particularly fun.
scallioAus*
Jun 05, 2006

Super duper easy but enjoyed it all the same. Thanks for the tease.
lindquist_25Aus*
Jun 05, 2006

I got the first two. I really liked the teaser. Thank you!
krnsspot
Jun 05, 2006

very very clever..... ...i got the first two....fun teaser
mover16*
Jun 05, 2006

very good this one was fun and semi easy I got three of them
americangirl06*
Jun 05, 2006

I got all except #4. My guess was that they were all words that could be used as either a verb or a noun.

Maybe I'm lazy, but I like easy ones! Good job!
utnative*
Jun 05, 2006

once i figured out the first one the others were kinda easy until the last one. then i fell on my face
nu_rob_roy*sx*
Jun 05, 2006

Fun teaser but I had no idea about granola, but four out of five is good.
miss_mary_bus
Jun 05, 2006

This was good, but I didn't get the last two. I wasn't thinking "cough drop" ...I was just thinking of a cough. And I didn't get the other one because candy doesn't necessarily have to come in a bar to be considered candy.

But still, I really liked it!
David1966*
Jun 05, 2006

I didt get it till i looked at the answers!!!!!
Stuff1us*
Jun 05, 2006

It was fun to do but, pretty easy.
rue875*
Jun 05, 2006

very easy, but fun nonetheless.
jabdrAus*
Jun 05, 2006

Musikman212*ca*
Jun 05, 2006

Very easy, not much teasing here, but it was still fun.
horse_luverAca*
Jun 05, 2006

Really easy, but OK nonetheless.
Trishgal*us*
Jun 05, 2006

Fun, I like giving myself a sense of satisfaction rather than a head ache keep up the good work
MissSmartySkort*us
Jun 05, 2006

Very easy but still fun!
hottie726
Jun 05, 2006

i only got 1 of them to but it was fun.
loony300*
Jun 05, 2006

kinda easy, but really fun!!!!!!!
The notebook is kinda iffy, but i got to give you props for creativity! :
Waluigi*
Jun 05, 2006

I liked this one. Good job.
syracuse945*ph*
Jun 05, 2006

i got 4 of m... whoop whoop! haha... good job...



PS: awsum, u'r from the philippines... me, 2...
mercenary007*jm*
Jun 05, 2006

nice one... I got all of them
mmmcla01A*
Jun 05, 2006

I didn't get it until I read the answer!!! I was thinking of ways that they related grammatically...good one though...(even if I didn't get it)!!!
RRAMMOHAN*in*
Jun 06, 2006

Got the other three except 3 and 5. Nice fun.
utnative*
Jun 06, 2006

loved it, my grandson told me the answers. is that cheating?
tdbrsun*
Jun 06, 2006

This one was fun. I missed one. The one about drops I was thinking noise? don't know why.
ripsawman
Jun 06, 2006

This was one I could get. I think it was fairly easy .... But fun thanks
sftball_rocks13*
Jun 20, 2006

I really liked this one!
schoo*ar
Jun 25, 2006

I liked this alot. Couldn't think of group #1 though. Keep submitting, i want more!!!
BarticusAus*
Aug 15, 2006

I am displeased. I immediately saw donut hole, and thought it might relate to golf course but not notebook. Then I looked at 2 and drew a blank. Then I looked at 3 and said "words that precede bear". I looked at 4 and said "words that precede drop". I looked at 5 and said "words that precede bar". I looked back at 2 and said "words that precede shell".

Then I looked back at 1. "Donut hole" is good. "Golf course hole" isn't an idomatic formulation, but it's close enough. But "notebook hole"? What is a notebook hole? The domain notebookhole dot com is still avaialble to anyone who wants to cash in on the hot new topic I haven't heard anything about.
feldman*us*
Dec 27, 2006

How about "Three hole notebook"?
cloughmeAws*
Jun 05, 2007

Too easy!!
nrjfalcon1Aus
Jun 05, 2007

That was pretty easy... I even was able to do this after having 5 shots and 3 beers... woo!
lmurray*cn*
Jun 05, 2007

EASY EASY EASY!!!
anion*
Jun 05, 2007

I enjoyed it. It was easy for me but sometimes that is a good thing. Makes me feel good that I didn't need any help or anything. Hope you send more of these types.
coolpainter*
Jun 05, 2007

Ahhhh !!! An easy one for the waking mind !!! LOL
Corina*us*
Jun 05, 2007

Everyone except #4...
puttumupus*
Jun 05, 2007

ever notice that when a teaser is easy you get great comments?well this teaser was a little to easy a six year pld could of got it...
puttumupus*
Jun 05, 2007

kid not pid
MurfQ*ca*
Jun 05, 2007

Really easy, but still fun. An easy one early in the morning can be nice
doeheadAus*
Jun 05, 2007

