There are TOP 10 very hard riddles and answers for adults. In reality, this is 5 children’s riddles that are very hard for 95% of adults. You know, for some reason, adults think that they are smarter than children. However, some tasks are not about being smart, but about the way people look at the world. With age, our minds become less flexible.
Otherwise, how can we explain that we can’t solve tasks that children crack easily? We decided to stretch your brain a little and see if you can come up with ten children’s puzzles.
1. Chess Players.
Two people are playing chess. They played five games, but according to the results, each player scored three wins. How could this happen? Are you ready to find out the answer?
Well, this one was pretty easy. This could happen only under one condition: they did not play against each other. All right.
2. A Box of Chocolates.
Life is like a box of chocolates – no, wait, that’s a different story. Here we go. This one is from an American 12-year-old student math worksheet. There are 50 chocolate candies in the box. 30 of them come with a caramel filling, 25 with coconut, 10 of them are two-flavored candies with caramel and coconut, and the rest of them are just chocolate candies with no filling. So which diagram reflects the box of chocolates correctly?
The answer is Diagram B. It’s just some simple math. How many caramel candies are there in the box? 30 – 10 = 20. And how many coconut candies are there? 25 – 10 = 15. Now you can find out how many plain chocolate candies were in the box: 50 – (20 + 15 + 10) = 5.
3. Task of Intelligence.
Just one more math task. Here we go. A bottle of water and a bar of chocolate cost $11. Chocolate costs $10 more than water. How much does water cost? You’re tapping your pencil there, aren’t you? Yeah. Time’s up! If you don’t understand why we gave you 20 seconds for this task when the answer is obvious, think again.
Here’s another equation. Let the bottle of water cost $x, then x + x + 10 = 11. 2x = 1. X, then, equals 0.5. So, one bottle of water costs 50¢, and the chocolate is $10.50.
4. A Missing Letter.
All right, your task is to figure out what letter in this row is missing. And go! This is a row of letters that lists the first letters of the days of the week from Monday to Sunday.
So the missing letter is T. Many people think there is some kind of pattern, but the last two letters are the same, so it confuses everyone.
5. Holey T-Shirt.
No, this is not a religious question! How many holes does this T-shirt have?
The right answer is 8. Two holes for the sleeve, one for the neck and one more for the body, and four new holes. The thing is we can see the background through the holes, which means there are two more in the back.
6. Roadside difficulties.
While changing a tire, a motorist accidentally dropped all four wheel nuts into the sewer grate. He tried everything to retrieve them, but – to no avail. The man was beginning to suspect that he would have to spend many hours by the roadside, when a passing kid suddenly helped him solve the problem. Acting on the kids advice, he successfully fitted a new tire and drove to the nearest service station without accidents. What was the advice that the child had given the motorist?
I’ll give you 15 seconds to think. Ready for the answer? The kid told the man to remove one nut from each of the other three wheels and use them to secure the new tire.
7. A witch’s present.
Once upon a time, Prince Charming was searching far and wide for his betrothed. Summer had already ended, when he came upon a shack, inhabited by an old witch. The weary traveler asked if she could grant him refuge for the night. The witch obliged and showed her guest a warm welcome, offering him food, drink and a place to sleep.
The next morning, as prince charming was preparing to continue on his journey, she gave him a present, saying, ‘a time will come when you find your way barred by a wide river with no bridge. The only way to cross it is to swim to the other bank. This enchanted tunic will help you. It won’t let you drown.’ Our hero continued on his journey. A hundred days and nights had passed before he came across the river the witch had warned him about. But, in the end – he didn’t need to put on the tunic to cross it! Can you guess why? 15 seconds are all yours again.
Prince Charming visited the witch’s shack in September. After that, it took him a hundred days to reach the river, which means that, by the time he got there, it was already mid-winter. The river was iced over. He simply walked across it to the other bank.
8. The rabbit hutch mystery.
A farmer keeps rabbits in three large hutches that stand in a row in his backyard. Each of the hutches is painted a different color – red, yellow and green. Until recently, the number of rabbits in the green hutch was twice as large as the number of rabbits in the yellow hutch.
Then, one day, the farmer took five rabbits out of the left-side hutch and gave them away to the local school’s pet corner. He also took half of the rabbits that remained in the left-side hutch and moved them to the red colored hutch. Can you guess what color the left-side hutch is?
The answer is quite easy. It is yellow. As we already know, at the outset, the number of rabbits in the green hutch was twice as large as the number of rabbits in the yellow hutch. This means that the number of rabbits in the green hutch was an even number.
After the farmer removed five rabbits from the left-side hutch, the number of rabbits that remained there also became an even number. (This is proven by the fact that it was divisible by two). Therefore, before those five were removed, the left-side hutch contained an uneven number of rabbits. Hence, the left-side hutch can’t be the green colored one. But, based on the information we’ve got – it can’t be the red colored one, either!
9. Identify the culprit.
Late one night, a car ran over a pedestrian in a narrow bystreet and drove away without stopping. A policeman who saw the vehicle leave the scene of the accident reported it moving at very high speed. The accident itself was witnessed by six bystanders.
They provided the following conflicting accounts of what had happened. It was a blue car driven by a man; The car was moving at high speed; its headlights were turned off; The car did have license plates; it wasn’t going very fast; It was a Toyota; its headlights were turned off; The car didn’t have license plates; the driver was a woman; It was a gray Ford.
When the car and its driver were finally apprehended, it turned out that only one of the six eyewitnesses gave a fully correct description. Each of the other five provided one true and one false piece of information. Keeping that in mind, can you determine the following: What was the cars brand? What color was the car? Was the car going fast or slow? Did it have license plates? Was its headlights turned on? Was the driver a man or a woman? The riddle is very tricky, so I guess you’ll need at least 25 seconds to solve it. Take your time no rush.
Are you ready? The solution to the riddle lies in the information provided by the policeman. The car was going very fast. If we accept this statement as trustworthy, then the statement provided by one of the eyewitnesses, the car was going slowly, is false by default. After we’ve established that, eliminating all the other falsehoods won’t present a problem. It was a blue Ford. It did have license plates. It was driving at high speed with its headlights turned off. The driver was a woman.
10. The prisoner hat riddle.
The four criminals are lined up on some steps. They are all facing in the same direction. A wall separates the fourth man from the other three. So, to summarize, man one can see men two and three; man two can see man three; man three can see none of the others; man four can see none of the others.
The criminals are wearing hats. They are told that there are two white hats and two black hats. The men initially don’t know what color hat they are wearing. They are told to shout out the color of the hat that they are wearing as soon as they know for certain what color it is.
They are not allowed to turn around or move. They are not allowed to talk to each other. They are not allowed to take their hats off. Who is the first person to shout out and why?
Man two will shout out after some time. Here’s why. Man three and four cannot see the other hats. Man one sees a white hat and a black hat and knows that his hat can be black or white. Man two sees one black hat. But if he is also wearing a black hat, it would be obvious to man one that he is wearing a white hat. Since man one did not shout out, man two concluded that he himself is wearing a white hat.
How many puzzles did you manage to solve? It’s believed that only 17% of people can answer the last question correctly and only 5% of people can solve all these riddles. Here is our little bonus. Can you name the one thing that all the people on Earth do simultaneously?
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