Riddles

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A woman is sitting in her hotel room when there is a knock at the door. She opened the door to see a man whom she had never seen before. He said "oh I'm sorry, I have made a mistake, I thought this was my room." He then went down the corridor and in the elevator. The woman went back into her room and phoned security. What made the woman so suspicious of the man?

You don't knock on your own hotel door and the man did.

2

You can see me in water, but I never get wet. What am I?

Reflection

3

My sister has two children. I had two children. My brother has two children. My cousin has two children. Wow, that's a lot of children! How many children are there in all?

Six Children

4

My dad has two children. My aunt had two children. My cousin has two children. My mom has two children. How many children are there in all?

Four children

5

What can travel around the world while staying in a corner?

A stamp

6

There was a boat wreck on the boarder between two empires. The northern empire responded first. The southern empire responded almost a day later. Where will they bury the survivors?

You don't bury the survivors.

7

There are two doors and there is one guard for each door. One door leads to life and the other leads to death. You have only one question to ask and you can only ask one guard. One of the guards always tells the truth and the other always lies. What question would you ask to find out which door is the door to life?

You would ask: "If I were to ask the other guard which door leads to life, what would he say?" The guard that tells the truth knows that the other guard would lie. So he tells the truth and points to the door that leads to death. The guard that lies knows that the other guard would tell the truth. So he lies and points to the door that leads to death. Both guards point to the death door.

8

What are the next two letters in the series? D E J A F E M A A P M A J U J U

A U (First two letters of months of the year.)

9

An old lady forgets her drivers license at home. She travels down a one way street the wrong way. She does not stop at stop signs, or stop for people crossing the road. A cop is watching her do this and he does not give her a ticket. Why didn't he give her a ticket?

The old lady was walking.

10

Mary's father has four children; three are named Nana, Nene, and Nini. So what is the 4th child's name?

Mary

11

What is easy to get into, but hard to get out of?

Trouble

12

Mr Brown was killed on Sunday afternoon. The wife said she was reading a book. The butler said He was taking a shower. The chef said he was making breakfast. The maid said she was folding clothes, and the gardener said he was planting tomatoes. Who did it?

The chef. Mr Brown was killed in the afternoon and yet the chef claimed he was making breakfast?

13

One day an alchemist brought a king a bottle holding a strange liquid. The alchemist said, "This liquid I discovered will dissolve anything it touches." How did the king know that he was lying?

If what he said was true the bottle would get dissolved.

14

What is unusual about the sentence below? A big cowboy, dancing elegantly for grand hotels in Jersey, knitting lovely mittens nicely on pretty quilted rubber shoes, thought untrained vets would X-ray yellow zebras.

Each letter corresponds to the alphabet

15

A man was driving a black car. His lights were off. The moon shown no light. A cat was in the middle of the road. How did he know to stop?

It was a very bright and sunny day.

16

A boy fell off a 100 foot ladder. But he did not get hurt. Why not?

He was on the first step

17

The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I?

footsteps

18

Bobby likes Jimmy but not Joe, apples but not pears, jeeps but not vans, shinny but not hockey, tennis but not squash. Who will he like, Sara or Sally?

Sally, he likes everything with double letters.

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A man is trapped in a room. The room has only two possible exits: two doors. Through the first door there is a room constructed from magnifying glass. The blazing hot sun instantly fries anything or anyone that enters. Through the second door there is a fire-breathing dragon. How does the man escape?

He waits until night time and then goes through the first door.

20

What belongs to you but others use more than you do?

your name