Mysteries

Mysteries

Here are some simple mysteries that seem really tough until you think about them. Just don't overthink, and you should be fine. Enjoy!

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A man is found murdered on a Sunday morning. The butler was in the main hall, the maid was getting the mail, the gardener was in the garden (duh), the cook was making breakfast, and his wife was asleep. Who is the killer?

A man is found murdered on a Sunday morning. The butler was in the main hall, the maid was getting the mail, the gardener was in the garden (duh), the cook was making breakfast, and his wife was asleep. Who is the killer?
The gardener
The butler
the maid
his wife
the cook

A man has to choose between three doors. Behind one is a room full of fire. Behind another are dozens of lions who haven't eaten in years. The last door holds a room full of assassins with guns. Which door should he pick to survive?

A man has to choose between three doors. Behind one is a room full of fire. Behind another are dozens of lions who haven't eaten in years. The last door holds a room full of assassins with guns. Which door should he pick to survive?
The room of fire
The room full of lions
The room with assassins

In the fairytale world, everyone either lies or tells the truth all the time. You meet Jack and Jill, and Jill tells you that they are both liars. Who is which?

In the fairytale world, everyone either lies or tells the truth all the time. You meet Jack and Jill, and Jill tells you that they are both liars. Who is which?
Jack lies, and Jill tells the truth
Jill lies, and Jack tells the truth
they both lie
they both tell the truth

If I say "Everything I tell you is a lie," am I telling the truth or a lie?

If I say "Everything I tell you is a lie," am I telling the truth or a lie?
Truth
Lie
Paradox

What is broken every time it's spoken?

What is broken every time it's spoken?

A sign above the barber's door says "I shave only those who do not shave themselves."
Does the barber shave himself?

A sign above the barber's door says "I shave only those who do not shave themselves."
Does the barber shave himself?
yes
no
paradox

A man is found shot dead in his study, slumped over the desk. A casset recorder was found and played. It began, "I can't go on. I have nothing to live for." Then comes the sound of the gunshot. How does the detective immediately know the man was murdered?

A man is found shot dead in his study, slumped over the desk. A casset recorder was found and played. It began, "I can't go on. I have nothing to live for." Then comes the sound of the gunshot. How does the detective immediately know the man was murdered?
The gun wasn't in the man's dominant hand
the tape started at the beginning
there were no fingerprints on the gun

Two men wear packs in the desert. One is dead, and has his pack closed. the other is alive, and his pack is open. What was in the packs?

Two men wear packs in the desert. One is dead, and has his pack closed. the other is alive, and his pack is open. What was in the packs?
Water
Food
Parachute
Tent

A man is terrified of the dark. Every night, he switches off the light and then sprints to his bed, 10 feet away. However, the other day he switched off the light and walked slowly to bed before the room went dark. He used only his finger to switch off the light. How did he manage it?

A man is terrified of the dark. Every night, he switches off the light and then sprints to his bed, 10 feet away. However, the other day he switched off the light and walked slowly to bed before the room went dark. He used only his finger to switch off the light. How did he manage it?

Which is heavier, a pound of feathers or a pound of lead?

Feathers
Lead
Niether
both

there is a family with a mother, father, and seven sisters. each sister has one brother. how many are in the family, total?

seven
eight
nine
ten
eleven
twelve
thirteen
fourteen