The Most Challenging Riddles from Around the World (part 2)
Challenging your brain is fun enough on it’s own, but when you’re doing it with riddles it’s even more entertaining!
That is, until you decide it’s impossible and find yourself begging for the answer. From well-known riddles to lesser known ones shared around the world, below are six of our favorites.
While some require a little math, and others a little common sense, all of them require you to pay close attention – a good lesson we can all benefit from! Don’t give up immediately. The point of riddles and puzzles is to stretch your brain to think outside of the box. Give it some time to think creatively. You’ll be surprised at how good it feels!
Which can you solve? None of them? All of them? Comment below and let us know!
1. I have keys but no locks. I have a space but no room. You can enter, but can’t go outside. What am I? (A: A keyboard)
2. What flies when it’s born, lies when it’s alive, and runs when it’s dead? (A: A snowflake)
3. What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years? (A: The letter “m”)
4. A fast food restaurant sells chicken in orders of 6, 9, and 20. What is the largest number of pieces of chicken you cannot order from this restaurant? (A: 43)
5. A very famous chemist was found murdered in his kitchen today. The police have narrowed it down to six suspects. They know it was a two-man job. Their names: Felice, Maxwell, Archibald, Nicolas, Jordan, and Xavier. A note was also found with the body: ’26-3-58/28-27-57-16′. Who are the killers? (A: Felice and Nicholas are the murderers. The numbers correspond to atomic numbers on the periodic table of elements: ‘Fe-Li-Ce/Ni-Co-La-S’.)
6. I am a mother and a father but I have never given birth. I’m rarely still, but I never wander. What am I? (A: A tree)