12 Cunning Puzzles to Mess With Your Mind
Riddles are not just fun to solve but they’re also a great way to warm up and test your brain’s agility. According to the New York Times, “The appeal of puzzles goes far deeper than the dopamine-reward rush of finding a solution. The very idea of doing a puzzle typically shifts the brain into an open, playful state that is itself a pleasing escape.”
At Magicorama, we love solving riddles and in this article, we’re sharing a few that we came across recently. We hope that you’ll enjoy solving them as much as we did.
If you can move only 2 matchsticks, what is the biggest possible number?
Explanation: Move the matchsticks on the top and bottom from the digit “0” in the center and use these to make the digit “1” after the digit “8.”
Find the solution.
Duck = 7
Orange bird = 5
Crow = 8
1 Duck (7) + 2 Orange birds (2x5) + 1 Crow (8) = 25
Which way is the bus going?
Place 3 balls to get 30.
Explanation: All the given balls are odd numbered. We know that adding 3 odd numbers can never result in an even number.
But you can get 30 by using balls numbered “11”, “13”, and “9” (just rotate the ball so that it reads “6”).
What does the clerk weigh?
The clerk at a butcher shop is 5’10’’, has brown hair, and wears a size 10.5 shoes. What does he weigh?
Answer: He weighs meat.