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A few simple riddles to get your brain going [closed]

Here are a couple of riddles for you. 1.) Where does twelve plus two equal two? 2.) A man walks up to you and says "If you tell a lie I will stab you with a knife. If you tell the truth I will shoot ...
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The Secret Club

Since I was a kid, nobody wanted me in their super-exclusive clubs... the "House in the Tree Club"... the "Girls Only Club"... the "Whatever you are NOT Club"... but now that I am a skilled (and a bit ...
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Which teacher is the murderer?

In the first day of a new class semester, a student was murdered inside the classroom. No witnesses, no murder weapon, and no evidence. The police got four teachers as possible suspects, but they all ...
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How did the police know?

One night, a man receives a call from the police. The police tell the man that his wife was robbed, murdered, and her body dumped in a remote location, and that he should reach the crime scene as soon ...
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The best barber in town

You are in a town with one barber shop and two barbers, one with good hair and one with terrible hair, there are no towns nearby so everyone in town must get there hair cut at this barber shop. ...
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Disaster in Madrid!

A couple were in a car racing madly through Madrid in the middle of the night. Suddenly the engine juddered, whirred, and died. The broken-down car rolled to a halt, leaving them stranded with nobody ...
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How do you walk across a 10' x 10' hole using two 9' boards?

Given a 10' x 10' hole which is very deep, how do you walk across the hole using two boards that are each 9' long? You can't jump, pole vault across, nail the boards together, or go around the hole....
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Contact with no signal?

I know this problem might be too silly/easy, but I'll ask it anyway and see what happens... One day Alice woke up a beach. She got up to look around but there was no one else there! She started ...
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A 600 foot Rope, and an 800 foot Drop

You find yourself trapped atop an $800$ foot tall building. The surrounding land is completely flat, plus there are no other structures nearby. You need to get to the bottom, uninjured, and can only ...
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The Bucket of Sand

Disclaimer: This riddle MAY have been given elsewhere. I heard this one a few months ago from a friend, and I have no idea what his source was. You're in a room, since that's your job. Your singular ...
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Copper, Silver and Gold. Who had what?

I made the following riddle in a RPG. Albus, Baku and Croco experimented with some ingots. One was using copper, one silver and the other gold. But none of the experiments worked with the ...
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A long, lonely drive

It's early in the wee hours of the morning when a lonely farmer loads up his truck with his goods to sell. He lives far from the city and if he wants to ensure a good spot at the bazaar, he will need ...
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Fire in a crowded theatre

Some time in the early 20th century, a fire occurred in a crowded theatre. Although the exit doors that were unlocked were not blocked on the outside, the panicked attendees could not get out of those ...
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What will I light first?

A person is stuck in a cold dark room without any light. In the room, there is a gas lantern, a gas heater, and a gas stove. The person has a match-box with only one match in it. What will he light ...
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Reading minds can be easy [closed]

Alex, Boris, and Jasper are at a bar celebrating Cinco De Mayo. Alex announces he can read Jasper’s mind and goes out for some fresh air. Boris asks Jasper to select something in the room. Jasper ...
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Over the Bridge, If You Dare [closed]

A young man walks through the forest. He comes to a bridge. In front of the bridge is a large man carrying an axe. The man says, "If you want to cross this bridge, you must tell me something. If ...
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A dead body, a pair of scissors, no bruises, no cut. How? [closed]

There's a dead body on a bed and on the floor is a pair of scissors. The scissors were instrumental to his death. Yet there was no trace of blood. The body reveals no sign of any cuts or bruises. How ...
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Mysterious Murder Mystery 4

The sky is dark, filled with black clouds. The sun, high in the sky, still shining, trying to cut through the dark, thick, black clouds. The moon, slowly turning red, slowly taking over. You hear a ...
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Why Tom didn't get food? [closed]

There were two friends, Joy and Tom. Tom was oversmart and always thought he was brilliant and smarter than anyone else, especially Joy. Once Tom and Joy went for a trip around the world and got ...
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Mysterious Murder Mystery 3

Two of the officers arrest Detective Randy White; one was holding him, while the other was putting handcuffs on Mr. White. You see that the whole Investigation department talking, some whispering to ...
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Attach a candle to the wall [closed]

The following is a classic puzzle. It has a canonical solution, but I'd also like any other creative or unusual solutions you can think of. This is a popularity contest - the highest voted answer ...
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Two Men - The Physicist and Plumber

You have two men in a room. You know for a fact that one is a physicist and the other is a plumber. Sadly both men have recently been rendered totally deaf and haven't learned sign language. This is a ...
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Mysterious Murder Mystery 2

"Take her away!" commands the police officer, as two other officers handcuff the blonde woman. "Good work, Detective! I can see why you were named the number one detective. Keep up the great work!". ...
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The old man doesn't like seagull meat

An old man and his mute niece always wanted to visit some beautiful tropical island. "Before my sight leaves me, I want to see how a real palm looks like!", said the old man. He was lying. His sight ...
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Mysterious Murder Mystery [closed]

Last year, December 21, 2013, you were awarded the "#1 Detective in the World" for solving more than 50 murders. Your boss gave you a promotion, contingent upon your moving to Chicago. You agreed and ...
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What color was the bear [duplicate]

This is an old one but I don't see it here. A man stepped out of his tent with his rifle and walked 1 mile south, 1 mile east and 1 Mile north. Then he shot a bear in front of his tent. What ...
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The Impossible Game?

You meet a clever, and dark man. He wants to steal your mind and sell it to the dumbies (an imaginary species of shadows that have an IQ of less than -150) He offers you to play a game, if you win, ...
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The Dragon or the Magnifying Glass?

You've been sent to prison, but the prisons where you are from are very clever. They do not just lock you up, they put you in a room with 2 doors. Door A is guarded by an evil dragon that will kill ...
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A Forked Path in the Forest [closed]

You, a young adventurer, are travelling through the forest. Suddenly, your path splits in 2. You have no map or compass - well, you do but your compass is broken. You know you have to keep travelling ...
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The Strangely Clairvoyant Hobo

One day, I was waiting to get on the subway. I was eating the apple I always have for breakfast, and I decided to sit next to a homeless man on the bench. We saw a rather... rotund man walk by us, to ...
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Hey. Don't tap on the glass [closed]

A man works at an aquarium. Every day, he has to spend way too much time telling people to stop tapping on the glass at the shark tank. Finally, he gets fed up with it and comes up with a solution. ...
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The Blown Lightbulbs [duplicate]

Sitting on the table are 3 light bulbs. 1 of them just blown, 1 of them has been blown for ages, and the other works fine. You don't which is which, but you're allowed to test (turn on) 1 bulb . How ...

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