Tuesday, April 12, 2011

NOBODY LIKES A TEASE . . .

Unless It's a Brain Teaser!!!



Do not try to figure this out!


No matter how smart you are,
No matter how long you think about it,

Or how many dictionaries you consult . . .



There is no way you're gonna get it!  But here you go - 


What common nine letter word is still a word when each of the nine letters is removed one-by-one?

Each time you remove a letter, it still remains a word. From nine letters, all the way down to a single remaining letter!

So take a few minutes to try and come up with a nine letter word that fits the bill, then scroll down for the answer. Or just go ahead and scroll down - because it's just never gonna happen . . .



The word is   * startling *


 
 
Now take away the letter in red, and you're left with the new word . . .
 
startling = starting
 
starting = staring
 
staring = string
 
string = sting
 
sting = sing
 
sing = sin
 
sin = in
 
in = i
 
 
Pretty cool, huh?
 

















22 comments:

Elemenopie Designs said...

Wow, that hurt my brain a little! ;) But I think I may have to borrow this to use in my English class later this week!

asdesigns said...

thats cool! i love random facts like that. lol and im waaay to tired to have tried to figure it out.

Aulani Photography and BH Giveaways said...

I would have never figured that out

cigarboxbeads said...
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cigarboxbeads said...

very cool!

i'm passing it on to my daughter, as well- she loves word games = and one of our twinnes does, too!

( deleted my other post--my fingers were on all the wrong keys ;>0 !)

marilyn g

jlcjbuzz said...

Very cool! I will be passing on the word game to my third grader. He loves things like this! Thanks.
Carol from Carol's Jewelry Orchard

Audrey said...

You are right - would never have figured that out!
Brain is just to fuzzy in the morning :) Very cool though.

New Hampshire Gardener said...

It is way too early in the morning to even try to figure this out, not that I ever could.

Sewinggranny - Mona said...

Neat....love it! But too early in the morning for that....lol

CalliopeCreations said...

Never would have thought of that on my own. Clever.

Terra Verde said...

THat is really cool! I will have to show that to my husband. :-)

Glitterbird Glamour said...

That is too cool! And a lot of fun!

Lissie said...

Yes cool! :)
Thank you for sharing!

MJ said...

You were absolutely correct..there is no way I would have figured that out. Very cool.

magdamagda said...

haha very cool!

Lbtoyos said...

Great! Really cute game for the brain. You have make me think out of the daily life for a bit of time.

Divine In Mind said...

That's so cool! I love puzzles, but you're right, I would never have just guessed it.

Crystal Eldoradosoap said...

Very, very interesting....great post!

Leah R. Hood, Jewelry Designer & Artisan said...

I didn't even try, I just scrolled down! LOL

Elizabeth said...

didn't even try, never would have figured it out. I wanted to take off one of the end letters, not letters from the middle, so i would have been here all day and night

Michelle said...

Great brain teaser!

BijiBijoux said...

Very cool!

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