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The best riddles are enigmas wrapped up in a puzzle and shrouded in mystery. It is up to you to unravel the secret and solve the riddles until that “A-ha!” moment that leaves you feeling so satisfied.  The best riddles are the ones that challenge your mind and require your ability to look beyond the words and if the riddle stumps your friends that’s a bonus! We are always adding intriguing new riddles so check back often!

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Why did they let the Turkey join the thanksgiving band?

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Carl is trying to find solutions to a geometric puzzle.  He has a square plot of land that he needs to reserve 1/4 for himself and divide the remaining 3/4 equally and in similar shape, among his 4 children.  There are two possible solutions.  Can you solve the puzzle?

Solution #1 - Squares

First, Carl divides his as to reserve to himself one-fourth in the form of a square.

Then, Carl takes the remaining 3/4 shape and scales it down by 1/4.  He then, multiplies the shape into 4 identically shaped pieces, and aranges them so that they fit into the original 3/4 shape.

Solution #2 - Rectangles

First, create a triangle that is 1/4 the size of the square.

Now, with straight lines, create two squares.

Proceed to disect the two squares with horizontal lines creating 4 triangles.

Then, disect one of the resultuing triangles from each square.  The shape of land for each of his four children is divided evenly and is the same shape.

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Some months have 30 days, some months have 31 days. How many have 28?

They all do.

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You live in a one story house made entirely of redwood. What color would the stairs be?

What stairs? You live in a one-story house.

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A boy was at a carnival and went to a booth where a man said to the boy, "If I write your exact weight on this piece of paper then you have to give me \$50, but if I cannot, I will pay you \$50." The boy looked around and saw no scale so he agrees, thinking no matter what the carny writes he'll just say he weighs more or less. In the end the boy ended up paying the man \$50. How did the man win the bet?

The man did exactly as he said he would and wrote "your exact weight" on the paper.

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Mr. and Mrs. Mustard have six daughters and each daughter has one brother. How many people are in the Mustard family?

There are nine Mustards in the family. Since each daughter shares the same brother, there are six girls, one boy and Mr. and Mrs. Mustard.

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What has six faces, but does not wear makeup, has twenty-one eyes, but cannot see? What is it?

A die (dice).

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A woman shoots her husband. Then she holds him underwater for over 5 minutes. Finally, she hangs him. But 5 minutes later they both go out together and enjoy a wonderful dinner together. How can this be?

The woman was a photographer. She shot a picture of her husband, developed it, and hung it up to dry.

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I am not alive, but I grow; I don't have lungs, but I need air; I don't have a mouth, but water kills me. What am I?

Fire.

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Two fathers and two sons went fishing one day. They were there the whole day and only caught 3 fish. One father said, that is enough for all of us, we will have one each. How can this be possible?

There was the father, his son, and his son's son. This equals 2 fathers and 2 sons for a total of 3!

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What runs around the whole yard without moving?

A fence.

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A bus driver was heading down a street in Colorado. He went right past a stop sign without stopping, he turned left where there was a "no left turn" sign, and he went the wrong way on a one-way street. Then he went on the left side of the road past a cop car. Still - he didn't break any traffic laws.  Why not?

He was walking...not driving.

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What can you catch but never throw?

A cold.

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Mr. and Mrs. Mustard have six daughters and each daughter has one brother. How many people are in the Mustard family?

There are nine Mustards in the family. Since each daughter shares the same brother, there are six girls, one boy and Mr. and Mrs. Mustard.

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I am something people love or hate. I change peoples appearances and thoughts. If a person takes care of them self I will go up even higher. To some people I will fool them. To others I am a mystery. Some people might want to try and hide me but I will show. No matter how hard people try I will Never go down. What am I?

Age.

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Only one color, but not one size,
Stuck at the bottom, yet easily flies.
Present in sun, but not in rain,
Doing no harm, and feeling no pain.
What is it?

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Who is that with a neck and no head, two arms and no hands?  What is it?

A shirt.

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If eleven plus two equals one, what does nine plus five equal?

11 o'clock plus 2 hours = 1 o'clock

9 o'clock plus 5 hours = 2 o'clock

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David's father has three sons: Snap, Crackle, and _____?

David.

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What belongs to you, but other people use it more than you?

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What is more useful when it is broken?

An egg.

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I make two people out of one. What am I?

A mirror.

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I am white when I am dirty, and black when I am clean. What am I?

A blackboard.

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Samuel was out for a walk when it started to rain. He did not have an umbrella and he wasn't wearing a hat. His clothes were soaked, yet not a single hair on his head got wet. How could this happen?

This man is bald!

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Why is Europe like a frying pan?

Because it has Greece at the bottom.

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How do you spell COW in thirteen letters?

SEE O DOUBLE YOU.

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There are two monkeys on a tree and one jumps off. Why does the other monkey jump too?

Monkey see monkey do.

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A pet shop owner had a parrot with a sign on its cage that said "Parrot repeats everything it hears". Davey bought the parrot and for two weeks he spoke to it and it didn't say a word. He returned the parrot but the shopkeeper said he never lied about the parrot.

How can this be?

The parrot was deaf.

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How do you make the number 7 even without addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division?

Drop the "S".

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Can you write down eight eights so that they add up to one thousand?

888 + 88 + 8 + 8 + 8 = 1000.

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How can you take 2 from 5 and leave 4?

F  I V  E

Remove the 2 letters F and E from five and you have IV.

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How many sides does a circle have?

Two. The inside and the outside.

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How many times can you subtract the number 5 from 25?

Once, because after you subtract it's not 25 anymore.

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A man took a walk in the park. While on his walk, he came across a stray dog who began growling at him and nipped at his heels. The man pulled a crooked stick from his knapsack, told the dog to, "Fetch!", and then threw the stick. The dog made a mad dash for the stick, then suddenly made a u-turn and ran back to the man ----- without the stick. The man laughed loudly. He then said to the dog, "Let's try this again." Throwing the same stick, the man again yelled, "Fetch!", and the dog took off as before, suddenly made a u-turn, and ran back to the man ----- again without having obtained the stick. The man laughed louder. This same series of events happened over, and over, and over again until the dog finally ----- bit the man on the leg. What was going on here that so infuriated the dog to cause him to bite the man?

The man had tormented the dog in the park in the past by telling the dog to fetch the crooked stick (wooden boomerang) he carried with him in his knapsack. The dog could never catch the boomerang, which always returned to the man after he threw it, thus frustrating the dog who only wanted to play. What goes around comes around, as they say, with boomerangs and in life.

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Why was the baseball player’s food always dirty?

He always stepped on the plate.

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Why are ghosts bad at lying?

Because you can see right through them.

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I am as loud as a plane, as precise as a pen, I never run out, even when I'm on end, I can be refilled. But when I stop working, I just need to recharge. I can help you with ink and paper, just tell me when! What Am I?

A Printer!

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Mike, Jack, and Jim were triplets. When they were ten a mysterious lady gave them each tickets and said they were time tickets good for a round trip to any time and place. Jim immediately used his ticket to go to 10 mins in the past to get a popsicle. After that he traveled forward 10 mins to the present time. 10 years later Mike used his ticket to travel 30 mins into the past to try and stop a car crash that killed his girlfriend. After he did that he realized he lost his ticket so he just let time catch up to him. 12 years later Jack used his ticket to travel exactly 100 years into the future to see how far tech has advanced. after spending a year in this time he goes back exactly 100 years back into the present. Who is the oldest sibling now?

Mike, because he went 30 minutes from the past and let time catch up while the others traveled back to the present. Therefore he is older by 30 minutes.

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