Riddles for kids

what am I

I'm tall when I'm young

I live in a house. Each Halloween I stand in a jack-o-lantern and get shorter as I grow old. What Am I?
A candle.
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cleanshortwhat am I

I am lighter than air

I weigh almost nothing. I am lighter than air. But even the strongest man in the world cannot lift me. What Am I?
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It was a very large truck. The truck need to cross a 3 mile long bridge. Unfortunately, the bridge can only hold the weight of 12000 lbs. Even a single pound extra, the bridge would collapse. However the weight of the truck is exactly 12000 lbs. The driver carefully drove and crossed almost 70 percent distance of the bridge. He stopped to get a small break. Suddenly, a bird landed on the truck. Did the bridge collapse? Justify your answers with explanation!
No. The bridge doesn’t collapse. The truck almost crossed 70 percent of total distance. Equivalent diesel would have been lost. So the extra weight of the bridge doesn’t add any extra load to the bridge.
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Secret password

It was a grandeur party. In order to filter the uninvited guests, the security guard was assigned a task to check the secret password. The guests invited by the royal family also were shared with the secret password. John wasn’t an invited guest. He learned that the password is needed to make an entry. He hides himself and started watching the guests and the security. The first guest comes. Security told him, TWELVE and the guest replied SIX. He wished him and allowed him to enter. The second guest comes. Security told him SIX and the guest replied THREE! He was too allowed. John made an entry as third guest. Security told him EIGHT and John replied FOUR. He was thrown out of the party! Why?
The answer should be five. The password is not half of the digit, but the number that represents the number of digits told by security.
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Why did the boy bury his flashlight?
Because the batteries died.
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