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Riddle:

Why are 1999 ten pound notes worth more than 1993 ten pound notes?

Answer:

Because there are more of them!

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Riddle:

If seven people meet each other and each shakes hands only once with each of the others, how many handshakes will there have been?

Answer:

Twenty one. Most people would think there were 42 handshakes.

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Riddle:

A group of soldiers were standing in the blistering sun facing due west. Their sergeant shouted at them: Right turn! About turn! Left turn! In which direction are they now facing?

Answer:

East. A right turn is 90 degrees, an about turn is 180 degrees, and a left turn is also 90 degrees. Therefore, the soldiers are now facing east.

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Riddle:

Take eight small sticks, four of which are half the length of the other four. Make three equal squares out of the sticks.

Answer:

Use the longer four sticks to be sharing sides between the squares and at the end their should be three intertwined squares.

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Riddle:

David is throwing Robert a surprise birthday party but he has to stay within his budget. He spent half of his money plus $2.00 on the cake. Half of what he had left plus $2.00 was spent on balloons and streamers. Then he spent half of what he had left plus $1.00 on candy. Now he is out of money, how much did he start with?

Answer:

This one is best solved working backwards, the last part David spent half of what was left plus $1.00 on candy and then was out of money. That means he must have spent $2.00 on Candy as $1.00 was half of what he had using the same logic backwards: $2.00 on candy $6.00 on Balloons and Streamers $12.00 on the cake Total of $20.00.

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Riddle:

What number squared = 12345678987654321?

 

Answer:

111,111,111

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Riddle:

If place 1 cake of soap on a pan of a scale and 3/4 cake of soap and a 3/4-pound weight on the other, the pans balance.

How much does a cake of soap weigh?

Answer:

Since 1/4 cake weighs 3/4 pound, and entire cake weighs 3 pounds.

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Riddle:

How can you make the following equation true by drawing only one straight line: 5+5+5=550 Can you figure it out?

Answer:

Draw a line on the first plus sign that turns it into a 4! The equation then becomes true: 545+5=550. You could also change the equal symbol to a crossed out equal symbol which means "not equal to".

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Riddle:

A 300 ft. train is traveling 300 ft. per minute must travel through a 300 ft. long tunnel.  How long will it take the train to travel through the tunnel?

Answer:

Two minutes. It takes the front of the train one minute and the rest of the train will take two minutes to clear the tunnel.

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Riddle:

When completed in 1889 the Eiffel Tower was something of a sensation. Designed by the French engineer Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel its height is 492 feet plus half its own height.

How high is the eiffel tower?

Answer:

984 feet.

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