Word games and riddles
Brain teasers are fun and entertaining for hikers of all ages. Here are just some examples:
Q. What happens once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?
A. The letter "m"
Q. What is round on both ends and hi in the middle?
Q. What travels around the world, but stays in a corner?
A. A postage stamp
Minute mysteries can keep a group entertained for quite a while on trail. Search the internet for minute mysteries to find numerous short mysteries to solve. Minute mysteries may be more appropriate for older children.
Q. A man leaves home, takes three left turns and returns home to find two people in masks waiting for him. Who are the people in masks?
A. It's a baseball game, the two people in masks are the catcher and umpire
Q. A cowboy rides into camp on Tuesday, stays three days and leaves on Tuesday. How is this possible?
A. The cowboy's horse is named Tuesday
Q. A woman pushes a car up to a hotel and realizes she is bankrupt. How can this be?
A. The woman is playing Monopoly