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Paradox Riddles
Paradox riddles are oxymoronic statements or questions that force their audiences to think outside of the box to solve them correctly.

Believe that you're ready for one of the most uniquely challenging sets of riddles on the planet? Because here our team has gathered the best of the best paradox enigmas as we've seen anywhere.

Here is a great bunch of questions for trivia nights with your friends! Forewarning: these are some of the trickiest riddles around. They likely won't go over too well with those who don't regularly practice solving puzzles.

Also, we know you may have some great nonsensical questions to share. If you have any great examples, please share them with us in the designated box at the bottom.

Four Balls In A Bowl

Hint:
1/5

There are six possible pairings of the two balls withdrawn,
Yellow+Yellow
Yellow+Green
Green+Yellow
Yellow+Black
Black+Yellow
Green+Black.

We know the Green + Black combination has not been drawn.

This leaves five possible combinations remaining. Therefore the chances tbowl the Yellow + Yellow pairing has been drawn are 1 in 5.

Many people cannot accept tbowl the solution is not 1 in 3, and of course it would be, if the balls had been drawn out separately and the color of the first ball announced as Yellow before the second had been drawn out. However, as both balls had been drawn together, and then the color of one of the balls announced, then the above solution, 1 in 5, must be the correct one.
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Pinocchio Paradox Riddle

Hint:
His nose did grow when he said it would, but his nose is only supposed to grow when he lies, and his nose would grow even though he told the truth, and the paradox appears to exist again.

You can prove that's not true because he created a self fulfilling prophecy when he said his nose was going to grow bigger because saying that was saying he was going to lie.

In order to lie; he had to tell the truth, and say that he was lying, when he was really telling the truth, which would be a lie.

He did say he was lying because he said his nose was going to grow, and even though he said he was lying, he was actually telling the truth; which means he was lying about lying, or lying about not telling the truth.

His nose did grow, and he did tell the truth, but he said he was lying when he was telling the truth, which was the lie that made his nose grow.

Since his nose didn't grow after he told the truth, but after he lied about not telling the truth; the paradox doesn't exist.

That second answer actually works for both scenarios, where as the first answer only works for the first scenario, so I suppose you can say the second answer is the correct one.
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Switch Or Stick Riddle

Hint:
The answer may surprise you: switch. Due to something called the Monty Hall Paradox, you will statistically have a better chance of making the "correct" choice. The concept is as follows:

Door 1 Door 2 Door 3

All have an equal chance to be correct:

Door 1: 1/3 Door 2: 1/3 Door 3: 1/3

After choosing Door 1, the remaining two have a 2/3 chance of containing the right choice:

Door1: 1/3 Doors 2 3: 2/3

If Door 3 is removed, the probability does not shift to 50:50. Instead, it is:

Door 1: 1/3 Door 2: 2/3

Thus, you should switch.
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You Must Follow Riddle

Hint:
I am. (Me)
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Always Overlooked Riddle

Hint:
One's nose.
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Always Right Riddle

Hint:
A right angle
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Neither Inside Nor Outside Riddle

Hint:
Windows
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Always Before You Riddle

Hint:
The future.
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Not My Sisters Or Brother Riddle

Hint:
Me.
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Faulty Puzzle Riddle

Hint:
Because peace is missing.
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