There are 21 barrels of wine with a farmer. 7 are full, 7 are half full and 7 are empty. He wishes to divide them among his three sons such that each son has the same number of full barrels, the same number of half full barrels, and the same number of empty barrels. Note that there are no measuring devices handy. How can the barrels and wine be evenly divided?Riddle Answer
At a family reunion were the following people: one grandfather, one grandmother, two fathers, two mothers, four children, three grandchildren, one brother, two sisters, two sons, two daughters, one father-in-law, one mother-in-law, and one daughter-in-law. But not as many people attended as it sounds. How many were there, and who were they?Riddle Answer
You have three boxes. One has only red marbles, one has only blue marbles and the third has an equal number of red and blue marbles. The labels on the boxes have intentionally been switched so that each box is now marked incorrectly.
Your job is to relabel the boxes correctly. Of course you could just look in the boxes to find out which labels match, but can you do it without looking into each box? Reach into any one of the boxes and select one marble. Can you now correctly label all three boxes? If not, select a second marble from any box. What is the fewest number of marbles you need to inspect in order to correctly label each box?Riddle Answer
At the scene of a heinous crime, five suspects, one of whom is the guilty party, are being interrogated by a detective. Each of the suspects gives one statement and it later transpires that just three of these statements are correct.
These are the statements:
Uncle Jack: Uncle Jim committed the murder
Aunt Mary: I did not do it
Cousin Stewart: It was not Cousin Margaret
Uncle Jim: Uncle Jack is lying when he says I did it
Cousin Margaret: Aunt Mary is telling the truth
Who committed the murder?Riddle Answer
A genie transformed Abou, the merchat and his three brothers into animals. He turned one into a pig, one into a donkey, one into a camel, and one into a goat.
- Ahmed didn’t become a pig, and he wasn’t a goat
- Sharif wasn’t a camel, and he wasn’t a pig
- If Ahmed was not a camel, Omar was not a pig
- Abou didn’t become a goat, and he was not a pig
- Omar was not a goat nor was he a camel
What did each of the brothers become?Riddle Answer