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Mental Aerobics 9/25

Posted By: Randy GageSeptember 25, 2010

Last post we discussed ways to stimulate your creativity.  To continue that topic, here’s a fun challenge to exercise your brain a little.  Each of the following three sentences has a country name hidden in them.  Can you find all three?

If you’re adventurous, you want a speedboat, but if you just like to be out on the water, a sloop or tug alike will do.

He lost the race because he got lost on the way, and didn’t see a partially hidden marker.

He opened the window, and, with a loud buzz, air entered the room along with a wasp!

First person to post all three below wins worldwide fame and adoration.  You should get these, but in case no one does, I’ll post the answers here on Sunday.

-RG

24 comments on “Mental Aerobics 9/25”

  1. "you want a speedboat" = you can't hit and mark slowly you need speed. Country "yourmark"

    "got lost on the way, and didn’t see a partially hidden marker" = you must make course corrections along the way to reach your goal. country "Goalland"

    "opened the window with a loud buzz, air entered the room" = with speed, focus, and course corrections like wind you will reach your success. country "passthemupville"

    Vincent 😉

    1. I want worldwide fame and adoration too, Okay I am not the first who posted the answers but I am the first lady who did that and as you -as a gentleman, know, lady's first.

      😀

  2. "P or tug al" starting from the 'p' at the end of sloop in the sentence = "a sloop or tug alike will do."

    "den mark" from the den in "hidden" in the sentence = "hidden marker"

    "z, air e" starting from the last 'z' in "buzz" in the sentence = "buzz, air entered "

  3. I think this task is one of the easiest.
    Actually it's no really fare to praise the one who post the answer for this task first.
    in this case who read the blog first - post the answer first.

  4. OMG these kinds of puzzles really puzzle me...I looked long and hard but my meme was "I'm no good at these" and so no matter how hard I look I cannot let my brain wander and get creative about seeing the individual letters differently.
    Of course, once I saw the answers I saw them but so what!
    My mother is so clever at cryptic crosswords which again are obvious when she has written the answer, but my literal brain struggles.
    Thank you Randy for the challenge, both for the puzzles and the old memes that drive me when I'm not looking.
    Ah, awareness is first step toward change, grasshopper.

  5. It would be an interesting experiment to ask all these good blog reader/contributors what mental acrobatics they follow to accomplish their goals.

    I looked for odd word patterns or usage and then started with the odd letters and read forward 5 letters from there.

    As Sailor said to Lula in Wild at Heart, "The way your mind works is god's own private mystery."

    Thanks for everything, folks. Keep on keepin' it real.

  6. Now, does the name of the country have to be made up of letters in a specific order in the sentence or can you you just take all the letters and rearrange them the way you want to? The second method sounds a lot more efficient not to mention easier.

    Well - you didn't say HOW we have to do it!

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  • 24 comments on “Mental Aerobics 9/25”

    1. "you want a speedboat" = you can't hit and mark slowly you need speed. Country "yourmark"

      "got lost on the way, and didn’t see a partially hidden marker" = you must make course corrections along the way to reach your goal. country "Goalland"

      "opened the window with a loud buzz, air entered the room" = with speed, focus, and course corrections like wind you will reach your success. country "passthemupville"

      Vincent 😉

      1. I want worldwide fame and adoration too, Okay I am not the first who posted the answers but I am the first lady who did that and as you -as a gentleman, know, lady's first.

        😀

    2. "P or tug al" starting from the 'p' at the end of sloop in the sentence = "a sloop or tug alike will do."

      "den mark" from the den in "hidden" in the sentence = "hidden marker"

      "z, air e" starting from the last 'z' in "buzz" in the sentence = "buzz, air entered "

    3. I think this task is one of the easiest.
      Actually it's no really fare to praise the one who post the answer for this task first.
      in this case who read the blog first - post the answer first.

    4. OMG these kinds of puzzles really puzzle me...I looked long and hard but my meme was "I'm no good at these" and so no matter how hard I look I cannot let my brain wander and get creative about seeing the individual letters differently.
      Of course, once I saw the answers I saw them but so what!
      My mother is so clever at cryptic crosswords which again are obvious when she has written the answer, but my literal brain struggles.
      Thank you Randy for the challenge, both for the puzzles and the old memes that drive me when I'm not looking.
      Ah, awareness is first step toward change, grasshopper.

    5. It would be an interesting experiment to ask all these good blog reader/contributors what mental acrobatics they follow to accomplish their goals.

      I looked for odd word patterns or usage and then started with the odd letters and read forward 5 letters from there.

      As Sailor said to Lula in Wild at Heart, "The way your mind works is god's own private mystery."

      Thanks for everything, folks. Keep on keepin' it real.

    6. Now, does the name of the country have to be made up of letters in a specific order in the sentence or can you you just take all the letters and rearrange them the way you want to? The second method sounds a lot more efficient not to mention easier.

      Well - you didn't say HOW we have to do it!

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