Riddle time!

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Leemaster777:
I've got a good one:

What is the beginning of the end, the end of every place, the beginning of eternity, and the end of time and space?

the letter "E"

Llil:
Here's one more. It's a more of a simple maths puzzle rather than a riddle, though.

Alice and Bob are playing a guessing game.
Alice: "I have three kids. Multiplying their ages together equals 36 and the sum of their ages equals the number of my neighbours house. Can you guess their ages?"
Bob goes and checks the house number, then comes back.
Bob: "I'll need more info."
Alice: "Alright. My oldest child plays piano."
Bob: "Okay, I got it now..."

...How old are the kids?

simple. There are three kids, their ages multiplied are 36 and they add up to some other number. Here are the options (multiplied) [added together]:

1, 1, 36, (36), [38]
1, 2, 18, (36), [21]
1, 3, 12, (36), [16]
1, 4, 9, (36), [14]
1, 6, 6, (36), [13]
2, 2, 9, (36), [13]

2, 3, 6, (36), [11]
3, 3, 4, (36), [10]

Then bob checks the house number and needs more information, which means that the bolded are only two options here, since they add up to the same number. If the neighbour's number was any of the others, Bob would have called the ages immediately.

Now, since Alice says that her oldest child (singular) plays the piano, then the answer is 2, 2, and 9. Not that six year olds can't play the piano, but as twins, it's a fair assumption that they would have played together.

Solo-Wing:

Regnes:

Solo-Wing:
I am bored so I must make a random thread. This thread is about Riddles! Post the hardest riddles you can think of here and see if anybody can Solve them!

A man was found dead in his house with a gun in his hand. There was a tape recorder on his desk. When the Police arrived they pressed play on the tape recorder and heard "This is it. my life is over" then a gunshot. How did the Detective immediately know that it was a murder and not a suicide?

Toughy! I doubt you people will get it! Prove me wrong! :D

Somebody used the tape recorder after the gunshot. It would have had to be rewound at the very least.

Ding ding ding!

I was thinking...Don't a lot of tape recorders automatically rewind once they reach the end of the tape?

webepoop:
An archaeologist finds two perfectly preserved bodies in a cave, a man and a woman. He quickly deduced that it was in fact Adam and Eve. How does he know for sure?

I don't think anyone answered you, so I will.

It's because they had no belly buttons, isn't it?

Llil:

The_Blue_Rider:

Is the answer problems?

Not the answer I was looking for. I suppeose it would fit, although a king could have quite a few problems.

TheDrunkNinja:

I must say, this one has me stumped. I think it has something to do with the words God, king, and common man themselves, but I don't see how yet. Am I at least on the right track?

No, it's not a word puzzle.

Here's one more. It's a more of a simple maths puzzle rather than a riddle, though.

Alice and Bob are playing a guessing game.
Alice: "I have three kids. Multiplying their ages together equals 36 and the sum of their ages equals the number of my neighbours house. Can you guess their ages?"
Bob goes and checks the house number, then comes back.
Bob: "I'll need more info."
Alice: "Alright. My oldest child plays piano."
Bob: "Okay, I got it now..."

...How old are the kids?

the children are ages 2, 3 and 6

lacktheknack:

webepoop:
An archaeologist finds two perfectly preserved bodies in a cave, a man and a woman. He quickly deduced that it was in fact Adam and Eve. How does he know for sure?

I don't think anyone answered you, so I will.

It's because they had no belly buttons, isn't it?

More likely that the man was missing a rib.

DaRigger420:

the children are ages 2, 3 and 6

No, the right answer was...

DaRigger420:

simple. There are three kids, their ages multiplied are 36 and they add up to some other number. Here are the options (multiplied) [added together]:

1, 1, 36, (36), [38]
1, 2, 18, (36), [21]
1, 3, 12, (36), [16]
1, 4, 9, (36), [14]
1, 6, 6, (36), [13]
2, 2, 9, (36), [13]

2, 3, 6, (36), [11]
3, 3, 4, (36), [10]

Then bob checks the house number and needs more information, which means that the bolded are only two options here, since they add up to the same number. If the neighbour's number was any of the others, Bob would have called the ages immediately.

