# Riddle #659

## Party magician

Imagine John, a party magician, is carrying three pieces of gold each piece weighing one kilogram. While taking a walk he comes to a bridge which has a sign posted saying the bridge could hold only a maximum of 80 kilograms. John weighs 78 kilograms and the gold weighs three kilograms. John reads the sign and still safely crossed the bridge with all the gold. How did he manage this?
John is a juggler. When he came to the bridge he juggled the gold, always keeping one piece in the air.
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## You bury me when I am alive

You bury me when I am alive, and dig me up when I die. What am I?
A plant.
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## Add two letters to it

What word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?
Short.
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## King's riddle

Bertrand knew the answer because Cecil didn't say anything after one minute. If Bertrand and Allan's hats were both the same color, then Cecil would know what color his hat was. But Cecil didn't know. So Bertrand knew that Allan's hat was a different color than his. Since Allan's hat was black, Betrand knew his hat was white.
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## The watchmen

One morning an airline president is leaving on a business trip and finds he left some paperwork at his office. He runs into his office to get it and the night watchman stops him and says, "Sir, don't get on the plane. I had a dream last night that the plane would crash and everyone would die!" The man takes his word and cancels his trip. Sure enough, the plane crashes and everyone dies. The next morning the man gives the watchman a \$1,000 reward for saving his life and then fires him. Why did he fire the watchman that saved his life?
He was fired from sleeping on his job.
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## 1000s of ribs

It has only two bones, but there are 1000s of ribs. What is that?
Railway track.
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## Thousands of letters

What has only two words, but thousands of letters?
Post office.
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## Clever thief sentenced to death

In olden days you are a clever thief charged with treason against the king and sentenced to death. But the king decides to be a little lenient and lets you choose your own way to die. What way should you choose? Remember, you're clever!
I would have chosen to die of "old age". Did you?
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## Zen Master

The student's first lesson was that in order to learn from the Zen Master, the student should be asking the questions and not the Zen Master.
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## It is red but smells like a blue

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