Perplexing Puzzles



How can you throw a ball as hard as you can and have it come back to you, even if it doesn’t hit anything, there is nothing attached to it and no one else catches or throws it?



A seagull flying 100 feet from the ground casts a shadow whose wingspan is exactly three feet.  If the same seagull flies at 200 feet, how wide is the wingspan of its shadow now?




A man is lying dead in a field. Next to him there is an unopened package. There is no other creature in the field. How did he die?




Why don’t polar bears eat penguins?



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No answers, though—you still have to think!



Which is swifter, heat or cold?


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?


Two students are sitting on opposite sides of the same desk. There is nothing in between them but the desk. Why can't they see each other?


Why can't you take a picture of a Uzbekistani woman with hair curlers?


A man rode into town on Friday. He stayed for three nights and then left on Friday. How can this be?


Anthony and Cleopatra are lying dead on the floor of a villa in Egypt. Nearby is a broken bowl. There is no mark on either of their bodies and they were not poisoned. How did they die?


What goes up and down the stairs without moving?


Jake was standing on one side of the river, and his dog Scruffy was standing on the other side. "Come on Scruffy, come, boy!" shouted Jake. Scruffy crossed the river, ran to Jake, and got a treat for being a good dog. The amazing thing was that Scruffy didn't even get wet! How did Scruffy do that?


How do you fix a broken jack-o-lantern?


I’m as light as a feather, but the strongest man can’t hold me for more than a minute.  What am I?


What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?


You throw away the outside and cook the inside.  Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside.  What is it?


A man jogs from home, takes three left turns, then jogs back home, where he is confronted by two masked men.  He isn't worried.  Why not?


Here on earth it is true that yesterday is always before today, but there is a place where yesterday always follows today. Where?


I went into the woods and got it.  I sat down to seek it.  I brought it home with me because I couldn’t find it.  What is it?


A girl who was just learning to drive went down a one-way street in the wrong direction, but didn't break the law. How come?


There is three errers in this sentence; what are they?


What are the next three letters in this series?  w a t n t l __ __ __


How much dirt is in a round hole that is 9 feet deep with a diameter of 3 feet?


What order are these numbers in?      8  5  4  9  1  7  6  3  2  0


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