I always come in second, but I always finish sooner than anyone else. What am I?

Riddle Answer# Lateral Thinking Riddles

## Twins Birthday

Twins Adarsh and Anupam were born in May but their birthday is in June. How is this possible?

Riddle Answer## Pool Balls – Sum of 30

You have 8 balls numbered 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 15. Select 3 balls and put them into the circles such that the sum of the numbers on them add up to 30.

Riddle Answer## 5 Islanders

Alex came across 5 islanders, all of whom knew one another and would only answer yes-or-no questions.

What is the minimum number of questions Alex needs to ask, to successfully determine how many of the islanders are paladins?

Riddle Answer## Half Full Barrel Puzzle

Two workers in a brewery are trying to settle an argument over how much beer is inside a barrel. One worker thinks the barrel is more than half full while the other says it’s less than half full.

How can they settle the argument without using any measuring tools?

Note: the top of the barrel can be easily removed.

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