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  • The Old English style of poetry is full of riddles and puzzling metaphors.
  • Mind puzzles are also notable societal rituals that are seen in almost every type of civilization's literature.
  • The riddle has existed in many forms, and in many dissimilar civilizations for thousands of years.
  • In Ancient Greece, puzzling riddle-like statements were discussed frequently by philosopher's like Aristotle and Plato.
  • Edgar Allen Poe is one of the most known authors that was widely accepted because of his of intriguing riddles in story-lines.
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    A Walk In The Desert Riddle

    Hint:
    The third man. This is because he knows there are only two of each color cap. If the man behind him (the fourth man) saw two caps that were the same color in front of him, he would know that his own must be the opposite. However, because the caps alternate in color. The fourth man has only a 50% chance of getting his hat color correct, so therefore he stays quiet. The third man realizes that the fourth man is quiet because he must not see two caps of the same color in front of him, otherwise the fourth man would say the opposite of the caps in front of him. Therefore, the third man presumes his own cap must be the opposite of the mans in front of him, and his presumption is correct. Under this same logic, after the third man speaks his color hat, the second man, even though he sees only wall, would be the next to go free, because he knows his cap must be the opposite of whichever color the third mans cap was.
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    This House Holds Rooms Riddle

    Hint:
    A Dictionary.
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    You'll See Me Riddle

    Hint:
    The Number Twelve (12).

    Noon and midnight are both 12 oclock and the Twelve Days of Christmas is a popular Christmas carol.

    There are twelve face cards in a standard 52-card deck and twelve is the largest number with one syllable.

    There are twelve steps in Alcoholics Anonymous, a troy pound is 12 ounces, there were 12 tribes of Israel and a popular movie was called, Twelve Angry Men (12 members of the jury). There are twelve function keys on your keyboard. F1 often shows a help screen and F5 reloads pages in your browser.

    Many recipes measure items by the dozen, adding one more for a bakers dozen. There are twelve months in a year.
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    Hint:
    The couple is either a man and his daughter or an uncle and his niece.
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    A Rickety Bridge Riddle

    Hint:
    17 mins.

    The initial solution most people will think of is to use the fastest person as an usher to guide everyone across. How long would that take? 10 + 1 + 7 + 1 + 2 = 21 mins. Is that it? No. That would make this question too simple even as a warm up question.

    Let's brainstorm a little further. To reduce the amount of time, we should find a way for 10 and 7 to go together. If they cross together, then we need one of them to come back to get the others. That would not be ideal. How do we get around that? Maybe we can have 1 waiting on the other side to bring the torch back. Ahaa, we are getting closer. The fastest way to get 1 across and be back is to use 2 to usher 1 across. So let's put all this together.

    1 and 2 go cross
    2 comes back
    7 and 10 go across
    1 comes back
    1 and 2 go across (done)

    Total time = 2 + 2 + 10 + 1 + 2 = 17 mins
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    The German Spy Riddle

    Hint:
    An "o" of course. (as in toronto).
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    Too Many Photos Riddle

    Hint:
    One president served non-consecutive terms (there was a president between his terms) so he held two different presidencies. The president who really did this was Grover Cleveland.
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    10 Boxes Riddle

    Hint:
    Let us simplify boxes by naming them from 1 to 10.
    Now the trick here is to pick different number of balls from different boxes. So to simplify things, we will pick balls corresponding to box number.

    Thus, pick 1 ball from Box 1, 2 balls from box 2, 3 balls from box 3 and so on. You will have 55 balls altogether. Now, put them all in the balance.

    If all balls were weighing accurate 10 grams, the total weight of the 55 balls would have been 550 grams. But one of the box must have had the defective balls.

    Suppose if the defective balls were in box number 2, then the total weight will be 2 grams less than 550. If the defective balls were in box 8, the total weight will be less than 8 grams from 550. In this way, you will be able to identify which box has the defective balls.
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    Captured By The Riddler

    Hint:
    P3 can only be certain of his cap if 1 & 2 are both white. Since he is not certain then 1 & 2 must be either white/red or red/red. 2 knows this but the only combination that he will be able to know the colour of his own cap is if he sees that 1 is wearing a white cap. 1 knows this but as 2 remains uncertain then 1 must be wearing a red cap.
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    The Detective Trap Riddle

    Hint:
    Detective Sara Dunts realized she had walked into a trap when she heard the extra set of footsteps. Hearing the footsteps on the stairs made her remember what her partner had said, "Mr. John Gooding had mysteriously vanished from his one story home." She then realized that this was not Mr. Goodings home because at that very moment she realized that she was climbing stairs in a supposedly one story house. Sara immediately called for backup and arrested Mrs. Glen. She then walked down the stairs to find Mr. Gooding near the bottom. The two had planned on kidnapping and killing Sara for putting Mr. Goodings niece and Mrs. Glens son in jail for murder. Both went to jail to serve their time.
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