The Short Cut and the Train

Walking home one day, you take a short cut along the train tracks. The tracks cross a narrow bridge over a deep gorge. At the point you are 3/8 of the **way** across the bridge, you hear the train whistle somewhere behind you. You charge across the bridge, and jump off the track as the train is about to run you down. As it happens, if you had gone the other **way**, you would have **reached** safety just before being run over as well. If you can run ten miles per hour, how fast is the train moving?

How Many Pluses

How many pluses should we put between the digits of 987,654,321 to get a total of 99, and where?

Twelve Flags

Twelve flags stand equidistant along the track at the stadium. The runners start at the first flag. A runner **reaches** the eighth flag 8 seconds after he starts. If he runs at an even speed, how many seconds does he need altogether to **reach** the twelfth flag?

Through Cities and Towns

The Egg Roll

There is a rooster sitting on top of a barn. If it laid an egg, which **way** would it roll?

Google Riddles - Divvying Up the Booty

You're a pirate captain and your crew is about to divvy up the gold you've plundered. They are waiting for your wisdom on the subject.
However, if less than half the pirate crew agree with your division of the gold, they will make you "walk the plank".
How would you divvy up the gold in a **way** that will keep you alive and with your pockets full of gold?
(The 'Google Riddles' are interview questions those who wish to get hired were asked).

An Ant On a Rope

An ant gets onto one end of a tight rope that is 1 meter long. The ant is traveling at 1 centimeter per second, but the entire rope is being stretched an extra 1 meter (1,000 centimeters) a second (it can be stretched forever).
Will the ant ever **reach** the other end of the rope?

The Cop and the Truck Driver

A truck driver is going the opposite direction to the other traffic on a one-**way** street. A police officer sees him but doesn't stop him. Why doesn't the police officer stop him?

The Tenth Floor

A man who lives on the tenth floor takes the elevator down to the first floor every morning and goes to work. In the evening, when he comes back, on a rainy day, or if there are other people in the elevator, he goes to his floor directly. Otherwise, he goes to the seventh floor and walks up three flights of stairs to his apartment. Why?

Finish this sequence top to bottom...

Look at this sequence from top to bottom. What is the next number in the sequence?
1
11
21
1211
111221
312211
?

Four Brothers Who Run

We are four brothers who always stand the same distance from each other. We run and we run but never **reach** each other. What are we?

Google Riddle - The Phone Number

You want Bob to have your phone number, but for some reason you can't ask him directly. You have to write Bob a note, and pass it to him through Lucy. Lucy can give you a note back with Bob's reply, but you don't want Lucy to know your phone number herself.
What will you write on the note to Bob?

Google Riddle - The Ski Lift

You're on a ski lift, going from the bottom of the mountain to the top. How many chairs from the other side will you pass by?
A few choices:
1. Half of them
2. 2/3 of them
3. All of them (but yours)
4. 3/4 of them
(The 'Google Riddles' are interview questions those who wish to get hired were asked).

The Sister in the Woods

You are lost in the woods and the path you are following forks into two: a path to the left and one to the right. One path will lead you to safety while the other will cause you to be lost forever.
At the fork are two twin sisters who know which path is which. The sisters are identical in every **way** except one: one of the sisters always tells the truth while the other always lies.
You can ask only one question and you donâ€™t know which sister is which. What can you say to them so you know which path to take?

Google Riddles - The Glass of Water

You put a glass of water on a record turntable and begin slowly increasing the speed. What happens first -- does the glass slide off, tip over, or does the water splash out?
(The 'Google Riddles' are interview questions those who wish to get hired were asked).

The Angle of the Clock

What's the angle between minute hand and hour hand at a quarter past three?

5 Pirates Find Gold

5 pirates are parting **ways** after finding a treasure of 100 pieces of gold. The pirates decide to split it based on a vote. Each pirate, from oldest to youngest, gets to propose a plan on how to split the gold.
If at least 50 percent of the other remaining pirates agree on the plan, that is how they will split the gold. If less than 50 percent of the pirates agree, the pirate who came up with the plan will be thrown overboard. Each pirate is smart, greedy, and wants to throw as many others overboard as possible without reducing the amount of gold they get.
What plan can the first (oldest) pirate propose to live and get as much gold as possible?

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