Can You Solve This Riddle Written By Einstein?
TED-Ed wants to exercise your brain with their riddle videos. These creative YouTube uploads pair fun cartoons with complicated brain teasers that might have you scratching your head for a solution.
They provide a pause after the riddle is read to give the viewer time to stop the video and ponder the correct answer. It’s not a race against time, but it still somehow feels like a mind-boggling SAT question.
If you can’t solve the riddle, you aren’t alone. This is one of the rare videos on YouTube where some of the comments can make you feel a bit better. “I spent about an hour trying to figure it out, AND I STILL DON’T GET IT. THIS IS WHY I SUCK AT LIFE . EINSTEIN WOULD NOT BE PROUD,” YouTube user Hana TheRisingPhoenix confessed. While Esme Dodd became more philosophical than logical writing,”I’m so confused?… What is life…”
When it comes to considering whether or not Einstein actually wrote this riddle, TED-Ed says he most likely did not. But the logic and problem solving are certainly a nod to Einstein’s thinking, so the lore shall remain.