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These 5 “Easy” Riddles Have Unexpected Twists

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To get these riddles right, you’ll need to pay very close attention to the details.

#5. What’s the password?

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The man standing nearby overhears the first two people reply ‘six’ and ‘three’ and thinks he’s gotten the password down. The bouncer says ‘ten’ and the man replies ‘five,’ but is denied entrance.

What’s the password?

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#5. What’s the password?

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The password isn’t half the sum given by the bouncer, but the sum of the number of letters in the first number. There are six letters in twelve and three letters in six. Etc.

His password would also have been three, since that’s how many letters are in ten.

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#4. I Was Robbed!

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A man called the police and claimed that a man wearing black clothes, a mask, and gloves had stolen a briefcase containing $100,000. He had a cut on his face, and when asked about it, the man claimed the robber had attacked him wearing a silver ring on his left hand.

The policeman knew the man was lying. How?

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#4. I Was Robbed!

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The man said his attacker wore black gloves, so he wouldn’t have been able to see the sort of ring he was wearing.

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#3. A Jailbreak

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A man is stuck in a jail cell with a dirt floor, a shovel, and a window that’s too high to reach. His execution is in 2 days, which doesn’t leave him enough time to dig his way out, but he manages to escape anyway. How?

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#3. A Jailbreak

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The man used his shovel to pile the dirt high enough to reach the window.

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#2. Which Way Is Safe?

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Tom found himself in a strange, locked house with a note that claims there are four doors that lead to the outside.

Behind Door #1 is a tank holding a hungry shark.

Behind Door #2 is a well full of water.

Behind Door #3 is a room filled with gas.

Behind Door #4 is a serial killer with a chainsaw. He’s been at it since 1918 and has killed more than 100 people.

Which way leads to safety?

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#2. Which Way Is Safe?

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Door #4. If the serial killer is still alive, at over 100 years old he’s probably easy enough to outrun.

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#1. One Of These Things Is Not Like The Other

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Which of these shapes doesn’t belong in the group?

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#1. One Of These Things Is Not Like The Other

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The first one. It’s the only one that doesn’t have an individual trait. It’s not odd, and that makes it odd!

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