In a departure from our usual features and news-writing schedule on this incredibly warm Saturday evening, here is a selection of riddles that I originally copied from a volley of emails from my friend Sunny, who has also been an asset to the blog for many months in choosing newsworthy stories for inclusion on the Half-Eaten Mind. We had one of our long days at work, where I was beavering away on a massive data project, while he had contracted a case of major boredom. In spite of my insurmountable workload, I managed to rescue these beauties out of my permanently busy Outlook inbox and present them for all the world to see.
I had originally retweeted the riddles on my private Twitter account and they got a few people thinking, scratching their heads and reaching for the nearest double espresso.
You can comment on the riddles and give your answers in the comments section directly underneath this humour moment. Feel free to share them with friends and short-circuit their mental states with my lethal ensemble of mind-numbing riddles. I may decide to be slightly co-operative and give out the answers if you are lucky. Rest be assured that the Half-Eaten Mind riddle collection is bona-fide guaranteed to get you clawing at your face desperately as you rack your brains.
Alright, get your thinking caps on….prepare to be flummoxed. If smoke starts seeping out of your ears, you are strongly advised to seek medical attention. Failing that, get away from the computer and see if there’s anything good in the fridge. Brain food is good.
#1. How long is the answer to this question?
#2. What do the letter ‘t’ and an island have in common?
#3. What ends everything always?
#4. What is as big as you are and yet does not weigh anything?
#5. A girl who was just learning to drive went down a one-way street in the wrong direction, but didn’t break the law. How come?
#6. Paul’s height is six feet, he’s an assistant at a butcher’s shop, and wears size 9 shoes. What does he weigh?
#7. Imagine you are in a dark room. How do you get out?
#8. What is at the end of a rainbow?
#9. What can you catch but not throw?
#10. What word describes a woman who does not have all her fingers on one hand?
#11. I am the beginning of the end, and the end of time & space. I am essential to creation, and I surround every place. What am I?
#12. I never was, am always to be. No one ever saw me, nor ever will. And yet I am the confidence of all….To live and breathe on this terrestrial ball. What am I?
#13. Glittering points
That downward thrust,
That never rust.
#14. If I say “Everything I tell you is a lie,” am I telling you the truth or a lie?
#15. What has a tongue, cannot walk, but gets around a lot?
#16. What has four legs in the morning, two legs in the afternoon, and three legs in the evening?