• 241 Real-World Brain Teasers

  • Guided Problem-Solving in Inventions, Nature, Uncommon Trivia, and Business Innovation: Invent and Discover, Book 1
  • By: Invent and Discover
  • Narrated by: Helpful Matthew
  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (48 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Enjoy figuring out creative solutions to real-world problems that have led to important inventions, discoveries, and innovations throughout history!

The problems in this audiobook are related to erudition in fundamental areas - nature, technology, business, science, how things work, or why things are made in a certain way. But, unlike in trivia or jeopardy, you most probably do not know the answer. Instead, logic, out-of-the-box thinking, or intuition leap should be added to your knowledge to puzzle out the correct solution.

Experience walking in the footsteps of discoverers, inventors, and innovators through taking on real-world problems that challenge you to tap into lateral thinking and creativity.

This audiobook contains:

  • Over 241 engaging problems across 12 fascinating topics: ingenious inventions, business innovations, nature and science, historical happenings, folk wisdom from different cultures around the world, and many more.
  • All problems have additional hints, which make it much easier to brainstorm.
  • Answers have explanations, going beyond fun facts, providing more insight and subject matter knowledge.
  • Chapters are arranged by difficulty and subject, so you have complete control over how you play.
  • An easy-to-navigate format, helping you keep the fun going and avoid accidentally stumbling upon answers.
  • All content is family-friendly and is ideal for adults and advanced teenagers. 

Children are often very good at ideation (idea generation) and solving problems creatively. Most stumpers of this audiobook can be used as a mind game regardless of age, education, or background. Check inside for a free bonus! 

Sharpen your logic, enhance your creativity, and develop your lateral thinking skills, all while having fun and learning more about the world around you.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

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This is a great mental exercise!

I really enjoy puzzles and relish the opportunity to keep my mind well exercised. The audible version really allows for a fun activity on drives with the family. Everyone is able to participate and as a team try to tease out the answer. Like anything in nature, assets not utilized tend to atrophy. This audio book allows for mental activity in a fun and challenging yet friendly manner. I hope more volumes will be made as my family is going to plow through this one with the amount of time we spend on the road. Really a great find!

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Worth Listening

Sometimes We think, Teasers & Puzzles are just to read, churn our mind & Solve. But this one gives something more we ever expect. And that's the Story behind Teasers. Not just story but actual fact part which gives our mind 'Something' more insights for the thing we usually ignored.

Author of this Book has high potential to give us more like this in future edition. Obviously we will wait for that. To the Success of All of us.

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This is my favorite Brain Teaser Book Ever!

241 Real-World Brain Teasers: Guided Problem Solving in Inventions, Nature, Uncommon Trivia, and Business Innovation captured my attention because I am a professor of creativity with a passion for problem solving. I loved the narrator's voice and the energy behind each question almost as much at coming up with a good percentage of 'right' answers. These 'teasers' really made me dig deep and think in different ways - which is something I enjoy. I also appreciate learning new bits of data which I have no doubt will come in handy at some point in the future. This book was beautifully done, highly relevant, and something creative brains across the lifespan could find educational and enjoyable!

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Very Helpful

I am always trying to test my brain with new and fun innovative methods. This is how I stumbled onto this audiobook. This book has lots of fun and interesting trivia that I found extremely helpful in exercising my brain, I hope the author makes more of these.

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Out-of-Box Thinking

241 Real-World Brain Teasers is a great reminder of the importance of out-of-box thinking.

Again and again throughout the book, with each new example, you are reminded of the importance of thinking creatively - verse just thinking, when approaching real world challenges.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in maintaining their intellectual edge.

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Brain teasers!

This is the genre of trivia I prefer ... I listened to it with my nephew and we both enjoyed the flow and the interaction of the audiobook, it is well designed and structured in a way that makes you interact with it, I learned many new things bout science, nature and technology which are my favourite topics, well done

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Great for the family!

Awesome book for fun family times. It’s well written and well researched. This book is definitely a brain teaser, it will stretch your mind for sure. Very fun and entertaining for people who like logic and reasoning. I have enjoyed it greatly with the family and I would recommend it to anyone. Get this book!

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Different perspective

This author certainly thought outside the box when it comes to presenting solutions for problems. I listened to this book while I was working and learned so many things I never knew but the way the author presented it as a lesson to learn from was genius. I have never heard of a book like this and am certainly happy I listened to it. Can’t wait to see what else this author will publish.

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Interesting listen!

Problem-solving is a skill that everyone needs, especially in a professional setting. These brain teasers make exercising this muscle fun (even a little frustrating when the solution was what you didn't see coming!). The human behavior chapter was my favorite.

Would definitely share this with colleagues looking to test their minds outside of office hours!

