Who Is It?
Riddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement.
A man is looking at a picture and says:
"Sisters and brothers have I none,
But that man's father was my father's son."
Who is in the picture?
The man's son.
Feb 04, 2001
|This one is really good and makes you think.|
May 09, 2002
|no, it makes you wonder how easy these teasers are getting.|
Apr 11, 2003
|this is incorrect as the person is actually himself|
May 11, 2004
|The given answer is correct but I have heard this question on a radio quizz where they tried to argue for the looking in a mirror type answer. Doesn't work!|
Mar 21, 2005
|I believe both answers don't work. |
"That Man's father"
That would be the dad right if the answer is a self-portrait or himself?
"Was my father's son"
Dad was my dad's son??????!!!!!!!
May 18, 2005
Dec 05, 2005
|ok, give the man a name...Dave.|
Dave is looking at a picure and says that he has no brothers or sisters.
Then adds that the man in the picture is "my" (Dave) fathers
That would mean that he IS looking at a picture of himself.
Dec 05, 2005
|That doesn't make sense. The answer is that it is the man's son. But it says that "that man`s father was my father`s son." So it's saying that that man's(the son) father(the man) is the man's father's son, which would mean that the man is saying that the son's grandfather is his father.|
Dec 09, 2005
|Ok...let's name the man "Dave" as before. If the picture is of Dave's son....then...|
Dave (who is the man's father) is his (Dave's) father's son.
It works. Makes my head hurt, but it works.
Dec 10, 2005
|You gotta have the attention span to do that. I don't have it. lol |
Dec 31, 2005
|lov it!!!! great job! |
Jan 20, 2006
|I liked this one!!! , god teaser, thanks|
Feb 24, 2006
|i thought it was his nephew.....but that was a good teaser!! |
Mar 02, 2006
|really confusing and makes you think...i thought it was his grandfather or something... |
Apr 10, 2006
|i still dont get it|
Apr 23, 2006
|I 1st heard this 1 from a math sheet called "Banneker's Collection of Riddles".|
Jun 04, 2006
| my head hurts|
Jun 13, 2006
|After reading the answer and looking back at the teaser, it all seems to make sense.|
I didn't get it, but it was fun to try.
Jun 27, 2006
|He's talking about himself. |
Aug 11, 2006
|Easy but cute. Kinda like an optical illusion. |
Aug 17, 2006
|If that man't father is HIS father's son, and he has no siblings, it has to be him |
Aug 25, 2006
|the solution is simple: who is "my father's son" if the man saying that has no siblings? OBVIOUSLY, "that man's father" is ME. therefore the statement becomes "that man's father is ME", ergo he is looking at a picture of his SON, the correct answer. !!!|
Oct 27, 2006
|How is it that SPUTNIK2 has commented on like every teaser on this website? I will paste this message every time I see their comment. Why? Because I feel like it. Okay? Okay.|
Oct 27, 2006
|Yes, it is son, not the man himself. All you people who can't figure that out are just stupid.|
Nov 25, 2006
|not fair!!!!!! i like that one it made me smiley mad like i was mad but not really cuz i was happy.......does that make any sense?well i like it and thats all that's matters.|
Jan 04, 2007
|I still don't get it.|
May 03, 2007
|Yay! I got that one! Great teaser! I think you should've given the man a name. =).|
Apr 21, 2008
|An oldie but a goodie!|
Jun 30, 2008
|That was very easy! |
Sep 26, 2009
Aug 17, 2006
This is offensive
If that man't father is HIS father's son, and he has no siblings, it has to be him
No siblings, so his father only has the man looking at the picture. The man in the picture is the father of HIS fathers son, so his father is his dad, so his dads only son is the man, so his son is in the picture..... its hard to explain
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