Logic Riddles

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Add it up

Add it up

Two American coins add up to thirty cents, but one of them is not a nickel. What coins are they?

A quarter and a nickel. One of them is not a nickel, and that?s the quarter.
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Butcher

Butcher

If a butcher is six foot tall, what does he weigh?

Meat
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Electric train

Electric train

If an electric train is going north to south and the wind is blowing east to west where will its smoke go?

nowhere because electric trains do not have smoke.
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What is it?

What is it?

The more you have of it, the less you see. What is it

Darkness
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The Clever Bride

The Clever Bride

There was once a bride who lived with her husband and mother-in-law. The bride was very fond of chick peas. The mother-in-law had a barrel full of chick peas in the kitchen. Every couple of days the bride would steal some chick peas and roast them in secret. Eventually, the barrel became half-empty and the mother-in-law became suspicious of the bride because she was new to the household and no one had ever taken the chick peas before. The bride knew of her suspicious. Once when they were cleaning the kitchen, the bride found a chick pea on the floor. She said three words to the mother-in-law that made the mother-in-law think she didn’t take the chick peas. What were they?

"What is this?" If she didn't know what a chick pea was, why would she steal them?
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Friday

Friday

A cowboy rode in on friday but left three days latter on friday. How is that Posible?

The horses name is Friday
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What’s her name?

What’s her name?

Mary’s mother has 3 daughters, the first’s name is May, the second’s name is June. What is the third daughter’s name?

Mary!
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Thin dog, Fat dog

Thin dog, Fat dog

Two dogs are sitting on a porch – a fat dog and a thin dog. The little dog is the son of the fat dog, but the fat dog is not the father of the thin dog. Can you explain?

The fat dog is the mother.
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The Watering Hole

The Watering Hole

A zebra is walking to the watering hole when on the way he notices 5 giraffes. Swinging from each of the giraffes’ necks are 12 monkeys. Hanging from the tails of each monkey are 7 birds. On each of the birds’ backs are 4 little frogs. In each of the frogs’ mouths are 2 flies. How many animals were going to the watering hole?

Only 1. The zebra only SAW the animals on the way to the watering hole. But none of them except for the zebra were going to the watering hole.
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The Sticks of Truth

The Sticks of Truth

Long ago in India judges traveled from village to village. One day a judge stopped at an inn to rest, but the innkeeper was very upset. Some one had just that day stolen his daughter’s golden ring. The judge told him not to worry and had all of the guests gather so that he could question them. When he could not figure out from their answers who the thief was, the judge decided to use some old magic. He told them all he was going to have to use the sticks of truth.

“These are magic sticks,” he explained,”that will catch the theif.”

He gave each guest a stick to keep under their bed during the night.

“The stick belonging to the theif will grow two inches in the night. At breakfast we will compare sticks and catch the theif.”

The next morning the judge had all the guests come to his table and hold their sticks up next to his to see if they were longer. None had grown any longer.

Then suddenly the judge called out, “This is the theif! Her stick is shorter than all the rest.”

Once caught, the woman gave the ring back and confessed. All the guests were confused. The judge had said the longest stick would be the theif’s, but instead it was the shortest stick. Why?

None of the sticks were magical. The only one worrying about being caught was the theif. She had cut off two inches of her stick during the night so she wouldn't be caught. But the sticks weren't magical, so her stick ended up being two inches shorter.
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St. Ives

St. Ives

While I was on my way to St. Ives I met a man with seven wives. Each wife had seven sacks. Each sack had seven cats. Each cat had seven kittens. Wives sacks, cats, and kittens, how many were there on there way to St. Ives?

One. The riddle asks how many where on their way to St. Ives, not how many people or things where on the road.
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