Prepare to be the next Einstein with these logic riddles. These riddles will test your knowledge in more ways than one! Play with friends, family, or test yourself! Either way, you will think these logic riddles are clever enough to tell everyone you know. Don’t pass up the opportunity to prove you’ve got the brains to beat even Sherlock Holmes!
Kids are always looking to challenge themselves, like who can tie their shoes the fastest, who can eat the fastest, and the list goes on and on. You can share a new challenge with them by introducing these logic riddles that will make them come back for more!
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Q: Alex is Charlie’s father.
Who of them was born later?A: Charlie
Q: A brother and a sister were born in summer and in winter.
The sister was not born in winter.
Who was born in summer?A: The sister.
Q: I make two people out of one.
What am I?A: A mirror.
Q: What loses its head in the morning and gets it back at night?A: A pillow.
Q: What is the one thing that all wise men, regardless of their religion or politics, agree is between heaven and earth?
What is it?A: The Word “And”
Q: What letter comes next: O T T F F S S ?A: The letter E.
Q: The giraffe is taller than the kangaroo but shorter than the palm.
Which animal is the tallest?A: The giraffe
Q: What common English verb becomes its own past tence by rearranging its letters?A: Eat.
Q: If you have a cube, each edge two inches long, how many total square inches are there among all eight sides?A: Hard to say, since cubes have six sides.
Q: Think of words ending in -GRY. Angry and hungry are two of them. There are only three words in the English language. What is the third word? The word is something that everyone uses every day. If you have listened carefully, I have already told you what it is.A: Language.
Q: It occurs once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in an hour.A: The letter M
Q: Is it correct to say “the yolk of eggs is white” or “the yolk of eggs are white”?A: Neither, the yolk of eggs are yellow
Q: Is it legal for a man to marry his widow’s sister?A: No, because he’s dead.
Q: If a rooster lays an egg on the exact peak of a barn, which side does it fall?A: Roosters don’t lay eggs.
Q: There’s a variation that goes as follows: A man, his wife, and their son are in a car accident. They are all rushed to the hospital and the doctor says, “I can’t operate on him, he’s my son.”A: The doctor is the man’s father and the boy’s grandfather.
Q: A cowboy rides into town on Friday. He stays three days, then rides out of town on Friday. How?A: The horse’s name was Friday.
Q: When is a door not a door?A: When it’s ajar
Q: Why did the chicken cross the road?A: To get to the other side.
Q: Which stones cannot be found in a river?A: Dry stones cannot be found in a river. As for precious gems, sometimes they can.
Q: There are two coins on the table, three cents as a whole. One of them is not a one-cent coin. Which coins are there?A: There are a two-cent coin and a one-cent coin on the table. In the statement, we consider that only one of the coins is not a one-cent one.
Q: Where have potatoes been found first?A: The answer is quite simple — in the ground.
Q: What cannot fit even into the largest pot?A: The lid of this pot. Do not go to the kitchen to check it out — it would definitely get stuck!
Q: What can be standing and going, standing and hanging on, going and lying down at the same time?A: A clock.
Q: One can strike it up but not strike it down.
What is it?A: It is not even a sail. It is a conversation.
Q: I am the water, and I float over the water.
Who am I?A: An ice plate.
Q: Three tortoises are crawling. The first tortoise says: two tortoises are crawling after me. The second tortoise says: one tortoise crawls after me and another one in front of me. And the third tortoise says: two tortoises are crawling in front of me, and another one behind me.
How can this be?A: The tortoises are crawling in circles!
Q: You tell it not to come, but it still comes. You tell it not to go, but it still goes by.
What is it?A: Time
Q: The farm had two horses, one rabbit, one puppy, one cat, a pig, and a piglet, a cow and a calf, a turkey, and a goose. The owner came there with the dog. How many feet are there on the farm?A: 24 feet. Why so? Because only humans, horses, pigs, and cows have feet, while other animals at the farm have paws.
