Riddles cause one to think and determine a solution to the question at hand. They enrich the mind and strengthen neurological connections in the brain at the same time. Riddles have existed since spoken word. No one knows the first battle but riddles like anything have evolved and some remain timeless. Read on to find some interesting riddles with answers to get your brain working.
Some people see riddles and brain teasers as nothing but simple minded kids play but in fact these games problems are created and designed in such a way to make the brain work to find solutions that are not readily available.
Dinner parties can often be spiced up with the riddle simply for the fact that not everyone is expecting to have to work their brain and some with quick wit can really dazzle the crowd.
of riddles doesn’t come from one place or one time play something that is a common thread across cultures. There are riddles from China Persia Africa Indonesia and in the arctic. We can be traced back thousands of years where historians and archaeologists have found wall art in ancient temples into Beth with fascinating puzzles as the central theme. Some show sacred geometry while others are more for games and expanding the mind.
Riddles are formed by questions that needs to be solved using reason and intelligence and not just a guess.
Here are some popular and some not so well known riddles with answers.
Riddle number one:
You throw away the outside, eat the inside, and throw away the inside. What am I?
Answer: Corn on the cob.
Riddle number two:
How can you place a pencil on the floor so that no one can jump over it?
Answer: Put it next to the wall.
Riddle number three:
What disappears the instant that you say its name?
Riddle number four:
What is full of holes but can still hold a lot of water?
Answer: A sponge.
Riddle number five:
What belongs to you but others use it more?
Answer: Your name.
Riddle number six:
A man on a flat football field kicked a football 40 feet away. The football came back immediately at the same speed. No one else and no object have been involved. The football didn’t touch anything on its way. How did the man do that?
Answer: He kicked the ball up in the air.
Riddle number seven:
What goes on four legs in the morning, on two legs at noon, and on three legs in the evening?
Answer: A man, crawling as a baby, walking as a man and as an old man walking with a cane.
Riddle number eight:
This is straight from The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Gollum gives Bilbo a riddle, and Bilbo’s life depends on getting it right because he is stuck deep in a dark cave with no way out.
“This thing all things devours;
Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
Gnaws iron, bites steel;
Grinds hard stones to meal;
Slays king, ruins town,
And beats mountain down.”
If you can commit just one riddle to memory, then there will never be a dull moment for you at any occasion. And people always love to have their minds challenged. If not, then that person deserves to be awoke from their slumber.