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Classic Riddles

 

1. What is the biggest building in the world?

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2. What is as big as an elephant but doesn't weigh anything?

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3.What has a big mouth but doesn't say a word?

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4.What is the longest word in the English language?

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5. What is the shortest month?

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6. What is the greatest invention in the world?

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7. What is the loudest sport?

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8. What is the hardest thing about learning to roller skate?

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9. Who is bigger, Mrs. Bigger or her baby?

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10.What cake is as hard as a rock?

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11. Not a single parent objected when the teacher spanked every child in the class. Why?

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12. Thirty people died in a plane crash, but not a single survivor was buried. Why?

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13. A cowboy rode into town on Friday, stayed 2 days, then rode out of town on Friday. How did he do that?

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14. 96 is not 69 upside down. Explain.

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15. A person living in New York can't be buried in Pennsylvania. Why?

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16. A prowler was able to see right through the brick wall of a house. How?

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17. All of Jenn's pets are dogs except one, and all of her pets are cats except one. How many cats and dogs does Jenn have?

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18. What musical note cannot vote?

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19. What is the reddest side of an apple?

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20. Where does Friday come before Thursday?

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Paradox Riddles

 

1. What is lengthened by being cut at both ends?

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2. What can be felt, yet has neither length, breadth, nor thickness?

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3. The more you take away from it the larger it becomes; the more you add to it, the smaller it becomes.

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4. What always remains down even when it flies up in the air?

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5. What is it that you cannot hold even ten minute, even though it is lighter than a feather

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6. What always weighs the same, whether larger or smaller?

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7. What is it that no one wishes to have yet no one wishes to lose?

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8. What does a woman look for while hoping not to find it?

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9. What is it that you find here, but you never have, yet often give up?

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10. How might you be completely sleepless for 7 days and still not lack any rest?

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11. What are drunk but never intoxicated?

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12. As long as I eat, I live. When I drink, I die

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13. What is it that is put on the table, cut, and passed, but never eaten?

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14. When does a man cease to be a man?

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15. When is a man two men?

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16. When is a woman not a woman?

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17. What is it that every child spends much time making, yet no one can ever see it when it is made?

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18. What is broken without being hit or dropped?

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19. What stays hot longest in the refrigerator?

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20. What lives in winter, dies in summer, and grows with its root upward?

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Number Riddles

 

1. From nineteen take one and leave twenty.

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2. Prove that two thirds of 6 is 9.

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3. If a man should give one son fifteen cents and another ten cents, what time would it be?

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4. If a ton of coal cost $6.50, what will a cord of firewood come to?

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5. If butter is 50 cents a pound in Chicago, what are windowpanes in Detroit?

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6. What is the difference between a new five cent piece and an old fashioned quarter?

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7. Which is better, an old five-dollar bill or a new one?

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8. A brick weighs a pound and half a brick. How many pounds do two bricks weigh?

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9. How many people do you think need to be in a room before there is a fifty/fifty chance that two of them will have the same birthday?

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10. What digits do you get if you use a calculator to divide 100 by 81?

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11. Which American has had the largest number of children?

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12. What is as large as a barn, yet completely weightless?

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13. What is the largest fly swatter?

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14.What is the distance between a stupid person's ears?

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15. What dog is 100 years old?

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16. Why is the longest human nose on record only 11 inches long?

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17. What fish has the lowest voice?

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18. What kind of house weighs the least?

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19. Where can you find the largest diamond in the world?

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20. How did the 800 pound man feel when he lost 250 pounds?

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Ridiculous Riddles

 

1. What is the best way to get fat?

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2. What kind of doctor would a duck become?

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3. Why is the dentist so unhappy while at work?

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4. What is the best thing to take when you are run down?

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5. Why does your sense of touch suffer when you are ill?

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6. Why does a bald-headed man have no use for keys?

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7. Why do women not become bald as soon as men?

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8. What has fifty heads but can't think?

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9. What has 4 legs, a back, but no body?

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10. If a young boy should lose his knee, where would he go for another?

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11. What did the big toe say to the little toe?

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12. How can a man have 4 hands?

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13. What is most useful when it is used up?

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14. What is the biggest jewel in the world?

