# Riddle #235

simple

## One thing which pleases us all

This very thing you were born with pleases us all. It's even capable of making men fall, while only experienced by few it's treasured by all.
Beauty.
77.53 %

## 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.
79.46 %

## Will never walk, but always run

I have no legs. I will never walk, but always run. What am I?
A river.
73.05 %

## One lightbulb and 3 switches

You're standing in front of a room with one lightbulb inside of it. You cannot see if it is on or off. Outside the room, there are 3 switches in the off positions. You may turn the switches any way you want to. You stop turning the switches, enter the room and know which switch controls the lightbulb. How?
You turn 2 switches "on" and leave 1 switch "off" and wait about a minute. Then enter the room, but just before you enter, turn one switch from "on" to "off". Once in the room, feel the lightbulb - if it is warm, but off, it has to be the last switch you turned off. If it is on, it has to be the switch left on. If it is cold and is off, it has to be the switch you left in the off position.
80.62 %

## Two convicts and the escape plan

Two convicts are locked in a cell. There is an unbarred window high up in the cell. No matter if they stand on the bed or one on top of the other they can't reach the window to escape. They then decide to tunnel out. However, they give up with the tunnelling because it will take too long. Finally one of the convicts figures out how to escape from the cell. What is his plan?
His plan is to dig the tunnel and pile up the dirt to climb up to the window to escape.
80.15 %

## Earthen string

I create my lair with earthen string and dispatch my prey with a biting sting. What am I?
A spider.
74.89 %

## Live or die probability puzzle

Hussey has been caught stealing goats, and is brought into court for justice. The judge is his ex-wife Amy Hussey, who wants to show him some sympathy, but the law clearly calls for two shots to be taken at Hussey from close range. To make things a little better for Hussey, Amy Hussey tells him she will place two bullets into a six-chambered revolver in successive order. She will spin the chamber, close it, and take one shot. If Hussey is still alive, she will then either take another shot, or spin the chamber again before shooting. Hussey is a bit incredulous that his own ex-wife would carry out the punishment, and a bit sad that she was always such a rule follower. He steels himself as Amy Hussey loads the chambers, spins the revolver, and pulls the trigger. Whew! It was blank. Then Amy Hussey asks, 'Do you want me to pull the trigger again, or should I spin the chamber a second time before pulling the trigger?' What should Hussey choose?
Hussey should have Amy Hussey pull the trigger again without spinning. We know that the first chamber Amy Hussey fired was one of the four empty chambers. Since the bullets were placed in consecutive order, one of the empty chambers is followed by a bullet, and the other three empty chambers are followed by another empty chamber. So if Hussey has Amy Hussey pull the trigger again, the probability that a bullet will be fired is 1/4. If Amy Hussey spins the chamber again, the probability that she shoots Hussey would be 2/6, or 1/3, since there are two possible bullets that would be in firing position out of the six possible chambers that would be in position.
81.02 %

## I am always hungry and will die if not fed

I am always hungry and will die if not fed, whatever I touch will soon turn red.
Fire.
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## Two baseball teams

Two baseball teams played a game. One team won but no man touched base. How could that be?
They were all girl teams.
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## What does the following represent

What does the following represent? N N N N N N N A A A A A A A C C C C C C C
7 up cans.
77.76 %