I drift forever with the current down these long canals they've made. Tame, yet wild, I run elusive, multitasking to your aid. Before I came the world was a darker place. Colder, sometimes, rougher true. But though I might make living easy, I'm good at killing too.
What am I?
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?
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).
Share the gold with only 51% of the pirates. The other 49% will want to kill you but who cares - they're the minority! This way you'll get the max amount of gold with the majority of pirates voting to keep you alive.
"Great Job You Got It"
This riddle is named after Julius Caesar, who is thought to be first to use this cipher.
Simply count the letters and arrange them in groups of the same number, here 4 will be easiest. It will be make 4 rows of 4. Then you put the rows one above the other and read updown, like so:
G T Y O
R J O T
E O U I
A B G T
Until you find the message.
A hundred stones are placed, in a straight line, a yard distant from each other. How many yards must a person walk, who undertakes to pick them up, and place them in a basket stationed one yard from the first stone?
To collect the stones, the person must walk 1 yard to pick up the first stone, and then they had to double the distance each time - 2 yards, 4 yards, 8 yards etc.
To find the answer we multiply 202 by 50 = 10,100 yards.
There is a 5 gallon and a 3 gallon bottle. You also have a hose with unlimited water. How are you gonna make the 5 gallon have 4 gallons using your items?
(You don't know the exact dimensions of a gallon)
You fill the five gallon up and pour it into the 3 gallon. The dump the 3 gallon out and pour what was left in the 5 gallon into the 3 gallon so that you have 2 gallons in the 3 gallon. Then fill the 5 gallon up and pour it into the 3 gallon to fill it up. Now you have 4 gallons in the 5 gallons.
This was Gollum's final riddle from The Hobbit:
"This thing all things devours;
Bird, beasts, trees, flowers;
Gnaws iron, bites steel;
Grinds hard stones to meal;
Slay king, ruins town,
and beats a mountain down."
Well since you know you are not one of the cursed you can go down a tunnel yourself but you want a good answer from the rest so you split the groups in three leaving two left. Let those two go down one tunnel and the other six go down two separate tunnels as well. When you all meet back 20 minutes later either you have found the tunnel or someone else. Now look at the rule majority rules. If the group of three has 2 people saying it wasn't down that tunnel then you should know it wasn't down that tunnel and one of the liars have been spotted. Same with the other group of three as well as the group of two. Judging by the answers the groups gave you, you should go down the right tunnel and head to safety while the spirits possessing the two people should leave and all is well.