4 Detective Riddles That Will Put Your Brain to Work Mode

A riddle is a statement, question, or phrase having a double or veiled meaning, put forth as a puzzle to be solved. Riddles are of two types: enigmas, which are problems generally expressed in metaphorical or allegorical language that require ingenuity and careful thinking for their solution, and conundra, which are questions relying on their effects on punning in either the question or the answer.

No matter how old you are, exercising your brain is vital to improve your memory and concentration. And it’s important to start the process at a younger age so your brain health doesn’t decline as you get older. Things like puzzles, riddles, tai chi, and learning a new language can all benefit your mind!

1. Who is the woman’s husband?

Here is the answer!

2. Which one of these 3 should Dylan pick up?

Here is the answer!

3. Who stole a watermelon?

Here is the answer!

4. Why did the police arrest Dylan?

Answer is here

In the assessment of Elli Köngas Maranda (originally writing about Malaitian riddles, but with an insight that has been taken up more widely), whereas myths serve to encode and establish social norms,

“riddles make a point of playing with conceptual boundaries and crossing them for the intellectual pleasure of showing that things are not quite as stable as they seem” – though the point of doing so may still ultimately be to “play with boundaries, but ultimately to affirm them”.

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