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Best difficult riddles and answers
What row of numbers comes next in this series?
1113213211 – After the first line each line describes the previous line. For example, the second line 11 says, there is one 1 in the first line and the third line 21 says, there are two ones (11) in the second line.
You have a barrel of oil, and you need to measure out just one gallon. How do you do this if you only have a three-gallon container and a five-gallon container?
Fill the 3-gallon container with oil and pour it into the 5-gallon container. Then fill the 3-gallon container again and use it to fill the 5-gallon container the rest of the way. Out of the 3-gallon oil, 2-gallon will be required to fill the 5-gallon container completely. Hence one gallon will be left in the 3-gallon container.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has a big one
Michael j fox has a small one
Madonna doesn’t have one
the pope has one but he never uses it
Bill Clinton Has one and he uses it all the time!
What is it?…
If your sock drawer has 6 black socks, 4 brown socks, 8 white socks, and 2 tan socks, how many socks would you have to pull out in the dark to be sure you had a matching pair?
Five. There are only four colors, so five socks guarantee that two will be the same color.
A large truck is crossing a bridge 1 mile long. The bridge can only hold 14000 lbs, which is the exact weight of the truck. The truck makes it half way across the bridge and stops. A bird lands on the truck. Does the bridge collapse? Give a reason.
No it does not collapse. Because it has driven a half mile – you would subtract the gas used from the total weight of the truck.
Mom and Dad have four daughters, and each daughter has one brother. How many people are in the family?
Seven. The four daughters have only one brother, making five children, plus mom and dad.
What English word retains the same pronunciation, even after you take away four of its five letters?
Why wasn’t Bertha put in jail after killing dozens of people?
She was a hurricane.
If I say “Everything I tell you is a lie,” am I telling you the truth or a lie?
A lie, because the statement itself says that everything told will be a lie.
How did Mark legally marry three women in Michigan, without divorcing any of them, becoming legally separated, or any of them dying?
It’s a part of his job – he’s a justice of the peace.
The paragraph below is very unusual. How quickly can you find out what is so unusual about it?
“Gatsby was walking back from a visit down in Branton Hill’s manufacturing district on a Saturday night. A busy day’s traffic had its noisy run; and with not many folks in sight, His Honor got along without having to stop to grasp a hand, or talk; for a mayor out of City Hall is a shining mark for any politician. And so, coming to Broadway, a booming bass drum and sounds of singing, told of a small Salvation Army unit carrying on amidst Broadway’s night shopping crowds. Gatsby, walking towards that group, saw a young girl, back toward him, just finishing a long, soulful oration … ”
The above passage is taken from the book “Gatsby” written by Ernest Vincent Wright in the late 1930s.
Letter “E” is the most commonly used letter in English language, yet in the whole passage, there is no “E” used.
While exploring the wild highlands of Ireland, Robert was captured by goblins. Grumpy, the chief of the goblins told him he was allowed one final statement on which would hinge how he would die. If the statement he made was false, he would be boiled in water. If the statement were true, he would be fried in oil. Sine Robert did not like either option, so he made a statement that forced the goblins to release him. What is the one statement he could make to save himself?
Robert said: “You will boil me in water.” The goblins were faced with a dilemma. If they boil him in water, that would make his statement true, which means he should have been fried in oil. They can only fry him in oil if he makes a true statement, but if they do, it would make his final statement false. The fairies had no way out of their situation so they were forced to set Robert free.
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