Long Riddles

Long riddles with answers test your problem solving skills. These lengthy puzzles test your ability to piece together information and find the answer.

100 Statements

There are hundred statements.

Statement 1: At least one of these statements is false.
Statement 2: At least two of these statements are false.
Statement 3: At least three of these statements are false.
Statement 4: At least four of these statements are false.

Statement 100: At least a hundred of these statements are false.

What is the maximum number of statements that can be true?

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Mystery of the Ancient Temple

Once upon a time there existed a temple in India which housed three identical idols which spoke to the devotees.

The idols were of – God of Truth, which always spoke the truth; God of Falsehood, which always lied; and God of Diplomacy which sometimes spoke the truth and at other times lied.

The pilgrims come from all parts of the world to get their questions answered by the Gods. But there was a problem. As the idols were indistinguishable, devotees were not sure from which idol to ask their questions and in turn they did not know which God has answered and whether to believe it or not.

Once a wise man visited the temple. He asked the question: “Which God is seated at the centre?” to all the three idols. The idol on the left, centre and right replied God of Truth, God of Diplomacy and God of Falsehood respectively. The wise man at once proclaimed that he had solved the mystery of the temple.

How?

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Japanese Ship Thief

A Japanese ship was en route in the open sea. The Japanese captain went for a shower removing his diamond ring and Rolex watch on the table. When he returned, his valuables were missing. The captain immediately called the five suspected crew members and asked each one where and what he was doing for the last 15 minutes.

The Filipino cook in a heavy overcoat said, “I was in fridge room getting meat for cooking.”

The Indian Engineer with a torch in hand said, “I was working on generator engine.”

The Sri Lankan seaman said, “I was on the mast (top of the ship) correcting the flag which was upside down by mistake.”

The British radio officer said, “I was messaging to company that we are reaching the next port in 72 hours. From now that is Wednesday morning at 10 AM.

The British navigation officer said, “I am on night watch, so sleeping in my cabin.”

The captain caught the thief who apparently lied. So who is the thief?

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Homicide Detective

A homicide detective is called at a crime scene. A man is lying dead in front of an abandoned building. It is believed that the man jumped out of a window off the abandoned building and committed suicide.

The detective asks his team to collect evidence and he heads towards the building. He goes to the first floor and towards the room that is on the front side. Inside the room, he lights a cigarette, walks towards the window facing the dead body, opens the window and throws out the cigarette. He then goes to the second floor and repeats the same process.

He keeps doing the same thing till he is done with all the floors and then takes the lift to the ground floor. Upon reaching there, he informs the team that it is not a suicide but a murder.

How did he know that it was a not a suicide?

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Poisoned Apple

Lucretia Borgia invited a prospective victim to lunch. They ate a hearty meal of roast venison, with a selection of fresh vegetables, all washed down with the finest wine imported from Bordeaux in France.

After the meal they finished off with figs and grapes freshly picked.

“Just one apple left”, said Lucretia, “I insist you have that. “No”, said the guest, “I couldn’t”. “Tell you what”, said Lucretia, “we will share it”, and promptly sliced it neatly in two with her sharpest knife. The guest and Lucretia started to eat their respective halves when suddenly the guest’s eyes rolled towards the ceiling and he keeled over backwards stone dead.

“Another victim successfully despatched,” thought Lucretia.

Why was Lucretia not poisoned after eating the apple?

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