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How to find half volume of tetrahedron?

Let's say you have a few juice packs that are shaped as regular tetrahedra. Question. Is it possible to measure half of the juice there is in one pack? Edit. You do not have any measuring tools (rules,...
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Logic: Match the Potion to the Drinker

You are known as a great alchemist and potion master, and have spent the past decade developing a series of extremely powerful potions. You have made some great progress, but the potions are not ready ...
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Measuring an infinite hole with an infinite rope [closed]

You have discovered a pit of unknown depth with impervious smooth walls. You also have a 1/2" twisted nylon rope which is 5,000km long and marked every meter. It is anchored to the ground by an ...
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Shut down the laptop!

Here's a computer based riddle for all the linux geeks out there: You just installed Ubuntu 20.04 on your shiny new laptop! The system boots you into your user and shows you the desktop. However, to ...
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Love ,relations are mere lies , go study boy this is your time

A wise old man once said the above lines when he came to know about one incident. The incident is as follows. A man and a woman living in a city , in the same street fell in love, both happily married ...
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Choose Your Power Wisely? [closed]

You were walking in your home, when suddenly out of nowhere a genie appeared in front of you and gave you multiple wishes of his own , but only asked you to choose only one of them :- (i) Infinite ...
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A mystery involving matchboxes and lighters [closed]

There was a family of 4 people . They had a daughter named Rina and his brother's name was Tarun . Everyone knew that their father was a scientist, and is on in doing some experiments all day and ...
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A wish that fulfills 3 wishes together [closed]

This is a riddle , which has been solved before but is fun and interesting so sharing with all here :- I lived in a family with my wife and my parents . Suddenly I found a magic lamp , where from ...
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A dead body was found buried near our Old House?

I lived in a very old house with my father a very long time ago . We are a family with $3$ members , and my mother had died long ago. We have now shifted to a new house , since the old house became ...
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Final Fantasy $1$ has been released today?

I had a friend in my school who used to hate studies . He always liked to play video games, studying nothing, always talks about video games in school, and also gets some scolds from the teacher. ...
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Jill's flight security woes

Jill is on a flight when she spots her friend a few seats behind her. She tries to get his attention, and is immediately tackled by security. What did Jill do to warrant such a response?
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An interesting,scary and an old riddle

One night I was visiting a friend of mine . I didn't visit him for a long time , though he was a very old friend . We had the following conversation :- Friend :- I am very happy to see you my friend !...
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Trapped and gassed!

“Ouch!” I moaned as I slowly regained consciousness. Someone had knocked me out cold from behind. I now found myself alone, trapped in a small square room. The floor was hard and cold, and the room ...
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The madness of a master

It was midnight. Mr. Holmes was suffering from abdominal pain, shortness of breath, pain in the bones, skin lesions and whatnot? So in this condition, why would Mr. Holmes drive to Brazilian Churches, ...
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Burger Riddle, Can you solve it? [duplicate]

There once were 2 mothers and 2 daughters. One day they went to eat burgers. Each woman ate only one WHOLE burger. Yet only 3 burgers are eaten! Perplexed? Unravel this mind-boggling riddle!
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Doctor and farmer [duplicate]

That's the rule: "A shepherd from Holland has a son doctor at London, the son doctor from London does not have a father shepherd from Holland". How is this possible?
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Predicting the future?

I was browsing my email one morning when I got this curious email: Date: February 17, 2020 Subject: Want to see the future? Hello, I am a clairvoyant who can predict the future. I have made a fortune ...
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At the crime scene of a murder 🔪

Someone has been murdered! Eight suspects have been identified. The contents of their bags have been emptied to use as evidence and are listed below alongside their names. Which one of them was the ...
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A timely late arrival in The Future

It is The Future, and you're living in it. Flying cars haven't arrived yet, but self-driving cars are a thing. Sort of. After the latest AI uprising, integrated route planners were banned: you have ...
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How could the driver waste time? [closed]

A road passes through two small villages, A and B, as shown in the map below. A truck traveled on that road eastwards at a constant speed of 30 miles per hour and passed through village A at 5pm, but ...
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Zed's Garden: Nothing But Flowers

My friend Etta and I constantly pay visits to each other. Etta runs a little flower shop down the street from my house, so naturally I try to stop on by while I gad about town, and sometimes I'll even ...
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The Old Man and the Police Officer

An old man walks into a Police Station. He asks for help. A Police Officer on duty asks a short question. The old man is scared and starts sweating. The officer grabs that old man from ...
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Zed's Order: Breakfast at Elon's

My friend Elon and I constantly irritate each other. He recently built himself a rather respectable restaurant – a sort of bed-&-breakfast, minus the beds. Last week, he asked if I could ...
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How could Larry get his friends on a plane without knowing their weights? [duplicate]

This riddle was inspired when I watched the latest (as of this post) episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm (S10E4), in which Larry is faced with a dilemma that he never really solved. The dilemma is as ...
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Hungry for pistachios [closed]

