Monday, June 06, 2005

Riddles

Riddles

If you have it, you want to share it. If you share it, you don't have it. What is it?


A secret.

The more you have of it, the less you see. What is it?


Darkness

What book was once owned by only the wealthy, but now everyone can have it?
You can't buy it in a bookstore or take it from a library.


A telephone book.

What gets whiter the dirtier that it gets?


A chalkboard

What happened in the middle of the twentieth century that will not happen again for 4,000 years?


The year 1961 can be read upside down and that won't happen again until 6009!

What has no beginning, end, or middle?


A doughnut.

What has to be broken before it can be used?


An egg.

What does no man want, yet no man wants to lose?


Work - Employment

How many bricks does it take to complete a building made of brick?


Only one, the last one.

What is everything to someone, and nothing to everyone else?


Your mind.

Big as a biscuit, deep as a cup, even a river can't fill it up. What is it?


A kitchen strainer.

What goes up and never comes down?


Your age.

What's the greatest worldwide use of cowhide?


To cover cows.

What's long and thin, covered in skin; red in parts, and put in tarts?


Rhubarb.

What has feet and legs, and nothing else?


Stockings

What is the moon worth?


$1, because it has 4 quarters.

What grows when it eats, but dies when it drinks?


A candle.

What stays where it is when it goes off?


An alarm clock

You heard me before, yet you hear me again. Then I die, 'til you call me again. What am I?


An echo



I never was, I 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
What am I?



I am Tomorrow





Question

The beginning of eternity
The end of time and space
The beginning of every end,
And the end of every place

Answer

The letter 'e'.

Riddle

$ THE MISSING DOLLAR RIDDLE $

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 $29, not $30 which was originally spent. Where did the other dollar go????


Answer

The 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.




Riddle

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?


Answer

I'm a Soul. Style of music: soul music.



Riddle

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?

Answer

The base word is Startling - starting - staring - string - sting - sing - sin - in - I





Riddle

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?


Answer

The woman was a photographer. She shot a picture of her husband, developed it, and hung it up to dry.





Riddle

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?



Answer

The kid filled a glass of water and held it over his head for 10 minutes.



Riddle

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?


Answer

A snake.



Riddle

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!



Answer

The paragraph doesn't contain the letter 'e'.




Riddle

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.


Answer

It's a Shadow!

There is a man standing over a dead body in a coffin, and another man walks in and asks, "Who's in the coffin?" The first man replies, "Brothers and sisters, I have none, but this man's father is my father's son." Who's in the coffin?


His son

There are 2 guards. One tells the truth and one lies. There are also 2 doors. One leads to Heaven and the other leads to the devil's playground. One guard is in front of each door. You can only ask the guards ONE question and you have to ask the same question to both guards. What you are trying to find out is which door leads to Heaven and which door leads to the devil's playground.


Ask each one "What will the other one say is the door to heaven?" They should answer the same. Go in the opposite door they say.

Two boxers are in a boxing match (regular boxing, not kick boxing). The fight is scheduled for 12 rounds but ends after 6 rounds, after one boxer knocks out the other boxer. Yet no man throws a punch. How is this possible?


They were women boxing.

A man builds a house with all 4 sides facing south. A bear walks past the house. What color is the bear?


Probably a white Polar Bear in the North Pole.

A skin have I, more eyes than one. I can be very nice when I am done. What am I?


A potato

Before Mount Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain on Earth?


Mt. Everest

Can a man legally marry his widow's sister in the state of California?


No, he's dead

Clara Clatter was born on December 27th, yet her birthday is always in the summer. How is this possible?


She lived in the southern hemisphere.

He has married many women, but has never been married. Who is he?


A preacher.

How many of each animal did Moses take on the ark?


Moses didn't build the ark, Noah did.

Q: If a plane crashed on the border of England and Scotland, where would they bury the survivors?


A: you don't bury survivors



Q: Twelve pears hanging high, twelve men passing by, each took a pear and left eleven hanging there. How can this be? How can eleven pears be left?

A: 'Each' is a man's name!



Q: If there's a frog, dead in the center of a lily pad which is right in the middle of the pond, which side would it jump to?

A: neither, the frog is dead!



Q: You're a bus driver. At the first stop 4 people get on. At the second stop 8 people on, at the third stop 2 people get off and, at the forth stop everyone got off. The question is what color are the bus driver's eyes?

A: The same as yours, you're the bus driver.



Q: What never gets any wetter, no matter how much it rains?

A: The sea!



Q: A man went outside in the pouring rain with no protection, but not a hair on his head got wet...how come?

A: He was bald.



Q: David's father has three sons : Snap, Crackle and _____ ?

A: David



Q: What has a mouth but doesn't eat, a bank with no money, a bed but doesn't sleep, and waves but has no hands?

A: a river.



Q: A cowboy rode to an inn on Friday. He stayed two nights and left on Friday. How could that be?

A: His horse was called Friday.



Q: If the red house is on the right side and if the blue house is on the left side where's the white house?

A: Washington DC

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