The brain needs to be exercised just as much as your muscles. It is important to go through a good logic puzzle or riddle in order to keep your neurons at work and connected. The more you let it go, the dumber you feel.
We don't want you to feel dumb. We have compiled a list of seven best logic puzzles. Try them.
Time for a mind-er-cize!
Prince Charming was searching everywhere for his true love. Just as summer was coming to an end, he encountered an old witch's shack. Exhausted, the prince asked if she could take him in for just one night. The witch agreed and was quite hospitable as she gave him a bed, water, and food.
Before the prince left the next day, the witch gave him a gift. "One day," she began, "you will find your passage blocked by a wide river without a bridge to pass over it. You will have no choice but to swim to the other side. Luckily, you'll never be let down by this magical tunic!"
Prince Charming thanked her and resumed his quest. A hundred days and nights passed before he found the river that the old witch had spoken of. As it turned out, he was able to cross the bridge without the magic tunic! Can you explain why?
(Answer: It was the end of summer-September-when Prince Charming visited the witch, and 100 days went by before he got to the river. It was already the winter by that point, so he was able to walk across the frozen river to the opposite bank with ease!)
A driver was changing a tyre when all four of his lug nuts fell into a sewer gate. It was practically impossible to get them back, and the man feared he'd have to spend a great deal of time waiting at the side of the road.
He had no reason to worry, though: a child riding a bike at that moment provided a solution, and the man was able to put in a new tyre and safely drive the car to the nearest gas station. Can you guess what the kid told him?
(Answer: He removed one lug nut from each of his good tyres leaving three lug nuts on each tyre, including the spare. More than enough to get to the repair station.)
A man is trapped in a room. The room has only two possible exits: two doors. Through the first door, there is a room constructed from magnifying glass. The blazing hot sun instantly fries anything or anyone that enters. Through the second door, there is a fire-breathing dragon. How does the man escape?
(Answer: He waits till night time and then goes through the first door.)
Each criminal is wearing a hat, but they don't know which colour their own hat is. They are told, however, that there are two black hats and two white hats among them. They are instructed to shout out their hat colours once they've figured out which colour it is.
They also have been given rules. They may not move or turn around at all, they may not speak a word to each other, and they must not take their hats off at any point. Assuming they all follow the rules, which one of them is the first to speak, and why?
(Answer: Man 2 is the first one who yells out the colour of his hat before anyone else. Did you guess correctly? The third and fourth men can't see anyone else, while the first man knows his hat is either black or white because he sees both in front of him.)
You will always find me in the past. I can be created in the present, But the future can never taint me. What am I?
A woman is sitting in her hotel room when there is a knock at the door. She opens the door to see a man whom she had never seen before. He said, "Oh I'm sorry, I have made a mistake, I thought this was my room."
He then went down the corridor and in the elevator. The woman went back to her room and phoned security. What made the woman so suspicious about the man?
(Answer: You don't knock on your own hotel door.)
A farmer has three big hutches in a row in his backyard where he keeps his rabbits. One hutch is painted red, another is yellow, and the third one is green. There were twice as many rabbits in the green hutch as there were in the yellow hutch, but that changed recently.
One day, the farmer decided to take five rabbits from the left-hand hutch and donate them to a local school. In addition, he took half of the rabbits that remained in the left hutch and placed them in the red hutch. Which colour is the left hutch?
(Answer: The left-side hutch is yellow! We know there are twice as many rabbits in the green hutch as there were in the yellow one. That means there was an even number of rabbits in the green hutch.)