Mayukh Saha
Mayukh Saha
November 30, 2023 ·  3 min read

Riddle: Who is The Real Mother of This Child?

If you are looking for a useful and entertaining method to spend some time, then this riddle is the best bet. In fact, we are bringing you a bonus riddle as well. Recently, the internet has put on its collective thinking cap to figure out a very intriguing riddle. The riddle stems from a simple picture containing three figures. However, since it is based on individual perceptions, the internet struggles to reach a common consensus on the answer. Maybe you can do better?

The Riddle Of The Mother

The main riddle for today is titled “The Mother.” Take a look at the image of the puzzle:

The Mother picture riddle
Image Credits: YouTube

As you can see, it figures three people, all of them inside one room. Two women are sitting on chairs facing each other. In between them, there is one infant, who is seemingly playing without worries with a bunch of toys. The puzzle’s question is simple: Between the two women, who is the infant’s mother?

The puzzle claims that every hint or clue that a viewer may require to answer the question is present in the picture. As such, it does not carry any further texts or crafty lines that may point you to the correct answer. As a result, it is completely up to the deductive and analytical powers of the viewer. Will yours be up to the task? Scroll down to see the answer.

Ready for the answer? The solution is that the mother is the woman on the left. Now, let’s get into the clues that are present. Firstly, the most important clue is the body language shown by the women. The one on the right has her legs crossed, while the one on the left is ready to stand up at a moment’s notice. Moreover, she is also leaning slightly forward, pointing to her readiness to take action. These are common signs of a mother’s maternal instincts towards her child.

The next two less obvious signs have to do with the infant. He is facing the woman on the left. Infants usually face their mothers while playing. Finally, the hair color of the woman on the left and the child is black, while that of the woman on the right is blonde.

Bonus Puzzle – The Bedroom

How many of the clues did you find for the first riddle? Let us know what answer you arrived at! If you are still craving for more, here is another riddle. This one is called “The Bedroom”. This is how it goes: You enter a bedroom. There are 34 people. You kill 30. How many are in the bedroom?

It is quite a brutal riddle; however, the answer is a test of your analytical skills once again. It is actually simple. However, there is a bit of a twist to it. Moreover, there are two answers, depending on how analytical you choose to be. Scroll down to see the answers.

Here are the answers:

Answer 1: 35. The question asks for the number of “people” only. It does not specify whether the people are alive or dead. So there were already 34 people inside. Including you, there should be 35. Even if 30 people have been killed, they still are “people”.

Answer 2: 34. It follows the same reason as the first answer with an added layer of reasoning. The number of people inside the room is provided after you enter the bedroom. As such, it can be fair to assume that the count is given including you. Thus, the final number of “people” is 34.

So, which answer did you arrive at? Let us know in the comments below! Also, here are some riddles and puzzles you may find entertaining if you liked this one:


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