a bedtime riddle if you can't sleep

Started by: i-spy (15002) 

Answer all seven of the following questions with the same word

1. The word has seven letters...
2. It preceded God...
3. It is greater than God...
4. It is more evil than the devil...
5. All poor people have it...
6. Wealthy people need it....
7. If you eat it, you will die.

Good luck

Started: 29th Sep 2011 at 23:01

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive)


Replied: 30th Sep 2011 at 08:21

Posted by: dustaf (inactive)

I bet the damned coolie was up all night googling that one.

Replied: 30th Sep 2011 at 14:08

Posted by: i-spy (15002) 

it just proves that gwim never sleeps in his never ending quest to store even more knowledge.

Replied: 30th Sep 2011 at 15:29

Posted by: dustaf (inactive)



I think the word may be


He'd be nowt bowt google.

Replied: 30th Sep 2011 at 15:33

Posted by: veg grower (inactive)

or sickipedia???

Replied: 30th Sep 2011 at 15:36

Posted by: i-spy (15002) 

let's see how long this lasts.
Its just pure logic.

1. In a street there are five houses, painted five different colours.
2. In each house lives a person of different nationality
3. These five homeowners each drink a different kind of beverage, smoke different brand of cigar and keep a different pet.



1. The Brit lives in a red house.
2. The Swede keeps dogs as pets.
3. The Dane drinks tea.
4. The Green house is next to, and on the left of the White house.
5. The owner of the Green house drinks coffee.
6. The person who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.
7. The owner of the Yellow house smokes Dunhill.
8. The man living in the centre house drinks milk.
9. The Norwegian lives in the first house.
10. The man who smokes Blends lives next to the one who keeps cats.
11. The man who keeps horses lives next to the man who smokes Dunhill.
12. The man who smokes Blue Master drinks beer.
13. The German smokes Prince.
14. The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
15. The man who smokes Blends has a neighbour who drinks water.

good luck

Replied: 30th Sep 2011 at 15:40

Posted by: dustaf (inactive)

PC Plum.

or sickipedia???

Just asking for bother, that is.

No wonder..etc..

Replied: 30th Sep 2011 at 15:49

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive)

The one with the fish tank/Pond.

Replied: 30th Sep 2011 at 15:51

Posted by: i-spy (15002) 

must try harder.
where's jo anne. she'll work it out for us all.

Replied: 30th Sep 2011 at 16:00

Posted by: dustaf (inactive)

Is Jo Anne one of the 2%?

Replied: 30th Sep 2011 at 16:30

Posted by: i-spy (15002) 

most definitely

Replied: 30th Sep 2011 at 16:38

Posted by: dustaf (inactive)

Aye, the googlers.

Replied: 30th Sep 2011 at 16:53

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

I like to Google.

I-spy - is the fish a red herring? (Without Google's help.)

Replied: 30th Sep 2011 at 18:05

Posted by: dustaf (inactive)

Not one of the 2% ers then.

Replied: 30th Sep 2011 at 18:06

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

I'm a genius.

(I just don't know which genus my I belongs in.)

Where does the 2% come from?

Replied: 30th Sep 2011 at 18:17
Last edited by jo anne: 6th Oct 2011 at 09:20:21

Posted by: dustaf (inactive)

Where does the 2% come from?



Via google

Einstein's Riddle. Also possibly attributed to Lewis Carol.

Replied: 30th Sep 2011 at 18:28

Posted by: dustaf (inactive)

The zebra puzzle is a well-known logic puzzle. It is often called Einstein's Puzzle or Einstein's Riddle because it is said to have been invented by Albert Einstein as a boy; it is sometimes claimed that only 2% of the population can solve it.

I know a naughty zebra joke.

Replied: 30th Sep 2011 at 18:33

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive)

Tsk @ Ze googling!

Replied: 30th Sep 2011 at 18:41

Posted by: veg grower (inactive)

The zebra puzzle is like those that you get in the quiz books (compendiums) if you set it out in columns it isn't that hard, if you take time and evaluate everything - it is quite easy.

