Are you ready to put your mind to the test? These brain teasers appear to be simple and uncomplicated, but they have been stumping people for years. If you’re up for the challenge, check out these math equations and riddles that will really test your brain.
Take a look at this pattern of numbers: 37, 34, 31 and 28. When looking at each number in the group, which number should come next in the pattern? If you guessed the number 25, you’re absolutely correct. The numbers in this group are all decreasing by 3. 37 minus 3 is 34, 34 minus 3 is 31, and 28 minus 3 gives us the final number of the sequence: 25.
If you’ve gotten the first question correct, you’re off to a good start, but this next question will definitely leave you stumped! Before Mount Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain in the world? Hmmm…this is a tough one, right? Well, the correct answer is: Mount Everest. It has always been the highest mountain on Earth even before anyone knew it even existed.
Here’s a tough one. Michelle was born on December 28th, but her birthday always falls in the summer. How is this possible? Have you figured out the answer yet? If not, don’t worry, it took us awhile to figure it out, too. The answer is: Michelle lives in the Southern Hemisphere. Places like Australia and New Zealand have their winter during our summer. So for Michelle, even though her birthday is in December, it falls in the summertime in her hemisphere.
Here’s another question that’s sure to leave you stumped. In British Columbia, you are not allowed to take a picture of a man with a wooden leg. Why not? Well, the answer to this question is quite simple. The man doesn’t necessarily have a wooden leg attached to his body, the question is simply asking if you can take a picture using a wooden leg. So the answer is: it’s impossible to take a picture with a wooden leg; it’s only possible to take a photo with a camera.
A clerk at a butcher shop stands at five-feet-ten inches tall, and he wears a size 13 shoe. What does he weigh? The answer to this tricky brain teaser is: meat. I know you’re probably a little confused, so let us explain. This question has nothing to do with the man’s body weight. Instead, it’s all about what he weighs for a living. Since he’s a butcher, it’s his job to weigh meat. Makes sense, right?
We saved the toughest question for last. Are you ready? Okay, here it is. Some months of the year have 31 days, but how many months have 28 days? If you said “February,” sorry but you’re wrong! The correct answer is: all 12 of them! All 12 months have at least 28 days in them. Did we leave you stumped?