Classic Riddles

The very best of classic riddles from the internet.

Ten pears

Ten pears hanging high, Ten men come passing by, Each took a pear and left nine hanging there. How could that be?

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Murder suspects

A man was found murdered on Sunday morning. His wife immediately called the police. The police questioned the wife and staff and got these alibis: The Wife said she was sleeping. The Cook was cooking breakfast. The Gardener was picking vegetables. The Maid was getting the mail. The Butler was cleaning the closet. The police instantly arrested the murderer. Who did it and how did they know?

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Questions

What question can someone ask all day long, always get completely different answers, and yet all the answers could be correct?

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Dead Man Package

There is a dead man in the center of a field. He carried with him an unopened package. As he neared the center of the field, he knew he was going to die. How did he know he was going to die?

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Lights Off

Joe and Sally were sitting in their family room one night. While Joe was watching T.V, his wife Sally was reading. All of a sudden the power went out and Joe decided to go to bed, but Sally kept on reading. With no use of artificial light, Sally kept on reading. How?

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A growing tree

When John was six years old he hammered a nail into his favorite tree to mark his height. Ten years later at age sixteen, John returned to see how much higher the nail was. If the tree grew by five centimeters each year, how much higher would the nail be?

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Egg yolk

Which is correct to say, "The yolk of the egg are white," or "The yolk of the egg is white?"

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Necessary link

I am the fountain from which no one can drink. For many I am considered a necessary link. Like gold to all I am sought for, But my continued death brings wealth for all to want more. What am I?

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