# Riddles 18

Separation

Scarcely was the father in this world when the son could be found sitting on the roof.

Fire and smoke.

Trapped!

You’re in a magical bathroom with no windows and the only way things can get in and out is by an open door.
You decide to have a bath so you turn on the tap,
you shut the door and the handle breaks so you can’t open it, you then turn off the tap and the knob breaks so water keeps coming.How do you save yourself from drowning?

Pull out the plug in the bath.

51 Bicycles

A man lay dead in a room with 51 bicycles around him. What happened?

The man was playing a poker game and cheated. The bicycles are a type of card.

Pick It

You pick it,
You peel the outside,
You cook the inside,
You eat the outside,
And throw away the inside.What am I?

Corn.

Lotta Legs

What walks on 3 legs when its old?
Walks on 4 legs when it is a baby?
Walks on 2 legs in between?
What am I?

A human. ( When they’re old they walk with a cane, which is the 3rd leg, and babies crawl, so they’re walking with 4 legs. )

I am white, black and read all over. What am I?

Read all over? I’m obviously a newspaper!

Three Fruit Boxes

Picture three boxes containing fruit. The first box is marked peaches, the second is marked oranges, and the third box is marked peaches and oranges. Each of the boxes is labeled incorrectly. How could you label each box correctly if you were allowed to select only one fruit from one of the boxes?

First you select a fruit from the box marked peaches and oranges. If it was a orange you selected, you know that the box could only contain oranges. If it was a peach, you know that the box could only contain peaches since each box in incorrectly marked. If, for example an orange was selected, you would mark that box oranges and switch the other two incorrect labels around. Now all three would be correctly labeled.

Hay Rides

You are on an island in the middle of a lake. The lake is in a remote part of the country and there has never been a bridge connecting the island to the mainland.Every day a tractor and wagon gives hay rides around the island. Puzzled as to how the tractor had gotten onto the island, you ask around and find out that the tractor was not transported to the island by boat or by air. Nor was it built on the island.

Explain how the tractor got there?

It was driven over in winter, when the lake was frozen.

A hiker comes to a fork in the road and doesn’t know which way to go to reach his destination. There are two men at the fork, one of whom always tells the truth while the other always lies. The hiker doesn’t know which is which, though. He may ask one of the men only one question to find his way. Which man does he ask, and what is the question?

Either man should be asked the following question: “If I were to ask you if this is the way I should go, would you say yes?” While asking the question, the hiker should be pointing at either of the directions going from the fork.

3 Left Turns

A guy was waiting at home, he swang a metal pole then took 3 left turns and on his way back home there was a masked man waiting for him.What is he doing and who is the masked man?

He is playing baseball and the masked man is the backstop.

Valuable Object

Suppose you want to send in the mail a valuable object to a friend. You have a box which is big enough to hold the object. The box has a locking ring which is large enough to have a lock attached and you have several locks with keys. However, your friend does not have the key to any lock that you have. You cannot send the key in an unlocked box since it may be stolen or copied. How do you send the valuable object, locked, to your friend – so it may be opened by your friend?

Send the box with a lock attached and locked. Your friend attaches his or her own lock and sends the box back to you. You remove your lock and send it back to your friend. Your friend may then remove the lock she or he put on and open the box.

A farmer has 17 sheep and all but 9 die. How many are left alive?

9. All but nine die.

Fox, Goose and a Sack of Corn

A man went on a trip with a fox, a goose and a sack of corn. He came upon a stream which he had to cross and found a tiny boat to use to cross the stream. He could only take himself and one other – the fox, the goose, or the corn – at a time. He could not leave the fox alone with the goose or the goose alone with the corn. How does he get all safely over the stream?

Take the goose over first and come back. Then take the fox over and bring the goose back. Now take the corn over and come back alone to get the goose. Take the goose over and the job is done!

Boy and the Carney

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.

In Love

A doctor and a bus driver are both in love with the same woman, an attractive girl named Sarah. The bus driver had to go on a long bustrip that would last a week. Before he left, he gave Sarah seven apples. Why?

An apple a day keeps the doctor away!

Bird Facts

NASA was considering sending canaries into space to study them under zero gravity. The project was scrapped when someone realized that in spite of having sufficient water supplies, they could die of dehydration within a few hours. Why?

Birds, unlike humans, need gravity to swallow. Humans can swallow even while hanging upside down.

Hardly There

I’m a word that’s hardly there.
Take away my start, and I’m an herbal flair.
What am I?

Sparsley (No S = Parsley)

Trains

Trains travel from one town to another town all day, always on the same track, always going nonstop and at the same speed. The noon train took 80 minutes to complete the trip, but the 4 PM train took an hour and 20 minutes. Why?

80 minutes is the same as an hour and 20 minutes.

Center of Gravity

I am the center of gravity, hold a capital situation in Vienna, and as I am foremost in every victory, am allowed by all to be invaluable. Though I am invisible, I am clearly seen in the midst of a river. I could name three who are in love with me and have three associates in vice. It is vain that you seek me for I have long been in heaven yet even now lie embalmed in the grave. What am I?

The letter V.

Animal Time

What animal keeps the best time?

A Watchdog.