Best short riddles


In the final stretch of a road race, you pass the 2nd-place runner right before crossing the finish line. What place do you finish in?
You finish in second place. You would have had to pass the first place racer to have finished in first place.
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49 votes

What is the smallest number, that can be expressed as the sum of the cubes of two different sets of numbers?
Hardy-Ramanujan discovered 1729 as a magic number. Why 1729 is a magic number? 10^3 + 9^3 = 1729 and 12^3 + 1^3 = 1729 Taxicab number Ta(2)
80.45 %
62 votes

How could the cowboy travel on friday, then sleep two days and then travel back home on friday.
If the horse was named Friday.
80.19 %
80 votes

What sickness do cowboys get from riding wild horses?
Bronchitis (bronc-itis).
80.15 %
61 votes

I cannot be felt, seen or touched, yet I can be found in everybody. My existence is always in debate, yet I have my own style of music.
I'm a soul.
80.14 %
48 votes