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444 riddles

Use reasoning to find out how the situation of outcome was possible.

I push my car around the corner and find out that I am bankrupt. How?
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A man is dead in a warehouse. He is hanging from the roof which is 30 ft high. There is nothing in the room apart from a lot of water. How did he hang himself.
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Four jolly men sat down to play, and played all night till break of day. They played for cash and not for fun, with a separate score for every one. When it came time to square accounts, they all had made quite fair amounts. Now, not one has lost and all have gained. How?
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After teaching his class all about roman numerals (X = 10, IX=9 and so on) the teacher asked his class to draw a single continuous line and turn IX into 6. The only stipulation the teacher made was that the pen could not be lifted from the paper until the line was complete.
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David was out for a walk when it started to rain. He did not have an umbrella and he wasn't wearing a hat. His clothes were soaked, yet not a single hair on his head got wet. How could this happen?
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A beggar's brother died, but the man who died had no brother. How could this be?
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A man walks into a pub and orders a water. The bar tender simply looks at the man, grabs a shotgun, and points it at the man's face. The man says, "Thank you," gets up, and walks out of the pub.

How did this happen, why did they behave this way?
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Many many years ago when I was twenty three,
I got married to a widow who was pretty as could be.

This widow had a grown-up daughter who had hair of red.
My father fell in love with her, and soon the two were wed.

This made my dad my son-in-law and changed my very life.
My daughter was my mother, for she was my father's wife.

To complicate the matters worse, although it brought me joy,
I soon became the father of a bouncing baby boy.

My little baby then became a brother-in-law to dad.
And so became my uncle, though it made me very sad.

For if he was my uncle, then that also made him brother
To the widow's grown-up daughter who, of course, was my step-mother.

Father's wife then had a son, who kept them on the run.
And he became my grandson, for he was my daughter's son.

Who is my grandma?
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A man and his son were in a car accident. The man died on the way to the hospital, but the boy was rushed into surgery. The surgeon said "I can't operate, for that's my son!"

How is this possible?
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Two grandmothers, with their two granddaughters,

Two husbands, with their two wives,

Two fathers, with their two daughters,

Two mothers, with their two sons,

Two maidens, with their two mothers,

Two sisters, with their two brothers,

Yet only six in all lie buried here,

All born legitimate, from incest clear.



Explain how this may be.
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