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From Billy: An Archaeologist and his assistant are digging at a site in the Middle East. They break through a wall of a large chamber. In the middle of  the chamber are 2 raised platforms. On these platforms are 2 perfectly preserved naked bodies of a man and a woman. He takes one look at the bodies and tells his assistant, "This is Adam and Eve." How did he know so quickly? ANSWER: They didn't have bellybuttons.
From John:

here is a riddle i found on the internet..im not sure if this is appropriate for your page but i thought it was very cool

God made Adam out of the dust,

But thought it best to make me first;

So I was made before the man,

According to God's Holy plan.

My whole body God made complete,

Without arms or hands or feet.

My ways and acts did God control,

But in my body He placed no soul.

A living being I became,

And Adam gave to me a name.

Then from his presence I withdrew,

For this man Adam I never knew.

All my Maker's laws I do obey,

And from these laws I never stray.

Thousands of me go in fear,

But seldom on the earth appear.

Later, for a purpose God did see,

He placed a living soul in me.

But that soul of mine God had to claim,

And from me took it back again.

And when this soul from me had fled,

I was the same as when first made;

Without arms, legs, feet, or soul,

I travel on from pole to pole.

My labors are from day to night,

And to men I once furnished light.

Thousands of people both young and old,

Did by my death bright lights behold.

No right or wrong can I conceive;

The Bible and it's teachings I can't believe.

The fear of death doesn't trouble me;

Pure happiness I will never see.

And up in Heaven I can never go,

Nor in the grave or Hell below.

So get your Bible and read with care;

You'll find my name recorded there.

This puzzle was written by a lady in California in

1890 in response to a gentlemen

in Philadelphia, who said that he would pay

$241,000.00 to anyone who could

write a puzzle that he could not solve. He failed to

do so, and paid the lady

$241,000.00 (a great sum at that time).

The answer is one word, five letters long, and

appears only four times in the King

James Version of the Bible.

the answer to this riddle is below---

WHALE

From X33man:

This riddle pertains to three houses and three utilities. The object is to connect all

three utilities to each house without the utilities crossing one another.

HOUSE A HOUSE B HOUSE C

WATER ELECTRICITY GAS

Again connect water to all three houses

Connect electricity to all three houses

Connect Gas to all three houses

But the catch is that none can cross each other when going to the houses.

From RD.......:

Here's a couple of riddles 4 ya...

# 1-- A cowboy arrives into town on Sunday. He stays for 3 days and then leaves on Sunday. How is that possible?

#1 Answer: The horse's name is Sunday.

#2-- A man and his son gets into a car accident on their way home from a basketball game. The father is killed instantly. The son, however, survives and is in critical condition. When the nurse calls for the surgeon, the surgeon enters and replies, " I cannot operate on this boy, he's my son."

How is that possible?

#2 Answer: The surgeon happens to be the boy's mother.

Also from RD......:

Dear Friends,

Here's another more abstract riddle. Actually, this riddle requires only a yes/no response for clues. Here goes:

A man jumps from a 20 story building. As he jumps, he hears a telephone ring and wishes he hadn't jumped. Why?

Answer follows:

(The teller must answer questions with yes or no knowing that the answer is:

The man thinks he is the last person on earth. He feels there's no reason to live so he jumps from a building, and he hears a phone ring...

quite possibly another human!!)

Incidentally, this riddle has a Twilight Zone appeal to it.

From My Sweet16:

Riddle:

Poor people have it,

Rich people need it,

It is better than God,

More evil than Satan,

If you eat it you will die.

answer below-

nothing

From curlytop:

your left side is your right side,

your right side is your wrong side.

the right side,for your back side is the front side.

what is it??????????

From Janette:

Form one word from "NEW DOOR"???