Now, since Alice says that her oldest child (singular) plays the piano, then the answer is 2, 2, and 9. Not that six year olds can't play the piano, but as twins, it's a fair assumption that they would have played together.

...this. It's one of those that's pretty easy if you write it down.

Solo-Wing:
ead in his house with a gun in his hand. There was a tape recorder on his desk. When the Police arrived they pressed play on the tape recorder and heard "This is it. my life is over" then a gunshot. How did the Detective immediately know that it was a murder and not a suicide?

It was another mans voice.

Blunderboy:

We are very little creatures; all of us have different features.
One of us in glass is set; one of us you'll find in jet.
Another you may see in tin, and a fourth is boxed within.
If the fifth you should pursue, it can never fly from you.
What are we?

A,E,I,O,U
Vowles

I love riddles

cloudywolf13:

lacktheknack:

webepoop:
An archaeologist finds two perfectly preserved bodies in a cave, a man and a woman. He quickly deduced that it was in fact Adam and Eve. How does he know for sure?

I don't think anyone answered you, so I will.

It's because they had no belly buttons, isn't it?

More likely that the man was missing a rib.

That's a fairly possible mutation, though. For instance, I never grew two teeth.

Everyone has belly buttons, though... minus the two people with no parents.

Llil:

TheMann:

There is something that belongs to you, yet others use it far more often than yourself. What is it?

That would be my name.

Snippy the Shoe:

Correct!

And there's no letter "e" in that paragraph.

And you are correct as well.

I can't think of more riddles at the moment, so here's a logic puzzle instead.

Three prisoners are tied to chairs and are facing each other. They all have a hat with a blue or red feather on it, and everyone can only see the feathers of the two other prisoners, not their own. They are told that at least one of them has a blue feather, and that the game is fair for all three of them. The prisoners are not allowed to talk to each other and the first one to announce their own colour correctly will be set free.

The prisoners sat there for a long while, and then one of them announced the answer. What did he say? (And for bonus points, how did he figure it out?)

He answered blue. The other two had red feathers so he had to have blue.

What can you put in any item to make it lighter? (no, it's not Helium)

Timberwolf0924:

Blunderboy:

We are very little creatures; all of us have different features.
One of us in glass is set; one of us you'll find in jet.
Another you may see in tin, and a fourth is boxed within.
If the fifth you should pursue, it can never fly from you.
What are we?

A,E,I,O,U
Vowles

I love riddles

Thankee-sai, you have answered true.

Me too. And The Dark Tower.

Dafttechno:

He answered blue. The other two had red feathers so he had to have blue.

Blue is right, but what if the other two weren't red? There's only one possible combination of colours but it's not that one.

Dafttechno:

Llil:

TheMann:

There is something that belongs to you, yet others use it far more often than yourself. What is it?

That would be my name.

Snippy the Shoe:

Correct!

And there's no letter "e" in that paragraph.

And you are correct as well.

I can't think of more riddles at the moment, so here's a logic puzzle instead.

Three prisoners are tied to chairs and are facing each other. They all have a hat with a blue or red feather on it, and everyone can only see the feathers of the two other prisoners, not their own. They are told that at least one of them has a blue feather, and that the game is fair for all three of them. The prisoners are not allowed to talk to each other and the first one to announce their own colour correctly will be set free.

The prisoners sat there for a long while, and then one of them announced the answer. What did he say? (And for bonus points, how did he figure it out?)

He answered blue. The other two had red feathers so he had to have blue.

But then the game wouldn't have been fair to all of them.

Llil:
I can't think of more riddles at the moment, so here's a logic puzzle instead.

Three prisoners are tied to chairs and are facing each other. They all have a hat with a blue or red feather on it, and everyone can only see the feathers of the two other prisoners, not their own. They are told that at least one of them has a blue feather, and that the game is fair for all three of them. The prisoners are not allowed to talk to each other and the first one to announce their own colour correctly will be set free.