I just looked on wiki and they said because of a certain reference it can't be attributed to Einstein or Lewis Carroll.

ps whats that joke about zebras?

Replied: 30th Sep 2011 at 18:41

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

Thank you so much for your confidence in me, I-spy.

I don't think I put the logical in biological though.

Replied: 30th Sep 2011 at 19:03
Last edited by jo anne: 30th Sep 2011 at 19:04:26

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive)

What can zebras have that no other animals can have?

Replied: 30th Sep 2011 at 19:30

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

Baby zebras?

Replied: 30th Sep 2011 at 19:33

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive)

Replied: 30th Sep 2011 at 19:55

Posted by: dustaf (inactive)

Anyone doing the naughty one?

Replied: 30th Sep 2011 at 21:38

Posted by: i-spy (15002) 

then there's the penguin puzzle

Replied: 30th Sep 2011 at 23:34

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive)

The 7 dwarfs are all excited as the new pope is visiting fairy story land.
All week they nudge Dopey sniggering "Well you can finally ask your question!", to which Dopey replies every time "Shurrup willya!"
Finally the day arrives and all the dwarfs are lined up with the other characters from the Snow White story, he shakes hands with the evil Queen, then Snow White then slowly makes his way down the line of the dwarfs.
As he approaches Dopey theres a small chant which gets louder and louder "Ask him.ask him...ask him ASK HIM>!"
"Ask me what?" Questions the pope.
The dwarfs shove Dopey forward "ASK HIM!",
"What would you like to know?", says his holiness.
"Well", begins Dopey, "Are any of your nuns black?"
"Hm" ponders the pope "As a religion we catholics don't differentiate between creed so its more than probable that quite a few of our nuns are black . Does that answer your question?"
ASK HIM!! shout the dwarfs.
"Is there more to your question young man?"
" any of your nuns work in Antarctica?"
"well young man we have nuns all around the globe so its more than likely that we have a couple in Antarctica. Does that answer your question?"
ASK HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yell the dwarfs!
"Is there more to this question?" asks the pope now getting more than annoyed.
"Erm..................................are any of these black nuns in Antarctica dwarfs?!
"WHAT"! Splutters the pope.
"I'm sure if we had a black dwarf nun in Antarctica i would have heard of it. So in answer to your question NO!"
All the dwarfs collapse on the floor pissing themselves laughing.

Replied: 1st Oct 2011 at 07:17

Posted by: cindy (5916) 

Like that one gwim

Replied: 1st Oct 2011 at 14:29

Posted by: ecmdj (8186) 

hahaha lol

Replied: 1st Oct 2011 at 19:56

Posted by: i-spy (15002) 

Why there are no dead penguins on the ice in Antarctica –
Where do they go? ........


It is a known fact that the penguin is a very ritualistic bird which lives an extremely ordered and complex life.
The penguin is very committed to its family and will mate for life, as well as maintaining a form of compassionate contact with its offspring throughout its life. If a penguin is found dead on the ice surface, other members of the family and social circle have been known to dig holes In the ice, using their wings and beaks, until the hole is deep enough for the dead bird to be rolled into and buried.
The male penguins then gather in a circle around the fresh grave and sing:

“Freeze a jolly good fellow"
"Freeze a jolly good fellow."

Then they kick him in the ice hole.

Replied: 16th Oct 2011 at 20:15

Posted by: i-spy (15002) 

The german lives in the green house,drinks coffee,smokes prince and keeps fish,

Hope that's clear

Replied: 24th Sep 2012 at 22:49

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

Praise the Lord. I can sleep again!

Replied: 25th Sep 2012 at 08:46

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

Yes, thanks, I-spy.

Riddles can disturb sleep.

(Possibly a problem for that German who lives in the green house, smokes prince and keeps fish ...

... all that coffee drinking. )

Replied: 3rd Oct 2012 at 10:30

Posted by: i-spy (15002) 

It's a great relief to have a pal like Jimmy

Replied: 3rd Oct 2012 at 15:06


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