Q: You are on a plane. A horse is in front of you, and a car is behind you.
Where are you?A: You are riding a merry-go-round.
Q: Sometimes it rains with a strange water flow: it beats upwards with a hundred jets.
What is it?A: A fountain.
Q: The more you take from it, the larger it becomes.
What is it?A: A pit.
Q: What belongs to you, though others use it more often than you do?A: Your name
Q: How many eggs can be eaten on an empty stomach?A: Your appetite has nothing to do with it. On an empty stomach, you can eat only one egg because all the next ones would not be eaten on an empty stomach.
Q: 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?A: The third room, because those lions haven’t eaten in three years, so they are dead.
Q: Four golfers named Mr. Black, Mr. White, Mr. Brown and Mr. Blue were competing in a tournament. The caddy didn’t know their names, so he asked them. One of them, Mr. Brown, told a lie.
The 1st golfer said “The 2nd Golfer is Mr. Black.”
The 2nd golfer said “I am not Mr. Blue!”
The 3rd golfer said “Mr. White? That’s the 4th golfer.”
And the 4th golfer remained silent.
Which one of the golfers is Mr. Blue?A: The 3rd one
Q: I am a term used to confirm. But take away my front, my face, I become known as human avarice.A: Agreed.
Q: Born in an instant. I tell all stories. I can be lost. But I never die.
What am I?A: Memories
Q: A prisoner is told: “If you tell a lie, we will hang you and if you tell the truth, we will shoot you”.
What did the prisoner say to save himself?A: “You will hang me”
Q: Needed to jack, but also to carp. I can’t be used In rust, but can in the grass.
What am I?A: The letter “A”
Q: How do you go from 98 to 720 using just one letter?A: Add an “x” between “ninety” and “eight”. Ninety x Eight = 720.
Q: What is far behind us, and can be seen without looking at it?A: The past.
Q: I can fall off a building and live, but in water I will die.
What am I?A: Paper
Q: This both describes gorgeous woman and an excellent punch.A: Knockout.
Q: What type of drink is usually added to cereal in the morning?A: Milk.
Q: What is it that has a power socket on one end and a corkscrew on the other?A: Pig.
Q: A king wears one on his head.A: Crown.
Q: Sheets of paper that tell new stories each day.A: Newspaper
Q: I am a way to say goodbye to your sweetheart.
What am I?A: Kiss.
Q: Where do butterflies sleep?A: Caterpillows.
Q: What does a stone become when in the water?A: Whetstone.
Q: I am not very commonly found! Only in some rainforest! I have an odd number of toes! I’m very lazy and hang upside down!
What am I?A: Sloth.
Q: Use me to reward good behavior.
What am I?A: Treat
Q: If you are a man then your best friend will eat this for dinner.A: Dogfood.
Q: There is one in every corner and two in every room.A: O.
Q: Cycle Cycle Cycle.A: Tricycle.
Q: What can be seen but never found that only hides in the unwound?A: Relaxation.
Q: What do elves do after school?A: Gnomework
Q: What rains at the north pole?A: Reindeer.
Q: It stands upright and can be quite grand.
Its secret is not hidden but right at hand.
What is it?A: Piano.
Q: I go around and in the house, but never touches the house.
What am I?A: Sun.
Q: When it comes to me, you go on red and stops on green.
What am I?A: Sun.
Q: I’m a soft, sweet food made from a mixture of flour, shortening, eggs, sugar, and other ingredients, baked and often decorated.A: Cake
Q: I am a delicious way of representing data.
What am I?A: Pie chart.
Q: There are two ducks in front of a duck, two ducks behind a duck and a duck in the middle. How many ducks are there?A: Three. Two ducks are in front of the last duck; the first duck has two ducks behind; one duck is between the other two.
