Can you solve these 5 TED-Ed riddles?

TED-Ed temple riddle imageRiddles can be relaxing — or devilishly difficult. Ready to tackle some brain teasers? Watch the 5 TED-Ed Lessons below.

1. Can you solve the temple riddle?

Your expedition finally stands at the heart of the ancient temple. But as you study the inscriptions in the darkness, two wisps of green smoke burst forth. The walls begin to shake. The giant sandglass begins flowing with less than an hour before it empties, and a rumbling tells you that you don’t want to be around when that happens. Can you use math to escape the temple? Dennis E. Shasha shows how. Watch this TED-Ed Lesson below.

2. Can you solve the bridge riddle?

Taking that internship in a remote mountain lab might not have been the best idea. Pulling that lever with the skull symbol just to see what it did probably wasn’t so smart either. But now is not the time for regrets because you need to get away from these mutant zombies…fast. Can you use math to get you and your friends over the bridge before the zombies arrive? Alex Gendler shows how. Watch this TED-Ed Lesson below.

3. Can you solve the prisoner hat riddle?

You and nine other individuals have been captured by super-intelligent alien overlords. The aliens think humans look quite tasty, but their civilization forbids eating highly logical and cooperative beings. Unfortunately, they’re not sure whether you qualify, so they decide to give you all a test. Can you solve this hat riddle? Alex Gendler shows how. Watch this TED-Ed Lesson below.

4. Can you solve “Einstein’s Riddle”?

Before he turned physics upside down, a young Albert Einstein supposedly showed off his genius by devising a complex riddle involving a stolen exotic fish and a long list of suspects. Can you resist tackling a brain teaser written by one of the smartest people in history? Dan Van der Vieren shows how. Watch this TED-Ed Lesson below.

5. The famously difficult green-eyed logic puzzle

One hundred green-eyed logicians have been imprisoned on an island by a mad dictator. Their only hope for freedom lies in the answer to one famously difficult logic puzzle. Can you solve it? Alex Gendler walks us through this green-eyed riddle. Watch this TED-Ed Lesson below.

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22 Comments

  1. ABHIJIT KUMAR

    thanks for posting. informative post

  2. Benjan

    nice videos

  3. Nicole

    These are great opportunities to help my students practice critical thinking. The video provides a great hook to entice my students to take on the challenge. I look forward to more challenges in the future.

  4. Nicole

    I enjoyed solving the temple riddle and when I have a little more time I will tackle the others. These will be great critical thinking activities to use in my math classroom. The videos are will done and provide a great hook to engage students in problem solving.

  5. SANGA

    dude this is so good

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  7. K.susnigdha

    I loved the bridge riddle

  8. i wish tjere would be more ridles to solve as I love solbing these kind of riddle and I have answered all the above.

  9. Joel

    More of such riddles needer

  10. Bobby

    I believe your locker riddle to be wrong. It says after cousin number three “this pattern will repeat” wich means cousin number 4 will open all the lockers cousin 5 will close every other one cousin six will change every third and cousin 7 will reopen every locker so the 100th cousin will open all the lockers.

  11. Jacob

    I like the hat riddle

  12. Mahi

    My favorite riddle out off these 5 is the bridge riddle I love the animations and the trickiness to solve the riddle I hope you make more of the riddle

  13. Megami-Chan

    I absolutely NEED more riddles.

  14. Megami-Chan

    Here’s a really hard thing to do
    Trace a treble clef on a piece of paper while drawing an eight with your foot. Sound’s easy, huh? Try now. See? Hard. Tricked ya!

  15. Ameer

    I love the riddles and i also think that thy should make more!!

  16. Ameer

    My favorite riddle is the Einstein riddle

  17. Emma J. Rousey

    Thanks for the video on solving the Einstein’s Riddle, thanks to that I was able to solve this problem my math teacher gave us https://www.brainzilla.com/logic/zebra/einsteins-riddle/

  18. Hello. I like your videos and watch them all the time. I made channel with riddles and jokes, check and enjoy. Thank you

  19. 808riddleman

    Hi my name is 808riddleman follow me on twiter please. Also these are some good riddles keep on doing what you are doing

  20. Add more riddles please. :)

  21. paul

    the videos are great!

    what do you use to create?

  22. Ella

    I would like more riddles

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