Solve These 10 Riddles to Test Your Survival Skills

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People who act without hesitation in an emergency situation, like nurses, firefighters, and cops, have rewired their brains and are able to control their fear response. The ordinary person can do this too with experience and repetition. And whether it’s being trapped inside a room that is rapidly filling with water or one that is on fire, we have to act quickly. Luckily for you, there is a safe way to test just how good your survival skills are!

Bright Side has 10 riddles for you that will test your critical thinking and survival skills, and will hopefully help you to learn a few new things.

1. Room full of water

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Imagine you’re trapped in a room that has no doors or windows. Suddenly, the room starts filling with water, you’ve checked everywhere and there’s no way to turn it off. You know that help is on the way, but they won’t be there for at least 5 minutes, while you have 2 minutes until the entire room is flooded. You can’t hold your breath for 3 minutes either.

There are 3 objects near you, and only one of them can actually save you in this situation. A straw, a rope, and a bucket. Which one would you choose to save you, and how?

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2. Plane on fire

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You’re flying on your private jet. After a rough emergency landing, a fire breaks out where you’re staying. The fire is spreading everywhere and there’s a lot of smoke. You have to find a way to survive and escape.

You look around you and you find 3 objects near you. A small fire extinguisher, a hot water bottle with a wool cover, and a neck pillow. Which one will give you the best chance of survival?

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3. Lab mutations

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A strange virus has spread inside a lab. You’re a scientist, who’s stuck inside and can’t get out. There are 3 doors in front of you that lead outside, but there are traps inside these rooms. Inside door number 1 there are flesh-eating plants, inside door number 2 there are huge mutated wasps, and inside door number 3 there are starving mutated tigers.

Which door will you choose to save yourself from this extreme situation?

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4. Snake bite

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On a walk in the woods, you get bitten on the lower leg by a snake, and there is nobody around to help you. You could try to suck the venom out, if you’re flexible enough for that. Another option is to sit still and apply a tourniquet to the bite mark. Or you could stay still and not move the area where you got bitten.

What will you do to save yourself?

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5. Boxes of pain

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You are walking barefoot and suddenly in front of you, you see 3 boxes. There is no other way for you to go, you need to go through one of those boxes. The first box is filled with hot coal, the second box is filled with nails, and box number 3 is filled with broken glass.

Which box is your best bet of getting out of this situation with the least amount of damage?

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6. Tornado stop

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After a long, exhausting drive you stop at the side of the road and get out of your car to stretch your legs. Suddenly, in the distance behind you, you see a big tornado coming your way. You have only 3 options. You could climb a tree to protect yourself. You could find a ditch in the ground and lay down in it. Or you could try and make a run for your car.

You have to act quickly to save yourself. What do you think is your best option to survive?

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7. Elephant encounter

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You are exploring the jungle and you find yourself standing in front of an enraged elephant. You have to act quickly to save yourself. You have 3 choices.

Would you simply try to run away? Would you climb a tree? Or would you find a hill to climb up on to escape from the elephant?

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8. Stranded in the ocean

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You find yourself stranded in the deep waters of the ocean, there’s no boat there, and you don’t see any others around you to help you. A box floats up next to you with 3 objects inside: A baseball bat, a pair of jeans, and binoculars. You can’t use the box, because it has holes in it and it couldn’t keep you afloat.

Which one of these objects offers you the best chance of survival?

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9. Room on fire

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You’re trapped in another room, but this time the room is on fire. Of course, the smoke inside is too thick for you to be able to see the windows and the door is blocked by the fire. The firefighters are on their way, but you need to think quickly to survive while you’re waiting for help to get there. You have 4 options.

Would you get on the ground and stay as low as possible? Would you get on a chair to stay close to the ceiling? Would you take your clothes off to stay cooler, or hide under a desk? Tap on the illustration when you’re ready to see the correct answer.

10. Dangerous tower

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It’s dark outside, you’re wandering around in a desert under the moonlight. You come across a tower and an evil wizard is in one of the windows looking at you menacingly. He tells you that if you want to save your life, you have to answer his riddle. He asks you to guess the height of the tower he’s in. Around you, you see a couple of fallen tree branches, the watch that’s on your hand, and your own shadow.

Which one of these 3 things will you use to measure the height of the tower?

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How many of those survival riddles did you guess correctly? Please, share your results with everyone, and be honest about them!

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I know there are some people who run on hot coals willingly :D it's for some training or w/e I don't remember

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I am not very good at these riddles, but thanks to the answers I was able to understand them all in the end

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