General Riddles

The diameter of a hole is 4ft 5in. How much dirt does it contain?
A hole has no dirt in it. It contains only air.

I am so fragile that even if anybody says my name I break. Who am I?

What occurs once in every minute, twice in every moment, yet never in a thousand years?
The letter m.

A container without hinges, lock or a key, yet a golden treasure lies inside me. What am I?

I have one letter but my name is spelled with eight. What am I?
Envelope

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

A ladder hangs over the side of a ship anchored in a port. The bottom rung touches the water. The distance between rungs is 20 cm and the length of the ladder is 180 cm. The tide is rising at the rate of 15 cm each hour. When will the water reach the seventh rung from the top?
If the tide is raising water, then it is raising the ship on water, too. So water will reach still the first rung.

Two children, who were all tangled up in their reckoning of the days of the week, paused on their way to school to straighten matters out. "When the day after tomorrow is yesterday," said Priscilla, "then 'today' will be as far from Sunday as that day was which was 'today' when the day before yesterday was tomorrow!" On which day of the week did this puzzling prattle occur?
The two children were so befogged over the calendar that they had started on their way to school on Sunday morning!

If it took fifteen men ten days to build a tower, how long would it take four men to build it?
No time at all, as the tower it is already built!

A woman met one of her classmates after 20 long years. After exchanging pleasantries, the first woman told the other that she has 4 children, half of them female. At this, the other woman smiled and replied, even half of her children too are female. However, she has 3 children. How is this possible?
The second woman has all female children.

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