# LATERAL THINKING RIDDLES

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## Winning A Tennis Game Riddle

Hint:
If your opponent is injured, they forfeit the game.
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## The Burning Island

Hint:
Set fire to the other half of the island then walk behind the fire on to the burnt ground
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## Coin In A Bottle Riddle

Hint:
Push the cork into the bottle, and shake out the coin.
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## The Table Tennis Ball

Hint:
Pour some water into the pipe so that the ball swims up on the surface.
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## Three Switches Riddle

Hint:
Switch on the first switch, leave it for a minute, and then switch it off again. Then switch on the second switch and enter the room. The second switch will be connected to the light that is on, the first switch will be connected to the light with the warm bulb, and the third switch will be connected to the light with the cold bulb.
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## The Barrel With No Lid

Hint:
They must tilt the barrel until the beer reaches the rim of the barrel. If they can see the bottom of the barrel then it is less than half full.
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## Out For Pizza Riddle

Hint:
It isn't raining outside.
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## Locked In A Room

Hint:
Rooney eats the 'dates' on the calendar, gets water from the waterbed, and uses the piano key to escape.
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## The House Of Seeing

Hint:
There is a house. One enters it blind and leaves it seeing. What is it?
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## The Riddle Of Legs

Hint:
The answer to all three is a baby. True, it crawls on all fours, but cut off its legs and it can only wiggle on two limbs. Give it a crutch, it can hobble around on three.
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## Coffee Diner Riddle

Hint: A man walks into a diner and sits down. There's a new waitress working that he's never seen before. When she comes to his table to take his order, he says "Just a cup of coffee please." A few minutes later the waitress brings the man his coffee and heads
Because the coffee was sweet. The man had added sugar to his coffee before noticing the fly. When the waitress brought him the "new" cup of coffee, he took a sip (to check whether it was in fact a newly poured cup of coffee) and noticed that the coffee was "already" sweet.
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## Tea Cups On The Table

Hint: Try reading the question out loud.
The answer is 3 tea cups because the question was not forty cups it was four tea cups.
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## Weight From A Barrel Riddle

Hint:
Holes
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## The 100 Seat Airplane

Hint: You don't need to use complex math to solve this riddle. Consider these two questions: What happens if somebody sits in your seat? What happens if somebody sits in Steve's assigned seat?

The chase that the first person in line takes your seat is equal to the chance that he takes his own seat. If he takes his own seat initially then you have a 100% chance of sitting in your seat, if he takes your seat you have a 0 percent chance. Now after the first person has picked a seat, the second person will enter the plan and, if the first person has sat in his seat, he will pick randomly, and again, the chance that he picks your seat is equal to the chance he picks someone your seat. The motion will continue until someone sits in the first persons seat, at this point the remaining people standing in line which each be able to sit in their own seats. Well how does that probability look in equation form? (2/100) * 50% + (98/100) * ( (2/98) * 50% + (96/98) * ( (2/96) * (50%) +... (2/2) * (50%) ) ) This expansion reduces to 1/2.
An easy way to see this is trying the problem with a 3 or 4 person scenario (pretend its a car). Both scenarios have probabilities of 1/2.
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## Two Trains Riddle

Hint:
The two trains begin back-to-back and charge the track away from each other.
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1. I tried to catch some fog earlier, but I mist.

2. Why can't bicycles stand up by themselves? Because they're two-tired.

3. Did you hear about the kidnapping at the playground? They woke up.

4. Why couldn't the bicycle stand up by itself? Because it was two-tired.

5. I told my wife she was drawing her eyebrows too high. She looked surprised.

6. Why did the tomato turn red? Because it saw the salad dressing.

7. Why did the turkey cross the road twice? To prove he wasn't chicken.

8. Why don't scientists trust atoms? Because they make up everything.

9. I'm reading a book on the history of glue. I just can't seem to put it down.

10. A man walked into a bar with a parrot on his shoulder. The bartender asked, "What's the bird for?" The parrot replied, "I'm just here for the beer."

11. Why don't seagulls fly by the bay? Because then they would be bagels.

12. I saw a sign on a store that said "Open 24/7". I went there at 3am and it was closed.

13. Why did the pineapple stop in the middle of the road? Because it ran out of juice.

14. Why did the tomato turn red and start running? Because it saw the ketchup.

15. Why can't you hear a pterodactyl use the bathroom? Because the pee is silent.

16. What do you call a pony with a cough? A little horse.

17. Why did the banana go to the doctor? Because it wasn't peeling well.

18. Why don't scientists trust atoms? Because they make up everything.

19. Why was the math book sad? Because it had too many problems.

20. Why did the coffee file a police report? It got mugged.

21. Why did the tomato turn red? It saw the salad dressing.

22. Why did the cookie go to the doctor? It was feeling crumbly.

23. Why did the scarecrow win an award? Because he was outstanding in his field.

24. Why don't skeletons fight each other? They don't have the guts.

25. Why did the grape stop in the middle of the road? It ran out of juice.

26. Why were the math book's eyes red? Because it had too many problems.

27. What do you get when you cross a snowman and a shark? Frostbite.

28. Why was the computer cold? It left its Windows open.

29. What do you call a funny mountain? Hill-arious.

30. Why did the horse leave the bar? He felt a little stirrup.

31. Why did the chicken cross the playground? To get to the other slide.

32. Why did the banana go to the doctor? Because it wasn't peeling well.

33. Why did the robbers take a shower before they robbed the bank? They wanted to make a clean getaway.

34. Why don't spiders go on the internet? They already have the web.

35. Why don't skeletons go trick-or-treating? They don't have the guts.

36. What do you call it when a snowman has a temper tantrum? A meltdown.

37. What do you call a snobbish criminal that often commits multiple robberies in the same place? A thief who is stuck up.

38. Why did the chicken cross the playground? To get to the other slide.

39. Why did the computer keep sneezing? It had a virus.

40. Why did the tomato turn into a fruit punch? Because it saw the pitcher.

41. What do you call a robot that likes to tell jokes? Laugh-a-tron.

42. Why do fish live in salt water? Because pepper makes them sneeze.

43. What do you get when you cross a snowman and a vampire? Frostbite.

44. Why was the math book sad? Because it had too many problems.

45. Why did the bicycle fall over? It couldn't keep its balance.

46. Why did the tomato turn into a grape? It got squished.

47. What do you get when you cross a snowman and a freezer? Frostbite.

48. Why did the baker go to therapy? He kneaded help.

49. Why can't you trust atoms? Because they make up everything.