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ILoveMyAbbyGirl
01-22-2004, 05:48 PM
Hope Carole doesn't mind!! I just thought we would start a thread where we post all our silly riddles.

Here's mine:

A woman has 7 children, half of them are boys.
How can this be possible?

AND

Three friends check into a motel for the night and the clerk tells them the bill is $30, payable in advance. So, they each pay the clerk $10 and go to their room. A few minutes later, the clerk realizes he has made an error and overcharged the trio by $5. He asks the bellhop to return $5 to the 3 friends who had just checked in. The bellhop sees this as an opportunity to make $2 as he reasons that the three friends would have a tough time dividing $5 evenly among them; so he decides to tell them that the clerk made a mistake of only $3, giving a dollar back to each of the friends. He pockets the leftover $2 and goes home for the day! Now, each of the three friends gets a dollar back, thus they each paid $9 for the room which is a total of $27 for the night. We know the bellhop pocketed $2 and adding that to the $27, you get $29, not $30 which was originally spent. Where did the other dollar go????

popcornbird
01-22-2004, 05:50 PM
Originally posted by ILoveMyAbbyGirl


A woman has 7 children, half of them are boys.
How can this be possible?



Don't know.........but let me take a wild guess. The other half are boys too?

ILoveMyAbbyGirl
01-22-2004, 05:52 PM
Yep... that one was easy... try the other one!

carole
01-22-2004, 05:59 PM
Hey of course I Don't mind, great idea, must see if I can find some others myself, must admit I am no good at riddles though.:D

Uabassoon
01-22-2004, 06:14 PM
Three friends check into a motel for the night and the clerk tells them the bill is $30, payable in advance. So, they each pay the clerk $10 and go to their room. A few minutes later, the clerk realizes he has made an error and overcharged the trio by $5. He asks the bellhop to return $5 to the 3 friends who had just checked in. The bellhop sees this as an opportunity to make $2 as he reasons that the three friends would have a tough time dividing $5 evenly among them; so he decides to tell them that the clerk made a mistake of only $3, giving a dollar back to each of the friends. He pockets the leftover $2 and goes home for the day! Now, each of the three friends gets a dollar back, thus they each paid $9 for the room which is a total of $27 for the night. We know the bellhop pocketed $2 and adding that to the $27, you get $29, not $30 which was originally spent. Where did the other dollar go????

Well it shouldn't be $27 + 2. They actually only paid $25 for the room, the bellhop kept $2 and they got $3 so $25 + $2 + $3 is $30.

ILoveMyAbbyGirl
01-22-2004, 06:16 PM
Yep. They said that the way they wrote it, they added and subtracted in the wrong order, purposely screwing you up.

Cookiebaker
01-22-2004, 06:20 PM
Let me see if I got this:

You can't add the $2 that the bellhop dude got to the $27 that the boys paid, you subtract it. The room cost $25 = $27 paid by the boys -minus- $2 involuntary tip.

-or-

you can look at it that they paid $30 -minus- $3 boys pocketed -minus- $2 bellhop pocketed = $25 hotel got.

Cookiebaker
01-22-2004, 06:21 PM
Edit: -whoops- you guys replied while I was thinking out my answer :o

Uabassoon
01-22-2004, 06:22 PM
Here is a new riddle.
If, having only one match, on a freezing winter day, you entered a room which contained a lamp, a kerosene heater, and a wood burning stove, which should you light first.

bluekat
01-22-2004, 06:23 PM
The match!:D

lol, seen this one before;)

Cookiebaker
01-22-2004, 06:23 PM
The match of course :D Good one uabassoon!

Cookiebaker
01-22-2004, 06:24 PM
Ya beat me to it, again! :o

bluekat
01-22-2004, 06:24 PM
LOL!:D

Uabassoon
01-22-2004, 06:25 PM
Yup, it was the match :)

CamCamPup33
01-22-2004, 06:27 PM
I have some!

