Best riddles

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A fishing rod

James ordered a fishing rod, priced at $3.56. Unfortunately, James is an Eskimo who lives in a very remote part of Greenland and the import rules there forbid any package longer than 4 feet to be imported. The fishing rod was 4 feet and 1 inch, just a little too long, so how can the fishing rod be mailed to James without breaking the rules? Ideally James would like the fishing rod to arrive in one piece!
Insert the fishing rod into a box which measures 4 feet on all sides, the fishing rod will fit within the diagonal of the box with room to spare.
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38 votes

logicmathshort

A clock

A clock chimes 5 times in 4 seconds. How many times will it chime in 10 seconds?
11 times. It chimes at zero and then once every second for 10 seconds.
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38 votes

Always runs, but never walks

What always runs, but never walks, often murmurs, never talks, has a bed, but never sleeps, has a mouth, but never eats?
A river.
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38 votes

Has a head but never weeps

What has a head but never weeps, has a bed but never sleeps, can run but never walks, and has a bank but no money?
A river.
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38 votes

funny

Carnegie Hall

How do you get to Carnegie Hall?
Practice, practice, practice.
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38 votes

math

Number of Fs

Count the number of times the letter "F" appears in the following paragraph: FAY FRIED FIFTY POUNDS OF SALTED FISH AND THREE POUNDS OF DRY FENNEL FOR DINNER FOR FORTY MEMBERS OF HER FATHER'S FAMILY.
It appears 14 times. Make sure to count the "F"s in the word "OF", which people commonly miss.
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38 votes

clean

Whoever...

Whoever makes it, tells it not. Whoever takes it, knows it not. Whoever knows it, wants it not.
Counterfeit money.
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38 votes

short

Men may dream or stamp their feet

At the sound of me, men may dream or stamp their feet. At the sound of me, women may laugh or sometimes weep.
Music.
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38 votes

logic

The wise man and the dove

A wise man lived on a hill above a small town. The townspeople often approached him to solve their difficult problems and riddles. One day, two lads decided to fool him. They took a dove and set off up the hill. Standing before him, one of the lads said "Tell me, wise man, is the dove I hold behind my back dead or alive?" The man smiled and said "I cannot answer your question correctly". Even though the wise man knew the condition of the dove, why wouldn't he state whether it was dead or alive?
The man told the two lads, "If I say the dove is alive, you will the bird and show me that it is dead. If I say that it is dead, you will release the dove and it will fly away. So you see I cannot answer your question.
89.05 %
52 votes