Who here likes riddles? I know I do. Ever since I read Alice in Wonderland, I’ve been fascinated by them. Why is a raven is like a writing desk?
I don’t know if it’s true, but I read once that Lewis Carroll didn’t have an answer for that riddle, but he knew it would make children think to the point of frustration. Eventually, they would accept it had no answer, like many things in life, and move on.
As children, we loved showing off our intelligence to others by telling riddles. Do you remember these from your youth?
What is black and white and read all over? (a newspaper).
What can travel around the world while staying in a corner? (a stamp)
If there are three cups of sugar and you take away one, how many do you have? (just the one you took away).
Studies have shown that solving riddles and logic problems, as well as playing matching games, increases brain function and may help to prevent, or at the very least, lessen the effects of Alzheimer’s and other debilitating mental maladies as we age. I’m all for that. Anything that can help me remember where I put my keys rates high on my list.
So are you ready for the first ever Friday Riddle game? Here goes.
How is a cat different from a comma?
I’m going to ask you to be honest and not use the internet to find the answer. Remember, the whole point is to use the noggin. If you think you know the answer, leave a comment below, but don’t include the answer. On Saturday, I will randomly select a name and ask you to provide your answer. If you get it right, I’ll send you a signed MAKE BELIEVE bookmark.
If you get it wrong, I’ll continue picking names until someone answers correctly. Sound fun?
Okay, so have at it and have a Happy Friday!