Really Hard Riddle That Will Make Your Brain HURT!
Really Hard Riddle That Will Make Your Brain HURT!

Riddle me THIS: Brain-teasing puzzles that will drive you to distraction (especially when you see just how easy the answers are)

  • Cryptic questions on quiz site Playbuzz have baffled internet users
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  • Questions include ‘Why didn’t Bertha go to jail for killing several people?
  • But how will you fare? Pit your wits below…

They are the kind of teasingly cryptic riddles that can leave you chomping at your fist in despair.

A new raft of questions which appear to defy logic but are actually astoundingly simple are baffling internet users.

The dozen questions appeared on quiz site Playbuzz and have left plenty of those who’ve tried to tackle them scratching their heads.

Scroll down to test yourself!

ANSWER: A glove

ANSWER: A glove

ANSWER: A snowflake

ANSWER: A snowflake

ANSWER: A keyboard

ANSWER: A keyboard

ANSWER: Fire

ANSWER: Fire

The quiz begins with ‘What has four fingers and a thumb but isn’t living?’ and continues in a similar vein, asking mind-boggling questions such as: ‘What flies when it’s born, lies when it’s alive and runs when it’s dead.’

The outdoor world seems to be a constant theme with many of the answers referring to Mother Nature’s handiwork.

‘Give me food and I will live, give me water and I will die’ is another. The answer? Fire, of course.

ANSWER: A towel

ANSWER: A towel

ANSWER: An alarm clock

ANSWER: An alarm clock

ANSWER: The letter M

ANSWER: The letter M

ANSWER: Words

ANSWER: Words

While the internet may have heralded a new era in how people play games, it’s surprisingly refreshing to find that old-fashioned riddles of the kind that you might once have found on a book shelf have found a new audience online.

The hardest question? Arguably this: ‘What comes once a minute, twice in a moment but never in a thousand years?’

Did you get it? The answer is simply – and maddeningly – ‘M’.

ANSWER: A tree

ANSWER: A tree

ANSWER: Bertha is a hurricane

ANSWER: Bertha is a hurricane

ANSWER: The horizon

ANSWER: The horizon

ANSWER: Incorrectly (of course!)

ANSWER: Incorrectly (of course!)

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