Mental Floss

Brain Game: Oscar from the Waist Down


Oscar went to a men's store and purchased five items of lower-body clothing: a pair of boxers, a pair of dress pants, a pair of jeans, a pair of shorts, and a pair of sweatpants. One was black, one blue, one brown, one green, and one red. Based on this information and the clues that follow, match each of Oscar's purchases to its corresponding color. Good luck!

1. The black item is more formal than the jeans, which aren't blue. 2. The green item does not have long legs. 3. The red boxers cost less than the jeans.

Here is the SOLUTION.


Oscar purchased:

a black pair of dress pants,
a blue pair of sweatpants,
a brown pair of jeans,
a green pair of shorts, and
a red pair of boxers.