Riddles 7

Foot Size
A psychologist goes to a village in Africa and decides to compare foot size to intelligence. He notes that in general, as foot size increases, so does intelligence. How can this be?

He is measuring everyone’s feet, including the feet of the very small children. So the statistics will show that larger feet belong to the smarter people, the adults.
Clock Chimes
A clock chimes 5 times in 4 seconds. How many times will it chime in 10 seconds?

11 times. It chimes at zero and then once every second for 10 seconds.
Three Rooms
A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms. The first is full of raging fires, the second is full of assassins with loaded guns, and the third is full of lions that haven’t eaten in 3 years. Which room is safest for him?

The third. Lions that haven’t eaten in three years are dead.
Dollar Difference
What is the difference between a dollar and a half and thirty five-cents?

Nothing. A dollar and a half is the same as thirty five-cents (nickels). But not the same as thirty-five cents.
Old Coin
An archaeologist finds a coin dated 48 B.C. How did he know it was a fake?

BC is before Christ. Christ was not yet born when the coin would have been made and the date would be impossible.
Largest Island
What was the biggest island in the world before the discovery of Australia by Captain Cook?

Australia was always the biggest island in the world, even before it was discovered.
A Rubber Ball
A rubber ball is tossed off the top of a 90 foot building. Every time it bounces, it goes back up half way. How many bounces will the ball take before it stops?

The answer is infinite, in a gravity free world. But of course gravity will eventually stop it.
Number of Chairs
What’s the least number of chairs you would you need around a table to sit four fathers, two grandfathers, and four sons?

Four. The four fathers could be grandfathers and are definitely sons already.
A Significance
What is significant about 3661 seconds past midnight on 1st January 2001?

The time and date will be 01:01:01 on 01/01/01.
Smiles and Tears
Look at me.
I can bring a smile to your face,
A tear to your eye,
Or even a thought to your mind.
But, I can’t be seen.
What am I?

Your Memories.
Make Up Your Mind
You do not want to have it,
But when you do have it,
You do not want to lose it?
What is it?

A lawsuit.
All Three
No legs have I to dance,
No lungs have I to breathe,
No life have I to live or die
And yet I do all three.
What am I?

I am Fire.
Up and Down
What goes up and never comes down?

Your Age.
One Word
My first is often at the front door.
My second is found in the cereal family.
My third is what most people want.
My whole is one of the United States.

MATRIMONY (mat rye money).
Which is certainly a “united state”!
Not Spelled Right
One word in this sentence is misspelled. What word is it?

MISSPELLED. It isn’t spelled wrong, the one word in this sentence IS “misspelled.”
Playing Cards
Three playing cards in a row. Can you name them with these clues?
There is a two to the right of a king.
A diamond will be found to the left of a spade.
An ace is to the left of a heart.
A heart is to the left of a spade.
Now, identify all three cards.

Ace of Diamonds, King of Hearts, Two of Spades.
Not Big
If a man carried my burden he would break his back.
I am not big but leave silver in my tracks.
What am I?

A snail.
Divided Equally
Two mothers and two daughters go shopping. They have $21, which they split equally between them. How can this be possible?

There are only three people. One of the mothers is a daughter also, because there is a grandmother, a mother and a daughter! They each get $7 exactly.
Stranded Frog
There is a frog, dead in the middle of an island. If he swims north, the distance to the mainland is 2 meters. If he swims south, the distance to the mainland is 3 meters. If he swims east or west, the distance is 4 meters. Which way does he swim?

He doesn’t swim at all, he is dead.
Broken Usefulness
What is more useful when it is broken?

An egg.

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