There’s a ton of challenges and riddles doing the rounds just now on social media, as many folks try to keep the brain cells operating while they isolate in their homes.
Sites like Twitter and Facebook are literally riddled with riddles just now.
The latest brain teaser to hit the internet waves involves a fridge and a hungry pregnant woman.
Here’s the riddle:
A pregnant woman goes out of her room and into the kitchen. She goes to the fridge door and opens a can of tuna, a soda, a yogurt, and a cookie. What did she open first?
Take a minute, have a think, and see what you come up with.
Can’t get it solved? Alright, here’s the answer. [SPOILERS BELOW!]
So what did the pregnant woman open first??
The fridge door. She opened the fridge door first. How kick-yourself-annoying is that!?
This riddle tries to confuse by getting us to think about the food a pregnant woman or we might eat first, but that’s just trying to throw us off the scent.
Also, the fact that she’s pregnant doesn’t matter at all. The key to most riddles is often discovering which information is superfluous and which gives you the answer. That is very much the case with this particular riddle.
Some smart Alecs have suggested that she opens her bedroom door first, but it doesn’t explicitly say that she opened her room door, just that she goes out of it.
Others have argued that her eyes are actually the first thing/s to be opened; however, that seems like clutching at straws.
Other online puzzles and challenges have confused many
There have been a ton of riddles and challenges surfacing in recent weeks, and here are some of our favorites. Follow the links to see what they’re about and have a crack.
There’s a real head-scratcher of a riddle in the “1 rabbit saw 6 elephants while going to the river,” puzzle. It seems simple enough; just say how many animals were going to the river. Spoiler Alert! It’s not simple.
An oldie but a goodie was the 66 Movies in One Picture challenge, which involves staring at a cartoon pic of a garage that contains 66 classic and cult movie references. The aim is simple; just pick out as many as you can.
Not a movie buff? Maybe you can tell how many daughters Mr. Smith Has? A lot of people couldn’t seem to work it out.
Finally, there have been lots of spot the cat challenges, here’s a real tricky one involving a woman and a broom.