Morning Brain Teasers

Dare to get the iQ Alarm clock only if you’re smarter than a fifth grader. The clock has no snooze button so instead, challenges you with brain teasers to shut the damn thing off! Expect to wake up to questions like “What’s your favorite Design Blog?” Why of course, Yanko Design! You can set the alarm to incessantly ring until you answer anywhere from 1-3 questions. What’s really clever is the clock has a hard-to-open battery compartment so to power it off you need to press and hold the power button for 30 seconds. Like the designer puts it, “This is an alarm you will love to hate.”

Designer: Oliver Sha

195 Comments

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  • mki says:

    i would just take out the batteries

    • Nate says:

      What if the batteries are screwed in! e_O

    • KierDen says:

      “That’s really clever is the clock has a hard-to-open battery compartment so to power it off you need to press and hold the power button for 30 seconds”

      • tor says:

        How would that stop me from throwing it out the window or (if it's chained to the wall) keep a hammer on my bedside table?

  • Nate says:

    What if the batteries are screwed in! e_O

  • Nate says:

    What if the batteries are screwed in! e_O

  • fashionmile says:

    where i can buy it!!!?!!!

  • vagina says:

    The next number in the sequence is 33 but it say 34, and for that reason I'm out.

    • KierDen says:

      Your a tool, 13 + 21 is 34

    • tom says:

      dumbass its 34

    • zadman21 says:

      hey vagina, stop being such a vagina.

    • Garrick says:

      No, it's 33. 12 +21 equals 33.

      • IgnoranceIsntbliss says:

        Dyslexia is a bitch isn't it Dumbass

      • Promithius says:

        No it's not the next number in the fibonacci sequence and 34 comes next

      • darcy says:

        I understand how you can get both 33 and 34. What seemed to be the faster and easier way to figure it out got me to 34..but I did this thing that I did last year in maths and this method got me to 33.
        The sequence was….3,5,8,13,21
        the differences between each of these numbers are: 2,3,5,8
        then when you do the differences between those numbers it's: 1,2,3
        Then I worked backwards from then and got 33…
        I not a math enthusiast by any measure but I was going nuts trying to figure out who was right…ha
        Do I make any sense?

        • Lexi says:

          I can see it. That makes sense. However, you forget the “number one” rule of problem solving, the simplest solution is the most likely. Therefore 21+13 is more likely than the far more complicated solution.

    • Youranidiot says:

      HAHA your an idiot, if you figured out the pattern, it goes 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, etc.
      5-3=2 and 8-5=3, then 2+3=5 they add that to the 8 to get 13. To get the next number in the patter—
      13-8=5 and 21-13=8, so 8+5=13. Add 13 to 21 and get 34. Please check your math before accusing someone else of messing up theirs. I'm a 9th grader and i got the pattern. Your stupidity humors me.

    • Robert says:

      Smart move not getting one because no matter how many times you tried and tell that annoying thing waking you up that the answer is 33, it will always be 34. It has been that way ever since Fibonacci developed one of the most simple and elegant series in all of history, and it always will be. Which brings me to my next point: Don't do drugs!

    • hahadumbie says:

      no it is acctually 34… from 3 to 5 is 2. from 5 to 8 is 3. from 8 to 13 is 5. from 13 to 21 is 8. from 21 to the answer you add 13. this = 34

  • ob1 says:

    haha wow 33… i guess you aren't snoozing anytime soon.

  • ob1 says:

    haha wow 33… i guess you aren't snoozing anytime soon.

  • maj029 says:

    tool = muppet

  • Jhonatan says:

    It this item in production. Where can i buy one?

  • Jhonatan says:

    It this item in production. Where can i buy one?

  • Jhonatan says:

    Is this item in production?. Where can i buy one?

  • Jhonatan says:

    Is this item in production?. Where can i buy one?

  • Liyah says:

    i would probably break it….

  • Liyah says:

    i would probably break it….

  • it would defiantly wake me up faster

  • it would defiantly wake me up faster

  • you wouldn't exactly wake up smarter though, or I highly doubt it.

  • you wouldn't exactly wake up smarter though, or I highly doubt it.

  • zadman21 says:

    hey vagina, stop being such a vagina.

  • Aurel says:

    C'est un beau réveil!

  • Aurel says:

    C'est un beau rveil!

