|Riddle #1||Three friends check into a motel for the night and the clerk tells them the bill is $30, payable in advance. So, they each pay the clerk $10 and go to their room. A few minutes later, the clerk realizes he has made an error and overcharged the trio by $5. He asks the bellhop to return $5 to the 3 friends who had just checked in. The bellhop sees this as an opportunity to make $2 as he reasons that the three friends would have a tough time dividing $5 evenly among them; so he decides to tell them that the clerk made a mistake of only $3, giving a dollar back to each of the friends. He pockets the leftover $2 and goes home for the day! Now, each of the three friends gets a dollar back, thus they each paid $9 for the room which is a total of $27 for the night. We know the bellhop pocketed $2 and adding that to the $27, you get $30, not $30 which was originally spent. Where did the other dollar go????||+ Show Riddle AnswerThe facts in this riddle are clear: There is an initial $30 charge. It should have been $25, so $5 must be returned and accounted for. $3 is given to the 3 friends, $2 is kept by the bellhop - there you have the $5. The trick to this riddle is that the addition and subtraction are done at the wrong times to misdirect your thinking - and quite successfully for most. Each of the 3 friends did indeed pay $9, not $10, and as far as the friends are concerned, they paid $27 for the night. But we know that the clerk will tell us that they were charged only $25 and when you add the $3 returned with the $2 kept by the bellhop, you come up with $30. - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #2||A boy was at a carnival and went to a booth where a man said to the boy, "If I write your exact weight on this piece of paper then you have to give me $50, but if I cannot, I will pay you $50."
The boy looked around and saw no scale so he agrees, thinking no matter what the carny writes he'll just say he weighs more or less.
In the end the boy ended up paying the man $50. How did the man win the bet?
|+ Show Riddle AnswerThe man did exactly as he said he would and wrote "your exact weight" on the paper - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #3||I cannot be felt, seen or touched;|
Yet I can be found in everybody;
My existence is always in debate;
Yet I have my own style of music.
What Am I?
|+ Show Riddle AnswerI'm a Soul. - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #4||There is a common English word that is nine letters long. Each time you remove a letter from it, it still remains an English word - from nine letters right down to a single letter. What is the original word, and what are the words that it becomes after removing one letter at a time?||+ Show Riddle AnswerThe base word is Startling - starting - staring - string - sting - sing - sin - in - I - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #5||A woman shoots her husband.|
Then she holds him under water for over 5 minutes.
Finally, she hangs him.
But 5 minutes later they both go out together and enjoy a wonderful dinner together.
How can this be?
|+ Show Riddle AnswerThe woman was a photographer. She shot a picture of her husband, developed it, and hung it up to dry. - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #6||A magician was boasting one day at how long he could hold his breath under water. His record was 6 minutes. A kid that was listening said, "that's nothing, I can stay under water for 10 minutes using no types of equipment or air pockets!" The magician told the kid if he could do that, he'd give him $10,000. The kid did it and won the money. Can you figure out how?||+ Show Riddle AnswerThe kid filled a glass of water and held it over his head for 10 minutes. - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #7||What animal keeps the best time?||+ Show Riddle AnswerA Watchdog - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #8||Why should you always carry a watch when crossing a desert?||+ Show Riddle AnswerIt has a spring in it - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #9||I am the center of gravity, hold a capital situation in Vienna, and as I am foremost in every victory, am allowed by all to be invaluable. Though I am invisible, I am clearly seen in the midst of a river. I could name three who are in love with me and have three associates in vice. It is vain that you seek me for I have long been in heaven yet even now lie embalmed in the grave. What am I?||+ Show Riddle AnswerThe letter V - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #10||Scientists have proven that cats have more hair on one side then their other side. Some people believe that this is because when cats lay on their side they need insulation from the cold on the floor or ground. Which side of a cat has more hair?||+ Show Riddle AnswerWell Duh! The outside of the Cat of course! - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #11||I can sizzle like bacon,|
I am made with an egg,
I have plenty of backbone, but lack a good leg,
I peel layers like onions, but still remain whole,
I can be long, like a flagpole, yet fit in a hole,
What am I?
|+ Show Riddle AnswerA snake. - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #12||This is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it? It looks so plain you would think nothing was wrong with it! In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is unusual though. Study it, and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit, you might find out! Try to do so without any coaching!||+ Show Riddle AnswerThe sentence doesn't contain the letter 'e'. - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #13||Only one color, but not one size,|
Stuck at the bottom, yet easily flies.