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15. How do you keep food on an empty stomach?

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16. What is the worst kind of fare for men to live on?

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17. What is the best key to a good dinner?

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18. In what country were the first doughnuts fried?

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19. Why did the jelly roll?

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20. Why is a promise like an egg?

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Word Riddles

 

 

1. What asks no questions but gets lots of answers?

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2. Ask a question that must be answered "YES".

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3. Ask a question that cannot be answered "yes".

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4. What is the best eavesdropper?

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5. What is a good name for a wig?

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6.What is the best name for the wife of a gambler?

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7. What is the best name for the wife of a lawyer?

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8. What instrument is bound to make false notes?

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9. What is the coldest place in the theatre?

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10. What food is absolutely no good until it's cracked?

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11. This is something that will tickle you.

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12. What is the surest way to double your dollar?

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13. What is the easiest thing to part with?

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14. This man is always wiring for money. Who is he?

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15. What herb cures all ills?

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16. What professional man generally works with a will?

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17. What smells the most in drugstores?

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18. Pull it, it's a cane; push it, it's a tent.

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19. There is a six letter word of which La is the middle, is the beginning, and the ending. What is the word?

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20. What is the difference between here and there?

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Letter Riddles

 

1.Spell indian tent with 2 letters

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2. How many Peas are there in a pint?

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3.How much is 5Q and 5Q?

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You're welcome!

4. Can you spell soft and slow with 2 letters?

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5. Can you spell a composition with two letters?

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6. How can you spell rot with 2 letters?

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7. What girl's name is like a letter?

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8.Can you spell very happy with 3 letters?

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9. What did the kid say when he opened his piggy bank and found nothing?

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10.What Roman numeral can climb a wall?

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Animal Riddles

1. What kind of dog can jump as high as the tallest building in the world?

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2. What kind of horse like to be ridden at night?

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3. why are cards like wolves?

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4. What do you call nervous insects?

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5. What is a foreign ant?

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6. Why are spiders like tops?

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7.What advice can you give a fish so he can avoid being caught?

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8.What animal talk a lot?

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9. How do you know that bees are happy?

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10. What did the porcupine say to the cactus?

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11. What is the best way to catch a squirrel?

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12. What dog never barks no matter what you do to him?

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13. Who was the first to have a mobile home?

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14. What is a dog catcher?

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15. What do people in England call little black cats?

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16. Why do lions eat raw meat?

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17.What do pelicans eat?

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18. Why does a chcken lay an egg?

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19. What is worse than a giraffe with a sore throat?

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20. Why should a turtle be pitied?

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Kids Riddles

1. What happens when you throw a green rock in the Red Sea?

2. Why shouldn't you tell a secret to a pig?

3. Where do frogs sit?

4. How can you tell twin witches apart?

What weighs more: a pound of feathers or a pound of lead?

6. Why did the nutty kid throw butter out the window?

7. What can you break without touching it?

8. Why do people always say to you, "A penny for your thoughts"?

9. What insect gets A's in English?

10. What kind of bath can you take without water?

11. What time is spelled the same backward or forward?

12. What do you bet if you cross an insect and a rabbit?

13.If a fifty cent piece and a quarter were on top of the Empire State Building, which would jump off first?

14. What did the fly say to the flypaper?

15. What ten letter word starts with g-a-s?

16. If you want to get rich,why should you keep your mouth shut?

17. What is drawn by everyone without a pen or pencil?

18. What goes around a yard but doesn't move?

19. Why does a mother carry her baby?

20. What is a calf called after it is six months old?

21. What asks no questions but demands an answer?

22.What kind of apple has a short temper?

23. What goes up and down but doesn't move?

24. How did the man feel when he got a big bill from the electric company?

25. What is the best day to go to the beach?

 

 

 

 

 

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Daily Thinking Riddles

GROUP 12 DAILY THINKING RIDDLES and SOLUTIONS

 

MONDAY

You're in a rowboat floating in a tank of water.  There's a big rock in the boat and you decide to drop the rock into the water. The rock sinks to the bottom of the tank. Does the level of the water in the tank go up, down, or stay the same? 

