You use a knife to slice my head,
And weep beside me when I’m dead.

What am I?

Broken Window

One snowy night, Sherlock Holmes was in his house sitting by a fire. All of a sudden a snowball came crashing through the window, breaking it. Holmes got up and looked out just in time to see three neighborhood kids who were brothers run around the corner. Their names were John Crimson, Mark Crimson, and Paul Crimson.

The next day Holmes got a note on his door that read:

“? Crimson. He broke your window.”

Which of the three Crimson brothers should Sherlock Holmes question about the incident?

He should question Mark. The note read: “QUESTION MARK Crimson. He broke your window.”

The Common One

Kings and queens may cling to power, and the jester’s got his call,
But, as you may all discover, the common one outranks them all.

The answer is THE ACE IN A DECK OF CARDS.

Roll a Pencil

You roll a 5 sided pencil on the table. On one of its sides, it is written “HB Pencil”, the others are blank. What is the chance that the side with text on it ends up straight on top?

The chance is 0%. Since the pencil has an odd number of sides, it is impossible that any of them ends up straight on top.

Rich and Poor

Who is richer – the richest among the poor or the poorest among the rich?

The poorest among the rich is richer than the richest among the poor. That is because any rich person is by default richer than any poor person.

Maze Design

How can you design a maze in just 10 seconds, which can not be solved in under 5 seconds?

Just quickly draw a maze in the shape of a spiral. The other person must be twice as fast as you in order to solve it.

Young, Middle-Aged, Old

When young, I am sweet in the sun.
When middle-aged, I make you gay.
When old, I am valued more than ever.

What am I?

The Yolk of the Egg

What is correct to say – “the yolk of the egg is white” or “the yolk of the egg are white”?

Neither – the yolk of the egg is yellow.

Product

What is the product (x – a)(x – b)…(x – z) equal to?

This product is equal to (x – a)(x – b)…(x – x)(x – y)(x – z) = 0.

Lakes but No Water

I have forests but no trees.
I have lakes but no water.
I have roads but no cars.

What Am I?