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Answers to the Riddles
  1. Pako - (Nails)
  2. Sampayan - (Clothesline)
  3. Tren - (Train)
  4. Gunting - (Scissors)
  5. Ulan - (Rain)
  6. Tubig - (Water)
  7. Banig - (Mat)
  8. Damit/Baro - (Dress)
  9. Kulambo - (Mosquito Net)
  10. Hikaw - (Earrings)
  11. Hangin - (Wind)
  12. Kulog - (Thunder)
  13. Gabi - (Night)
  14. Anino - (Shadow)
  15. Alkansiya - (Money Box)
  16. Bituin - (Star)
  17. Bahaghari - (Rainbow)
  18. Buwan - (Moon)
  19. Gata ng Niyog - (Coconut Milk)
  20. Payong - (Umbrella)

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  1. 26 - 63 = 1 (In other words, 2x2x2x2x2x2, which equals 64)
  2. Take the chicken over first. Go back and bring the grain next, but instead of leaving the chicken with the grain, come back with the chicken. Leave the chicken on the first side and take the fox with you. Leave it on the other side with the grain. Finally, go back over and get the chicken and bring it over.
  3. 3 socks. If the first sock is black, the second one could be black, in which case you have a matching pair. If the second sock is white, the third sock will be either black and match the first sock, or white and match the second sock.
  4. The numbers are in alphabetical order.
    (eight, five, four, nine, one, seven, six, ten, three, two, zero)
  5. Nothing. The 3 travelers paid a total of $27, making $25 for the hotel and $2 for the clerk. There is no missing $1.
  6. The eye color of the reader of this problem. The first sentence is the key: "You are the bus driver"
  7. Neither, roosters don't lay eggs.
  8. You get to figure this one out on your own :)  You just have to find the combination of people crossing back and forth in the normal way (there are two of them) that takes 17 minutes.
  9. By setting the snooze time to 9 minutes, the alarm clock only needs to watch the last digit of the time. So, if you hit snooze at 6.45, the alarm goes off again when the last digit equals 4. They couldn't make it 10 minutes, otherwise the alarm would go off right away, or it would take more circuitry.
  10. On a book shelf the first page of the first volume is on the "inside" __ __
    B| |                              | |F
    A|1 |...........................|10|R
    C| |                              | |O
    K| |                              | |N
    | |                                | |T

    so the bookworm eats only through the cover of the first volume, then 8 times 1000 pages of Volumes 2 - 9, then through the cover to the 1st page of Vol 10. He eats 8,000 pages.
  11. The wiseman tells them to switch camels.
  12. Since the bridge is 4 kilometers long, the halfway point would be 2 kilometers. The 18-wheeler would have used much more than 30g of fuel to drive 2 kilometers.
  13. It was during the day
  14. It's the cabin of a plane and the plane crashed.
  15. To rotate the handle on the mug so she can comfortably remove it.
  16. Beulah and Craig were hurricanes.
  17. The answer is 9 minutes. First, flip both hourglasses over and drop the egg into the water. When the four minute timer runs out, flip it again. When the seven minute timer runs out, flip it over. The egg has been cooking seven minutes. Now when the four minute timer runs out again (after eight minutes) flip the seven minute timer back over. Since the seven minute timer has been running only a minute between flips, there's a minute worth of sand left. And when that minute runs out, the egg will have been cooking for exactly nine minutes.
  18. Four canaries and three cages.

