Riddles – May 2023


Riddle: Pet Peeve

Submitted by:  Sally T.

A pet shop owner had a parrot with a sign on its cage that said, “Parrot repeats everything it hears.” Davey bought the parrot and for two weeks he spoke to it and it didn’t say a word. He returned the parrot but the shopkeeper said he never lied about the parrot. How can this be?


Last Month’s Riddle: What Am I?

Turn me on my side and I am everything. Cut me in half and I am nothing. What am I?

Solution: The number 8.  On its side, it looks like an infinity sign. Cut in half, it looks like two zeros.

Solved By: Daniel Ovadia, Big Mike, Madeline Gabbai, Basya Zee, Ronnie Betesh, The Blum Family, The Swed Family, Morris Kabani, and Eli Nuseiri.


Junior Riddle: Strange Subtraction

Submitted by:  Irwin F.

How can you take 2 from 5 and be left with 4?



Last Month’s Junior Riddle: Word Trivia

What is unusual about the following words: revive, banana, grammar, voodoo, assess, potato, dresser, uneven?


Solution: If you take the first letter of each word and place it at the end, it’ll spell the same word backwards.


Solved By: Big Mike, Madeline Gabbai, Raymond Dabbah, The Blum Family, Mayer Chemtob, Barbara Chehebar, The Big Cheese, and The Shmulster.