Five Riddles For You

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  1. MRSH

    MRSH Supporting Member

    [FONT=&quot]1. A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms. The first is full of raging fires, the second is full of assassins with loaded guns, and the third is full of lions that haven't eaten in 3 years. Which room is safest for him?

    2. A woman shoots her husband. Then she holds him under water for over 5 minutes. Finally, she hangs him. But 5 minutes later they both go out and enjoy a wonderful dinner together. How can this be?

    3. What is black when you buy it, red when you use it, and gray when you throw it away?

    4. Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Wednesday, Friday, or Sunday?

    5. This is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious as to just how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. It looks so ordinary and plain that you would think nothing was wrong with it. In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is highly unusual though. Study it and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit, you might find out. Try to do so without any coaching!

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  3. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    1) The lions?
    2) no idea
    3) no idea either
    4) yesterday, today and tomorrow
    5) there's no letter 'e' in it
     
  4. chrisgs

    chrisgs Member

    1) The lions because they'd be dead?
    2) 'Shoot' as in 'take a photo' - don't know about the water - then hangs the photo?
    3) Something to do with reading??
    4) Lundi, Mardi, Mercredi
    5) No 'e', as Jan said!
     
  5. Darth_Tuba

    Darth_Tuba Active Member

    Charcoal possibly? Black when you buy it, red when it's lit on the BBQ and grey when it's finished with.
     
  6. scotchgirl

    scotchgirl Active Member

    1) the lions would be dead
    2) takes a photo, develops it, leaves it to dry
    3) Coal
    4) Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
    5) There's no letter 'e' in the whole thing
     
  7. JesTperfect!

    JesTperfect! Member

    Ok, I got the lions one.

    I can't pretend I got number two. Or three

    4) Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day?

    5) No e's....I got that one :)
     
  8. Leyfy

    Leyfy Active Member

    None of them, he is condemned to death ;)
     
  9. Leyfy

    Leyfy Active Member

    2. Taking a picture and develping it (thanks to Essex Elvis for this answer ;) )

    3. Coal
     
  10. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member


    Except that it is one thing being condemned to death, but quite another actually having the sentence carried out (witness various US prisioners who have spent years on death row)
     
  11. Magic Flute

    Magic Flute Supporting Member

    1. - Didn't get that one
    2. - Didn't get that one either
    3. - Newspaper? - play on the word/ spelling 'red'?
    4. - Yesterday, today, tomorrow? - (as already suggested!)
    5. - No 'e' - again got beaten to giving the answer to that one!
     
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