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So many interesting facts!

I really liked the idea of this book! I was super excited to start listening. Although, it wasn’t what I expected, it was still quite interesting. I was very entertained by the content, there were so many interesting facts that I didn’t know. Ready for volume 2!!!

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  • Phil
  • 01-19-22

I feel challenged in an excellent way!

I learned a lot from this audiobook. Everything was narrated so well; I was able to understand everything.

My abilities to think from many different perspectives have been sufficiently challenged.

Haha!

Over ten subjects are covered in this audiobook, so most people can find something they like.

Thanks to this audiobook, I've gotten better at solving problems.

That's what I'd like to think, at least.

There's nothing typical about this trivia in the audio. But, in fact, it is far from trivial.

It's not easy to answer these questions. It takes knowledge of a wide range of topics. So it's great that each trivia question has a story behind it and not just a Q & A book.

But that is the beauty of this audiobook; so many are nothing like this. So I was made up.

Plus, it was fun, and it needs to be to learn, right?

This audiobook is well organised; it is arranged by difficulty and covers many topics.

There are plenty of fascinating facts that can be learned about in a fun way by anyone looking to increase their general knowledge.

This is my new gift suggestion!

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  • Fran L.
  • 01-15-22

Entertaining and interesting

Great way to discover lots of interesting inventions and unusual ways to solve problems. This audiobook is well organised, it is arranged by difficulty and covers a lot of topics. I really liked it and would recommend it to anyone who wants to increase their general knowledge and learn interesting and fascinating facts in a fun way. This is the perfect gift for curious kids, friends and family members!

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  • julia brianni
  • 05-12-22

So interesting and entertaining!

Cover so much from nature, technology, business, science, to how things work and more and really pushes you to think out of the box in the best way! Lovely to listen to and very entertaining! Highly reccomend!

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  • Lynda Neville
  • 04-19-22

Clever & Witty Book

I found the puzzles in this book are not only interesting and challenging but educational too. I feel this book is suitable for all knowledge levels and ages. It definitely helped build some brain muscle. There is an array of interesting topics and I like that you are given a hint to the teasers,

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  • Klaas
  • 04-16-22

Such a fun book!

This book was so entertaining! I loved listening to it in the car while I drove. There are so many problems to solve with a wide range of topics. I really did learn a lot. I liked how not only was their answers, but there were also explanations to the problems to give a better understanding of the questions being asked.

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  • 04-14-22

Fun easy to listen!!!

This audiobook was really fun listening through our long road trip.Learned a lot from just listening.
Has interesting and fun facts really fascinating.
Highly recommended for family road trips!

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  • Brian
  • 04-11-22

Super fun activity guide

Though this title certainly qualifies as an audiobook, it’s also something else: a really fun activity guide. It jumps through hundreds (okay, 241) of fun questions that range from easy to extra challenging and gives you and/or your loved ones something exciting and engaging to do on a lazy or rainy day.

The narrator did a great job as well, which made it even more appealing. I especially liked the little sound effect that played before each answer. It kept me coming back for more. My only slight criticism is that I felt as though the questions were more like trivia questions than brain teasers — although that didn’t detract from the amount of fun we had with it.

That minor criticism aside, this one is definitely worth grabbing and listening to. That is, as if “listening to” it really even does it justice. To get the full effect, you really need to sit down and strap in for a night of excitement and laughs … yet that’s also precisely what makes it so enjoyable!

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  • Charmaine Baker
  • 04-10-22

Amazingly Good

I took my time to go through this very detailed ebook. It is jam-packed with interesting information spanning a range of themes. I love to learn about inventions so I particularly enjoyed that section. Then I listened to the section entitled "hink different" and it was even more amazing.

This is an invaluable resource - a wonderful compilation of useful information; makes me feel quite smart after all that listening.

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  • Ralph
  • 04-04-22

A work for inquisitive people

A very comprehensive work with an extraordinarily large number of interesting tidbits of knowledge. The structure with the quiz question and the associated resolution is ditaktisch well chosen. The narration is also very positive and highly professional! However, sometimes I would have preferred to learn more about the individual topics. Also, the incessant jingle noise was quite annoying after a while. This could be made a little more varied. I have learned a lot and will certainly have to browse one or the other chapter again, because I have overheard a lot in the large amount of information.

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  • Audiobook Critic
  • 04-04-22

One of a Kind Brain Teasers!

One of a kind Brain Teasers!
Interesting and informative one of a kind Brain Teasers! I have never come across one so unique like this audiobook.
The topics ranges from general knowledge, science, travel, history and fun facts etc. Is very fun to do it together as a family.
My husband and 2 teenager totally enjoyed it as they love the challenging questions.
Highly recommend it to anyone looking for a unique teaser trivia!

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