2nd grade level at besT
craniacAus*
Jun 05, 2007

Nuts to the naysayers! This was fun and required just the right level of skill.
coolguy5678Aza*
Jun 05, 2007

I've never heard of a Kodiak bear, so I read it as "Kodak", the camera company...
AbsurdHero*us*
Jun 05, 2007

Super easy.
wyoguy*us*
Jun 05, 2007

kept thinking "dish" for soap, granola, candy.
hradilv**
Jun 05, 2007

Too easy, and I agree about the notebook...
2ndhandroseca*
Jun 05, 2007

That was a lot of fun
Good one
#4 almost stumped me.
Good job
oxymoron
Jun 05, 2007

Pretty good teaser... Got it immediately. Actually, the whole notebook thing didn't even catch my attention. I guess when you're using notebooks EVERY day in class...
auntiesisAus*
Jun 05, 2007

Fun, fun, fun ! That one was really cute. I can't wait to try it on the grand-kids.
cheeny13Aus*
Jun 05, 2007

Easy but really fun!! It's kind of nice to have an easy one every once in a while. All the tesers on this site don't need to be super hard so only lmurray or doehead can figure them out..

Anyway, you did a great job!! More please!
Trishgal*us*
Jun 05, 2007

I liked it ,but for # 4 I put things that cause moisture. what was I thinking ?
jkhschultz*us*
Jun 05, 2007

Fun but very easy. It was entertaining just seeing how they group the items together for this.
breathesunshineAus*
Jun 05, 2007

As has been said many time already, fun and easy! I got them all without straining my brain!
LeafFan4life*
Jun 05, 2007

human can fit in the first group!!!!!
POPSca*
Jun 05, 2007

Fun And easy Good job Really enjoyed it.(thanks)
anniebee*us*
Jun 05, 2007

This brainteaser was kiinda easy, but lots of fun Thanks!
donrod
Jun 05, 2007

Cute
phyllisa*us*
Jun 06, 2007

Fun, got them all right away
grams60Aus*
Jun 06, 2007

great fun teaser am waiting for more from you. on #4, I put wet because candy getswet once it's in your mouth. next time i'll listen to my grand son!!!!!!! keep them coming pleeeeeeeese.
grams60Aus*
Jun 06, 2007

I mean the teasers not the grandsons
j9mattfieldAus*
Jun 07, 2007

Fun! Didn't get the last one though.
speedqueenkmwAus*
Jun 13, 2007

these are easy for me so, of course, I like them.
QrystalAca*
Jul 02, 2007

Cute. Straightforward. Crazy that some people didn't think this made a good teaser, but to each their own I guess.
tahomacAus*
Jul 09, 2009

I couldnt get this one
gaylewolfAus*
Jun 05, 2010

I liked this one - thanks!
wordmama*
Jun 05, 2010

Extremely easy, but fun for the 10 seconds they took to get!!
doeheadAus*
Jun 05, 2010

Another old and extra easy repeat.
beyonce123*
Jun 05, 2010

I thought number 4 was cameras(?,polaroid,Kodak). But that didn't make much sense. As for #4 I think a better answer is that they all can be used as nouns or verbs.
jcann*us*
Jun 05, 2010

doehead--do you realize how many of your comments are "repeats"?
patiencewithaP*us*
Jun 05, 2010

Easy but fun! Thanks!
bear01Aau*
Jun 06, 2010

quick and easy though i thought camera types with a typo..hehe. then a thought for a minute - this is too old to be a typo.. kodiak must be a bear type.. aha.. thanks for the lesson in bear types.
peachpantst*
Jun 08, 2010

that was easy but F-U-N!!!
Babe*
Jun 05, 2013

I did not get them all, but it was still fun. I like these.
HABS2933Aca*
Jun 05, 2013

These are all from the board game "Tri-Bond". I do have to agree with an above commenter above who said while they may be easy for a native English speaking Westerner, not everyone on this site fits that limited definition. Even being one, as a Canadian vs an Ammerican I sometimes don't know some of what is obvious to those south of my border. Were it not for the fact I have American friends I would not have known what a "candy bar" was. We call them Chocolate Bars (as they are made of chocolate).
As I have always enjoyed he board game Tri-Bond I like these puzzles but enjoy the added challenge of having three sets of groupings all of whose answers then from a final tri-bond.
And for those with Smart or Super phones that like the game.... there's an app for that! (AT least at the Play Store)
gaylewolfAus*
Jun 05, 2013

I loved this one - really didn't remember that it was a repeat - but I saw I had commented previously.
Thanks, anyway, for posting!



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