5 Logical Riddles That Will Break Your Head
yourmind on a wild goose chase! Today, you have the chance to stretch
yourbrains by cracking a few of these mind-bending little beauties! So, are you up to the challenge? And don't miss our bonus - a tricky question with an obvious answer. Riddle number one - roadside difficulties. While changing a tire, a motorist accidentally dropped all four wheel nuts into the sewer grate. He tried everything to retrieve them, but - to no avail. The man was beginning to suspect that he would have to spend many hours by the roadside, when a passing kid suddenly helped him solve the problem. Acting on the kids advice, he successfully fitted a new tire and drove to the nearest service station without accidents. What was the advice that the child had given the motorist? I'll give you 15 seconds to think. Ready for the answer? The kid told the man to remove one nut from each of the other three wheels and use them to secure the new tire. ha ha I told you. Riddle number two - a witch's present. Once upon a time, Prince Charming was searching far and wide for his betrothed. Summer had already ended, when he came upon a shack, inhabited by an old witch. The weary traveler asked if she could grant him refuge for the night. The witch obliged and showed her guest a warm welcome, offering him food, drink and a place to sleep. The next morning, as prince charming was preparing to continue on his journey, she gave him a present, saying, 'a time
willcome when you find
barred by a wide river with no bridge. The only way to cross it is to swim to the other bank. This enchanted tunic
willhelp you. It won't let you drown.' Our hero continued on his journey. A hundred days and nights had passed before he came across the river the witch had warned him about. But, in the end - he didn't need to put on the tunic to cross it! Can you guess why? 15 seconds are all
yours again. Prince Charming visited the witch's shack in September. After that, it took him a hundred days to reach the river, which means that, by the time he got there, it was already mid-winter. The river was iced over. He simply walked across it to the other bank. Riddle number three - the rabbit hutch mystery. A farmer keeps rabbits in three large hutches that stand in a row in his backyard. Each of the hutches is painted a different color - red, yellow and green. Until recently, the number of rabbits in the green hutch was twice as large as the number of rabbits in the yellow hutch. Then, one day, the farmer took five rabbits out of the left-side hutch and gave them away to the local school's pet corner. He also took half of the rabbits that remained in the left-side hutch and moved them to the red colored hutch. Can you guess what color the left-side hutch is? The answer is quite easy. It is yellow. As we already know, at the outset, the number of rabbits in the green hutch was twice as large as the number of rabbits in the yellow hutch. This means that the...
number of rabbits in the green hutch was an even number. After the farmer removed five rabbits from the left-side hutch, the number of rabbits that remained there also became an even number. (This is proven by the fact that it was divisible by two). Therefore, before those five were removed, the left-side hutch contained an uneven number of rabbits. Hence, the left-side hutch can't be the green colored one. But, based on the information we've got - it can't be the red colored one, either! Riddle number four - identify the culprit. Late one night, a car ran over a pedestrian in a narrow bystreet and drove away without stopping. A policeman who saw the vehicle leave the scene of the accident reported it moving at very high speed. The accident itself was witnessed by six bystanders. They provided the following conflicting accounts of what had happened. It was a blue car driven by a man; The car was moving at high speed; its
headlights were turned off; The car did have license plates; it wasn't going very fast; It was a Toyota; its
headlights were turned off; The car didn't have license plates; the driver was a woman; It was a gray Ford. When the car and its driver were finally apprehended, it turned out that only one of the six eyewitnesses gave a fully correct description. Each of the other five provided one true and one false piece of information. Keeping that in mind, can you determine the following: What was the cars brand? What color was the car? Was the...
car going fast or slow? Did it have license plates? Was its
headlights turned on? Was the driver a man or a woman? The riddle is very tricky, so I guess you'll need at least 25 seconds to solve it. Take
yourtime no rush. You can also pause the video to have more time to think. Are you ready? The solution to the riddle lies in the information provided by the policeman. The car was going very fast. If we accept this statement as trustworthy, then the statement provided by one of the eyewitnesses, the car was going slowly, is false by default. After we've established that, eliminating all the other falsehoods won't present a problem. It was a blue Ford. It did have license plates. It was driving at high speed with its
headlights turned off. The driver was a woman. Riddle number five - the prisoner hat riddle. The four criminals are lined up on some steps. They are all facing in the same direction. A wall separates the fourth man from the other three. So, to summarize, man one can see men two and three; man two can see man three; man three can see none of the others; man four can see none of the others. The criminals are wearing hats. They are told that there are two white hats and two black hats. The men initially don't know what color hat they are wearing. They are told to shout out the color of the hat that they are wearing as soon as they know for certain what color it is. They are not allowed to turn around or move. They are not allowed to talk to each...
other. They are not allowed to take their hats off. Who is the first person to shout out and why? Man two