“Laughter is the best medicine,” is actually a true statement. Laughing releases chemicals in the brain, which in turn make a person feel better. In previous blogs Laura Torres talked about the value of jokes and knock-knock jokes and shared some of her favorites. But I prefer riddles. They require the listener to really think about the question before answering. Typically the obvious answer is incorrect. The one telling the riddle is usually the one to get the best laugh.
Q. A plane crashes on the border of the United States and Canada. Where do they bury the survivors?
A. No where. You don’t bury survivors.
Q. Before Mt. Everest was discovered, what was the tallest mountain in the world?
A. Mt. Everest
Q. How many birth days does the average man have?
A. Only one.
Q. Which weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of gold?
A. Neither they both weigh a pound.
Q. Johnny’s mother had three children. The first child was named April. The second child was named May. What was the third child’s name?
Q. If, having only one match, on a freezing winter day, you entered a room, which contained a lamp, a kerosene heater, and a wood burning stove, which should you light first.
A. The match of course.
Q. If there are 5 apples on the counter and you take away 2, how many do you have?
A. You have 2. The other 3 are on the counter.
Q. How many acorns grow on the average pine tree?
A. None. Pine trees don’t have acorns.
Q. How can you go without sleep for seven days and not be tired?
A. Sleep at night.
Q. How many beans can you put in an empty bag?
A. One. After that the bag isn’t empty.
Q. How much dirt is there in a hole exactly one foot deep and one foot across?
A. None. A hole is empty.
Q. A man was driving a black truck. His lights were not on. The moon was not out. A lady was crossing the street. How did the man see her?
A. It was a bright, sunny day.
Q. What is greater than god, more evil than the devil, the poor have it, the rich need it, and if you eat it you will eventually die?
A. The answer is the word “nothing”.
Q. You are a prisoner in a room with two doors. One leads to freedom. The other leads to a den of lions. In front of each door is a man. One always tells the truth. The other always tells a lie. You have no idea which man is in front of which door. You can ask one of the men one question to correctly determine the doorway to freedom. What question do you ask and to which man?
A. You can ask either man this question, “Which door will the other man tell me is the den of lions?” Whichever door he points out, you select the opposite. (Because the man who tells the truth will tell you what the liar would say, who would lie. The liar would not tell what the truthful man would say because he always lies.)