A teacher decides to give a pop quiz one day but all of her students refuse to take the quiz thinking that the teacher will call off the quiz. She can give only one of these students a detention for skipping the quiz. All of the students know each other’s names and if a student knows he/she is getting a detention they take the quiz.
How can she threaten her students with the single detention so they all take the quiz?
She tells them that she will give the student who skips the quiz whose name comes first alphabetically a detention. This student won’t skip because they know they are getting a detention if they do. The next person alphabetically will then know that they will get a detention so they won’t skip either, and so on.
See also best riddles or new riddles.logicshort
This is a newspaper headline:
Workers Strike - Want to Make Less Money!
What is going on?
The workers work at the mint and are tired of being overworked. They want to work less, which is making less money, since money is made at the mind!cleanlogicshort
When will a net hold water?
When the water is frozen.logicshort
The day before yesterday Cindy was 17. Next year she will be 20. How can this be?
The statement was made on January 1. Cindy's birthday is on December 31. She was 17 the day before yesterday (Dec 30). She was 18 yesterday. She will be 19 this year (Dec 31) and 20 next year. cleanlogicshort
If you drop me I'm sure to crack, but give me a smile and I'll always smile back.
During the Summer Olympics, a fellow competed in the long jump and out-jumped everybody. He didn't just win the event, he actually broke the world record held for that event. Nobody broke his record for the remainder of the Olympics, and still today his name is in the record books.
However, even though he holds the world record, he never received a medal in the long jump. How did he manage to do so well, but not receive a medal?
He was competing in the decathlon. He won the long jump event, but didn't perform very well in the other events. He lost the decathlon, so he didn't receive any medals (even though he hold the world record for long jump). logicshort
What's the missing letter?
J ? M A M J J A S O N D
Eplanation: The letters are the first letter of each of the twelve months. The second month is February.logicshort
How far can you run into the woods?
Half way. If you go in any further, you’d be running OUT of the woods.cleanlogicshort
It is impossible to keep it until you give it someone else. What is that?
What do you get if you add 3 to 300 five times?
303 , 303 , 303 , 303 , 303logicshort
Name the only sport in which the ball is always in possession of the team on defense, and the offensive team can score without touching the ball?