Riddle of the Day: Answer Archive

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October 25, 2011 Updated Nov 21, 2014 at 3:56 AM CST





Daybreak Riddle Archive

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Friday, November 21

You have been given the task of transporting 3,000 apples 1,000 miles from Appleland to Bananaville.  Your truck can carry 1,000 apples at a time.  Every time you travel a mile towards Bananaville, you must pay a tax of 1 apple, but you pay nothing when going in the other direction (towards Appleland).  What is the highest number of apples you can get to Bananaville?

Answer: ?

Thursday, November 20

How many apples grow on a tree?

Answer: All of them

Wednesday, November 19

Alone I am 24th, with a friend I am 20.  Another friend and I am unclean.  What am I?

Answer: The letter "x".  It is the 24th letter of the alphabet, XX in Roman numerals is 20, and XXX is a label for movies that very inappropriate (unclean)

Tuesday, November 18

A fast food restaurant sells chicken in orders of 6, 9, and 20.  What is the largest number of pieces of chicken you cannot order from this restaurant?

Answer: 43

Monday, November 17

What is the center of gravity?

Answer: The letter "v"

Friday, November 14

Irving Berlin's White Christmas played a limited engagement on Broadway from November, 2008 until January, 2009.  What theatre did it play at?

Answer: Marquis Theatre

Thursday, November 13

Filming for the White Christmas movie took lace between September and November 1953.  It was the first movie to be filmed in a new process at Paramount.  What was this process called?

Answer: VistaVision

Wendesday, November 12

Irving Berlin's White Christmas musical premiered on stage in 2004 in what city?

Answer: San Francisco

Tuesday, November 11

The White Christmas movie is actually loosely based on what 1942 film?

Answer: Holiday Inn

Monday, November 10

Irving Berlin's White Christmas is a Broadway musical based off the 1954 movie White Christmas.  Name 2 of the 4 main stars in the movie.

Answer: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, & Vera-Ellen

Friday, November 7

Cirque du Soleil's first performance out of Canada was in:  -New York  -Paris  -London  -Los Angeles

Answer: Los Angeles

Thursday, November 6

How many costume items travel with Cirque du Soleil "Dralion" show:  -100  -300  -3,000  -10,000

Answer: 3,000

Wednesday, November 5

The main thing that distinguishes Cirque du Soleil shows from other Circus shows is:   -There are no clowns  -There are no animals  -There is no stage   -The artists do not wear make-up

Answer: There are no animals

Tuesday, November 4

How long does it take an artist to apply the show make-up in Cirque du Soleil "Dralion":  -5 mins  -15-20 mins.  -45 mins.-1 hour  -3 hours

Answer: 45 mins. to 1 hour

Monday, November 3

Cirque du Soleil is French for:  -Circus of the Sun  -Circus of the Air  -Shine Circus  -Circus of the Future

Answer: Circus of the Sun

Friday, October 31

Tom Dempsey set an NFL record with a 63-yard field goal in 1970.  This was in astonishing kick in itself.  What else made this such an achievement?

Answer: He was missing part of his foot

Thursday, October 30

What was the first NFL team to have ornamentation on its helmets?

Answer: Rams

Wednesday, October 29

In what city was the first NFL indoor game?

Answer: Chicago (1932: during a rough winter)

Tuesday, October 28

There were two separate balls used in the NFL during the 1950s.  One was the familiar brown ball with two white stripes.  What was the other?

Answer: A white ball with 2 dark stripes

Monday, October 27

What was the jaw-dropping final score of the Bears vs. Redskins game in 1940?

Answer: 73-0

Friday, October 24

Which NFL team has hypocycloids as its symbol?

Answer: Pittsburgh Steelers

Thursday, October 23

What NFL team is America's only community owned NFL franchise?

Answer: Green Bay Packers

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