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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. Umair September 30, 2012 at 3:59 PM #

    1. the grandson of the nephew of the father of his own uncle.
    2. he is a magician, so he will do it by magic.
    3. The barber with messy hair prefers more stylish hair then the straight neat one 😀

  2. ode idoko September 28, 2012 at 1:55 PM #

    1. The man in the paint is his won son (whose father-himslef the one stirring-is a son of “my father”.
    2. He spins the ball on the floor which moves forward, grinds to a halt and rolls back.
    3. The babrer with the messy hair is the only barber working and the one one who barbs the other’s hair. Probably the people in that city barbs only in the barbing salon and since there is only one of such salon in town, it was owned by the barber with the messy hair.

  3. Hemaid M. Hemaid September 23, 2012 at 4:01 PM #

    1- The picture is of his son
    2- He throws the ball upward
    3- The messy haired barber is that who trims the other’s hair

  4. ce September 17, 2012 at 5:32 AM #

    His own painting
    throws the ball upwards
    Sameer is the barber with the neat hair.

  5. chisti barelvi September 12, 2012 at 10:13 AM #

    Ans. 1 the main in picture nephew
    Ans. 2 The tennis ball will remain in his own hand
    Ans. 3 The messy hair person will cut hair good, because of the fact that there are only two barbers while other one’s hair is cut good that shows that it must have been cut by the barber who has messy hair.

    • sk ashif September 16, 2012 at 3:14 PM #

      Before answering, try to read other arguments to get a sense of logic!

  6. Tanveer September 10, 2012 at 1:18 PM #

    1) he mentions his own son.
    2) he throws the ball in air.
    3) Sameer is the one with nicely Trimmed Hair and other barber is with messy hair and these are the two Barbers in town.

  7. Imran Charsadda September 10, 2012 at 11:39 AM #

    1- His own Son
    2- He will though the ball in the air and will come back without touching any object.
    3- The one who is messy hairs is the bet barbar, as he cut the hair of his colleagus (barbar), the other one was not good. because he dress the hair of his next colleague very messy..

  8. shabbir September 10, 2012 at 7:50 AM #

    1. He is staring at the pic of his son at the painting

    2. Throws the ball up in the air.

    3, As there are only two barbers in the town. so the man with messy hair has done the hairstyle of the neat cut barber. so he is the good one .

  9. Khalid Saleem September 10, 2012 at 1:03 AM #

    1. Himself in the painting
    2. He throws the ball in the air
    3. Sameer is the 2nd barbar. He goes to the other barbar (with messy hairs and now as customer) to cut his hairs.

  10. Mohamoud September 9, 2012 at 9:27 PM #

    1. the man is himself (the one thats staring)
    2. throwing the ball upward while laying on the ground.(it will come back due to force of gravity)
    3. the one with the neatly trimmed hair is a woman, and the other is a man(Waleed prefers to get his hair cut by a man).
    :))

  11. nawazish malik September 9, 2012 at 8:06 PM #

    answers:

    1. my own son.
    2. throw the ball to a wall.
    3. both barbers work in the same shop.

  12. Ian September 9, 2012 at 6:38 PM #

    Well reading the below comments proves that there are many geniuses here. 🙂

    • sk ashif September 16, 2012 at 3:16 PM #

      Thank you Ian!

    • Sara - Admin September 17, 2012 at 1:13 AM #

      lol.

  13. Manal September 9, 2012 at 4:50 PM #

    1 his son
    2 on a sliding up and it will return by gravity
    3 he is the other handsome barber

  14. Mahmood September 9, 2012 at 1:55 AM #

    1. It is picture of his son.
    2. He throws the ball in the air
    3. Messy-haired barber is the one who nicely trims hair of the other barber.

    • sk ashif September 9, 2012 at 3:46 PM #

      good guess!

  15. Susu September 8, 2012 at 4:53 PM #

    Grandfather, a table thats broken, the first one is not a barber

  16. celbanna September 8, 2012 at 2:33 PM #

    1. either its his picture, or he looks at himself in a mirror.
    2. he will throw the ball up in the air.
    3. the messy barber is the one who cuts the hair of the neat barber.

  17. hassan September 8, 2012 at 1:59 PM #

    1- the man in the picture is his sun
    2- he throws the ball to a wall
    3- the second barber is very clever and has a lot of custmmers and has no time to tidy his hair

  18. hassan September 8, 2012 at 1:54 PM #

    1- the man in the picture is his son
    2- he throws the ball to a wall
    3- the messy hair barber is a clever one and has a lot of custmers and has no time to tidy his hair

  19. Bashar September 8, 2012 at 1:30 PM #

    1. Looking at a mirror
    2. Throwing the ball on a ramp ( upward)
    3. Sameer is the 2nd barber

  20. Shahbaz September 8, 2012 at 1:21 PM #

    1- his son. 2- throw the ball in the air. 3- there’s only one barber shop..