 

The rock is denser than water because it sinks.  Therefore, it displaces less water than it did before, so the level in the tank goes down. 

TUESDAY

A rectangular birthday cake has a single rectangular slice missing, and you want to divide what's left equally between you and a friend, with a single straight cut.   How should you do this?

 

Cut the cake on a line connecting the center of the cake and the center of the missing slice. 

 

WEDNESDAY

You are sealed in a steel room. The walls, ceiling and floor are 6 feet thick. There are no doors, windows, or other openings. The only items that are in the room with you are a mirror and a table. How do you get out?
Warning: This is a riddle to which there is no "logical solution"!

 

Look in the mirror. See what you SAW. Use the SAW to cut the table into two halves. Two halves make a WHOLE. Crawl through the WHOLE (hole) to escape.

THURSDAY

You are given a five quart jug and a three quart jug. You are sent to a lake and told to come back with exactly one gallon of water.  How do you come up with exactly a gallon of water?

 

Fill the three quart jug exactly to the brim, and pour it into the empty five quart vessel.  Now refill the three quart jug, and carefully pour as much as will fit into the five quart jug.  Exactly one quart remains in the three quart jug.  Now dump out the larger jug, and pour the exact quart into it.  Fill the three quart jug a final time, and add it to the quart in the larger container.  That makes four quarts - one gallon of water!

 

FRIDAY

A man gets on his horse, on Wednesday, and rides from Virginia to California and back to Virginia on the same Wednesday. How is that possible?

 

The horse is named Wednesday.

 

GROUP 13 RIDDLES AND SOLUTIONS

MONDAY

Explain this: A man in New York married 52 women. None of them died and he was never divorced, yet he was one of the most respected men in New York.

The man is a minister.

TUESDAY

What is unique about this number? 859172

Digits from left to right are arranged alphabetically.

WEDNESDAY

What are the next 2 letters of the sequence given below..

A E F H I K L M ? ?

N and T . The series consists of characters that are not curved anywhere.

THURSDAY

Why can't you take a picture of a shepherd with his sheep?

Because sheep don't take pictures.

FRIDAY

Why are 1999 dollars worth more than 1998 dollars?

Because 1,999 is more than 1,998!!

 

GROUP 14 RIDDLES AND SOLUTIONS:

MONDAY

A truck driver went three blocks the wrong way down a one-way street without breaking the law. How can this be?

He was walking.

TUESDAY

How can you throw a ball and make it stop and come back to you without it touching anything or having anything attached to it?

He tossed the ball straight up into the air.

WEDNESDAY

A man drove all the way across the United States without knowing he had a flat tire. Explain.

The spare tire was flat.

THURSDAY

A dog trotted all the way across a lake without sinking into the lake. How did he do this?

The lake was frozen.

FRIDAY

Mary's mother, Mrs. Smith, had exactly four children. The oldest, a boy, she named North. The next oldest, a girl, she named South. The third, a boy, she named East. The youngest child was another girl. What was her name?

Mary( whose mother Mrs. Smith has exactly four children).

 

GROUP 15 RIDDLES AND SOLUTIONS:

Monday

Can you name ten body parts of three letters each?

lip eye ear arm hip

leg toe rib gum gut

Tuesday

8 men wanted separate rooms in a hotel but there were only 7 rooms available. The clerk said he could handle it and proceeded to assign the men to the rooms. How does he do it?

He put 2 men in the 1st room, the third man in the 2nd room, the fourth man in the 3rd room, the fifth man in the 4th room, the sixth man in the 5th room, and the seventh man in the 6th room. He now took one of the men out of the 1st room and placed him in the last, the 7th room. So he managed to put 8 men in 7 rooms with each one having a separate room. Did he really?

Wednesday

ADD the following: a baker's dozen, the number of the Boeing superjet, baseball's "stretch" inning, the number saved by a stitch in time, what a golfer yells before hitting a long shot.
To that total,SUBTRACT the number of blackbirds baked in a pie, and the number of miles driven in the Indianapolis Memorial Race.
Now,DIVIDE by the number of birds in the hand that one in the bush is worth.
What do you get?

Your answer should be 128.

Thursday

What year in this century is the same when its number is turned upside down?

