An Intricate Riddle That Will Blow Your Mind Away

Intricate riddles, puzzles, brainteasers, and other games that challenge your critical thinking skills are more helpful than you think. Games meant to make you think outside the box help keep you stimulated and are actually good for brain health. Just by doing quizzes on yourself, your brain reinforces connections between brain cells. This can help improve your mental speed and is an especially effective way to improve short-term memory. 

Of course, day-to-day life presents its own challenges and can make it hard to find time for puzzles or intricate riddles. It’s completely understandable if you are busy! However, if you have a moment to spare, you should take the time to see if you can solve this intricate riddle.

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What Is The Intricate Riddle?

An elderly couple went on a picnic. They have five sons, and each son has three children. In total, how many people went for a picnic?

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Try to think about how the riddle is phrased. It’s all about the context. Do you think you know the answer?

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The Answer To The Riddle

The answer may seem obvious to some. However, the answer might not be what you expect. Some people might have answered with 22. Of course, five sons with three children each add up to 20 people, then adding the elderly couple makes the answer 22. Unfortunately, this is the wrong answer to the intricate riddle.

The actual answer to the riddle might make you feel a little silly. Only two people went on a picnic: the elderly couple. The reason why is because the riddle never said that the sons or children went on the picnic with them. The answer is in the first sentence of this intricate riddle.

Don’t beat yourself up if you didn’t get it right the first time, this just means you can practice with more brain teasers! Maybe you want a different intricate riddle to wrap your brain around.

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Looking For More Puzzles?

Perhaps you need a puzzle that isn’t an intricate riddle. Maybe you’re more of a visual learner or you love solving math problems. Luckily, this isn’t the only headscratcher of a game that we have for you to choose from. Check these out!

This article originally appeared on Tiffy Taffy and has been republished here with permission.

Jade Small
Freelance Writer
Jade is a freelance writer and content creator from South Africa with over 7 years experience writing and creating. She's also a proud single mom to a super 13 year old boy.