Exercise is good for you. Everyone knows that, even if it’s hard to keep it inside the routine. But a short walk or bike ride from time to time might extend our lifetime. And that’s a fact.
However, many people seem to forget to exercise our most important muscle: the brain. The Greeks of the Classical era believed that physical fitness and mental clarity were two sides of the same coin. A good citizen was virtuous in mind and in body; training was a civic duty, rather than a lifestyle choice.
Of course, things are quite different now, as productivity is the first priority in a Capitalistic world. However, sometimes you must put all your daily chores aside and let the brain take a breather, and I don’t mean social media.
I’m talking about brainteasers. After solving a few puzzles, challenges, or even a tricky riddle, you’ll feel how your mind clears up and has an easier time concentrating.
There are plenty of tests available, as long as you know where to look. If you are content with the morning newspaper, you will have to make do with crossword puzzles and sudoku.
However, there are millions of fun challenges online waiting for you, one more tricky than the other.
A tricky riddle
Something that has become very popular lately is good ‘ol riddles.
Riddles are very convenient because they can be passed just by word. You’ve probably heard a few from your grandparents, and so have they from theirs.
Some riddles are quite tricky, and it is essential to think a little outside the box to figure them out.
The riddle below is no exception.
How can it be?
Here comes today’s riddle, in the picture below.
In 1990, a person is 15 years old. In 1995, that same person is 10 years old. How can this be?
Apparently, this mystery is anything but simple. Can you come up with the answer?
Try to think outside the box, and you will have no problem solving this riddle. But worry not, if you can’t, the answer will be below.
Here is the correct answer
If you don’t know the answer, you can see it below the next picture.
Answer: The person was born in 2005 B.C. (Before Christ). Therefore, he was 5 years old in 2000 B.C, 10 in 1995 B.C, and 15 in 1990 B.C.
Quite clever, huh? It certainly was vital to think outside the box!
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