When I was in high school, I used to post weekly brainteasers on my locker, and the solution to the previous week’s teaser (and then the peanut gallery would rip them down as soon as I left for class). It became quite popular, with the vice principal hounding me at one point about not having the weekly teaser up. Good times eh. I’m thinking that I might resurrect the “cult”, starting with this one that I received through email tonight.
See if you can figure out what these words have in common:

  • Banana
  • Dresser
  • Grammar
  • Potato
  • Revive
  • Uneven
  • Assess

However, I don’t think that I’ll be restarting this as a weekly event. Matt points out that none of them are planets. Not quite in the spirit of the question:P


For each of the words listed, if you take the first letter, place it at the end of the word, and then spell the word backwards, it will be the same word.