The prisoners sat there for a long while, and then one of them announced the answer. What did he say? (And for bonus points, how did he figure it out?)

Oh, fuck, I know that riddle. In fact, it's one of my favourites. I usually tell it with logic lecturers (captured by cannibals) to underline that they aren't guessing. I shall not reveal the answer, however. I'll let people fry.

But you reminded me of my other favourite riddle, I'll give it now.

There was a temple once and in the temple, three statues stood in a line next to each other. They were magical statues, each represented a god. One was the god of truth, the other the god of lies and the third the god of diplomacy. The trouble was, that nobody knew which was which.

Each visitor in the temple could ask them a question each. The god of truth only answered the truth, the god of lies only told lies and the god of diplomacy sometimes lied and sometimes told the truth.

One day, a man walked in and asked the left statue "Who stands next to you?" "It is the god of lies", the statue answered. Then the man moved to the statue in the middle "Who are you?" he asked "I am the god of diplomacy" the answer came. He then went to the statue on the right "Who stands next to you?" he asked again, and the statue stated "It is the god of truth".

The man then smiled because he knew which statue is which and left.

This one is pretty fucking easy, though. I doubt many will have problems with it. Or maybe it's because I've known it for...well 15 years now. I can solve it in a matter of seconds.

But I'll give you another logic puzzle. This one is more interesting. Let's see who'd answer correctly first.

There is a cannon-ball that cannot be stopped once shot. It only moves forward and goes through walls and buildings with ease and will not stop its flight ever. There is also a pillar that can withstand any attack. It is indestructible and nothing can damage it or even move it.

What would happen if the unstoppable cannon-ball hits the unmovable pillar?

Yes, there is a correct answer you can give me.

webepoop:

An archaeologist finds two perfectly preserved bodies in a cave, a man and a woman. He quickly deduced that it was in fact Adam and Eve. How does he know for sure?

Neither of them have Belly-buttons.

A beggars brother died, but the man who died, had no brother. how can this be?

Fappy:
Here's the last one from the quest. I won't list the answers because is far too easy with the answers provided for it, but I am sure you guys can figure it out without too much trouble.

A metal neither black nor red
As heavy as man's golden greed
What you do to stay ahead
With friend or arrow or steed

Lead

DaRigger420:

Fappy:
Here's the last one from the quest. I won't list the answers because is far too easy with the answers provided for it, but I am sure you guys can figure it out without too much trouble.

A metal neither black nor red
As heavy as man's golden greed
What you do to stay ahead
With friend or arrow or steed

Lead

We have a winner!

Solo-Wing:

Only one color but not one size.
Stuck at the bottom yet easily flies.
Present in sun but not in rain.
Doing no harm and feeling no pain.
What is it?

The blue wonder, the sky.

my second guess was the sun, but that can give you a burn.

Solo-Wing:
I am bored so I must make a random thread. This thread is about Riddles! Post the hardest riddles you can think of here and see if anybody can Solve them!

A man was found dead in his house with a gun in his hand. There was a tape recorder on his desk. When the Police arrived they pressed play on the tape recorder and heard "This is it. my life is over" then a gunshot. How did the Detective immediately know that it was a murder and not a suicide?

Toughy! I doubt you people will get it! Prove me wrong! :D

The man wouldn't be able to hit the stop record button if he was dead.

Timberwolf0924:
A beggars brother died, but the man who died, had no brother. how can this be?

The beggar was a woman. See the surgeon riddle earlier. (:

7 rise, 7 fall,
3 more times,
and 12 will fall.
What am I talking about?

Surpheal:
What has a head, a tail, is colored brown, but has no legs?

a penny

Well, I am pretty sure slugs also count. And some fish.

lacktheknack:

cloudywolf13:

lacktheknack:

I don't think anyone answered you, so I will.

It's because they had no belly buttons, isn't it?

More likely that the man was missing a rib.

