Riddles 41 July 5, 2007 by admin In Tarts What’s long and thin, covered in skin; red in parts, and put in tarts? Rhubarb. Quack Riddle What is a computer virus? A terminal illness. Used Uselessly When I’m used, I’m useless, once offered, soon rejected. In desperation oft expressed, the intended not protected. What am I? A poor alibi or excuse. Easy To Flex When liquid splashes me, none seeps through. When I am moved alot, liquid I spew. When I am hit, color I change. And color, I come in quite a range. What I cover is very complex, and I am very easy to flex. What am I? I’m skin! Not A Single Word! When Miss Millie purchased her new parrot, the salesman assured her that it would repeat any word it heard. About a week later, Miss Millie returned the parrot complaining it hadn’t uttered a single word. Given that the salesman had spoken the truth about the parrot’s abilities, why wouldn’t the bird talk? The parrot was DEAF. Fly Away, Astray When set loose I fly away, Never so cursed as when I go astray. What am I? A fart. Before Yesterday When the day after tomorrow is yesterday, today will be as far from Wednesday as today was from Wednesday when the day before yesterday was tomorrow. What is the day after this day? The day is Thursday! Fruits Galore! Which does not belong in this group: Apple, Grape, Banana, Cherry, Pear The Banana. It’s the only one that needs peeled before eating. Don’t Belong Which of the following words don’t belong in the group and why? CORSET, COSTER, SECTOR, ESCORT, COURTS Courts. All of the others are anagrams of each other. Letter A Which word that begins with the letter I, and by adding the letter A, becomes another word that is pronounced the same? Isle and Aisle. Total Darkness Which would see most clearly in total darkness? A bat, a tiger, or an owl. None. In total darkness it is impossible to see anything. George’s Choice While exploring the wilds of Canada, George was captured by hostile wood fairies. Zion, the powerful chief of the fairies told him he could make one final statement which would determine how he would die. If the statement he made was false, he would be boiled in water. If the statement were true, he would be fried in oil. George found neither of this options too his liking, so he made a statement that got him out of this seemingly impossible situation. What is the one statement he could have made? George said: “You will boil me in water.” The fairies were faced with a dilemma. If they boil him in water, that would make his statement true, which means he should have been fried in oil. They can only fry him in oil if he makes a true statement, but if they do, it would make his final statement false. The fairies had no way our of their situation so they were forced to set George free. Look Before You Hop! While mixing sand, gravel, and cement for the foundation of a house, a worker noticed a small bird hopping along the top of the foundation wall. The bird misjudged a hop and fell down one of the holes between the blocks. The bird was down too far for anyone to reach it and the hole was too small for it to fly out of. Someone suggested using two sticks to reach down into the hole and pull the bird out, but this idea was rejected for fear it would injure the fragile bird. What would be the easiest way to get the bird out of the hole without injuring it? Since they had plenty of sand available, they could pour a little at a time into the hole. The bird would constantly keep shifting its position so that it stood on the rising sand. Metal Washer Ring While playing with a metal washer shaped like a ring, Dave accidently pushed it on his finger too far and couldn’t get it off. Trying to remove it using soap and water didn’t work. The hospital sent him to a service station thinking they could cut the metal. Since the ring was made with a specially hardened steel, it couldn’t be cut. Just then Bob arrived on the scene and suggested an easy way to remove the washer in just a few minutes. What was his solution? Bob suggested that Dave hold his finger in the air while someone wound a piece of string tightly around his finger just above the metal ring. The string forced the swelling down. As they unwounded the string from the end nearest the ring, someone else slid the ring up. They continued winding and unwinding the string until the ring could be easily removed. Man’s Name? While walking down the street I met a man. He tipped his hat and drew his cane and in this riddle I told his name. What is the man’s name? And drew = ANDREW. Featherless Bird White bird, featherless, flyin’ out o’ paradise, flyin’ over sea and land, dyin’ in my hand. What is it? A snowflake! No Hands Who is that with a neck and no head, two arms and no hands? A shirt. Mankind Who killed one-fourth of mankind? Cain (who killed Abel, leaving only himself, Adam and Eve). Wooden Leg Why can’t you take a picture of a man with a wooden leg? Because you need a camera, wooden legs don’t take very good pictures Scuba Diving Why do scuba divers fall backwards out of a boat? Because if they fell forward, they’d fall into the Boat!