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POW: 12-18-2017

Riddle:

If the day before yesterday is the 23rd, then what is the day after tomorrow.

Answer:

The 27th.

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POW: 12-04-2017

Riddle:

A horse is tied to a five meter rope in front of an old saloon. Six meters behind the horse is a bale of hay. Without breaking his rope, the horse is able to eat the hay whenever he chooses.


How is this possible?

Answer:

The rope is not tied to anything else.

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POW: 11-27-2017

Riddle:

Robert and David played several golf matches against each other in a week. They played for a pizza at each match, but no pizzas were purchased until the end of the week. If at any time Robert and David had the same number of wins, those pizzas were canceled. Robert won four matches (but no pizzas), and David won three pizzas. How many rounds of golf were played?

Answer:

Eleven, David won 7 matches, 4 to cancel out Robert's 4 wins, and 3 more to win the pizzas.

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POW: 11-20-2017

Riddle:

81 x 9 = 801. What must you do to make the this equation true?

Answer:

Turn it upside down.  108 = 6 x 18.

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POW: 11-13-2017

Riddle:

How much will a 38° angle measure when looked at under a microscope that magnifies ten times?

Answer:

It will still be 38°.

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POW: 10-23-2017

Riddle:

As I was going to the fair, I saw a man with golden hair. He had 3 sons each with another one. How many people were going to the fair?

Answer:

One. Just me because I met the others on the way to the fair

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POW: 10-16-2017

Riddle:

Combine plus signs and five 2's to get 28. Combine plus signs and eight 8's to get 1,000.

Answer:

22+2+2+2=28; 888+88+8+8+8=1,000

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POW: 10-09-2017

Riddle:

Granny looked up from her rocking chair and said: As far as I can tell, there is only one anagram of the word trinket.


What is it?

Answer:

The word knitter.

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POW: 10-02-2017

Riddle:

In a contest, four fruits (an apple, a banana, an orange, and a pear) have been placed in four closed boxes (one fruit per box). People may guess which fruit is in which box. 123 people participate in the contest. When the boxes are opened, it turns out that 43 people have guessed none of the fruits correctly, 39 people have guessed one fruit correctly, and 31 people have guessed two fruits correctly.


The Question: How many people have guessed three fruits correctly, and how many people have guessed four fruits correctly?

Answer:

It is not possible to guess only three fruits correctly: the fourth fruit is then correct too! So nobody has guessed three fruits correctly and 123-43-39-31 = 10 people have guessed four fruits correctly.

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POW: 09-25-2017

Riddle:

Two schoolgirls were traveling from the city to a dacha (summer cottage) on an electric train.


"I notice," one of the girls said "that the dacha trains coming in the opposite direction pass us every 5 minutes. What do you think-how many dacha trains arrive in the city in an hour, given equal speeds in both directions?"


"Twelve, of course," the other girl answered, "because 60 divided by 5 equals 12."


The first girl did not agree. What do you think?

Answer:

If the girls had been on a standing train, the first girl's calculations would have been correct, but their train was moving. It took 5 minutes to meet a second train, but then it took the second train 5 more minutes to reach where the girls met the first train. So the time between trains is 10 minutes, not 5, and only 6 trains per hour arrive in the city.

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