That's a fairly possible mutation, though. For instance, I never grew two teeth.

Everyone has belly buttons, though... minus the two people with no parents.

I suppose that makes sense, but I guess that even though it said "perfectly preserved" I didn't expect they would have easily discernible belly buttons.

Is it legal for a man to marry his widow's sister?

cloudywolf13:
Here's an easy one. Two coins add up to 30 cents, but one of them isn't a nickel. What are they?

Ah...an old chestnut. The coins are a quarter and a nickel. This works because, obviously, a quarter isn't a nickel.

Here's another riddle to go with the one I gave earlier: Why was the weightlifting mime getting date requests from several women?

CAPTCHA: doctor who?

Huh...now even the Captcha has become a geek like us! (I think...)

Fappy:
Here's the last one from the quest. I won't list the answers because is far too easy with the answers provided for it, but I am sure you guys can figure it out without too much trouble.

A metal neither black nor red
As heavy as man's golden greed
What you do to stay ahead
With friend or arrow or steed

Lead. First as Pb, then as the verb.

Llil:

TheMann:

There is something that belongs to you, yet others use it far more often than yourself. What is it?

That would be my name.

You're quite right.

Llil:
I can't think of more riddles at the moment, so here's a logic puzzle instead.

Three prisoners are tied to chairs and are facing each other. They all have a hat with a blue or red feather on it, and everyone can only see the feathers of the two other prisoners, not their own. They are told that at least one of them has a blue feather, and that the game is fair for all three of them. The prisoners are not allowed to talk to each other and the first one to announce their own colour correctly will be set free.

The prisoners sat there for a long while, and then one of them announced the answer. What did he say? (And for bonus points, how did he figure it out?)

He said he had a blue feather. There was one feather that was blue and two that were red. Since the prisoners were told that there was at least one blue feather, the person that saw two red feathers immediately knew that his must be blue. The two with red feathers saw one blue and one red and were unsure. Of course that's pretty obvious and hardly fair to the two guys with red feathers, so maybe I'm just totally missing something here.

Okay, this one might be a bit obscure but here goes:

A man was found dead, under a pile of 52 bicycles. Other than the fact that it was a murder, the police didn't find the crime scene the least bit unusual. What happened?

cloudywolf13:

lacktheknack:

cloudywolf13:

More likely that the man was missing a rib.

That's a fairly possible mutation, though. For instance, I never grew two teeth.

Everyone has belly buttons, though... minus the two people with no parents.

I suppose that makes sense, but I guess that even though it said "perfectly preserved" I didn't expect they would have easily discernible belly buttons.

Is it legal for a man to marry his widow's sister?

Would the man be dead? Which makes it illegal

TheMann:

He said he had a blue feather. There was one feather that was blue and two that were red. Since the prisoners were told that there was at least one blue feather, the person that saw two red feathers immediately knew that his must be blue. The two with red feathers saw one blue and one red and were unsure. Of course that's pretty obvious and hardly fair to the two guys with red feathers, so maybe I'm just totally missing something here.

What made you think the other two feathers are red? And they were told that the game is fair for everyone.

cloudywolf13:
Is it legal for a man to marry his widow's sister?

That depends. Is necrophilia legal now?

(Yes, I had to make it squicky.)

TheMann:
Okay, this one might be a bit obscure but here goes:

A man was found dead, under a pile of 52 bicycles. Other than the fact that it was a murder, the police didn't find the crime scene the least bit unusual. What happened?

I looked it up. How the fuck was I supposed to know that? Also, isn't it supposed to be 53 bicycles?

DoPo:

Llil:
I can't think of more riddles at the moment, so here's a logic puzzle instead.

Three prisoners are tied to chairs and are facing each other. They all have a hat with a blue or red feather on it, and everyone can only see the feathers of the two other prisoners, not their own. They are told that at least one of them has a blue feather, and that the game is fair for all three of them. The prisoners are not allowed to talk to each other and the first one to announce their own colour correctly will be set free.

The prisoners sat there for a long while, and then one of them announced the answer. What did he say? (And for bonus points, how did he figure it out?)

