Tricky Questions – Thinking Outside the Box

I’ve rounded up about 60 tricky questions to test your reasoning skills. Some are about cows, which seems to be a popular search engine item…

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Tricky Questions to Test Your Reasoning Skills

On the other hand, if all you want to know is the answer to the following two questions, then you don’t have to go anywhere:

A farmer has 10 cows. Lightning kills all but 2 of the cows. How many are still alive?
Answer: Two cows are still alive.


A 10 foot rope ladder hangs over the side of a boat with the bottom rung on the surface of the water. The rungs are one foot apart, and the tide goes up at the rate of 6 inches per hour. How long will it be until three rungs are covered?
Answer: Never. The boat rises as the tide goes up.