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Challenging Riddle: ‘What Has Eyes But Cannot See?’ Can You Solve It?

No matter how frustrating they can sometimes be, we love a good riddle. Can you figure out the answer to this challenging riddle? Scroll down to find out!

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Can You Solve This Challenging Riddle?

We’ve got a good little challenging riddle for you, your roommates, your friends, and even to do with your kids:

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What has an eye but cannot see?

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Take your time to think about the answer.

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The Brain Benefits of Riddles

Perhaps right now, you are feeling frustrated because you can’t figure out the answer. While you may not love it, the challenge of thinking through a riddle is actually perfect for your brain.

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Riddles develop a person’s logical and critical thinking skills. This helps them to think outside the box in real-life situations. People who frequently try to solve riddles become better decision-makers and problem solvers. (1)

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Kids benefit, too. Solving riddles has been shown to improve their comprehension skills, which ultimately improves their academic performance. (1)

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Studies show that giving your brain a workout may also reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s. Using things like puzzles or a challenging riddle can reduce or delay symptoms and keep the brain working better longer. (2)

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The Answer

Are you ready for the answer to the riddle?

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If you didn’t get it, don’t worry – even just attempting did your brain some good.

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If you want to give your brain an even better workout, try some of these other ones as well.

Don’t forget to share this with your friends and family so they can boost their brain power, too!

References

  1. Six Benefits of Riddles for Children.” GRIN. Justin Zablocki. October 7, 2013.
  2. CAN A PUZZLE A DAY KEEP DEMENTIA AT BAY?ALZ Discovery. Betsy Mills, PhD. July 15, 2019.
Julie Hambleton
Freelance Writer
Julie Hambleton has a BSc in Food and Nutrition from the Western University, Canada, is a former certified personal trainer and a competitive runner. Julie loves food, culture, and health, and enjoys sharing her knowledge to help others make positive changes and live healthier lives.
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