Brain Teaser (Riddles)

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Janalynn, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. Janalynn

    Janalynn New Member

    1. Name an English word of more than 2 letters that both begins and ends with the letters "he" in that order. There are two possible answers. "hehe" is not acceptable.

    2. A man was found murdered on Sunday morning. His wife immediately called the police. The police questioned the wife and staff and got their alibis:

    The Wife said she was sleeping.
    The Cook was cooking breakfast.
    The Gardener was picking vegetables.
    The Maid was getting the mail.
    The Butler was cleaning the closet.

    The police instantly arrested the murderer. Who did it and how did they know?

    3. Cross out six letters and you'll find a word that we should know. The word must be spelled out in order.


    4. Rearrange the following letters to make just one word.

    5. Forward and forward I go, never looking back. My limit no one knows, more of me do they lack. Like a river I do flow, and an eagle I fly. Now can you guess, what am I?

    ***Don't read others replies if you want to post your answers without seeing others.***
  2. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    2. The maid was arrested. Can't get mail on Sunday.

    But, of course, maybe this was in some country where mail is delivered on
    Sunday. Or maybe she was picking up Saturday's mail 'cause no one had picked
    it up the day before.

    Or maybe she was getting the mail from the upstairs music room where
    it had been advertently left previously.

    I really doubt that the police had probable cause for an arrest.

    5. The riddle about "forward and backward" goes back at least to the
    Middle Ages. The original answer was "Blood". Over the centuries the
    answer changed. Come to think of it, so did the clues.

    I would guess the answer is time, but, so far as I know, time doesn't go
    backward. If it does, it spells "emit".

    Can't figure out the other problems, so I will leave them for those more canny
    and capable.

  3. TigerLilea

    TigerLilea Active Member

    1 - headache
    2 - the maid (mail doesn't get delivered on Sundays)
    3 - bananas
    4 - ?
    5 - ?
  4. Janalynn

    Janalynn New Member

    You guys are good!!

    1. The two words that start and end in he. are heartache and headache.

    2. The maid is correct. The mail does NOT come on Sundays.

    3. Cross out SIX LETTERS. (literally cross out S I X L E T T E R S) you're left w/ BANANAS

    4. just one word

    5. Time

    I only got 2, 4!
  5. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    I'm still waiting for someone to explain to me how time goes backwards.

    Of course, there was the famous poem that begins:
    Backward, turn backward, Oh time in thy flight.
    Make me a child again, just for tonight.

    I read that the Greeks thought time went backwards, but this is such a
    foreign concept, I can't even begin to understand it. Maybe you
    have to be fluent in Greek.

    And, of course, one must always beware of Greeks wearing shifts.

  6. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Shucks a rooty. I keep getting more and more backwards all the time.
    After 20 years of brain fog and 5 of Alzheimer's, I haven't got much
    to work with. You got eyes like a hauk, Jean. My uncle used to say that.
    (That's how he pronounced it too.)

    Looked on the net for a "funny, sophisticated joke". Couldn't find any
    such listing. But I did find a joke that fits into two categories.

    What happens to a gal w/ no particular colored hair (This is the
    p.c. version.) when she gets Alzheimer's?

    Her IQ goes up.

    Used to be one of them myself. But as often happens to kids in MN, their
    blond hair turns to light brown during grade school.

    Some years ago I was in a mall in the San Fernando Valley. Saw a young couple
    w/ two kids in a stroller. I asked them if they were from Minnesota. The gal
    gasped. He said, "How did you know." I said, "All the kids in MN look like
    that; blond and blue-eyed."

    Of course that's a generalization, and it's getting less applicable every year, but
    the Sons of Norway still have lutefisk dinners in church basements.