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Riddle:

2, 3, 5, 9, 17, _ What is the next number in the sequence?

Answer:

33. The pattern:  Double the previous number and subtract 1.

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Riddle:

Granny looked up from her rocking chair and said: As far as I can tell, there is only one anagram of the word trinket.

What is it?

Answer:

The word knitter.

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Riddle:

A man had a bar of lead that weighed 40 lbs., and he divided it into four pieces in such a way as to allow him to weigh any number of pounds from one to forty. What are the weights of the four pieces?

Answer:

1, 3, 9, 27, are the weights of the four pieces.

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Riddle:

Try deciphering this code - S T O E E I T A E S S S I N O Y (Hint - count and you will have the answer!)

Answer:

Did you count the number of letters? There are 16 of them. Divide them in groups of 4. Then, put each group below the other, and read column wise. Here's how you do it... S T O E E I T A E S S S I N O Y The answer to the code is See it is not so easy.

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Riddle:

A man bumps into his mathematician friend on the street that he hasn't seen in 5 years. The man asks the mathematician how old his children are. The mathematician, who always replies in riddles said, "I now have three children. The sum of their ages is equal to the number of windows on the building in front of you and the product of their ages equals 36." The friend then says "I need one more piece of information." The mathematician then replies "My youngest child has blue eyes." What are the ages of the mathematicians three children?

Answer:

They are 6, 6, and 1.

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Riddle:

A man has nine children, born at regular intervals. The sum of their squares of their ages is equal to the square of his own age.

What are  the ages of the children?

Answer:

2  -  5  -  8  -  11  -  14  -  17  -  20  -  23  -  26

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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:

When I asked her how old she was, she smiled and said cryptically: "The day before yesterday I was 22, but next year I'll be 25." What is her birthday and when was the date of our conversation?

Answer:

We conversed on January 1 and her birthday was on December 31. So, the day before yesterday on Dec. 30th she was 22 and he turned 23 on Dec. 31. So her next birthday, when she turns 24, would be Dec. 31 of the same year the question was asked.  However, next years birthday would be the following year on Dec. 31, when she would be 25.

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Riddle:

What is the next 3 letters in this riddle? o t t f f s s _ _ _

Answer:

e n t They represent the first letter when writing the numbers one thru ten.

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Riddle:

What is the difference between a school boy studying and a farmer watching his cattle?

Answer:

One is stocking his mind, while the other is minding his stock.

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