Riddle: A king has no sons, no daughters, and no queen. For this reason he must decide who will take the throne after he dies. To do this he decides that he will give all of the children of the kingdom a single seed. Whichever child has the largest, most beautiful plant will earn the throne; this being a metaphor for the kingdom. At the end of the contest all of the children came to the palace with their enormous and beautiful plants in hand. After he looks at all of the children's pots, he finally decides that the little girl with an empty pot will be the next Queen. Why did he choose this little girl over all of the other children with their beautiful plants?
Answer: The king gave them all fake seeds; he chose the little girl who was honest and didn't switch seeds.
Riddle: You are about to be executed, but the king gives you a chance. He says that he will divide 100 marbles in half. 50 of them are black and 50 are white. You can arrange them however you like into two bowls, but you must use all the marbles. The king will then blindfold you and switch them around. Then you choose a single marble from whichever bowl you put your hand randomly in. If you choose a white marble you can live, but if you choose a black one you die. How do you divide the marbles so there is a 50-50 chance you will live?
Answer: You need to put one white marble in one of the bowls. Then the remaining 49 go with the 50 black marbles. Then you will have a good chance of living.
Riddle: A man wants to enter an exclusive club, but he doesn't know the password. Another man walks to the door and the doorman says 12, the man says 6, and is let in. Another man walks up and the doorman says 6, the man says 3, and is let in. Thinking he had heard enough, he walks up to the door and the doorman says 10, he says 5, and he isn't let in. What should he have said?
Answer: He should have said three, because the password was to say the number of how many letters were in the number the doorman said.
Riddle: I am a five letter word and I am a fruit. Take the first letter out and I am a crime, take out the first and second letter and I am a animal, take out the first and last letter and I am a type of music. What am I?
Answer: Grape. If you take out the letters, it would be rape, ape, and rap.
Riddle: A married couple was drinking iced tea in a restaurant. The iced tea was poisoned. The wife drank three glasses of iced tea very quickly, but the husband had drunk one glass slowly. Yet the woman lives in the man dies. Why?
Answer: The ice was poisoned, and when the wife drank three glasses, she did not let the ice melt into her beverage. On the other hand, the husband drank the iced tea slowly, causing the poisoned ice to melt into his drink.