Short Riddles and Answers


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?

Hard (medium)

Question: There was a man who wanted to jump in a pool but there was a formation of ice on the surface of the water.Sunlight gleamed and reflected onto the surroundings.You have rope and a deluxe collection of chocolates.A lifeguard is sitting asleep nearby and has a cellphone in his pocket.There are three kids sitting gloomily at the edge of the pool.There is 10 mins for the pool to close.A family nearby is having a picnic with a lot of chili to spare and there are blue fishes in a nearby lake.The temperature is -10C if the man does not heat himself in 3 mins, he will die of hypothermia.How does the man get into the water?

The Water Bet (medium)

Question: Two men walk into a bar. One man has a baseball hat, the other a cowboy hat. The one with the baseball hat walks up the the bartender, and says, "If I can shoot water out of this tube to a cup on the other side of the room, you have to give me a thousand dollars. If I miss, I give you a thousand dollars." The bartender agrees. The baseball hat man puts down a cup and goes to the other side of the room. He shoots water out of the tube, but sprays it everywhere. The bartender is than laughing. However, the baseball hat man is also laughing. The bartender asks, "Why are you laughing?" Why was the baseball hat man laughing?

Question: The warden of a circular jail is extremely hyper one day so he begins running around opening cells. The jail has 100 cells numbered from 1 to 100. He runs in a circle and opens all of the cells. Next he runs around and closes every 2nd cell (starting with cell 2, 4, 6 , etc.). If a cell is open he closes it and if a cell is closed he opens it. When he finishes running by all 100 cells he opens/closes every 3rd cell (starting with 3, 6, 9, 12 etc.), then every 4th cell (starting with 4, 8, 12, etc.) and so on. He does this until he goes around and only changes the 100th cell.

When he is done what cells will be open?

Question: You go camping and realize you forgot your sleeping bag. You get it come back and then realize you forgot your flashlight. You go and get it, but when you come back you find your sleeping bag is missing. You then find out you forgot your tent. When you go back and get it you see your sleeping bag, get it and leave your tent. You go back to the camp site remembering you left your tent at home. You also come to see your flashlight is now missing. You get your tent and see your flashlight, you get that too. You then see your sleeping bag is gone. You are so exosted you leave it at home. Why does every thing keep going missing?