The Riddle Thread

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  1. SilverHawk

    SilverHawk General Iroh - Dragon of the West

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    Anman has been banned for a few days. You can expect him back late on Friday, EST.
     
  2. sjakie

    sjakie Cookie Be Awesome!

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    Yet another riddle with the answer time if you ask me :D
     
  3. thewrongvine

    thewrongvine The Evolved Panda Commandant Staff Member

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    EROSION! lol... Time!?

    and to Cheddar... Awesome avatar i love it. :D
     
  4. Halahan

    Halahan To die will be an awfully big adventure.

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    to Anman-time/a little death
     
  5. NotTheHelper

    NotTheHelper Yeah, its under your bed.

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    A bunch of riddles i found online.
    1. What row of numbers comes next in this series?

    1
    11
    21
    1211
    111221
    312211
    13112221
    2. A man was to be sentenced, and the judge told him, "You may make a statement. If it is true, I'll sentence you to four years in prison. If it is false, I'll sentence you to six years in prison." After the man made his statement, the judge decided to let him go free. What did the man say?

    3. You have a barrel of oil, and you need to measure out just one gallon. How do you do this if you only have a three-gallon container and a five-gallon container?
    4. If your sock drawer has 6 black socks, 4 brown socks, 8 white socks, and 2 tan socks, how many socks would you have to pull out in the dark to be sure you had a matching pair?

    5. What is broken every time it's spoken?
    6. How did Mark legally marry three women in Michigan, without divorcing any of them, becoming legally separated, or any of them dying?

    7. Mom and Dad have four daughters, and each daughter has one brother. How many people are in the family?
    Short Hard Riddles

    8. What English word retains the same pronunciation, even after you take away four of its five letters?

    9. If I say "Everything I tell you is a lie," am I telling you the truth or a lie?
    10. What work can a painter never quite finish?
    11. Why wasn't Bertha put in jail after killing dozens of people?
    12. Why wasn't John able to take a photo of his mother with curlers?

    13. If there are three cups of sugar and you take one away, how many do you have?

    14. What has a mouth but can't chew?

    15. How many letters are in the alphabet?

    16. What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?
    17. What can travel around the world while staying in a corner?
    18. Food can help me survive, but water will kill me. What am I?

    19. Take away the whole and some still remains. What is it?

    20. What stinks when living and smells good when dead?

    21. When is it bad luck to meet a white cat?

    22. If it has a quart capacity, how many pennies can you put into a empty piggy bank?
    And One More Hard Riddle

    23. Which of the following statements are true?

    1. At least one of these ten statements is false.
    2. At least two of these ten statements are false.
    3. At least three of these ten statements are false.
    4. At least four of these ten statements are false.
    5. At least five of these ten statements are false.
    6. At least six of these ten statements are false.
    7. At least seven of these ten statements are false.
    8. At least eight of these ten statements are false.
    9. At least nine of these ten statements are false.
    10. At least ten of these ten statements are false.

    Answers

    1. 1113213211 After the first line, each line describes the previous line:

    One One
    Two Ones
    One Two, One One
    (and so on...)

    2. He said, "You'll sentence me to six years in prison." If it was true, then the judge would have to make it false by sentencing him to four years. If it was false, then he would have to give him six years, which would make it true. Rather than contradict his own word, the judge set the man free.

    3. Fill the 3-gallon container with oil and pour it into the 5-gallon container. Then fill the 3-gallon container again and use it to fill the 5-gallon container the rest of the way. One gallon will be left in the 3-gallon container.

    4. Five. There are only four colors, so five socks guarantee that two will be the same color.
    5. Silence.
    6. It's part of his job - he's a justice of the peace.
    7. Seven. The four daughters have only one brother, making five children, plus mom and dad.

    8. Queue.

    9. A lie. It can't be the truth without contradicting itself (and therefore being a lie), but some of my statements can be lies, and this is one of those statements.
    10. Her autobiography.
    11. She was a hurricane.
    12. You can't use curlers to take photos! You need a camera.

    13. You have just one - the one you took away.
    14. A river.

    15. There are eleven letters in "the alphabet."
    16. A towel.
    17. A stamp.
    18. Fire.
    19. The word "wholesome."

    20. Bacon.

    21. When you're a mouse.
    22. Just one - after that it won't be empty.
    23. You're on you're own on this one, but don't worry. It isn't one of the hardest of the hard riddles.

    One more hard riddle (quite long)
    - In a street there are five houses, painted five different colors.

    - In each house lives a person of different nationality

    - These five homeowners each drink a different kind of beverage, smoke different brand of cigar and keep a different pet.

    Who owns the fish?


    Necessary clues:

    1. The British man lives in a red house.
    2. The Swedish man keeps dogs as pets.
    3. The Danish man drinks tea.
    4. The Green house is next to, and on the left of the White house.
    5. The owner of the Green house drinks coffee.
    6. The person who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.
    7. The owner of the Yellow house smokes Dunhill.
    8. The man living in the center house drinks milk.
    9. The Norwegian lives in the first house.
    10. The man who smokes Blends lives next to the one who keeps cats.
    11. The man who keeps horses lives next to the man who smokes Dunhill.
    12. The man who smokes Blue Master drinks beer.
    13. The German smokes Prince.
    14. The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
    15. The Blends smoker lives next to the one who drinks water.