Riddle one: How many letters are in the alphabet?

Riddle Two: 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?

Hope you dont mind Meg, or anyone else :o

*EDIT* Erm, dont mind this, i think it's someone elses turn, lol :o

bluekat
01-22-2004, 06:28 PM
11 letters in "the alphabet"...?

Uabassoon
01-22-2004, 06:28 PM
Riddle one: How many letters are in the alphabet?

11 are in the "The alphabet"

Uabassoon
01-22-2004, 06:29 PM
LOL you beat me too it. I need to think about that second riddle.

Cookiebaker
01-22-2004, 06:30 PM
The man wrote "Your Exact Weight"

??

Uabassoon
01-22-2004, 06:31 PM
LOL cookiebaker I was just about to write that!

bluekat
01-22-2004, 06:32 PM
I've seen that second one somewhere, but I don't remember what it was!:p

Uabassoon
01-22-2004, 06:36 PM
Here's a cute a simple little riddle.
What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?

Uabassoon
01-22-2004, 06:39 PM
OK I just had to add one more. This is one of my favorite riddles.

"Think of words ending in -GRY. Angry and hungry are two of them. There are only three words in the English language. What is the third word? The word is something that everyone uses every day. If you have listened carefully, I have already told you what it is."

Cookiebaker
01-22-2004, 06:39 PM
A towel!!! :D

Uabassoon
01-22-2004, 06:41 PM
Yup! Now lets see if you can get the second riddle :)

bluekat
01-22-2004, 06:42 PM
That second one got me stumped...:confused: I have no idea.:p

Cookiebaker
01-22-2004, 06:44 PM
Hungry is the third word ;)

Uabassoon
01-22-2004, 06:45 PM
Nope :) and to think I was getting ready to call you the riddle master :)

bluekat
01-22-2004, 06:45 PM
But...hungry and angry are two of them already...or am I missing something?

G.P.girl
01-22-2004, 06:45 PM
Originally posted by CamCamPup33


Riddle Two: 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?


ummm...i'm really bad at riddles! but they're fun!
umm....maybe he had to say his exact WAIT..not wieght? i don't know:o

bluekat
01-22-2004, 06:46 PM
LOL, never mind then:p


I'm so bad at riddles!:p

Cookiebaker
01-22-2004, 06:49 PM
Hmmmm :confused: I thought it meant the third word in the sentence. "words" maybe?

Uabassoon
01-22-2004, 06:49 PM
Still waiting for Cookiebaker aka Riddle master to figure it out :)

Uabassoon
01-22-2004, 06:50 PM
I thought it meant the third word in the sentence. "words" maybe?

You have the right idea.. just the wrong answer :)

Cookiebaker
01-22-2004, 06:51 PM
OH i think I get it!!!

"Language"???!!!??

Uabassoon
01-22-2004, 06:52 PM
Yay! You got it!

bluekat
01-22-2004, 06:53 PM
I don't get this riddle:confused:

Cookiebaker
01-22-2004, 06:55 PM
Bluekat, Forget the first couple of sentences. Just read

"There are only three words in the English language. What is the third word?"

"There are only three words in the English language. What is the third word?

The third word is language. ;)

bluekat
01-22-2004, 06:57 PM
Ohhh, ok, I got it now.

That was a good one!:D

Cookiebaker
01-22-2004, 07:05 PM
Anybody got any more????? I love riddles! But I can't think of any right now, either

Uabassoon
01-22-2004, 07:08 PM
Ok here's one..
George, Helen, and Steve are drinking coffee.
Bert, Karen, and Dave are drinking soda.
Using logic, is Elizabeth drinking coffee or soda?

Cookiebaker
01-22-2004, 07:13 PM
:confused: I have *no* idea :confused:

popcornbird
01-22-2004, 07:15 PM
Originally posted by Cookiebaker
:confused: I have *no* idea :confused:

Same here..............:confused:

bluekat
01-22-2004, 07:15 PM
coffee?

