# Simple riddles

## It can fill a room without occupying space

It can fill a room without occupying space. What is that?
Light.
74.17 %

## Alive without breath

I am alive without breath and cold as death. I am never thirsty but always drinking. What am I?
Fish.
74.08 %

## Don't wash it and then it's clean

Wash it and it isn't clean. Don't wash it and then it's clean. What I Am?
Water.
74.04 %

## I am broken when you speak

I am there when you are quiet. I am broken when you speak. Who am I?
Silence.
73.68 %

## You can see only less

When you have me more, you can see only less. What Am I?
Darkness.
73.58 %

## Move very slowly

I move very slowly at an imperceptible rate, although I take my time, I am never late. I accompany life, and survive past demise, I am viewed with esteem in many women's eyes. What am I?
73.58 %

## Of no use to one, yet absolute bliss to two

Of no use to one, yet absolute bliss to two. The small boy gets it for nothing. The young man has to lie or work for it. The old man has to buy it. The baby's right, the lover's privilege, the hypocrite's mask. To the young girl, faith; To the married woman, hope; To the old maid, charity. What am I?
A kiss.
73.56 %

## 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.
73.41 %

## I have a forked tongue

I hiss. I can be poisonous. I am long. I have a forked tongue. What am I?
I am a snake.
73.13 %