Riddles 101

I decided to spice things up a little and post a few riddles on here that I found online. Go ahead … read them and try and see if you can solve them. You know you wanna! If you think you’ve found a solution, post it in the comments section or post them in your own blog and leave a comment telling us you’ve done so and we’ll come and check it out! I’ll post the answers to the riddles tomorrow, so come back and see if you got it right! Have some good ‘ole riddle fun!

Riddle #1:

A “Wise King” devised a contest to see who would receive the Princess’ hand in marriage.

The Princess was put in a 50×50 foot carpeted room. Each of her four suitors were put in one corner of the room with a small box to stand on. The first one to touch the Princess’ hand would be the winner and become the new King.

The rules of the test were that the contestants could not walk over the carpet, cross the plane of the carpet, or hang from anything; nor could they use anything but their body and wits (i.e. no magic or telepathy, nor any items such as ladders, block and tackles, etc.).

One suitor figured out a way and married the Princess and became the new King.

How did he figure it out?

Uhm. He asked the princess to come to him?

Riddle #2:

A 6-foot tall Magician had a water glass and was holding the glass above his head. He let it drop to the carpet without spilling a single drop of water.

How could he manage to drop the glass from a height of six feet and not spill a drop of water?

No water in the glass to begin with, so he can’t spill it.

Riddle #3:

A babysitter came over one day to babysit 10 children. She decided to give them a snack. In a jar there were 10 cookies. She wants to give each one a cookie, but still keep one in the jar. How will she do it? (WITHOUT BREAKING ANY COOKIES – EACH CHILD HAS TO GET A WHOLE!)

Hrm. Well, all I can think of is why on earth would she want to leave one in the jar? maybe she gave the last kid the jar with the cookie still in it?

Riddle #4:

A beggar’s brother died, but the man who died had no brother.

How could this be?

Because the beggar was his sister

Riddle #5:

A black dog stands in the middle of an intersecton in a town painted black. None of the street lights are working due to a power failure caused by a storm. A car with two broken headlights drives towards the dog but turns in time to avoid hitting him. How could the driver have seen the dog in time?

Because it was daylight.