Uabassoon
01-22-2004, 07:17 PM
coffee?

Yup, this was more of a logic question than a riddle. All the people who had two E's in their name were drinking coffee, so that means Elizabeth will drink coffee.

bluekat
01-22-2004, 07:18 PM
Yay! lol, I just guessed:o:D

Cookiebaker
01-22-2004, 07:19 PM
Originally posted by Uabassoon
Yup, this was more of a logic question than a riddle. All the people who had two E's in their name were drinking coffee, so that means Elizabeth will drink coffee.

:eek: I don't think I ever could have gotten that. Guess I lost my Riddle Master status??:p :D

green_chameleon_girl
01-22-2004, 07:20 PM
teehee I know I already posted this one but if you have seen it dont spoil it for others;)


I went to the forest to get it, I got it, but I dident get it so I took it home and left it there. What is It?

ILoveMyAbbyGirl
01-22-2004, 07:22 PM
I think we are all going to the same page, cuz I've seen all of these... lol

Uabassoon
01-22-2004, 07:22 PM
I know! I know! But I won't spoil it :)

Uabassoon
01-22-2004, 07:32 PM
Here's another riddle.

You throw away the outside and cook the inside. Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside. What did you eat?

ILoveMyAbbyGirl
01-22-2004, 07:37 PM
I know, but this one is tricky. I won't ruin it!

Cookiebaker
01-22-2004, 08:01 PM
Originally posted by Uabassoon
Here's another riddle.

You throw away the outside and cook the inside. Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside. What did you eat?

A corn cob?

CamCamPup33
01-22-2004, 08:04 PM
Originally posted by Cookiebaker
A corn cob?

Yeah, i think thats it..

Uabassoon
01-22-2004, 08:14 PM
Yup, it's an ear of corn.

Twisterdog
01-22-2004, 10:59 PM
I am greater than God, and more evil than the devil.
A poor man has me, and a rich man wants me.
If you eat me, you will die.

What am I?

Uabassoon
01-22-2004, 11:03 PM
Is it nothing?

Twisterdog
01-22-2004, 11:08 PM
Yes. :)

Uabassoon
01-22-2004, 11:16 PM
Here's another riddle
What happens twice in a week, and once in a year, but never in a day?

G.P.girl
01-22-2004, 11:23 PM
oh i think i know that one!! i just have to think for awhile....

micki76
01-22-2004, 11:24 PM
Originally posted by Uabassoon
Here's another riddle
What happens twice in a week, and once in a year, but never in a day?

The letter 'e'?

Uabassoon
01-22-2004, 11:26 PM
Yup, you got it right Micki

micki76
01-22-2004, 11:30 PM
Laura you have a lot of these! I don't know any. :( :D

Twisterdog
01-22-2004, 11:34 PM
Always old, sometimes new
Never sad, sometimes blue
Never empty, sometimes full
Never pushes, always pulls
What is it?

Twisterdog
01-22-2004, 11:36 PM
My life can be measured in hours,
I serve by being devoured.
Thin, I am quick,
Fat, I am slow,
Wind is my foe.
What am I?

Uabassoon
01-23-2004, 03:18 AM
Yay new riddles for me! I think for the first one the answer is the moon, and the second one I'm not totally sure but I think it's a candle.

Uabassoon
01-23-2004, 03:22 AM
Ok I have a new riddle.. What is broken by naming it?

Cookiebaker
01-23-2004, 07:01 AM
Silence?

Uabassoon
01-23-2004, 02:54 PM
Yup, it's silence :)

bluekat
01-23-2004, 05:09 PM
Originally posted by Twisterdog
My life can be measured in hours,
I serve by being devoured.
Thin, I am quick,
Fat, I am slow,
Wind is my foe.
What am I?

I'm probably wrong...clouds? LOL, just a wild guess:p