    If you put one canary in each cage, you have an extra bird without a cage. However, if you put two canaries in each cage then you have two canaries in the first cage, two canaries in the second cage and an extra cage.
  19. The next number in the sequence is 1113213211, because the rule for creating the next number is to simply describe the previous number. For example, you start of with 1, with is simply one 1, so the next number is 11. Now you have two 1's, so the next number is 21. Now you have one 2 and one 1, so the next number is 1211. The solution is to simply continue describing the previous number using only numbers.
  20. Four daughters and three sons.
  21. Mailbox
  22. Neither. They both weigh a ton.
  23. Tom
  24. Because they were triplets.
  25. Turn one light switch on, wait a few minutes, then turn it off and turn another light switch on. Go into the room and feel the light bulbs. The one that's still warm is connected to the switch that you first turned on, the one that is on was the second switch you turned on, and the last bulb is controlled by the switch that you didn't touch.
  26. Most people guess 5¢, but $1 more than 5¢ is $1.05, and if the bottle cost $1.05, the bottle and the cork would be $1.10, not $1.05. The cork actually costs 2½¢ and the bottle costs a dollar more, or $1 and 2½¢, making the total $1.05.
  27. None. The boat is floating on the water, so as the tide rises, so does the ladder.
  28. Light the first fuse on both ends and the second fuse at only one end. When the first fuse burns out you know 30 minutes have passed. Light the other end of the second fuse and when it burns out, 45 minutes have passed.
    1. Fill the 3-gallon bucket.
    2. Pour the 3 gallons of water into the 5-gallon bucket
    3. Fill the 3-gallon bucket again.
    4. Fill up the 5-gallon bucket with the 3-gallon bucket, leaving you with 1 gallon left in the 3-gallon bucket.
    5. Empty out the 5-gallon bucket.
    6. Pour the remaining 1 gallon of water from the 3-gallon bucket into the 5-gallon bucket.
    7. Fill the 3-gallon bucket.
    8. Pour the 3 gallons of water from the 3-gallon bucket into the 5-gallon bucket leaving you with 4 gallons of water in the 5-gallon bucket.
    An alternate solution:
    1. Fill up the 5 gallon bucket
    2. Pour it into 3 gallon bucket, leaving 2 gallons
    3. Empty out the 3 gallon bucket
    4. Pour the 2 gallons in the 5 gallon bucket into the 3 gallon bucket
    5. Fill up the 5 gallon bucket and pour it into the 3 gallon bucket until it's full, leaving 4 gallons in the 5 gallon bucket.
  29. A princess is as old as the prince will be when the princess is twice the age that the prince was when the princess’s age was half the sum of their present ages.
  30. She walked on the bridge towards Switzerland for 3 minutes and just as the guard was about to come out, she turned around walking back to Germany. The guard saw her and asked for her pass but she didn't have one and was sent back (or what the guard thought was back) to Switzerland. In her case it was the very country she wanted to go to.
  31. He made a perfect copy of a counterfeit bill.
  32. You will hang me..
  33. The trick is that the word dead represents a number in hexadecimal. That number in base 10, plus one to include yourself, is: 57005 + 1 = 57006.
  34. Take the fox over, return with nothing. Go over with one chicken, return with the fox. Go over with the second chicken, return with nothing. Finally, take the fox over.
  35. The man in the picture is his son. Since he doesn't have any brothers or sisters, the statement my father's son is himself. A shortened version would be this man's father is myself, so he is the father of the man in the picture.
  36. The surgeon was his mother.
  37. Asked the princess to touch his hand.
  38. They were facing each other. As to why his companion was smiling, the world may never know.
  39. Get off the merry-go-round.
  40. Take x coins, flip all of them and put them in one pile. The rest of the coins form the second pile.
  41. 3 cuts. Cut each link in one chain. Separate them, and use the links to join the ends of the 3 intact chains.
  42. 1/2 probability. There was a raging debate on this brain teaser, which I got from 3quarksdaily, and after many comments, the conclusion was that the problem is stated poorly, but there is a 1/2 probability that both of her children are girls.
  43. The one labeled both. Since you know it's labeled incorrectly, it must have all black marbles or all white marbles. After you determine what it contains, you can identify the other two boxes by the process of elimination.
  44. Remain unchanged. When frozen, the ice cube displaces its weight.
  45. I tricked you. It can't be done with just one try. But it can be done if you use the scale twice. Weigh three coins with three other coins. If they're the same, then weigh the two remaining coins and the heavier one is the counterfeit. If one of the groups of three was heavier, weigh two of that group of three. If they're even, the third is the counterfeit. Otherwise, the heavier one is the counterfeit.
  46. First weigh three coins against three others. If the weights are equal, weigh the remaining two against each other. The heavier one is the counterfeit. If one of the groups of three is heavier, weigh two of those coins against each other. If one is heavier, it's the counterfeit. If they have equal weight, the third coin is the counterfeit.
  47. 3, 3, and 8. The only groups of 3 factors of 72 to have non-unique sums are 2, 6, 6 and 3, 3, 8 (both add up to 14). The presence of a single oldest child eliminates 2,6,6.
  48. Ask either guard what door the other guard would say is the exit, then choose the opposite door.

    If you ask the guard who always tells the truth, he knows the other guard would lie, so he'll point you to the door leading to death. If you ask the guard who always lies, he knows the other guard would truthfully show you the exit, so he'll lie and point you to the door leading to death.
  49. Halfway. After that it will be running out of the forest.
  50. $1. If eggs are 12¢ a dozen, each egg costs 1¢, so 100 eggs would be 100¢, or $1.
  51. Place 1 white marble in one bowl, and place the rest of the marbles in the other bowl (49 whites, and 50 blacks).

    This way you begin with a 50/50 chance of choosing the bowl with just one white marble and living. But even if you choose the other bowl, you still have an almost 50% chance of picking one of the 49 white marbles. There are no guarantees in life, but this is your best bet at surviving.
  52. You can figure it out :}
  53. You can figure it out :]

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