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POW: 01-29-2018

Riddle:

When John was six years old he hammered a nail into his favorite tree to mark his height. Ten years later at age sixteen, John returned to see how much higher the nail was. If the tree grew by five centimeters each year, how much higher would the nail be?

Answer:

The nail would be at the same height since trees grow at their tops.

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POW: 01-22-2018

Riddle:

If eleven plus two equals one, what does nine plus five equal?

Answer:

11 o'clock plus 2 hours = 1 o'clock

9 o'clock plus 5 hoiurs = 2 o'clock

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POW: 01-08-2018

Riddle:

The rungs of a 10 foot ladder attached to a ship are 1 foot apart. If the water is rising at the rate of one foot an hour, how long will it take until the water covers over the ladder?

Answer:

It will never cover the ladder because as the water rises, so will the floating ship.

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POW: 01-01-2018

Riddle:

If you're 8 feet away from a door and with each move you advance half the distance to the door. How many moves will it take to reach the door.

Answer:

You will never reach the door, it will always be half the distance, no matter how small!

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POW: 12-25-2017

Riddle:

Jack had only $2, but he needed $3 for his cab fare home. He went to a pawn shop and pawned his $2 for $1.50. Jack then bumped into Don and told him that he would sell him his $2 pawn ticket for $1.50. Dan agreed. Since Jack started out with $2, and he ended up with $3, who is out the extra dollar and why?

Answer:

Don is out the extra dollar. Before the pawn broker will return the $2 to the ticket holder, he will want the $1.50 which he advanced returned to him. Don will give the pawn broker the ticket and the $1.50, and the pawn broker will then return the $2.

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