1961

Friday

If you turn a right handed glove inside out, will it be still be a right handed glove or will it now be a left handed one?

It will now be a left handed glove.

 

 

GROUP 16 DAILY RIDDLES AND SOLUTIONS:

MONDAY

If you break me, I'll stop working; if you can touch me, my work is done. If you lose me, you must find me with a ring soon after. What am I?

I am an alarm clock.

TUESDAY

I am as light as a feather, yet no man can hold me for long.

Your breath

WEDNESDAY

Feed me and I live, yet give me a drink and I die.

fire

THURSDAY

We are very little creatures; all of us have different features. One of
us in glass is set; one of us you'll find in a jet. Another you may see
in tin, and a fourth boxed within. If the fifth you should persue, it
can never fly from you. What are we?

The vowels - a,e, i, o, and u

FRIDAY

If a hen and a half
lay an egg and a half
in a day and a half -
how many eggs can a hen lay in three days?

To understand this, you must disregard the half hen. It still takes the
single hen a day and a half to lay an egg. Therefore in 3 days ( a day and a half plus a day and a half), the hen will lay 2 eggs.

 

GROUP 17 RIDDLES AND SOLUTIONS:

MONDAY

A soldier has been captured by the enemy and is sentenced to die. His captors say to him, " If you tell a lie, you will be shot. If you tell the truth, you will be hanged." How can the man save himself?

He said, "You will shoot me." If they shoot him, then he told the truth and should have been hung. If they hang him, he told a lie and should have been shot. With no other choice, they let him go

TUESDAY

Homonyms are words which sound the same, but are spelled differently and have different meanings. What pair of homonyms in the English language have the exact opposite meaning which means they are also antonyms.

raise and raze
To explain, raise may mean to construct a building. Raze means to destroy a structure.

WEDNESDAY

I travel high and low....scale to the heights and then again travel back down. By reading the lines, I can be found. If you read between the lines, here you'll also find me around. Being familiar with the alphabet will help you to see that without me a lot of the world would be without sound. What am I?

musical notes

THURSDAY

A man is pushing his car. He stops in front of a hotel and immediately knows he is bankrupt. How did he know?

He is playing monopoly and he stops on a property he doesn't own with a hotel. At this point he knows that to pay the "rent" he will be bankrupt.

FRIDAY

There are 50 books on a bookshelf. Each book is two inches thick. How far
is it from page one of Volume 1 to the last page of Volume 50?

96 inches

 

GROUP 18

MONDAY

What number comes next in this sequence:
7 8 5 5 3 4 4 ?

6- the number of letters in the month august; (January has 7 letters, Feb has 8 etc.)

TUESDAY

What occurs twice in a lifetime, but once in every year; twice in a week but never in a day?

The letter 'e'

WEDNESDAY

Which is greater, the number of grooves on one side of a vinyl record (if you can remember them!) or the number of days in the year?

Days in a year; there is only one groove on a record.

THURSDAY

"Between 2 and 3 o'clock yesterday," said the major, "I looked at the clock and mistook the minute hand for the hour hand, and vice versa." Consequently, the time appeared to be 55 minutes earlier than it actually was. What was the correct time?

5 minutes past two o'clock. Even more accurately, it was five and
five-elevenths minutes past two o'clock. 

FRIDAY

What gets harder to catch the faster you run?

Your breath

 

GROUP 19

MONDAY

What doesn't exist, but has a name?

Nothing

TUESDAY

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

darkness

WEDNESDAY

What is black when you buy it, red as you use it, and grey when you throw it out?

coal

THURSDAY

The day before two days after the day before tomorrow is Saturday. What day is it today?

Friday

FRIDAY

Which are there more of - inches in a mile or Sundays in a 1000 years?

Inches in a mile- 63360 to 52,000

 

GROUP 20 RIDDLES AND SOLUTIONS

MONDAY

What occurs once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in an hour?

The letter 'M'.

TUESDAY

Take one out and scratch my head; I am now black, but once was red. What am I?

A match from a book of matches.

WEDNESDAY

What goes around the world yet stays in a corner?

A postage stamp on an envelope.

