Insanely Tricky Brain Teasers Most Adults Won't Be Able To Solve

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Vote up the riddles that left you scratching your head.

You may be an adult, but you're never too old to solve a few brainteasers. In fact, many adults have found that their advanced age makes it difficult to solve the simplest of children's riddles. Does that mean that old people should stop exercising their brains and give up on mental puzzles? Absolutely not; the challenge will either send you spiraling into a quarter-life crisis, or encourage you to read more to increase your mental capacity. If you're diligent, it's likely that you'll succeed in strengthening your brain power. 

After solving these riddles, you'll feel accomplished, and just a little bit younger and more spry (mentally speaking). Even if you can't puzzle them out, at least you can say that you tried; there's no judgment here.


  • 1
    4,586 VOTES

    If You Have Me, You Want To Share Me. If You Share Me, You Don't Have Me. What Am I?

    Answer: A secret. If you share a secret, then it's no longer secretive. 

    4,586 votes
  • 2
    5,035 VOTES

    I Am Heavy And Hard To Pick Up, But Backwards I Am Not. What Am I?

    Answer: A ton is equivalent to 2,000 pounds, but if you spell the word "ton" backwards you get N-O-T.

    5,035 votes
  • 3
    6,131 VOTES

    If I Am Holding A Bee, What Do I Have In My Eye?

    Answer: Beauty. This riddle is a play on the proverb, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder." If you're literally holding a bee, you are the bee-holder. Accordingly, beauty is in your eye.

    6,131 votes
  • 4
    5,376 VOTES

    How Can 8 + 8 = 4 ?

    Answer: Thinking in terms of time, 8 AM plus 8 hours equals 4 PM.

    5,376 votes
  • 5
    5,469 VOTES

    What Is The Number Of The Parking Spot Containing The Car?

    What Is The Number Of The Parking Spot Containing The Car?
    Photo: Metaweb / CC-BY

    Answer: 87. The parking spots are actually flipped upside down. Flipped, they read 86, __, 88, 89, 90, 91.

    5,469 votes
  • 6
    3,801 VOTES

    A Cowboy Rides Into A Town On Friday, Stays For Three Days, And Leaves On Friday. How Does He Manage This?

    Answer: He rides his horse, whose name is Friday.

    3,801 votes