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    Judy Herman is a special interest/enrichment lecturer with programs geared to Baby Boomers, active adults, savvy seniors and the elderly. She engages audiences of all ages with interactive word games and mental activities designed with fun in mind.
    Increase your focus to meet the constant demands of a world full of distractions.

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    October 2018:

    "HALLOWEEN RIDDLES" …
      In October, don't be afraid to Fall for the answers to these "tricky" Halloween riddles.

    CLUE

  • 1. What do you call a ghost with a torn sheet?
  • 2. Why didn't the skeleton dance at the party?
  • 3. How do you repair a jack-o-lantern?
  • 4. And in Florida, what do you call a witch who lives at the beach, but still likes the country "club"?



  • SUDOKU


    Although it looks like math because of the numbers, Sudoku is actually a logic puzzle.


    Complete the large grid so that each row, column and 3x3 mini grid (outlined in bold borders) contains the digits 1 through 9, without repeating.

     

     

    Memory Game

    click on the cards, and match any 2

    Click here to reset game

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    OPTICAL ILLUSIONS

    Do you see the Ten Faces in the Tree?

    Number Teaser

    Here is a series of numbers. What is the next number in the sequence?
    1
    11
    21
    1211
    111221
    312211
    13112221


    PREVIOUS BRAIN TEASERS


    September 2018:

    "FOLLOWING ORDERS" …
    Here is a puzzle based on a TV crime show: The following sentences are labelled 1, 2, and 3, but something is wrong with the order. Quite a mystery! Play detective and determine what order should they be in, and solve the case with WHY?
    Directions: Initially, read each sentence carefully, noting more than just meaning. Then deduce the pattern to figure out the appropriate sequence and the only correct answer.
      BRAIN‐tertainer TIP: "Look at spelling tricks" for the final sentence.
    CLUE

  • 1. Scientific evidence could offer nothing decisive.
  • 2. Technically, his identity remains doubtful.
  • 3. Further inspection revealed separate timelines.

  • ANSWER?  ORDER: ______________________
    WHY? _____________________________



    August 2018:

    "JessicaT" …
    This Trainer/Teaser was created in loving memory of our precious Jessica, the CAT. She is always in our hearts, and it's tough adjusting to life without her, so I'm hoping this will be a CAThartic exercise for me and an intriguing CATegory for everyone.
    Directions: Find the word defined by the clue. This should be right up your alley, but there's a CATch! Each word begins with the letters C-A-T. For example: Getting the answers can be a CATalyst to CATapult your thinking to a new level.
    CLUE                                             ANSWER

  • 1. Provider of food for an event       CAT________________
  • 2. Mail‐order magazine                   CAT________________
  • 3. Before it's a butterfly                  CAT________________
  • 4. Model's runway                          CAT________________
  • 5. Absolutely, unconditionally           CAT________________


  • July 2018:

    "SUM‐MER DAZE" …
    If the heat of these long summer days is making your thinking weak, here's a cool way to exercise your logic and problem solving ability.
    Analyze the numerical patterns in the series and crack the code ‐ which is the same for all days. Decide what makes a week really count ‐ sum of the days!

  • MONDAY = 617
  • TUESDAY = 729
  • WEDNESDAY = 9312
  • THURSDAY = 8412
  • FRIDAY = 6511
  • SATURDAY = 8614
  • SUNDAY = ? ? ? ?
  • So for Sunday, can you figure out the number?


    "BRAINtertainer Tip": Figure out what each digit of the code represents and how the information relates to each day.
    Look at letters, numbers and chronological order, then do a little math ‐ it all adds up.


    June 2018:

    GET THE SCOOP …

    A popular ice cream shop in Boca will be giving away free cones sometime this year. They haven't said exactly when, but there are three clues to the day of their giveaway.

    • 1. It will be in the first week of a month without an "A" in it.
    • 2. It will be on a day of the week that has a "U" in it.
    • 3. Although the month has no "E", the day of the week contains an "E".

    So for this year 2018, can you tell the exact date?


    MAY 2018

    Here's a fun teaser you MAY like. All you have to do is determine the correct letter on each line to spell the word suggested by the clue.

    • My first letter is in GOOD but not in BAD
    • My second is in MOM but not in DAD
    • My third is in TALL but not in SHORT
    • My fourth is in FILE but not in SORT
    • My whole is a VERY challenging SPORT!

    What word am I? ___________________





    April 2018:

    "One of these Things is Not Like the Others, One of these Things Just Doesn't Belong …"
    Remember those words to the Sesame Street song? They introduce the concept of the puzzle below. In each question, use your logic to determine which item is the "odd word out," then check the answers below.

    • 1. Carnation  Pansy  Cabbage  Rose

    • 2. Europe  Australia  Asia  Canada

    • 3. Dodgers  Cubs  Bears  Mets

    • 4. Persian  Afghan  Burmese  Siamese




    • March 2018:

      Here's a "BRAINtertainer Tip": when faced with a series problem, look for connections not just in meaning but in progressions, spelling, number of words/letters, similar associations, etc. With those suggestions in mind, now answer the question COMMON KNOWLEDGE What do the following words have in common?

      Vermont, statuesque, Swedish, Arthur's, Africa, sensation, misunderstood

      February 2018:

      HAVE A HEART
      It is my HEARTfelt wish that you will enjoy this Valentine month word game in which each answer contains the word HEART. I've provided the definitions ‐ I would LOVE for you to make a wholeHEARTed attempt to determine the correct answer.
      What do the following words have in common?

      CLUE       ANSWER

      • 1. Matinee Idol       HEART________________

      • 2. Cheerful       ______________HEART___

      • 3. War Veteran honor       _____________ HEART

      • 4. Life sound       HEART ________________


      • January 2018:

        Did anyone get a new family member as a holiday gift? Lucky you! Many of us experience the joy of having a pet ‐ personally, Jessica the cat is the feline love of my life ‐ and one is enough. But some people are real animal lovers, and share their lives with multiple pets. Like my friend Susan, who has many.
        PERFECT PETS
        Susan has fish, birds, dogs and cats at her house ‐ all living happily together.
        Collectively, the non-human family has 15 heads, 6 wings, and 38 feet.
        How many fish does Susan have?

        DECEMBER 2017

        Car transporters are arriving and holiday‐themed commercials have already started the Florida Seasonal countdown! So here's a holiday-themed Trainer/Teaser to kick off your "season" full of good cheer. Before that, Thanksgiving will give us a chance to reflect on and be truly grateful for the many blessings in our lives ‐ and the many ways we can continue to be a blessing for others. But for now, let's

        Cut to the Chase

        The following words are shortened versions of longer words which all fit into the same category. It's up to you to figure out the full‐length words and how they relate. In the example, PEN NICK DIM the complete words are PENNY, NICKEL and DIME and the category is COINS. Cash in and try out these three holiday-themed selections.

        WORDS

        • 1. DASH_____   COME_____   CUP_____       CATEGORY: _______________________________


        • 2. CAN_____  STOCK _____  TIN_____       CATEGORY:_______________________________


        • 3. TURTLE_____  PIPE_____   PART_____       CATEGORY:_______________________________






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