# Clever riddles

## German/Swiss border

A woman who lived in Germany during World War II wanted to cross the German/Swiss border in order to escape Nazi pursuers. The bridge which she is to cross is a half mile across, over a large canyon. 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?
She waits until the guard goes inside his hunt, and begins to walk across the bridge. She gets a little more than half way, turns around, and begins to walk toward the german side once more. The guard comes out, sees that she has no papers, and sends her "back" to the swiss side.
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## Number which is spelled in an alphabetical order

I know a number which is spelled in an alphabetical order. Do you?
Forty.
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## Five vowels

There are five vowels in English language (a, e, i, o, u, and sometimes y). Easy version: Can you tell us a word contains of these 5 vowels? Hard: Can you tell us a word contains of all these 6 vowels with y? Very difficult: Can you tell us a word contains of all these vowels with y in their alphabetical order?
Unquestionably In their alphabetical order: Facetiously Abstemiously Adventitiously
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## Flies, but has no wings

What flies without wings?
Time.
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## Barber

A sign on the barber's door says "I shave only those who do not shave themselves." Does the barber shave himself?
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## Twelve is what remains

A word I know, Six letters it contains, Subtract just one, And twelve is what remains.
Dozens.
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## The rope you never skip with

Which is the rope you never skip with?
Europe.
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## Hand shakes

There are ten people in a house. Everybody wants to make a hand shake with only people shorter than themselves. Assume everybody is different in height. How many hand shakes are made?
0, because a taller person wants to shake hands with a shorter person. But the shorter person doesn't want to shake hands with him.
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## You will take me in

You will throw me away when you want to use me. You will take me in when you don’t want to use me. What am I?
An anchor.
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