The answer to the ‘Penny has five children’ riddle is staring right at you but just what is the explanation behind this tricky teaser?

Over the course of 2020, people have had to find new ways to entertain themselves.

For many, Netflix and Disney+ have proved to be a suitable solution but for others, who want a more engaging way to fill their time, riddles and brain teasers have proven to be an ideal solution.

One of the tricker recent riddles to appear on social media has been the ‘Penny has five children’ riddle but just what is the answer to this tricky teaser?

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Riddle: Penny has five children

The ‘Penny has five children’ riddle is as follows:

  • Penny has five children.
    The first is named January.
    Second kid is February.
    Her third is called March.
    Fourth is April.
    What is the name of the fifth.

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Can you work this one out? Keep scrolling to check out our explanation.

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Asnwer: Penny has five children

The answer to this riddle is right in front of you and it’s not May.

  • The name of the fifth child is What.

That’s right, rather than following the pattern of calling her children after months of the year, Penny’s fifth child is simply called What, poor thing.

Note how the riddle (in our version) doesn’t feature a question mark after the final line to make it a touch easier to grasp.

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