Only 1 in 5 get this simple riddle right: Figure out the fastest way to empty the bathtub!


I thought the brainteaser below was really tricky – I had to think for several minutes before finding the answer.

I’ve loved riddles and tricky puzzles ever since I was young. My middle school teacher Eva gave us a lot of tricky problems, like optical illusions and murder mysteries for kids.

It was a welcome break from our normal schoolwork – I loved to stop and really think about how to figure them out.

What Eva taught me is still with me today. I still take time out of my day to just forget about my everyday life, and sit down with a cup of tea and a crossword or a puzzle. I think we need more brain exercise in this day and age!

The riddle below has made thousands of Internet users scratch their heads in bewilderment. Can you solve it?

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You have a spoon, a cup and a bucket – now what’s the fastest way to get the water out? You can only use one method!

Think about this one for a while. I don’t know how they found this out, but apparently only 1 in 5 adults get it right on the first try. So this is far from simple!

Find the answer below!

The answer is: Pull the plug!

Sure, it wasn’t listed as an alternative – but who said that you had to use the bucket, the cup or the spoon? The fastest way to empty the tub is without a doubt to pull the plug!

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