Q: Five people were eating apples, A finished before B, but behind C. D finished before E, but behind B. What was the finishing order?A: CABDE. Putting the first three in order, A finished in front of B but behind C, so CAB. Then, we know D finished before B, so CABD. We know E finished after D, so CABDE.
Q: Jack is looking at Anne. Anne is looking at George. Jack is married, George is not, and we don’t know if Anne is married. Is a married person looking at an unmarried person?A: Yes. If Anne is married, then she is married and looking at George, who is unmarried. If Anne is unmarried, then Jack, who is married, is looking at her. Either way, the statement is correct.
Q: The day before two days after the day before tomorrow is Saturday.
What day is it today?A: Friday. The “day before tomorrow” is today; “the day before two days after” is really one day after. So if “one day after today is Saturday,” then it must be Friday
Q: A man has 53 socks in his drawer: 21 identical blue, 15 identical black and 17 identical red. The lights are out and he is completely in the dark. How many socks must he take out to make 100 percent certain he has at least one pair of black socks?A: 40 socks. If he takes out 38 socks (adding the two biggest amounts, 21 and 17), although it is very unlikely, it is possible they could all be blue and red. To make 100 percent certain that he also has a pair of black socks he must take out a further two socks.
Q: This “burning rope” problem is a classic logic puzzle. You have two ropes that each take an hour to burn, but burn at inconsistent rates. How can you measure 45 minutes? (You can light one or both ropes at one or both ends at the same time.)A: Because they both burn inconsistently, you can’t just light one end of a rope and wait until it’s 75 percent of the way through. But, this is what you can do: Light the first rope at both ends, and light the other rope at one end, all at the same time. The first rope will take 30 minutes to burn (even if one side burns faster than the other, it still takes 30 minutes). The moment the first rope goes out, light the other end of the second rope. Because the time elapsed of the second rope burning was 30 minutes, the remaining rope will also take 30 minutes; lighting it from both ends will cut that in half to 15 minutes, giving you 45 minutes all together.
Q: You’re at a fork in the road in which one direction leads to the City of Lies (where everyone always lies) and the other to the City of Truth (where everyone always tells the truth). There’s a person at the fork who lives in one of the cities, but you’re not sure which one. What question could you ask the person to find out which road leads to the City of Truth?A: “Which direction do you live?” Someone from the City of Lies will lie and point to the City of Truth; someone from the City of Truth would tell the truth and also point to the City of Truth.
Q: A girl meets a lion and unicorn in the forest. The lion lies every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and the other days he speaks the truth. The unicorn lies on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and the other days of the week he speaks the truth. “Yesterday I was lying,” the lion told the girl. “So was I,” said the unicorn. What day is it?A: Thursday. The only day they both tell the truth is Sunday; but today can’t be Sunday because the lion also tells the truth on Saturday (yesterday). Going day by day, the only day one of them is lying and one of them is telling the truth with those two statements is Thursday.
Q: George, Helen, and Steve are drinking coffee. Bert, Karen, and Dave are drinking soda. Using logic, is Elizabeth drinking coffee or soda?A: Elizabeth is drinking coffee. The letter E appears twice in her name, as it does in the names of the others that are drinking coffee
Q: There are three people (Alex, Ben and Cody), one of whom is a knight, one a knave, and one a spy. The knight always tells the truth, the knave always lies, and the spy can either lie or tell the truth. Alex says: “Cody is a knave.” Ben says: “Alex is a knight.” Cody says: “I am the spy.” Who is the knight, who the knave, and who the spy?A: We know Ben isn’t telling the truth because if he was, there would be two knights; so Ben could be either the knave or the spy. Cody also can’t be the knight, because then his statement would be a lie. So that must mean Alex is the knight. Ben, therefore, must be the spy, since the spy sometimes tells the truth; leaving Cody as the knave.
