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Unanswered Riddles

Why do we park on the driveway, and drive on the parkway?

Why do we send shipments by car, and cargo by ship?

The Farmer and the Fox

The Riddle: A farmer has to transport a fox, a goose and a sack of grain across a river. The boat is so small that there is room only for him and one of the others at a time, but if he leaves the fox and goose together the fox will kill the goose; and if the goose and the sack of grain are left together the goose will eat the grain. How does he get them all over?

Answer: 1st journey—He takes the goose only, leaving the fox and grain. He returns leaving the goose on the other side. 2nd journey—He takes the fox over, leaves the fox on the other side, returns with the goose. 3rd journey—He takes the grain over, leaving it on the other side with the fox. He returns and picks up the goose again, taking it over on the 4th journey.

Alternatives (for you smart alecs):

A2: Geese can swim so he takes the fox over first, with the goose tethered and swimming behind each journey. Returns and picks up grain (2 Journeys).

A3: Fox and grain in boat, both farmer and goose swim, farmer pushing boat (1 Journey).

In the Field

There is a field with sheep and cows.

Each sheep can see twice as many cows as it can see sheep.

Each cow can see the same number of sheep as it can see cows.

How many cows and how many sheep are there?

A: Each cow can see the other 3 cows and the 3 sheep, and each sheep can see the 4 cows and the other 2 sheep. 3 Sheep, 4 Cows.

Short Riddles

Q: Why did the boy thow the clock out the window?

A: Because he wanted to see time fly.

Q: Why do bees hum?

A: Because they don’t know the words!

Q: What has six wheels and flies?

A: A garbage truck

Q: I run over fields and woods all day. Under the bed at night I sit not alone. My tongue hangs out, up and to the rear, awaiting to be filled in the morning. What am I?

A: A shoe.

Q: What do you call a very good farmer?

A: A man outstanding (out standing) in his field.

Q: Mary’s father has five daughters: 1. Nana, 2. Nene, 3. Nini, 4. Nono. What is the name of the fifth daughter?

A: Mary. The first four daughters all have names with the first 4 vowels, so if someone does not think about the question, they may say the name with the fifth vowel, Nunu. The answer was given at the beginning of the question.