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Only 1 in 7 can get this riddle right on the first try: Figure out what’s the father’s fourth son’s name


When I visit my grandma and grandpa, they’re almost always doing crosswords, solving sudoku or some other puzzle. They say it keeps their minds fresh and alert – and I can believe it. Activating your brain with these kinds of challenges really is good and healthy for you.

I found this riddle earlier this week. Apparently, only 1 in 5 gets it right on the first try. I think that sounds a bit odd because it wasn’t that hard – but it really makes you think twice.

I guess that’s the way it is with a lot of these riddles and puzzles – either you get it right straight away, or you have to sit and ponder it for a good long while before finding the answer.

In any case, here’s the riddle:

Simon’s Dad has 4 sons;

March,

April,

and May –

but what is the fourth son’s name?

Okay, did you figure out the answer?

You can actually solve it by simply reading the question!

If you figured it out already, then congratulations – you’re something of a genius (well, you’re sharper than most at least). You’re one of the 20% who knew the answer to this tricky riddle right away.

If you didn’t manage to solve the riddle, then the answer is below:

The fourth son’s name is Simon. “Simon’s Dad has 4 sons…”, so that means Simon is one of the sons!

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