Riddle: You see a boat filled with people. It has not sunk, but when you look again you don’t see a single person on the boat. Why?
It’s a tough one, but here’s a hint. The boat hasn’t sunk. That narrows it down, but it’s still a tricky one. Think carefully for a moment before moving ahead. Pay close attention to the choice of words; how can they take on a different meaning?
Still haven’t got it? Well, not to worry. We have the answer for you right down below. The answer to the “you see a boat filled with people” riddle is “all the people on the boat are married.” Get it?
Like most great riddles, this one relies on the words being able to adopt multiple meanings. It’s worded as if to suggest you cannot see any people when you look again, but actually, it suggests that you can’t see any “single” people.
Answer: All the people were married