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Riddle:

A hiker comes to a fork in the road and doesn't know which way to go to reach his destination. There are two men at the fork, one of whom always tells the truth while the other always lies. The hiker doesn't know which is which, though. He may ask one of the men only one question to find his way. Which man does he ask, and what is the question?

Answer:

Either man should be asked the following question: "If I were to ask you if this is the way I should go, would you say yes?" While asking the question, the hiker should be pointing at either of the directions going from the fork.

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Riddle:

Two hours ago it was as long after one o'clock in the afternoon as it was before one o'clock in the morning. What time is it now?

Answer:

It would be 9:00 pm. There are 12 hours between 1:00 pm and 1:00 am and half of that is six hours. Half-way between would be 7 o'clock. Two hours later it would be 9:00 o'clock.

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Riddle:

What animal has no wings, but yet will fly?

Answer:

A caterpillar has no wings, but will fly when it matures and becomes a butterfly.

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Riddle:

A man grabbed a woman's ring and pulled on it, then dropped it. How did this save her life?

Answer:

They were skydiving, and she was unconscious. He pulled the ripcord ring for her, and the parachute opened.

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Riddle:

I have three envelopes, into one of them I put a $20 note. I lay the envelopes out on a table in front of me and allow you to pick one envelope. You hold but do not open this envelope. I then take one of the envelopes from the table, demonstrate to you that it was empty, screw it up and throw it away. The question is would you rather stick with the envelope you have selected or exchange it for the one on the table. Why? What would be the expected value to you of the exchange?

Answer:

The answer might seem a little counter intuitive at first but we'll see...
The short answer is that it is in your advantage to exchange. But why?
Well initially there was a 1/3 chance that you were holding the envelope with the note in it and a 2/3 chance that the note was on the table.
This is still the case after one of the envelopes on the table has been removed, there is still a 1/3 chance that you have the note and a 2/3 chance of it being on the table.
If this is confusing then it may help to think that the questioner knows which envelope the $20 note is in, though in practice it doesn't actually matter. The questioner would always be able to demonstrate that the note was not in one of the envelopes on the table regardless of where the note was, so the fact that he was able to do this changes nothing.
Consider a different example....
Say there are a 1000 envelopes on the table, 1 with a note inside. You pick 1 envelope, the chance that this has the note in it is clearly 1/1000, where as the chance that it is still on the table is 999/1000. Odds are its on the table. Now the questioner could, assuming he can remember where the note is demonstrate to you that the note is not in 998 of the envelopes on the table. In this case nothing would have happened to change the fact that there is only a 1/1000 chance of you having the note.
That is why you exchange.
What is the value of the exchange?
Simply before the exchange you have 1/3 of $20 and afterwards you will have 2/3 of $20, ie the advantage to you is about $6.66

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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]

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Riddle:

If a man is trapped in a room. There are no doors no windows how did he get out?

Answer:

Through the door way, there are no doors but a door way!

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Riddle:

A young man decides to buy a collector's baseball card. He pays $60 for it. After a month, the value of the card has increased to $70 and he decides to sell it. But already a few days later he regrets his decision to sell the collector's item, and he buys it again. Unfortunately he has to pay $80 to get it back, so he loses $10. After a year of owning the baseball card, he finally decides to sell it for $100. What is his overall profit?

Answer:

$30.00. Overall profit, not net profit!

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Riddle:

An old fashioned bike wheel has 21 spokes. How many spaces are between the spokes - 20, 21, or 22?

Answer:

21

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Riddle:

A man walked in to a bar and asked for a glass of water the bar man took out a gun and poined it at him the man who asked for the glass of water just smiled and walked away happy Why?

Answer:

He had the hicupps

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