Present in sun, but not in rain,
Doing no harm, and feeling no pain.
What is it.
|+ Show Riddle AnswerIt's a Shadow! - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #14||There is a barrel with no lid and some wine in it. "This barrel of wine is more than half full," said Curly. "No it's not," says Mo. "It's less than half full."
Without any measuring implements and without removing any wine from the barrel, how can they easily determine who is correct?
|+ Show Riddle AnswerTilt the barrel until the wine barely touches the lip of the barrel. If the bottom of the barrel is visible then it is less than half full. If the barrel bottom is still completly coverd by the wine, then it is more than half full. - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #15||The word 'FACETIOUSLY' contains the six vowels, A-E-I-O-U and Y, in their alphabetical order. Can you find another English word that does the same?||+ Show Riddle AnswerThe word is abstemiously. There may be others. - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #16||You are in a room that is completly bricked in on all four sides, including the cieling and floor. You have nothing but a mirror,a saw, and a wooden table in the room with you. How do you get out?||+ Show Riddle AnswerYou look in the mirror you see what you saw, you take the saw and you cut the table in half, two halfs make a whole, and you climb out the hole. :) - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #17||I am slim and tall,|
Many find me desirable and appealing.
They touch me and I give a false good feeling.
Once I shine in splendor,
But only once and then no more.
For many I am "to die for".
What am I?
|+ Show Riddle AnswerA Cigarette - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #18||James ordered a fishing rod, priced at $3.56. Unfortunately, James is an Eskimo who lives in a very remote part of Greenland and the import rules there forbid any package longer than 4 feet to be imported. The fishing rod was 4 feet and 1 inch, just a little too long, so how can the fishing rod be mailed to James without breaking the rules? Ideally James would like the fishing rod to arrive in one piece!||+ Show Riddle AnswerInsert the fishing rod into a box which measures 4 feet on all sides, the fishing rod will fit within the diagonal of the box with room to spare. - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #19||What is it that when you take away the whole, you still have some left over?||+ Show Riddle AnswerWholesome - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #20||I know a word of letters three, add two and fewer there will be?||+ Show Riddle AnswerThe word "few". Add "er" and it becomes fewer. - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #21||The ages of a father and son add up to 66. The father's age is the son's age reversed.|
How old could they be? (3 possible solutions).
|+ Show Riddle Answer51 and 15. 42 and 24. 60 and 06. - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #22||I am the owner of a pet store. If I put in one canary per cage, I have one bird too many. If I put in two canaries per cage, I have one cage too many. How many cages and canaries do I have?||+ Show Riddle AnswerI have 3 cages and 4 canaries - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #23||After teaching his class all about roman numerals (X = 10, IX=9 and so on) the teacher asked his class to draw a single continuous line and turn IX into 6. The only stipulation the teacher made was that the pen could not be lifted from the paper until the line was complete.||+ Show Riddle AnswerDraw an S in front of the IX and it spells SIX. No one said the line had to be straight :) - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #24||How can you clasp someone's hands together in such a manner that they cannot leave the room without unclasping them?||+ Show Riddle AnswerPut their hands around a stationary object in the room, which will keep them from leaving the room unless they open their hands. - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #25||Two convicts are locked in a cell. There is an unbarred window high up in the cell. No matter if they stand on the bed or one on top of the other they can't reach the window to escape. They then decide to tunnel out. However, they give up with the tunneling because it will take too long. Finally one of the convicts figures out how to escape from the cell. What is his plan?||+ Show Riddle AnswerHis plan is to dig the tunnel and pile up the dirt to climb up to the window to escape. - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #26||No legs have I to dance,|
No lungs have I to breathe,
No life have I to live or die
And yet I do all three.
