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Riddle me this


15 Nov 2002
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 three years. Which room is safest for him?

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

3. There are two plastic jugs filled with water. How
could you put all of this water into a barrel, without
using the jugs or any dividers, and still tell which
water came from which jug?

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

5. Can you name three consecutive days without using
the words Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,
Friday, Saturday, or Sunday?

6. This is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious how
quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it.
It looks so plain you would think nothing is wrong
with it. In fact, nothing is wrong with it!
It is 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.

Answers below...


1. The third. Lions that haven't eaten in three years
are dead.

2. The woman was a photographer. She shot a picture of
her husband, developed it, and hung it up to dry.

3. Freeze them first. Take them out of the jugs, and
put the ice in the barrel. You will be able to tell
which water came from which jug.

4. The answer is Charcoal.

5. Sure you can: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow!

6. The letter "e," which is the most common letter in
the English language, does not appear even once in the
long paragraph.
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