Everyone loves a good riddle. It can be agonizing trying to come up with the answer, but once you finally figure it out, you feel such a sense of accomplishment! Riddles seem like simple questions, but they’re actually designed to boggle your mind. Let’s see how many of these 10 riddles you can answer correctly.
10. A murderer has been condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms to face his fate. The first room is full of hot and raging fires, the second room is full of assassins carrying loaded guns, and the third room is full of lions that haven’t eaten in three years. Which room is safest for the man? The answer is the third room. Lions can live one to two weeks without food, but if a lion has gone three years without eating, it’ll surely be dead by the time the man enters the room.
9. He who makes it has no need for it. He who buys it has no use for it, and he who uses it can neither see nor feel it. What is it? If your answer is a coffin, you’re absolutely correct! Go ahead and give yourself a pat on the back! The coffin maker has no use for the coffin because he’s still alive, the person who purchases the coffin obviously cannot use it either, and the person who uses the coffin is dead, so they cannot see it nor feel it.
8. Even if they are starving, natives living in the Arctic will never eat a penguin’s egg. Why not? The answer to this one is: Natives in the Arctic won’t eat a penguin’s egg because penguins don’t live in the Arctic! All penguins reside in the Southern Hemisphere, and the Arctic is not their natural habitat.
7. A man walks into an art gallery and concentrates on one picture in particular. The museum curator notices this, and he asks the man why he is so interested in the painting. The man replies, “Brothers and sisters I have none, but that man’s father is my father’s son.” Who is the man in the picture? The answer is: The man in the picture is his son. Since he doesn’t have brothers nor sisters, the statement “my father’s son” is referring to himself.
6. You are a bus driver. At the first stop, 4 people get on the bus. At the second stop, 8 people get on the bus. At the third stop, 2 people get off the bus, and at the last stop, everyone gets off the bus. The question is: What color are the bus driver’s eyes? Since the question starts off by saying you are the bus driver, then the answer is whatever color your eyes are.
5. Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday? What’s your answer? If you said yesterday, today and tomorrow, you’re absolutely correct! Those are the only consecutive days you can use without actually naming the days of the week.
4. What do these three things have in common: dogs, diamonds, and double plays? The answer is: They’re all best friends. A dog is a man’s best friend, a diamond is a girl’s best friend, and a double play is a pitcher’s best friend.
3. A man is asked what his daughters look like. He answers, “They are all blondes, but two, all brunettes, but two, and all redheads, but two.” How many daughters does the man have? If you answered three, you’re correct! The man has three daughters. One is a blonde, one is a brunette and one is a redhead.
2. There was an electrician and a plumber waiting in line for admission to a show. One of them was the father of the other’s son. How could this be possible? The answer is: Because they are husband and wife.
1. What is black when you buy it, red when you use it, and gray when you throw it away? The answer is: Charcoal. When you first purchase charcoal, it’s black. After you light it, it turns red, and once you throw it away, it’s an ashy gray color.
How many of these riddles did you get correct?