What am I?
|+ Show Riddle AnswerI am Fire. - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #27||What tree is most warmly clad?||+ Show Riddle AnswerA Fir Tree - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #28||What is the longest word in the dictionary?||+ Show Riddle AnswerSmiles (there is a mile between the two S's) - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #29||What insect does a blacksmith manufacture?||+ Show Riddle AnswerHe makes the firefly. - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #30||What is the noblest musical instrument?||+ Show Riddle AnswerAn upright piano. - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #31||What kind of cheese is made backwards?||+ Show Riddle AnswerEDAM cheese (made backwards is edam) - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #32||On a fine sunny day a ship was in the harbor. All of a sudden the ship began to sink. There was no storm and nothing wrong with the ship yet it sank right in front of the spectators eyes.|
What caused the ship to sink?
|+ Show Riddle AnswerThe "Submarine" Captain ordered the crew to dive. - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #33||A man was found murdered on Sunday morning. His wife immediately called the police. The police questioned the wife and staff and got these alibis:|
The Wife said she was sleeping.
The Cook was cooking breakfast.
The Gardener was picking vegetables.
The Maid was getting the mail.
The Butler was cleaning the closet.The police instantly arrested the murdered. Who did it and how did they know?
|+ Show Riddle AnswerIt was the Maid. She said she was getting the mail. There is no mail on Sunday! (next day air and email doesn't count) - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #34||I'm a word that's hardly there.|
Take away my start, and I'm an herbal flair.
What am I?
|+ Show Riddle AnswerSparsley (No S = Parsley) - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #35||I come in different shapes and sizes. Part of me are curves, others are straight. You can put me anywhere you like, but there is only one right place for me.|
What am I?
|+ Show Riddle AnswerA Jigsaw Puzzle Piece. - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #36||An old man wanted to leave all of his money to one of his three sons, but he didn't know which one he should give it to. He gave each of them a few coins and told them to buy something that would be able to fill their living room. The first man bought straw, but there was not enough to fill the room. The second bought some sticks, but they still did not fill the room. The third man bought two things that filled the room, so he obtained his father's fortune. What were the two things that the man bought?||+ Show Riddle AnswerThe wise son bought a candle and a box of matches. After lighting the candle, the light filled the entire room. - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #37||Sergi and Sally where sitting in their family room one night. While Sergi was watching T.V his wife Sally was reading. All of a sudden the power went out and Sergi decided to go to bed, but Sally kept on reading. With no use of artificial light, Sally kept on reading. How?||+ Show Riddle AnswerSally was blind... she was reading a book by Braille. - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #38||A doctor and a bus driver are both in love with the same woman, an attractive girl named Sarah. The bus driver had to go on a long bustrip that would last a week. Before he left, he gave Sarah seven apples. Why?||+ Show Riddle AnswerAn Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away! - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #39||With pointed fangs it sits in wait,|
With piercing force its doles out fate,
Over bloodless victims proclaiming its might,
Eternally joining in a single bite.
What am I?
|+ Show Riddle AnswerA Stapler - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #40||You are on an island in the middle of a lake. The lake is in a remote part of the country and there has never been a bridge connecting the island to the mainland.
Every day a tractor and wagon gives hay rides around the island. Puzzled as to how the tractor had gotten onto the island, you ask around and find out that the tractor was not transported to the island by boat or by air. Nor was it built on the island.