Q: A farmer wants to cross a river and take with him a wolf, a goat and a cabbage. He has a boat, but it can only fit himself plus either the wolf, the goat or the cabbage. If the wolf and the goat are alone on one shore, the wolf will eat the goat. If the goat and the cabbage are alone on the shore, the goat will eat the cabbage. How can the farmer bring the wolf, the goat and the cabbage across the river without anything being eaten?A: First, the farmer takes the goat across. The farmer returns alone and then takes the wolf across, but returns with the goat. Then the farmer takes the cabbage across, leaving it with the wolf and returning alone to get the goat.
Q: Let’s pretend we’re on the metric system and use kilograms instead of pounds to give us a starting base number of 100. Four people (Alex, Brook, Chris and Dusty) want to cross a river in a boat that can only carry 100kg. Alex weighs 90kg, Brook weighs 80kg, Chris weighs 60kg and Dusty weighs 40kg, and they have 20kg of supplies. How do they get across?A: There may be a couple variations that will work, but here’s one way: Chris and Dusty row across (combined 100kg), Dusty returns. Alex rows over, and Chris returns. Chris and Dusty row across again, Dusty returns. Brook rows across with the supplies (combined 100kg), and Chris returns. Chris and Dusty row across again.
Q: This famous river crossing problem is known as the “bridge and torch” puzzle. Four people are crossing a bridge at night, so they all need a torch—but they just have one that only lasts 15 minutes. Alice can cross in one minute, Ben in two minutes, Cindy in five minutes and Don in eight minutes. No more than two people can cross at a time; and when two cross, they have to go at the slower person’s pace. How do they get across in 15 minutes?A: Alice and Ben cross first in two minutes, and Alice crosses back alone with the torch in one minute. Then the two slowest people, Cindy and Don, cross in eight minutes. Ben returns in two minutes, and Alice and Ben return in two minutes. They just made it in 15 minutes exactly.
Q: If five cats can catch five mice in five minutes, how long will it take one cat to catch one mouse?A: Five minutes. Using the information we know, it would take one cat 25 minutes to catch all five mice (5×5=25). Then working backward and dividing 25 by five, we get five minutes for one cat to catch each mouse
Q: A bad guy is playing Russian roulette with a six-shooter revolver. He puts in one bullet, spins the chambers and fires at you, but no bullet comes out. He gives you the choice of whether or not he should spin the chambers again before firing a second time. Should he spin again?A: Yes. Before he spins, there’s a one in six chance of a bullet being fired. After he spins, one of those chances has been taken away, leaving a one in five chance and making it more likely a bullet will be fired. Best to spin again.
Q: Same situation, but two bullets are put in consecutive chambers. Should you tell the bad guy to spin the chambers again?A: No. With two bullets, you have two chances in six (or one in three) to get hit with a bullet before he fires the first time. Because we know the previous round was one of four empty chambers, that leaves four positions the gun could now be in, with only one followed by a bullet; therefore leaving you with a one in four chance the second round will fire. Since one in four is better odds than one in three, he shouldn’t spin again.
Q: This one could also fall in the lying/truth category. A man is caught on the king’s property. He is brought before the king to be punished. The king says, “You must give me a statement. If it is true, you will be killed by lions. If it is false, you will be killed by trampling of wild buffalo. If I can’t figure it out, I’ll have to let you go.” Sure enough, the man was released. What was the man’s statement?A: “I will be killed by trampling of wild buffalo.” This stumped the king because if it’s true, he’ll be killed by lions, which would render the statement not true. If it’s a lie, he’d be killed by wild buffalo, which would make it a truth. Since the king had no solution, he had to let the man go.
Q: Susan and Lisa decided to play tennis against each other. They bet $1 on each game they played. Susan won three bets and Lisa won $5. How many games did they play?A: Eleven. Because Lisa lost three games to Susan, she had lost $3 ($1 per game). So, she had to win back that $3 with three more games, then win another five games to win $5.
Q: Open me, and you can’t see me without a mirror. Close me and you can’t see me at all.