    Answer
    The coffee-drinking, Prince Cigar-smoking German in the green house owns the fish.

    More
    1. A woman tries to drop her husband into the ocean, but he blows back into the boat. Why?
    2. A man wakes up and sees that his brother is dead. Though they are alone in a quiet room, he immediately realizes that he will be dead soon too. How does he know this?

    3. Why did running out of gas save Jacks life?
    4. A married couple went to a movie and the husband strangled the wife during the show. How was he able to get her body home without attracting attention?
    5. A man was doing his job when his clothing tore. Why was he dead ten seconds later?
    6. Why was the man able to pass three cars going 70 miles-per-hour, while he was going only 60 miles-per-hour?
    7. A man woke up in the middle of the night and turned off the light. Ten people died as result. Why?
    8. A man saw a large goose through while looking out the window. Why were both he and the goose soon dead?
    9. A woman was on an elevator. When it stopped, and the lights went out, she began to cry, knowing that her husband was dead. How did she know?

    10. A man was pushed out of an airplane, without a parachute. How was he able to survive?

    11. A woman bought new shoes, and shortly afterwards died from a knife-wound. Why?
    12. Why did the website owner title the page "Free Brain Teasers," when there was obviously no charge to look at the page anyhow?

    Answers

    1. Her husband was cremated, and she tried to pour his ashes into the ocean, but it's a windy day, and his ashes blow back into the boat.
    2. His brother is his Siamese twin, and since they share common organs, he cannot survive alone.
    3. He was in the car in the garage, trying to kill himself with the carbon dioxide from the engine running.
    4. The movie was at a drive-in theater, and their car had tinted windows.

    5. He worked at a factory. His clothing got caught on a piece of machinery, dragged him in, and killed him.

    6. The cars he passed were going in the opposite direction.
    7. He was the lighthouse keeper, and turned off the light, causing a ship to wreck on the rocks.
    8. The window he was looking out was on an airplane, and the goose was being sucked into the engine, causing the plane to crash.

    9. She was on a hospital elevator, and her husband was on life support, which would also fail when the power went out.
    10. The plane was sitting on the runway.
    11. She was the assistant to a knife-thrower in a circus, and the new shoes made her stand two inches higher, throwing off the aim of the performer.
    12. Because a couple thousand people per month search for "free brain teasers" using search engines, and he has to have that exact phrase to have a good chance of being found in the search results.
     
  6. thewrongvine

    thewrongvine The Evolved Panda Commandant Staff Member

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    OMG TOO MANY RIDDLES! OVERLOAD OVERLOAD! *BOOM I explode*
    lol
    i only read the first part and i got riddles 7,14,15, and the one with the alphabet right. The others... yeah..
     
  7. NotTheHelper

    NotTheHelper Yeah, its under your bed.

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    Lol ya, being grounded forced me to get over bored and post alot of riddles and jokes.
     
  8. sjakie

    sjakie Cookie Be Awesome!

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    U got grounded :O

    What did you do? Must be something bad, cuz I've set up several stinkbombs in our school and didnt get grounded for that.(didnt get caught either :D)

    What dit you do?
     
  9. NotTheHelper

    NotTheHelper Yeah, its under your bed.

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    Stayed home on a Monday b/c I thought it was a Sunday, also my gpa is falling b/c my teachers are really bad.
     
  10. thewrongvine

    thewrongvine The Evolved Panda Commandant Staff Member

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    LOL THATS HILARIOUS!
    Riddle Contest, beat my RIDDLE! .....
     
  11. DM Cross

    DM Cross You want to see a magic trick? Staff Member

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    Thread, not Contest. This isn't a contest anymore.
     
  12. sjakie

    sjakie Cookie Be Awesome!

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    Heeeeheeee, you thought it was a Sunday.
    I'm the biggest idiot on our whole school but I've never done that before!
    Seriously, you're a genius, I got to do that too.
     
  13. duyen

    duyen New Member

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    The man said "You will send me to prison for 6 years"
     
  14. Seb!

    Seb! You can change this now in User CP.

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    Or "This statement is False"?
     
  15. FhelZone

    FhelZone Have a drink of a nice cold mellowberry juice!

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    My head is swirling with all these riddles xD I might make a site for this one xD
     
  16. duyen

    duyen New Member

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    Hello? Did I get it right?
     
  17. NotTheHelper

    NotTheHelper Yeah, its under your bed.

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    Yes Anman64 you did.
     
  18. duyen

    duyen New Member

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    I will reveal the answer to my first riddle as no one has got it right:

    READ AT YOUR OWN RISK:

    It was a game of monopoly, the man lost all his money at another players hotel.
     
  19. sjakie

    sjakie Cookie Be Awesome!

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    Ok...It could be me, but didnt someone say this answer a long time ago already? Let me check.

    There it is:

    On wich our big friend Anman answered:

     
  20. duyen

    duyen New Member

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    Ah, I apologize didn't see.
     

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