Short Riddles and Answers


Question: There is a farmer who has three sons. Nearing his death, he asked his three sons to find two objects that can fill the room he's in. The one who can deliver will be chosen as his heir. So the oldest son goes to the market to get hay while the middle son go get leaves. The youngest son goes to a shop and buys two things that he put in his pocket. The oldest son's hay only fills half the room, the middle son's leaves fills 2/4 quarters of the room, while the youngest fills the room with his two objects. Question: What are the two objects that the youngest son used to fill the room?

Question: There are two women on a stage. One is in tears, the other is smiling. Who are these women (not names), why are they expressing that facial expression, & what kind of situation are they in? HINTS: These women don't work as employees on setting up the stage. This is not a comedy show. The stage has curtains, and this show is very famous. The person with tears is in fact overwhelmed with joy, and the other is "sad." The crowd laughs and cheers at the joyful woman. These women are no older than 25 years old. Both women are wearing a very expensive dress. What's the answer?

Question: Someone posts that they are giving away a free $100 to whoever shows them they deserves it. One person posts (the post receives 1 point):

Don't give it to me, other people deserve it more.

The next person posts (the person also receives 1 point):

If you give me the money I'll spend it to make the world a better place

The final person posts a picture of a cat. His post gets -1 point.

When somebody dislikes you comment you lose a point and when somebody likes it you gain a point. You can also vote on your own.

Who gets the money?

Question: I supply the facts, but you supply the thoughts. I am also used to describe realistic droughts. My inhabitants are abstract as their places, And I provide details of their words & faces. I hold details in a very complex form, I may cause your mind to conjure up a storm. I hold many different views from different eyes, My facts can be hard to find; as if in disguise. I may tell of facts, but it may be theories I contain, I can inform, persuade, and can even entertain. I tell of a little girl, and of men chasing a whale, and only through me can you find the answer to this tale. What am I?

Question: There are four men: Abe, Butch, Cam, and Dan. There are four hats: two white and two black. They each get a hat: Abe gets black, Butch gets white, Cam gets black, and Dan gets white. They don't know what hat color they have. Abe goes into a room so that no one can see his hat. The others line up in front of the door in the order Butch, Cam, and Dan (Butch can't see the others hats, Cam can see Butch's, and Dan can see Cam and Butch's hats). Whoever can figure out their hat color first wins $1,000. If they are wrong they are out of the running.

Which man can figure out his hat color without a doubt?