Best short riddles

trickysimple

The horse jumps over the king. Strangely there is absolutely no scratch on him. Can you explain, how is it possible?
Horse And King are chess piece and the above action is a part of a chess game.
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clever

If measured from the center of the planet, which mountain on Earth is the highest? (it´s not the Everest)
Mount Chimborazo, in Educator. Everest is the highest above level sea level, but because of the way the Earth bulges at the center, Chimborazo (6010 meters, or 20 600 feet above sea level) is the highest when measured from the center of the planet. To put it another way, it is the furthest out into space.
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66 votes