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Posted by Rajesh Lal on March 27, 2010 – 8:33 pm
1. The strongest chains will not bind it
Ditch and rampart will not slow it down
A thousand soldiers cannot beat it
It can knock down trees with a single push
2. The one who made it
Didn’t want it
The one who bought it
Didn’t need it
The one who used it
Never saw it
What must you fill with empty hands?
4. Every creature in the world has seen it
But to their dying day they’ll never see
The same one again
5. Look in my face
I am somebody
Look at my back
I am nobody
6. A man leaves home and makes 3 left turns.
When he returns home he is met by two men
one of whom is wearing a mask. Who are they?
7. We love it more than life
We fear it more than death
The wealthy want for it
The poor have it in plenty
8. The light one breaks but never falls
His brother falls but never breaks
9. Which four letter sport begins with a ‘T’ ?
10. Assume there are approximately 6,000,000,000 (6 billion) people on
Earth. What would you estimate to be the result, if you multiply
together the number of fingers on every person’s left-hands? (For the
purposes of this exercise, thumbs count as fingers, for five fingers
per hand.) If you cannot estimate the number then try to guess how long
the number would be.
11. An archeologist proudly told that he had found four silver coins which, according to the inscription “649 B.C.”, should now be 2720 years old. The press considered him a fraud and a dreamer. Why?
12. He got it in the woods
And brought it home in his hand
Because he couldn’t find it.
The more he looked for it
The more he felt it. When he
finally found it he threw it away.
13. This wondrous thing, though not
An herb, can help comfort the weak
And the dying. It can even be used to
Rally the troops, or make one start
Laughing or crying
14. A New York city hairdresser recently said that he would rather cut the hair of three Canadians than one New Yorker. Why?
15. This sparkling globe
Can float on water
And weighs no more
Than a feather
Yet despite its weight
Ten giants could
Never pick it up
16. How could a baby fall out of a twenty-story building onto the ground and live?
17. Whoever has it is angry
Whoever loses it is even angrier
Whoever wins it has it no more
18. This engulfing thing
Is strange indeed
The greater it grows
The
less you see
19. It can pierce the best armor
And make swords crumble with a rub
Yet for all its power
It can’t harm a club
20. Today he is there to trip you up
And he will torture you tomorrow
Yet he is also there to ease the pain
When you are lost in grief and sorrow
21. She has tasteful friends
And tasteless enemies
Tears are often shed on her behalf
Yet never has she broken a heart
22. What goes with a wagon that
doesn’t benefit the wagon
but the wagon cannot move without it?
23. Passed from father to son
And shared between brothers
Its importance is unquestioned
Though it is used more by others
24. Never resting, never still
Moving silently, hill to hill
It does not walk, run nor trot
All is cool where it is not
25. Though easy to spot
When allowed to plume
It is hard to see
When held in a room
26. Brought to the table
Cut and served
Never eaten
27. Has feather
But can’t fly
Rests on legs
But can’t walk
28. This side of a cat
Has the most hair
29. What has keys that open no locks
space but no room
and you can enter but not go in
30. I am slim and tall
Many find me desirable and appealing
They touch me and I give a false good feeling
Once I shine in splendor
But only once and then no more
For many I am “to die for”
31. This old one runs forever
But never moves at all
He has not lungs nor throat
But still a mighty roaring call
32. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?
33. You are visiting an island on which two tribes of natives live. One tribe has black soles and always lies; the other tribe has white soles and always tells the truth. There are three natives standing near you. You can’t see the bottoms of their feet, and indeed you find out it is extremely rude to look at another’s soles, but you are curious so you ask the first man, “Sir, what colour are your soles?” Now he happens to understand English, but he can’t speak it, so he replies in his native tongue, “Glub Glub.” You turn to the second man and ask, “Sir, what did he say?” The second man replies, “He said he has white soles.” Now to be sure, you turn to the third and ask, “Sir, what colour soles does this second man have?” The third man replies, “Sir, he has black soles.” Now the question is, what colour are the third native’s soles?
34. A man lives in the penthouse of an apartment building. Every morning he takes the elevator down to the lobby and leaves the building. Upon his return, however, he can only travel halfway up in the lift and has to walk the rest of the way – unless it’s raining.
35. A police officer saw a truck driver clearly going the wrong way down a one-way street, but did not try to stop him. Why not?
36. There was once a recluse who never left his home. The only time anyone ever visited him was when his food and supplies were delivered, but they never came inside. Then, one storm winter night when an icy gale was blowing, he had a nervous breakdown. He went upstairs, turned off all the lights and went to bed. Next morning, he had caused the deaths of several hundred people. How?
37. You throw away the outside and cook the inside. Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside. What did you eat?
38. What can run but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a head but never weeps, has a bed but never sleeps?
39. I never was, am always to be,
No one ever saw me, nor ever will,
And yet I am the confidence of all
To live and breathe on this terrestrial ball.
– Karl Sharman

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