Good Riddles

Riddle #198 (medium)

Question: John has been hired to paint the numbers 1 through 100 on 100 apartments.

How many times with he have to paint 8?

Riddle #197 (medium)

Question: Every night I'm told what to do,
and each morning I do what I'm told.
But I still don't escape your scold.

What am I?

Question: A natural state, I'm sought by all.
Go without me, and you shall fall.
You do me when you spend,
and use me when you eat to no end.

What am I?

Question: A man wants to have a party in thirty-one days where he will be serving his 1000 barrels of wine. The only problem is that one of his enemies poisoned one of the barrels. The poison kills any man who drinks any of the wine in about 30 days, give or take a few hours. The man has 10 plants that are also killed by the poison in 30 days and can be used to test the wine. How can identify the single poisoned barrel of wine?

Riddle #192 (medium)

Question: I have a name that's not mine,
and no one cares about me in their prime.
People cry at my sight,
and lie by me all day and night.

What am I?