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Riddles
See if you can figure out the answers! (If you're a blonde, you should be here instead).
These riddles probably aren't as difficult as competing in dragon games way back when, but they are fairly challenging brain teasers! See if you can figure them out - if you can solve every one of them, you must be some sort of riddle-solving monster creature... or a genius.

Riddle #1
A sheik announced that a race would decide which of his two sons would inherit all his wealth. The sons were to ride their camels to a certain distant city. The son whose camel reached the city last would be given all the sheik's wealth.

The two sons set out on the journey. After severals days of aimless wandering, they met and agreed to seek the advice of a wiseman. After listening to the wiseman's advice, the two sons rode the camels as quickly as possible to the designated city.

They did not agree to split the wealth, and their father's decree was to be followed.
What was it that the wiseman told the two sons?

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Riddle #2
A man wanted to enter an exclusive club but did not know the password that was required. He waited by the door and listened. A club member knocked on the door and the doorman said, "twelve." The member replied, "six " and was let in. A second member came to the door and the doorman said, "six." The member replied, "three" and was let in. The man thought he had heard enough and walked up to the door. The doorman said ,"ten" and the man replied, "five." But he was not let in.

What should have he said?

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Riddle #3
A man while looking at a photograph said, "Brothers and sisters have I none. That man's father is my father's son."

Who was the person in the photograph?

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Riddle #4
This guy living on the 20th floor in an apartment building got up early each morning to go to work in a downtown store. He always went into the elevator on the 20th floor and rode down to the entrance (1st floor). When he came home he always rode the elevator from the entrance and up to the 8th floor. He walked out of the elevator and walked the stairs up to his apartment on the 20th floor.

Why didn't he take the elevator all the way up to his apartment?

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Riddle #5
David was out for a walk when it started to rain. He did not have an umbrella and he wasn't wearing a hat. His clothes were soaked, yet not a single hair on his head got wet.

How could this happen?

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Riddle #6
If you divide thirty by one half and add ten plus two, what would the answer be?

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Riddle #7
How many animals of each kind did Moses take aboard the ark?

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Riddle #8
A man leaves home and, after making three left turns, he ends up back at home, and finds two masked men waiting for him.

What is happening?

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Riddle #9
A vacationing family sitting around the campfire has the following conversation:
1. Father: What day is it? I am sure it isn't Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
2. Mother: Well that's not very helpful dear. Besides yesterday was Friday.
3. Father: No, now that I think about it, yesterday wasn't Friday, tomorrow is Friday.
4. Junior: The day after tomorrow is Thursday.
5. Susie: You are nuts. Tomorrow is Thursday.
6. Mother: Actually, it's probably Thursday today.
7. Junior: All we know for sure is that it wasn't Sunday yesterday.
If only one statement above is true, what day of the week is it?

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Riddle #10
Note: This riddle must be done in your head and not using paper and pen. Take 1000 and add 40 to it. Now add another 1000. Now add 30. Now add another 1000. Now add 20. Now add another 1000. Now add 10.
What is the total?

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Riddle #11
Which is correct to say?
The yolk of the egg are white, or the yolk of the egg is white?

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Riddle #12
A bus driver was heading down a street in Colorado. He went right past a stop sign without stopping, he turned left where there was a "no left turn" sign, and he went the wrong way on a one-way street. Then he went on the left side of the road past a cop car. The cop did nothing, because he didn't break any traffic laws. Why not?

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Riddle #13
When Miss Mae purchased her new parrot, the salesman assured her that it would repeat any word it heard. About a week later, Miss Mae returned the parrot complaining it hadn't uttered a single word. The salesman had spoken the truth about the parrot's abilities. Miss Mae had said words to the parrot, but the parrot did not repeat them. Why didn't the bird talk?

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Riddle #14
Tom and Jerry, two popular politicians, met at a club to discuss the overthrow of their party leader. They each ordered vodka on the rocks. Jerry downed his and ordered another. He then drank his second in a gulp and decided to wait before he ordered a third. Meanwhile, Tom, who was sipping his first drink, suddenly fell forward dead. Both men had been setup for an assassination. Why did Tom die, yet Jerry lived?

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Riddle #15
If you have me you want to share me. If you share me, you won't have me. What am I?

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Riddle #16
How many bricks does it take to complete a building made of brick?

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Riddle #17
Peter celebrated his birthday on one day, and two days later his identical twin brother, Paul, celebrated his birthday. How could this be?

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Riddle #18
What is so fragile that when you say its name you break it?

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Riddle #19
All the electricity was out in town and none of the street lights or traffic signals had power. A dark limousine was cruising down the newly paved blacktop, with its headlights off. A young boy dressed totally in black (with no reflectors) stepped out to cross the street. The moon wasn't out and the boy had no flashlight, yet the driver stopped to let the boy cross the street. How did the driver see the boy?

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Riddle #20
Pronounced as one letter,
But look and you'll see,
That really I'm written with three.
I'm read from both ends,
The same either way.

What am I? (It is not the word "eye")

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