Riddles

1.

2 + 2 x 2 =... What do you get?

2.

A barrel of water weighs 50 pounds.
What must you add to it to make it weigh 35 pounds?

3.

The numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
and 9 must be put in the square below, replacing the "x" in such a way that
the sums of the numbers in each row, column, and diagonal are equal. How
should the numbers be arranged in the square?

4.

If Sausages are 12$ a dozen, how much
would it cost for 100 Sausages?

5.

I bought a golden coin on Ebay for
$700, sold it for $800, bought it back again for $900, and sold it again for
$1000. How much profit did I make? (without considering Ebay fees)

6.

What is one thing that all wise men,
regardless of their religion or affiliation, agree is between right and
wrong?

7.

A girl spends one fifth of the money
in her purse. She then spends one fifth of what remains in the purse. She
spends 72$ in all. How much money did she have from the beginning?

8.

A Street that is 60 yards long has a
plant every 12 yards on both sides. How many total plants on the entire
street?

9.

Take 2 coins from 3 coins. What do you
have now?

10.

If A x B = 2, C x D = 12, B x D = 3,
and B x C = 4, what does A x B x C x D equal?

11.

You have 12 black socks and 12 white
socks mixed up in a drawer. It's early in the morning and you don't have any
light to see the colors. How many socks must you pull out (blindly) to be
sure of getting a matching pair?

12.

Find the number that logically
completes the following series: 2, 3, 5, 9, 17,

13.

What number comes next in this series:
9, 16, 25, 36?

14.

If it takes 5 minutes to dry a tshirt
on a clothes wire, how long would it take to dry 5 tshirts?

15.

Divide 40 by 1/2 and add ten. What do
you get?

16.

At a secret family meeting, everyone
shakes hands exactly once with every other person present. If there was a
total of 28 handshakes, how big was the family?

17.

A farmer has 17 sheep, all but 9 die.
How many are left?

18.

I'm full of holes but I can still hold
water. What am I?

19.

If a billion comes after a million,
what number follows a billion?

20.

Some months have 30 days, some months
have 31 days. How many have 28?

21.

Mr. & Mrs. Anderson have 5
children. Of these five, half are boys. How is this possible?

22.

Even if you take my skin off I won't
cry, but you will. What am I?

23.

I am a three digit number. My tens
digit is five more than my ones digit. My hundreds digit is eight less than
my tens digit. What number am I?

24.

How many 9's are in the range of
numbers from 1 to 100?

25.

The Anderson family has a mother,
father and 4 daughters. Each daughter has one brother. How many people are in
the family?

26.

Angela's father has four daughters:
Lala, Lele, and Lulu ... can you guess the forth name?

27.

Two girls are taking a test. They are
identical. They have the same mother, father and birthday. They were asked,
"Are you twins?" they simply answer, "no, we are not". How is this
possible?

28.

The more there is, the less you see.
What am I?

29.

You have two buckets; one holds
exactly 5 gallons and the other 3 gallons. How can you measure 4 gallons of
water into the 5 gallon bucket? (Assume you have an unlimited supply of water
and that there are no measurement markings of any kind on the buckets).

30.

The owner of a pet store tried to
clean the cages of some canaries, but then when he tried to put them back he
was lost. If he puts in one canary per cage, he has one bird without a cage.
If he puts in two canaries per cage, he has one cage empty. How many cages
and canaries does he have?

31.

My daughter has many sisters. She has
as many sisters as she has brothers. Each of her brothers has twice as many
sisters as brothers. How many sons and daughters do I have?

32.

If yesterday had been Wednesday's
tomorrow and tomorrow is Sunday's yesterday, what day would today be?

33.

I have two US coins totaling 55 cents.
One is not a nickel. What are the coins?

34.

What did Washington become after his
10th year?

35.

A prisoner is told "If you tell a
lie we will hang you; if you tell the truth we will shoot you." What can
he say to save himself?

36.

A farmer came to town with some
pumpkins. He sold half of them plus half a pumpkin, and found that he had one
whole pumpkin left. How many pumpkins did he take to town?

37.

Joshua was born in summer, yet his
date of birth is December 24th, how is this possible? How is this possible?

38.

Which is faster, hot or cold?

39.

Name an eight letter word that has kst
in the middle, in the beginning, and at the end.

40.

Why is a math book sad?

41.

A black cat stand in the middle of a
street in a city with houses painted black. None of the street lights are
working due to a power failure. A car with two broken headlights is heading
right for the dog but turns at the last minute to avoid hitting him. How
could the driver have seen the dog just at the last moment?

42.

What kind of beans never grow in a
garden?

43.

You have two candles that take exactly
one hour to burn, but they don't burn at a steady rate. For example, one
candle could take 59 minutes to burn the first inch and then burn the rest of
the candle in the last minute. How would you use these two candles to measure
45 minutes?

44.

A clerk in the butcher shop is 6''
tall. Can you guess what he weighs?

45.

Which is heavier, milk or cream?

46.

If a stamp and an envelope cost a
dollar and a dime (10 cents), and the stamp costs a dollar more than the
envelope, how much does the envelope cost?

47.

Before Jupiter was discovered, what
was the biggest planet on the solar system?

48.

What's the capital of New York State?
Is it New York, or New York City?

