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Thinking Riddles

1. There is a common English word that is nine letters long. Each time you remove a letter from it, 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 after removing one letter at a time?


2. Many have heard it, but nobody has ever seen it, and it will not speak back until spoken to. What is it?


3. The person who buys it doesn't need it.The person who makes it doesn't want it.The person who uses it doesn't know it. What is it?


4. Mountains will crumble and temples will fall, and no man can survive its endless call. What is it?


 5. Tom and his younger sister were fighting. Their mother was tired of the fighting, and decided to punish them by making them stand on the same piece of newspaper in such a way that they couldn't touch each other. How did she accomplish this?


6. A large truck is crossing a bridge 1 mile long. The bridge can only hold 14000 lbs, which is the exact weight of the truck. The truck makes it half way across the bridge and stops. A bird lands on the truck. Does the bridge collapse?


7.What word can be written forward, backward or upside down, and can still be read from left to right?


8. There is a big yellow bus and a bus driver who stops at a stop picks up 74 kids, then 4 get off, 6 get on, 8 get off, 2 get on, 3 get off, 7 get on and then they get to school and 74 get off. Who is left on the bus?


9. There are 2 parts of the town. In the 1st part a father is going by car to leave his son to school. In the other part a doctor is playing golf. The father and the son meet with an accident. The father is unharmed while the son needs an operation. The son is rushed to the hospital. The doctor is called just to operate the boy. The doctor sees the boy and says,"I cannot operate him because he is my child." Who is the doctor?


10. A highly timid little man, ventured into a biker bar in the Bronx and clearing his throat asked, "Um, err, which of you gentlemen owns the Doberman tied outside to the parking meter?" A giant of a man, wearing biker leathers, his body hair growing out through the seams, turned slowly on his stool, looked down at the quivering little man and said, "It's my dog. Why?"
"Well," squeaked the little man, obviously very nervous, "I believe my dog just killed it, sir."
"What?" roared the big man in disbelief. "What kind of dog do you have?"
"Sir," answered the little man, "It's a four week old puppy."
How did the puppy kill the Doberman?


11. A man was to be sentenced, and the judge told him, "You may make a statement. If it is true, I'll sentence you to four years in prison. If it is false, I'll sentence you to six years in prison." After the man made his statement, the judge decided to let him go free. What did the man say?


12. Mom and Dad have four daughters, and each daughter has one brother. How many people are in the family?


13. 2 fathers and 2 sons go fishing. Each of them catches one fish. So why do they bring home only 3 fish?


14. A woman shoots her husband.  Then she holds him under water for over 5 minutes.  Finally, she hangs him.  But 5 minutes later they both go out together and enjoy a wonderful dinner together. How can this be?

Funny Riddles

1. How many times can you subtract 5 from 25?

2. What two things can never be eaten for breakfast?

3. Before Mount Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain on Earth?

4. Imagine you are in a sinking boat and surrounded by sharks. How do you survive?

5. On my way to St. Ives I saw a man with 7 wives. Each wife had 7 sacks. Each sack had 7 cats. Each cat had 7 kittens. Kitten, cats, sacks, wives. How many were going to St. Ives?

6. While some months have just 30 days, others have 31 days. How many months have 28 days?


7. What's worse then biting into an apple and seeing a worm in there?