#12 Three Men and A Riddle Lady with Justin McElroy
Listener Submitted Riddles
There is one word in the English language that, when you add an s, it becomes plural, but when you add another s, it becomes singular again. What is it?
Prince. Add one s, it becomes princes. Add two, it becomes princess.
A man throws his stick across the river. His dog goes to retrieve it on the opposite bank. The dog returned only a few minutes later — how is it possible that the dog returned dry?
The river was frozen. (And, the dog did NOT stop at a bar on the way back to get liquored up)
There is a green glass door; only certain things can go through the door. Here is a list of things that can go through the green glass door: A llama, a ball, feet, grass, root beer. Here’s a list of things that cannot: a mouse, people, cans, dirt, dust. Why?
Only double-lettered things can go through the door.
A boy is given two medals that once belonged to his veteran grandfather. One is a medal of honor, given for service and bravery in world war one. The other is a medal of honor given for service and bravery in world war two. The boy later goes to a pawn shop to see how much the medals would be worth. The owner tells the boy that, even without an expert, he can tell that one of the medals is fake. Which one, and why?
The title “world war one” was not applied to “the great war” until after world war two.
A man and his wife raced through the streets. They stopped, and the husband got out of the car. When he returned, his wife was dead and there was a stranger in the car. What happened?
They were racing to the hospital; he got out to get the paramedics, but before he came back she gave birth and died.
A man is writing a letter. The power goes out, and then he dies. Why did he die?
He’s in an airplane, which crashed after it lost power.
A man lives on the 66th floor of an apartment building. When he goes to work on sunny days, he takes the elevator all the way to the ground floor. When he comes home, he rides the elevator to the 36th floor, then takes the stairs up the rest of the way to his apartment. But on rainy days, he rides the elevator all the way up to the 66th floor. Why?
He’s extremely short, and has an umbrella on rainy days to press the higher button.
A man is found dead at the bottom of a mesa in the middle of a vast desert. He is completely nude, and there are no footprints or tire tracks going to/from the body. He is completely nude, and clutching a straw in his hand. What happened?
The man was with others in a hot air balloon crossing the desert. The balloon began to lose air and sink, so they threw everything overboard, including their clothes. That wasn’t enough, so they drew straws to decide who would jump out, saving the rest.