Sunday, December 30, 2007

Riddle #1: Not Twins

I love riddles, and I thought it would be fun to post a new riddle from time to time as a challenge to my readers.

Here's one of my favorites: Jim and John were born on the same day, the same month, the same year, to the same biological mother and father. Yet they are NOT twins. How can this be?

NOTE: The correct answer has been guessed. To see the answer, please look in the comments section.

Lateral Thinking Puzzlers by Paul Sloane has lots of classic riddles, clues and answers. Click here to order it.


  1. No guess, but I'm anxious to know the answer... Will you post it in a few weeks?

  2. If no one guesses it within a few weeks, I may give a hint and see what happens. Then I'll probably post the answer if no one guesses it. Keep thinking about it and feel free to ask me any yes or no questions.

  3. Hi, Marcia. I love puzzles and riddles. This will be a fun addition.

    My answer to this one? I'm going to say, Jim and John are two of triplets. (I think I've heard this one before).


  4. Are they triplets?

  5. Yes, Deb and Rebecca, you are both correct! They are triplets (or quadruplents, etc.). I just didn't tell you about the other one. Good job!

  6. What a fun riddle for your blog!

  7. Hi Marcia,
    Happy New Year! I'm sure in Colorado we spent a New Year's Eve together! Hope your family is well!
    Tonight it is below zero with colder windchill! BRRRRR!
    Barb Schrammen
    Thanks for sharing all the fun things you do!