From: Denis Borris borrisd@magi.com That old "4 guys crossing a bridge 2 at a time with a flashlight" puzzle is too easy, right? So here's a couple a bit tougher:

CROSSER#1:

MATERIAL:

-there's 11 (yes, eleven) guys ready to cross a bridge

-they have 2 flashlights

-times to cross: 5 10 15 20 30 30 35 45 50 55 65

(like, it takes one guy 5 minutes....slowest 65 minutes)

RULES:

-2 guys maximum per flashlight

-each flashlight must be in constant motion; this means that

once a flashlight starts "moving", it must move constantly

until everybody has crossed the bridge, and the moving must

be while crossing back and forth

-once a crosser or 2 crossers (double crosser?) leave one end

of the bridge, they must walk to the other end; no stopping

to rest or turning around allowed

-yes: the time it takes is the slowest of the double crossers

-the final crossings must terminate at the SAME time; that is,

both flashlights arrive on the other side at same time; this

rule does not apply at other times: you're welcome

-no swapping (as in next puzzle) allowed

-everything is integral; no fractional nothing

-the two "30" guys hate each other and so do not cross together

-final rule: this is done in the minimum possible time

OK:

1-what is the minimum time in minutes?

2-for how many minutes does the "5" guy travel?

SOLUTION:

Examples: > 55/65 means the "55" and "65" guys cross

< 5/10 means the "5" and "10" guys come back

10(A) means switch in Flashlight

Flashlight#1:

0- 65: > 55/65 "5"guy

65- 75: < 10 10(A)

5(B) 75- 85: > 5/10 10(C) 10

85- 90: < 5 5

90-120: > 5/30 30

5(D) 120-125: < 5 5

125-155: > 20/30

Flashlight#2:

0- 10: > 5/10 10(A) 10

10- 15: < 5 5

15- 65: > 5/50 50

5(B) 65- 70: < 5 5

70-115: > 35/45

115-125: < 10 10(C)

5(D) 125-140: > 5/15 15

140-145: < 5 5

145-155: > 5/10 10

===

150 Note: may be done in a different "order; but 155 and 150 CAN'T be beat!!

CROSSER#2:

MATERIAL:

-there's 5 guys (A B C D E) ready to cross a bridge

-bridge is 2400 miles long

-at other end of bridge is a skate board (SB)

-this SB has a little headlight, with power for 1200 hours

-there are also 2 flashlights (F1 and F2)

-F1 has power for 1500 hours, F2 for 1800 hours

-hours to cross: A=600 B=900 C=1200 D=1200 E=2400

(like, it takes A 600 hours....slowest E 2400 hours)

note: if you feel sorry for the guys, you may change my

mile/hour cruelty to foot/second.

RULES:

-2 guys maximum per flashlight

-each flashlight must be in constant motion; this means that

once a flashlight starts "moving", it must move constantly

until everybody has crossed the bridge, and the moving must

be while crossing back and forth

-this rule does not apply to the SB

-once a crosser or 2 crossers (double crosser?) leave one end

of the bridge, they must walk to the other end; no stopping

to rest or turning around allowed

-turning around is also not allowed om the SB

-yes: the time it takes is the slowest of the double crossers

-when a guy hops on the SB, the SB's speed becomes twice that

of the guy (no: I don't have a good reason for that)

-the SB's headlight permits vision for the rider only; so if

a guy is crossing on the SB, he's all by his lonely

-the final crossings must terminate at the SAME time, plus the

5 guys must also arrive at the SAME time

-in other words, F1 F2 SB and the 5 guys arrive at SAME time;

this rule does not apply at other times: you're welcome

-good news: swapping is permitted on the bridge; as example,

if guy on SB "catches up" to a walking pair, he may become a

walker with one of the pair, while the other hops on the SB

-similarly, if a pair catches up with a pair, 2 guys can

swap "teams" or teams may swap flashlights

-"catches up" and "when they meet" is same thing rulewise

-all swappings take no time; plus swapping is a "shoulder to

shoulder" thing: no flashlight throwing!

-the rule "at speed of slowest" applies after swappings

-wrong! every swapper MUST continue in same direction

as before the swap; sorry bout that

-everything is integral; no fractional nothing

-final rule: this is done in the minimum possible time

OK:

1- what is the minimum time in hours?

2- what is total travelling time of SB?

3- which 2 guys terminate with F2?

SOLUTION:

Example: > A/F1 means A crosses using Flashlight#1

(F1=900) means Flashlight#1 has 900 hours left.

