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5 Popular Riddles to Jumpstart Your Day

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If your coffee, energy drinks, or a quick walk around your desk isn’t cutting it today, why not try a few riddles to get those brain juices flowing?

Here are 5 that are well-tested and loved.

#5. Remove the poison.

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A serial killer kidnapped a man and presented him with a plate filled with liquid poison, a matchbox with only one match, a glass, and a slice of lemon. Under the poison is a secret code that will set the victim free – he must remove the poison to find it but he cannot touch or move the plate.

He has one minute to complete the task. How can he do it?

 

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#5. How can he move the poison without touching or moving the plate?

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Stick the match in the lemon and light it, then cover it with the glass. The flame needs oxygen, and will suck it, along with the poison, up inside the glass to get it – leaving the code exposed.

 

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#4. The Suitors

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An old king had only one daughter with many suitors, so the daughter devised a test. She gave each prince a seed and told the suitors that the prince who grew the largest plant would win her hand.

Three months later, the suitors returned. The princess surprisingly chose the prince with the empty pot.

Why?

 

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#4. Why did the prince with the empty pot win?

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The princess gave them fake seeds because she wanted an honest husband – the one she chose did not swap the fake seed for a real one in an attempt to win.

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#3. The Princess in the Tower

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A princess was locked inside a 50m high tower with nothing but a rope that’s only 25m long. Still, she escaped. We know she cut the rope in the middle, but how did she use it to escape?

 

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#3. How did the princess escape the 50m tower with a 25m rope?

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She cut the rope in half lengthways and then tied the halves together to double its length.

 

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#2. Find the Killer

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There are four friends – Anne, Dan, Bill, and Josh. One of them is a serial killer – can you figure out who based on the clues below?

  1. Anne and Dan met two months ago and fell in love at first sight.
  2. Last night, Bill went for a walk with one of the innocent friends.
  3. Anne and Josh celebrated Christmas together.
  4. Dan knows the killer from school.
  5. Last month, the killer was paralyzed from the waist down.

 

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#2. Who is the serial killer?

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The killer is Josh.

  1. Dan has known the killer since school, so it cannot be Anne, since they met only two months ago.
  2. That means Dan is also innocent, since he he knew the killer in high school.
  3. The killer was paralyzed last month, so it cannot be Bill, since he went for a walk the night before.

 

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#1. Kidnapped!

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There are three men who have been kidnapped and locked in a room. The only way to escape is a window high up above them, and since they only need to get one man out in order to get help, they try standing on each other’s shoulders.

They’re still a few inches short of the window, though. What should they do?

 

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#1. How can the three men get one of them out the window?

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Put the man with the longest arms at the top.

 

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