  • John says:

    I would love to have that IQ alarm clock ! But hey that would not be for my personal use , that would be a nice gift for someone I hate the most!!!!!!!!!!! lol!!!! Just kidding!
    Well whoever invented this game is a assured genius. Agree with the designer's comment , I would love to hate it too !
    Here's an IQ Site I would strongly recommend for anyone whose interested in taking IQ test . http://www.3smartcubes.com/

  • John says:

    I would love to have that IQ alarm clock ! But hey that would not be for my personal use , that would be a nice gift for someone I hate the most!!!!!!!!!!! lol!!!! Just kidding!
    Well whoever invented this game is a assured genius. Agree with the designer's comment , I would love to hate it too !
    Here's an IQ Site I would strongly recommend for anyone whose interested in taking IQ test . http://www.3smartcubes.com/

  • Helen says:

    The last thing I want to do when I wake up is solve an effing math problem.

  • Helen says:

    The last thing I want to do when I wake up is solve an effing math problem.

  • bob says:

    wont wake me up i have pillows!!!!!

  • bob says:

    wont wake me up i have pillows!!!!!

  • benes says:

    It's interesting idea to me. But I wouldn't use this product, it must be make me crazy.

  • benes says:

    It's interesting idea to me. But I wouldn't use this product, it must be make me crazy.

  • Nicole says:

    This concept exists in an Android application.

  • Nicole says:

    This concept exists in an Android application.

  • Spot says:

    This would make me completely nuts. http://sanfordairportsanfordfl.com/

  • IgnoranceIsntbliss says:

    Dyslexia is a bitch isn't it Dumbass

  • derek says:

    i want one sooo bad lol

  • daisy says:

    its 34…..1+2=3, 2+3=5, 3+5=8, 5+8=13, 8+13=21, 13+21=34, 21+34=55…….and so on and so on….

  • GrammarZani says:

    no, YOU'RE a tool

  • Carrie says:

    Just keep a hammer on your night stand!

  • PsyberS says:

    Why would you need a 'Back' *and* a left arrow button? AND a home button?! Those buttons can definitely be improved in this design. Otherwise I like it.

  • Since this is apparently not for sale, anyone know of some similar iphone or mac apps?

  • Jay says:

    This shit will probably annoy the hell out of me sooner or later my body is going to learn to sleep through the alarm or I would just break it with a hammer sooner or later.

  • Jad says:

    i guess its cool but disturbing we don't want more quizes

  • @exsupra says:

    Holy crap I need to buy one…Where can I buy this?!?!?

  • darcy says:

    I understand how you can get both 33 and 34. What seemed to be the faster and easier way to figure it out got me to 34..but I did this thing that I did last year in maths and this method got me to 33.
    The sequence was….3,5,8,13,21
    the differences between each of these numbers are: 2,3,5,8
    then when you do the differences between those numbers it's: 1,2,3
    Then I worked backwards from then and got 33…
    I not a math enthusiast by any measure but I was going nuts trying to figure out who was right…ha
    Do I make any sense?

    • MathGoddess says:

      While it is true that 3, 5, 8, 13, 21 form a cubic relationship (and therefore the first set of differences forms a quadratic, and the second set, linear – like your pattern of 1, 2, 3), and we could fit a cubic function: 1/6 x^3 – 1/2 x^2 + 7/3 x + 1, giving us 33 when x = 6, most people recognize that 3, 5, 8, 13, and 21 form the famous Fibonacci sequence of numbers, where the differences themselves are Fibonacci numbers. This clock would have done better to give the sequence as 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21; thus the second set of differences would have been 1, 1, 2, 3 and your theory would have been disproved. Or, better yet, give the actual Fibonacci numbers: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21 … instead of skipping the first 3 numbers in the sequence.

      • darcy says:

        Thank you for taking the time to reply 🙂 you have lived up to your name indeed ha. Thanks!

  • darcy says:

    I understand how you can get both 33 and 34. What seemed to be the faster and easier way to figure it out got me to 34..but I did this thing that I did last year in maths and this method got me to 33.
    The sequence was….3,5,8,13,21
    the differences between each of these numbers are: 2,3,5,8
    then when you do the differences between those numbers it's: 1,2,3
    Then I worked backwards from then and got 33…
    I not a math enthusiast by any measure but I was going nuts trying to figure out who was right…ha
    Do I make any sense?

  • girlwonder says:

    I think this is complete genius! No pun intended. 🙂 I’d love to have one. I just wonder how many will end up in the city dump after being thrown against bedroom walls or out windows….? lol

  • girlwonder says:

    I think this is complete genius! No pun intended. 🙂 I’d love to have one. I just wonder how many will end up in the city dump after being thrown against bedroom walls or out windows….? lol

  • xiaomi04 says:

    很不错 有创意

  • darcy says:

    Thank you for taking the time to reply 🙂 you have lived up to your name indeed ha. Thanks!

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