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Riddle:

What two whole, positive numbers that have a one-digit answer when multiplied and a two-digit answer when added?

Answer:

1 and 9.

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POW: 08-21-2017

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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POW: 08-14-2017

Riddle:

Tom volunteered to be the chief organizer for the world's tether ball championships. There were 657 contestants from around the world. The tournament was set up whereby the winner would advance and the loser would be eliminated. Since there was an odd number of participants, the initial pairing leaves one player out. That player gets a bye and automatically advances to the next round. How many matches will Tom have to schedule to determine the tether ball champion?

Answer:

656 matches will be needed.

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POW: 08-07-2017

Riddle:

What's the least number of chairs you would need around a table to sit four fathers, two grandfathers, and four sons?

Answer:

Four. The four fathers could be grandfathers and are definitely sons already.

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POW: 07-31-2017

Riddle:

In a pond there are some flowers with some bees hovering over them. How many flowers and bees are there if both the following statements are true: 1. If each bee lands on a flower, one bee doesn't get a flower. 2. If two bees share each flower, there is one flower left out.

Answer:

4 bees and 3 flowers.

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POW: 07-24-2017

Riddle:

There are 2 ducks in front of 2 other ducks. There are 2 ducks behind 2 other ducks. There are 2 ducks beside 2 other ducks. How many ducks are there?

Answer:

Just four, in a square formation.

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POW: 07-17-2017

Riddle:

How do you make the number 7 an even number without addition, subtraction, multiplication or division?

Answer:

Drop the "S".

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POW: 07-03-2017

Riddle:

There is a certain family with both girl and boy children. Each of the boys has the same number of brothers as he has sisters. Each of the girls has twice as many brothers as she has sisters. How many boys and girls are there in this family?

Answer:

Four boys and three girls.

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POW: 06-19-2017

Riddle:

I am four times as old as my daughter. In 20 years time I shall be twice as old as her.


How old are we now?

Answer:

I am 40 and my daughter is 10.

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POW: 06-12-2017

Riddle:

How many pluses should we put between the digits of 987,654,321 to get a total of 99, and where?

Answer:

9 + 8 + 7 + 65 + 4 + 3 + 2 + 1= 99

9 + 8 + 7 + 6 + 5 + 43 + 21= 99

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