Let’s get the “a man was born in 1933 and died in 1940 at the age of 75” riddle answer explained after it reemerges on social media.

Last year, many decided to spend more of their time during the lockdown on new hobbies.

Some got more into cooking, others gardening, while such pastimes as reading, exercise and watching films and TV helped keep us all entertained.

However, it’s likely that you saw lots of people posting riddles on their social media over the course of 2020, whether that be on Twitter or Facebook.

They provided a great way to give our brains a workout, and there were some newly devised riddles gaining attention, as well as some classics.

Well, the riddles continue to make the rounds in 2021, so let’s address one being shared at the moment…

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“A man was born in 1933 and died in 1940 at the age of 75”

So, here is the riddle in full:

“A man was born in 1933 and died in 1940 at the age of 75. How can this be?”

Before scrolling down to the answer, give it some thought and try to think outside of the box. Is there any way the numbers can be interpreted differently?

Still can’t think of the answer? Well, not to worry. We’ve got you covered!

Riddle answer

  • The man was born in room 1933, not the year.

So, rather than 1933 meaning the year 1993, it actually means the number of the room that he was born in.

The man would’ve been born in the 1800s.

It’s a tricky one, but now that you know the answer, it might be worth sharing the riddle to see if any of your family and friends get it right.

In the meantime, here is another riddle for you to answer: “I flew to Africa, I bought a dog, I bought a phone case, I flew back. What did I buy first?”

You can check the answer here.