  21. Imran September 8, 2012 at 12:27 PM #

    1) I think, he himself was in the painting.
    2) By throwing the ball upwards in the air.
    3) He goes to the messy hair coz he is the one who groomed the other barber thus displaying his professionalism and the other one not being good, couldn’t groom the barber to whom sameer goes.

  22. Saghir Ahmed September 8, 2012 at 9:25 AM #

    A: The Man was his son
    B: He will throw the ball on a slop upward
    C: Defenatly there are two barbers in the city Barber A is able to make good cutting thats why the barber B have good and trimmed hairs and barber B is not able to cut good hairs so the barber a have bad hairs, so sameer will go to the barber having good skills which is barber A,

  23. Saghir Ahmed September 8, 2012 at 9:17 AM #

    A.Tha man in the picture was his son

  24. Aiad September 8, 2012 at 7:39 AM #

    1- The man in the painting is his brother.
    3- Because Sameer is the man Who has a nice, neatly trimmed head of hair.

  25. Mubarek AL-Amin September 8, 2012 at 6:22 AM #

    * Son of the Father step son / son of an other Mother.
    * Magician Can double the fun by BlowINg it in the just visible air.
    * Sameer doesn’t want to lose the superman looks.`~`

  26. Dr. MABS September 8, 2012 at 12:18 AM #

    As’salam o Alaikum:
    Well every one of you participated very well in these tricky questions. But only “Sk. Ashif” is 100% correct. (WELL DONE! Keep it up).
    I also appreciate all other members, that atleast they tried their best.

    Regards,
    Dr. MABS

    • Uma September 8, 2012 at 10:29 AM #

      NO….. I am not agree with you…. Q2 they have clearly mentioned magician… Magic means to pay with eyes.

  27. Mohd September 7, 2012 at 11:40 PM #

    Q1 the one in the paint is the son of his dead brother
    Q2. By spinning the ball
    Q3 the messed up hair barber is being done by the tidy one since there are only two barbers. So samer has to see messy one

  28. Mohd September 7, 2012 at 11:39 PM #

    Q1 the one in the paint is the son of his dead brother
    Q2. By spinning the ball
    Q3 the messed up hair barber is being done by the tidy one since there are only two barbers

  29. Amman September 7, 2012 at 9:27 PM #

    It’s the man himself.

  30. Arshad September 7, 2012 at 8:52 PM #

    1. The man’s son
    2. Throws the ball up in the air.
    3. The two barbers have to cut each other’s hair, since, they are the only barbers in town. So, it goes without saying that the messy barber definitely cuts hair much better than the barber with neat hair.

  31. Khurram Khan September 7, 2012 at 8:49 PM #

    Assalam o Alaikum,

    Ans1) His Son; (How come Man in painting is nephew when He does not have any sister or brother)
    Ans2) Throws the ball upward in air; and
    Ans 3) The barber with messed up hair is trimming the other barber and vice versa.

  32. Tahir Hashmi September 7, 2012 at 7:00 PM #

    AOA,

    Well re Q 1, so far only M M Bello is right (His nephew). Others have to attend class re relations.
    Q2: almost every one is right about up ward through.

    .Q3: Majavedpk explained it nicely.

    W S

    • sk ashif September 7, 2012 at 8:17 PM #

      nephew?????????????
      Are you kidding!!!!!!!!!

  33. isa September 7, 2012 at 6:57 PM #

    1: This riddle has two answers.
    a: A painting of his son.
    b: A painting of himself.

    2: The magician throws the ball up in the air.

    3: There are several answers to this riddle also.
    a: The messy haired barber must be so good that he has so many customers, that he doesn’t have time to have his hair cut, or to cut it himself.
    b: The messy haired barber doesn’t trust the neat haired barber, as the neat haired barber has his hair cut by the messy haired barber, despite being able to cut his own hair.
    c: meh, enough for now inshaAllah…

  34. Laila Kamel September 7, 2012 at 5:20 PM #

    Q1: Himself or his brother
    Q2: Throw straight up
    Q3: He is the good barbar

  35. Laila September 7, 2012 at 5:18 PM #

    Q1: Himself or his brother
    Q2: Throw straight up
    Q3: He is the other barber

    • Mustafa September 7, 2012 at 7:58 PM #

      Laila,
      your q2 I agree with
      q3: the messy barber is the better one because he cut the neat barber’s hair
      q1: it is the son’s painting

  36. Uma September 7, 2012 at 5:16 PM #

    1. Himself
    2. magician can do anything
    3. Becuase barber with hair is a good barber. that’s y other barber have also a good cut as there are only 2 barbers in the city.

