Riddles

“The world is ending” was the message he heard over his short-wave radio. It did end – but he didn’t learn about it for ten years when he watched it happen.

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The communication he received came from an alien on a planet ten light years away from earth. It took ten years for the explosion that occurred on the day of the transmission to be seen on earth through a telescope.

Five words will be given of which four have something in common and one is different. Find the odd one out.
period, Z, New Year’s Eve, Amen, Hello

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Hello is the odd word out.

All the other terms represent endings.

period – the end of a sentence

Z – the end of the alphabet

New Years eve – the end of the year

Amen – the end of a prayer

Four words will be given of which three have something in common and one is different. Find the odd one out.
rule, retriever, girls, pencil

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Pencil is the odd word out.

Everything else is golden. (Golden rule, Golden retriever, Golden girls)

Four words will be given of which three have something in common and one is different. Find the odd one out.
cotton, horse, saddle, tap

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Cotton is the odd one out.

The others are all types of shoes.

Four words have been given of which three have something in common and one is different. Find the odd one out.
Albany, Trenton, Santa Fe, Indianapolis

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Indianapolis

 

All four cities are capitals. Albany, Trenton and Santa Fe are capitals of states that start with New. (New York, New Jersey, New Mexico)

As he watched the man at the stand vigorously shake a piece of fruit he was reminded of his favourite play Romeo and Juliet. Why?

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The man was shaking a pear. The person watching was reminded of Shakespeare.

Complete the jingle or slogan:

 

“When it absolutely…”

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… positively has to be there overnight – FedEx

Complete the jingle or slogan:

 

“All the news that’s…”

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…fit to print – New York Times

Complete the jingle or slogan:

“We’ll leave the…”

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…light on for you – Hotel 6

Complete the jingle or slogan:

“Melt in your mouth….”

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… not in your hands – M&Ms