What am I?A: Your eyes
Q: There is a barrel with no lid and some wine in it. “This barrel of wine is more than half full,” says the woman. “No, it’s not,” says the man. “It’s less than half full.” Without any measuring implements and without removing any wine from the barrel, how can they easily determine who is correct?A: Tilt the barrel until the wine barely touches the lip of the barrel. If the bottom of the barrel is visible then it is less than half full. If the barrel bottom is still completely covered by the wine, then it is more than half full.
Q: There are three bags, each containing two marbles. Bag A contains two white marbles, Bag B contains two black marbles, and Bag C contains one white marble and one black marble. You pick a random bag and take out one marble, which is white. What is the probability that the remaining marble from the same bag is also white?A: 2 out of 3. You know you don’t have Bag B. But because Bag A has two white marbles, you could have picked either marble; if you think of it as four marbles in total from Bags A and C, three white and one black, you’ll have a greater chance of picking another white marble.
Q: Three men are lined up behind each other. The tallest man is in the back and can see the heads of the two in front of him; the middle man can see the one man in front of him; the man in front can’t see anyone. They are blindfolded and hats are placed on their heads, picked from three black hats and two white hats. The extra two hats are hidden and the blindfolds removed. The tallest man is asked if he knows what color hat he’s wearing; he doesn’t. The middle man is asked if he knows; he doesn’t. But the man in front, who can’t see anyone, says he knows. How does he know, and what color hat is he wearing?A: Black. The man in front knew he and the middle man aren’t both wearing white hats or the man in the back would have known he had a black hat (since there are only two white hats). The man in front also knows the middle man didn’t see him with a white hat because if he did, based on the tallest man’s answer, the middle man would have known he himself was wearing a black hat. So, the man in front knows his hat must be black.
Q: There are three crates, one with apples, one with oranges, and one with both apples and oranges mixed. Each crate is closed and labeled with one of three labels: Apples, Oranges, or Apples and Oranges. The label maker broke and labeled all of the crates incorrectly. How could you pick just one fruit from one crate to figure out what’s in each crate?A: Pick a fruit from the crate marked Apples and Oranges. If that fruit is an apple, you know that the crate should be labeled Apples because all of the labels are incorrect as they are. Therefore, you know the crate marked Apples must be Oranges (if it were labeled Apples and Oranges, the Oranges crate would be labeled correctly, and we know it isn’t), and the one marked Oranges is Apples and Oranges. Alternately, if you picked an orange from the crate marked Apples and Oranges, you know that crate should be marked Oranges, the one marked Oranges must be Apples, and the one marked Apples must be Apples and Oranges.
Q: What only works the first time you use it?A: A match
Q: A teacher writes six words on a board: “cat dog has max dim tag.” She gives three students, Albert, Bernard and Cheryl each a piece of paper with one letter from one of the words. Then she asks, “Albert, do you know the word?” Albert immediately replies yes. She asks, “Bernard, do you know the word?” He thinks for a moment and replies yes. Then she asks Cheryl the same question. She thinks and then replies yes. What is the word?A: Dog. Albert knows right away because he has one of the unique letters that only appear once in all the words: c o h s x i. So, we know the word is not “tag.” All of these unique letters appear in different words, except for “h” and “s” in “has,” and Bernard can figure out what the word is from the unique letters that are left: t, g, h, s. This eliminates “max” and “dim.” Cheryl can then narrow it down the same way. Because there is only one unique letter left, the letter “d,” the word must be “dog.” (For more on this answer, watch the video below.)
