12 Detective Riddles That Will Put Your Brain to Work Mode
No matter how old you are, exercising your brain is vital to improve your memory and concentration. And it’s important to start the process at a younger age so your brain health doesn’t decline as you get older. Things like puzzles, riddles, tai chi, and learning a new language can all benefit your mind.
Bright Side collected 12 riddles that will require you to think like a detective in order to solve them.
1. Who stole a watermelon?
4 people are waiting in line to pay for their items. However, one of them has stolen and concealed a watermelon. Who is that person?
2. Who stole the money?
A woman called the police and told them to come to her house immediately. When they arrived, she told them that a man with a black mask had entered her home. After tying her up, he stole all her money and disappeared. However, the policemen did not buy her story and arrested her for misreporting. Why?
3. How did the mother know her daughter was lying?
Syndey told her mom that her gymnastic team would go to a sports camp for the weekend. Her mother thought that this was a lie and Sydney would spend the weekend with her boyfriend instead. In spite of that, she helped her daughter pack her bag and didn’t say a word.
When Sydney came back from her weekend away, she complained to her mom that she had forgotten to pack a toothbrush. That is when the mother knew that Sydney was lying. But how?
4. How did the boss know that Mason lied?
Mason took some time off from his job to go on an expedition in Antarctica. His boss was okay with it as long as he was sending him pictures every day as proof. Mason would send photos daily, but when he returned to the office, his boss fired him. How did the boss know from Mason’s pictures that he wasn’t actually in Antarctica?
5. Who is the woman’s husband?
Susana is suffering from temporary amnesia and can’t remember who her husband is. Can you help her?
6. Where is the money?
Kimberly discovered 3 bags in an old attic along with a note. The note said that in one of the bags, there is $1,000,000, while the others are empty, and she can only open one of them. The only clues she has are the messages written on every bag. If only 1 message is true, which bag has the money?
7. Which door is the safest?
Atlas has been trapped in the attic of an old and frail house. There are only 3 doors, but they all hide different dangers. The windows and floor behind the first door are all made of magnifying glass and the sunlight will probably burn him if he enters.
The second door hides a room full of poisonous gas, and a hungry lion is behind the third door. What should Atlas do?
8. Which one of these 3 should Dylan pick up?
Dylan is driving on a rainy day when he sees 3 people waiting at a bus station. There is an old lady who looks frail, a doctor who has saved many lives, and a woman that Dylan has a crush on. However, his car has only 1 extra seat. Which one of the 3 people should he pick up?
9. Why did the police arrest Dylan?
The police knocked on Dylan’s door late in the evening to conduct a search warrant. They said that money from a bank was stolen and that he was a suspect. Dylan said that he didn’t leave the house all day, while one of the policemen searched around his living room. What evidence could the police have found that led to the man’s arrest?
10. Who stole the emerald?
Jane wanted to host a party for her friends after she came back from her trip to Egypt. She found an emerald and she wanted to show it to her friends. However, after they left, she realized that her stone was missing.
She called the police and showed them the pictures she had taken that night. The police officer had a pretty good idea of who the thief was. How did they do that?
11. Who stole a pair of green pants?
3 men are in a store when Susan, the assistant, notices that a pair of green pants is missing. Which one of the 3 men stole the pants?
12. Did someone from outside break the window?
Ashley came back from work and found the living room window broken. She immediately suspected that her husband must have been playing soccer inside again. However, he said that some kids were playing outside and their ball broke their window. How did Ashley know that her husband was lying?
How many of the riddles did you manage to solve? Please share your results with us.