Riddles 29 July 2, 2007 by admin Untouchable You can see it everyday, But cannot touch it at will. The sky. Leaf is Fruit The leaves are on the fruit, The fruits is on the leaves. What is it? A pineapple. Miraculous Surprise Oh, what a surprise! Oh, what a miracle! It sprouted without a seed, It stood without a trunk. The world. A Butcher A butcher has a 36 inch waist around, and he’s 5 feet tall. What does he weigh? Meat. Bartender and Drink One day two men walked into the bar. Both men were exactly alike, a clone you could say. They both sat down for the bartender to fix them a drink. The first man sat down, waited on the bartender to fix his drink. When it was given to him he drunk it very fast, left, and had a happy life. The next man sat down, and waited on the bartender to fix his drink. When the drink was given to him he drunk it very slowly, and died right there on the spot. Why did the first man live but the second man die? The bartender placed a poison in both of the drinks. The trick is, the poison was in the ice. So, the first man drank the drink so fast that the ice didn’t melt, so the poison did not get in his drink. The second man drank the drink way too slow, so the ice had time to melt out into the drink. The poison got into his drink and he died. Small Compadre! No matter how small is the compadre He can climb a coconut tree. An ant. Time Piece What is the time-piece, That needs no winding? A rooster. Air Ballooning One sunny afternoon, three men go for a ride on a hot air balloon over the Sahara desert. An hour into the trip, the balloon begins to lose altitude. A month later, someone finds one of the ballooners laying on the desert sand dead, naked, and holding half a toothpick. What happened to him? As the balloon lost altitude, the men took of their clothes and threw them overboard to decrease the weight of the balloon. The balloon continued to drop so the men drew straws to see who would be forced to jump. The dead man in the desert drew the shortest one (the half toothpick). Room With Three Things A man is in a room and the door is locked so he can’t get out. He has with him a piano, a calendar, and a bed. How does he eat, drink, and get out? He uses the dates from the calendar to eat, the springs from the bed to drink and the keys from the piano to get out. Wisest Son One day, a father went to his three sons and told them that he would die soon and he needed to decide which one of them to give his property to. He decided to give them all a test. He said, “Go to the market, my sons, and purchase something that is large enough to fill my bedroom, but small enough to fit in your pocket.” From this, I will decide who of you is the wisest and is worthy enough to inherit my land.” So, they all went to the market and bought something that they thought would fill the room, yet was still small enough that they could fit into their pockets. Each son came back with a different item. The father told his sons to come into his bedroom one at a time and try to fill up his bedroom with whatever they had purchased. The first son came in and put some pieces of cloth that he had bought and laid them end to end across the room, but it barely covered any of the floor. Then the second son came in and laid some hay, that he had purchased, on the floor but there was only enough to cover half of the floor. The third son came in and showed his father what he had purchased and how it could fill the entire room yet still fit into his pocket. The father replied, “You are truly the wisest of all and you shall receive my property.” What was it that the son had showed to his father? The son had showed his father a match. When he lit the match, it filled the entire room, yet it was still small enough to fit inside his pocket. Behind the Stars It lies behind stars and under hills, and empty holes it fills. It comes first and follows after, ends life and kills laughter. Darkness. Bottle of Medicine A mother has three sick children. She has a 24-ounce bottle of medicine and needs to give each child eight ounces of the medicine. She is unable to get to the store and has only three clean containers, which measure 5, 11 and 13 ounces. The electricity is out and she has no way of heating water to wash the containers and doesn’t want to spread germs. How can she divide the medicine to give each child an equal portion without having any two children drink from the same container? Fill the 5 oz. and 11 oz. Containers from the 24 oz. container. This leaves 8 oz. in the 24 oz. bottle. Next empty the 11 oz. bottle by pouring the contents into the 13 oz. bottle. Fill the 13 oz. bottle from the 5 oz. container (with 2 oz.) and put the remaining 3 oz. in the 11 oz. bottle. This leaves the 5 oz. container empty. Now pour 5 oz. from the 13 oz. bottle into the 5 oz. bottle leaving 8 oz. in the 13 oz. bottle. Finally pour the 5 oz. bottle contents into the 11 oz. bottle giving 8 oz. in this container. Up and Down the Elevator A man who lived on the top floor of a twenty story building had to go up and down daily for work, and of course, for food and the other necessities. On most days he could only ride the elevator to the fifteenth story, and he would have to walk the rest of the way. When it rained, however, he could ride all the way up to the twentieth story. Why? The man wasn’t tall enough to reach the button for the 20th floor. He could only reach the 15th story button on the elevator. When it rained, he brought his umbrella, and used it to press the 20th story button on the elevator. Ten Coins A man has ten coins totaling $1.19. From these coins, he cannot make exact change for a dollar, half-dollar, quarter, dime, or nickel. What are the coins? A half-dollar, a quarter, four dimes, and four pennies. The Check A woman went into a bank to cash an insurance refund check. By mistake the teller gave her dollars for cents and cents for dollars. She put the money in her purse but accidentally dropped a nickel on the floor. When she got home, she found that she had exactly twice the amount of the check she had cashed. She didn’t have any money in her wallet before going to the bank. What was the exact amount of that check? The amount must have been $31.63. She received $63.31. After she dropped a nickel there would remain the sum of $63.26, which is twice the amount of the check. Basket of Eggs A man is walking down a road with a basket of eggs. As he is walking he meets someone who buys one-half of his eggs plus one-half of an egg. He walks a little further and meets another person who buys one-half of his eggs plus one-half of an egg. After proceeding further he meets another person who buys one-half of his eggs plus one half an egg. At this point he has sold all of his eggs, and he never broke an egg. How many eggs did the man have to start with? 7 eggs. The first person bought one half of his eggs plus one half an egg (3 1/2 + 1/2 = 4 eggs) This left him 3 eggs. The second person bought one-half of his eggs plus one half an egg, (1 1/2 + 1/2 = 2 eggs) leaving the man 1 egg. The last person bought one-half of his eggs plus one-half an egg, (1/2 + 1/2 = 1 egg) leaving no eggs. Tell Us The Day! A group of campers have been on vacation so long, that they?ve forgotten the day of the week. The following conversation ensues.Darryl: What?s the day? I don?t think it is Thursday, Friday or Saturday. Tracy: Well that doesn?t narrow it down much. Yesterday was Sunday. Melissa: Yesterday wasn?t Sunday, tomorrow is Sunday. Ben: The day after tomorrow is Saturday. Adrienne: The day before yesterday was Thursday. Susie: Tomorrow is Saturday. David: I know that the day after tomorrow is not Friday. If only one person?s statement is true, what day of the week is it? It is Wednesday. If it was any other day of the week, more than one statement would be true. To solve the riddle, evaluate each person?s statement and write down what day it could be according to the statement. David?s statement indicates it could be any day of the week except for Wednesday. When you list the days that it could be according to everyone?s statement, it turns out Wednesday is the day mentioned only one time.Darryl: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday Tracy: Monday Melissa: Saturday Ben: Thursday Adrienne: Saturday Susie: Friday David: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday Apples for the Family How can you distribute three apples to two fathers and their two sons, giving a whole apple to each. They are Grandfather – Father – Son. The middle is a father and a son at the same time! Scared of the Ocean Three men sitting in a small motorboat one mile from the shoreline. The first is afraid of water, the second afraid of drowning, and the third afraid of sharks. The boats motor is not operational and there is nothing to row with. How do they get to the shoreline. Get out and walk, the boat is one-mile inland! Which Weighs More? What weighs more? A pound of feathers or a pound of stones? The same. They both weigh a pound!