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Riddle:

How many times does the long hand of the clock pass the short hand between midnight one day and midnight the following day? As both hands are together at the starting time of midnight this does not count as a pass.

Answer:

21.

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'When Gwen is twice as old as Dean, Then I shall be just 17. But Gwendoline was 23 When Dean was twice as old as me.' Thats what Bill said.

So tell us then, How old he was when Dean was ten?

Answer:

Eight.

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Riddle:

If seven cats kill seven rats in 7 minutes, how many would be needed to kill one hundred rats in 50 minutes?

Answer:

14.

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Riddle:

A woman is walking down a street night at a constant pace.  As she passes the street light, she notices that her shadow becomes longer.  Does the top of her shadow move faster, slower or the same when the shadow is longer as when it is shorter?

Answer:

This point maintains a constant speed, independent of the lenght of the shadow.

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Riddle:

What is the value of 1/2 of 2/3 of 3/4 of 4/5 of 5/6 of 6/7 of 7/8 of 8/9 of 9/10 of 1,000?

Answer:

One hundred - work backwards and you will understand.

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Riddle:

Mr. and Mrs. Smith were walking home from the shopping mall with their purchases when Mr. Smith began to complain that his load was too heavy. Mrs. Smith turned to her husband and said, "I don't know what you're complaining about because if you gave me one of your parcels, I would have twice as many as you and if I gave you just one of mine, we would have equal loads." How many parcels was each carrying?

Answer:

Mrs. Smith was carrying seven parcels and Mr. Smith was carrying five.

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Mr. Grumper grumbles about bad time-keeping trains like everybody else. On one particular morning he was justified, though. The train left on time for the one hour journey and it arrived 5 minutes late. However, Mr. Grumper's watch showed it to be 3 minutes early, so he adjusted his watch by putting it forward 3 minutes. His watch kept time during the day, and on the return journey in the evening the train started on time, according to his watch, and arrived on time, according to the station clock. If the train traveled 25 percent faster on the return journey than it did on the morning journey, was the station clock fast or slow, and by how much

Answer:

The station clock is 3 minutes fast. The morning journey took 65 minutes, and the evening journey therefore took 52 minutes, and the train arrived 57 minutes after it should have left, that is, 3 minutes early.

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Riddle:

A bird has a head 9cm long. The tail is equal to the size of the head plus a half of the size of the body. The body is the size of the head plus the tail.

How long is the bird?

Answer:

72cm. Th head is 9cm. The tail is 18 + 9= 27cm. The body is 9 + 18 + 9= 36cm. 9 + 27 + 36= 72cm.

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Riddle:

'How much is this bag of potatoes?' asked the man. '32lb divided by half its own weight,' said the green grocer.

How much did the potatoes weigh?

Answer:

8lbs.

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Riddle:

Insert the numbers 1-9 inclusive each only, into the claculation to arrive at the answer 100.

(  -  )  +  +  -  -  -  =  100

Answer:

( 7 - 5 )²  + 96 + 8 - 4 - 3 - 1 = 100

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