Riddles 6 June 28, 2007 by admin All Four Sides You are in a room that is completely bricked in on all four sides, including the ceiling and floor. You have nothing but a mirror and a wooden table in the room with you. How do you get out? You look in the mirror you see what you saw, you take the saw and you cut the table in half, two halves make a whole, and you climb out the hole. Set of Footprints A man was found dead out in a field of snow. The only tracks that were left was a set of footprints between two parallel lines. Who should the police be looking for? A man in a wheelchair. White and Black I’m sometimes white, Although sometimes I’m black. I take you there, But never bring you back. What am I? I’m a Hearse. A Large Truck A large truck is crossing a bridge 1 mile long. The bridge can only hold 14000 lbs, which is the exact weight of the truck. The truck makes it half way across the bridge and stops. A bird lands on the truck. Does the bridge collapse? No, it does not collapse. Because it has driven a half mile – you would subtract the gas used from the total weight of the truck. Widow’s Sister Does the law allow a man to marry his widow’s sister? Of course not. If he has a widow then he’s dead. And dead people can’t get married. Bury Me Why can’t a woman, who is now living in Canada, not be buried in the USA? Because she is still alive! Rungs of a Ladder The rungs of a 10 foot ladder attached to a ship are 1 foot apart. If the water is rising at the rate of one foot an hour, how long will it take until the water covers over the ladder? It will never cover the ladder because as the water rises, so will the floating ship. Not Twins Two girls have the same parents and were born at the same hour of the same day of the same month, but they are not twins. How can this be possible? They were not born in the same year. Barber’s Door A sign on the barber’s door says “I shave only those who do not shave themselves”. Does the barber shave himself? There is no answer; it’s a paradox. It cannot be made to work. Claustrophobia A train just leaves a station and enters a tunnel. Where is the best place for a claustrophobic person to sit? In the back. See, the train is still accelerating as it is leaving the station so the train will be moving faster when the back of the train enters the tunnel. Marathon Man The marathon man timed himself and found out that if he wore a bright white outfit he ran 20 miles in 80 minutes, but when he wore a dark outfit, he ran 20 miles in one hour and twenty minutes. What does this mean for his next race? Absolutely nothing, as 80 minutes equals an hour and twenty minutes. Lose a Minute Which clock works best, the one that loses a minute a day, or the one that doesn’t work at all? The one that doesn’t work is best as it will always be correct twice a day, but the one that loses a minute a day will not be correct again for 720 days (losing 720 minutes or 12 hours). Lucky Die If you toss a die and it comes up with the number one 9 times in a row, what is the probability that it will come up with one on the next throw? One in six. A die has no memory of what it last showed. Next Name A pregnant lady named her children: Dominique, Regis, Michelle, Fawn, Sophie and Lara. What will she name her next child? Jessica, Katie, Abby or Tilly? Tilly. She seems to follow the scale Do, Re, Me, Fa, So, La, and then Ti. Same Tea A woman was horrified to find a fly in her tea. The waiter took her cup and went into the kitchen and returned with a fresh cup of tea. She shouted, “You brought me the same tea!” How did she know? She had already put sugar in it and when she tasted the new tea it was already sweet. Pet Parrot A petshop owner had a parrot with a sign on its cage that said “Parrot repeats everything it hears.” A young man bought the parrot and for two weeks he spoke to it and it didn’t say a word. He returned the parrot but the shopkeeper said he never lied about the parrot. How can this be? The parrot was deaf! Shorter Word Which word in the English language becomes shorter when it is lengthened? Short. Three Oranges If you have three oranges and you take away two, how many will you have? Two. The two you took. True or False The following sentence is false. The preceding sentence is true. Are these sentences true or false? Neither, it’s a paradox. If the first is true, then the second must be false, which makes the first false; it doesn’t work. Not Your Brother You give someone a dollar. You are this person’s brother, but the person is not your brother. How can that be? It’s your sister!