Category: Medium Riddles

Reconstruct the original quotation
The sentence below is George Bernard Shaw’s comment on chess. Can you reconstruct the original quotation? they clever are time making expedient foolish doing wasting very something for idle is a they chess people when their are only believe

What did she tell them?
A woman depended on a public telephone to make her calls, but it was usually out of order. Each day she reported this to the phone company, but nothing was done. Finally she came up with a fib that she told the phone company. The phone was fixed the next day. What did she tell…

Explain how
You are on an island in the middle of a lake. The lake is in a remote part of the country and there has never been a bridge connecting the island to the mainland. Every day a tractor and wagon give hay rides around the island. Puzzled as to how the tractor had gotten onto…

How can you explain
Carl Jones introduced Roger Smith to his friend as his ‘Uncle Roger’. Roger Smith introduced Carl Jones to his friend as his ‘Uncle Carl’. “If you are uncles to each other,” queried one of the friends, “you must also be nephews to each other.” “That’s correct,” replied Carl. Since there has been no breach of…

How many hours?
My husband and I can’t seem to get our watches to work properly. His consistently runs one minute per hour fast, and mine runs two minutes per hour slow. This morning we nearly missed a wedding because our watches were an hour apart and we looked at the slower one. How many hours had elapsed…

How much?
How much dirt would be in a hole 6 feet deep and 6 feet wide that has been dug with a square edged shovel?

How much a crab weigh?
If a crab and a half weigh a pound and a half, but the half crab weighs half as much again as the whole crab, what do half the whole crab and the whole of the half crab weigh?

Which ball
If I were in Hawaii and dropped a bowling ball in a bucket of water which is 45 degrees F, and dropped another ball of the same weight, mass, and size in a bucket at 30 degrees F, both of them at the same time, which ball would hit the bottom of the bucket first?…

How many descendants?
Very few people bother to determine what an amazing potential for overpopulation they have. Let us consider yours. If you and your wife have a meager two children, it would seem you are not adding much to the world. But let’s suppose that in 5 years each of your children has two children. In another…

How did this happen?
Two grandmothers, with their two granddaughters;Two husbands, with their two wives;Two fathers, with their two daughters;Two mothers, with their two sons;Two maidens, with their two mothers;Two sisters, with their two brothers;Yet only six in all lie buried here;All born legitimate, from incest Clear.How might this happen?