0- 600: > A/F1 (F1=900)

SB(300) 600- 900: < A/SB(F1) (SB=900)

900-1800: > A/B/F1 (F1=0)

0-1200: > D/E/F2 (F2=600) [to midpoint]

SB(300) 900-1200: > C/SB (SB=600) [to midpoint] C and E switch

1200-1800: > C/D/F2 (F2=0) [C and D arrive with F2]

SB(600) 1200-1800: > E/SB (SB=0)

SB total: 1200; everybody arrives at 1800; C and D with F2.

Here's more from Denis:

THE BORRIS RIVER CROSSERS

Note: I made up these 3 puzzles after solving the 2 "old" river-crossing puzzles (both invented by the famous puzzler Henry Dudeney), where 5 couples with jealous husbands cross a river in a boat that takes limit of 3 passengers, solution being "least one-way crossings": 1- anybody can drive boat (answer: 11 one-way crossings) 2- only one wife can drive boat (answer: 13 one-way crossings)

My puzzles involve "time" using different rowing speeds for husbands and wives, and solution is not the least number of crossings, but the shortest possible time.

BORRIS RIVER CROSSER 1

Five married couples need to cross a river; all they have

is a row boat: capacity of 3 passengers; all 3 can row:

I've arranged for 3 rowing seats just for this puzzle.

The guys each row at 15 mph, the gals at 5 mph; like, a guy and

his wife can row at 20 mph, 2 guys at 30 mph, 3 gals at 15 mph....

You guessed it: the guys are terribly jealous and insist on always

having their wives by their sides; so a wife is always with her

husband, on either side of the river or in the boat, if there is

another guy around. Wives may be by themselves, like you can have

3 wives all by themselves on one side of the river.

Out of the 10, 3 only know the directions to cross the river

(it's MY puzzle, so no comments!), so at least one of these 3

needs to be in the boat during each crossing.

Which 3? Sorry, I forgot; you decide.

What is the least time required to get everybody across?

Answer in minutes, as a reduced fraction if need be.

News Bulletin: the river is 30 miles wide!

Clarification: everybody gets out of the boat after each

one-way crossing.

SOLUTION:

Make the 5 couples Aa Bb Cc Dd Ee (capitals are husbands);

The 3 that know the directions: a b C

START SIDE BOAT OTHER SIDE SPEED MINUTES

1) AaBb DdEe Cc Cc 20 90

2) AaBbC DdEe C c 15 120

3) AaBb Ee CDd CcDd 35 360/7

4) AaBbC D Ee CD c d 30 60

5) A B C D E abe a b c d e 15 120

6) AaB C D Ee ae b c d 10 180

7) Aa Ee BCD BbCcDd 45 40

8) Aa Cc Ee Cc Bb Dd 20 90

9) a c e ACE A BbC DdE 45 40

10) a b c d e bd A B C D E 10 180

11) c e abd AaBbC DdE 15 120

12) Cc Ee CE AaBb Dd 30 60

13) c CEe AaBbC DdEe 35 360/7

14) Cc C AaBb DdEe 15 120

15) Cc AaBbCcDdEe 20 90

======

Total time: 9890/7

As you can see; the "trick" is to send as many as possible to do the "pick-ups", and to send the husbands as often as possible, since they row faster; number of one-way crossings is of no importance. The standard "least trips" solution (11) would take longer than this 15-trip solution.

BORRIS RIVER CROSSER 2

Very same as the 1st one, except this rule is slightly changed;

FROM:

Out of the 10, 3 only know the directions to cross the river

(it's MY puzzle, so no comments!), so at least one of these 3

needs to be in the boat during each crossing.

TO:

Out of the 10, 3 only know the directions to cross the river,

2 husbands and 1 wife, so at least one of these 3 needs to be

in the boat during each crossing.

What is the least time required to get everybody across?

Answer in minutes, as a reduced fraction if need be.

