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# Daily Riddle: An Old Man Dies & Leaves behind Two Sons

Mar 11, 2021
05:50 P.M.

Two brothers were perplexed with their late father's will and decided to seek counsel from a wise old man to settle the inheritance issue.

Riddle 1: One day, a wealthy old man quietly passed away in his sleep and left his two sons battling his estate. Luckily, their father left a will, and written on it is an order for his boys to race with their horses.

According to their father, the son with the slower horse should receive his inheritance. Confused, the brothers got on their horse and race as per their dad's request.

A white horse roaming around freely on a patch of land. | Source: Shutterstock

However, things didn't go as planned since both boys were holding their horses back and trying to be the slowest, as they both wanted to get the inheritance.

After several discussions and arguments and no possible way of amicably settling the inheritance issues, they decided to seek advice from a wise old man in a remote village.

After their trip to the elder, the brothers raced once again, but this time tried to go full speed on their horses. What did the wise old man tell the pair?

Answer: He recommended the switch horses. That way, whoever wins the race, wins the inheritance as they technically own the slower losing horse.

Jockey Filip Minarik riding Nero at the Takamatsunomiya Kinen (G1 1200m) at Chukyo Racecourse on March 25, 2018 in Toyoake, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. | Source: Getty Images

Riddle 2: They are all tiny little creatures, and all with different features. One of them in glass is set, and another you'll find in a jet. Another you might see in tin, and the next is boxed within. If the fifth you choose to pursue, it will never fly from you. What are they?

Answer: The vowels a, e, i, o, u.

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