A Pretty Confusing Riddle: When Do We Look At The Number 2 And Call It '10'?

May 24, 2019

Riddles are fun, aren't they? If you're in the mood to task your brain a little bit, can you try answering this question? When do you look at the number 2 and call it a 10?

One of the best things about riddles like this is that they are easy to share. In fact, they can make for the best conversation starters simply because people cannot resist answering puzzling questions.

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Say you meet a stranger and want to strike a conversation, what do you do? You wouldn't want to risk telling a joke that might possibly come off as unfunny, and the last thing you want to do is say something they may find offensive.

Your best bet in this scenario is to ask a riddle. Choose a simple brain-teaser that will give them something to think about. At that moment, you have their attention. If they have the answer, they will be excited to tell you and if they don't, they will be so curious that they have to ask you. It's a win-win for you, plus you might even make a new friend.

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So, have you been able to guess the answer to the riddle above? It's a headscratcher, isn't it? You're probably asking yourself if this is some form of a tricky question, or perhaps you're thinking we must have the wrong riddle.

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Just take one more minute to think about it before you give up. Have you made a guess? Great, now find your answer below.


Do you get it? We call the number 2 a 10 when referring to the minutes to tell the time. For instance, in the illustration above, we won't say "It's 2 past 10", but "It's 10 past 10."

We hope this brain-teaser challenged you and put a smile on your face. Now, go share it with your friends. They may get a kick out of it, too.

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