What makes riddles good? At GoodRiddlesNow.com we rate each one of our riddles before being added to our database. They are rated based on difficulty and its ability to use language and/or logic to puzzle the solver. The first standard, difficulty, is essentially how hard the riddle is to solve. We try out each to determine how long it takes to solve. Especially hard riddles may stump you to the point that you are unable to solve them the first time around. That's ok! Put the problem down and come back to it later. Luckily, we provides a huge number of logic puzzles and answers, so you may always surrender to the question and skip right to the answer or to the next one. The second criteria is the adherence of the "riddle" to the definition of a true riddle. The definition of can be found at Wikipedia's Riddle page A true riddle uses language to puzzle the reader by providing an enigma or conundra. Logical riddles require no significant amount of prior fact-based knowledge to solve, and a good riddle shouldn't.
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Question: Can you find the missing number in the below series? 43, 8, 38, 9, 34, 11, _, 14
Answer: One series is 8, 9, 11, 14 (add 1, 2, 3) and the second series is 43, 38, 34, ? (subtract 5, 4 - next number to substract is 3). Correct answer is 31
Question: You come to a cross road and see a man with two heads. A sign tells you that one head always tells the truth and the other one always lies. The sign also tells you that one road leads to life and posterity while the other leads to certain death. Now the hard part. You can only ask ONE head ONE question. What do you ask? Which road do you take? Hint: One head knows what the other will tell you.
Answer: You ask, "Which road would the other head say." You then take the opposite road. Explanation. If you happened to ask the truth teller he would tell you that the liar would say the wrong road. Therefore you would take the opposite road. If you happened to ask the liar which one the truth teller would say he would lie and say the wrong road. You then would take the opposite road.
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