Tricky riddles

cleanlogictricky

You are in a cabin and it is pitch black. You have one match on you. Which do you light first, the newspaper, the lamp, the candle, or the fire?
You light the match first!
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187 votes
simpletricky

A boy was born in 1955. He just had his 18th birthday today. How did that happen?
1955 is not the year he was born. It was the hospital room he was born in.
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77 votes
what am Itricky

While I am in air, I am not in oxygen. I am also in water, but not in hydrogen. I am necessary in all animals, but you won't find me in the zoo. Look in all brains and you'll find me there too. What am I?
The Letter A.
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103 votes
logicmathtricky

If an electric train is going east at 60 miles an hour and there is a strong westerly wind, which way does the smoke from the train drift?
Here is no smoke coming from electric trains.
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51 votes
funnytricky

A woman depended on a public telephone to make her calls, but it was usually out of order. Each day she reported this to the phone company, but nothing was done. Finally she came up with a fib that she told the phone company. The phone was fixed the next day. What did she tell them?
She told them that people were making calls without having to pay.
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118 votes
logictrickycleverstory

A frog is at the bottom of a well. It is a 30 foot climb to get out. Each morning, the frog jumps 3 feet up the path out, but each night, as it sleeps, it slips back 2 feet down. Thus, at the beginning of the first day, the frog has 30 feet to go, at the beginning of the second day it has 29 feet to go, and so on. How many days does it take the frog to get out of the well?
It takes 28 days for the frog to get out (it gets out on the morning of the 28th day). This is because on the beginning of the 28th day, the frog has 3 feet left to travel. Because the frog jumps 3 feet forward each morning, it will jump out of the well on this day.
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146 votes
cleanlogictricky

How many apples can you put in an empty box?
Zero. When you put an apple, it no longer remains empty. Others say one. After you put one in there, it is not empty.
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76 votes