Trick questions are a brilliant idea to do when bored or spend some free time. These funny and tricky questions will make your mind test it’s wit, as well as have a laugh or two. Apart from stimulating your brain in an exciting way, trick questions can play the role of a very effective ice breaker when meeting people for the first time and also just to have a little fun with your friends. Most of the time trick questions test your common sense and intelligence but they can be a lot of fun too. Below is a list of 46 trick questions for you to put your mind to the test and also your friends/family if you want to get them involved too.
Prepare to be ‘tricked’..
1 – Mary’s father has 4 children. Tito, Toto and Tutu are three of them. What is the name of the fourth child?
2 – Mike is the father of Gale. But Gale is not the son of Mike. How’s that possible?
Answer: Gale is the daughter of Mike
3 – A man covered in black clothing is walking down an abandoned country lane holding a black cat. There was no electricity available in the town. Suddenly, a black car that doesn’t have any lights comes around and screeches to a halt. How did the car see the person?
Answer: It all happened during a day time
4 – One notorious truck driver is going down the wrong side on a one way street. He is on the phone too. He passes about ten cops but no one even tried to stop him. How’s that possible?
Answer: The driver was just ‘walking’ on the sidewalk but not ‘driving’
5 – How can you go ten consecutive days without sleeping?
Answer: You can sleep at night
6 – An electric train is moving towards west at 160kmph while a wind blows to the south at 15kmph. Which way will the smoke blow?
Answer: What smoke? It’ is an electric train
7 – It took exactly ten days for six men to build a wall. How many days will four men take to build the same wall?
Answer: None; it is already built!
8 – You are given 3 pills and the doctor has asked you to take one pill every half hour. How long would it take for you to finish all the pills?
Answer: One hour (Suppose that you take the first pill right away at 10 o’clock, you take the second one at 10.30 and the last one at 11 o’clock)
9 – You got a box of matches and you have entered a wagon where you see a lamp, a fire place and a candle. Which one do you light first?
Answer: Of course you have to light the match first!
10 – Can you name the letter in the English alphabet that flies, and stings?
11 – What is the coolest letter in the English alphabet?
Answer: B (because It is in the midst of AC)
12 – What is the correct sentence? “Kiwis flies” or “A Kiwi Flies”
Answer: Neither. They cannot fly
13 – There is a basket with you and there are 10 apples in it. You want to distribute all ten apples among the 10 kids who come to you, but you still want to keep one apple inside the basket. Is it possible?
Answer: Yes, it is possible. You give away 9 apples to each and give the basket to the 10th kid with the 10th apple inside it.
14 – You should be tricky when asking this question. Pick any celebrity (for instance Will Ferrell). Then point out your thumb and ask “Will Ferrell was swimming in the ocean but this finger didn’t get wet, how’s that possible?”
Answer: Your finger doesn’t get wet just because someone else was swimming
15 – What was the highest waterfall in the world before Angel Falls was discovered?
Answer: Angel Falls was still the highest waterfall no matter when it was discovered
16 – Why is it illegal for a man living in Canberra to be buried in Tasmania?
Answer: Burying a living man is illegal
17 -A boy throws a tennis ball. It goes 20 feet and comes back to him. How can it be possible?
Answer: He threw the ball up
18 – If a rooster laid an egg on top of a roof, what will happen to the egg?
Answer: Nothing will happen; roosters don’t lay eggs usually
19 – What has wheels and flies?
Answer: The garbage truck
20 – What noun has the most letters in it?
Answer: Post office
21 – What is the thing that you can never have for your breakfast?
22 – Due to a shipwreck, every single person on board a boat dies, but two people survived. How is it possible?
Answer: Those two were married people
23 – What sort of a women knows exactly where her husband every moment?
Answer: Only a widow would know such thing
24 – How far you can walk into a playground?
Answer: Halfway. After reaching the halfway you’re walking out of the playground
25 – How many times can you subtract 100 from 500?
Answer: Only once, Next time you will be subtracting 100 from 400
26 – Which is heavier, a ton of sea sand or a ton of soil?
Answer: Both weigh the same (each lot weighs one ton)
27 – Imagine you are running a race. You just passed the person in the 3rd place. What exactly is your place now?
Answer: You are in the 3rd place
28 – Of all 20 sheep a farmer had, all but 8 died. Now, how many are left?
Answer: 8 (it says in the question itself)
29 – How many birthdays does an average person have?
Answer: Only one (the day he was born).
30 – There are 8 apples in a basket. You take 6 apples away, how many apples do you have now?
31 – There is a one story house and everything inside and the outside of the house was in blue colour. What color were the stairs?
Answer: If it is a one story house, there cannot be any stairs in the house
32 – Make sure that you answer the question really quickly. Spell out the word “Ghost” loudly, then the word “Most” loudly and next the “Roast” out loud. Now, quickly answer, what do you put in a toaster?
33 – Mike wanted to give his bike 3 coats of red paint. Which coat would he first apply?
Answer: The first
34- Imagine that you are in a sinking boat and now you are surrounded by sharks. You are about to die; what is the best way to survive?
Answer: It is simple, just get back to reality
35 – A boy named ‘Hector’ walks down the road with a doctor. Hector is a doctor’s son, but the doctor is not Hector’s father. How’s this possible?
Answer: The Doctor was Hector’s mother
36 – What is the thing you can hold without touching or using your hand?
Answer: Your breath
37 – There is thing that you immediately feel like sharing once you have it. But once you share it you don’t have it anymore. What is this thing?
38 – Assume that you are stranded in a lonely place. You find a very old cabin and it is freezing outside. Unfortunately, you have only one match with you. Inside the cabin, you found a candle, a newspaper and some hay. What would you light first?
Answer: The match of course
39 – It is a food. You throw away the outer part and cook the inside. But, you eat the outside and throw away the inside. What is it?
Answer: It is an ear of corn
40 – It is black when you get it, red when you use it and white when you are all through with it. What is it?
Answer: It is Charcoal
41 – What is the thing that never walks, has a mouth but doesn’t talk, has a head but doesn’t weep and has a bed but doesn’t sleep?
42 – What is the thing that is tall when it is young and short when it is old?
Answer: There are two answers; Candle or pencil
43 – A bus driver went passing a stop sign without even looking at it. Then he turned left looking at a ‘no left turn’ sign. This driver also went on the left side of the road and still he didn’t break any traffic laws. How’s that possible?
Answer: He was walking
44 – What is a thing that belongs to you but others use it more than you do?
Answer: Your phone number
45 – There is this farmer who has six haystacks in one field and four in the adjoining field. How many haystacks would he have if he combined all the haystacks in one field?
Answer: One large haystack
46 – Which is the correct sentence; (A) The yolk of the egg is white (B) The yolk of the egg are white
Answer: Neither. Yolks of the eggs are yellow
Trick questions video example
So is your mind feeling sharper or are you just feeling stupid? Trick questions will either make you feel one or the other (mostly the other). Regardless they are always fun and you will see just how clever you or your friend are when answering them. Below is a popular video on YouTube with some even more random trick questions you can enjoy.
Did one of these trick questions make you laugh? Share your experience below and let us know if you have any other trick questions that would make a nice addition to this collection. If you’re after more questions or just want to have a little fun try our list of TMI Tag Questions or check out some Challenges to do with your friends.