Can you solve these outside-the-box riddles?

Here is another set of riddles that are designed to test your ability to think differently.

Ouside the box

Here are ten insight riddles that require a somewhat different “lateral” thinking to solve, i.e. breaking out of the normal thought barriers.

What can be seen once in a minute, twice in a moment and never in a thousand years?

  1. Which tire doesn’t move when the car turns right?
  2. What is not alive, but still has 5 fingers?
  3. Which word is written incorrectly in the dictionary?
  4. People buy me to eat, but never eat me. What am I?
  5. Feed me, and it will give me life, but give me water, and I will die. What am I?
  6. What gets wet when drying?
  7. I’m always somewhere between the ground and the sky, always far in the distance, always moving further away if one attempts to come closer. What am I?
  8. What travels around the world, but always staying in the same corner?
  9. I exist only when there is light, but direct light kills me what am I?

Scroll down for the answer.












  1. The letter M.
  2. The spare tire.
  3. A glove.
  4. The word ‘incorrectly’.
  5. A plate.
  6. A fire.
  7. A towel.
  8. The horizon.
  9. A stamp.
  10. A shadow

Test yourself with some additional outside-the-box challenges

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Author: Karl Ekdahl

International public health leader and creativity blogger.

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