#1 Shop Green Light
This is a great trick to get people to say the words that you want them to say. Start by asking them how to spell the word shop. After they spell, s-h-o-p, immediately ask them what to do at a green light. Most people will say stop because it sounds so much like shop. Everyone knows that the actual answer is go.
On average, 8 out of 10 people will answer incorrectly. This is because their brain was primed to answer incorrectly.
#2 The Reaction TestThis will test a person’s reaction, and in most cases, they will fail the test. To perform the test, you would need a dollar bill. Ask your friends to catch the dollar in the middle after you drop it. Chances are that nobody will be able to. This is because your brain cannot react fast enough to do it. Most people think that they will be able to, but when they try, they will fail.
#3 Johnny’s Mother Test
This riddle will is very hard to get correct. Many people hear the question and they think that it is a silly question with a very simple answer. Ask your friends the following question. Johnny’s mother has three children. The first child’s name is April. The second child’s name was May. What was the third child’s name? Most people will answer, June. The actual answer is Johnny because Johnny’s mother only had three children and two of them were April and May. The third had to be Johnny.
#4 The Clerk RiddleThis is another riddle that will trick your mind quickly. Ask your friends the following question:
A clerk at the local butcher shop is 5 feet, 10 inches tall. The clerk wears a size 13 shoe. What does he weigh? Most people won’t know how to answer the question because they don’t have the information regarding the butcher’s weight. The actual answer to the question is meat. A butcher’s job is to weigh up meat. It is a funny riddle that will stump most people.
#5 The Wooden Leg RiddleThis is one of the cleverest of the 10 tricks to fool your brain. It is a play on words. This is a riddle which 9 out of 10 people will get wrong. If you ask your friends, they will likely try to come up with an answer that suits the question. Ask your friends the following riddle: In British Columbia, you cannot take a picture of a man with a wooden leg? Why can’t you? Most people will say that it breaks some sort of law. That is not the correct answer. The answer is because you cannot take a photo with a wooden leg, you need a camera. It is the wording that is confusing to your friends.
#6 The Egg Yolk Riddle
This is a riddle that will confuse your friends because they will think that you are testing their grammar skills when you actually aren’t. Ask your friends the following riddle: Which of these is correct to say. The yolk of the egg is white or the yolk of the egg are white. Most people will say that the first answer is correct. Actually, it is neither. Egg yolks are yellow. You aren’t trying to test your friend’s grammar. You are trying to test their knowledge of the color of an egg yolk. Most people will answer this question wrong.
#7 The Haystack RiddleThis is a riddle that most people get wrong because they believe that you are trying to test their math skills. Ask your friends the following riddle: A farmer in Kansas has 5 haystacks in one of his fields and 4 haystacks in another field. If he were to combine his haystacks, how many would he have? Most people would answer 9. This is not the correct answer. If the farmer were to combine all of haystacks, he would have one big one.
#8 The Running Race RiddleThis is a riddle that 50 percent of the people answer correctly and 50 percent of the people answer it wrong. Ask your friends the following question: If you are running in a race and you passed the person in second place, what place would you be in? Many people will say that the answer to this question is first. If you were to think for a minute, you would realize that the answer is second. You passed the person in second place, not first place. This would keep you in second place.
#9 Billie’s BirthdayThis is a riddle that most people cannot even think of an answer for because it is very confusing. It is difficult to even to fathom a guess. Ask your friends the following question: Billie was born on December 28, 1984. Her birthday always falls in the summer. How is this possible? The answer to this question is that Billie lives in the Southern Hemisphere, and December always falls during the summer.
This is a riddle that tests your vision. It is an optical illusion. If you look at the dice stacked up, it is difficult to tell where the dice start to climb. It takes a good, long look to tell the dice on the right side are the ones that climb.