Friday, October 23, 2009

Riddle Time

You don't have to answer them all to submit an answer, just pick one and go for it.

1. In cubic feet, how much dirt is in a hole 3 feet long, 3 feet deep, and 3 feet wide?

2. A dead man is found in a locked room, hanging from the ceiling 4 ft. above the floor. The room is completely empty, except for a puddle of water below him. How did he die?

3. Two brothers were talking. One said, "I am fed up with living in Birmingham because I have to drive all the time. Why don't we move to London?" His brother replied, "But that would mean that I would have to drive all the time."

4. There is a clothing store in Bartlesville. The owner has devised his own method of pricing items. A vest costs $20, socks cost $25, a tie costs $15 and a blouse costs $30. Using the method, how much would a pair of underwear cost?

5. Dave and Brad, two popular politicians, met at a club to discuss the overthrow of their party leader. They each ordered a vodka on the rocks. Brad downed his and ordered another. He then drank his second in a gulp and decided to wait before he ordered a third. Meanwhile, Dave, who was sipping his drink, suddenly fell forward dead. Both men were setup for an assassination. Why did Dave die and Brad live?


  1. #1 0 dirt. it's a hole
    #2 stood on a block of ice
    #3 isn't a riddle
    #4 whatever he wants
    #5 Brad's assassin had not killed him...yet.

  2. also, # 3 their siamese twins

  3. #4 underwear would cost $45, he is charging $5 a letter

  4. #5 they were supposed to kill each other. Brad won.

  5. 1. It's a hole, no dirt.
    2. Standing on a block of ice.
    3. They are cojoined/siamese twins.
    4. $5/letter = $45
    5. Poisoned ice. Brad drank his too fast for the ice to melt.

  6. I always heard number 2 as am man hanging with no puddle of did he die.

  7. #4 I keep trying the $5/letter trick but it never seems to work on "hat". I only come up with $10. Anyone know why?

  8. Jake - I think it's because you bought the hat in Humble on a very humid day

  9. yes vanessa, you're very umorous

  10. Hambone,
    Just because we figured out where you were going with #3, doesn't make it an actual riddle. It's just a couple of declaratory sentences.

    MB3K, Declaratory sentences are the ones that end in a period (.). Interrogatory sentences are the ones that end in question marks (?). (See your comment on the Halloween cartoon.)

    Vanessa, Do you think Jake's favorite historical figure is Herbert Hoover or Howard Hughes?

  11. Herbert Hoover, definitely. I think actual silent h's (like the h in Hughes) confuse him.