General Riddles

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?

How can you lift a hippopotamus with one hand?
You won't find a hippo having one hand!

Mr. & Mrs. Smith went for a picnic. Mrs. Smith has 5 sons and each son has a sister who has 5 daughters each of whom have 1 brother each. How many of them went for the picnic?
2 people. Explanation: The puzzle only says that Mr. and Mrs. Smith went for a picnic. It does not say that the others accompanied them.

What is half of 4 plus 4?
6. Explanation: Half of 4 is 2 and then plus 4 is 6.

I am fair and shiny. People use me to find how hot they are. Some call me God. Who am I?

How many pairs of animals did Moses take with him on his Ark to save the world's animals from the Great Flood?
It was not Moses, but Noah, who built an Ark to save the world's animals from the Great Flood.

What comes twice in a week, once in a year, but never in a month or a day?
The Letter 'E'.

A grandfather, a father and 2 sons were having tea in the garden. But there are only 3 cups on the table. Justify how.
Grandfather is the father of one son and he himself also has one son. That makes two fathers and two sons.

I cannot speak but I tell everything. I am not a tree but I have leaves. I have hinges but I am neither a door nor a window. Who am I?

You can catch me but cannot throw me. Who am I?

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