Thursday, October 9, 2008

Interesting Riddles

Riddles Anonymous

1.What occurs once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in an hour.
2.It goes up and down the stairs without moving.

3.Give it food and it will live; give it water and it will die.
4.Twelve white ponies, On a red hill, Always moving, but standing still. What are we?

5.What's the beginning of eternity,the end of time and space, the beginning of the end, and the end of every place?
6.What five letter English word does not change its pronunciation when four letters are taken away?
7.What can you catch but not throw?
8.I run, yet I have no legs. What am I?
9.Take one out and scratch my head.I am now black but once was
10.What is black and white and is read all over?

11.He has a look of awful scorn,And wears his clothes a funny way, Waving his hands over fields of corn, He keeps the birds away!
12.I'm in a rock, not in a stone I'm in marrow, not in bone I'm in a bolster, not in a bed I'm not living , i'm not dead
13.Remove the outside, cook the inside, eat the outside, throw away the inside. What is it?
14.I have a 100 legs but cannot stand.A long neck but no head. And I eat the maids life.
15.What goes around the world and stays in a corner?
16.What gets wetter the more it dries?
17.The man who invented it, doesn't want it.The man who bought it, doesn't need it.The man who needs it, doesn't know it.
18.The more there is the less you see.
19.They come at night without being called and are lost in the day without being stolen.
20.Forward I am heavy, backward I am not. What am I?
21.There was a green round house. Inside the green round house was a smaller white house.In the white house was a red house.And living in the red house were lots of little black babies.
22.What kind of room has no windows or doors?
23.When is a door not a door?
24.They are Dark,and always on the run, without the sun, would be none.
25.What common English verb becomes its own pasttense by re-arranging its letters?
26.What has hands, but is not flesh, bone or blood?
27. I have holes on the top and bottom,I have holes on my left and on my right,
And I have holes in the middle, yet I still hold water. What am I?
28. I look at you, you look at me I raise my right,you raise your left What is this object?
Solutions for the above riddles....
Answer 1: The letter M
Answer 2: Carpet
Answer 3: Fire
Answer 4: Teeth
Answer 5: E
Answer 6: Queue
Answer 7: A cold
Answer 8: A nose
Answer 9: A match
Answer 10: A newspaper
Answer 11: Scarecrow
Answer 12: "R"
Answer 13: Corn
Answer 14: Broom
Answer 15: A stamp
Answer 16: Towel
Answer 17: Coffin
Answer 18: Darkness
Answer 19:Stars
Answer 20: Ton
Answer 21: A Watermelon
Answer 22: A mushroom
Answer 23: When it is a-jar
Answer 24: Shadow
Answer 25: Eat or Ate
Answer 26: A clock
Answer 27: A Sponge
Answer 28: A Mirror

Think positive....
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Try to think positive before u go down for the answer.
Once there was loving couple travelling in a bus in a mountainous area. They decided to get down at some place. After the couple got down at some place the bus moved on. As the bus moved on, a huge rock fell on the bus from the mountain and crushed the bus to crumbs. Everybody on board was killed.
The couple upon seeing that, said, "We wish we were on that bus"
Why do u think they said that?
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------------------- Answer !!!! -------------------If they had remained on the bus instead of deciding to get down, the resulting time delay could have been avoided and the rock would have fallen after the bus had passed ...!!!
Think positive in life always and look for opportunities when u can help others.

Brain Teasers
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Q. How can you drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?A. Concrete floors are very hard to crack!
Q. If it took eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it take four men to build it?A. No time at all as it is already built
Q. Approximately how many birthdays does the average Japanese woman have?A. Just one. All the others are anniversaries.
Q. If you had three apples and four oranges in one hand and four apples and three oranges in the other hand, what would you have ?A. Very large hands.
Q. How can a man go eight days without sleep?A. He sleeps at night.
Q. Why it is impossible to send a telegram to Washington today ?A. Because he is dead.
Q. If you throw a red stone into the blue sea what it will become?A. It becomes wet.
Q. What often falls but never gets hurt ?A. Rain
Q. What is that no man ever saw which never was but always will be?A. Tomorrow
Q. What looks like half a apple ?A. The other half.
Q. What can you never eat for breakfast ?A. Dinner.
Q. What gets wet with drying ?A. A towel.
Q. What 3 letters change a girl into a woman ?A. Age.
Q. What happened when wheel was invented ?A. It caused a revolution.
Q. Why is it easy to weigh a fish ?A. Because it has its own scales.
Q. Why does a bike rest on its leg ?A. Because it is too tyred.

