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Can You Crack The Kid's Puzzle Confusing Adults Everywhere?

We love a good brain teaser... even if it is meant for kids.

The problem is when said brain teaser for kids, trips you - a worldly, intelligent adult, up.

That's exactly what's happening with this pic taken from an old UK children's magazine.

But hey, maybe you can do better?

Check out the photo below and answer these nine questions (answers at the bottom of the page)...

  1. How many tourists are staying at this camp?
  2. When did they arrive: today or a few days ago?
  3. How did they get here?
  4. Is there a town nearby?
  5. Where does the wind blow from: north or south?
  6. What time of day is it?
  7. Where did Alex go?
  8. Who was on duty yesterday?
  9. What date is it today?

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Answers:

  1. Q: How many tourists are staying at this camp?
    A: Four.There are four names on the on duty board, four forks and four plates.
  2. Q: When did they arrive: today or a few days ago?
    A: A few days ago - enough time for the spider to build a web.
  3. Q: How did they get here?
    A: Boat. There are oars by the tree.
  4. Q: Is there a town nearby?
    A: No, there is a village. Apparently the chicken is from somewhere nearby.
  5. Q: Where does the wind blow from: north or south?
    A: South. It's a UK publication, making it in the Northern Hemisphere. Therefore the larger branches will be on the south side. From this we can tell the flag on the tent is blowing south.
  6. Q: What time of day is it?
    A: Morning. Based on the above answer we can work out east and west which show those are morning shadows.
  7. Q: Where did Alex go?
    A: Catching butterflies (of course!). That's his net behind the tent.
  8. Q: Who was on duty yesterday?
    A: Colin. This is where things get tricky, but that's Peter cooking and James (we can tell by the J on his bag) taking photos. From this we can deduce by the duty list that Colin was on duty yesterday.
  9. Q: What date is it today?
    A: August 8. Again remembering it's the UK, there's a watermelon on the ground indicating it's August apparently. The 8 next to Peter's name (who is on duty) means it's the 8th.

How did you go?

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