Left Riddled and Confused

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1. There were two fathers and two sons on a boat fishing. They each caught a fish, but only three fish where caught. How can this be so?

2. A man has to get a fox, a chicken, and a sack of corn across a river. He has a rowboat, and it can only carry him and one other thing. If the fox and the chicken are left together, the fox will eat the chicken. If the chicken and the corn are left together, the chicken will eat the corn. How does the man do it?

3. No sooner spoken than broken. What is it?

4. What do these three have in common: Dogs, Diamonds, and Double Plays

5. Dee Septor, the famous magician, claimed to be able to throw a ping-pong ball so that it would go a short distance, come to a complete stop, and then reverse itself. He also added that he would not bounce the ball off any object, or tie anything to it. How could he perform this trick?

6. Voiceless it cries / wingless flutters / toothless bites / mouthless mutters

7. Dies half its life / lives the rest / dances without music / breathes without breath

8. There are eight pills. They are all the same size and color. One pill weighs slightly more than the others and it is poisonous. You have a balanced scale and can only use it twice. How can you find the poisoned pill?

9. If it takes 6 men 6 days to dig 6 holes, how long will it take 3 men to dig half a hole?

10. What two words, when combined, hold the most letters?

11. What is better than the best, more evil than demons, the poor have it and the rich need it, and if you eat it, you will die?

12. A traveller comes to a fork in the road which leads to two villages. In one village the people always tell lies, and in the other village the people always tell the truth. The traveller needs to conduct business in the village where everyone tells the truth. A man from one of the villages is standing in the middle of the fork, but there is no indication of which village he is from. The traveller approaches the man and asks him one question. From the villager’s answer, he knows which road to follow. What did the traveller ask?

 

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1 thought on “Left Riddled and Confused

  1. CG

    THE ANSWERS…

    1. THERE WAS A GRANDFATHER, HIS SON AND HIS SON IN THE BOAT FISHING.
    TWO FATHERS, TWO SONS

    2. THE MAN AND THE CHICKEN CROSS THE RIVER (FOX AND CORN SAFE TOGETHER), HE LEAVES THE CHICKEN ON OTHER SIDE AND GOES BACK ACROSS. THE MAN TAKES THE FOX ACROSS THE RIVER, LEAVE IT BUT TAKES THE CHICKEN BACK ACROSS TO THE RIVER. THEN HE LEAVES THE CHICKEN BUT TAKES THE SACK OF GRAIN CROSS THE RIVER, LEAVING IT WITH THE FOX. HE RETURNS TO PICK UP THE CHICKEN AND HEADS ACROSS THE RIVER FOR THE LAST TIME.
    3. SILENCE

    4. THEY ARE BEST FRIENDS OF SOMETHING – OF MEN, WOMEN AND A PITCHER’S

    5. HE THREW THE BALL STRAIGHT UP IN THE AIR.

    6. THE WIND

    7. TREES

    8. TAKE SIX PILLS AND WEIGH THEM. IF THEY WEIGHT EVENLY, THEN TAKE REMAINING TWO PILLS AND WEIGH THEM – AND THE HEAVIER ONE IS THE POISON PILL. HOWEVER, IF THE SIX PILLS DIFFER IN WEIGHT, TAKE THE HEAVIER SET OF THREE PILLS AND WEIGH TWO OF THEM. IF THESE TWO WEIGH EVENLY, THE THIRD PILL IS THE POISON ONE. IF ONE OF THE PILLS IS HEAVIER, YOU HAVE THE POISON PILL.

    9. THERE IS NO THING AS HALF A HOLE. A HOLE IS A HOLE REGARDLESS ITS SIZE.

    10. POST OFFICE

    11. NOTHING

    12. HE ASKED, “WHICH ROAD GOES TO YOUR VILLAGE?” IF THE MAN TELLING THE THRUTH POINTS ONE WAY, HE CAN GO THERE. IF THE LIAR POINTS TO ONE TOWN, HE HEADS TO IT.

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