Quiz contest!
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Try answering them yourself
Budhuram is in a Quiz Contest trying to win prize money of Rs 1 Crore
The questions are as follows :1) How long was the 100 yr war ?A ) 116B ) 99C ) 100D ) 150Budhuram says "I will skip this"
2) In which country are the Panama hats made ?A ) BRASILB ) CHILEC ) PANAMÁD ) EQUADORBudhuram asks for help from the University students
3) In which month do the Russians celebrate the October Revolution ?A ) JANUARYB ) SEPTEMBERC ) OCTOBERD ) NOVEMBERBudhuram asks for help from general public
4) Which of these is King George VI first name ?A ) EDERB ) ALBERTC ) GEORGED ) MANOELBudhuram asks for lucky cards
5) The Canary islands , in the Pacific Ocean, has its name based on which animal :A ) CANARY BIRDB ) KANGAROOC ) PUPPYD ) RATBudhuram gives up
If u think you are indeed clever and laughed at our Budhuram's replies,then please check the answers below :-------------------1) the 100 year war lasted 116 years from 1337-1453
2) the Panama hat is made in Equador
3) The October revolution is celebrated in November
4) King George's first name was Albert. In 1936 he changed his name
5) Puppy. The latin name is INSULARIA CANARIA which means islands of the puppies

Psych Test!
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This is a genuine psychological test. It is a story about a girl.
While at the funeral of her own mother, she met this guy whom she did not know. She thought this guy was amazing, so much her dream guy she believed him to be, that she fell in love with him there and then... A few days later the girl killed her own sister.
Question: What is her motive in killing her sister?
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Answer: She was hoping that the guy would appear at the funeral again.
If you answered this correctly, you think like a psychopath.
This was a test by a famous American psychologist used to test if one has the same mentality as a killer. Many arrested serial killers took part in this test and answered it correctly. If you didn't answer correctly -good for you.
If your friends hit the jackpot, may I suggest that you keep your distance.

Dollar trouble
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Three people check into a hotel. They pay $30 to the manager and go to their room. The manager finds out that the room rate is $25 and gives $5 to the bellboy to return. On the way to the room the bellboy reasons that $5 would be difficult to share among three people so he pockets $2 and gives $1 to each person. Now each person paid $10 and got back $1. So they paid $9 each, totalling $27. The bellboy has $2, totalling $29. Where is the remaining dollar?
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Solution:Each person paid $9, totalling $27. The manager has $25 and the bellboy $2. The bellboy's $2 should be added to the manager's $25 or subtracted from the tenants' $27, not added to the tenants' $27.

Boxes and locks
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You want to send a valuable object to a friend. You have a box which is more than large enough to contain the object. You have several locks with keys. The box has a locking ring which is more than large enough to have a lock attached. But your friend does not have the key to any lock that you have. How do you do it? Note that you cannot send a key in an unlocked box, since it might be copied.
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Solution:Attach a lock to the ring. Send it to her. She attaches her own lock and sends it back. You remove your lock and send it back to her. She removes her lock.

Timezone
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Two people are talking long distance on the phone; one is in an East- Coast state of the US, the other is in a West-Coast state of the US. The first asks the other "What time is it?", hears the answer, and says, "That's funny. It's the same time here!"
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Solution:One is in Eastern Oregon (in Mountain time), the other in Western Florida (in Central time), and it's daylight-savings changeover day at 1:30 AM.