Q: You have five boxes in a row numbered 1 to 5, in which a cat is hiding. Every night he jumps to an adjacent box, and every morning you have one chance to open a box to find him. How do you win this game of hide and seek?A: Check boxes 2, 3, and 4 in order until you find him. Here’s why: He’s either in an odd or even-numbered box. If he’s in an even box (box 2 or 4) and you check box 2 and here’s there, great; if not you know he was in box 4, which means the next night he will move to box 3 or 5. The next morning, check box 3; if he’s not there that means he was in box 5 and so the next night he’ll be in box 4, and you’ve got him. If he was in an odd-numbered box to begin with (1, 3, or 5), though, you might not find him in that first round of checking boxes 2, 3 and 4. But if this is the case, you know that on the fourth night he’ll have to be in an even-numbered box (because he switches every night: odd, even, odd, even), so then you can start the process again as described above. This means if you check boxes 2, 3, and 4 in that order, you will find him within two rounds (one round of 2, 3, 4; followed by another round of 2, 3, 4). For more on this answer, watch the video below.
Q: The “Monty Hall” problem was made famous when it appeared in Parade magazine’s “Ask Marilyn” column in 1990, and it was so counterintuitive it had everyone from high school students to top mathematical minds questioning the answer—but rest assured, the solution is accurate. Named for the Let’s Make a Deal game show host, the puzzle goes like this: You are given three doors to choose from, one of which contains a car and the other two contain goats. After you’ve chosen one but haven’t opened it, Monty, who knows where everything is, reveals the location of a goat from behind one of the other two doors. Should you stick with your original choice or switch, if you want the car?A: You should switch. At the beginning, your choice starts out as a one in three chance of picking the car; the two doors with goats contain 2/3 of the chance. But since Monty knows and shows you where one of the goats is, that 2/3 chance now rests solely with the third door (your choice retains its original 1/3 chance; you were more likely to pick a goat to begin with). So, the odds are better if you switch.
Q: You walk up to a mountain that has two paths. One leads to the other side of the mountain, and the other will get you lost forever. Two twins know the path that leads to the other side. You can ask them only one question. Except! One lies and one tells the truth, and you don’t know which is which. So, What do you ask?A: You ask each twin What would your brother say?. This works because…. Well let’s say the correct path is on the left side. So say you asked the liar “What would your brother say?” Well, the liar would know his brother was honest and he would say the left side, but since the liar lies, he would say right. If you asked the honest twin the same question, he would say right, because he knows his brother will lie. Therefore, you would know that the correct path was the left!
Q: You buy me taken apart, To redo what has been undone; Four of my pieces have one sharp corner, The rest of them have none.
What am I?A: A jigsaw puzzle
Q: A logician with some time to kill in a small town decided to get a haircut. The town had only two barbers, each with his own shop. The logician glanced into one shop and saw that it was extremely untidy. The barber needed a shave, his clothes were unkempt, and his hair was badly cut. The other shop was extremely neat. The barber was freshly shaved and spotlessly dressed, his hair neatly trimmed. Why did the logician return to the first shop for his haircut?A: Each barber must have cut the other’s hair. The logician picked the barber who had given his rival the better haircut.
Q: 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 – one 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?A: 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!
Q: One of the four words does not belong with the other three. Which word does not belong? What is it that the others have in common? 1. Green, yellow, red, blue. 2. April, December, November, June. 3. Cirrus, calculus, cumulus, stratus. 4. Carrots, radishes, potatoes, cabbages. 5. Fork, comb, rake, shovel.A: 1. Green. Yellow, red and blue are primary colors, green is not. 2. December. The other months have only 30 days. 3. Calculus. The others are cloud types. 4. Cabbage. The others are vegetables that grow underground. 5. Shovel. The others have prongs.
Q: It’s raining, and you pass a bus stop. There are three people there; your trustworthy friend, the love of your life, and a woman about to go into labor. Your smart car only has two seats.
What do you do?A: You first give your keys to your friend and let them take the woman to a hospital, then you wait for the bus with your love.
Q: What’s 3/7 chicken, 2/3 cat, and 2/4 goat?A: Chicago. The first three words out of seven of chicken are CHI, the first two words out of 3 of cat are CA, and the first two words out of goat are GO. Therefore making, (CHI)(CA)(GO)
Q: What’s the least number of chairs you would need around a table to sit four fathers, two grandfathers, and four sons?A: Four. The four fathers could be grandfathers and are definitely sons already.
