# Morgan Foster

Riddle Count: 268
Riddle: A half is a third of it. What is it?
Riddle: How many pluses should we put between the digits of 987,654,321 to get a total of 99, and where?
Answer: (6) 9 + 8 + 7 + 6 + 5 + 43 + 21= 99 (7) 9 + 8 + 7 + 65 + 4 + 3 + 2 + 1= 99
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.
Riddle: Who has red bumps and is the fastest gun in the west?
Answer: Rootin' Tootin' Raspberry.
Riddle: Given two 2s, "plus" can be changed to "times" without changing the results: 2 + 2= 2 x 2. The solution with three numbers is easy too: 1 + 2 + 3= 1 x 2 x 3. What is the answer for 4 numbers and for 5 numbers?
Answer: Solution for 4 numbers: 1 + 1 + 2 + 4= 1 x 1 x 2 x 4. Solution for 5 numbers: 1 + 1 + 1 + 2 + 5= 1 x 1 x 1 x 2 x 4  1 + 1 + 1 + 3 + 3= 1 x 1 x 1 x 2 x 4 1 + 1 +2 + 2 + 2= 1 x 1 x 2 x 2 x 2
Riddle: My only timepiece is a wall clock. One day I forgot to wind it and it stopped. I went to visit a friend whos watch is always correct, stayed awhile, and then went home. There I made a simple calculation and set the clock right. How did I do this even though I had no watch on me to tell how long it took me to return from my friend's house?
Answer: Before I left, I wound the wall clock. When I returned, the change in time equaled how long it took to go to my friends house and return, plus the time I spent there. But I knew the latter because I looked at my friends watch when I arrived and left. Subtracting the time of the visit from the time I was absent from my house, and dividing by 2, I obtained the time it took me to return home. I added this time to what my friend watch showed when I left, and set the sum on my wall clock.
Riddle: A house has 6 stories, each the same height. How many times as long is the ascent to the sixth floor as the ascent to the third?
Answer: 2 1/2 times (5/2, not 6/3).
Riddle: What did the hangman get his wife for her birthday?