  37. Mohamed Ragab September 7, 2012 at 4:34 PM #

    1) one or more of his children
    2) in his mind
    3) because he is the owner of the barber shop

  38. waleed September 7, 2012 at 3:02 PM #

    1 His son
    2 Throw ball up in the air
    3 he’s the other barber

    • sk ashif September 7, 2012 at 3:25 PM #

      If he’s the other barber, his hair is already trimmed, he does not need to go to messy barber! Understood!

      • waleed September 7, 2012 at 3:53 PM #

        if u think about it, it’s valid answer.. understood!

        • sk ashif September 7, 2012 at 5:42 PM #

          I don’t think you are correct!
          I really thought about it!
          I don’t think your answer is unambiguasly true.

          • waleed September 7, 2012 at 7:29 PM #

            if Sameer is the other barber, then no matter what happens, his only option to do his hair is the barber with messy hair cut :).. Could he go to any other barber?

          • sk ashif September 7, 2012 at 8:14 PM #

            He will go to barber if he needs to cut hair, if his hair is well trimmed, does he need to go to barber?

          • sk ashif September 8, 2012 at 8:50 AM #

            There is a chance!
            Sameer goes to cut the hair of barber with messy hair!
            Do you agree?

  39. Zafar Iqbal September 7, 2012 at 3:02 PM #

    1. The man himself is the subject of the painting.

    2. The tennis ball has to be thrown straight up in the air. Before coming down due to gravity (reverse direction) there is a nano-pause!

    3. The barber with the neat hair could not have cut his own; hence the person who has cut it is the better barber!

    • Shakeel Ahmed September 7, 2012 at 5:16 PM #

      100% correct

      • sk ashif December 8, 2012 at 7:45 PM #

        66.7% correct!

  40. Mohamed Baligh September 7, 2012 at 2:21 PM #

    1. The man himself
    3. Because there are only 2 barbers, and the one with the messy hair made the nice cut to the other one

  41. sk ashif September 7, 2012 at 2:19 PM #

    1. The correct answer is his son.
    why? since the man has no sister and brother, he is the only son of his father and so he is the father of the pictured man!
    2. Throwing vertically upward is the correct answer. The ball will return due to gravity.
    3. Only two barbers are there! So, Sameer has to chose the better one! Now he thinks that only the other barber cuts the hair of one barber.
    So, who is better?
    Of course, the barber with messy hair who cuts the hair well but the other leaves it messy!

    • sharif123 September 7, 2012 at 4:55 PM #

      my vote goes in favor of Ashif

      • sk ashif September 7, 2012 at 5:45 PM #

        Thank you very much for your kind support!

  42. Saurav September 7, 2012 at 1:45 PM #

    3)There are only two barbers in town, so the 1st barber’s hair (0ne with the messy hair ) would have been cut by the second barber and the other barbers hair, would have been cut by the messy hair barber.. that means the messy hair barber is a better barber

  43. majavedpk September 7, 2012 at 1:35 PM #

    1-His Son
    2-Throughing up in the Air
    3-He is nicely cutting the hairs of his fellow but his fellow is not cutting his hair properly since there is no other Barber in town.

  44. M.M Bello September 7, 2012 at 1:03 PM #

    1. His nephew
    2. He will throw the ball up a slop
    3. Sameer wants that style of hair.

  45. Waseem September 7, 2012 at 12:35 PM #

    1. Himself.
    2. Through Reverse Spinning the Ball
    3. Busy and Good Worker, the messy barber is.

  46. Zafar Malik September 7, 2012 at 12:30 PM #

    1. Spin the ball inwards .
    2. He is talking to himself.
    3. He is a busy barber he has no time to
    Get his own haircut. So he the best barber with
    messy hairs..

    Pl do let me know of the right answers.

  47. Fawad Uddin September 7, 2012 at 12:26 PM #

    1- Himself
    2- throwing in the air
    3- Sameer is himself a neatly trimmed head of hair

  48. raad September 7, 2012 at 12:07 PM #

    1- Himself
    2- Throwing upside
    3- Messy barber know how to deal with Messy hairs 🙂

  49. chandru September 7, 2012 at 11:43 AM #

    2-throwing upside
    3-messy barber ll do neat

  50. shakil September 7, 2012 at 11:18 AM #

    1-himself
    2-spinning ball inwards
    3-Messy barber cuts neat, proof being the other barber himself

    • Abdul Kareem September 8, 2012 at 3:10 PM #

      1. That is his son.
      2. He throws the ball to the air.
      3. The barber with messy hair trims the hair of other barber neatly.