# 6 Popular Riddles and Trivia to Wake Up Your Brain

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3 years ago

How often have you been watching detective shows or movies and thought “Elementary, my dear Watson”? These riddles give you the opportunity to be like the famous Sherlock Holmes and check your logic and ability to pay attention to tiny details.

We at Bright Side have selected these riddles for you to ponder over and play the part of the detective.

## 1. Find the code.

A serial killer kidnapped a man. The victim was told that if he could figure out the secret code, he can walk away unharmed. There is a plate with liquid poison, a matchbox with only one match, a glass, and a slice of lemon. The code is written under the poison and the victim must remove the poison to find it.

He only has one minute to get it right. But he cannot touch or move the plate. How can he do this?

## 2. Save the princess.

A princess got locked in a 50-m-high tower. She has a rope but it’s only 25 m long. Somehow, she managed to escape.

We know that she cut the rope in the middle. How did she escape?

## 3. Help them escape.

3 men were kidnapped and locked in a room. The only way to escape is out of a window up above them. If at lease one of them can escape, he can call the police. The men stand on each other’s shoulders, but the one who is on the top is a few in short of the window.

What should they do?

## 4. What the right question?

Prisoners were told that they have a chance to be free. There are 2 doors and a security guard near each door. One guard is a liar and the other one always tells the truth. One door leads to freedom, while the other door will lead the prisoners to the execution room.

The prisoners can talk to only ONE guard, and ask only ONE question. Which question should they ask to find the door that will take them to freedom?

## 5. Find the winner.

Once upon a time, there was an old king and he had only one daughter. Many princes wanted to marry her and she asked that they pass a test. She gave a seed to each prince and said that the prince who grows the largest plant would become her husband. 3 months later, all the princes came back with their plants.

One prince had an empty pot. Surprisingly, the princess chose him. Why?

## 6. Who is the killer?

There are 4 friends, Anne, Dan, Bill, and Josh. One of them is a serial killer.

• Anne and Dan met 2 months ago and fell in love at first sight.
• Last night Bill went for a walk with one of the innocent ones.
• Anne and Josh celebrated Christmas together.
• Dan knows the killer from school.
• Last month the killer was paralyzed from the waist down.

Who is the killer?

Did you solve all of them? Which was the most difficult? Please tell us in the comments!

Illustrated by Leonid Khan for Bright Side

Cutting a rope lengthwise like that wouldn't produce 2 ropes. It would produce several hundred little pieces, as ropes are twisted together in a spiral. Also, using the "known him from school" to declare his innocence only works if you know that school was more than two months ago. Since they hadn't established that, it's not necessarily an accurate indicator.

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I agree. Cutting the ropes could kill her. It should have explained a different strategy

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Where did she even get the scissors??

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I actually could solve all of them!

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You couldn't know the age of the people so you couldn't know that they weren't in school two days, or two months ago.

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For the one about the prisoners escaping with the two guards, the answer is wrong. The correct one is "If I asked the other guard which door leads to freedom, which door would he point to?"

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3 years ago
OMG Karen, why have you deleted this comment?

That’s exactly what I said

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For #4 there's a bunch of question they could ask like "what is 1+1". If the gaurd says 2 then they're telling the truth

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5- why little kids gettin married

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It's choosing the fiance

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#4: Which door will the other guard say is the door to freedom?

If the guard is truthful, then he knows the lying guard will point to the execution door and will point to it.

If the guard is lying, he correctly thinks the truthful guard will point to the door to freedom, but he will lie and point to the execution door.

In both cases, the door not indicated is the one to choose

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