Do you consider yourself smarter than the average person, more clever than your best friend or even smarter than Albert Einstein himself? Are you always competing with your friends or your siblings, trying to determine who is the smartest in your family or group of friends?
Well, if you think you’re smarter than everyone and have a knack for riddles and trick questions, you may want to try out these riddles. You will have a total of fifteen seconds to attempt to solve ten riddles. If you manage to solve a majority of these riddles within the fifteen-second timeframe, you may or may not be a genius.
Are you ready? Here we go!
1. What kind of cheese is made backward? If you’re not much of a cheese person or don’t know very much about cheese, this question might be a little difficult for you. But even if you don’t know too much about cheese, a little bit of outside-of-the-box thinking may help you with this answer.
The answer? Edam cheese! What’s made spelled backward? Edam! Give yourself a pat on the back if you got this one right.
2. What does December have that other months do not have?
Could it possibly be 31 days? No, there are seven months with 31 days. Christmas? Well, technically that’s right, but not the answer we’re looking for here. The answer is the letter D!
3. Two men are playing chess. They have already played five games, and each has already won 3 games. How is this possible?
Well, the two men aren’t facing each other. They’re actually facing two different opponents, which is why it’s possible that they have both already won three games.
4. There were ten fish inside of an enclosed tank. Two of them sank, four swam away, and three died. How many fish are there now?
There are ten fish left in the tank. Here’s why: It’s an enclosed tank, meaning that it’s not possible for any of the fish to leave the tank.
5. Five brothers are all busy. Tom is reading a book, Luke is Cooking, Frank is playing chess and Steve is doing laundry. What is the fifth brother doing?
The fifth brother is playing chess against Frank!
6. A postal service has a very strict rule about items being sent. The length of items being sent must not exceed one meter. A man has to send his valuable ancient flute through this postal service, but it is 1.4 meters long. It cannot be disassembled. How did he send the flute?
The man put the flute in a box which measured 1 meter by 1 meter. To fit the flute in it, he put it in diagonally.
7. Some months have 31 days while other months have 30 days. How many months have 28 days?
If you guessed February as the only month with 28 days…you’re wrong. All 12 months have 28 days!
8. How many bricks does it take to complete a building made of bricks? This one is kind of a trick question, so try to focus on re-reading the question a few times before actually giving your answer. Hint: you don’t actually have to know how many bricks are being used.
Here’s the answer: To “complete” the building, the only brick that is required is the very last one!
9. You’re in a race, and you overtake the second-place person. What place does this leave you in?
Most people think that this would leave you in the first place, but that’s wrong. If you overtake the person in second place, you take his or her position…making you second place.
10. A man walks outside in the pouring rain. There is nothing to provide him shelter or protection, yet not one hair on his head gets wet. How is this possible?
If you’re thinking a bit too hard, you might not get this answer, which is actually pretty simple. The reason not one hair on his head gets wet is because he is bald.