belly button

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In 2012 scientists collected swaps from 60 different belly buttons and grew the bacteria in petri dishes. They found 2,368 different bacterial species. What’s even more astonishing: 1,458 of them might be completely knew to science. By the way, you … Read More

cotton candy

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Cotton candy was invented by a dentist. I guess, he was suffering from a lack of patients… Even more surprising: A cone of cotton candy contains less sugar than a can of soda! The first individually wrapped penny candy was … Read More

ferris wheel

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The first steel Ferris wheel was built for the World Exhibition in Chicago in 1893. The organizers were looking for a big attraction to outshine the Eiffel tower. The Ferris wheel was the biggest and most daring of the time, … Read More

chocolate chip cookies

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The inventor of the chocolate chip cookie gave their idea to nestle in exchange for a lifetime supply of chocolate. Chocolate is toxic for dogs and cats. Humans can also die from chocolate poisoning, although you would have to eat … Read More

horses

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Male and female horses have a different number of teeth, 40 and 36 respectively. Horses are the land mammals with the largest eyes. Contrary to popular believe, they aren’t colour-blind. They don’t see all colours equally good: They have no … Read More

how old?

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Six people are standing in line for concert tickets. Their average age is 27. The average age of the first four people in line is 23. The average age of the last three people is 34. How old is the … Read More

true or lie

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Two kids are liars, three can only say the truth. Julia: ” Jack is only a liar, if John is telling the truth.”Jack: “If Joey doesn’t lie, then either Julia or John do.”Joey: ” Jane lies, as does Julia or … Read More

family dinner

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You are having a family-barbeque. In attendance are a grandfather, a grandmother, two fathers, two mothers, four children, three grandchildren, one brother, two sisters, two sons, two daughters, one father-in-law, one mother-in-law and one daughter-in-law. If every person is eating … Read More

odometer

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The odometer shows a palindromic number, a number that is the same written forwards and backwards. Two hours later the number is palindromic again. How fast was the car going, if the first number was 15,951 miles? Recently added riddles … Read More

shopping

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A Bikini and sunglasses cost 110 $ in total. The Bikini costs 100 $ more than the glasses. How much do the sunglasses cost? Recently added riddles belly button cotton candy ferris wheel chocolate chip cookies horses Other popular riddles … Read More

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