General Riddles

Fill in the sequence: 10 10 22 9 24 8 26 ?
7 Explanation: There are two series - 20, 22, 24, 26 and 10, 9, 8, 7.

I have just one, but with eight to spare, I am usually friendly, but I sometimes act like I don't care. What am I?
A cat (9 lives).

Complete the sequence: 4, 7, 15, 29, 59, 117 ?
235 Explanation: 4+3=7 7+4x2=15 15+7x2=29 29+15x2=59 59+29x2=117 117+59x2=235

People use me to keep themselves clean. I get slimmer whenever I do some work. After my workout is over people need water. Who am I?
A bar of soap.

Fill in the sequence: 1 2 3 2 1 2 3 4 2 ?
1 Explanation: Number of characters used in writing the numbers in roman numerals.

Tim came second in Math. When his mother asked him how much he had scored, he answered that he got the sum of the first 9 even numbers. His mother immediately worked out the answer. How much had he scored in Math?
90 Explanation: Sum = (n x n) + n Hence, 9 x 9 = 81 + 9 = 90

Two girls were born to the same mother, on the same day, at the same time, in the same month and year and yet they're not twins. How can this be?
The two babies are two of a set of triplets.

If there are 8 chocolates and you take away 5, how many do you have?
5 of course. If you take 5, what else do you expect to have?

Does the government of Texas permit a man to marry his widow's sister?
No question of legitimacy, because the man is already dead!

Once upon a time there were two neighbors - one very rich and the other quite poor. Both were singers. While the rich man would sing in concerts, the poor man used to sing by the roadside. The rich man had this tendency to ridicule the poor man for his singing abilities. Once the poor man got infuriated and challenged the rich man that he knew all the songs in the world and could sing any existing song with whatever names the rich man could give. The rich man decided to take up the challenge and to make it more exciting promised the poor man that he would give all his wealth to him if he could really do so. He gave him the names of his four children - Jack, Jonathan, Williams and Harry. The poor man sang and got all the wealth of the rich man. What song did he sing?
"Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday dear Jack. Happy birthday to you!" "Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday dear Jonathan. Happy birthday to you!" "Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday dear Williams. Happy birthday to you!" "Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday dear Harry. Happy birthday to you!" "Happy birthday to you" - is an existing song and can be sung with any name of the world.

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