Wise Mans advise
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An Arab sheikh tells his two sons to race their camels to a distant city to see who will inherit his fortune. The one whose camel is slower will win. The brothers, after wandering aimlessly for days, ask a wise man for advise. After hearing the advice they jump on the camels and race as fast as they can to the city. What does the wise man say?
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Solution:The wiseman tells them to switch camels.

Happening in 1961?
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What happened in 1961 that will not happen again for over 4000 years?
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Solution:The year's date reads the same when turned upside down. That will not happen again until 6009

The club password!
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A man wanted to enter an exclusive club but did not know the password that was required. He waited by the door and listened. A club member knocked on the door and the doorman said, "twelve." The member replied, "six " and was let in. A second member came to the door and the doorman said, "six." The member replied, "three" and was let in. The man thought he had heard enough and walked up to the door. The doorman said ,"ten" and the man replied, "five." But he was not let in. What should have he said?
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Solution:Three. The doorman lets in those who answer with the number of letters in the word the doorman says.

What do you light first?
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You are in a cold house in the winter. It is dark. You have one match. There is a candle and there is a wood burning stove. Which do you light first?
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Solution:The match.

Number of handshakes
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Four people meet in a room. Each person shakes hands once with each other person. How many hand shakes are there in all?
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Solution:Six. One way to solve this puzzle is to draw 4 dots to represent the 4 people. Draw lines to connect each dot to each of the other dots. Each line represents a handshake. Then just count the lines.

Guess what IT is?
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"IT" is more good than god, "IT" is more evil than the devil, The poor have "IT", The rich want "IT", and if you eat "IT" you will die.What is "IT"?
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Solution:Nothing"nothing" is more good than god, "nothing" is more evil than the devil, The poor have "nothing", The rich want "nothing",
and if you eat "nothing" you will die.

Mind Teaser 1
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There are no tricks, this is a straight forward problem. Allegedly, this is one of the questions for potential Microsoft employees. I must warn you, you can really get caught up trying to solve this problem. Reportedly, one guy solved it by writing a C program, although that took him 37 minutes to develop (compiled and ran on the 1st try though). Another guy solved it in three minutes. A group of 50, at Motorola, couldn't figure it out at all. See how long it takes you.
Here we go...
"U2" has a concert that starts in 17 minutes and they must all cross a bridge to get there. All four men begin on the same side of the bridge. You must help them across to the other side. It is night. There is one flashlight. A maximum of two people can cross at one time. Any party who crosses, either 1 or 2 people, must have the flashlight with them.
The flashlight must be walked back and forth, it cannot be thrown, etc. Each band member walks at a different speed. A pair must walk together at the rate of the slower man's pace:
* Bono: - 1 minute to cross * Edge: - 2 minutes to cross * Adam: - 5 minutes to cross * Larry: - 10 minutes to cross
For example: if Bono and Larry walk across first, 10 minutes have elapsed when they get to the other side of the bridge. If Larry then returns with the flashlight, a total of 20 minutes have passed and you have failed the mission.
Notes: There is no trick behind this. It is the simple movement of resources in the appropriate order. There are two known answers to this problem. This is based on a question that Microsoft gives to all prospective employees.
Note: Microsoft expects you to answer this question in under 5 minutes!
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Solution:Bono and Edge go over, Bono comes back = 3 minutes Larry and Adam go over, Edge comes back = 12 minutes Bono and Edge come back = 2 minutes

Mind Teaser 2
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A problem which crops up quite often in puzzles is that of inserting mathematical signs wherever one cares to between the digits 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8, and 9 to make the resulting expression equal in value to 100. The digits must remain in the same sequence. One of the numerous solutions to this problem is: 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+(8x9)=100
The problem becomes slightly more difficult if only plus and minus signs are allowed. A typical solution to the problem now is this: 12+3-4+5+67+8+9=100
In this solution, six plus and minus signs were used. Can you find a solution to this plus-and-minus-only problem using as few signs as possible?
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Solution:The fewest plus and minus signs is 3. This is the solution:123-45-67+89=100

The Will!
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A rich old Arab has three sons. When he died, he willed his 17 camels to the sons, to be divided as follows: First Son to get 1/2 of the camels, Second Son to get 1/3rd of the camels, Third Son to get 1/9th of the camels. The sons are sitting there trying to figure out how this can possibly be done, when a very old wise man goes riding by. They stop him and ask him to help them solve their problem. Without hesitation he divides the camels properly and continues riding on his way. How did he do it?
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Solution:The old man temporarily added his camel to the 17, making a total of 18 camels.
1/2 = 9
1/3 = 6
1/9 = 2
for a total of 17. He then takes his camel back and rides away......

