Can You Solve This Riddle Baffling the Internet?
The latest puzzle stumping the web isn’t related to phonics or first-grade math. It’s a short riddle written in what appears to be plain English, but the longer you stare at it the more confounding it becomes. According to 22 Words, the question reads:
Confused? Based on the response on social media, you’re in good company.
ANSWER ME THIS: if teresa's daughter is my daughter's mother, who am i to teresa?!?!?!?!!!
— ultraviolet (@bbiijjaanneeee) May 18, 2017
me my mom and mike just spend 10 minutes trying to figure out the "teresa's daughter" riddle 😅
— Kayla (@kaylafeigle) May 16, 2017
I'm so lost tbh, first I thought it was daughter but now I'm convinced it's Teresa's husband
— Elitedan (@ElitedanH1) May 16, 2017
Luckily the brainteaser doesn’t stop there. It comes with some multiple choice answers: The person asking the question is either Teresa’s grandmother, daughter, granddaughter, or Teresa herself.
If you guessed "daughter," you’re right. In this scenario, Teresa is the mom of the person asking the question. The riddle is just a more complicated way of saying "I am my mother’s daughter."
In case your brain isn’t completely fried at this point, here are some more notoriously tricky riddles from history.
[h/t 22 Words]