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Riddle:

What year of this century is the same when its number is upside down? What year of the previous century is the same when inverted?

Answer:

1961 and 1881.

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Riddle:

As defendants, we deny all involvement in the unscrupulous dealings which have come to light in the recent government investigation.  What country name is hidden in the previous sentence?

Answer:

Sweden. "defendants, we deny".

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Riddle:

Can a man legally marry his widow's sister in the state of California?

Answer:

NO since he is a 'widow', the guy's dead!

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Riddle:

What have these words in common?

ASPIRATED  GRANGERS  PRELATES  SWINGERS  CHASTENS

Answer:

All can be diminished by one letter (from begining and end alternately) forming a new word each time.

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Riddle:

Picture three boxes containing fruit. The first box is marked peaches, the second is marked oranges, and the third box is marked peaches and oranges. Each of the boxes is labeled incorrectly. How could you label each box correctly if you were allowed to select only one fruit from one of the boxes?

Answer:

First you select a fruit from the box marked peaches and oranges. If it was a orange you selected, you know that the box could only contain oranges. If it was a peach, you know that the box could only contain peaches since each box is incorrectly marked. If, for example an orange was selected, you would mark that box oranges and switch the other two incorrect labels around. Now all three would be correctly labeled.

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Riddle:

Gazing up at the portrait hung over the fireplace in his drawing room his lordship remarked:

'Brothers and sisters I have none, but that man's father is my father's son.'

Who is in the Portrait?

Answer:

His son.

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Riddle:

I have two coins, one is marked George I and one is marked George IV. One is genuine but one is a forgery. Which is the forgery?

Answer:

George I. A coin would not be marked Goerge I because at the time it was produced it would not have been known that there was going to be a George II.

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Riddle:

Four men were in a boat on the lake. The boat turns over, and all four men sink to the bottom of the lake, yet not a single man got wet! Why?

Answer:

Because they were all married and not single.

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Riddle:

Mr. and Mrs. Smith were walking home from the shopping mall with their purchases when Mr. Smith began to complain that his load was too heavy. Mrs. Smith turned to her husband and said, "I don't know what you're complaining about because if you gave me one of your parcels, I would have twice as many as you and if I gave you just one of mine, we would have equal loads." How many parcels was each carrying?

Answer:

Mrs. Smith was carrying seven parcels and Mr. Smith was carrying five.

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Riddle:

Charlotte is 13 years old. Her father Montague is 40 years old. How many years ago was Charlotte's father four times as old as Charlotte?

Answer:

Four years ago.

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