Riddle: A cloud was my mother, the wind is my father, my son is the cool stream, and my daughter is the fruit of the land. A rainbow is my bed, the earth my final resting place, and I'm the torment of man. Who Am I?
Riddle: If 5 cats catch 5 mice in 5 minutes, how long will it take one cat to catch a mouse?
Riddle: Can a man legally marry his widow's sister in the state of California?
Riddle: A farmer in California owns a beautiful pear tree. He supplies the fruit to a nearby grocery store. The store owner has called the farmer to see how much fruit is available for him to purchase. The farmer knows that the main trunk has 24 branches. Each branch has exactly 12 boughs and each bough has exactly 6 twigs. Since each twig bears one piece of fruit, how many plums will the farmer be able to deliver?
Answer: None. A pear tree does not bear plums.
Riddle: There is a clothing store in Bartlesville. The owner has devised his own method of pricing items. A vest costs \$20, socks cost \$25, a tie costs \$15 and a blouse costs \$30. Using the method, how much would a pair of underwear cost?
Answer: \$45. The pricing method consists of charging \$5 for each letter required to spell the item.
Riddle: The rungs of a 10 foot ladder attached to a ship are 1 foot apart. If the water is rising at the rate of one foot an hour, how long will it take until the water covers over the ladder?
Answer: It will never cover the ladder because as the water rises, so will the floating ship.
Riddle: One is to three as three is to five and five is to four and four is the magic number. What is the pattern?
Answer: One has three letters in the word three has five letters in it five has four letters and four has four letters in it (if you try more numbers they will always come back to the number four: so four is the magic number)
Riddle: What common English verb becomes its own past tense by rearranging its letters?
Riddle: If the day before yesterday is the 23rd, then what is the day after tomorrow?