Top 10 Popular Riddles

Top 10 Popular Riddles


Popular Puzzles 1 : Probability Riddle Loaded Revolver
Difficulty ★★☆☆☆     Popularity ★★★★★

Henry has been caught stealing cattle, and is brought into town for justice. The judge is his ex-wife Gretchen, who wants to show him some sympathy, but the law clearly calls for two shots to be taken at Henry from close range. To make things a little better for Henry, Gretchen tells him she will place two bullets into a six-chambered revolver in successive order. She will spin the chamber, close it, and take one shot. If Henry is still alive, she will then either take another shot, or spin the chamber again before shooting.

Henry is a bit incredulous that his own ex-wife would carry out the punishment, and a bit sad that she was always such a rule follower. He steels himself as Gretchen loads the chambers, spins the revolver, and pulls the trigger. Whew! It was blank. Then Gretchen asks, 'Do you want me to pull the trigger again, or should I spin the chamber a second time before pulling the trigger?'

What should Henry choose?

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Popular Puzzles 2 : Alexander Puzzle
Difficulty ★★★★☆     Popularity ★★★★★


Alexander is stranded on an island covered in forest.

One day, when the wind is blowing from the west, lightning strikes the west end of the island and sets fire to the forest. The fire is very violent, burning everything in its path, and without intervention the fire will burn the whole island, killing the man in the process.

There are cliffs around the island, so he cannot jump off.

How can the Alexander survive the fire? (There are no buckets or any other means to put out the fire)

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Popular Puzzles 3 : Crime puzzle
Difficulty ★☆☆☆☆     Popularity ★★★★★


There is a certain crime, that if it is attempted, is punishable, but if it is committed, is not punishable. What is the crime?

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Popular Puzzles 4 : Murder Mystery Humour Riddle
Difficulty ★★☆☆☆     Popularity ★★★★★


A donkey behind another donkey
I'm behind that second donkey
But there is a whole nation behind me

It is a murder you can describe in a word.

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Popular Puzzles 5 : Challenging Puzzle
Difficulty ★★★★☆     Popularity ★★★★★


Outside a room there are three light switches. One of switch is connected to a light bulb inside the room.
Each of the three switches can be either 'ON' or 'OFF'.

You are allowed to set each switch the way you want it and then enter the room(note: you can enter the room only once)

Your task is to then determine which switch controls the bulb ??

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Popular Puzzles 6 : Hard Math Riddle
Difficulty ★★★★☆     Popularity ★★★★★


Take 9 from 6, 10 from 9, 50 from 40 and leave 6.

How Come ??

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Popular Puzzles 7 : Cricket Puzzle
Difficulty ★★★☆☆     Popularity ★★★★★


Two batsman each on 94 runs. Seven runs needed to win in last 3 balls. Both make 100*. How?

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Popular Puzzles 8 : Famous Riddle
Difficulty ★★☆☆☆     Popularity ★★★★★


On my way to St. Ives I saw a man with 7 wives. Each wife had 7 sacks. Each sack had 7 cats. Each cat had 7 kittens. Kitten, cats, sacks, wives. How many were going to St. Ives?

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Popular Puzzles 9 : World Most Famous Riddle
Difficulty ★★★☆☆     Popularity ★★★★★


What came first, the chicken or the egg?

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Popular Puzzles 10 : November Riddle
Difficulty ★★★☆☆     Popularity ★★★★★


A man is sitting in a pub feeling rather poor. He sees the man next to him pull a wad of £50 notes out of his wallet.
He turns to the rich man and says to him,
'I have an amazing talent; I know almost every song that has ever existed.'
The rich man laughs.
The poor man says, 'I am willing to bet you all the money you have in your wallet that I can sing a genuine song with a lady's name of your choice in it.'
The rich man laughs again and says, 'OK, how about my daughter's name, Joanna Armstrong-Miller?'
The rich man goes home poor. The poor man goes home rich.

What song did he sing?

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Last Updated:2011-11-26

3 comments:

  1. nice riddles,some are marvellous.

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  2. These riddles are brain teasers. I was looking forward to real riddles. But these are good too but others are better.

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  3. These riddles are brain teasers. I was looking forward to real riddles. But these are good too but others are better.

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