Easy riddles

logicshort

Running a race

If you were running a race, and you passed the person in 2nd place, what place would you be in now?
You would be in 2nd. Well, you passed the person in second place, not first.
86.00 %
40 votes

cleanshort

Cannot be seen

All about, but cannot be seen. Can be captured, but cannot be held. No throat, but can be heard. What is it?
The wind.
86.00 %
40 votes

cleanshort

Take off my skin

Take off my skin - I won't cry, but you will! What am I?
An onion.
85.67 %
39 votes

cleanshortwhat am I

Seas without water

I have seas without water. I have forests without wood. I have deserts without sand. I have houses with no brick. What am I?
A map.
85.39 %
48 votes

logic

A Fox, a sheep, and a sack of hay

A farmer is travelling with a fox, a sheep and a small sack of hay. He comes to a river with a small boat in it. The boat can only support the farmer and one other animal/item. If the farmer leaves the fox alone with the sheep, the fox will eat the sheep. And if the farmer leaves the sheep alone with the hay, the sheep will eat the hay. How can the farmer get all three as well as himself safely across the river?
The farmer takes the sheep across the river, then returns back. The farmer takes the fox across the river. The farmer takes the sheep back to the first side of the river. The farmer leaves the sheep back on the first side of the river, and takes the hay to the other side. The farmer returns to the first side of the river. The farmer brings the sheep back to the second side.
85.39 %
48 votes