Oh, fuck, I know that riddle. In fact, it's one of my favourites. I usually tell it with logic lecturers (captured by cannibals) to underline that they aren't guessing. I shall not reveal the answer, however. I'll let people fry.

But you reminded me of my other favourite riddle, I'll give it now.

There was a temple once and in the temple, three statues stood in a line next to each other. They were magical statues, each represented a god. One was the god of truth, the other the god of lies and the third the god of diplomacy. The trouble was, that nobody knew which was which.

Each visitor in the temple could ask them a question each. The god of truth only answered the truth, the god of lies only told lies and the god of diplomacy sometimes lied and sometimes told the truth.

One day, a man walked in and asked the left statue "Who stands next to you?" "It is the god of lies", the statue answered. Then the man moved to the statue in the middle "Who are you?" he asked "I am the god of diplomacy" the answer came. He then went to the statue on the right "Who stands next to you?" he asked again, and the statue stated "It is the god of truth".

The man then smiled because he knew which statue is which and left.

This one is pretty fucking easy, though. I doubt many will have problems with it. Or maybe it's because I've known it for...well 15 years now. I can solve it in a matter of seconds.

But I'll give you another logic puzzle. This one is more interesting. Let's see who'd answer correctly first.

There is a cannon-ball that cannot be stopped once shot. It moves through walls and buildings with ease and will not stop its flight ever. There is also a pillar that can withstand any attack. It is indestructible and nothing can damage it or even move it.

What would happen if the unstoppable cannon-ball hits the unmovable pillar?

Yes, there is a correct answer you can give me.

All the feathers are blue. Seeing that the other two had blue feathers meant that if he had a red feather, it would be impossible for them to answer with any certainty because they would see one red and one blue. Knowing it was a fair game he could safely assume he also had a blue feather.

The first one is the God of Truth
The second one is the God of Lies
The third one is the God of Diplomacy

Presumably the cannon-ball would bounce off the pillar and remain moving while the pillar remains unmovable.

Girl With One Eye:

JaceArveduin:

lol, you got it right XD It's amazing how many people go "um.... green bricks?"

I think it's easier to get it when you read it, easier to pick up on the word "the". If you said it to me in person I probably would have said green bricks !

Yeah it should have been "what is A green house made of?". Because the green house could easily be a green brick house.

If you throw me from the window,
I will leave a grieving wife.
Bring me back, but in the door, and
You'll see someone giving life!

What am I?

cloudywolf13:

DoPo:

There was a temple once and in the temple, three statues stood in a line next to each other. They were magical statues, each represented a god. One was the god of truth, the other the god of lies and the third the god of diplomacy. The trouble was, that nobody knew which was which.

Each visitor in the temple could ask them a question each. The god of truth only answered the truth, the god of lies only told lies and the god of diplomacy sometimes lied and sometimes told the truth.

One day, a man walked in and asked the left statue "Who stands next to you?" "It is the god of lies", the statue answered. Then the man moved to the statue in the middle "Who are you?" he asked "I am the god of diplomacy" the answer came. He then went to the statue on the right "Who stands next to you?" he asked again, and the statue stated "It is the god of truth".

The man then smiled because he knew which statue is which and left.

The first one is the God of Truth
The second one is the God of Lies
The third one is the God of Diplomacy

Yes, correct.

cloudywolf13:

DoPo:

But I'll give you another logic puzzle. This one is more interesting. Let's see who'd answer correctly first.

There is a cannon-ball that cannot be stopped once shot. It moves through walls and buildings with ease and will not stop its flight ever. There is also a pillar that can withstand any attack. It is indestructible and nothing can damage it or even move it.

What would happen if the unstoppable cannon-ball hits the unmovable pillar?

Yes, there is a correct answer you can give me.

Presumably the cannon-ball would bounce off the pillar and remain moving while the pillar remains unmovable.

Ugh, I suppose that might work. I forgot to specify that it only moves forward. I'll go and edit it in now.

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