An old man wanted to leave all of his money to one of his three sons, but he didn’t know which one he should give it to.

Hard Riddle: An old man wanted to leave all of his money to one of his three sons, but he didn’t know which one he should give it to. He gave each of them a few coins and told them to buy something that would be able to fill their living room. The first man bought straw, but there was not enough to fill the room. The second bought some sticks, but they still did not fill the room. The third man bought two things that filled the room, so he obtained his father’s fortune. What were the two things that the man bought?

 

This riddle here forces you to think hard and logically to find the answer of it. The old man gives a few coins to each of his three sons and expect them to buy something that will fill the room with it. It sounds a bit impossible and illogical isn’t it? It is not if you figure out that this thing does not have to be something tangible.

The third son buys a candle and a box of matches and when he lights the candle, the light of the candle fills the entire room. Therefore, the father gives him all his money and that is the answer of this riddle.

Answer:  The wise son bought a candle and a box of matches. After lighting the candle, the light filled the entire room.


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