intricate riddle

This intricate riddle will blow your mind – can you find the answer?

Intricate riddles, puzzles, brainteasers, and other games that challenge your critical thinking skills are more helpful than you think. Games that are meant to make you think outside of the box help keep you stimulated and are actually good for brain health. Just by doing simple quizzes on yourself, your brain reinforces connections between brain cells. This can help improve your mental speed and is an especially effective way to improve short-term memory. 

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Of course, day to day life presents it’s own challenges, and can make it hard to find time for puzzles or intricate riddles. It’s completely understandable if you are busy! However, if you have a moment to spare, you should take the time to see if you can solve this intricate riddle.

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What Is The Intricate Riddle?

An elderly couple went on a picnic. They have 5 sons, and each son has 3 children. In total, how many people went for a picnic?

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Try to think about how the riddle is phrased. It’s all about the context. Do you think you know the answer?

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The Answer To The Riddle

The answer may seem obvious to some, however, the answer might not be what you expect. Some people might have answered with 22. Of course, five sons that have three children each adds up to 20 people then adding the elderly couple making the answer 22. Unfortunately, this is the wrong answer to the intricate riddle.

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The actual answer to the riddle might make you feel a little silly. There are only two people that went on a picnic: the elderly couple. The reason why is because the riddle never said that the sons or children went on the picnic with them. The answer is in the first sentence of this intricate riddle.

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Don’t beat yourself up if you didn’t get it right the first time, this just means you can practice with more brain teasers! Maybe you want a different intricate riddle to wrap your brain around.

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Looking For More Puzzles?

Perhaps you need a puzzle that isn’t an intricate riddle. Maybe you’re more of a visual learner or maybe you love to solve math problems. Luckily, this isn’t the only headscratcher of a game that we have for you to choose from.

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Cody Medina
Freelance Writer
Cody was born on the western slope of Colorado. In his high school career, Cody was nominated and awarded the Amazing Youth Leadership Award by the HRC for establishing one of the first Gay Straight Alliances which then inspired the creation of several other GSAs on the western slope. Cody’s interest in environmentalism stemmed from that experience as well. Cody now resides in Oregon with his partner and beloved animals. He enjoys hiking, camping, running, climbing, watching movies, writing, reading, walking his dog, driving to the ocean, and hanging out with his friends when possible.
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