9 Riddles That Can Boost Your Thinking Skills

If you have found yourself with some time to kill, or, if you are just bored, why not boost your thinking skills with some riddles? Did you know that riddles are more than just a fun way to show off your brilliance? That’s right, riddles are actually really good for your brain! No, we are not making that up! According to A Healthier Michigan, doing puzzles and solving riddles helps to stimulate cognitive activity. As it turns out, doing puzzles and such can also keep your brain young and fresh, as well as strengthen your memory, boost your mood, and even up your problem-solving skills!

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Ready to get that brain working? Let’s go!

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Boost your thinking skills with these 9 riddles

Try your very best not to scroll down and peek at the answers before you figure them out. We have nine awesome riddles to get your mind working.

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Within this image hides one symmetrical cross. Can you spot it?

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find the cross puzzle
puzzles

The answer is!

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find the cross puzzle answer

Which of these glasses contains the most amount of water? A, B, C or D?

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water puzzle
Bright Side

The answer is!

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water puzzle answer

Both of these spirals look like they are made of one part, however, one of them is made of two! Which one is it?

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spiral puzzle
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The answer is!

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spiral puzzle answer
puzzles

Are you able to find all the items in the right-hand side collum, inside the busy picture on the left?

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find the food items puzzle
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The answer is!

find the food items puzzle answer

Do you know which figure should replace the question mark?

replace the question mark puzzle
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The answer is!

replace the question mark puzzle

Having fun? Boost your thinking skills some more! Four puzzles left to go!

Somewhere inside this image of triangles and squares, hides a perfect 4 point star. Can you see it?

find the 4 point star puzzle
puzzles

The answer is!

find the 4 point star puzzle answer

How many cups of tea does teapot B contain if teapot A contains 25 cups of tea?

how much tea puzzle
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The answer is!

how much tea puzzle answer

Which direction is this bus going?

which way is the bus going
Brightside

The answer is!

which way is the bus going

Can you find the four hearts that are joined together?

find 4 hearts puzzle
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The answer is!

find 4 hearts puzzle
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Work that brain!

Brain teasers can help keep the mind stimulated by encouraging it to think and act in new and novel ways. Lateral thinking keeps us feeling fresh, creative, on our toes, so to speak, when tackling new problems. And we aren’t often given the opportunity to exercise lateral thinking in our day-to-day lives.

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So, how did you do? We are sure our puzzles helped boost your thinking skills! Let us know in the comments how you did! Also, why stop there? Check out some more awesome riddles and quizzes to keep your mind sharp! Here are a few of our favorites!

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Sources:

  1. ‘Why Puzzles are Brain Boosters’ A Healthier Michigan
Jade Small
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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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