## #2: My Puzzle Lies Over the Ocean

#### Warm Up Riddles

Before Mt. Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain on earth?

Still Mt. Everest, because it doesn’t matter; nothing matters.

In what year did Christmas and New Years fall in the same year?

Every year.

If you are running a race, and pass the second-place person, what place are you in?

Second place.

A man is able to contact his long-lost brother, whom he has never met. They agree to meet, when the brother arrives, he is able to instantly pick him out from the crowd.

They twins.

A man was stabbed in the heart. No one tried to save him, but he didn’t die. How dat possible?

#### Main Riddles

Steve hangs out in the bad part of town, and he loves to drink beer. He is often seen gesturing violently with both hands, as he talks in a loud voice, even though no one else is nearby. Sometimes he repeats himself three or four times. Although police officers routinely lock up people who drink as much as Steve does, and walk around talking to no one, they always leave Steve alone. What is Steve doing while he gestures with his hands?

Steve is wearing a wireless headset. He is talking on his mobile phone.

Can salt be recycled? How?

Bread recipes customarily call for small amounts of salt. By kneading up the dough vigorously, working up a sweat, one can add previously-eaten salt to the dough, so it will be eaten again.

One day earlier, little Oscar had mailed an order form for a wanted toy. Now he was constantly pestering his mother to let him check the mail. Suddenly, looking out the window at the apartment complex mailboxes, he shouted: “The mail is in! The mail is in!” Neither he, nor his mother, had seen a mail carrier, mail truck, or any activity near the mailboxes. But Oscar was right; it was in. How had he known?

Did the mailboxes have big pods nearby so that a mail carrier could put a parcel in one of them, and the key to that pod in that resident’s mailbox? Yes.

An Italian judge released a guilty man and convicted an innocent man. As a result, the confectionery industry has greatly benefited. Why?