Friday, March 10, 2017

5 Riddles

I got this in an email from friend Steven.

The answers are at the bottom.

1.  A murderer is condemned to death.  He has to choose between three rooms. The first is full of raging fires, the second is full of assassins with loaded guns and the third is full of lions that haven't eaten in three years. Which room is safest for him?

2.  A woman shoots her husband. Then she holds him under water for over 5 minutes.  Finally, she hangs him. 5 minutes later they both go out and enjoy a wonderful dinner together. How can this be?

3.  What is black when you buy it, red when you use it, and gray when you throw it away?

4.  Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Wednesday, Friday or Sunday?

5.  This paragraph is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious as to just how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. It looks so ordinary and plain that you would think nothing was wrong with it. It is highly unusual though. Study it and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit, you might find out. Try to do so without any coaching. 


1.  The third room. Lions that haven't eaten in three years are dead.

2.   The woman was a photographer. She shot a picture of her husband, developed it and hung it up to dry. 

3.  Charcoal as it is used in a barbeque.

4.  Yesterday, today and tomorrow. 

5.   The letter "e" doesn't appear in the paragraph. 


Honolulu Aunty said...

Good ones! Glad you had the answers.

Susan said...

I love these! They made me think, lol ; P

Susie said...

hahaha cute

jalna said...

I liked um too, Aunty.

Susan, good to exercise the brain cells once in awhile.

Thanks, Susie.

Chet Colson said...

I like number 2, ha.

jalna said...

Me too, Chet!

Leslie's pics said...

ohmygawwd. i feel like a complete idiot. Got the first one wrong. Got the rest except #5. Davin laughing at me

jalna said...

Hahahaha. I didn't know the charcoal one. Some of the rest I had heard before.