SOLUTION:

Make the 5 couples Aa Bb Cc Dd Ee (capitals are husbands);

The 3 that know the directions: A B e

START SIDE BOAT OTHER SIDE SPEED MINUTES

1) BbCcDdEe Aa Aa 20 90

2) A BbCcDdEe A a 15 120

3) CcDdEe ABb AaBb 35 360/7

4) A B CcDdEe AB a b 30 60

5) A B C D E cde a b c d e 15 120

6) A B C DdEe de a b c 10 180

7) DdEe ABC AaBbCc 45 40

8) CcDdEe Cc AaBb 20 90

9) CcDd Ee AaBb Ee 20 90

10) BbCcDd Bb Aa Ee 20 90

11) b c d BCD AaB C D Ee 45 40

12) a b c d e ae A B C D E 10 180

13) a b cde A B CcDdEe 15 120

14) AaBb AB CcDdEe 30 60

15) a ABb A BbCcDdEe 35 360/7

16) Aa A BbCcDdEe 15 120

17) Aa AaBbCcDdEe 20 90

=======

Total time: 11150/7

As you can see; the "trick" is to send as many as possible to do the "pick-ups", and to send the husbands as often as possible, since they row faster; number of one-way crossings is of no importance. The standard "least trips" solution (13) would take longer than this 17-trip solution.

BORRIS SPECIAL RIVER CROSSER

This time we got 6 couples:

Aa Bb Cc Dd Ee Ff (Capitals = husbands).

Jealousy rules are the same, except:

F hates his wife and doesn't care which guy(s) she's with;

well, they really can't stand each other and don't want to be

in the boat at same time;

or don't want to be on same river bank while boat crosses.

F : I hate your guts, f !

f : I shudda listened to mudder and never marry ya, ya jerk !!

...plus lots of other such non-jealous conversation.

(You may be interested to know that during my research for this

puzzle, I found out that F doubled the life insurance on f).

Oh yes; there is a slight change in the boating; still 3 maximum,

but special boating license is required; only one of the husbands

has one; sorry, forgot which husband.

Of the wives, only f has one: she just finished the boating course

and has been issued a temporary license: good for 4 one-way

crossings only.

So, when boat is crossing, f and/or that liscenced husband must

be in the boat.

What is the minimum number of one-way trips required to get

everybody across, and, if the guys each weigh 150 and the

gals each weigh 100 (except f who weighs a whopping 300 !),

how much weight "entered" the boat?

SOLUTION:

Drivers are A and f (driver in 1st spot)

START SIDE BOAT OTHER SIDE WEIGHT

1) BbCcDdEeF Aaf Aa f 550

2) A BbCcDdEeF A a f 150

3) CcDdEeF ABb AaBb f 400

4) CcDdEeFf f AaBb 300

5) DdEeF fCc AaBbCc f 550

6) DdEeFf f AaBbCc 300

7) EeF fDd AaBbCcDd f 550

8) Aa EeFf Aaf BbCcDd 550

9) a e f AEF A BbCcDdE F 450

10) Aa Ee f AE BbCcDd F 300

11) a f AEe A BbCcDdEeF 400

12) Aa f A BbCcDdEeF 150

13) Aaf AaBbCcDdEeFf 550

====

Total weight: 5200

From Karo1:

What has 4 legs in the morning and 2 in the afternoon and three at night?

From L.P. Richardson:
I've heard this riddle a few times now and never been able to work it out could you please have a go and let me know if you can solve it.. What enters the field of play in a football match at half-time, but doesn't leave until the match is over? If it's a Saturday match it leaves after the game, but if it's a midweek game it remains until the next day. It only happens in the English Premiership, not in Scotland or the lower divisions?'
From Ken Chung:

There was a man walking on a sandy desert and every time he looked behind him, he didn't see any footprints; there were no strong winds on that day. Explain.

From Asim:

what can you hold but not touch

From sugrcube: A black fellow walks in front of a car, during a black out wearing a black cape and black boots. How come he does not get hit?
From FISue46: Brothers and sisters I have none, this persons father is my fathers son, who is he going to see?
From Ricky Ramon: There are three words in the English language that end in "gry" One is angry and the other is hungry. EveryONE knows what the third ONE means and what it stands for. EveryONE uses them everyday and if you have listened very carefully, I've given you the third word. What is it? _________gry?
From PosterC15-

Who, or what, is, or are Jane and Joseph? They are blue, they are orange.
They aren't green, what are they? Words that end in vowels

From The Riddler:

I am the originator of the "GRY" riddle
True, Language is the third word in the phrase "the English language",
but that is not the answer to the original riddle .
You have some typos on your solution page but here is the solution to the
GRY riddle.

