I love brainteasers and riddles so much that i thought i would share ten of my favourites with you all. Riddles and brainteasers are great for students to work together and think of the solution. These riddles and brainteasers range from easy to hard. It is a good way to start the schooling day with a class riddle or challenge. You can split the class into small teams and get them to work together to find the solution.

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1. A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms. The first is full of raging fires, the second is full of assassins with loaded guns, and the third is full of lions that haven’t eaten in three years. Which room is safest for him?

Answer

The third room, as lions cannot survive three years without food.

2. A boy and his father are driving down a road and they run into a tree. The father dies instantly and the boy is rushed to the hospital. At the hospital the doctor comes in and says, “Oh my god, that’s my son!!!” How are they related?

Answer

The doctor is the boy’s mother!

3. Where is the only place that yesterday always follows today?

Answer

In a dictionary

4. Young John Kennedy was named after me. Yet my name is neither John nor Kennedy. How can that be?

Answer

He was born later than I. Therefore he was named after me.

5. I know a word of three letters; add two and fewer there will be.

Answer

Few

6. If there are three apples, and you take away two, how many do you have?

Answer

Two

7. If a red house is made from red bricks, and a blue house is made from blue bricks and a black house is made from black bricks and a pink house is made from pink bricks, what is a greenhouse made of?

Answer

Glass

8. Six glasses are in a row. The first three are full of juice; the second three are empty. By moving only one glass, can you arrange them so empty and full glasses alternate?

Answer

Pour the juice from the second glass into the fifth glass.

9. What is it that everybody does at the same time?

Answer

Grow older

10. What turns everything around, but does not move?

Answer

A mirror