Annoying Short Riddles
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01. 116 years, from 1337 to 1453.
03. From sheep and horses.
04. November. The Russian calendar was 13 days behind ours.
05. Squirrel fur.
06. The Latin name was Insularia Canaria - Island of the Dogs.
07. Albert. When he came to the throne in 1936 he respected the wish of Queen Victoria that no future king should ever be called Albert.
08. Distinctively crimson.
09. New Zealand.
10. Thirty years, of course. From 1618 to 1648.
In the room with the switches, turn one switch on for five minutes. After time expires, turn the switch off and turn another switch on and go into the room with the lightbulbs in it. The lightbulb which is on belongs to the switch you just turned on. The lightbulb that is off but hot belongs to the switch you initally turned on. The final lightbulb is connected to the switch you didn’t touch.
02. On a sunny afternoon in the park, two friends sat down to play some chess. They played a total of five games, yet each person won three times. How is that possible?
03. What can run but never walks, has a mouth yet never talks. It has a head but never weeps, plus has a bed but can not sleep?
04. I am the beginning of eternity, and the end of time and space. I am the beginning of every end, even the end of every race. What am I?
05. The maker doesn’t want it. The buyer doesn’t use it. The user doesn’t know it. What is it?
06. How could you rearrange the letters in the words "new door" to make one word?
Note: There is only one correct answer.
07. Find a simpler way to write the following expression: (x - a)(x - b)(x - c) ... (x - z)
Zero; since (x-x)=0
08. You're trapped in an un-penetrable room. Inside this room with you is a table and a mirror. How do you get out?
Note: Play with the words of the riddle.
09. There are only four words in the English language that end in 'dous': tremendous, horrendous, stupendous and?
What is the minimum amount planes necessary for one plane to fly around the world given that all of the planes must return to the airport. assuming that all of the aircrafts must return safely to the airport?
Furthermore, the island is a barren rock without trees, plants etc. to make a raft (or any other floatation device). No one found him to take him back to civilization, but he himself returned back to civilization, HOW?
"To help you choose a door, you may ask ONE question. However, you should realize that one of the two entities who are listening will answer, One of the entities always lies and the other one always speaks the truth. One of them will answer your question, but you will not know which one. Each of them knows which door leads to freedom."
What question do you ask so you'll know which door will lead to your freedom?
A king's advisor fears that the King's sons will cheat by having their horses go less
fast than they are capable of, and asks an old wise man for advice. With a mere sentence, the wise
man gives a solution that will ensure a fair race. What advise did he give?
The old wise man informs the King's advisor to have the sons switch horses when they race.
Every three minutes a guard comes out of his bunker and checks if anyone is on the bridge. If a person is caught trying to escape German side to the Swiss side they are shot. If caught crossing the other direction without papers they are sent back.
She knows that it takes at least five minutes to cross the bridge, in which time the guard will see her crossing and shoot her. How does she get across?
Incredibly, to your left is a line of quarters right there on the ground. The line is further than your sight can make out. "There must be thousands of them!" you exclaim.
"Infinite, to be exact." says a man who appears to be the owner of the coins. "And you can have them all if you divide them into two piles which have the same number of heads."
"Really! Thanks, How much time do I have?" you say.
"One day. You can pick up as many quarters as you want and even flip them over, just as long as you wind up with two piles that have the same number of heads. I happen to know that there are 20 heads, the rest are all tails."
"Do the piles need to have the same total number of quarters?" you ask observantly.
"No, just the same number of heads. If you're ready to begin, I'll start the watch."
Question: Given infinte coins, only 20 of which are heads, how can you divide the coins into two piles, each with the same number of heads?
"If only I had a knife..." Then you notice slight movement at the underneath edges of the platform and see that the movement is actually thousands of army ants beginning to move down over the platform to the underside and towards you. They look exceedingly hungry and don't appear to be vegetarians.
When things look hopeless, you notice a couple sitting on a huge branch. One of them throws a knife into the air and when it comes back down, they both reach for it. You cannot tell which one actually grabbed it. All you know is that you need that knife to cut yourself down.
The husband says "The sphynx with the knife always tells the truth."
But the wife counters, "He's wrong, the one with the knife always lies." As luck would have it, one of them always lies and one of them always tells the truth. Using ONLY THESE TWO STATEMENTS as data, you get one chance to guess who has the knife.
The ants are approaching, who has the knife?
Note: The point of the riddle is to reason the correct answer (hence being called a riddle). There's no point in just saying "the Wife/Husband has it!". You need to justify your answer.
The man says: The one with the knife tells the truth. The woman says: The man lies, one with the knife lies.
Therefore, if the man has the knife, he is telling the truth and the woman is lying. And if the woman has the knife, then the man would be saying that the woman tells truth. The woman would also say that she lies.
In both situations, the woman is lying so the man is telling the truth and thus, THE MAN HAS IT!