Short Riddles and Answers

Shortcut (medium)

Question: A man lives in a small village in a poor country. There's no jobs in the village. To find work you must travel 2 hours by animal to the nearest city. One day when the man was going home he got stopped by a traveler. The traveler said there's a shortcut the man could take as long as his name has no more than 10 letters, has no more than 3 vowels, and has no letters repeat more than once. If the man's name is Solomon can he take the shortcut?

Question: Two men, Watson and Holmes, are out in the extremely dry forest. They are completely surrounded by a large forest fire on one side and a dangerous cliff on the other. The wind is blowing the forest fire towards them and the cliff. The fire will reach them in about one day.

Holmes turns to Watson, "I have matches, berries, and enough water for a day. We aren't going to die." How can they avoid getting swallowed up by the forest fire?

Question: You get trapped in a psycho's mansion during a power outage. You try to get out by going through a series of rooms: the first one is blue, the second one is also blue, but the third one is golden. After you go through all of these rooms you find the psycho. He tells you that you must hold your breathe under water for 10 minutes, wrestle a large bear, or sit in the electric chair for ten seconds while it is on.

Which should you choose?

Question: Tommy is in a cave. He stops to find two tunnels. There is a guard before each tunnel. Tommy knows two things: 1. One tunnel leads to the fields of punishment and the other fields of rewards 2. One guard always lies and the other always tells the truth. Tommy can only ask one yes or no question to either one of the guards. The tunnels and guards look exactly the same. What question can Tommy ask to get to the fields of rewards and not death?

Water Bottles (medium)

Question: Two men/women in absolutely identical conditions have two of the exact same water bottles (full of water). An hour passes, and the temperatures of the water inside the bottles are measured. The temperature of one of the bottles is noticeably higher than the temperature of the other. Assuming that the temperature of the setting they were in, as they were both the same, had to do with the change in temperature of the water, why are they different?