Riddles – July 2023


Riddle: Thankful Patron

Submitted by:  Irwin T.

It was an especially hot day and a man was walking in the desert. In the distance, the man suddenly saw a restaurant. He rejoiced, ran to it, and immediately asked the waiter for a glass of water. Instead, the waiter pulled out a gun and pointed it at the man’s head. The man replied with, “thank you.” Why did the man thank the waiter?

Last Month’s Riddle: Pet Peeve


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?


Solution: The parrot was deaf!


Solved by: Madeline Gabbai, The Blum Family, Morris Kabani, Solly Kabani, Bella S., Mordechai Sabbagh, David Dweck, Marielle Dushey, The Big Cheese, and Mayer Chemtob


Junior Riddle:  A Numbers Game

Submitted by: Molly  B.

There is a 3-digit number. The second digit is four times as big as the third digit, while the first digit is three less than the second digit. What is the number?

Last Month’s Junior Riddle: Strange Subtraction


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


Solution: F  I V  E – Remove the 2 letters F and E from five and you are left with IV – which is the Roman numeral for four!


Solved by: The Blum Family, Morris Kabani, Bella S., The Shmulster, Solly Kabani, Mayer Chemtob, Rachel Esses, and Big Mike.