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05/30/2004 11:52:04 PM · #1
Okay, I am a HUGE fan of riddles, place your favorite riddles here on this thread.

Okay, heres mine (two actually), but don't give me the answer on the thread, send me a PM and I will list all of those that get them right here.

Riddle #1:
What can go up a chimney down, but can't go down a chimney up?

Riddle #2:
A boy and his biological father are walking down the road when suddenly a car swurves and kills the father instantly. The boy is seriously injured and is immediatley rushed to the hospital. Upon arrival to the operating room, the doctor starts to operate, but then stops and says "I can't operate on my own son." How is this possible?

Those who have figured out Riddle #1: 25
laurielblack
RonB
HBunch7187
ClubJuggle
TooCool
PhoTom
MusicaAngel
Brittanica
BrownT
Konador
PhilipDyer
terje
QuickShutter
wbedeau1
rmahan
gingerbaker
tolovemoon
emorgan
wkoffel
jab119
spyder
ScottK
sfalice
pixar
Koriyama

Those who have figured out Riddle #2: 33
laurielblack
nshapiro
daisy77
sfalice
brittanica
RonB
karmat
HBunch7187
ClubJuggle
hsteg
taterbug
trying2bstill
PhoTom
MusicAngel
GeneralE
BrownT
Konador
PhilipDyer
terje
Quickshutter
wdebeau1
mamabear5612
rmahan
gingerbaker
TooCool
BrennanOB
emorgan
wkoffel
jab119
nicoledb
spyder
ScottK
pixar

Have fun! Remember, do NOT post the answers on the thread, after a while I will eventually post the answers. And please, don't go looking them up, its no fun when you do it that way, really try to figure them out on your own. Also, if you have any additional riddles, please post them! Enjoy!

Message edited by author 2004-06-02 18:55:50.
05/30/2004 11:59:08 PM · #2
A boat has a ladder that has six rungs, each rung is one foot apart. The bottom rung is one foot from the water. The tide rises at 12 inches every 15 minutes. High tide peaks in one hour. When the tide is at it's highest, how many rungs are under water?

05/31/2004 12:04:03 AM · #3
Wow, that was pretty quick for some of ya!
05/31/2004 12:09:45 AM · #4
it's funny that you post this thread, I just got done reading all the cards in my mindtrap II board game. if you like riddles, you will REALLY love Mindtrap and Mindtrap II. I'll have to post some of the Q's for ya.
05/31/2004 12:28:22 AM · #5
I PM'ed you. Pretty fun, I like stuff like this. :)
05/31/2004 12:31:33 AM · #6
nice diversion for a rainy early, early, early mon. morning. :-)
05/31/2004 01:48:00 AM · #7
heres another one...(hopefully I'm telling it at least close to right)
A group of friends go to a restaurant, and to drink they all order ice water, and all get cheeseburgers for their meal. One of them drinks his water quickly and eats quickly then leaves to make it to an important meeting. The others are there for a longer period of time, talking. Later that night everyone in the group except the one who had to leave early is dead. What caused the death?

People who got it right so far:
Konador
Gingerbaker
spydr
justine

Message edited by author 2004-06-03 13:58:12.
05/31/2004 08:02:34 AM · #8
A man lives on the 12th floor of an apartment building. When he goes out, he takes the elevator down to the lobby. When he come home, if it is sunny, he takes the elevator to the 6th floor and walks the rest of the way up. If it is raining, he rides all the way to the 12th floor. Why?
05/31/2004 08:54:21 AM · #9
Originally posted by hbunch7187:

it's funny that you post this thread, I just got done reading all the cards in my mindtrap II board game. if you like riddles, you will REALLY love Mindtrap and Mindtrap II. I'll have to post some of the Q's for ya.


I have MT2, it's great :)
05/31/2004 08:56:38 AM · #10
Originally posted by emorgan49:

A man lives on the 12th floor of an apartment building. When he goes out, he takes the elevator down to the lobby. When he come home, if it is sunny, he takes the elevator to the 6th floor and walks the rest of the way up. If it is raining, he rides all the way to the 12th floor. Why?


Cause he got his McDonald's Go Active Stepometer.
05/31/2004 09:22:40 AM · #11
Originally posted by emorgan49:

A man lives on the 12th floor of an apartment building. When he goes out, he takes the elevator down to the lobby. When he come home, if it is sunny, he takes the elevator to the 6th floor and walks the rest of the way up. If it is raining, he rides all the way to the 12th floor. Why?


removed answer - Please PM your answer to the author and let others participate in the thread without accidently reading the answer and spoiling it.

