# Riddle #720

## The Two Barbers

There is a small town in the midwest with exactly 2 barbershops, one on each side of town. The barbershop on the west side of town is pristine. Its floors are spotless, the windows are always perfectly clear, and the air always smells fresh. The barber has a friendly smile, shined shoes, a well-groomed head of hair, and a fancy shirt. The barbershop on the east side of town is a mess. Its floors and windows are dirty, and the air smells of garbage. The barber always has a grimace on his face. His skin is oily, his hair is short and ragged, and he has food on his clothes all the time. A man travelling through the town realizes he needs a haircut. Knowing the stories of the two barbers, the man decides to go to the dirty barbershop on the east side of town. Why does he do this?
Because there are only two barbers in the town, the barbers must cut each-other's hair. The barber on the west side of town has a nice haircut, so the east-side barber must be a good barber. On the other hand, the barber on the east side of town has ragged hair, meaning the west-side barber must not be very good. So the man goes to the east-side barber to get a better haircut.
75.60 %

## Getting wet

What gets wet while it's drying?
A towel.
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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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The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I?
Footsteps.
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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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## Three switches in a room

You are standing next to three switches. You know these switches belong to three bulbs in a room behind a closed door – the door is tight closed, and heavy which means that it's absolutely impossible to see if any bulb is on or not. All three switches are now in position off. You can do whatever you want with the switches and when you are finished you open the door and go into the room. While in there you have to tell which switch belongs to which bulb. How will you do that?
Turn on the first switch and wait for a while. Turn off the first one and turn on the second. Go into the room. One bulb is shining, the second bulb is hot and the third one nothing.
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## You go on red and stops on green

When it comes to me, you go on red and stops on green. What am I?
Watermelon.
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## Full of holes but I can still hold water

I am full of holes but I can still hold water. What am I?
A sponge.
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## Thousands of letters

What has only two words, but thousands of letters?
Post office.
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## Which number?

What number should appear next in this sequence? 1 5 12 34 92 252 ?
688. Add the two previous numbers and multiply by 2.
78.01 %