For the majority of the day we tend to stare aimlessly at screens, whether they be computers, tablets, cell phones or even digital screens in our cars. The light emanating from these electronic screens not only harms our circadian rhythm but it also leads to us getting a little bit slow and groggy. So, instead of reading one of those old-school heaps of paper bound together by some sort of spine, here are some riddles to tickle your brain and incite some thought.
A good riddle might incite some anger and frustration at first but when you have it figured out, you will come to understand how Einstein felt when he had that euphoric realization.
Here are 4 riddles that you can solve…maybe.
1. Let’s start off with a riddle that is easy: a deaf and mute man goes into a store to buy a toothbrush. Because of his disabilities, he has to act out brushing his teeth so the store owner can understand what he’s looking for. Luckily, the owner is an expert at Pictionary and knows exactly what the customer wants.
A second man comes into the store, but this time he is blind. How can he dictate to the store owner what he wants to purchase?
Got it yet?
He’s blind not mute silly! All he has to do is tell the store owner what he wants to purchase. He doesn’t have to act anything out!
2. 2 fathers and 2 sons are all keen hunters. One day they decided to go hunting as a family. They all hoped to come back with a prize.
They had a successful hunting trip and all came back with a kill. But when they got home, mom only saw 3 partridges. Why? To help you figure this one out, think about the roles of each of the hunters within the family.
Hint: this is more a play on words than actual mathematics.
Because they were son, father, and grandfather. Thus, technically speaking, there are two fathers in the grandfather and the father, and two sons in the son and the father.
3. You may have already seen this one, but here it goes: there are 9 blue dots on this page, your goal is to connect all 9 dots using straight lines.
The key is that you have to do it all in one stroke without lifting your pen off the paper. Can you do it? Try to at least give it a try before you read the answer.
The one hint I can provide is that the straight lines can extend beyond those 9 points. Think you can figure it out now? Literally think outside the box!
There’s more than one way to connect all 9 dots, but here’s the solution!
4. A convicted murderer is sentenced to death. Before he is sent to heaven or hell, he is given 3 choices.
He has to pick between 3 doors. Each door contains something that will surely bring about his death but maybe with the right decision he can live another day.
Behind door number 1 is a room filled with a raging hot fire. Room number 2 is a place filled with assassins armed to the teeth. And finally in the third and final room, there is a pit filled with hungry lions and lionesses that haven’t eaten in 3 years. Can you help him make the right choice?
It’s room 3! Why, you ask? Lions can typically go 2 to 3 weeks without eating, but over the span of 3 years, those lions and lionesses are bound to be dead! No threat there! Maybe besides the stench of the rotting carcasses.