A man wishes to reach the island in the middle of an ornamental lake without getting wet. The island is 20 feet from each edge of the pond (see diagram) and he has two planks each 19 feet long. How does he get across?Riddle Answer
Below are nine horses located in a squared fenced meadow. Can you construct two more square fences so that each horse will be in a fenced area by itself?
A man has 5 pieces of chain that must be joined into a long chain. He can open ring 3 (first operation), link it to ring 4 (second operation), then unfasten ring 6 and link it to ring 7, and so on.
He could complete his task in 8 operations, but he wants to do it in 6. How does he do it?Riddle Answer
You are to make one cut (or draw one line) – of course it needn’t be straight – that will divide the following shape into two identical parts.Riddle Answer
4 criminals are caught and are to be punished. The judge allows them to be freed if they can solve a puzzle. If they do not, they will be hung. They agreed.
The 4 criminals are lined up on some steps (shown in picture). They are all facing in the same direction. A wall separates the fourth man from the other three.
So to summarise :
Man 1 can see Man 2 and Man 3.
Man 2 can see Man 3.
Man 3 can see none of the others.
Man 4 can see none of the others.
The criminals are wearing hats. They are told that there are two white hats and two black hats. The men initially don’t know what colour hat they are wearing. They are told to shout out the colour of the hat that they are wearing as soon as they know for certain what colour it is.
They are not allowed to turn round or move. They are not allowed to talk to each other. They are not allowed to take their hats off.
Who is the first person to shout out and why?Riddle Answer