Best riddles

I move very fast

Physicists have built devices to move me very fast. My last seven letters can be commonly found in newspapers, magazines and journals. What am I?
Particles.
92.46 %
33 votes

cleanshort

Add two to eleven

When can you add two to eleven and get one as the correct answer?
When you add two hours to eleven o'clock, you get one o'clock.
92.46 %
33 votes

logic

Pirate Pete

Pirate Pete had been captured by a Spanish general and sentenced to death by his 50-man firing squad. Pete cringed, as he knew their reputation for being the worst firing squad in the Spanish military. They were such bad shots that they would often all miss their targets and simply maim their victims, leaving them to bleed to death, as the general's tradition was to only allow one shot per man to save on ammunition. The thought of a slow painful death made Pete beg for mercy. "Very well, I have some compassion. You may choose where the men stand when they shoot you and I will add 50 extra men to the squad to ensure someone will at least hit you. Perhaps if they stand closer they will kill you quicker, if you're lucky," snickered the general. "Oh, and just so you don't get any funny ideas, they can't stand more than 20 ft away, they must be facing you, and you must remain tied to the post in the middle of the yard. And to show I'm not totally heartless, if you aren't dead by sundown I'll release you so you can die peacefully outside the compound. I must go now but will return tomorrow and see to it that you are buried in a nice spot, though with 100 men, I doubt there will be much left of you to bury." After giving his instructions the general left. Upon his return the next day, he found that Pete had been set free alive and well. "How could this be?" demanded the general. "It was where Pete had us stand," explained the captain of the squad. Where did Pete tell them to stand?
Pete told them to form a circle around him. All the squad was facing in at Pete, ready to shoot, when they realized that everyone who missed would likely end up shooting another squad member. So no one dared to fire, knowing the risk. Thus at sundown he was released.
92.28 %
55 votes

dirty

Murdered wife

A man murders his wife with a knife in their car. Nobody is around to see this. He throws her out of the car being careful not to leave any fingerprints on her body. Next he throws the knife off of a cliff into a gorge where it will never be found and he goes home. An hour later the police call him and tell him that his wife has been murdered and he needs to come to the scene of the crime immediately. As soon as he arrives, he is arrested.
He never ask the cop where the scene of the crime was so they knew that he had murdered his wife.
92.25 %
32 votes

cleanshort

It seems empty

What is everthing yet nothing, has no start and no end, creates yets destroys, brings life and death what is it?
Void
92.25 %
32 votes

cleanshort

Country which can be part of your body

I know a country. If you remove the last aplhabet of its name, it will become a part of your body. Do you?
China. It will become chin when last alphabet is removed.
92.25 %
32 votes

cleanwhat am I

Many love us

We can be boring, Or interesting. We can be long, Or short. We can have pictures, Or just words. Many love us, But many also hate us. What are we?
Books.
92.25 %
32 votes

short

Your uncle's sister

When is your uncle's sister not your aunt?
When she's your mother.
92.25 %
32 votes