Q: If a wheel has 64 spokes, how many spaces are there between the spokes?A: 64. The space that comes after the 64th spoke, would be just before the first spoke.
Q: Many years ago, a wealthy old man was near death. He wished to leave his fortune to one of his three children. The old man wanted to know that his fortune would be in wise hands. He stipulated that his estate would be left to the child who would sing him half as many songs as days that he had left to live. The eldest son said he couldn’t comply because he didn’t know how many days his father had left to live, and besides he was too busy. The youngest son said the same thing. The man ended up leaving his money to his third child, a daughter. What did his daughter do?A: Every other day, the daughter sang her father a song.
Q: If you go to the movies and you’re paying, is it cheaper to take one friend to the movies twice, or two friends to the movies at the same time?A: It’s cheaper to take two friends at the same time. In this case, you would only be buying three tickets, whereas if you take the same friend twice you are buying four tickets.
Q: What word of five letters has only one left when two letters are removed?A: Stone Remove ‘St’ and you’re left with ‘One’
Q: If you see me, I see you. If you move, then I’ll move too. When you touch me, I touch you. I do everything you do except for one thing. No matter how hard I try, I can never speak.
What am I?A: Your reflection in a mirror.
Q: I can bring tears to your eyes; resurrect the dead, make you smile, and reverse time. I form in an instant but last a lifetime.
What am I?A: A Memory.
Q: Wednesday,Tom and Joe went to a restaurant and ate dinner. When they were done they paid and left. Tom and Joe didn’t pay.
Who did?A: Wednesday. The name of the third person in the group, not the day.’
Q: A man was found dead in his study. He was slumped over his desk and a gun was in his hand. There was a cassette recorder on his desk. When the police entered the room and pressed the play button on the tape recorder they heard: “I can’t go on. I have nothing to live for.” Then there was the sound of a gunshot. How did the detective immediately know that the man had been murdered and it wasn’t a suicide?A: The cassette had started at the beginning of the man’s utterance. Someone else had to be there to rewind the tape.
Q: I only have two backbones and thousands of ribs.
What am I?A: A railroad
Q: A magician had a water glass that was filled to the top. Holding the glass above his head he let it drop to the carpet without spilling a single drop of water. How could he manage to drop the glass from a height of six feet and not spill any water?A: The glass was filled, but not with water.
Q: Which clock works best, the one that loses a minute a day, or the one that doesn’t work at all?A: The one that doesn’t work is best. 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).
Q: bcdfgh__?A: J (this is a sequential list of consonants).
Q: A wealthy man named Richard Ellis had been counting his money. When he finished, he accidentally left a $100.00 bill on his desk. But when he returned for it a short while later, it was gone. Only two other people could have seen the bill. One was the maid; the other was the butler. The maid told him that she had hidden it for safekeeping under a green book that was on the desk. But when they looked the bill was not there. The butler said he had found the bill where the maid had left it. He had placed it inside the book, where he thought there was less chance that somebody would find it. He had written down the page numbers so that he would not forget them. The bill was between pages 35 and 36, he said. But when they looked, there was no money in the book. After Mr. Ellis had talked to the maid and the butler, he called the police. He knew who had taken the money. Who was it, and how did he know?A: The butler did it. Mr. Ellis knew the butler was lying because pages 35 and 36 in a book are always printed on opposite sides of the same piece of paper.
Q: I have legs but walk not, a strong back but work not, two good arms but reach not, a seat but sit and tarry not.
What am I?A: An Armchair
Q: I am cold to the touch but yet I burn if held.
What am I?A: I am dry ice. Dry ice is frozen, solid, carbon dioxide that freezes at −109.2F. The extreme cold makes it dangerous to handle with bare skin.
