None Of My Friends Or Family Members Could Solve This Riddle. Can You Figure It Out?


Riddles have been traced back thousands of years by some of the best archaeologists in the world. They have identified ancient riddles from China, Mongolia, Russia, India, Africa, and Scandinavia. Even in Ancient Greece and Rome, those who wrote and solved riddles were highly respected. And today, riddles still hold a special place in our hearts and are used to teach people and make them grow.

Back in the ancient temples of Japan, China, and Tibet, archaeologists found intriguingpuzzles and riddles etched into the antique stone walls. Some of these puzzles were ways of preserving mathematical formulas while others were later developed into board games like chess.

Below, you’re going to find a modern riddle that has people on the internet scratching their heads trying to figure it out. It’s not easy but give it your best shot. If you’re stumped, scroll down because we’ll be offering some free tips. Don’t search the internet or the comments for the answer. Try to do it for yourself.

Throughout their history, riddles have been a source of entertainment for the masses – just like they are today. Riddles force people to think outside the box. It challenges people to come up with a solution to a seemingly impossible problem. Logic is often required but sometimes you need to forgo logic for more creative modes of understanding situations and circumstance. Sometimes intuition is the missing ingredient for solving a riddle.

The Riddle:
What has a head and a tail, is brown, but has no legs?

Think about this. Don’t be too quick to jump to the bottom to see the answer to the riddle.

HINT: The solution isn’t covered in fur.

If that doesn’t give it way for you, we have another hint below. But first check out these tips for solving riddles.

Riddles come in two forms. 1) Enigmas 2) Conundrums.

Enigmas are metaphorical, allegorical, and associative problems. These require your creativity and world experience to solve. You’ll need to make connections to solve these riddles.

Conundrums involve puns. You’ll often need to listen to the sounds of the words to solve these problems. For example: “What flowers do you find between the nose and the chin?” The answer: “Tulips (two lips).”

Riddles rely on knowledge you already know.

HINT 2: The riddle here isn’t something you’ve never thought of. It’s something actually quite common.

Riddles want you to fail. Like a good magician or illusionist, misdirection is a common tactic to get you off track.

HINT 3: It is no longer used in Canada.

Do you know the solution to this riddle?

What has a head and a tail, is brown, but has no legs?

If you like riddles but want to get better at them, do these exercises:

  • Solve puzzles daily – grab a crossword puzzle or a Sudoku to sharpen your skills
  • Do different kinds of puzzles to keep your brain sharp.
  • Read often and practice summarizing it into something more condensed

Have you figured out this riddle?

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