Riddles

A man was born in Greece, raised in Spain, and died in San Francisco. What is he?

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Dead

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

An ordinary American citizen with no passport visits over 30 foreign countries in one day. He is welcomed in each country and leaves each one of his own accord. How?

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The man is a mail carrier delivering mail to foreign embassies. When inside the embassy, he is in that respective country.

How many bricks does it take to complete a building made of bricks?

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The last one

Why was a fictitious name added to an airplane’s passenger list?

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In this true case, many vacationers who flew with a certain airline had their homes burglarized while they were away. The police added a false name (but real address) to the list and caught the burglar red-handed when he broke in. It turned out that his sister worked for the airline and passed the list of passenger addresses to her nefarious brother.

A man left his house to get a drink but died because his watch stopped. Why?

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The man is Count Dracula who leaves his house for a nightly drink of blood. However, his watch has stopped and what he thinks is night is actually a solar eclipse. He is caught in the sunlight and he dies.

A woman is writing in capital letters. She has difficulty writing the letters A, E, F, G, H, and L but no difficulty with and C, K, M, N, V, and W. Why?

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She is writing along the top of a closed book, on the top of the pages. Any letter with a horizontal line in it is difficult since the pen tends to slip down between the pages.

I’m not clothes but I cover your body. The more I’m used the thinner I grow. What am I?

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A bar of soap

Never resting, never still, moving silently from hill to hill. It does not walk, run or trot. All is cool where it is not. What is it?

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Sunshine

What hired killer never goes to jail?

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An exterminator (executioner also works)

Flat as a leaf, round as a ring, has two eyes but can’t see a thing.

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A button (a quarter also works)

Shadow dropped in to visit his friend Captain Frank and found him sleeping on his couch. There was fresh blood on the ceiling above his head, but nowhere else in the room. Shadow anxiously woke him to check his condition only to find that everything was fine. How could Captain Frank’s blood be on the ceiling but nowhere else?

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Captain Frank had swatted a mosquito that had been feasting on him while he tried to sleep.