General Riddles

There are 17 pigeons sitting in a row on a wall. A boy shoots the fifth pigeon. How many pigeons remain?
None. Explanation: They all fly away at the sound of the gunshot.

6 15 18 20 ? = FORTY
25. Explanation: Replace each number with the corresponding letters in the alphabet. 6 = F 15 = O 18 = R 20 = T 25 = Y

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?

I am a drink. I am also an alphabet? Who am I?

Fill in the blanks. Both words are anagrams of each other. This year the top 10 horse ______ took place in this huge ground measuring two _______.
races, acres

I am in the beginning of sorrow and sadness. You will find me in happiness also. You will find me in sun and stars but not in moon. I am in summer and spring but not in fall or winter. Who am I?
The alphabet S.

He has married many women, but has never been married. Who is he?
A priest.

Let us imagine that you are standing at the southern-most point of the earth. Now on the eastern side of that point is an island and on the western side of that point is a lake. Which one is closer to you - the island or the lake - and why?
Neither of the two because when you are standing at the southern-most point of the earth, all directions are north.

When you buy me I am black in color. When you use me I am red and when you discard me I am grey in color. Who am I?
Charcoal

I am clean when I look black and dirty when I look white. Who am I?
Blackboard

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