How can this be?

A certain large animal lives happily and thrives here on Earth. One day, every single one of these critters is wiped out by a mysterious disease which affects only this particular animal. There are none left anywhere on earth — they are all gone. About a year or so later, they begin to reappear on Earth again. How can this be?

Click here for the solution

The animal is the Mule. Since all Mules are born sterile, you can only get a Mule by crossing a donkey with a horse. That is how the species is able to repopulate itself.

more riddles

On what day and date?

Debbie promised to take her daughter Becky shopping on the day before the fourth day after the day after tomorrow. If today is Sunday the 3rd. On what day and date will Becky take Debbie shopping?There is no way to know when Becky will take Debbie shopping....

read more

How far?

A man was going on a one-way bus trip. He intended to ride for a certain distance, get off the bus and walk back to town.If the bus travels at a rate of nine miles per hour and he was to jog back to town at a rate of three miles per hour, how far would he ride so that...

read more

How long would it take him?

A cyclist rode a mile in three minutes with the wind, and returned in four minutes against the wind. Assuming that he always applies the same force to the pedals, how long would it take him to cycle a mile on a windless day?If he can cycle a mile in three...

read more

Who is the subject of the painting?

A man, looking at a painting, says to himself: "Brothers and sisters have I none, but that man's father is my father's son." Who is the subject of the painting?The mans own son.more riddlesDonec rutrum congue leo eget...

read more