Riddle: A man has Ten Horses and nine stables as shown here. [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] The man wants to fit Ten Horses into nine stables. How can he fit Ten horses into nine stables?
Answer: One letter for each stable. [T][E][N] [H][O][R][S][E][S]
Riddle: It speaks with a hard tongue, it cannot breathe, for it has no lung. What is it?
Riddle: If I say I am lying, am I telling the truth?
Answer: This is impossible to solve, because if I were telling the truth, then I would be lying, which doesn't make sense since I am telling the truth. If I am lying, then what I said was true and that doesn't make sense either.
Riddle: What did the faucet say to the shower?
Answer: "You're a big drip."
Riddle: A hundred stones are placed, in a straight line, a yard distant from each other. How many yards must a person walk, who undertakes to pick them up, and place them in a basket stationed one yard from the first stone?
Answer: In solving this question it is clear that to pick up the first stone and put it into the basket, the person must walk two yards, one in going for the stone and another in returning with it; that for the second stone he must walk four yards, and so on increasing by two as far as the hundredth, when he must walk two hundred yards, so that the sum total will be the product of 202 multiplied by 50, or 10,100 yards. If any one does not see why we multiply 202 by 50 in getting the answer, we refer him to his arithmetic.
Riddle: A woman went into a bank to cash an insurance refund check. By mistake the teller gave her dollars for cents and cents for dollars. She put the money in her purse but accidentally dropped a nickel on the floor. When she got home, she found that she had exactly twice the amount of the check she had cashed. She didn't have any money in her wallet before going to the bank. What was the exact amount of that check?
Answer: The amount must have been \$31.63. She received \$63.31. After she dropped a nickel there would remain the sum of \$63.26, which is twice the amount of the check.
Riddle: Joe has ten coins totaling \$1.19. From these coins, he cannot make exact change for a dollar, half-dollar, quarter, dime, or nickel. What are the coins?
Answer: A half-dollar, a quarter, four dimes, and four pennies.
Riddle: Join a noun and adjective, and make a verb. What is the word?