49.

If it were two hours later, it would
be half as long until midnight as it would be if it were an hour later. What
time is it?

50.

Can giraffes have babies?

51.

How many animals of each sex did Moses
take on the ark?

52.

How much dirt can be removed from a
hole which is 5 feet deep, 6 feet wide and 8 feet long?

53.

Three men ate in a restaurant and the
check came to $25. Each man gave the waiter $10 and told him to keep $2 out
of the change as a tip. The waiter returned with $3 and each man took $1. So
each man had paid $9 making a total of 27, and the waiter got $2, what
happened to the other $1?

54.

What did the banana say to the dog?

55.

What is more powerful than God, the
poor have, the rich need, and if you eat it you die?

56.

Why are 2001 American dollar in bills
worth more than 2000 American dollar in bills?

57.

Why won't an Eskimo, even if he or she
is starving attempt to catch and eat a penguin?

58.

A glass of water with a single ice
cube sits on a table. When the ice has completely melted, will the level of
the water have increased, decreased or remain unchanged?

59.

You are participating in a race. You
overtake the second person. What position do you finish?

60.

A little girl tells you, "Hey I
was seven years old two days ago, but I'll be ten next year." How is
this possible?

61.

A girl who was just learning to drive
went down a oneway street in the wrong direction, but didn't break the law.
How come?

62.

An 18wheeler is crossing a 4
kilometer bridge that can only support 10,000 kilograms and that's exactly
how much the rig weighs. Halfway across the bridge a 30 gram sparrow lands on
the cab, do you think the bridge will collapse or not?

63.

Which is greener a stop light or a
green pepper?

64.

According to most state laws, the
attempt to commit a certain crime is punishable, but actually committing the
crime is not. What is the crime?

65.

Seven is an odd number. How can it be made
even?

66.

You have a dog, a rabbit and a bag of
carrots. You must cross a river with only one of them at a time. If you leave
the dog with the rabbit it will eat it; if you leave the rabbit with the
carrots it will eat it. How can you get all three across safely?

67.

You have a four minute sandglass timer
and a seven minute sandglass timer. Can you start at a certain time and stop
after 9 min by using only the given sandglasses.

68.

What is the color of the black box in
a commercial airplane?

69.

What four words appear on every
denomination of U. S. coins?

70.

Which is correct to say: "The yolk of
the eggs are white" or "The yolk of the egg is white"?

71.

An ice cream cone cost a dollar more
than a peppermint. Together they cost $1.10. How much did each of them cost?

72.

What is the beginning of eternity? The
end of time and space. The beginning of every end. And the end of every
place?

73.

What occurs once in every two minutes,
twice in every moment, yet never in a thousand years?

74.

If you had only one match and entered
a cold and dark room, where there was an oil burner, a kerosene lamp and a
candle, which would you light first?

75.

Three closed boxes have either white
marbles, black marbles or both, and they are labeled white, black and both.
However, you're told that each of the labels is wrong. You may reach into one
of the boxes and pull out only one marble. Which box should you remove a
marble from to determine the contents of all three boxes?

76.

A man who was not wearing a parachute
jumped out of a plane. He landed on hard ground yet was unhurt. Why?

77.

Which is more valuable, one pound of
$10 gold coins or half a pound of $20 gold coins?

78.

A plane crashes on the Canadian  US
border. In which country do you bury the survivors?

79.

What 5 letter word becomes shorter
when you add 2 letters to it?

80.

If an electric train is going south
and the wind is blowing north, what direction is the smoke going ?

81.

Four cars come to a four way stop, all
coming from a different direction. They can't decide who got there first, so
they all go forward at the same time. They do not crash into each other, but
all four cars go. How is this possible?

82.

Four men sat down to play, they played
all night, they played for cash and not for fun, they all won money and no
one of them lost, how come?

83.

If you had a ton of feathers, and a
ton of stones, which would be heavier?

84.

There was an airplane crash, every
single person died, but two people survived. How is this possible?

85.

Is half of two plus two equal to two
or three?

86.

What kind of flowers grow on your
face?

87.

You are standing outside a closed
door. On the other side of the door is a room that has three light bulbs in
it. The room is completely sealed off from the outside. It has no windows and
nothing can get in or out except through the door. On the outside of the room
there are three light switches that control each of the respective light
bulbs on the other side of the door. Your assignment is to determine which
light switch controls which light bulb. You are allowed to enter the room
only once, and once you come out, you must be able to state with 100%
certainty which light switch controls which light bulb.

88.

General Macarthur and some of the
retired soldiers were exchanging old war stories. General MacArthur mentioned
that he led a battalion against a German division during World War I. Through
brilliant maneuvers, he defeated them and captured valuable territory. After
the battle he was presented with a sword bearing the inscription "To
Captain MacArthur, Bravery and Leadership. World War I. From the Men of
Battalion 6." One soldier thought that General Macarthur is lying, why
is that?

89.

Is it possible for one's grandmother
to be younger than one's mother?

90.

If you're 8 feet away from a door and
with each move you advance half the distance to the door. How many moves will
it take to reach the door?

91.

You are my son, but I'm not your
father. Who am I?

92.

What's the capital of Alaska? Is it
Anchorage, or Ancourage?
