Are you smart enough to solve these riddles?

30 July 2018, 16:34 | Updated: 30 July 2018, 16:57


From what doesn't fit in a saucepan, to what coat is best put on wet, these tricky riddles will truly test your intelligence.

We all like to think that we're a bit of a brainbox, but are you ready to find out once and for all?

These thirteen riddles have got people scratching their heads... and they're bound to get your grey matter flexing, too.

The questions are below - and the answers further down. 

  1. What can never be put in a saucepan? 
  2. I have seas without water, coasts without sand, towns without people and mountains without land. What am I? 
  3. I don't have eyes, but once I did see. Once I had thoughts, but now I'm white and empty. What am I? 
  4. A man shaves several times a day, yet he still has a beard. Who is this man? 
  5. What begins with a T, ends with a T, and has T in it? 
  6. What can travel around the world while staying in a corner? 
  7. Mary was born on December 25, yet her birthday is always in summer. How is this possible? 
  8. Which word in the dictionary is spelt incorrectly? 
  9. What's always coming but never arrives? 
  10. I can be written, I can be spoken, I can be exposed, I can be broken. Who am I? 
  11. What coat is best put on wet? 
  12. On which day of the year do fewest people die? 
  13. Two men had lunch together and order iced teas to drink. One an had five during lunch while the other man had only one. All of the drinks were poisoned. The man that had only one drink died but the man that had five drinks survived. How can that be? 

The answers 

  1. Its lid 
  2. A map
  3. A skull 
  4. A barber 
  5. A teapot 
  6. A stamp 
  7. Mary lives in the Southern Hemisphere 
  8. Incorrectly 
  9. Tomorrow 
  10. News 
  11. A coat of paint 
  12. February 29 
  13. The poison was in the ice and the man who drank the five iced teas never let his ice melt