Today’s tricky challenge: How much does the cork cost?

For the past year and a half, every time you open a newspaper or watch the news – someone mentions Covid-19. This virus has stopped the world in its tracks.

Therefore, it’s good to put aside the stress and thoughts from the current situation for a bit, to rest the mind. So that not everything is about the pandemic and our responsibilities.

A good way to accomplish this is to solve puzzles. You are basically hitting two birds with one stone – passing the time with a fun challenge, and giving yourself some much-needed brain teasing.

It doesn’t matter what type of puzzles you solve. The main goal is to expose the mind to a light workout so that you can stay alert and fresh throughout the day.

Old riddles from back in the day

Something that has gotten pretty popular online lately is old riddles. These classics will probably give most of us a good burst of nostalgia from our childhood.

Back then, we challenged ourselves and our friends with riddles from magazines and books – which is great since now they seem to be making a comeback.

The question is: How much do you actually remember?

What does the cork cost?

Here is today’s riddle, in the picture below.

How much does the cork cost?

A bottle and cork cost $1.10. If the bottle costs a dollar more than the cork, how much does the cork cost?

Um, duh, yes, this is an easy one, or is it?

Can you manage to come up with the right answer? Think about it for a while, and then check if you are correct below.

That’s how much the cork costs

If you have not come up with an answer yet, no worries, many find it tricky to answer this riddle.

Below the next picture, you can see the correct answer.

Image source: Pixabay

The correct answer is 5 cents.

If the bottle costs $1.05 and the cork $0.05, the result is $1.10, which is the total price.

Trickier than you thought, right?

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