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11 Riddles That Can Challenge Your Brain and Exercise Your Mind

What better way to start your day than with some riddles? You might be thinking, “Uhm, maybe not. But honestly, if you want to get that mind of yours sharp and ready to tackle the day ahead, these riddles cover logic, some eye-sight skills, and even some mathematical equations. Remember to have fun and do your best, some of these are really quite tricky so do not be too hard on yourself! Remember, you are not trying to solve the mystery of the Bermuda triangle!

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Ready? Let’s get going on some mind-stretching riddles!

Number 1

It looks like a simple math problem, but its not. Try this riddle out. Hint: the answer is not 6!

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1, 2, 3, 4, 5, _

Number 2

What do the cat, rabbit and dog, weigh in total?

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Cat, rabbit, dog with different wights

Number 3

How many eggs do you have left in this riddle?

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Riddle: I have 6 eggs, I broke 2, I cooked 2, and ate 2. How many eggs do I have?

Number 4

Can you figure out what the missing number is?

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number quick with circles containing 4 numbers

Number 5

This riddle may be a little tricky! What is the number of frogs that stayed on the bridge?

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Frog riddle

Number 6

This riddle might confuse you but think out of the box! What was the first thing Chloe bought?

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Chloe went to Paris riddle

Number 7

Another Math riddle! Can you solve it?

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Math riddle

Number 8

This one had us really stretching our brains to the max! What day is today?

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Day of the week riddle

Number 9

What should the depicted numbers on the last domino be?

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Domino riddle

Number 10

We love these kinds of riddles! What animal is it, can you guess?

What animal am I? Riddle

Number 11

Are you able to spot which of these popsicles are different to the rest?

spot the difference between popsicle riddle

So, How did you do with these 11 mind benders?

Yes, some of them did prove to be more challenging than others! How many did you manage to get correct? Need some answers? Alright, here they are.

Answers:

Number 1 – Not quite a ‘math problem.’ The answer is R, which is reverse in a manual transmission automobile! (sorry, that one was tough)

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, R

Number 2- 27 kg!

Cat, rabbit, dog with different wights

Number 3 – 6 Eggs!

Riddle: I have 6 eggs, I broke 2, I cooked 2, and ate 2. How many eggs do I have?

Number 4 – 17!

number quick with circles containing 4 numbers

Number 5 – 5 Frogs!

Frog riddle

Number 6 – Chloe’s Plane Ticket!

Chloe went to Paris riddle

Number 7 – 11!

math riddle

Number 8 – Friday!

Day of the week riddle answer. Friday!

Number 9 – B, 3 and 6!

Domino riddle answer

Number 10 – Lice!

What animal am I? Riddle answer. Lice

Number 11 – Bottom right!

sport the difference between the popsicle riddle answer

Looking for more fun riddles and puzzles to get that mind working and your creative juices flowing? Check out some of these!

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10 Visual Riddles to Challenge Your Attentiveness

Easy Exercises That Help Keep Your Mind Sharp at Any Age

Jade Small
Freelance Writer
Jade is a freelance writer and content creator from South Africa with over 7 years of experience writing and creating. She's also a proud single mom to a super 13-year-old boy.
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