The World’s Most Difficult Riddle? Only 10% Of People Who Tried This Could Solve It

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Hello, I’m James and this is my blog, ‘James Proclaims’.

I enjoy a riddle as much as anyone, but you won’t find one here.

Certainly you won’t find the ‘World’s Most Difficult Riddle’. I don’t know what that is. But I would imagine that if 10% of people can solve a riddle then it would be unlikely to be the world’s most difficult. If only 10% of people can solve something then it probably is quite difficult but anyone with even the most rudimentary grasp of statistics would know that 10% of people is still quite a lot of people.

One would imagine that the world’s hardest riddle would be virtually impossible to all but a very select few. I wouldn’t want to guess at the percentage, but the most difficult concepts are probably only accessible to people who are even smarter than me. If you can believe that such people exist.

Maybe there isn’t even a ‘World’s Most Difficult Riddle’. Maybe there are a few riddles that are equally hard. Maybe certain kinds of riddles are easier for certain types of people than they are for others, but if you had a different kind of riddle then it would be different people who find that easy or difficult respectively.

I don’t really care to be honest. I’m just writing this so that there is a post to go with my ‘click-bait’ title. Because writing click-bait titles once a week is a thing I currently do.

I don’t know why.

Maybe that is the ‘World’s Most Difficult Riddle’.

Although it obviously isn’t.

  42 comments for “The World’s Most Difficult Riddle? Only 10% Of People Who Tried This Could Solve It

  1. September 2, 2020 at 1:31 am

    Wow! That was tough! So glad I figured it out though! I feel so smart.

    Liked by 2 people

    • September 2, 2020 at 6:42 am

      Congratulations. You can officially now claim to be smarter than 90% of all people. But why stop there? If you but my new book of riddles you will be able to become even smarter. And I’m currently offering a special time discount to smart people.

      Liked by 3 people

  2. LA
    September 2, 2020 at 2:04 am

    Click

    Liked by 2 people

    • September 2, 2020 at 6:42 am

      And I thank you for it

      Liked by 1 person

      • LA
        September 2, 2020 at 1:30 pm

        Though I really was excited for the riddle….

        Liked by 1 person

      • September 2, 2020 at 1:59 pm

        That how I lure you in

        Liked by 1 person

      • LA
        September 2, 2020 at 2:00 pm

        Consider me lured…

        Liked by 1 person

  3. September 2, 2020 at 2:33 am

    That riddle rattled me.

    Liked by 2 people

    • September 2, 2020 at 6:43 am

      Don’t worry, you still might be smarter than 89% of people. Why not buy my new book and find out?

      Liked by 2 people

      • September 2, 2020 at 7:08 am

        Is that the one that says 74% of all statistics are made up on the spot?

        Liked by 2 people

      • September 2, 2020 at 7:13 am

        No, my book would never say that. It’s not a commercially viable sentiment

        Liked by 2 people

      • September 2, 2020 at 7:14 am

        I think it has a kind of “truthy” feel to it, though.

        Liked by 2 people

  4. September 2, 2020 at 3:26 am

    After that I think you should rename your blog Take Time For A little Jimmy Riddle.’

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 2, 2020 at 6:44 am

      I’d be stupid if I did anything else

      Liked by 2 people

  5. September 2, 2020 at 4:18 am

    Today You James, are the the riddle. Although not the most difficult

    Stay well and Laugh at riddles

    Liked by 2 people

    • September 2, 2020 at 6:46 am

      My entire identity is dependent on being complex and difficult so your comment has left me feeling very confused

      Liked by 2 people

  6. September 2, 2020 at 4:20 am

    A difficult riddle that was!
    You might want to consider changing up the click bait post day or else it takes a lot away from the “click bait”

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 2, 2020 at 6:49 am

      The thorough and in-depth research I did beforehand says that Wednesday is the best day for click bait and I’d have thought it would be obvious why.

      Liked by 1 person

      • September 2, 2020 at 6:54 am

        I have no idea why! Maybe that’s the world’s hardest riddle.

        Liked by 1 person

      • September 2, 2020 at 6:55 am

        Well I can’t explain it to you because I would be cheating you out of a life affirming experience

        Liked by 1 person

  7. September 2, 2020 at 8:46 am

    The answer is forty-two.

    The answer is always forty-two 😉

    Liked by 2 people

    • September 2, 2020 at 9:46 am

      It’s hard to argue with that

      Liked by 2 people

  8. September 2, 2020 at 10:58 am

    Excuse me while I take the hook out of my lower lip…

    Liked by 1 person

  9. September 2, 2020 at 11:16 am

    The worlds most difficult riddle is why I keep reading these posts.

    Liked by 3 people

    • September 2, 2020 at 11:37 am

      I have no answers for you but I admire your optimism each day that I will write something worth reading.

      Liked by 2 people

  10. September 2, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    Forget the riddle – I’m having enough trouble working out what this post is about…

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 2, 2020 at 1:24 pm

      Perhaps that was the riddle all along…

      Liked by 1 person

  11. September 2, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    Well 10% of people are left-handed, so clearly this is a riddle meant for us sinister folk …

    Liked by 2 people

    • September 2, 2020 at 6:55 pm

      I’m left-handed so you’re probably right

      Liked by 2 people

      • September 2, 2020 at 6:56 pm

        I mean right as in correct. Not right handed obviously

        Liked by 2 people

  12. September 2, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    I am ambidextrous. How does that affect my chances? There is only one thing I know about the world’s most difficult riddle (and this is the one thing I know about the world’s most difficult riddle) if you don’t know the answer – guess. Your chances of being right are exactly the same as anybody else’s.

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 2, 2020 at 9:55 pm

      I based much of my education on that strategy

      Liked by 1 person

  13. September 2, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    I got it, but I’m in luck, the doctor can see me in December.

    Like

  14. September 3, 2020 at 4:11 am

    Hm. Puzzling.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. September 5, 2020 at 3:36 pm

    You are an enigma, wrapped up in a conundrum, surrounded by riddles:-)

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 5, 2020 at 4:29 pm

      It’s certainly how I like to think of myself

      Liked by 1 person

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