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Logic

1123 riddles

Riddles that derive from deduction and logical thinking.

I have one, you have one. If you remove the first letter, a bit remains. If you remove the second, bit still remains. After much trying, you might be able to remove the third one also, but it remains. It dies hard!
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Down below the shining moon
Around the trees, a sacred gloom
Running with the midnight sky
Knowing that which makes you cry
Night is full with my essence
Eternal light betrays my presence
Soaring through my endless task
Shadows are my faithful mask
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I am three words,
Two of them appear the same,
Two are pronounced the same.
One is the third person use of "capable" or "permit".
One means to sleep, but only for a bit.
The last word means a group of deer,
Perhaps now you can tell me, what words are here?
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A flight from New York, carrying people from America, Canada and France was heading towards Glasgow Airport. Suddenly as the plane approached the Scottish coastline there is an almighty explosion. The airplane crashed into the sea close to the Isle of Mull. Where should the survivors be buried?
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A long, long time ago - before airplanes were invented, a suspension bridge was being built to span the gorge near Niagara Falls.

However, there was no way a boat could carry the necessary suspension cables across the violent water, and the bridge could not be built until the cables spanned the river.

In desperation, the builders staged a contest, open to the public, as a way to solve their problem.

The contest was won by a young boy. Soon afterwords, the cables spanned the water.

In what countries did they stage the contest? What was the contest and how did it solve the problem?
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A simple peasant is has bought a number of camels and is taking them to his farm. As he rides contentedly along he counts them, he counts 29. He was sure he had bought 30 camel, so in alarm he jumps off his camel and counts the camels gain. To his delight there are 30.

Half an hour later, he counts his camels and once more there are just 29. Confused, he climbs off his camel and counts again. Once more there are 30. Can you explain?
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Simon Simpleton was born in London, England. His mother was Welsh and his father Scottish. When Simon was eight his mother died. When Simon was ten his father married an Irish women and suddenly Simon had an Irish sister. When Simon was twenty four he graduated as a lawyer and took a job in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is now sixty six. Why can he not be buried on the banks of Loch Lomond in his favorite village of Luss, in Bonnie Scotland.
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Carol is traveling by ship from south of the equator to the north. She has a nice little second class cabin which has a bathroom, but no window. Carol has no compass nor other instruments. Yet, without leaving her room or talking with anyone, Carol knew exactly when the ship crossed the equator.

How did she know?
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This riddle must be done IN YOUR HEAD and NOT using paper and a pen.
Take 1000 and add 40 to it.
Now add another 1000.
Now add 30. And another 1000.
Now add 20. Now add another 1000. Now add 10.
What is the total?
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You are at a river. With you are a Chicken, Bag of Grain, and a Wolf.
You have to cross the river in your canoe but can only take one with you at a time.
You can't leave the chicken with the grain. He'll eat it.
You can't leave the wolf with the chicken. He'll eat it.
How do you get everything over and intact?
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