A good riddle can outwit even the best of us at times, like any good game or puzzle.
For anyone in need of their daily cup of Joe, one new riddle is stumping people on social media.
Everyone love a good riddle so we’re sharing this one with our readers. Don’t forget to read on, we’ll give you the answer… but not before going into some funny wrong answers.
First things first, look at the illustration. There are 4 cups, each labeled with a number. Coffee is being poured into tubes hovering over the 4 cups. Which of the cups will get the coffee first?
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The first 2 cups have less tubing than the second 2, so you are probably tempted to think that the order is 4, 9, 7 and 5. Unfortunately, that’s not the right answer.
Riddles like this usually require some out-of-the-box thinking. You might be tempted to think the answer would be that all the cups would get the coffee at the same time. Close, but that’s not the right answer either.
It’s not complicated. Just take a close look at the picture. The answer is 5… and that’s it. All the other cups wouldn’t get anything because the tubes leading to them are blocked off at some point. You see, even though the riddle asked for the cups in order, that didn’t mean more than one cup was going to get anything.