Solve any Riddle
- Remember that it is a trick: The very first thing you have to remember is that the riddle is trying to trick you in some way. When first solving the riddle, keep in mind that there is a trick involved but do not be so consumed by the trick aspect so much that you overthink it. The best way to solve a riddle is to think about the words in segments.
- Consider the wording: Usually when you read a riddle your mind will instantly jump to a certain solution but that is rarely the right one. Consider the other meaning of the various words in the riddle. For example the word "runs" could mean the act of moving fast or moving water or something simply functioning like "The computer is running."
- Look out for plays on words: Often times riddles will involve words that sound like other words. For example: The Letter C and the words "see" or "sea".
- Math Problems involve little math: Do not be overwhelmed by seemingly hard math riddles, these do not really involve much math. Simply look for what the riddle is implying and the solution is usually the opposite of that.
- Think outside the box: You need to think unconventionally to solve most riddles. Look for anything that you think is misleading and could mean something different than its implication.
Try your luck out with this one: What weighs more, a pound of bricks or a pound of feathers?
The riddle is implying that bricks obviously weigh more than feathers but that is not what the puzzle is asking. A pound of anything always weighs a pound.