# Category: Medium Riddles

• ## The mountaineer

A mountaineer starts rapidly climbing up a mountain trail at 6 A.M. He makes frequent and irregular stops to rest or eat. He reaches the summit at 6 P.M. At 6 A.M. the next day, he starts his way back following the same route, stopping only once to eat. He reaches the starting point at…

• ## What was it?

Four cars were going to be used in the bank robbery. “Now, remember,” the boss said, “until you get to Red Water Junction, you’ve got to travel in the order I just told you. What’s the order, Lem? LEM: First the Chevy, then the Datsun, the Ford and the Toyota. Boss: You got only two…

• ## A magician

A magician was boasting one day at how long he could hold his breath underwater. His record was 6 minutes. A kid that was listening said, “that’s nothing, I can stay underwater for 10 minutes using no types of equipment or air pockets!” The magician told the kid if he could do that, he’d give…

• ## What is the original word?

There is a common English word that is seven letters long. Each time you remove a letter from it, it still remains a common English word – from seven letters right on down to a single letter. What is the original word, and what are the words that it becomes after removing a letter at…

• ## The pen weigh

Peter is playing around with a two-plate scale and finds that the scale stays in equilibrium if one plate is filled with two keys, two coins and three toy soldiers OR one apple, one toy soldier and one lemon, and the other plate with a weight of 100 grams. One coin, one key, one soldier…

• ## What day?

The logic professor posted a notice on his class door: “Class is canceled today on account of spring. We will meet again at 1:00 P.M. three days after two days before the day before tomorrow.” What day does the class meet?

• ## The two egg timers

I have two egg timers. One takes seven minutes for the sand in the top half to run through to the bottom half, and the other takes eleven minutes. How can I use the two to obtain hardboiled eggs that have been boiled for exactly a quarter of an hour? One way of doing this…

• ## One question

A traveler came to a fork in the road at which he found a bystander. He knew that at the end of one of the forks there was a village inhabited by people who always told the truth. At the end of the other fork was a village inhabited by people who always told lies.…

• ## What is the law?

You’re in a place called Bobby’s world and there is only one Law. There is a mirror, but no reflection. There is pizza with cheese, but not sausage. There is pepper, but no salt. There is a door, yet no entrance or exit. What is the law?

• ## What was the code?

A thief enters a shop and threatens the clerk, forcing him to open the safe. The clerk says, “The code for the safe is different every day, and if you hurt me you’ll never get the code”. But the thief manages to guess the code on his own. How did he do it?