Riddle of the Day: Answer Archive

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October 25, 2011 Updated Oct 21, 2014 at 9:39 AM CDT

 

 

 

                                                               

Daybreak Riddle Archive

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22

What ?

 

Answer:  ?

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21

What color did the official penalty marker eventually evolve into?

 

Answer:  Yellow

MONDAY, OCTOBER 20

What year was the NFL officially formed and named as such?

 

Answer:  1922

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17

The peacock is a bird that does not lay eggs. How do they get baby peacocks?

 

Answer: The peahen lays the eggs

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16

A farmer tells his two sons to race their horses to a distant city to see who will inherit his farm. The one whose horse is slower wins. After wandering aimlessly for days, the brothers ask a wise man for guidance. Upon receiving the advice, they jump on the horses and race to the city as fast as they can.

What did the wise man say to them?

Answer: The wise man told them to switch horses.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15

If you have two twins, three triplets and four quadruplets; how many people do you have?

Answer:  9 (Two twins are 2 people, three triplets are 3 people, and four quadruplets are 4 people... 2 + 3 + 4 = 9)

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14

A Petri dish hosts a healthy colony of bacteria.  Once a minute every bacterium divides into two. The colony was founded by a single cell at noon. At exactly 12:43 (43 minutes later) the Petri dish was half full.  At what time will the dish be full?

Answer: 12:44 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 13

A man who lives on the 10th floor takes the elevator down to the first floor every morning and goes to work.  In the evening, when he comes back; on a rainy day, or if there are other people in the elevator, he goes to his floor directly. Otherwise, he goes to the seventh floor and walks up three flights of stairs to his apartment.  Can you explain why?

Answer: The man is short and he can't reach the upper elevator buttons.  But he can ask people to push them for him or he can also push them with his umbrella.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10

What is the moon worth?

Answer: $1.00 (because it has 4 quarters)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9

Which moves faster:  heat or cold?

Answer: Heat: Anyone can catch a cold!

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8

A boy goes and buys a fishing pole that is 6' 3" long. As he goes to get on the bus, the bus driver tells him that he can't take anything on the bus longer than 6'. The boy goes back to town, buys one more thing, and the bus driver allows him on the bus. What did he buy, and what did he do with it?

Answer: He bought a box that was 6' long and put the fishing pole in it diagonally

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7

What is put on a table and cut, but never eaten?

Answer: A deck of cards

MONDAY, OCTOBER 6

Does a merry-go-round turn clockwise or counterclockwise?

Answer: Counterclockwise

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3

While living in Corpus Christi, TX, in 1964, Don Williams formed the well-remembered Pozo Seco Singers, a very successful trio that sand a variety of music from folk to pop and country.  Who were the other two people in the trio with Don?

Answer: Lofton Cline & Susan Taylor

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2

Don Williams was in two movies with Bury Reynolds.  What movies were they?

Answer: W.W. & The Dixie Dance Kings, Smokey & The Bandit II

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1

What year was Don Williams inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame?

Answer: 2010

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

Don Williams' first paid job in music was in 1957 while he was in high school  He and a group of friends played and sand for the opening of Billups Service Station in Taft, Texas.  How much were they paid?

Answer: $25.00

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

What is Don Williams' nickname?

Answer: Gentle Giant

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

On which side of a venetian blind is the cord that adjusts the opening between the slats?

Answer: Left

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

On which playing card is the cardmaker's trademark?

Answer: Ace of Spades

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

Sleepy, Happy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey, Doc.  Who's missing?

Answer: Bashful

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

How many sides are there on a standard pencil?

Answer: 6

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

How many lug nuts are on a standard car wheel?

Answer: 5

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

How many curves are in a standard paper clip?

Answer: 3

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