Riddles 1 June 28, 2007 by admin Living Food You are walking through a field, and you find something to eat. It doesn’t have bones, and it doesn’t have meat. You pick it up and put it into your pocket. You take it home and put it on a shelf, but 3 day’s later it walks away. What is it? An Egg Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet are found dead on the floor in a bedroom. When they were discovered, there were pieces of glass and some water on the floor. The only furniture in the room is a shelf and a bed. The house in is a remote location, away from everything except for the nearby railway track. What caused the death of Romeo and Juliet? Romeo and Juliet are fish. The rumble of the train knocked the tank off the shelf. Invisible Apple There are 20 people in an empty, square room. Each person has full sight of the entire room and everyone in it without turning his head or body, or moving in any way (other than the eyes). Where can you place an apple so that all but one person can see it? Place the apple on one person’s head. NBA Players In the NBA, how many men are on the basketball court for each team? Five, not ten! Carnival Trick 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? The man did exactly as he said he would and wrote “your exact weight” on the paper. Shifting Colors What is black when you buy it, red when you use it, and gray when you throw it away? Charcoal. From the Whole What is it that when you take away the whole, you still have some left over? Wholesome! Slim and Tall 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? Sadly, I am a cigar. Days of the Week Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday? Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. What am I? I’m as small as an ant, as big as a whale. I’ll approach like a breeeze, but can come like a gale. By some I get hit, but all have shown fear. I’ll dance to the music, though I can’t hear. Of names I have many, of names I have one. I’m as slow as a snail, but from me you can’t run. What am I? I am a shadow. Ego Read my riddle, I pray. What God never sees, what the king seldom sees, and what we see every day. What is it? An equal. Word Play What can be heard and caught but never seen? A Remark. Fill Me Up Many things can create one, it can be of any shape or size, it is created for various reasons, and it can shrink or grow with time. What is it? A Hole Almost Alive They have not flesh, nor feathers, nor scales, nor bone. Yet they have fingers and thumbs of their own. What are they? Gloves Smelly But Good Not born, but from a Mother’s body drawn, I hang until half of me is gone. I sleep in a cave until I grow old, then valued for my hardened gold. What am I? Cheese Not Appreciated Black I am and much admired, men seek me until they’re tired. When they find me, they break my head, and take from me my resting bed. What am I? Coal Hardest to Carry This is as light as a feather, yet no man can hold it for long. What is it? Your Breath. Put Me Out I am not alive, but I grow; I don’t have lungs, but I need air; I don’t have a mouth, but water kills me. What am I? Fire Fragile Beauty A very pretty thing am I, fluttering in the pale-blue sky. Delicate, fragile on the wing, indeed I am a pretty thing. What am I? I am a Butterfly. Sad Thing I was carried into a dark room, and set on fire. I wept, and then my head was cut off. What am I? A Candle.