Age difference!
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In 1990, a person is 15 years old. In 1995 that same person is 10 years old. How is this possible?
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Solution:The dates are in BC.

Black and White Hats!
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There are 3 black hats and 2 white hats in a box. Three men (we will call them A, B, & C) each reach into the box and place one of the hats on his own head. They cannot see what color hat they have chosen. The men are situated in a way that A can see the hats on B & C's heads, B can only see the hat on C's head and C cannot see any hats.
When A is asked if he knows the color of the hat he is wearing, he says no.
When B is asked if he knows the color of the hat he is wearing he says no.
When C is asked if he knows the color of the hat he is wearing he says yes and he is correct.
What color hat and how can this be? There is no play on words and there are no tricks. If had is used instead of has it is purely accidental.
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Solution:A must not see two white hats on B & C, or he would know his own must be black. So his answer establishes that at least one of the hats on B & C is black. If B saw that C was wearing a white hat, then B would know his own was black. Since B could not say that truthfully, then C must be wearing black and he answers so correctly.

The Addition Puzzle!
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Can you add four to six and make it equal eleven?
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Solution:Take the roman numeral IV (4) and turn it upside down and reverse the I and V. Place this immediately under VI (6) and you will have XI. (11)

The Fox, Chicken and Corn Case!
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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 is left together, the chicken will eat the corn. How does the man do it?
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Solution:The man carries chicken, man leaves chicken and comes back, man gets fox, man leaves fox and gets chicken, man leaves chicken and gets corn, man leaves fox and corn to get chicken, man gets chicken.

Determining the bulb switch!
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In your cellar there are three light switches in the OFF position. Each switch controls 1 of 3 light bulbs on floor above. You may move any of the switches but you may only go upstairs to inspect the bulbs one time. How can you determine the switch for each bulb with one inspection??
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Solution:turn switch 1 on for a while .. about 5 mins or more .. then turn it off.turn switch 2 on and go inspectthe hot bulb is controlled by switch 1the lit bulb is controlled by switch 2the unlit and cold bulb is controlled by switch 3

The boxing puzzle!
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Two boxers are in a boxing match (regular boxing, not kick boxing). The fight is scheduled for 12 rounds but ends after 6 rounds, after one boxer knocks out the other boxer. Yet no man throws a punch. How is this possible?
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Solution:They are female boxers.

The Car Accident
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A man and his son are in a car accident. The father dies on the scene, but the child is rushed to the hospital. When he arrives the surgeon says "I can't operate on this boy, he is my son!" How can this be?
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Solution:The surgeon is the boy's mother.

Black!
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A man is wearing black. Black shoes, socks, trousers, jumper, gloves and balaclava. He is walking down a black street with all the street lamps off. A black car is coming towards him with its light off too but somehow manages to stop in time. How did the driver see the man?
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Solution:It was day time.

The Elder Twin
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One day Kerry celebrated her birthday. Two days later her older twin brother, Terry, celebrated his birthday. Why?
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Solution:At the time she went into labor, the mother of the twins was travelling by boat. The older twin, Terry, was born first early on March 1st. The boat then crossed a time zone and Kerry, the younger twin, was born on February the 28th. Therefore, the younger twin celebrates her birthday two days before her older brother.

3 comments:

Aisha Farooque said...

Awsome

Aisha Farooque said...

AWSOME DUDE. I LOVED THEM

shubham aggarwal said...

Awesome nd very interesting riddles! I liked them!Superb!