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Ten brain exercise riddles for adults and children

Brain training games for the whole family

Riddle 1

A man built a square house where all four sides were facing south. If a bear walked past, what colour would it be? 

Riddle 2

A bus driver came down a street. He went right past a stop sign without stopping. He turned left into a street with a no-entry sign. He passed a police car on the wrong side of the street. Still, he didn’t break a single traffic rule. Why not?

Riddle 3

Some months have 30 days and some have 31. How many months have 28 days? 

Riddle 4

What becomes wetter the more it dries? 

Riddle 5

How many letters are there in the Bible? 

Riddle 6

If you have five apples on a bench and you remove two, how many apples do you have? 

Riddle 7

You come to a cold winter cabin and realise you only have one match. In the cabin, there is a fireplace, a kerosene lamp and a candle. What is the first thing you light? 

Riddle 8

Who is my parents’ son but not my brother? 

Riddle 9

What can your children give you that you can’t get yourself? 

Riddle 10

What is yours but mostly used by others? 

Brain exercises you can do every day

Answer 1

White. If all the sides are facing south, you are at the North Pole, where there are only white polar bears. 

Answer 2

He was walking.

Answer 3

Twelve. All months have 28 days.

Answer 4

A towel

Answer 5


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Answer 7

The match

Answer 8


Answer 9


Answer 10

Your name