These 20 Intriguing and Tricky Questions will give your Brain a Thorough Workout

Here is a nice way to exercise your brains by asking yourself these 20 intriguing questions that may take a while to decipher an answer. Try your hand at this and scroll to the end to check your answers.


1 Question 1

The International Air Transport Association or IATA dictates that certain two passengers should not be allowed to sit together in the same row in the airplane. Who are the passengers being referred to?

Inside look of a plane

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2 Question 2

You are in this country and observe a group of women getting onto a local bus. Even though the bus is empty, the women go and sit at the back of it. Why would they do that?

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3 Question 3

In 1445, citizens of Moscow got the shock of their lives thinking doomsday had come because all the church bells began to toll simultaneously. The same incident happened in Kiev in 1091 and again in Moscow in 1802. What was the reason?

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4 Question 4

In Myanmar (Burma), Locals usually raise livestock and poultry but never slaughter them. They trade the cattle in the market to dealers who export to countries like China. But, they again purchase the meat from the same dealers which sound a waste of time and money, why?

Myanmar (Burma

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5 Question 5

Tail docking or removal of a portion of an animal’s tail was the common practice in Europe regardless of the breed of dog, why?

Tail docking

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6 Question 6

One of the most intriguing questions concerns the planet. Earth is getting heavier day by day. Maybe not everyone knows this but this is the fact. The big question is the planet is gaining 60- tons of what?

the planet Earth

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7 Question 7

In 1945, it was mandatory for a public official to examine every single chicken killed in Muzo, Columbia. What was the reason for such a weird law?

single chicken killed in Muzo

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8 Question 8

In 1965 The Brazilian Ministry of Education awarded the famous soccer player “Pele’ a gold medal for his autobiography titled “Pele” what impact did the book have on education?

Pele Tshirt

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9 Question 9

The countries of Russia, Turkey and Egypt have something in common, what is it?

World map

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10 Question 10

When sub-Saharan African tribes go hunting at night, they attach small pouches of insects to their legs for a particular reason. Why?

African tribes

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11 Question 11

In 1997, the government of Tabasco, Mexico banned all kinds of beer in order to reduce the menace of alcoholism but it invited a strong negative backlash. The state congress then hit upon a brilliant idea, they banned just one type of beer. Which one?

Mexico banned all kinds of beer

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12 Question 12

When a parliamentary session is going on in Swaziland, You must never disturb any official if you find him doing THIS! He could be consulting his ancestors at that very moment. What do they do?

Parliamentary Session

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13 Question 13

Several souvenirs sold in African villages could actually be instruments used for various diseases, what are the souvenirs?

African villages

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14 Question 14

There is a small town in Andalusia, Pain which became the first port in human history to charge merchants for docking their ships. What was the name of the port town?

small town in Andalusia

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15 Question 15

The world’s shortest river according to the Guinness book of world records is 440 feet, has a name starting with “D’ and is located in Oregon, USA. Name the river?

world’s shortest river

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16 Question 16

As described by Astronauts, riverbeds on earth resemble the circulatory system of a living organism when seen from space. During world war II doctors had to use this type of water in place of blood plasma. What type of water was it?

circulatory system of a living organism

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17 Question 17

Before 1941, colorblind people were not allowed to join the US Airforce. That changed when the very same people became immensely popular candidates at the onset of World War II. Why?

US Airforce

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18 Question 18

Gouges or scours are natural features found on the seabed of certain Northern seas. They can stretch up to hundreds of feet long and up to 16 feet deep. What causes them?

Northern seas

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19 Question 19

There is a particular product in Iceland that sets new records in sales ever year on New Year’s Eve. What is the product?

New Year’s Eve

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20 Question 20

Look at the following image closely. Can you make all the glasses alternate between full and empty by touching only one glass?

glasses alternate between full and empty

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The answers to your intriguing questions

  1. Cats and dogs.
  2. You’re in Iran. Small children of both genders and all women have to sit at the back of the bus.
  3. An earthquake.
  4. Because they follow the Buddhist doctrine of ahimsa (causing no harm).
  5. In those times dog owners were taxed according to the length of their dogs’ tails. Docking was a way to reduce one’s tax liability.
  6. Cosmic dust.
  7. They removed any emeralds found in the gizzard.
  8. Thousands of illiterate Brazilians entered school to learn how to read just so they could read his autobiographic book.
  9. They are located on two continents
  10. To light the way (as they put fireflies in those tiny bags).
  11. A cold one!
  12. They sleep.
  13. Traditional African healers known as sangomas use masks to treat their patients. Those masks are sold later as souvenirs.
  14. Tarifa.
  15. D River.
  16. The doctors turned to seawater to save lives when medical supplies ran out.
  17. They discovered that the camouflage stood out so easily that it wasn’t even a challenge for them to spot it.
  18. Icebergs and sea ice ridges.
  19. Fireworks. The Icelandic law states that anyone may purchase and use fireworks during a certain period around New Year’s Eve.
  20. Pour the juice from the second glass into the fifth one.

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