Solving a riddle is more than just a fun thing to do to pass time. Figuring out the meaning behind a play on words, or an image is a meaningful task. And, the benefits are for both adults and children alike! According to WizardPresents, “Riddles can support children’s problem solving, logic and critical thinking skills. If we wrestle with a riddle for a period of time it can help our concentration, focus and brain dexterity. Riddles can be a wonderful challenge which help to motivate children to continue working.“
MaddCapp Games, creators of games and puzzles for all ages, mentions, “Puzzles are especially good for improving short-term memory. Our short-term memory helps us remember shapes and colors and visualize the bigger picture to figure out which pieces will fit together. Also, the ability to creatively solve problems and think critically is greatly valued in the workforce. Puzzles help us develop all of those important skills.” As you can see, attempting a riddle or puzzle every day can benefit you, at any age.
Today’s riddle challenge comes to us in the form of 12 challenges. Let’s see how well you do! Grab a pencil and a piece of paper to write down your answers. The solutions will be revealed at the end of the article. Good luck!
Wow, some of these were pretty difficult, don’t you think? How do you think you did? Was there one riddle you think you did really well with? Well, if you have your answers written down, we can compare results. Let’s see how you did! Scroll down to reveal the solution to each riddle challenge.
- Iran. The country name takes the word “I” and adds a person running. I+RAN = Iran.
- The letter “G” is at the end of “everything.” Get it? You might think it was asking you something philosophical, but it’s much simpler!
- What can you add more of that makes things weigh less? The answer to the riddle is “holes.”
- The easiest way to double your money is to put it in front of a mirror. Sadly, we don’t have any stock tips to share.
- Henry is the 4th child, so the last child’s name is Henry!
- Considering we live in the year 2021 and technology exists, we can assume the second person would either text or send some kind of message on a telecommunication device or social media.
- If 20 eyes looked at him, that would be 10 people. Don’t forget to include the guy who dropped the book, making it a total of 11 people.
- The hospital room he was born in was numbered 1955, so he was born 33 years ago in that room. 1955 is not the year, it was never mentioned it was a year.
- Wooden legs don’t take pictures, cameras do. You can’t take a photo with a wooden leg.
- If you move your phone or screen just slightly, you can adjust the contrast and lighting of the image, revealing the numbers hidden in this riddle.
12. The number in a different shade is found below:
We hope you enjoyed today’s selection of riddles and challenges brought to you by Brightside. Check out these other super tricky brainteasers below: