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Can You Solve 9/12 Of These Riddles And Prove You're A Genius?

Lateral thinkers, this one's for you.

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  1. 1. What belongs to you, but is used much more by your friends and family?

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Your name.

  2. 2. Remove two letters from five to make four.

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    IV

    IV is 4 in Roman numerals.

  3. 3. What gets harder to catch the faster you run?

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Your breath.

  4. 4. Tallulah has five sons, each of whom have a sister. How many children does Tallulah have?

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Six.

    The five sons each have a sister – the same sister – so there are six children in total.

  5. 5. Which word does not belong in the following list: noon wow level radar madam kayak or racecar...?

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Or

    All of the other words are palindromes.

  6. 6. What is the only word in the dictionary that is spelled incorrectly?

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Incorrectly.

  7. 7. If 3 puppies can eat 3 hotdogs in 3 minutes, how long will it take 100 puppies to eat 100 hotdogs?

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    3 minutes.

    It takes ONE puppy THREE minutes to eat ONE hotdog. So if there are 100 puppies and 100 hotdogs, it will still take three minutes.

  8. 8. What do you throw out when you want to use it, but pick up when you don't?

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    An anchor.

    (As someone pointed out in the comments, "a net" and "a fishing line" also work. Thanks!)

  9. 9. What starts with "e", ends with "e", and contains one letter?

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    An envelope.

  10. 10. There are five people in a room. Harry is watching TV, Zayn is playing video games, Niall is playing chess, and Louis is reading a book. What is the fifth person – Liam – doing?

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Playing chess with Niall.

  11. 11. What occurs once in a year, twice in a week, but never in a day?

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The letter "e".

  12. 12. A pizza place has an offer where you can swap five empty pizza boxes for a free pizza. Joe has collected 25 pizza boxes. How many free pizzas can he get?

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Six

    The 25 boxes initially get him five pizzas, but then he can swap those five new pizza boxes for one additional pizza. So in total he can get six pizzas.

Can You Solve 9/12 Of These Riddles And Prove You're A Genius?

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