# Simple riddles

## No beginning, end, or middle

What has no beginning, end, or middle?
A doughnut.
71.53 %

## The chicken or the egg

What came first, the chicken or the egg?
Dinosaurs laid eggs long before there were chickens.
71.50 %

## Animal living longest in zoos

What kind of animal lives longest in zoos?
Turtles.
71.41 %

## Ring but no finger

What has a ring but no finger?
A telephone.
71.39 %

## Born of water, I drown in water

Born of water, I drown in water. A blood-thirsty beast you can barely see. What am I?
A mosquito.
71.38 %

## A Fox, a sheep, and a sack of hay

A farmer is travelling with a fox, a sheep and a small sack of hay. He comes to a river with a small boat in it. The boat can only support the farmer and one other animal/item. If the farmer leaves the fox alone with the sheep, the fox will eat the sheep. And if the farmer leaves the sheep alone with the hay, the sheep will eat the hay. How can the farmer get all three as well as himself safely across the river?
The farmer takes the sheep across the river, then returns back. The farmer takes the fox across the river. The farmer takes the sheep back to the first side of the river. The farmer leaves the sheep back on the first side of the river, and takes the hay to the other side. The farmer returns to the first side of the river. The farmer brings the sheep back to the second side.
71.33 %

## Russian roulette choice

Your enemy challenges you to play Russian Roulette with a 6-cylinder pistol (meaning it has room for 6 bullets). He puts 2 bullets into the gun in consecutive slots, and leaves the next four slots blank. He spins the barrel and hands you the gun. You point the gun at yourself and pull the trigger. It doesn't go off. Your enemy tells you that you need to pull the trigger one more time, and that you can choose to either spin the barrel at random, or not, before pulling the trigger again. Spinning the barrel will position the barrel in a random position. Assuming you'd like to live, should you spin the barrel or not before pulling the trigger again?
You are better off shooting again without spinning the barrel. Given that the gun didn't fire the first time, it was pointing to one of the four empty slots. Because your enemy spun the cylinder randomly, it would have been pointing to any of these empty slots with equal probability. Three of these slots would not fire again after an additional trigger-pull, and one of them would. Thus, by not spinning the barrel, there is a 1/4 chance that pulling the trigger again would fire the gun. Alternatively, if you spin the barrel, it will point to each of the 6 slots with equal probability. Because 2 of these 6 slots have bullets in them, there would be a 2/6 = 1/3 chance that the gun would fire after spinning the barrel. Thus, you are better off not spinning the barrel.
71.16 %

## I'm white and empty

I don't have eyes, but once I did see. Once I had thoughts, but now I'm white and empty.
Skull.
71.07 %

## Give me food, and I will live

Give me food, and I will live. Give me water, and I will die. What am I?
Fire.
70.89 %