Short Riddles and Answers

 

Question: You are a prisoner. The only way to escape the prison is to walk down a very long hallway that takes 2 hours to get through. Guards come out of a door halfway down the hall every hour and take any prisoners walking out back to the prison and escort any visitors out of the prison. The guards cannot tell the difference between prisoners and visitors.

How do you escape?


Choose One (medium)

Question: There're two people in front of you: your friend and an imposter looking exactly like your friend. There's no way to determine who is who by asking questions, they know the same information about you. You have only one bullet in your gun. If you kill or injure the imposter, you and your friend will be saved, If you're wrong, he'll kill you immediately. How will you know?

Car's Gone (medium)

Question: Mary was driving home from the countryside. She stopped by a grocery store to get some food. When she walked out of the store, her car was gone. She called the police right away. The police found her car near the bank and held three suspects. Suspect 1: A chubby man with fitness clothes on. Suspect 2: A woman with money in her hand. Suspect 3: A man with dirt on his pants.

Question: Jack is taking a tour through a museum's American Presidents exhibit. The person leading the tour tells him "We have a picture of each presidency. Currently Barack Obama is the 43rd person to hold the office." But Jack quickly realizes that there are 44 pictures on the wall. But while walking through the exhibit he realizes why this is.

Why is there one too many photos?

Plane Crash (medium)

Question: Bill was a Pilot. He was going to retire. But before he retired he wanted to do one more flight over the Atlantic Ocean (Other people were on the plane). Bill crashed (To no surprise, he was 94) and every single person on the plane died. The next week Charlie Marcial was interviewed on a T.V. show. He was famous because he survived Bill's last plane crash. How is this possible?