# LONG RIDDLES

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Read some interesting facts about how riddles have shaped history in the area below:
• 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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## 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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## I Can Speak Any Language Riddle

Hint:
Musical notes
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## How Do You Survive Riddle

Hint:
Eat half of each pill.
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## Pick A Room Riddle

Hint:
You should definitely go through the electric chair. Since the power is out, when you sit in the electric chair it will have no effect on you.
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## Flip The Switch Riddle

Hint:
Only allow one prisoner to turn the light bulb off and all of the others turn it on if they have never turned it on before. If they have turned it on before they do nothing. The prisoner that can turn it off then knows they have all been there and saves them all when he has turned it off 99 times.
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## The Countersign Riddle

Hint:
5. It's the number of letters it takes to spell the word the guard says.
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## Marrying The Princess Riddle

Hint: You know that your competitors are very intelligent and want nothing more than to marry the princess. You also know that the king is a man of his word, and he has said that the test is a fair test of intelligence and bravery.

The king would not select two white hats and one black hat. This would mean two princes would see one black hat and one white hat. You would be at a disadvantage if you were the only prince wearing a black hat.

If you were wearing the black hat, it would not take long for one of the other princes to deduce he was wearing a white hat.

If an intelligent prince saw a white hat and a black hat, he would eventually realize that the king would never select two black hats and one white hat. Any prince seeing two black hats would instantly know he was wearing a white hat. Therefore if a prince can see one black hat, he can work out he is wearing white.

Therefore the only fair test is for all three princes to be wearing white hats. After waiting some time just to be sure, you can safely assert you are wearing a white hat.
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## Japanese Ship Thief Riddle

Hint:
The thief is the Sri Lankan seaman. They are on a Japanese ship, so it will bear a Japanese flag. The Japanese flag will look the same upside down.
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## Post Your Long Riddles Puns Below

Can you come up with a cool, funny or clever Long Riddles of your own? Post it below (without the answer) to see if you can stump our users.

1. Why couldn't the bicycle stand up by itself? Because it was two-tired!

2. What do you call a snowman with a six-pack? An abdominal snowman!

3. Why did the banana go to the doctor? Because it wasn't peeling well!

4. How do you organize a space-themed party? You planet!

5. What do you call an alligator in a vest? An investigator!

6. Why did the chicken cross the playground? To get to the other slide!

7. What did the grape say when it got stepped on? Nothing, it just let out a little wine!

8. How does a penguin build its house? Igloos it together!

9. What do you call a boomerang that doesn't come back? A stick!

10. Why did the owl invite his female friends over? To show off his fourchickens!

11. What do you call a bear with no teeth? A gummy bear!

12. What animal can jump higher than a house? Any animal, because houses can't jump!

13. Why can't you give Elsa a balloon? She'll just let it go!

14. Why don't skeletons fight each other? They don't have the guts!

15. How does a rabbi make coffee? Hebrews it!

16. What do you get when you cross a snowman and a shark? Frostbite!

17. Why did the tomato turn red? Because it saw the salad dressing!

18. How do you make a skeleton laugh? Tickle its funny bone!

19. What do you call an alligator in a vest with neither an ear nor a tail? It doesn't matter, he won't hear you anyway!

20. Why don't scientists trust atoms? Because they make up everything!

21. What did the grape say when it got crushed? Nothing, it just let out a little whine!

22. How do you organize an ocean-themed party? You just have to sea it to believe it!

23. What do you call a sleeping bull? A bulldozer!

24. Why did the elephant break up with her boyfriend? He was being too trunk-ative!

25. How do you organize a space party? You planet!

26. What do you call a duck that's a lawyer? A legal beagle!

27. What did one toilet say to the other toilet? You look flushed!

28. Why did the frog call his insurance company? He had a jump in his car!

29. What kind of tea do you drink with a cat? Purrfection!

30. What did the grape say when it got stepped on? Nothing, it let out a little whine!

31. Why did the lettuce win the race? Because it was ahead of the dressing!

32. How do you know if a joke is a dad joke? Because the punchline is a-parent!

33. Why was the math book sad? Because it had too many problems!

34. Why did the scarecrow win an award? Because he was outstanding in his field!

35. What do you call a bear with no teeth? A gummy bear!

36. Why did the tomato turn red? Because it saw the salad dressing!

37. What did the fish say when he hit a wall? Dam!

38. Why don't scientists trust atoms? Because they make up everything!

39. What do you call a can opener that doesn't work? A can't opener!

40. How does a train eat? It chews, chews!

41. What do you call a fake noodle? An impasta!

42. Why did the balloon factory shut down? It was in debt!

43. What do you call a man with no arms and no legs in the water? Bob!

44. Why couldn't the bicycle stand up by itself? It was two-tired!

45. Why did the tomato turn red? Because it saw the salad dressing!

46. Why are ghosts bad liars? Because you can see right through them!

47. What did the grape say when it got crushed? Nothing, it just let out a little wine!

48. How did the hipster burn his tongue? He drank his coffee before it was cool!

49. Why did the scarecrow win an award? Because he was outstanding in his field!

50. What did the janitor say when he jumped out of the closet? "Supplies!"