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Easy Riddles

Easy riddles will help you get started thinking about problem-solving in a new way. Once you are comfortable with these riddles, you can move on to some more difficult ones.

Reasoning

A farmer is travelling with a fox, a sheep and a small sack of hay. ...
Bruce is an inmate at a large prison, and like most of the other prisoners, ...
Two men ride their horses to the town blacksmith to ask for his daughter's hand ...
You have two normal U.S. coins that add up to 35 cents. One of the ...
In the final stretch of a road race, you pass the 2nd-place runner right before ...

Lateral Thinking

A man is found hanging in a room 30 feet off the ground. There is ...
A father and his son are in a car accident. The father dies instantly, and ...
A man and woman run through a field holding hands. They bound toward the sunset, ...
Two soldiers, William and Ethan, are assigned to guard a bridge, which connects the West ...
There is a small town in the midwest with exactly 2 barbershops, one on each ...
Why are manhole covers round? Do manhole covers really need to be circular?
This is an old classic: As I was going to St. Ives I met a ...
A blind man walks into a hardware store to buy a hammer. There are hammers ...

Language

This is a most unusual paragraph. How quickly can you find out what is so ...
Count the number of times the letter "F" appears in the following paragraph: FAY FRIED ...
Can you spot what's wrong with the following sentence? PETER WAS ANGRY AT HIMSELF BECAUSE ...

Math

How can you place the numbers 1 through 9 in a 3x3 grid such that ...
Consider the following explanation for why 1=2 : 1. Start out    Let y = ...
In a bouquet of flowers, all but two are roses, all but two are tulips, ...

Spatial

Look at the 9 dots in this image. Can you draw 4 straight lines, without ...

Chess

In chess, queens can move horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, as far as they like, as ...

Acronym

What does this stand for: 7 W of the W
What does this stand for: The 7 D S
What does this stand for: 26 Ls of the A
What does this stand for: SW and the 7 Ds
What does this stand for: 50 S in the USOA

Detective

A grandfather is telling his grandson war stories. "At the end of World War 1, ...