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Only The Smartest 5% Of Viewers Could Get This One Right! What About You?

Solving riddles is a good exercise for your brain. Today, we have one of the trickiest challenges for you to solve. Think you can do it? Well, from what we can tell only 5% of those who have tried to solve this riddle have done so successfully. Let’s see if you have what it takes to join the best of the best!

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Dedicated brain-training programmes exist, but what’s truly important is to challenge yourself in as wide a range of ways as possible. So whether that’s learning a new language, travelling to new places and seeing new sights, or of course tackling a puzzle, then so long as you’re still challenging yourself then that’s all you need. It also really helps if you enjoy the challenge, which is why puzzles are particularly good – that burst of satisfaction on completion is important, and your brain doesn’t learn so well if you aren’t enjoying an activity.


Solving riddles and logic puzzles like the one we have today will benefit your brain in a number of ways. You don’t need to get the answer right to reap those benefits either. Just by simply enjoying the riddle you are trying to solve, and giving your brain a good workout, you can prolong brain elasticity, prevent brain aging, and more!

If you are ready to see today’s riddle challenge, scroll down.


Riddle Only 5% of People can Solve

This one is tricky. The majority of folks who attempted this challenge didn’t quite get the answer right. Grab a piece of paper and a pencil, and try your best. Good luck!


The riddle reads ” When my father was 31, I was 8. Now he is twice as old as me. How old am I?” In order to figure this riddle out, you’ll need to do some serious thinking!

Remember to use your logic skills, and basic math to find the answer. You only have one chance to get the solution right.

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It’s not easy to figure out, is it? Well, if you take your time and read the riddle carefully, you might find a clue. Riddles are designed to confuse you and trick your brain. Most of them are written in such a way that you think the answer is the first one you find. However, that is usually not the case.

Were you able to solve the riddle? Let’s see what the answer is and find out!



How do you think you did with this challenge? Do you think you got the answer right, or are you unsure? Well, let’s find out!

The answer to the riddle is: 23 years old! If he was 8 and his dad was 31, there is a 23-year difference. When he is 23, his dad will be twice his age, at 46.

Did you get it right? Be sure to try out some more brain teasers below, and get more practice. Your brain needs exercise every single day, just like your body!

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.