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POW: 10-08-2018

Riddle:

If you have two hourglasses -- one four-minute timer and one seven-minute timer, how can you measure nine minutes?

Answer:

Turn over both hourglasses at once. When the four-minute hourglass runs out, turn it over. When the seven-minute hourglass runs out, turn it over. When the four-minute timer runs out this time (eight minutes have elapsed), the seven-minute hourglass has been running for one minute. Now turn over the seven minute timer back over. When the timer runs out, nine minutes have elapsed.

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POW: 10-01-2018

Riddle:

Pronounced as one letter, And written with three, Two letters there are, And two only in me. I'm double, I'm single, I'm black, blue, and gray, I'm read from both ends, And the same either way. What am I?

Answer:

An eye.

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POW: 09-24-2018

Riddle:

There's a land where there's mummies and daddies but no babies. Books but no libraries. Mirrors but no reflections. Kittens but no cats. Cattle but no cows. Lollipops but no candy and trees but no forests. It's the land of what?

Answer:

The land of double letters.

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POW: 09-17-2018

Riddle:

A horse was tied to a rope 5 meters long and the horses food was 15 meters away from the horse. How did the horse reach the food?

Answer:

The rope wasn't tied to anything so he could reach the food.

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POW: 09-10-2018

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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POW: 08-27-2018

Riddle:

When asked how old she was, Suzie replied, "In two years I will be twice as old as I was five years ago." How old is she?

Answer:

She's 12!

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POW: 08-20-2018

Riddle:

How many 1 foot by 1 foot bricks would it take to complete a building that's 20 feet long on all four sides and 20 feet high?

Answer:

Only one; the last brick you put in will complete it.

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POW: 08-13-2018

Riddle:

What is the next number in the series?


7,645 5,764 4,576...

Answer:

6,457. The last digit is moved to the front to make the next number.

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POW: 08-06-2018

Riddle:

Twelve flags stand equidistant along the track at the stadium. The runners start at the first flag. A runner reaches the eighth flag 8 seconds after he starts. If he runs at an even speed, how many seconds does he need altogether to reach the twelfth flag?


 

Answer:

Not 12 seconds. There are 7 segments from the first flag tot the eighth, and 11 from the first to the twelfth. He runs each segment in 8/7 seconds; therefore, 11 segments take 88/7= 12 4/7 seconds.

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POW: 07-30-2018

Riddle:

There is a certain club which is for men only. There are 600 men who belong to this club and 5% of these men wear one earring. Of the other 95% membership, half wear two earrings and the other half wear none. How many earrings are being worn in this club?

Answer:

Six hundred. We know that 5%, or 30 of the men are wearing one earring. Of the other 95%, or 570, we know that half are wearing two earrings and the other half none. This is the same as if they all wore one.

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