Q: I come in different shapes and sizes. Parts of me are curved, others are straight. You can put me anywhere you like, but there is only one right place for me.
What am I?A: Jigsaw puzzle pieces.
Q: You are sitting at a table eating lunch and there are ten flies on the table. With a quick swat, you are able to kill three flies. How many flies are left on the table?A: You killed three flies which remain on the table. The others flew off when you swatted.
Q: I welcome the day with a show of light, I stealthily came here in the night. I bathe the earthy stuff at dawn, But by noon, alas! I’m gone.
What am I?A: The morning dew!
Q: From house to house I go, sometimes narrow, sometimes wide. And whether there’s rain or snow I always stay outside.
What am I?A: A Path
Q: What brightens your day when it’s dark, although it’s usually in the shade?A: A lamp.
Q: Why can’t a woman, who is now living in Canada, not be buried in the USA?A: Because she is still alive!
Q: I always point in the right direction. My instructions are written in black and white. Disobey me and pay the consequences. I will never say more than two words at a time. What am I?A: A “One Way” sign!
Q: What is the easiest way to throw a ball, have it stop, and completely reverse direction after traveling a short distance?A: Toss it straight up in the air.
Q: I am one with eight to spare, lest I lose my one. I’m not a number.
What am I?A: A Cat. ( Nine Lives )
Q: Soldiers line up spaced with pride, Two long rows lined side by side. One sole unit can decide If the rows will unite or divide. Tell me, tell me, scream it out. What’s the thing I talk about?A: A zipper.
Q: What liquid is represented by “hijklmno”?A: Water. Hijklmno is “H to O” in the alphabet. Water is H20.
Q: If a rooster laid 11 eggs and the farmer took 5 of them and another rooster laid 14 eggs and 5 of them were rotten. How many eggs were left?A: 0, Roosters don’t lay eggs.
Q: I cannot be felt, seen or touched; Yet I can be found in everybody; My existence is always in debate; Yet I have my own style of music.
What Am I?A: I’m a soul.
Q: What is the first thing a gardener sets in his garden?A: His foot
Q: A man takes a barrel that weighs 20 pounds and then puts something in it. It now weighs less than 20 pounds. What did he put in the barrel?A: He put a hole in the barrel to make it weigh less.
Q: How far can a dog run into the woods?A: Halfway, any farther and he would be running out of the woods.
Q: James ordered a fishing rod, priced at $3.56. Unfortunately, James is an Eskimo who lives in a very remote part of Greenland and the import rules there forbid any package longer than 4 feet to be imported. The fishing rod was 4 feet and 1 inch, just a little too long, so how can the fishing rod be mailed to James without breaking the rules? Ideally, James would like the fishing rod to arrive in one piece!A: Insert the fishing rod into a box which measures 4 feet on all sides, the fishing rod will fit within the diagonal of the box with room to spare.
Q: You get many of me, but never enough. After the last one, your life soon will snuff. You may have one of me but one day a year, When the last one is gone, your life disappears. What am I?A: Your birthday.
Q: My thunder rolls beneath me, my lightning flares above. I dust the crust, and when I bust, all I touch will I shove. What am I?A: I am a volcano
Q: 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?A: 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.
Q: What is the last thing you take off before going to bed?A: Your feet from the floor.
Q: In the olden days, you are a clever thief charged with treason against the king and sentenced to death. But the king decided to be a little lenient and let you choose your own way to die. What way should you choose?A: Choose to die of old age.
Q: If a farmer has 5 haystacks in one field and 4 haystacks in the other field, how many haystacks would he have if he combined them all in another field?A: One. He Combined them into one.
Q: We both come together, But one comes first. What am I?A: Twins
Q: What goes up, but at the same time goes down, up to the sky and down to the ground, my present tense and my past tense too, lets go for a ride just me and you.
What am I?A: A see-saw
Q: 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?A: The letter V.
Q: Test Mars. What is the anagrammed word?A: Smartest
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