I bet your brain could use a good workout. So, here are 12 riddles for you to dig into.
#1. Is somebody cheating?
*No, John can’t see Paul past Sarah…
You sure you’re ready for the answer?
The answer is A. There is a married person looking at an unmarried person.
But, wait! Is Sarah married or not?!
And who’s looking at whom?!
It doesn’t matter.
If she is married, then she’s looking at Paul.
If she isn’t married, then John is looking at her.
So we don’t know exactly how the answer is “yes,” but we definitely know it’s true.
#2. You might not coast through this one.
This one was pretty easy for me.
But, I’m also at work right now, and I’m assuming that reddit user GnarlyGillmouth wasn’t when he or she encountered this coaster.
But, I’m also assuming (hoping) that GnarlyGillmouth eventually sobered up during those two months during which he/she claims to have been “stumped” by this one.
And, you’d think that he/she would have figured it out a little sooner.
Maybe he/she left it in a coat pocket for a while and rediscovered it.
We may never know…
You figure it out yet?
The mountain thing is a rock. The croissant is a type of roll. There’s an “M,” a female sheep, and an apparently ill person who also seems eerily content.
Rock & Roll + M + Ewe + Sick=…
Rock and Roll Music!
To be fair to Gnarly-G, that’s a pretty poor choice for “roll,” and that rock is bullshit.
I figured out the second line first.
#3. Time for a math-snack!
Do the math in your head:
Pretty easy, right?
You got 5,000?
It’s actually 4,100.
I got 5,000 the first time, too.
Try it on a calculator:
Equals 4,100 every time.
But, if you did what I did, then you added that extra hundred up to a thousand.
#4. One fish, two fish, dead fish, exclamation point!
You figure that one out yet?
10 minus 2 minus 4 minus 3 equals 1, right?!
There are five dead fish and five live fish.
And, they’re all still stuck in that tank.
#5. Chess is confusing on every level.
It’s a riddle that uses the ultimate game of logic.
Two men play five games, and each wins three.
Does that seem mathematically impossible to you?
It should…If you assume that the men are playing each other.
But, they’re not.
They’re playing other people, and they each won three of the five for a total of six wins out of a total of ten games.
#6. Doctor, doctor! Gimme the riddle!
This should be an easy one.
If you’re not sexist.
Women are doctors, too.
Those are all his sisters.
#7. Let’s solve a murder.
That can’t be right.
Remember what those numbers were written on?
June, April, September, October, November
Jason is the killer.
#8. Age ain’t nothing but a riddle.
If it helps, there are three possible answers.
It helped get me off of the idea of “33.”
Seems like we’re inclined to just split 66 in two.
But, that doesn’t make any sense, because a father and a son can’t be the same age.
Insert your favorite incest joke here.
Anyhow: 3 answers.
51 & 15, 42 & 24, and 60 & 06.
They all add up to 66, and none of them feel terribly icky.
#9. Run, riddle! Run!
You passed up the 2nd place runner!
Good for you!
Still not you…
You’re now in 2nd place.
#10. Does the riddle hold water?
But there are holes!
You can’t hold water with holes!
Let’s think a bit differently about this.
Who lives in the kitchen right under the sink?
The answer is a sponge.
Let’s get you a solid “W” with this oldie but goodie.
You get this one:
Where we’re going…
Actually, we do need them.
The answer is roads.
#12. A zombie riddle?
Are you thinking what I’m thinking?
Well, if you are, then you’re familiar with the best thing to come out of 1989: Weekend at Bernie’s.
But, you’re also wrong.
She’s a photographer.
Back in the days before digital, photos had to be developed from a negative in a darkroom.
Rinsing and drying are the last things you do to a photograph after you’ve put the print through a fixing solution.
I can still smell the chemicals.
I miss them.
So, that’s it.
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