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Riddle_1

We know that a prime number is a number whose only factors are itself and 1. We also know that there is only one even prime number - and that is 2. Now for the puzzle, which is to find a three-digit number with the following properties:

1) Each of the three digits is a unique prime number greater than 1 and,
2) Each of those digits divides into the three-digit number with a remainder of 0.

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Riddle_2

What four digit number has digit 2 less than digit 4 which is two thirds of digit 1 which is two thirds of digit 3 which is three times digit 2?

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Riddle_3

Below is the alphabet, divided into two groups. What makes one group different than the other?

CDILMVX
ABEFGHJKNOPQRSTUWYZ

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Riddle_4

Which 5 letter English word is still pronounced the same even if you remove
the first letter or
the middle letter or
the last lettter or
if you remove all three of these letters.

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Riddle_5

The aging king is at Death's door. But, alas, he has no heir to follow in his noble steps. He decides a test will ensure that only the wisest subject in his kingdom will take the throne after his eventual passing. The test is simple: he places a 100 carat ruby in a golden chalice in the center of a 20 foot by 20 foot tapestry. The next ruler and successor to the throne must grasp the ruby from the chalice with his bare hand without suspending from the ceiling or stepping on the tapestry. Three days pass as nobleman after nobleman fails miserably to retrieve the ruby from its golden perch. On the fourth day, as the kingdom nobility looked on in shock and bewilderment, a sole young peasant boy grasped the ruby from the shimmering chalice without so much as his shadow gracing the tapestry. Their new king was chosen. How did he do it?

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Riddle_6

What walks on 4 legs in the morning,
On 2 legs in the afternoon,
and on 3 legs in the evening?


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Riddle_7

A man died with a very tiny hole in his suit. There was no visible blood. How did he die?

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Riddle_8

John has 6 books, and poses himself with a challenge: ''If I placed each book side by side, I wonder how many different permutations I could arrange these books in...''.

Remember that if you switch any two books around on the shelf, it makes a different permutation.

How many permutations are there?

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Riddle_9

What are the next three numbers in this series?

3, 7, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, ?, ?, ?

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Riddle_10

On a blank piece of paper, draw a large rectangle and inside the rectangle write these three statements [A] [B] and [C] exactly as they appear.

A: In this box are 3 statements.
B: Only 1 of these statements is true.
C: 2+2=0.

Now your task is to find out which if any of these three statements are true!
Is statement C true or false?


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Riddle_11

A Democrat and a Republican are being interviewed.

"I am a Republican", says the man.

"I am a Democrat", says the woman.

Assume that at least one of them is lying. Is the woman a Democrat?

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Riddle_12

A trucking contractor did not have room in his garage for 8 of his trucks. He therefore increased the size of his garage by 50 percent, which gave him room for 8 more trucks than he owned altogether. How many trucks did he own?

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Riddle_13

Which 3 letter word can be placed before all the words in this list, to make 5 new words?

fish
hay
skills
tail
walk


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Riddle_14

A man without eyes, saw plums on a tree. He did not take plums and he did not leave plums. How could this be?

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Riddle_15

How much dirt is in a hole 2ft. by 2ft. wide and 4ft. in depth?

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Riddle_16

Name two things that are higher when their head is gone.

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Riddle_17

30 passengers are on a bus. 19 get off at the first stop, 6 get off at the second stop and 2 get off on the third stop. How many people are left on the bus?

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Riddle_18

There is a girl behind each boy, and a boy behind each girl. How many children are needed to do this?

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Riddle_19

I am not alive, but I do grow
I do not have lungs, but I need air
I do not have a mouth, but water kills me
What am I?

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Riddle_20

I start at point X. I walk one mile south, one mile East and then one mile North and arrive back at point X. Where, besides the North Pole, could point X be?

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Riddle_21

What has teeth but can't bite?

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Riddle_22

There is a story that a man and not a man
Saw and did not see a bird and not a bird
Perched on a branch and not a branch
And hit him and did not hit him with a rock and not a rock
(written by Plato)

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Riddle_23

You are in a room with two metal rods and no other metal. One of them is magnetized and the other is not.

How can you determine which one is magnetized and which is not?

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Riddle_24

This is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious as to just how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. It looks so ordinary and plain that you would think nothing was wrong with it. In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is highly unusual though. Study it and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit, you might find out.

Try to do so without any coaching!


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Riddle_25

You struggle to regain me.
When I'm lost, you struggle to obtain me.
I pass no matter your will,
but I'm your slave to kill.
What am I?


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Riddle_26

What English word is always spelled incorrectly?


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Riddle_27

A man named Edward was born on December 21st, yet his birthday is during the summer this year.

How could this be?


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Riddle_28

Wednesday, Tom and Joe went to a restaurant and ate dinner. When they were done they paid for the food and left. But Tom and Joe didn't pay for the food.

How could this be?