The trick to this riddle is it was designed to be read aloud. The trick
is the usage of GRY vs. G or Y (pronounced G R Y) Now you should be able
to figure out the answer

"Think of words ending in -GRY. Angry and hungry are two of them. There
are three words people say in the English language that end in G "or" Y.
What is the third word? The word is something that everyone will say every
day. If you listen carefully to what I say , I have already told you the
answer three times."

From Jay.T.-

OK. Well I got this riddle from a friend and i thought it was a good one.
here goes.

There is this guy that lives in a lighthouse. He wakes up feeling great
and very cheery. So he goes into the kitchen and then eats breakfast. He
picks up the paper and starts to read it. He reads something about his
lighthouse and the looks outside. He screams and then commits suicide. Why
did he do that?

The answer is that he forgot to turn on the light to the lighthouse and
all of the boats coming through crashed into the shore and he felt really
bad so he killed himself.

summated by Riddlemaster:

I have 7 riddles for you+ACE-

+ACM-1

Q: How do you put a giraffe in a fridge?

A:Open the door, put the giraffe in, shut the door

Q:How do you put an Elephant in a fridge?

A:Open the door, take out the giraffe, put in elephant, shut door

Q:The lion king(nothing to do with the movie) Calls a meeting, all The

animals are there except one, which animal is not there? A:the elephant

because he is stuck in the fridge

Q: You come to a river filled with alligators, how do you cross?

A: Wait for them to go to the meeting

+ACM-2

Q: A man was found dead in his car, the officers observed that he had been

shot in the head. they also observed that the windows were up and the

doors were locked, there was no holes or other bullet marks on the car or

windows(there was also no weapon in the car). How is this possible?

a: He was in a convertible with the top down

+ACM-3

Two people decided to kill this man, the wanted to make it seem like an

accident so they suffocated him, put him in his car. they made his car

crash into a brick wall. when the police arrived all they could find was

water on the floor. How did they make his car move?

A: they put a block of ice on the gas peddle.

+ACM-4

Q: what walks on 4, 2, then 3?

A: A baby crawls on 4, then walks on 2, and when it gets old it uses a

cane.

+ACM-5

Q: A murderer was watching a movie in a theater. Guards where covering

every entrance and exit, how does he escape?

a: He yells Fire and all the people rush out, and he follows

+ACM-6

Q: A man and his wife were in a hot tub, the man kills his wife. The

police arrive and all they could find was a thermos filed with water. What

did the man use to kill his wife?

A: an icicle, after stabbing her puts it in the thermos and it melts

+ACM-7

Q: Alice and Dan were found lying on a floor dead, beside them was water

and glass, also the window was open how did they die?

A: The wind knocked over a fish bowl with water in it and Alice and Dan

were fish
From sjhira:

why is number six afraid of number seven???? because......seven ate (eight) nine!!!!!!

From Blade21069:

what is light as a feather, you can see it by the naked eye and if you put it in a barrel it would make the berrel lighter .....the answer is a hole

FROM ISAIAH: 
1.what runs but never walks, has a mouth but never

talks, and has a bed but never sleeps?

"A RIVER"

2.there is something in my pocket but there is nothing

in my pocket. What is in my pocket?

"There is a hole in my pocket"

3.what occurs once in a minute twice in a moment and

never in an hour

The letter "M"
From Elcap512: A man on his way home takes 3 left turns and is greeted by 2 men in masks.Who are these 2 men?

ANSWER: Umpire and catcher
 From Devo Shmeevo- Here is the riddle:It can be long and comforting or short and sweet
Anyone can give it but few can give it meaning
It cannot be taken and is as abundant as the people who inhabit this earth
Some use it as a greeting, but I am best used to show I care...What am I?
Answer : Hug

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

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