Tricky Puzzles

Bomb Goes Off
A bomb goes off. Carnage. One person, only a few feet away, survives! How can this be? Try Puzzle >>
Choose the Right Symbol
What mathematical symbol can be put between 5 and 9, to get a number bigger than 5 and smaller... Try Puzzle >>
Explain: Dead in The Field
In the middle of an otherwise empty field there lies a man wearing a pack. He is dead.... Try Puzzle >>
Explain: Glass of Water
A man walks into a bar and asks the bartender for a glass of water. But the bartender takes... Try Puzzle >>
Light them up
You are in a dark room with a candle, a wood stove and a gas lamp. You only have one match,... Try Puzzle >>
Opaque Cube
You are making an opaque cube (ie you cannot see through its sides). It can be any size... Try Puzzle >>
The Magic Cakes
In Hungry Horace's kitchen there were three tins. Each tin contained three delicious... Try Puzzle >>
The Mysterious Murder Of Obadiah Squelch
On 15th April 1892 Obadiah Squelch left his tomato processing factory for the last time: inside... Try Puzzle >>
Three Rooms
A criminal gets to pick his punishment by choosing among three rooms. The first is full... Try Puzzle >>
Tricky Equation
The following equation is wrong: 101 - 102 = 1 Move one numeral to make it correct. Move... Try Puzzle >>
Two Boys Cross a River
Two boys wish to cross a river. The only way to get to the other side is by boat, but that... Try Puzzle >>
Two Rungs Make One Write
A ship like the one above (but not much) has a rope ladder hanging over its side. The... Try Puzzle >>
What Is The Answer
Many people ask what the various National Mathematical Challenges are like. Well, without giving... Try Puzzle >>