Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Riddles ... 6

  1. A king decided to let a prisoner try to escape the prison with his life. The king placed 2 marbles in a jar that was glued to a table. One of the marbles was supposed to be black, and one was supposed to be blue. If the prisoner could pick the blue marble, he would escape the prison with his life. If he picked the black marble, he would be executed. However, the king was very mean, and he wickedly placed 2 black marbles in the jars and no blue marbles. The prisoner witnessed the king only putting 2 black marbles in the jars. If the jar was not see-through and the jar was glued to the table and that the prisoner was mute so he could not say anything, how did he escape with his life?
The prisoner grabbed one of the marbles from the jar and concealed it in his hand. He then swallowed it, and picked up the other marble and showed everyone. The marble was black, and since the other marble was swallowed, it was assumed to be the blue one. So the mean king had to set him free.

  1. What can you catch but not throw?
A cold

  1. What unusual property do the words FLOUR, TERN, and THIRSTY have in common?
Remove one letter from each word and they all spell a numeral. Four, Ten, and Thirty

  1. What kind of coat can be put on only when wet?
A coat of paint.

  1. What belongs to you, but is used more by others?
Your name.

  1. I have three eyes, all in a line. When the red one opens, all freezes. What am I?
Traffic light.

  1. In a certain city, 5% of all the persons in town have unlisted phone numbers. If you select 100 names at random from that city's phone directory, how many people selected will have unlisted phone numbers?
None. If their names are in the phone directory, they do not have unlisted phone numbers!

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