Have you seen the riddles and puzzles around campus?

Scientists and healthcare professionals are expected to solve complex problems by working collaboratively as members of complex teams. Team Launch was borne from the conviction that advances in biomedical research, and the delivery of safe, effective clinical care require professional skills to effectively create, participate in, and lead interdisciplinary teams.

Before looking at the solutions to these riddles and puzzles, we hope you have had the opportunity to practice your teamwork skills, working with colleagues and friends to try to solve them on your own.

Participation in Team Launch courses will give you the opportunity to learn, implement, and demonstrate your mastery of teamwork skills essential to your career success.

Puzzle Solutions

Click on the name of each puzzle to see the solution.

These puzzles were created using Puzzlemaker at DiscoveryEducation.com.

Riddle Solutions

Q: In an ancient barter-style market area:

Buyer: How much would one of these cost?
Vendor: I'd give it to you for the price of all.
Buyer: Interesting! And how much would all of it cost?
Vendor: Ah! That I'd have to give you for the price of one!

What phrase does this bizarre transaction represent?
A: All for one and one for all!

Q: A man stepped out of his tent with his rifle and walked one mile south, one mile East and one mile North. Then he shot a bear in front of his tent. What color was the bear?
A: White. The only places on earth where you can walk in three directions and end up back where you started are the North and South Poles. There are only bears at the North Pole and they are all white polar bears.

Q: A boy climbed a cherry tree. There were cherries on the tree when he climbed up. He did not eat cherries. He did not pick cherries. There were no cherries on the tree when he climbed down. How is this possible?
A: There were two cherries on the tree when he climbed up. He ate one cherry and he picked one cherry.

Q: A word I know, six letters it contains, remove one letter, and twelve remains. What am I?
A: Dozens.

Q: A ladder hangs over the side of a ship anchored in a port. The bottom rung touches the water. The distance between rungs is 20 cm and the length of the ladder is 180 cm. The tide is rising at the rate of 15 cm each hour. When will the water reach the seventh rung from the top?
A: If the tide is raising water, then it is raising the ship on water, too. So water will only reach the first rung.

Q: Two fathers and two sons go fishing. Each of them catches one fish. So why do they bring home only three fish?
A: Because the fishing group comprises a grandfather, his son, and his grandson - hence just three people.

Q: I can run but I can't walk, a mouth but I can't talk, a head but I can't think, a bed but I can't sleep. Who am I?
A: A river.

Q: What English word retains the same pronunciation, even after you take away four of its five letters?
A: Queue.

These riddles were collected from several websites, including www.braingle.com, http://brainden.com, and www.riddles.com.