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Riddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement.


Puzzle ID:#160
Fun:*** (2.5)
Difficulty:** (1.49)
Submitted By:Phyllis*****!
Corrected By:boodler




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?

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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
(user deleted)
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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