Explain how the tractor got there?
|+ Show Riddle AnswerIt was driven over in winter when the lake was frozen. - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #41||I never was, am always to be,|
No one ever saw me, nor ever will
And yet I am the confidence of all
To live and breathe on this terrestrial ball
|+ Show Riddle AnswerI am Tomorrow - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #42||The beginning of eternity|
The end of time and space
The beginning of every end,
And the end of every place
|+ Show Riddle AnswerThe letter 'e'. - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #43||There was a green house.|
Inside the green house there was a white house
Inside the white house there was a red house.
Inside the red house there were lots of babies
|+ Show Riddle AnswerA watermelon. - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #45||What 7 letter word becomes longer when the third letter is removed?||+ Show Riddle AnswerLounger - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #46||The following sentence is false. The preceding sentence is true. Are these sentences true or false?||+ Show Riddle AnswerNeither, it's a paradox. If the first is true, then the second must be false, which makes the first false - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #47||If you have three oranges and you take away two, how many will you have?||+ Show Riddle AnswerTwo. You took TWO - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #48||What common English word will describe a person or thing as not being found in any place and yet with no changes other than a space between syllables, will correctly describe that person or thing as being actually present at this very moment?||+ Show Riddle AnswerThe word is "NOWHERE". When a space is placed between the 'w' and 'h', you get the words "NOW HERE". - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #49||Some cogs are tigs.|
All tigs are bons.
Some bons are pabs.
Some pabs are tigs.
Therefore, cogs are definitely pabs.--- TRUE or FALSE?
|+ Show Riddle AnswerFalse. Some cogs may be pabs, but not definitely all of them. - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #50||A man went on a trip with a fox, a goose and a sack of corn. He came upon a stream which he had to cross and found a tiny boat to use to cross the stream. He could only take himself and one other - the fox, the goose, or the corn - at a time. He could not leave the fox alone with the goose or the goose alone with the corn. How does he get all safely over the stream?||+ Show Riddle AnswerTake the goose over first and come back. Then take the fox over and bring the goose back. Now take the corn over and come back alone to get the goose. Take the goose over and the job is done! - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #51||My first is a number, my second another,|
And each, I assure you, wil rhyme with the other.
My first you will find is one-fifth of my second,
And trly my whole a long period reckoned.
Yet my first and my seond(nay, think not I cozen),
When added together will make but two dozen.How many am I?
|+ Show Riddle Answerfour score - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #52||A hiker comes to a fork in the road and doesn't know which way to go to reach his destination. There are two men at the fork, one of whom always tells the truth while the other always lies. The hiker doesn't know which is which, though. He may ask one of the men only one question to find his way. Which man does he ask, and what is the question?||+ Show Riddle AnswerEither man should be asked the following question: "If I were to ask you if this is the way I should go, would you say yes?" While asking the question, the hiker should be pointing at either of the directions going from the fork. - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #53||Mr. Grumper grumbles about bad time-keeping trains like everybody else. On one particular morning he was justified, though. The train left on time for the one hour journey and it arrived 5 minutes late. However, Mr. Grumper's watch showed it to be 3 minutes early, so he adjusted his watch by putting it forward 3 minutes. His watch kept time during the day, and on the return journey in the evening the train started on time, according to his watch, and arrived on time, according to the station clock. If the train traveled 25 percent faster on the return journey than it did on the morning journey, was the station clock fast or slow, and by how much||+ Show Riddle AnswerThe station clock is 3 minutes fast. The morning journey took 65 minutes, and the evening journey therefore took 52 minutes, and the train arrived 57 minutes after it should have left, that is, 3 minutes early. - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #54||Two grandmothers, with their two granddaughters;|
Two husbands, with their two wives;
Two fathers, with their two daughters;
Two mothers, with their two sons;
Two maidens, with their two mothers;
Two sisters, with their two brothers;
Yet only six in all lie buried here;
All born legitimate, from incest clear
|+ Show Riddle AnswerTwo widows each had a son, and each widow married the son of the other and then each had a daughter - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #55||Four jolly men sat down to play,|
And played all night till break of day.
They played for cash and not for fun,
With a separate score for every one.
When it came time to square accounts,
they all had made quite fair amounts.
