Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Some Good Riddles

Dad sent me some good riddles the other day. He had received them from our friend Jay. See how you do with these. The answers are in this post. Here goes...

  1. A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms. The first is full of raging fires, the second is full of assassins with loaded guns, and the third is full of lions that haven't eaten in 3 years. Which room is safest for him?

  2. A woman shoots her husband. Then she holds him under water for over 5 minutes. Finally, she hangs him. But 5 minutes later they both go out together and enjoy a wonderful dinner together. How can this be?

  3. What is black when you buy it, red when you use it, and gray when you throw it away ?

  4. Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Wednesday, Friday, or Sunday?

  5. 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!

Here are the answers:

  1. The third room. Lions that haven't eaten in three years are dead. That one was easy, right?

  2. The woman was a photographer. She shot a picture of her husband, developed it, and hung it up to dry (shot; held under water; and hung).

  3. Charcoal, as it is used in barbecuing.

  4. Sure you can name three consecutive days, yesterday, today, and tomorrow!

  5. The letter e, which is the most common letter used in the English language, does not appear even once in the paragraph.

The Frog Leap Test
The following link (The frog drawing) takes you to another type of puzzle where you jump the frogs. There are 3 green frogs on one side and 3 brown frogs on the other side. You job is to switch the places of the frogs. You can only jump over 1 frog in a single leap or move a frog to the next place. Good luck. Click on the following diagram:
This is supposedly a test in China for children in the second grade. I did it. But it took several tries! If you want to see the solution click here.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Some people can say more in an hour than others can in a week.

Quote of the Day
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
~ Mark Twain

Joke of the Day
A blonde female police officer pulls over a blonde gal, in a convertible sports car, for speeding. She walks up to the car and asks the blond for her driver’s license. The blonde convertible driver searches through her purse, in vain. Finally she asks, “What does it look like?” The blonde police officer tells her, “It’s that thing with your picture on it.” The blonde driver searches for a few more seconds, pulls out her compact, opens it, and sure enough sees herself. She hands the compact to the blonde cop.

After a few seconds looking at the compact, the blonde cop rolls her eyes, hands the compact back to the blonde convertible driver and says, “If you would have told me you were a police officer when I first pulled you over we could have avoided this whole thing.”

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1 comment:

madcobug said...

I had tried that froggy thingy before and never got it but after the third try today hurray I finally got it. Have a great Thanksgiving with your family. Helen