Of some peanuts.

Let’s go brainteasing or riddling for the meantime. All are stolen from email forwards and whatnot. Some are fairly new and some are extremely old.

And here’s the catch. I don’t know the answer for some (or most) of the riddles below. Go ahead if you want to post the answer.

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There is something about Mary.

Mary’s mum has four children. The first child is called April. The second May. The third June. What is the name of the fourth child?

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Think of words ending in “-gry”. “Angry” and “hungry” are two of them. There are only three words in “the English language.” What is the third word? The word is something that everyone uses every day. If you have listened carefully, I have already told you what it is.

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There is a man who lives on the top floor of a very tall building. Everyday he gets the elevator down to the ground floor to leave the building to go to work. Upon returning from work though, he can only travel half way up in the lift and has to walk the rest of the way unless it’s raining!

Why?

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A man went to a party and drank some of the punch. He then left early. Everyone else at the party who drank the punch subsequently died of poisoning.

Why did the man not die?

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The Most Intelligent Prince

A king wants his daughter to marry the smartest of 3 extremely intelligent young princes, and so the king’s wise men devised an intelligence test.

The princes are gathered into a room and seated, facing one another, and are shown 2 black hats and 3 white hats. They are blindfolded, and 1 hat is placed on each of their heads, with the remaining hats hidden in a different room.

The king tells them that the first prince to deduce the color of his hat without removing it or looking at it will marry his daughter. A wrong guess will mean death. The blindfolds are then removed.

You are one of the princes. You see 2 white hats on the other prince’s heads. After some time you realize that the other prince’s are unable to deduce the color of their hat, or are unwilling to guess. What color is your hat?

Note: You know that your competitors are very intelligent and want nothing more than to marry the princess. You also know that the king is a man of his word, and he has said that the test is a fair test of intelligence and bravery.

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A police officer saw a truck driver clearly going the wrong way down a one-way street, but did not try to stop him. Why not?

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Brown, Jones and Smith are a doctor, a lawyer, and a teacher. The teacher, who is an only child, earns the least money. Smith, who married Brown’s sister, earns more than the lawyer. What is each man’s job?

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Five houses of different colors are in a row. Each is owned by a man with a different nationality, hobby, pet, and favorite drink. The Englishman lives in a red house, the Spaniard owns dogs, coffee is drunk in the green house, the Ukrainian drinks tea, the green house is directly to the right of the white one, the stamp collector owns snails, the antique collector lives in the yellow house, the man in the middle house drinks milk, the Norwegian lives in the first house, the man who sings lives next to the man with the fox, the man who gardens drinks juice, the antique collector lives next to the man with the horse, the Japanese man’s hobby is cooking, and the Norwegian lives next to the blue house.

Who drinks water, and who owns a zebra?

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~ by targrod on July 21, 2008.

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