Discussion in 'Green Room' started by rushm001, Jun 9, 2004.

  1. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

    Norfolk, UK
    Following in Speedy's lead, here are some more riddles. I will post the answers up here next week, so don't post the answers. If you PM me I will let you know if you have got the right answers. In the meantime, Enjoy:p

    1. The maker doesn't want it, the buyer doesn't use it, and the user doesn't see it. What is it?
    2. A child is born in Boston, Massachusetts to parents who were both born in Boston, Massachusetts. The child is not a United States citizen. How is this possible?

    3. Before Mount Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain on Earth?

    4. Clara Clatter was born on December 27th, yet her birthday is always in the summer. How is this possible?

    5. Captain Frank and some of the boys were exchanging old war stories. Art Bragg offered one about how his grandfather led a battalion against a German division during World War I. Through brilliant maneuvers he defeated them and captured valuable territory. After the battle he was presented with a sword bearing the inscription "To Captain Bragg for Bravery, Daring and Leadership. World War I. From the Men of Battalion 8." Captain Frank looked at Art and said, "You really don't expect anyone to believe that yarn, do you?" What's wrong with the story?

    6. What is one thing that all wise men, regardless of their religion or politics, agree is between heaven and earth?

    7. In what year did Christmas and New Year's fall in the same year?

    8. A woman from New York married ten different men from that city, yet she did not break any laws. None of these men died and she never divorced. How was this possible?

    9. Why are 1990 American dollar bills worth more than 1989 American dollar bills?

    10. How many times can you subtract the number 5 from 25?

    11. A taxi driver was called to take a group of passengers to the train station. The station is normally an hour away, but with traffic being extra heavy, it took a full hour and a half. On the return trip the traffic was still as heavy and yet it took only 90 minutes. Why?

    12. How could you rearrange the letters in the words "new door" to make one word? Note: There is only one correct answer.

    13. Even if they are starving, natives living in the Arctic will never eat a penguin's egg. Why not?

    14. Which is correct to say, "The yolk of the egg are white" or "The yolk of the egg is white"?

    15. In Okmulgee, Oklahoma, you cannot take a picture of a man with a wooden leg. Why not?

    16. There were an electrician and a plumber waiting in line for admission to the "International Home Show." One of them was the father of the other's son. How could this be possible?

    17. After the new Canon Law that took effect on November 27, 1983, would a Roman Catholic man be allowed to marry his widow's sister?

  2. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Less of riddles, but entertaining never-the-less :)
  3. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    4: is, She lives in the Southern Hemisphere, where the seasons are reversed.
  4. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    10: is, only once, as you no longer have 25 after subtraction of the first 5. You would have 20.
  5. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    15: is, you need a camera to take a 'picture'!
  6. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    09: is, 1990 (1,990) dollar bills are worth $1,990 and/

    1989 (1,989) dollar bills are worth $1,989.
  7. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Copenhagen, Denmark
    He said PM :eek:
  8. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    14, Neither, the yolk of the egg is yellow.
    01, A coffin.
    02, The child was born before 1776.
    03, Mount Everest, it just hadn't been discovered yet.
    17, Duh he can't because he's dead. :p

    I will leave others to answer, then do some more answers.

    Opps I didnt see the PM bit I was too excited, like a Penguin on heat, OK I have the rest of the answers, so I will PM them if I got time.

    Did send PM but it didn't go to sender, did it twice. I apologise.:mad: