10 Fun Puzzles to Make You Think Twice

Gaurav Tiwari
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2 min readAug 29, 2022


Looking for some fun puzzles to try on your friends? Here are 10 of those:

  1. If you are in a dark room with a candle, a wood stove and a gas lamp. You only have one matchstick in the matchbox, so what do you light first?
  2. If the question you answered before you answered the question you answered after you answered the question you answered before you answered this one was harder than the question you answered after you answered the question you answered before you answered this one, was the question you answered before you answered this one harder than this one? YES or NO?
  3. There are 10 lit candles on a table. A strong breeze comes and extinguishes 2 of the candles. When you come back later, you see that 1 more has been blown out.To make sure no more flames go out, you shut the window. Assuming the wind doesn’t extinguish any more candles and you don’t relight the extinguished candles, how many candles do you have left in the end?
  4. Paper is white. Cotton is also white. White-board is white. Clouds are white. The eggs are white. The flour is white. Rice is white. Milk is white. Some cows are white. Now tell me, what does a cow drink?
  5. How much is 4090 and 10?
  6. You arrange five coins on a table in a way such that two coins are on one side and two are on the other. The fifth one is placed exactly at the center. Your son asks for a coin and you give him the middle one. How many coins are left?
  7. I was riding a horse. There was a fire engine just next to me. A helicopter was following me. To the left, there was a sports car moving, and to the right hand, there was a depth. I managed to stop all of them of a sudden, without crashing and without communicating to the respective pilots. Guess how??
  8. What to put in a tank of water which will make it lighter?
  9. What four days start with a ‘T’?
  10. Who can control the time?


  1. The Matchstick.
  2. Yes
  3. Three (3)
  4. Water. (Did you think about milk?)
  5. Not 5000. 4100
  6. Two. (Not four!)
  7. I was on Merry-Go round.
  8. A hole.
  9. Tuesday, Thursday, Today and Tomorrow.
  10. Rich Battista

This was originally published on my main blog Gaurav Tiwari and has been moved here due to the on-going cleaning.



Gaurav Tiwari

Hello! I am Gaurav Tiwari. I am an entrepreneur, blogger and WordPress developer with expertise in conversion, performance and growth. https://gauravtiwari.org