# Riddle #10

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## Every night I'm told what to do

Every night I'm told what to do, and each morning I do what i'm told. But I still don't escape your scold.
An alarm clock.
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## I'm many things in one

I'm a fruit. If you take away my first letter, I'm a crime. If you take away my first two letters, I'm an animal. If you take away my first and last letters, I'm a form of music. What am I?
Grape.
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## The Missing Servant

A king has 100 identical servants, each with a different rank between 1 and 100. At the end of each day, each servant comes into the king's quarters, one-by-one, in a random order, and announces his rank to let the king know that he is done working for the day. For example, servant 14 comes in and says "Servant 14, reporting in." One day, the king's aide comes in and tells the king that one of the servants is missing, though he isn't sure which one. Before the other servants begin reporting in for the night, the king asks for a piece of paper to write on to help him figure out which servant is missing. Unfortunately, all that's available is a very small piece that can only hold one number at a time. The king is free to erase what he writes and write something new as many times as he likes, but he can only have one number written down at a time. The king's memory is bad and he won't be able to remember all the exact numbers as the servants report in, so he must use the paper to help him. How can he use the paper such that once the final servant has reported in, he'll know exactly which servant is missing?
When the first servant comes in, the king should write down his number. For each other servant that reports in, the king should add that servant's number to the current number written on the paper, and then write this new number on the paper. Once the final servant has reported in, the number on the paper should equal (1 + 2 + 3 + ... + 99 + 100) - MissingServantsNumber Since (1 + 2 + 3 + ... + 99 + 100) = 5050, we can rephrase this to say that the number on the paper should equal 5050 - MissingServantsNumber So to figure out the missing servant's number, the king simply needs to subtract the number written on his paper from 5050: MissingServantsNumber = 5050 - NumberWrittenOnThePaper
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## Seed with three letters in my name

I am a seed with three letters in my name. Take away the last two and I still sound the same. What am I?
Pea.
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## Ghosts

Because you can see right through them.
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## Against the law

Why is it against the law for a man living in Delhi to be buried in Mumbai?
Because he is still living.
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## You want me, when you don't have me

When you don't have me, you want me, but when you do have me, you want to give me away. What am I?
A secret.
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## Always in the past

You will always find me in the past. I can be created in the present, but the future can never taint me. What am I?
History.
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## I like to eat fish and berries

I live in the woods. I'm very big and furry. I have a big nose, a little tail and four legs. I like to eat fish and berries. I am a...
Bear.
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## Pinky house

In a one-story pink house, there was a pink person, a pink cat, a pink fish, a pink computer, a pink chair, a pink table, a pink telephone, a pink shower– everything was pink! What color were the stairs?
There weren't any stairs, it was a one storey house.
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