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5 Riddles 
11th-Sep-2012 04:27 pm
James - Exam time
Here is a great set of riddles - Have fun!

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 coaching!

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 tomorrow!

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

Do I now admit I only got 2 of them!!!

11th-Sep-2012 04:46 pm (UTC)
I got 3 of them.

On #1, I knew it had to be the lion room but I wasn't sure why.

#2....Duh! I work for a photographer, of course I got this one right. ~_^

#4. That was easy!

I didn't get #3 and 5
11th-Sep-2012 06:22 pm (UTC)
Well done - I felt a twit for not getting the lion one! Or the photography one, which considering I have qualifications in photography, I should have done! Ooooooops

Glad you had fun!
11th-Sep-2012 05:44 pm (UTC)
I got three right!
11th-Sep-2012 06:22 pm (UTC)
Well done!
11th-Sep-2012 06:08 pm (UTC)
I had heard some of these before, but #5 stumped me.

LJ was giving problems for a few minutes. Each time I tried to load your page, it gave me a blank page. Thank goodness it fixed itself.
11th-Sep-2012 06:23 pm (UTC)
#5 was one I owrked out! I felt silly for not getting #1 though!

Yes, I keep getting the "blank page" ... then it will sometimes default to Google! But at present it is behaving itself!
11th-Sep-2012 07:44 pm (UTC)
I got all five. Do I get a prize? *g*
11th-Sep-2012 07:47 pm (UTC)
You really deserve one ... or maybe you could just lend me a couple of those extra brain cells, I think I need them!
12th-Sep-2012 01:51 am (UTC)

These were good. I only got three of them.
16th-Sep-2012 05:23 pm (UTC)
Still better than me - I only got 2!
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