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10 Riddles That Will Trick Your Brain

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Riddles are a fun way to test your brain power. They’re in the form of simple questions, but the answers are anything but easy. Let’s see how many of these 10 tricky riddles you can answer correctly.

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Two fathers and two sons go fishing. Each of them catches one fish. So why do they bring home three fish in total? The answer is: The fishing group consists of a grandfather, his son and his grandson. There are three generations of men on the trip in total, and they each brought home one fish each.

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A basket contains five apples. How would you divide them among five kids so that each kid has one apple and one apple stays in the basket? The answer to this question is simple. You will give four kids one apple each, and the fifth kid will get the basket with the apple inside. Pretty tricky, right?

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If you’ve gotten the first questions correct, you’re doing an awesome job! But we’re pretty sure this next riddle will definitely leave you stumped! When you have me, you feel like sharing me. But, if you do share me, you don’t have me. What am I? The answer is: A secret. When people have a secret, they’re dying to share it with someone. And when they do share it, it’s no longer considered a secret.

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Okay, this next riddle is a tough one, so listen to the question very carefully if you want to get it right. Are you ready? Here we go! What is as light as a feather, but even the world’s strongest man couldn’t hold it for more than two minutes? The answer is: His breath. Ricardo Bahia of Brazil holds the Guinness World Record for holding his breath underwater for over 20 minutes, but for most people in good health, they can hold their breath on average for approximately two minutes.

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Okay, here’s another difficult riddle that really stumped us: A certain five letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it. What is the word? The answer is: Short. When you add the letters “e” and “r” to the end of the word “short,” you get the word “shorter.” Get it?

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How are you doing so far? If you’ve been stumped a couple times there’s no need to worry. These riddles are definitely tricky, but lets give this next question a shot. I go all around the world, but I still stay in a corner. Who am I? If you said “a postage stamp,” go ahead and give yourself a high five! When you affix a stamp onto an envelope, you can mail it anywhere in the world, but the stamp will always remain on the corner of the envelope.

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Here’s another tricky question for you: What occurs once in every minute, twice in every moment, yet never in a thousand years? Do you give up? The answer is: The letter “m”. There’s only one “m” in the word “minute,” two “m’s” in the word “moment,” and the words “thousand years” have no “m’s” at all.

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Here’s another riddle that will really boggle your mind. Two girls were born to the same mother, on the same day, at the same time, in the same month and year, and yet they’re not twins. How can this be? The answer is: The two babies are a part of a set of triplets. This would explain why they have the same mother and were born on the exact same day and at the same time.

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Don’t be so hard on yourself if this next question drives you crazy because it’s definitely a tough one! Are you ready? Here it goes! I can only live where there is light, but I die if the light shines on me. What am I? Do you give up? The answer is: a shadow. When the light hits an object, the shadow disappears.

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Here’s the last question, and it’s definitely a tough one. Which word in the English language has nine letters, and remains a word at each step even when you remove one letter from it, right up to a single letter remaining? The answer is: Startling. When you begin removing letters, beginning with the letter “l,” it becomes the word “starting.” If you take away the second “t,” it becomes “staring.” If you keep removing letters, it will eventually become the words “string,” “sting,” “sing,” “sin,” “in” and “I.” Did we leave you stumped?