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Brain Game: Rebecca


Say hello to Rebecca, whose likes and dislikes will help you solve today's Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge. Good luck!

Rebecca likes records, but doesn't care for cassettes. She'd rather travel the desert than the ocean. Rebecca prefers entrances to exits. She's rather catch a bass than a tuna. With all these in mind, which one of these four elements would likely be Rebecca's favorite? gold, tin, carbon, lead

Here is the ANSWER.


Rebecca's favorite element is LEAD.

She's a fan of words that are heteronyms, meaning they have different pronunciations and meanings. The words "records," "desert," "entrances" and "bass" can all be pronounced in a different way with a different meaning. So, naturally, Rebecca would prefer "lead."

NOTE: These puzzles sometimes lend themselves to alternate "correct" answers. If you came up with one, feel free to share it with us in the comments below. And have a great weekend!