Ten Riddles to Challenge Your Brain


Do you think brain teasers are fun? Do you like to solve mysteries? If you answered “yes” to either of these, challenge yourself with these ten riddles and see if you can figure them out! Scroll down to find out the correct answer. Are you as smart as you think you are?


Thanks to @officallittleriddlesgame on Instagram for the great riddles!


1.) Each of these ends in a kettle full of precious metal, and the double variety is quite awesome. What am I?


2.) In the middle of a round pool lies a water lily. The water lily doubles in size everyday.

After exactly 20 days, the lily will completely cover the pool. How many days will it take

for the lilyto cover HALF the pool?


3.) There were once three trees. The first tree did whatever the third tree did, and the third

tree did whatever the second one does. What happens if tree number two gets cut



4.) You have the numbers 2,3,4 and 5. You also have the symbols + and =. Using each

symbol and number only once, how can you arrange them into a true equation?


5.) A man is sentenced at court, The Judge offers him the following: “You can say one

sentence to defend yourself. If you lie we will hang you. If you tell us the truth we will

shoot you.” The man said one sentence. The judge could not decide whether it was

true or a lie, so he let the man go. What did the man say?


6.) The doctor gives you three pills and tells you to take one every half hour. How long

before you run out of pills?


7.) If you count twenty houses on your right going to the store and twenty houses on your

left coming home, how many houses did you count?


8.) What has a foot on each side and one in the middle?


9.) When thrown, what is white in the air and yellow on the ground?


10.) A man took his wife on a drive with him in his car to kill her. Once he reached a hill where

she wouldn’t be seen, he pulled a knife and killed her, careful to not leave any evidence

it was him. He drove home. The next day, the wife was found, and the police tried to

figure out who killed her. The police called her husband and said, “Please come as soon

as you can, we believe your wife has been killed.” The husband hung up the phone and

and went to the hill immediately. When he got there, the police arrested him for the crime.

How did they know it was him?



1.) A double rainbow

2.)19 days, because it will be half before it is complete at 20 days.

3.) They all get cut down

4.) 3^2 = 5+4

5.) The man said “You are going to hang me” or “You are going to shoot me?”

6.) One hour

7.) 20 houses

8.) yard stick

9.) egg

10.) The police knew he committed the crime because the man went to the hill without the police saying where the wife was found dead.