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    Riddle Time

    1. Whats she drinking?
    George, Helen, and Steve are drinking coffee.
    Bert, Karen, and Dave are drinking soda.
    Using logic, is Elizabeth drinking coffee or soda?

    2. Wonder Word
    There is a common English word that is nine letters long. It is possible to remove one letter at a time and it still remains an English word - from nine letters right down to a single letter. What is the original word, and what are the words that it becomes each time you remove one letter?

    3. Riddle of the Basket of eggs
    A man was walking down a road carrying a basket of eggs. As he is walked he met someone who buys one-half of his eggs plus one-half of an egg. A little further and meets another person who buys one-half of his eggs plus one-half of an egg. Later he meets another person who buys one-half of his eggs plus one half an egg. At this point he has sold all of his eggs, and he never broke an egg. How many eggs did the man have to start with?

    4. What word in the English language uses all five vowels plus Y in alphabetical order and uses each one only once?

    5. Flowers and Bees Puzzle
    In a pond there are some flowers with some bees hovering over the flowers. How many flowers and bees are there if both the following statements are true.
    a. If each bee lands on a flower, one bee doesn't get a flower.
    b. If two bees share each flower, there is one flower left out.

    6. Not a Zebra
    I am black and white, but not a zebra
    I can be flat as a paper, or sharp as a knife
    I flip open and closed, yet I am not a door
    I can be quiet as silence, and yet loud as an orchestra.
    I often appear in cartoons, killing a few
    What am I?

    7. Amazing Phone directory riddle
    In Edinburgh, 15% of the population have unlisted phone numbers. If you selected 300 names at random from the town's phone directory, on average, how many of them would have unlisted phone numbers?

    8. Hats in a Box Puzzle
    There are 3 black hats and 2 white hats in a box. Three men (Call them A, B, & C) each reach into the box and place one of the hats on his own head. They cannot see what colour hat they have chosen. The men are situated in a way that A can see the hats on B & C's heads, B can only see the hat on C's head and C cannot see any hats.
    When A is asked if he knows the colour of the hat he is wearing, he says no.
    When B is asked if he knows the colour of the hat he is wearing he says no.
    When C is asked if he knows the colour of the hat he is wearing he says yes and he is correct.
    What colour hat and how can he be sure?
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    Re: Riddle Time

    Hi Rudi

    #2<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> It is startling you have asked this question

    startling,
    starling,
    staring,
    string,
    sting,
    sing,
    sin,
    in,
    I.

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    #7 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> Zero, they are unlisted numbers so won't be there</span hide>
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    Re: Riddle Time

    1. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Elizabeth is drinking coffee, because she has two "e"s in her name</span hide>
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    If at first you do succeed, you&#39;ve probably missed something.

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    Re: Riddle Time

    Riddles 1. and 2. and 7. are CORRECT! <img src=/S/trophy.gif border=0 alt=trophy width=15 height=15> Jezza and Waggers
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    Re: Riddle Time

    5 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">There are 3 flowers and 4 bees</span hide>
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    If at first you do succeed, you&#39;ve probably missed something.

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    Re: Riddle Time

    <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15>
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    4 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">facetiously</span hide>
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    Re: Riddle Time

    Oh...you are not serious!!! <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
    Well Done! Correct!
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    Re: Riddle Time

    8. C must have <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Black
    If A saw B and C both had white hats on, he would know his hat is black. Therefore, Both B and C do not have White.
    If B saw that C had white, then B would know that he himself had Black since B/C could not both be white. Since he does not know, then C must have Black.</span hide>

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    Re: Riddle Time

    3 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">7

    7/2 + .5 = 4 sold, 3/left
    3/2+.5 = 2 sold, 1 left
    1/2+.5 = 1 sold, none left</span hide>

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    Re: Riddle Time

    You are right.

    Here is the answer from the source:
    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">A must not see two white hats on B & C, or he would know his own must be black.
    So his answer establishes that at least one of the hats on B & C is black.
    If B saw that C was wearing a white hat, then B would know his own was black.
    Since B could not say that truthfully, then C must be wearing black and therefore answers correctly. </span hide>
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    Re: Riddle Time

    6. Not a Zebra - <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">A piano</span hide>

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    Re: Riddle Time

    Yep....you must have spotted that one from space! <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>
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