Brain teasers are a fun way to test your mental fitness, but every now and then there’s one puzzle that leaves a majority scratching their heads. First, we were all squinting our eyes at this viral photo trying to spot the hidden dog, and then we all tried to find the missing number in the sequence. Now, we’re all trying to figure out how we’re related to Teresa.
Riddle me this: If Teresa’s daughter is my daughter’s mother, who am I to Teresa? Seems simple at face value, right? We’ll give you a minute or two.
Still stumped? We’ll give you a hint: Think about who is asking the question. If you’re still not sure, it might help to grab a piece of paper and try to diagram this riddle.
Think you know the answer? Let’s wait a little bit longer for all the people who are pulling their hair out right now and regretting even starting this riddle. Those people are all probably cursing the day Teresa was born.
OK, ready? The answer is that you’re Teresa’s daughter. If you got that right you can give yourself a pat on the back. If you guessed incorrectly or didn’t come up with an answer at all, here’s an explanation.
Teresa’s daughter is my daughter’s mother indicates that my mother’s daughter is you, the person asking the question. Therefore, you are Teresa’s daughter and your daughter’s mother. Do you get it now?
There’s no shame if you didn’t solve it. It took us longer than we’d like to admit to get to the right answer, and no matter how many times we repeat it, we’re still not quite convinced. But now that you know who you are in relation to Teresa, you can stump your friends with this riddle and then blow their minds when you easily explain it.
h/t Reader’s Digest