15 Brain Testing Riddles To Get Your Creative Juices Following
Riddles and brain teasers are fun as they make us use our skills of observation and our knowledge to figure out the answer. These are a great way to sharpen your mind. There are also great to ask children and also great conversation starters. These are just overall great things to talk about. They get you thinking and allow your creative and reasoning juices to flow. These are also very entertaining and can be a great way to pass the time.
1The boy of 15
The riddle reads ‘A boy was 15 in 1990 and in 1995 he turned 10?’ So, how was this possible? The simple answer is by adding suffix BC. If a person is 10 years old 3995 years ago, which is 1995 B.C. Then he’ll be 15 years old after 5 years, i.e., 3990 years ago which is 1990 B.C.
2How many flies?
The riddle says ‘How many flies are flying if there are 3 half flies plus one fly plus a half fly? Now, most people would either count the half flies or join two half to make one whole fly. But, the real answer is that there is only one fly. The half flies do not exist.
3The elephant in the room
This is a fun riddle. What is big as an elephant but does not weight anything? Think very hard and the answer is not a balloon shaped like an elephant because a balloon still has some weight. The right answer is the shadow of an elephant. It is the same size but doesn’t weigh anything.
4This one is a mystery
This one will require some thinking. What could this be? Is it a phrase or emotion? Think very hard about the answer. The right answer is ‘A lie’. When someone tells a lie they never tell you it is a lie. The person who hears it does not know it is a lie. The person who knows it is a lie does not want it.
5What is it?
This is another fun one to tell kids. What is something that is told what to do at night and in the morning does as it was told? Yet, for some reason is always scolded even after doing everything right? The answer is the alarm clock you set at night and yell at in the morning.