Message edited by Konador - See above.
05/31/2004 09:33:30 AM · #12
Sorry for editing your post quickshutter, I just think it's only fair to give other people a chance to try and get the answer :)
05/31/2004 09:33:34 AM · #13
Originally posted by hbunch7187:

Originally posted by emorgan49:

A man lives on the 12th floor of an apartment building. When he goes out, he takes the elevator down to the lobby. When he come home, if it is sunny, he takes the elevator to the 6th floor and walks the rest of the way up. If it is raining, he rides all the way to the 12th floor. Why?


Cause he got his McDonald's Go Active Stepometer.


Yeah! And if it's sunny he walks to work, but if it's raining he takes a cab and walks up half the flights to get his daily exercise! I like that a lot better than the usual answer that Quickshutter posted.
05/31/2004 11:16:53 AM · #14
I am surprised more people haven't gotten riddle number one yet. By the way, for somestrange reason it is my favorite one.
05/31/2004 11:18:06 AM · #15
Originally posted by goinskiing:

I am surprised more people haven't gotten riddle number one yet. By the way, for somestrange reason it is my favorite one.


Should we give them a hint? :o)
05/31/2004 11:20:04 AM · #16
Hmmm....no...not yet...at least 66% of people who got Riddle #2 got Riddle #1. I am going to hold out on hints for a little while.
05/31/2004 05:17:53 PM · #17
Originally posted by goinskiing:

I am surprised more people haven't gotten riddle number one yet. By the way, for somestrange reason it is my favorite one.


It's my favorite too, probably because of the total befuddlement one gets before discovering the answer. I remember the first time I heard it; we were at a party asking each other riddles. This one stumped me...
05/31/2004 05:26:04 PM · #18
Mike is a butcher who is 5'10" in height. What does he weigh?

For all those who responded via PM, you're right.

Message edited by author 2004-06-02 01:00:58.
05/31/2004 05:29:41 PM · #19
As for the first riddle?

Message edited by author 2004-05-31 17:36:54.
05/31/2004 09:27:55 PM · #20
A man walking south comes to a cross road. At the intersection he turns and walks west for 1 mile, only to arrive back at the intersection. Confused, he looks around and spots a bear. What color is the bear?
05/31/2004 09:40:20 PM · #21
There are two books on a book shelf. The first book contains 437 pages, the second 248. How many pages are between the first page of the first book and the last page of the second book?
06/01/2004 10:39:48 PM · #22
Bump Update
06/01/2004 10:44:12 PM · #23
Ok, i have two...they're long....i stole (*chokes* i mean borrowed) them from a friend. someone tell me the answer to the first one...i still dont get it.

#1
Two men are vying for the hand of the same woman. They go to her father, and he quizzes them in the usual manner. They both pass with flying colors, and so he is perplexed. So he takes them both aside and says, "You both are equally fit to marry my daughter, I cannot make a decision. So I'll give you one last test: Of the two of you, the one who's horse makes it to the city of Alujahan last shall win the hand of my daughter."

They both jump on their horses and start riding through the desert. One year passes, then another. Neither has made it within even the 10 mile vicinity of Alujahan. Finally, while nearing the 3rd year, one suitor turns to the other and says, "I know the location of a wise old man, not far from here. We're not getting anywhere and I'm starting to get homesick. Let's talk to him to see if he knows what we can do."

The two of them reach the old man and tell him the story. The old man thinks for a second, then whispers something to the two of them. Soon enough they're running outside and the horses sprinting for the Alujahan city limits.

What did he tell them?

and for a second

#2
I have two cats, one two three and un deux trois. The two of them try to cross the river, but only one makes it. Which one?
06/02/2004 07:11:29 AM · #24
dani2284, I just posted you a PM of a likely answer for Riddle #1. :)
06/02/2004 07:50:01 AM · #25
Originally posted by spydr:

A man walking south comes to a cross road. At the intersection he turns and walks west for 1 mile, only to arrive back at the intersection. Confused, he looks around and spots a bear. What color is the bear?


The thing about "what color is the bear" questions is that the only possible answer can be white. The only place in the world that only has one color of bear just has white ones. :-)
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