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Today is Just for Fun Friday

This post  was influenced by EOSGRAFX  and their post 10 funny quotes about writing . I thought it would be a welcome break to have a little fun with these 10 Brain teasers. Leave your answers to these 10 riddles in the comment section and if you don’t know the answers let me know.

Riddle #1

A man worked at a high security institution. The man tried to log into his computer and the computer denied the password. He then remembered that the passwords to the computers were reset every month for security reasons. He called his boss for his new password.

The man said, “Boss, my old password is out of date.”

The boss said, “Yes, it is. The new password is different, but if you listen closely you will be able to figure out the new one. Your new password has the same amount of letters as the old one, and four of the letters are the same.”

The man then logged into his computer with no trouble. What was the new password? What was his old?

Riddle #2

What is a monster’s favorite game?

Riddle #3

Five hundred begins it, five hundred ends it. Five in the middle is seen. First of all figures, the first of all letters take up their stations between. Join all together and then you will bring before you the name of an eminent king.

Riddle #4

The Parks have thirteen people in their family and only twelve rooms in their house. How do they all live in it?

Riddle #5

A man works in a fruit and vegetable shop. His shoe size is 8, he is 21 years old, his shirt size is Large and he is 6 feet tall. What does he weigh?

Riddle #6

There are three switches downstairs. Each corresponds to one of the three light bulbs in the attic. You can turn the switches on and off and leave them in any position.
How would you identify which switch corresponds to which light bulb, if you are only allowed one trip upstairs?

Riddle #7

Two children, who were all tangled up in their reckoning of the days of the week, paused on their way to school to straighten matters out. “When the day after tomorrow is yesterday,” said Priscilla, “then ‘today’ will be as far from Sunday as that day was which was ‘today’ when the day before yesterday was tomorrow!”
On which day of the week did this puzzling prattle occur?

Riddle #8

A basket contains 5 apples. Do you know how to divide them among 5 kids so that each one has an apple and one apple stays in the basket?

Riddle #9

There are a few trees in a garden. On one of them, a pear tree, there are pears (quite logical). But after a strong wind blew, there were neither pears on the tree nor on the ground.
How come?

Riddle #10

Three people check into a hotel. They pay $30 to the manager and go to their room. The manager finds out that the room rate is $25 and gives the bellboy $5 to return to the guests. On the way to the room the bellboy reasons that $5 would be difficult to split among three people so he pockets $2 and gives $1 to each person. Now each person paid $10 and got back $1. So they paid $9 each, totaling $27. The bellboy has another $2, adding up to $29.
Where is the remaining dollar?

Resource: First 5 riddles are from the Brain Den

Other 5 are from Tricky Riddles

I hope you enjoyed taking a break with these brain teasers. Did you solve any of them?

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