My Jokes and Riddles
Ages: 13-14
Thinking Outside The Box - Riddles
Zielle S.
7/28/2016


You are running in a race and overtake the person in second place. What position are you in now?

How can you stick 10 pins into a balloon without it popping? (fun fact: you can actually stick a skewer through a balloon without popping it. Simply rub dish washing liquid over the skewer and stick it in a balloon! :)

You meet a mother with two children. She tells you that one of them is a boy. What is the probability that the other is also a boy?

A mother and father have two daughters who were born on the same day of the same month of the same year, but are not twins. How are they related to each other?

Some children are raking leaves on their street. They gather 7 piles at one house, 4 piles at another, and 5 piles at another. When they put them all together, how many piles do they have?

Acting on an anonymous phone call, the police raid a house to arrest a suspected murderer. They don't know what he looks like but they know his name is John, and that he is in the house. Inside they find a mechanic, a lorry driver, a mechanic and a fireman playing poker. Without hesitation or communication of any kind, they arrest the fireman. How do they know they have their man?

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1. Stick them in an unflated balloon.
2. 1 out of 2.
3. They are two out of a set of triplets.
4. 1
5. The lorry driver, the carpenter and the mechanic are all women. Notice it read fireman, not firefighter?

If you got...
1 right, give yourself a thumbs up and comment a pointing smiley.
2 right, give yourself a fist bump and comment a star.
3 right, give yourself a high five and comment a sunglasses dude.
4 right, give yourself a high ten and comment a clapping smiley.
All 5 right, give yourself all those 4 things above, congratulate yourself and comment a clown.
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