This Slightly Bizarre Children’s Logic Puzzle Has Been Confusing People


There’s been a few puzzles re-surfacing on the net in recent weeks to confuse the absolute shit out of all us and this one is no different.

This latest challenge is a logic puzzle which is thought to be from an old children’s magazine, according to The Independent, and has recently gone viral online.

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The picture depicts tourists at a holiday campsite and viewers are being asked to answer a list of nine questions.

Trust me, some are much easier than others.

1. How many tourists are staying at this camp?

2. When did they arrive: today or a few days ago?

3. How did they get here?

4. How far away is the closest town?

5. Where does the wind blow from: north or south?

6. What time of day is it?

7. Where did Alex go?

8. Who was on duty yesterday?

9. What day is it today?

Scroll down for the answers.


1. There are four tourists.

You can see four spoons on the picnic blanket and there are four names on the duty list.

2. They arrived a few days ago

A spider’s web has appeared between their tent and a tree in that time.

3. They got there by boat

You can see the oars by the tree.

4. No, a village is not far

Because there’s a chicken wandering around, it suggests a village is quite nearby.

5. The wind is blowing from the south

A flag that shows the wind direction is on top of the tent. But how are you supposed to know which direction is which? Well, the branches on the southern side of trees are normally longer (that’s if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere).

6. It’s morning

Take the answer from question five to figure out east and west then work out the time based on the shadows.

7. Alex is catching butterflies

His net is behind the tent.

8. Colin was on duty yesterday

Colin is looking for something in his backpack (it’s marked with a ‘C’). Alex is catching butterflies. James is taking pictures, so that means it must be Peter on duty today, so therefore, according to the list, Colin was on duty yesterday.

9. Today is August 8th

Okay, this one’s a bit ridiculous. So Peter is on duty, according to the list, and there is a watermelon on the ground (apparently watermelons ripen in August, common knowledge, obviously).

Don’t say we didn’t warn you.