Travel games! Some of our most popular fun travel riddles for people who love to travel are: “How do you balance an egg on a pole?” and “What can travel around the world while staying in a corner?”
What Can Travel Around The World While Staying In A Corner?
It may seem impossible to answer, there are two contradictory sentences in one statement.
Everything moves relative to something else. One medium is moving and another is stationary. In ‘what can travel around the world while staying in a corner’, there is no mention of the stationary medium. This makes the riddle difficult to solve. This riddle might look twisted but there is a quick answer to it. And the correct answer to this riddle is a postage stamp.
The Postage Stamp Riddle Explained
Travel is about experiencing the world together. For many people, this experience is priceless. Riddles like this brings some fun moments with your travel mates.
Everything moves in comparison to something stationary, i.e; relative motion.
When a thing is said to be moving and stationary at the same time, it depends on what the thing is relative to. Moving compared to what?
When you are sitting in your room, you might think you are at stationary and not moving at all. But consider the earth’s rotation. Your house is rotating at the speed of 1,000 miles per hour, making you move relatively. Also the earth revolves the sun. Which estimates that you are moving at 67,000 miles per hour, everyday. Remember that next time someone tells you to hurry up!
Similarly, a postage stamp is stationary with respect to the corner of the envelope. Thus it is said, “while staying in a corner.” When the stamp is glued, it cannot move from that corner.
But an international postage stamp gives a parcel the permission to travel all around the world. The stamp also travels the world along with the parcel. Hence, “travel around the world”.
The stamp is stationary with respect to its position on the parcel but moving with respect to the position of the parcel in the world.
This common riddle also comes in a few different forms:
- I sit in the corner while traveling around the world
- What travels the world but stays in one spot?
- I always stay in my corner, but I travel around the world. who am I?
- I can travel the world without leaving my corner, what am I?
- What can travel around the world while staying in a corner?
- What stays in the corner and travels the world?
- I stay in the corner but travel around the world
- It goes around the world but stays in a corner
And the right answer is:
A postage stamp!
The answer is a river. A river can run but not walk. It also has a mouth but never talks and has a bed, i.e.; riverbed but never sleeps.
A clock. It has the hour and minute hands but cannot clap.
A Deck of cards
What has four fingers and a thumb?
The answer is an envelope. It starts with E and has only one letter in it.
The letter “M”.
Harmonium or Piano.
Your legs has a bottom, i.e.; the foot but it does not has a top.
I am a postage stamp!
It is a coffin. It is made for the dead. So, the person who makes or buys it, does not have any use of it. Also the dead person cannot see or feel his own coffin.
A postage stamp.
A chair, table or bench.