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Favorite Riddles


wvsun • April 10, 2012

About this Splore

Do you have a question or statement phrased so as to require ingenuity in finding its answer or meaning? If so, your contribution is welcome whether it is easy to solve or requires more thought.

Contributions Last updated 10 months ago

wvsun (Creator) • June 25 at 6:22pm

What is X: (X + 15)½ + (X)½ = 15


wvsun (Creator) • August 28, 2013 at 10:07am

1000 pennies

You are given 1000 pennies and told that they are yours if you can divide them into 10 piles in such a way that if someone asks you for any number of pennies from one to 1000 you can give it to them through a combination of the piles.

This is the deal I made to an eight-year-old grandson (Christopher) about 10 years ago. He must have put the pennies aside and not given them any more thought. At least, he was honest enough not to spend them without solving the puzzle. Yesterday as he and his older brother (Josh) were getting ready to head off to college and looking for some change to give them a little more spending money, they came across a bag with some pennies in it and Josh asked “are these the puzzle pennies Grandpa gave you?” Christopher replied, “No, those are under my bed.” They retrieved the pennies and called me for a clarification of the puzzle. A short time later they called back to let me know they had solved the puzzle. I don’t remember exactly how I solved it, but their method was very clever and straightforward.


Anonymous • July 18, 2013 at 8:06am

There was a man who was born before his father, killed his mother, and married his sister. Yet, there was nothing wrong with what he had done. Why?


wvsun (Creator) • March 10, 2013 at 8:49pm

What is the law?

You are in a place called Jack's world and there is only one Law. There is a mirror, but no reflection. There is pizza with cheese, but not sausage. There is pepper, but no salt. There is a door, yet no entrance or exit.


wvsun (Creator) • November 6, 2012 at 6:31am

Word of the day

Can you unscramble the letters, TEALOLREC, to form the word of the day?


Anonymous • October 7, 2012 at 2:37pm

Next two letters

What are the next two letters in this series: A E F H I K L M ?


Linda P • September 10, 2012 at 4:24am

Unique word

What word can be written forward, backward or upside down, and still be read from left to right?


Anonymous • September 2, 2012 at 1:25pm

Two words are transposed

When does a love letter turn into a tractor?


Anonymous • August 22, 2012 at 9:02am

What am I?

Look at me. I can bring a smile to your face, A tear to your eye, or even a thought to your mind. But, I can't be seen. What am I?


wvsun (Creator) • August 10, 2012 at 3:23pm

Chicken or egg?

Can you answer the ancient question: Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

With a little thought, you can get the correct answer.

If you want some clues, start a dialogue with comments.


Anonymous • July 18, 2012 at 1:04pm

One word

What one word does the following describe:

It’s greater than God,

More evil than the devil,

Rich people need it,

Poor people have it,

And if you eat it, you will die.

Fact: 80% of the Kindergartners polled go it, only 17 % of the Stanford Graduates polled got it.


wvsun (Creator) • May 19, 2012 at 11:39am

For its brevity, its simplicity, and its difficulty, this problem has some claim to be the best lateral thinking problem ever.

A man walked into a bar and asked the barman for a glass of water. They had never met before. The barman pulled a gun from under the counter and pointed it at the man. The man said “Thank you” and walked out. Why should this be so?


wvsun (Creator) • May 14, 2012 at 8:11am

A happy neutron

A neutron walks into a bar and asks how much for a drink? What did the bartender say that pleased the neutron?


David • May 13, 2012 at 10:28pm

Forward I'm heavy, backward I'm not.


Anonymous • April 24, 2012 at 11:05am

The single statement

An explorer was captured by a tribe whose chief decided the man should die. The chief was a very logical man and gave the explorer a choice. The explorer was to make a single statement. If it were true, he would be thrown over a high cliff. If it were false, he would be eaten by lions.

What statement did the clever explorer make that forced the chief to let him go?


Anonymous • April 22, 2012 at 8:12pm

Three new words

What three letter word can prefix the following three words to make three new words? Ache, Nest, and Drum.


Linda P • April 12, 2012 at 5:29am

What am I?

Look at me. I can bring a smile to your face, a tear to your eye, or even a thought to your mind. But I can't be seen. What am I?


Anonymous • April 11, 2012 at 3:52pm

Can't fly but can?

What's the only mammal that can't fly that can fly?


Anonymous • April 11, 2012 at 3:28pm

Perfect picture!

The picture of David Tennant is perfect for the riddles splore.


Barbara • April 11, 2012 at 10:46am

Prison? Nope.

A man was to be sentenced and the judge told him, "You may make a statement. If it is true, I'll sentence you to 4 years in prison. If it is false, I'll sentence you to 6 years in prison." After the man made his statement, the judge let him go free. What did the man say?