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Riddle_29

We are twelve in the family. I am the second one, as well as the youngest.


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Riddle_30

Jasmine has a toaster with two slots that toasts one side of each piece of bread at a time, and it takes one minute to do so.

If she wants to make 3 pieces of toast, what is the least amount of time she needs to toast them on both sides?


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Riddle_31

You are in a car with a helium balloon and hit the gas. While you accelerate, which way does the balloon move?


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Riddle_32

What flies when it's born, lies when it's alive, and runs when it's dead?


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Riddle_33

My stem's planted firmly where I am allotted.
My tail is wavy and my face is quite blotted.
I relay much emotion though flatly I'm spotted,
And I grow half my size whenever I'm dotted.
I can speak any language, yet utter no words.
I'm no seed, yet I am well known among birds.

But I do have a speech impediment:
I can say cage but not page, aged but not wage.
I can say deaf but not red, bed but not sled.

I live on a highway that's structurally sound,
Where you might see my friends accidentally bound.
It has many lanes, and also long lines.
There are lots of sharp turns, but plenty of signs.

I am played but not won, made but not spun.
The key is to measure before you've begun.

What am I?


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Riddle_34

Bill was a Pilot. He was going to retire. But before he retired he wanted to do one more flight over the Atlantic Ocean (Other people were on the plane). Bill crashed (To no surprise, he was 94) and every single person on the plane died. The next week Charlie Marcial was interviewed on a T.V. show. He was famous because he survived Bill's last plane crash. How is this possible?


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Riddle_35

There is a 5 gallon pail and a 3 gallon pail. You also have a hose with unlimited water. How are you going to make the 5 gallon pail have 4 gallons of water in it using your items? (You do not know the exact measurements of a gallon.)


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Riddle_36

1 is 3, 3 is 5, 5 is 4, 4 is perfect. Why?


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Riddle_37

In a room, one cat is a mother, one cat a sister, one cat an aunt, one cat a cousin, one cat a grandma and one a granddaughter. What is the minimum number of cats in the room?


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Riddle_38

Mary's mother had 4 daughters. May, June, July, and.....?


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Riddle_39

What item looks Square from outside, Circle when opened and Triangle when taken out.


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Riddle_40

I look green but I am not. I look blue but I am not. I look red but I am not. What am I?


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Riddle_41

There was a green house. Inside the green house, there was a white house. Inside the white house, there was a red house. Inside the red house, there were black babies. What Am I?


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Riddle_42

What has 4 fingers and a thumb but is not living?


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Riddle_43

Every night, I'm told what to do. Every morning, I do what I'm told.

But I still don't escape your scold.

What am I?

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Riddle_44

I'm heavy but not backwards.

What am I?



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Riddle_45

Jeff got a new book in the mail. It is called "How to Feed Hamsters". On each page there are 10 words, and there are 50 pages in the book.

How many words are there?


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Riddle_46

What is the longest English word that contains only 1 vowel? There is no trick involved.



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Riddle_47

When is 99 more than 100?



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Riddle_48

I am easy to get into but always hard to get out of.



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Riddle_49

You want to go to a club but to get in you must respond correctly to what the bouncer says. The bouncer says 12 to one man and the man responds 6, he is allowed in. The bouncer says 6 to another man and the man says 3, he too is allowed in. A third man walks up and the bouncer says 10 and the man responds 5, but he is denied entry.

What number should he have said to get in?



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Riddle_50

What is bought by the yard and worn by the foot?



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Answers

Answer to Riddle_1

735
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Answer to Riddle_2

6394
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Answer to Riddle_3

The first group contains letters used as Roman numerals, the second does not.
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Answer to Riddle_4

empty
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Answer to Riddle_5

The noblemen looked on in amazement as the peasant boy, starting from one end of the long stretch of tapestry, slowly and neatly rolled the fabric until eventually, sitting just inches away, his bare hand grasped the fiery ruby and the boy became king!
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Answer to Riddle_6

A human being throughout his life.
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Answer to Riddle_7

He was in space and he got a hole in his suit and the oxygen escaped through the hole and suffocated him.
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Answer to Riddle_8

In the first position, you can choose 1 of 6 books.
In the second position, you can choose any 1 of 5 books.
etc
So . . . 6x5x4x3x2x1 = 720 permutations






































Answer to Riddle_9

These are numbers that can be written with exactly three Roman Numerals.

3 = III, 7 = VII, 12 = XII, 14 = XIV, 16 = XVI, 19 = XIX, 21 = XXI

thus

25 = XXV, 30 = XXX, 41 = XLI






































Answer to Riddle_10

Since there are three statements it is possible that none, 1 ,2 or all 3 are true.
Since [A] is clearly true it cannot be none.
[B] cannot be true because then [B] would be the only true statement and we already know [A] is true.
Thus it cannot be only 1 that is true.

