Riddle #479

Has teeth but cannot eat

What has teeth but cannot eat?
A comb.
71.62 %

It is red but smells like a blue

What is red but it smells like a blue paint?
Red paint.
81.57 %

Sleeps with his shoes on

What always sleeps with his shoes on?
A horse.
81.25 %

Past the Bridge Guard

A guard is stationed at the entrance to a bridge. He is tasked to shoot anyone who tries to cross to the other side of the bridge, and to turn away anyone who comes in from the opposite side of the bridge. You are on his side of the bridge and want to escape to the other side. Because the bridge is old and rickety, anyone who tries to cross it does so at a constant speed, and it always takes exactly 10 minutes to cross. The guard comes out of his post every 6 minutes and looks down the bridge for any people trying to leave, and at all other times he sits in his post and snoozes. You know you can sneak past him when he's sleeping, but the problem is that you won't be able to make it all the way to the other side of the bridge before he sees you (since he comes out every 6 minutes, but it takes 10 minutes to cross). One day a brilliant idea comes to you, and soon you've successfully crossed to the other side of the bridge without being shot. How did you do it?
Right after the guard goes back to his post after checking the bridge, you sneak by and make your way down the bridge. After a little bit less than 6 minutes, you turn around and start walking back toward the guard. He will come out and see you, and assume that you are a visitor coming from the other side of the bridge, since you're only about 4 minutes from the end of the other side of the bridge. He will go back into his post since he doesn't plan to turn you away until you reach him, and then you turn back around and make your way the rest of the way to the other side of the bridge.
78.00 %

Frog in a well

A frog is at the bottom of a well. It is a 30 foot climb to get out. Each morning, the frog jumps 3 feet up the path out, but each night, as it sleeps, it slips back 2 feet down. Thus, at the beginning of the first day, the frog has 30 feet to go, at the beginning of the second day it has 29 feet to go, and so on. How many days does it take the frog to get out of the well?
It takes 28 days for the frog to get out (it gets out on the morning of the 28th day). This is because on the beginning of the 28th day, the frog has 3 feet left to travel. Because the frog jumps 3 feet forward each morning, it will jump out of the well on this day.
66.52 %

Under the bed at night I sit

I run over fields and woods all day. Under the bed at night I sit, never alone. My tongue hangs out, up and to the rear, waiting to be filled in the morning. What am I?
A shoe.
74.45 %

Boy cat to the girl cat

What did the boy cat say to the girl cat on Valentine's Day?
You're purrr-fect for me!
77.64 %

Five Men Like Pete

Pete is a worker on a large ship with hundreds of other men. He is constantly making mistakes, tying ropes the wrong way, steering the ship the wrong way, and making other blunders. One time he accidentally caused the ship to get stuck in a shallow shore, causing thousands of dollars in damage. However, when Steve, the captain of the ship, is asked about Pete, Steve says "I wish we had five men like Pete on this ship." Why would he say this?
Unfortunately for the ship, there are dozens of men who are as inept as Pete is. Captain Steve wishes there were FEWER men like Pete on the ship, since there are currently far more than five.
69.53 %

The end of time and space

I am the beginning of the end, and the end of time and space. I am essential to creation, and I surround every place.
The letter "E".
68.37 %

Five Men Like Pete

Pete is a worker on a large ship with hundreds of other men. He is constantly making mistakes, tying ropes the wrong way, steering the ship the wrong way, and making other blunders. One time he accidentally caused the ship to get stuck in a shallow shore, causing thousands of dollars in damage. However, when Steve, the captain of the ship, is asked about Pete, Steve says "I wish we had five men like Pete on this ship." Why would he say this?
Unfortunately for the ship, there are dozens of men who are as inept as Pete is. Captain Steve wishes there were FEWER men like Pete on the ship, since there are currently far more than five.
69.53 %