THURSDAY

A word I know,
Six letter it contains,
Subtract just one,
And twelve is what remains.

The word is "dozens".

FRIDAY

The more you take, the more you leave behind. What are they?

Footsteps

GROUP 21 RIDDLES AND SOLUTIONS

MONDAY

What can run but never walks,
has a mouth but never talks,
has a head but never weeps,
has a bed but never sleeps?

A river

TUESDAY

You use a knife to slice my head, and weep beside me when I am dead. What am I?

An onion

WEDNESDAY

I went into the woods and got it. I then sat down to seek it. I brought it home with me because I couldn't find it! What am I?

A splinter

THURSDAY

If you throw me off the highest building, I will not break. However, if you place me in the ocean I will. What am I?

A tissue

FRIDAY

I have two coins totaling 55 cents but one is not a nickel. How can that be?

The other coin is a nickel.

GROUP 22 RIDDLES AND SOLUTIONS:

MONDAY

One mother gave 25 books to her daughter and another mother gave her daughter 8 books. However, between both daughters they only increased their collection by 25 books. How can this be?

There are only 3 people - a daughter, her mother, and her grandmother. The mother received 25 books from the grandmother and then gave 8 to her daughter.

TUESDAY

Grandma looked up from her rocking chair and said, "As far as I can dtermine, there is only one anagram of the word TRINKET. Do you know what it is?"

KNITTER

WEDNESDAY

How many flowers do I have if all of them are roses except two, all of them are tulips except two, and all of them are daisies except two?

Three- a rose, a tulip and a daisy.

THURSDAY

An Arab sheik tells his two sons to race their camels to a distant city to see who will inherit his fortune. The one whose camel is slower will win. The brothers, after wandering aimlessly for days, ask a wise man for advice. After hearing the advice they jump on the camels and race as fast as they can to the city. What does the wise man say?

Switch camels, then go to the city.

FRIDAY

A woman had two sons who were born on the same hour of the same day of the same year. But they were not twins. How could this be so?

They were two of a set of triplets (or quadruplets etc.).

 

GROUP 23 RIDDLES AND SOLUTIONS:

MONDAY

A ladder with rungs a foot apart is hanging over the side of moored boat. At high tide, the third rung is just below the water level. If the tide falls one foot, how many rungs are clear of the water?

Two rungs

TUESDAY

I am as old as John will be when I am twice as old as John was when my age was half the sum of our present ages. John is as old as I was when John was half the age he will be 10 years from now. How old am I?

I am 40 and John is 30.

WEDNESDAY

An architect was asked to design a square house with the window in each wall having a southern exposure. How could this be done?

Build the house at the North Pole.

THURSDAY

I always sit in the same pew at church - the third from the front and the seventh from the back, on the right hand side. Each pew seats 5 persons on each side of the center aisle. What is the total capacity of the church?

90, there are 9 rows of pews.

FRIDAY

I drive at an average speed of 30 miles per hour to the railroad station each morning and just catch my train. On a particular morning there was a lot of traffic and at the halfway point I found I had averaged only 15 miles per hour. How fast must I drive for the rest of the way to catch my train?

The train is just about to leave the station and there is no way I will be able to catch it this time.

GROUP 24 RIDDLES AND SOLUTIONS:

MONDAY

A donkey was tied to a rope six feet long. A bale of hay was 18 feet away and the donkey wanted to eat the hay. How could he do it?

Very easily as the rope wasn't tied to anything.

TUESDAY

Figure out this one: If you are blindfolded and move one yard to the right, and then 3/4 of a yard to the left and then go west for 1/2 yard, where will you be?

In the dark. (Remember, you are blindfolded!)

WEDNESDAY

After the autumn havest there were nine ears of corn left in the farmer's field. Each night a hungry rabbit sneaked into the field and took three ears home with him. How many nights did it take to get all the corn?

Nine nights. Two of the ears belonged to the rabbit.

THURSDAY

Two friends were leaving the restaurant and as they passed the cashier, one of them paid his bill but the other handed the cashier a slip of paper with the number 1004180 written on it. The cashier studied the number for a moment, then let the friend pass by without paying. Why?

The number 1004180 : "I owe nothing, for I ate nothing."

