Alphabet of Riddles

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Riddles  |  House: Booksie Classic
26 riddles for those who like their brain teased and poached. When leaving comments, please don't scroll down to find the answers before yougive them a good go. Also, please specify which riddle you are answering, i.e. E=The answer is he was a purple goose (it's not).

Submitted: August 25, 2009

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Submitted: August 25, 2009

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Amanda shoots her husband, then dunks him under water for two minutes, then hangs him. Yet, the next day, they go for a romantic walk in the park. How is he still alive?
Bert is lying in the middle of a field. His backpack is unopened, and he is dead. Why?
Clarissa, a flight attendant, tells the passengers and crew to turn off all electrical equipment as it may interfere with the flight while they are taking off. The plane crashes and everyone dies. Whose fault is it?
Derek, a magician, told an audience member that he could stay under water for five minutes. The boy replied that he could stay under water for 10 minutes without any scuba equipment or breathing equipment. Derek told the boy to show him, and the boy did so. How?
Edith went out at the beach, dressed nicely in her pink cap, purple bathing suit and yellow flippers, and when she heard an alarm, she died. Why?
Ferdinand had only a block of ice, a beam hanging from the roof and a rope in his house, but he hung himself successfully. How?
George and Georgina were sitting together, they were both reading. The lights suddenly went out, so George went to bed, but Georgina kept reading. How could she if the lights were out?
Hattie died of thirst but, the strangest thing, she died in her own house. How?
Ivan has a head and tail, but no body. What is he?
Jill can guess anyone’s exact weight just by looking at them. She will look at them for two seconds, and then hand them a slip with their correct answer on it. How?
Kim knows of something that is broken every time it is spoken. What is it?
Lily’s father has five daughters; Pipi, Popo, Papa, Pupu and a fifth. What is the fifth girl’s name?
Martin is sure that a black house is made of black bricks, and a pink house is made of pink bricks. He also knows that a blue house is made of blue bricks. But what is a greenhouse made out of?
Nora opened a book on the shelf and, without looking at the cover, knew exactly all the details of the book; the author, the series of events, every single character’s name. What was the book?
Oscar is a parent, along with his wife, to four daughters. All of the daughters have one brother. How many people in the family?
Penelope killed hundreds of people, but no-one can put her in jail. Why?
Queen Ezra, a sorceress, took three peasants from the village and turned them into identical rose bushes. One man came to the castle and begged that he could take his rosebush wife home, just for one night. The sorceress agreed, and he took her. Queen Ezra took her through the rainy night and brought her back. The next morning, Ezra said that she would turn the peasant’s wife back into a woman if the peasant could guess which one was his wife. He guessed correctly. How did he know?
Robert knows of something that is, “the start of eternity, the end of time and space, the beginning of each end, and end of every place”. What is this thing?
Steven is in love with Sarah, but Sam, a doctor, is also in love with her. Before they went out together, Steven gave Sarah a type of fruit. What fruit and why?
Tina was out on a field, running. She ran forward, then turned, then kept running then turned again. She ran, then turned, and for the last time she ran to a certain point. When she got to that point, there was a masked man waiting for her. Why?
Una has thought of something that can only be one colour, but a million sizes. It does not feel any pain, but it dies with too much light. What is it?
Victor has found that one side of a cat has more fur than the other. He, without researching the fact, knows this is true. It applies to every cat in the world. Which side has more fur?
Winona can think of something that, when it bites things, binds them together. Its victims do not have any blood or skin. It is easy to kill it, and it will not attack you. What is it? (Please don’t say vampire)
Xavier is stuck in a room with only a piece of paper. He can rip it up as much as he wants, but he must escape. How?
Yorick, a medieval king, ave each of his sons enough gold to buy something that could fill the room. He would give the kingdom to the boy that could do so. The eldest failed in filling it with water, which kept seeping out, and the middle failed by filling it with hay. The youngest succeeded by buying one stick. How?
Zelda knows something which flatters us if we find it, and frustrates us if we don’t. It can be passed along at a party, but you cannot drop it. It can be changed into a billion forms. What is it?


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