3 Tricky Questions for Geniuses?

Question 1: A man walks into an museum and starts staring on a particular painting. The security person gets notices it and asks the man why he is staring that picture. The man replies, “Sisters & brothers have I none, but that man’s father is my father’s son.”  Who is in the painting?

Question 2: A magician claims that he can throw a tennis ball such that it would go a short distance, come to a complete stop, and then reverse itself. He also added that he would not bounce the ball off any object, or tie anything to it. How could he perform this trick?

Question 3: Sameer lives in a city which has only one barber shop and there are only two barbers. One of the barbers has a nice, neatly trimmed head of hair. The other’s hair is a complete mess. Sameer still goes to the one with messy hair. Why?

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95 Responses to 3 Tricky Questions for Geniuses?

  1. caleb May 7, 2015 at 9:42 AM #

    1 jesus.
    2. He threw the ball upwards.
    3. The barber with messy hair cuts the others hair.

  2. naeem May 6, 2015 at 11:13 AM #

    1. that was his son’s pic, he was staring.
    2. through ball in the air upward.
    3. the both barber trimmed each other hairs and their work show who is a good barber thats why sameer always fo barber with messy hair.

  3. Bethany February 13, 2015 at 6:10 AM #

    the Painting Was HimselF
    the magician Tosse The Ball With A spin backwards
    sameer Is neatly Trimmed Barber

  4. Abdul Waheed May 4, 2014 at 4:27 PM #

    1. He is looking at himself in the painting frame’s glass as he is the only issue of his father.
    2. Magician throws the ball in the air upward.
    3. There is a saying that cobbler always wears torn shoes, tailors wear torn cloth, so the barber with messy hair style always provides good service by cutting the hair professionally perfect.

  5. Jola Animashaun April 22, 2014 at 2:33 PM #

    1. He was looking at his own reflection in the drawing.

    2. The law of gravity will bring back the tennis ball.

    3. The barber with the messy haircut is a good barber and Sameer wants a hair cut from him.

  6. Rizwan November 3, 2013 at 5:47 PM #

    1. He is staring his own son in the painting.
    2. Ball in the water.
    3. The barber with mess hairs.

  7. vampire girl October 10, 2013 at 11:12 PM #

    1- His own picture
    2- throw it in water
    3- he goes to the messy barber coz the other barber’s hair was trimmed by the messy barb

  8. Qmuka July 26, 2013 at 1:13 PM #

    1. He is looking at himself because your father’s son is your brother – however, he had no brother or sister hence it is himself.

    2. Not in the air. A tennis ball thrown up will travel a bit longer that a short distance. He will get in water and throw it vertically down.

    3. No one can barb himself, so the other barber who had a neatly trimmed hair was barbed this other barber whose hair is a complete mess.

    • Ali - Admin July 27, 2013 at 12:23 PM #

      Good answers!

  9. Alan June 28, 2013 at 12:46 AM #

    1.he is looking at his son in the painting.
    2.he threw it upwards.since gravity is acting on the ball,it will suddenly stop and come down.
    3.the one with the messy hair is the only good barber since he got the other one hair cut

  10. Dima May 29, 2013 at 9:46 PM #

    1- his picture
    2- throws the ball up in the air
    3- cause there is only one barber shop and the messy haired man works in it

  11. Tahsina Tajnin Sadia May 11, 2013 at 7:40 PM #

    1)It’s his own picture.
    2)By throwing the ball in the air
    3)The messy hair barber is the one who cut the other’s hair

  12. fatima April 19, 2013 at 8:22 PM #

    1.its his picture
    2.he throws the ball in the air
    3.the neat hair barber got his hair cut from the untidy hair barber

  13. Dr pervaiz sultan April 6, 2013 at 5:56 PM #

    1. His own picture
    2.throws ball up into air
    3.sameer is the other barber

    • Ali - Admin April 7, 2013 at 10:51 AM #

      All correct ones Dr.

      • Majid November 3, 2013 at 3:24 PM #

        it is not him it is son. because father of the picture person is the son of the father of the looking person. so the father of the picture person is looking at the picture.

        it is thrown into the air not in water because it is not bounced. from water water it will bounce due to buoyancy. when thrown in to the air it comes back
        due to gravity which pulls it not bounce it. short distance can be achieved with lesser force

        because the barber with messy hair is more accomplished than the other.

  14. Kashif Udd March 29, 2013 at 11:43 AM #

    1) He is looking at his son in the picture.
    2) Magician will throw the ball in the air in upward direction.
    3) Sameer himself is the other neat barber so he has no other choice to get his hair trimmed.

    • Ali - Admin March 30, 2013 at 10:07 AM #

      Good ones Kashif. You seem to be a smart guy.

  15. mamoona sakhi February 27, 2013 at 8:24 PM #

    his nephew
    he throw the ball in air
    the neatly hair cut is done by the barber who has messy hair,he can not ask the other as he can’t cut neatly

  16. Sonah January 5, 2013 at 11:19 PM #

    Answers already given seem mostly ok.

    • Mahomed Salim Ismail February 4, 2013 at 6:45 PM #

      1 – He is starring at his son.
      2 – He send the ball up in a road and the ball will return to him.
      3 – He choose the messy one because he realise that the messy one was to busy to look after himself while the other one had only few customers.

  17. n.elayyan December 8, 2012 at 2:25 AM #

    1- he looking at his awn picture
    2- through the ball over ahead in the sky and will return back to him.
    3- exactly the messy hair barber is the one who cuts to the nice hair one.

  18. khadija November 22, 2012 at 3:03 PM #

    q1. he is starring at his nephew.
    q2. he will throw the ball up.
    q3. because the barber with the messy hair is the one that nicely trimmed the other barber’s hair since there are only two barbers in the village.

  19. tahir Naseem November 21, 2012 at 7:46 PM #

    1- Man is staring at his Son’s picture.
    2-Magician will throw the ball in upward direction.
    3- Because shopkeeper barbour is only with the messy hair..

  20. karim October 18, 2012 at 2:27 PM #

    1- the man in the painting is his son.
    2- he hit the ball to near wall.
    3- sameer is the barber which has anice, neatly trimmed head of hair.

  21. Sheherbanoo October 11, 2012 at 9:20 PM #

    The person in the picture is the man’s son

  22. ????? ???? October 2, 2012 at 6:30 AM #

    1-He himself was in the paimting 2-By throwing the ball upwards in the air. 3-The messy haired barber is that who trims the other’s head.