Riddles 13

Behind Who?
How can you physically stand behind your friend as he physically stands behind you?

By standing back to back.
By Letter by Number
There is a clothing store in Bartlesville. The owner has devised his own method of pricing items. A vest costs $20, socks cost $25, a tie costs $15 and a blouse costs $30. Using the method, how much would a pair of underwear cost?

$45. The pricing method consists of charging $5 for each letter required to spell the item.
Cat and Mouse
If three cats catch three mice in three minutes, how many cats would be needed to catch 100 mice in 100 minutes?

The same three cats would do. Since these three cats are averaging one mouse per minute, given 100 minutes, the cats could catch 100 mice.
Single Man
Four men were in a boat on the lake. The boat turns over, and all four men sink to the bottom of the lake, yet not a single man got wet! Why?

Because they were all married and not single.
Five from Twenty-Five
How many times can you subtract the number 5 from 25?

Only one time. After that, you would be subtracting from 20.
Dave and Brad, two popular politicians, met at a club to discuss the overthrow of their party leader. They each ordered a vodka on the rocks. Brad downed his and ordered another. He then drank his second in a gulp and decided to wait before he ordered a third. Meanwhile, Dave, who was sipping his drink, suddenly fell forward dead. Both men were setup for an assassination. Why did Dave die and Brad live?

Both Dave and Brad were given drinks with poisoned ice cubes. Brad drank his drinks so quickly that the ice didn’t have time to melt and release the poison.
Inbetween the Spokes
If a wheel has 64 spokes, how many spaces are there between the spokes?

64. The space that comes after the 64th spoke, would be just before the first spoke.
Number Cycle
When can you add two to eleven and get one as the correct answer?

When you add two hours to eleven o’clock, you get one o’clock.
Through the Window?
Brad stared through the dirty soot-smeared window on the 22nd floor of the office tower. Overcome with depression he slid the window open and jumped through it. It was a sheer drop outside the building to the ground. Miraculously after he landed he was completely unhurt. Since there was nothing to cushion his fall or slow his descent, how could he have survived the fall?

Brad was so sick and tired of window washing, he opened the window and jumped inside.
A black dog stands in the middle of an intersecton in a town painted black. None of the street lights are working due to a power failure caused by a storm. A car with two broken headlights drives towards the dog but turns in time to avoid hitting him. How could the driver have seen the dog in time?

Who said this happened during the night?
Winning Game
Four men sat dawn to play,
They played all night till break of day.
They played for gold and not for fun,
With separate scores for everyone.
When they had come to square accounts,
They all had made quite fair amounts.
Can you the paradox explain,
If no one lost, how all could gain?

The men were musicians..
Take Another One!
What is it the more you take, the more you leave behind?

Everyone’s Got It
What do you use to hoe a row, slay a foe, and wring with woe?

Your hands.
Vision Sees
Be you ever so quick, with vision keen, by your eyes, we are never seen. Unless perchance it should come to pass, you see our reflection in a looking glass.

What are we?

Your own eyes.
Just Don’t Drop It!
You use it between your head and your toes, the more it works the thinner it grows.
What is it?

A Bar of Soap.
Lasts a Lifetime
What can bring back the dead; make us cry, make us laugh, make us young; born in an instant yet lasts a life time?

Without Life
Hands she has but does not hold, teeth she has but does not bite, feet she has but they are cold, eyes she has but without sight. Who is she?

A Doll.
Brave Enough?
I make you weak at the worst of all times. I keep you safe, I keep you fine. I make your hands sweat, and your heart grow cold, I visit the weak, but seldom the bold. What am I?

Your fears.
Spinning Hand
This thing runs but cannot walk, sometimes sings but never talks.
Lacks arms, has hands; lacks a head but has a face.
What is it?

A Clock.
Empty Lands
Where will you find roads without cars, forests without trees and cities without houses?

On a Map.

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