FRIDAY

Glenbrook and Springbrook are at each end of a railroad track 100 miles long. At exactly the same instant, one train leaves Glenbrook and one leaves Spingbrook. The engineer operating the train from Glenbrook averages 50 miles an hour, while the engineer on the train from Springbrook averages 40 mile an hour. Where will they meet?

In the hospital.

GROUP 25 RIDDLES AND SOLUTIONS:

MONDAY

The words in the following list follow a logical progression: SUNKEN, MONASTICISM, TUESDAY, WEDGE, THUMB, FRIVOLITY.
Which of the following words would be most logically next in the list above?
SQUANDER, SATIATE, MINE, TABLE


Each word in the first list begins with the first 3 letters of the days of the week in logical progression from SUN through FRI; therefore, the word which would be next in the list from the choices given is SATIATE as SATurday would be next and SAT are the first 3 letters of Saturday.

TUESDAY

How many s's are there in the longest river in the world?

None, the longest river in the world is the Nile. (Some people think immediately of the Mississippi River, while long, not the longest.)

WEDNESDAY

As I was going to St Ives,
I met a man with seven wives.
Every wife had seven sacks,
Every sack had seven cats,
Every cat had seven kits;
Kits, cats, sacks and wives,
How many were going to St Ives?

One, I am the only one going to St. Ives.

THURSDAY

"I have as many brothers as sisters, but my brothers have twice the
number of sisters as brothers. How many of us are there?

Seven. The only possible solution is that the person talking is a woman
and there are four woman and three men.

FRIDAY

Two men are found dead in a cabin in the woods. How did they die?

They are found in a cabin of a plane - they died in a plane crash.

GROUP 26 RIDDLES AND SOLUTIONS:

MONDAY

What do you get if you add 2 to 200 four times?

202, 202, 202, 202

TUESDAY

Without a bridle or a saddle,
Across a thing I ride and straddle,
And those I ride, by the help of me,
Though almost blind are made to see. What am I?

Eye glasses

WEDNESDAY

How many animals do I have if all but 3 are dogs, all but 3 are cats, all but 3 are pigs and all but 3 are cows?

I have four animals - one of each.

THURSDAY

There is one word in this puzzle which is spelled incorrectly. Can you find it?
Business, coffee, rhythm, sincerely

Incorrectly

FRIDAY

What's better than the best thing and worse than the worst thing?

Nothing

GROUP 27 RIDDLES AND SOLUTIONS:

MONDAY

Which animal eats with its ears?

All of them since no animal takes off its ears to eat!

TUESDAY

Translate this phrase into a well-known saying:
"Initiate a cursory perusal prior to vaulting."

Look before you leap.

WEDNESDAY

What grows bigger the more you take from it ?

A hole

THURSDAY

Runs all day, but never walks;
Often murmurs, but never talks;
It has a bed, but never sleeps;
It has a mouth, but never eats.
What am I?

a river

FRIDAY

How many times can you subtract the number two from the number fifty?

You can subtract the number two from the number fifty only ONCE.
Because after that, the fifty becomes forty eight.

 

GROUP 28 RIDDLES AND SOLUTIONS:

MONDAY

Why were screams coming from the kitchen?

The cook was beating the eggs.

TUESDAY

'Tis true I have both face and hands,
And move before your eyes;
Yet when I go my body stands,
And when I stand I lie.
What am I?

a watch

WEDNESDAY

What is significant about the order of these numbers:
2 3 6 7 1 9 4 5 8

They are in reverse alphabetical order.

THURSDAY

I have a large money box, 10 inches square and 12 inches tall. Roughly how many pennies can I place in my empty money box?

Only 1 - after that my box won't be empty!

FRIDAY

What force and strength cannot get through,
I with a gentle touch can do;
And many in the streets would stand,
Were I not as a friend at hand- what am I?

A key

GROUP 29 RIDDLES AND SOLUTIONS:

MONDAY

Two bodies have I;
Tho' both join'd in one,
The stiller I stand,
The faster I run.

An hour glass timer

TUESDAY

What is filled every morning and emptied every night, except once a year when it is filled at night and emptied in the morning?

