10 Riddles And Brain Teasers That Will Leave You Scratching Your Head

10 Riddles And Brain Teasers That Will Leave You Scratching Your Head

It’s important to exercise our brain regularly in order to try and keep our brains healthy and active. This is important no matter how old you are.

You could be in your early twenties, but do you really want to have an old, unhealthy brain? No, I didn’t think so.

You can be as physically healthy as you want, but if your brain isn’t healthy then you’re essentially running a sports car with an old and ruined engine.

There are a few ways you can make sure your brain is staying fit and active.

You can do a number of puzzles which are designed to challenge you and exercise your brain on a daily basis.

Or you can exercise your brain with brain teasers and riddles.

But this can often be trickier than it looks.

Most people struggle with riddles, it often makes their mind feel like it’s melting. I know I struggle with them.

While the riddle may seem simple at first, it actually leaves a lot of people wondering what on earth they’ve just read.

Can you solve it?

Question: What do you call a bear that doesn’t have any ears?

*Answer*

You may end up kicking yourself after reading this answer.

The correct answer is a ‘B’. Do you get it?

When you take ‘-ear’ away from ‘Bear’ it becomes just ‘B’.

Question 2: Which of the following statements is correct ‘9 and 5 is thirteen’ or ‘9 and 5 are 13’?

Did you solve it?

*Answer*

Its nether! 9 and 5 is 14. But you were probably thrown off by the wording. Perhaps you even thought it was a question about grammar.

Are you ready for the next one?

Question 3: What stays hot even if you put it in the fridge?

*Answer* 

No it’s not hot chocolate, it’s actually pepper!

Even if you put your hottest peppers in the fridge there is no way you can get rid of the heat.

Question 4: I need you to imagine that you have a drawer of socks.

In that drawer you have 4 black socks, 8 brown socks, 2 white socks, and 8 tan socks. There is no light and you are unable to see.

So, how many socks would you have to pull out in order to get a perfect match?

Can you solve this?

*Answer*

You only need to take 5 socks out because there are only 4 different colors in the dryer to chose from.

How are you doing? Do you think you could solve a few more of our brain teasers?!

Question 5: Can you think of a word that is only seven letters long, but can be rearranged to spell 10 other words?

Are you smart enough to solve this brain teaser?

*Answer*

Therein.

This is the only word that can be rearranged to create the words there, here, in, rein, ere, here, he, her, herein, the.

Question 6: The more you take away from this, the bigger it becomes.

Do you know what it is?

It’s really a shame that it’s not a bank account!

*Answer* 

The correct answer is a hole!

You can take as much dirt as you want, but the hole will always get bigger and bigger the more you take! 

Question 7: There are many different types of stones in the world.

There are some that can even travel around in the oceans and rivers. But, there is one type of stone that you will never find in the water.

Do you know what stone it is?

*Answer*

It’s another trick question!

You will definitely never find a stone that is dry in the water. They will always get wet.

Question 8: Can you think of a word that would still sound the same even if you removed the first, middle, or last letter from the name?

It’s simpler than it sounds!

*Answer*

The word is Empty.

If you take away the E, P, or the Y, the word can still be pronounced. Don’t believe me?

Then just try saying empty and then ‘MT’.

‘MT’ still sounds like the full word. Weird, isn’t it?

Question 9: Imagine you’re in a room with no doors, and no windows and it’s filling up with water.

All that you have is a table and a mirror. If you tried to escape, how would you do it? 

*Answer*

It’s really simple!

All you have to do is to look in the mirror and see that there are no doors or windows and then you take the saw and cut the table in half.

Two halves make a whole, so you put the hole on the wall and climb out.

Easy peasy!

Are you ready for our last question?

Question 10: In which place are you the most silent?

Is it a church or a building?

Are you ready for the answer?!

*Answer*

While you may have thought that the right answer was a church, it’s actually a building!

Why? Well the answer is really simple. It’s because the ‘U’ is silent in the word building.

I bet you feel a bit foolish now!

Did you manage to solve these brain teasers and riddles?

Let me know in the COMMENTS, as always I love hearing from you!

If you struggled with these riddles then I have some bad news for you.

These riddles were actually designed for children!

It just goes to show you that children are getting smarter and smarter these days!

It’s amazing what they can do and what they know!

Don’t forget to tag your friends in the comments to see if they can beat your score!

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