Riddles

An electric train is heading 90mph south and the wind is blowing 100mph south. Which way is the smoke blowing?

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It’s an electric train so there’s no smoke.

A man locked his son out of the house. The son thanked him. Explain.

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The son, in his late teens, was spoiled and idle. The father correctly inferred that evicting him and forcing him to earn his own way would benefit him, however unpleasant it would be at first. When the son found a job and had worked at it for a while, he understood how his father’s actions had made his life more respectable and constructive, therefore he thanked his father.

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?

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The river was frozen. (And, the dog did NOT stop at a bar on the way back to get liquored up)

A man runs into a bar and asks for a glass of water. The bartender pulls out a shotgun and yells at him. The man thanks the bartender and walks out of the bar happily. Why did the man thank the bartender?

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Hiccups

One hundred people were traveling down the Amazon river on a flat boat when the boat in calm water capsized and all were drowned.

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A huge snake was sighted hanging over the river from a free branch. The passengers panicked and all of them ran to one side to get away, capsizing the boat.

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