It clearly is not all 3 since we just found [B] is false.
That only leaves 2 true statements, namely [A] and [C].
Congratulations, you have just proven that 2+2=0 is True!






































Answer to Riddle_11

Both of them are liars! If the woman was lying, then there would be two Republicans.
If the man was lying, there would be two Democrats.
We are told that one is a Democrat and one a Republican and that at least one of them is lying.
Therefore, both are lying. The woman is a Republican.
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Answer to Riddle_12

40 trucks: his original garage could hold 32 trucks. By increasing the size by 50%, the new garage could then hold 48 trucks - which is 8 more than he currently owned.
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Answer to Riddle_13

CAT

Catfish
Cathay
Catskills
Cattail
Catwalk

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Answer to Riddle_14

He did not have eyes, he had one eye. He saw two plums on a tree. He took one and left one, so he did not take "plums" or leave "plums".
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Answer to Riddle_15

None, there is no dirt in a hole!
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Answer to Riddle_16

A glass of beer and a pillow.
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Answer to Riddle_17

4. Three passengers and the driver.
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Answer to Riddle_18

It can be done with just two children: only one boy and one girl are needed if they stand back to back!
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Answer to Riddle_19

Fire
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Answer to Riddle_20

Point X is just so far north of the South pole that after travelling the mile south, going 1 mile East takes the walker one complete circumference of the pole. Then 1 mile north will take the walker back to point X. There are an infinite number of points X on this line of latitude. There is another circle of points that is one mile north of the circle that is 1/2 that size where the mile East would take me on 2 complete circumerence of the pole. And so on for every fraction of an integer eg 1/3, 1/4, 1/5 ...... infinity.
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Answer to Riddle_21

A comb.
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Answer to Riddle_22

A gay man who did not see well saw a bat perched on a reed and threw a pumice stone at him which missed.
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Answer to Riddle_23

Solution 1: Touch the end of one bar (A) to the middle of the other bar (B) forming a 'T' shape. If the bars are attracted then bar A is magnetized and if they are not attracted then bar B is the magnet. This is because magnets have fields at the poles (the ends) but not in the middle. So the end would attract and middle would not.

Solution 2: Hang a rod from the ceiling and if it turns north than it is the magnetized rod.

Solution 3: Lay one rod (A) on the floor pointing North. Balance the other rod (B) on the other rod pointing it East-West, with its center on the center of rod (A). If rod (B) starts turning it is magnetized.


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Answer to Riddle_24

The common letter e does not appear in the paragraph.

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Answer to Riddle_25

time

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Answer to Riddle_26

incorrectly

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Answer to Riddle_27

He was born in the southern hemisphere (south of the equator) where summer is always around the end of the year.

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Answer to Riddle_28

The person named Wednesday must have paid.

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Answer to Riddle_29

The month of February: it has the least number of days among the twelve months of the year.

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Answer to Riddle_30

Only 3 minutes. She puts two pieces in the toaster, toasting one side of each. Then she flips one of them, takes one out, and puts the completely untoasted piece into the toaster. Finally, she takes out the toasted piece and puts the two half-toasted pieces of bread into the toaster for a minute and she's done.

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Answer to Riddle_31

It moves forward towards the front of the car, even though you are forced backwards. The helium balloon is less dense than the air so when you accelerate the air in the car will move backwards compared to the balloon pushing the balloon forward because the balloon is lighter.

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Answer to Riddle_32

A snowflake

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Answer to Riddle_33

Musical Notes

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Answer to Riddle_34

Charlie was married.

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Answer to Riddle_35

You fill the five gallon pail up and pour it into the 3 gallon pail. The dump the 3 gallon pail out and pour what was left in the 5 gallon pail into the 3 gallon pail so that you have 2 gallons in the 3 gallon pail. Then fill the 5 gallon pail up and pour it into the 3 gallon pail to fill it up. Now you have 4 gallons in the 5 gallon pail.

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Answer to Riddle_36

1 is spelled with 3 letters, etc. But 4 is spelled perfectly with 4 letters.

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Answer to Riddle_37

Just 1 very old cat.

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Answer to Riddle_38

Mary's mother's fourth daughter was named Mary, of course.

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Answer to Riddle_39

Pizza

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Answer to Riddle_40

A mirror

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Answer to Riddle_41

A watermelon

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Answer to Riddle_42

A glove

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Answer to Riddle_43

An alarm clock.

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Answer to Riddle_44

Ton

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Answer to Riddle_45

504

There are 500 words in the book and 4 words on the cover in "How to Feed Hamsters".

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Answer to Riddle_46

Strengths

This word does not appear in plural very often.

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Answer to Riddle_47

On a Microwave

Generally when you run a microwave for '99' it runs for 1 minute and 39 seconds. '100' runs for 1 minute.

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Answer to Riddle_48

Trouble



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Answer to Riddle_49

3
3 is the number of letters in the number ten.


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Answer to Riddle_50

a carpet



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