Logic+Creativity=Riddles

I remember first thing when I opened this weeks creative tasks, and read the first one. I thought to myself, I cant´t believe this is my homework!

Here are the riddles we were given, followed by the answers I came up with together with my boyfriend. We got so into the whole solving riddles mode, that we continued with at least 50 more after solving these. Definitely a great way to get the circuits working in the brain.

  • A man is replacing a wheel on his car, when he accidentally drops the four nuts used to hold the wheel on the car. They fall into a deep drain, irretrievably lost. A passing girl offers him a solution that enables him to drive home. What is it?
  • Two Russians walk down a street in Moscow. One Russian is the father of the other Russian’s son. How are they related?
  • What occurs once in June, once in July and twice in August?
  • Six drinking glasses stand in a row, with the first three full of water and the next three empty. By handling and moving only one glass at a time, how can you arrange the six glasses so that no full glass stands next to another full glass, and no empty glass stands next to another empty glass? What is the minimum number of moves to solve this puzzle?
  1. He can take off one of the four nuts on each one of the three remaining wheels. And put them on the wheel without any. Three bolts on each wheel is enough to keep them on so he can drive, for a while at least.
  2. No one said both of the Russians were men. They were married, and had a son. Boris.
  3. U. The letter U occurs twice in August, but not in June and July.
  4. You lift the glass only once. Pour the full glass number two into the empty number 5.

 

Photo from Pisa, Italy.

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