5 Riddles

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 3 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.  But 5 minutes later
        they both go out together 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 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.  In fact,
          nothing is 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

Answers below the fold…

1.  The third room.  Lions that haven’t eaten in three years are dead.
        That one was easy, right?
2.  The woman was a photographer.  She shot a picture of her husband,
   developed it, and hung it up to dry (shot; held under water; and hung).
3.  Charcoal, as it is used in barbecuing.
4.  Sure you can name three consecutive days, yesterday, today, and
5.  The letter e, which is the most common letter used in the English
          language, does not appear even once in the paragraph.



One Response to “5 Riddles”

  1. T.S. Nunya Says:

    One fer five is pretty good, right?

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