Doing riddles and brainteasers is a great and fun way of sharpening the mind. We could all use some brain stimulation instead of just staring at a monitor, or talking about work with our colleagues.

Solving problems and figuring out puzzles is a great way of adding a bit of variety and spice to your everyday life. I think we all need some of that, now more than ever. It’s also fun to have a bit of a challenge every now and then!

When I visit my grandma and grandpa, they’re almost always doing crosswords, solving sudoku or some other puzzle. They say it keeps their minds fresh and alert – and I can believe it.

Activating your brain with these kinds of challenges really is good and healthy for you.

I know just how lazy and sluggish I get from watching TV or internet videos for a while. Sitting down with something that forces you to think and contemplate is a great way of re-energizing and activating your faculties. It really wakes you up and turns the light on, so to speak.

1 in 5 get it right

I found this riddle earlier this week. Apparently, only 1 in 5 get it right on the first try. I think that sounds a bit odd, because it wasn’t that hard – but it really makes you think twice.

I guess that’s the way it is with a lot of these riddles and puzzles – either you get it right straight away, or you have to sit and ponder it for a good long while before finding the answer.

In any case, here’s the riddle:

Simon’s Dad has 4 sons; March, April and May – but what is the fourth son’s name?

Okay, did you figure out the answer?

You can actually solve it by simply reading the question!

If you figured it out already, then congratulations – you’re something of a genius (well, you’re sharper than most at least). You’re one of the 20% who knew the answer to this tricky riddle right away.

If you didn’t manage to solve the riddle, then the answer is below:

The fourth son’s name is Simon. “Simon’s Dad has 4 sons…”, so that means Simon is one of the sons!

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