You are locked in a completely empty room with no tools. You are given a bag with cooked pistachios. Most of the pistachios are fully open, but some are only partially open. You are not able to open ...
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A Tale of Wintry Tragedy

$$\def\T{\text}\scriptsize{\begin{array} \\\T{`Twas weather chilly in winter's dark} & \T{Absconded with them far away} \\\T{When brothers five went out to lark} & \T{Made a mistake they could ...
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The Death Recording

A woman was found dead in her house. She lay slumped on her desk, holding a gun in her hand. A cassette tape recorder was on her table. The police on entering the house saw the cassette recorder and ...
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Driverless car Puzzle

2 self driving vehicles are being tested. Both vehicles are exactly the same. Both are fitted with a camera on the Dashboard, although in car A it is a slightly older model and is 1 kg heavier than in ...
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How do I find the least number of times a shuttle can travel from one place to another?

I often see this situation in exams and I'd like to know if there is any kind of algorithm or shortcut that I can use to solve this riddle instead of just guessing or trying to play Where's wally with ...
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Ball-passing game with a surprise ending

You are organizing the following game: Requirements: Participants: About 15 players. You are Player 1, and the other 14 players have (preferably) no prior knowledge of the game. Equipment: A basket ...
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The Strange Abductor

Someone, or something, has been abducting members of your community! Though no deaths are reported, recovered victims are said to have suffered from a severe, albeit temporary, case of what could best ...
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The case of the pranking snowplow

It’s circa 1990, and there is a big snowfall in Some City, USA. The mayor has left his car parked in a public parking lot, and the next morning, he discovers that the lot has been plowed, but the ...
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Two men on a road

Two men are on the side of a long, straight road that runs east to west, waiting for a tow truck. They stand facing opposite directions, one east, one west, in order to scan the road. "Stop making ...
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A balloon and a vacuum

You have a metal water bottle entirely filled with a vacuum and you have a rubber party balloon (lets make it red). How can you use only the bottle to inflate the balloon with the air surrounding you. ...
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Half filled water bottle

If you are given a marker and a transparent water bottle partially filled with water, can you tell if the bottle is half filled or not?
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How could an angel have written an essay about today's weather that's perfect, but they also could've done better? [closed]

Here is a short puzzle story that I created. People on other forums seem to not understand it for some reason, but everyone I spoke to in real life understood it. But no one I knew so far got it right ...
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Sun setting in East! [closed]

It was a bright and sunny day during April- May(can say, peak of summer) in a country in the northern hemisphere, near to the equator. I was wandering(on foot) through this country's vast and open ...
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Which household object drew this pattern?

In my home is a common household object. I securely attached a marking pen to some point on the household object, and I placed a sheet of graph paper next to the pen, so the paper would not move. I ...
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Natural Pattern [closed]

Once, while I was traveling on a vehicle in the Caribbean, I watched a pattern form over the course of about 30 minutes. The rendering below is an approximation of that pattern from memory. The gray ...
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Get to the guest chair without turning your back on the host or the audience [closed]

On many TV talk shows, the guest enters the stage from the right side (from the audience’s perspective), walks past the front of the host’s desk, then turns around just before sitting in the guest ...
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No Shirt, No Shoes, Service [closed]

I was walking outside on a hot summer day, when I suddenly got hungry and walked to a restaurant to eat. I tried to go in, but I was rebuffed at the door. The server pointed to a sign outside that ...
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Tricky Tropical Water Temperatures

Herman lives in a house on the Caribbean island of Kinja, where the weather is warm all year. Let’s assume all Kinjan houses are of similar construction, and no houses have a water heating system. ...
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Three Subway Escalators

This is not my puzzle, and I don't remember the source, but I don't see it posted here yet, so... Update: After reading some of the alternative answers, I realize this puzzle would be better with an ...
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Mysterious loss revamped

This is a revamped version of my puzzle Mysterious loss of weight . I plan to make a series of puzzles on mysterious loss of ... say a number. A man went into a black room full of white papers lying ...
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How did the prisoner escape from the police car?

The police handcuff a prisoner, place him in the back seat of a four-door sedan police car, and close all the doors. The controls in the back seat are disabled so the prisoner cannot use the inside ...
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How did the hit man miss?

Harry the hit man is hired to whack Vic the victim. Vic lives in the apartment complex illustrated below, and Vic parks overnight in the circled parking spot, and always leaves for work around 8am. At ...
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Through the Looking-Glass

Two friends are discussing concepts for a new fantasy story: A: There exists a magical mirror that leads to a mirrored universe. In this universe, people drive on the left side of the road, and you ...
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Lying under arrest

I'm in a custody, under arrest, no contact with the outside world. I do not know if in that jurisdiction authorities are allowed to lie. Some real-world knowledge suggest lying by authorities is ...
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I’ve officially counted to infinity! [closed]

Sarah called me today and explained that she had counted to infinity. I shrugged and said it was impossible. She said that since I didn’t believe her, she would do it again, and this time in only ten ...
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One-one communication

5 people are standing in a circle - person A needs to tell his salary to person B, but none of the others should know A's salary. How is this possible, if every person only whispers to the person on ...