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Some Riddles

N.Balasubramanian

 

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Tommy's RIDDLES

Ask Tommy to know or crosscheck the answer

1. How many times can you subtract the number 5 from 25? Once, because after you subtract it's not 25 anymore.

2. How much dirt is in a hole 4 feet deep and 2 feet wide? There is no dirt in a hole

3. If a rooster laid a brown egg and a white egg, what kind of chicks would hatch? Roosters don't lay eggs.

4. If you were in a dark room with a candle, a woodstove, a match and a gas lamp which do you light first? The match

5. If you were standing directly on Antarctica's South Pole facing north, which direction would you travel if you took one step backward? North

6. Is an old hundred dollar bill better than a new one? No, I'd rather have $100 bill than a new $1 bill.

7. No sooner spoken than broken. What is it? Silence or a promise.

8.Take off my skin -- I won't cry, but you will! What am I? An onion

9.The more it dries, the wetter it gets. What is it? A towel.

10. The more you take, the more you leave behind. What are they? Foot steps.

11. What can burn the eyes, sting the mouth, yet be consumed? Peppers

12. What can go up a chimney down but can't go down a chimney up? An umbrella.

13. Which is correct to say, "The yolk of the egg are white," or "The yolk of the egg is white?" Neither, because egg yolks are yellow.

14. Which moves faster: heat or cold? Heat, because you can catch a cold.

15. You answer me, although I never ask you questions. What am I? The telephone.

16. You can't keep this until you have given it. Your word.

17. There is $21.00 in 1 dollar bills that has to be split evenly among the 2 fathers and 2 sons. How is this possible? There is only really three people...a grandfather, the father, and the father's son who each get $7.

18. What can go up and come down without moving? The temperature.

19. What can pass before the sun without making a shadow? The Earth.

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

21. What crime is punishable if attempted, but is not punishable if committed? Suicide

22. What do the numbers 11, 69, and 88 all have in common? They can all be flipped and still be the same.

23. What do you serve that you can't eat? A tennis ball or guests.

24. What do you throw out when you want to use it, but take in when you don't want to use it? A fishing line.

25. What goes up white and comes down yellow? An egg.

26. What grows up while growing down? A plant.

27. What one word has the most letters in it? Alphabet.

28. What starts with a T, ends with a T, and has T in it? A teapot.

29. What travels around the world yet stays in one corner? A stamp.

30. What two words contain the most letters? post office

31. What's the difference between here and there? The letter T.

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