This cow and chicken riddle will leave you stumped

Kristine Tarbert
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

If you thought Yanny vs Laurel was causing confusion, this latest riddle will definitely leave you scratching your head.

It’s another audio-based doozy that is leaving people completely stumped.

And it’s all to do with the way you say it.

“There are 50 cows and 28 chickens. How many didn’t?”

Sorry what?

Yes, that’s the riddle.

And if you’ve got no idea, don’t worry. You’re not alone.

The first thing you’ll notice is that the sentence itself doesn’t make sense. The trick to solving this one, is not to look at the words, but read them.

This one’s a doozy. Photo: Getty

And once you’ve figured out that it’s all a play on words you’ll realise the sentence should actually read like this.

“There are 50 cows, and 20 ate chickens. How many didn’t?”

Now that makes more sense.

Making the answer 30 – because of the 50 cows, 20 didn’t eat a chicken.

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