Now, not one has lost and all have gained -
Tell me now, this can you explain?
|+ Show Riddle AnswerThe four jolly men are members of an orchestra hired to play at a dance. - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #56||Four members of a band are walking to a night concert. They decide to take a shortcut, but must cross a bridge. Luckily they have one flashlight. Because of the varying size of their instruments, it takes each member a different amount of time to cross the bridge - it takes the first person one minute, the second person two minutes, the third person five minutes and the fourth person ten minutes. They must cross the bridge in pairs, travelling at the slower speed so if the one minute person went with the ten minute person, it would take a total of ten minutes. Since there is only one flashlight, one person must come back across the bridge, then another pair can cross. They only have 17 minutes to cross the bridge and still get to the concert on time. What order should they cross to get everyone across and get to the concert?||+ Show Riddle AnswerFirst, the one minute person and the two minute person must cross the bridge, for a total of two minutes. Then the one minute person should come back with flashlight - total of three minutes. The five minute person and the ten minute person cross together next, making the total thirteen minutes. Now the two minute person goes back and (total now fifteen minutes) and gets the one minute person and they cross together bringing the total to seventeen minutes. - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #57||Suppose you want to send in the mail a valuable object to a friend. You have a box which is big enough to hold the object. The box has a locking ring which is large enough to have a lock attached and you have several locks with keys. However, your friend does not have the key to any lock that you have. You cannot send the key in an unlocked box since it may be stolen or copied. How do you send the valuable object, locked, to your friend - so it may be opened by your friend?||+ Show Riddle AnswerSend the box with a lock attached and locked. Your friend attaches his or her own lock and sends the box back to you. You remove your lock and send it back to your friend. Your friend may then remove the lock she or he put on and open the box. - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #58||You are standing in front of a room with one lightbulb inside of it. You cannot see if it is on or off. Outside the room there are 3 switches in the off positions. You may turn the switches any way you want to. You stop turning the switches, enter the room and know which switch controls the lightbulb. How?||+ Show Riddle AnswerYou turn 2 switches "on" and leave 1 switch "off" and wait about a minute. Then enter the room, but just before you enter, turn one switch from "on" to "off". Once in the room, feel the lightbulb - if it is warm, but off, it has to be the last switch you turned off. If it is on, it has to be the switch left on. If it is cold and is off, it has to be the switch you left in the off position. - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #59||An old fashioned bike wheel has 21 spokes. How many spaces are between the spokes - 20, 21, or 22?||+ Show Riddle Answer21 - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #60||A petshop owner had a parrot with a sign on its cage that said "Parrot repeats everything it hears". Davey bought the parrot and for two weeks he spoke to it and it didn't say a word. He returned the parrot but the shopkeeper said he never lied about the parrot. How can this be?||+ Show Riddle AnswerThe parrot was deaf. - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #61||Why can't Kevin Laroche, who is now living in Canada, not be buried in the USA?||+ Show Riddle AnswerBecause he is still alive! - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #62||A large truck is crossing a bridge 1 mile long. The bridge can only hold 14000 lbs, which is the exact weight of the truck. The truck makes it half way across the bridge and stops. A bird lands on the truck. Does the bridge collapse? Give a reason.||+ Show Riddle AnswerNo it does not collapse. Because it has driven a half mile - you would subtract the gas used from the total weight of the truck. - Hide Riddle Answer|
|Riddle #63||I'm sometimes white,|
Although sometimes I'm black.
I take you there,
But never bring you back. What am I?
|+ Show Riddle AnswerI'm a Hearse. - Hide Riddle Answer|
I am a three digit number.
Of no use to one Yet absolute bliss to two. The small boy gets it for nothing. The young man has to lie for it. The old man has to buy it. The baby's right The lover's privilege The hypocrite's mask. To the young girl faith; To the married woman hope; To the old maid charity.
This thing all things devours:
+ Show Riddle AnswerNumber 194. - Hide Riddle Answer
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