Fun Riddles to Pass the Time
Answers are at the end of the article
- Mr. and Mrs. Clyde went on a trip to the mountains. But 2 days later, Mr. Clyde returned home alone. He went to the police and said that Mrs. Clyde had fallen to her death.
The next day, Detective Stevens visited Mr. Clyde and arrested him for his wife’s murder. Clyde confessed his guilt and asked the detective how he’d found out he was the murderer. Stevens said he’d simply called a travel agent and asked for some information.
What did the travel agent say to the detective?
2) One snowy night, Sherlock Holmes was in his house sitting by a fire. All of a sudden a snowball came crashing through his window, breaking it. Holmes got up and looked out the window just in time to see three neighborhood kids who were brothers run around a corner.
Their names were John Crimson, Mark Crimson, and Paul Crimson. The next day Holmes got a note on his door that read “? Crimson. He broke your window.”
Which of the three Crimson brothers should Sherlock Holmes question about the incident?
3) A man placed a $100 dollar bill on his desk and left for work. When he returned back the money was gone. He has three suspects: the cook, the maid, and the electrician.
The cook said he put the bill under a book on his desk to keep it safe. The man checked and it is no longer there.
The maid said she moved the bill to the inside of the book between page 1 and 2 while she was cleaning. Again, the man checked the book and there was nothing between page 1 and 2.
The electrician said he saw the bill sticking out of the book and he moved it between page 2 and 3 to keep it safe.
Who stole the money?
The travel agent told the detective that Mr. Clyde bought 2 plane tickets to the mountains but only one return ticket.
Answer 2: He should question Mark Crimson.
“?” = question MARK, so the note on the door reads “Question Mark Crimson. He broke your window.”
Answer 3: The electrician stole the money.
If the man checked for the money between page 1 and 2 of the book, then page 2 and 3 will be opposite sides of a single page and will not be able to hold the money.