A man wishes to reach the island in the middle of an ornamental lake without getting wet. The island is 20 feet from each edge of the pond (see diagram) and he has two planks each 19 feet long. How does he get across?Riddle Answer
A blind beggar had a brother who died. What relation was the blind beggar to the brother who died? (“Brother” is not the answer.)Riddle Answer
Below are nine horses located in a squared fenced meadow. Can you construct two more square fences so that each horse will be in a fenced area by itself?
When the postman arrived at the Smith home to deliver mail through a slot in the front door, he was surprised to find the Smiths had acquired a vicious dog. The dog was fastened to a tree by a chain just long enough to reach the front door. The dog growled and bared its teeth.
How did the clever postman outwit the dog and reach the door safely?Riddle Answer
You have 20 buckets of blocks, a knife, and a weighing scale. Each bucket has 100 blocks. 19 of the buckets have blocks that weigh 16oz each, and one bucket has blocks that weigh 17oz each. How do you figure out which bucket has the 17oz blocks by weighing only once?Riddle Answer