- Insider rounded up difficult riddles and brainteasers that most people can’t answer.
- The answers are so obvious and simple that they often get overlooked.
- What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years? The letter “M.”
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Sometimes puzzles are so obvious that they’re nearly impossible to solve.
Insider rounded up 23 riddles and brainteasers with simple answers that anyone could get wrong.
Read on to see if you can figure them out.
What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?
Answer: The letter “M”
What always ends everything?
Answer: The letter “G”
I have keys, but no locks. I have space, but no room. You can enter, but you can’t go outside. What am I?
Answer: A computer keyboard
Source: Republic World
I have seas without water, coasts without sand, towns without people, and mountains without land. What am I?
Answer: A map
A man shaves several times a day but still has a beard. Who is he?
Answer: A barber
What coat is best put on wet?
Answer: A coat of paint
Source: Answers King
A clerk in a butcher shop stands 5’10” and wears size 13 shoes. What does he weigh?
How much dirt is in a hole that measures 2 feet by 3 feet by 4 feet?
Which is correct to say: “The yolk of the egg is white” or “The yolk of the egg are white?”
Answer: Neither, egg yolks are yellow
What disappears as soon as you say its name?
This belongs to you, but everyone else uses it more.
Answer: Your name
How many letters are in the alphabet?
Answer: There are 11 letters in “the alphabet.”
Before Mt. Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain in the world?
Answer: Mt. Everest
Why can’t you take a picture of a man with a wooden leg?
Answer: Because a wooden leg can’t take pictures, only a camera can.
You see a boat filled with people. It has not capsized, but when you look again you don’t see a single person on the boat. Why?
Answer: Everyone on the boat is married.
What goes all the way around the world, but stays in the corner?
Answer: A stamp
What has four fingers and a thumb, but isn’t alive?
Answer: A glove
What gets bigger the more you take away?
Answer: A hole
The man who built it doesn’t use it, the man who bought it doesn’t need it, and the man who uses it doesn’t know it. What is it?
Answer: A coffin
What can never be put into a saucepan?
Answer: Its lid
What runs but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a head but never weeps, has a bed but never sleeps?
Answer: A river
Many have heard me, but nobody has seen me. I will not speak until spoken to first. What am I?
Answer: An echo
What can you hold in your left hand, but never in your right?
Answer: Your right hand