A Christmas stocking

WEDNESDAY

I'm where yesterday follows today, and tomorrow's in the middle. What am I?

a dictionary

THURSDAY

Whoever makes it, tells it not. Whoever takes it, knows it not. Whoever knows it, wants it not. What is it?

Counterfeit money

FRIDAY

What five-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?

short

GROUP 30 RIDDLES AND SOLUTIONS:

 

MONDAY

What word in the English language uses all five vowels plus Y in alphabetical order and uses each one only once?

facetiously

TUESDAY

My sides are firmly lac'd about,
Yet nothing is within;
You'll think my head is strange indeed,
Being nothing else but skin. What am I?

A drum

WEDNESDAY

What do the numbers 11, 69, and 88 all have in common?

They read the same backwards and forward.

THURSDAY

To cross the water I'm the way,
For water I'm above;
I touch it not, and truth to say,
I neither swim nor move. What am I?

A bridge

Friday

What do you throw out when you want to use it, but take in when you don't want to use it?

An anchor on a boat.

GROUP 31 RIDDLES AND SOLUTIONS:

 

MONDAY

Translate the following: "One who retires to his nightly repose at an hour deemd not too tardy and gets up in the same manner, will tend to keep himself in good physical condition, good monetary condition and sapient."

Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

 

TUESDAY

The letters that follow below represent a common phrase. Do you see it?

FJRUISETNDS

just between friends

 

WEDNESDAY

Can you think of a word that changes both number and gender when you add the letter 'S'?

princes to princess

 

THURSDAY

What word is represented by the following:

M.D.......... M.D.

paradox

 

FRIDAY

Within one minute, make a list of 100 words which do not contain the letter 'A'.

Count to 100 or any set of 100 numbers up to 999. The first number with the letter 'A' is in one thousand.

GROUP 32 RIDDLES AND SOLUTIONS:

MONDAY

What do the following letters suggest?

P I C G E A O N T S

Cat among pigeons

 

TUESDAY

What do you get when you cross a duck with a computer?

A quackintosh

 

WEDNESDAY

Samantha has only one son and two granddaughters. One day she meets her only daughter-in;aw's only son-in-law's father-in-law. What is his relationship to Samantha?

He's her son.

 

THURSDAY

Delilah likes carrots but not peas; potatoes but not lettuce; and she likes peanuts but not pecans. Following the same logic, will she like radishes or cucumbers?

Radishes as she only likes food that grows under ground.

 

FRIDAY

What do the words DEFT, CANOPY and STUN have in common? HINT: It is one common characteristic and has nothing to do with the number of letters, vowels, consonants or syllables in any of the words.

Each of the words contains 3 letters which are in consectutive alphabetical order - DEF, NOP and STU

 

GROUP 33 RIDDLES AND SOLUTIONS:

MONDAY

Take the number of Graces, add the number of players in a sextet and multiply by "the witching hour". What is your answer?

The answer is 108 (3 + 6 = 9 x 12)

TUESDAY

What word would logically follow in this sequence:

APPLE BABY CHILD DOG ELEPHANT
Choose from: 1) zebra 2) cat 3) fox 4) tiger

3)Fox, the words are in alphabetical order.

WEDNESDAY

What does this mean?: "That which arrives with celerity and little or no effort is apt to vanish in the same manner."

Easy come, easy go.

THURSDAY

In a recent contest, Andy was neither first nor last. Dick was not first. Sam was not last. Sam beat Andy. Tom beat Dick. Andy beat Tom. Tom was not last. Who won???

Sam

FRIDAY

A young man tried to elope with a princess, but the king found out and offered him a sporting chance. The king would put two slips of paper in a box, one marked 'DEATH', the other marked 'PRINCESS.' To decide his fate, the young man was to be blindfolded and choose one paper. The young man knew the king would mark both papers 'DEATH', but he managed to win the princess despite this. HOW did he do it?

The young man reached into the box, grabbed a paper, took off the blindfold, looked at the paper and laughed; then swallowed the paper. Then the young man said, "Look at the other slip." If the king's slip said 'DEATH', obviously the slip the young man swallowed must have said 'PRINCESS'. The king would never admit to cheating.

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