Saturday, February 19, 2011


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. 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 coaching!



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

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 tomorrow!

5. The letter e, which is the most common letter used in the
English language, does not appear even once in the paragraph.

How did you do?

1 comment:

Syd said...

I am not a riddler because I only got the first one. These are good!