Do you like puzzles and riddles? I like quizzes - especially of the pub variety, as you know. Every now and then, I also like to solve a riddle or puzzle coming my way, without ever actively looking for them. For instance, I'm not someone who buys books full of them, and I nearly always skip the puzzle page in my weekly paper's magazine.
Yesterday, my Mum had two riddles for me which she found in an Advent calendar that was a gift from one of her reading volunteers.
The riddles are fun and easy enough, and when later in the evening, RJ gave me a mental puzzle to solve, I had more fun and thought, why not share these three questions with you and see what answers you come up with.
1. Which word is always spelled wrongly?
2. Which birds hatch from eggs but never lay any eggs themselves?
3. Imagine three boxes of fruit. One contains only oranges, the second only apples, and the third both apples and oranges. You can't see the fruit, as the boxes are closed.
All three boxes are labelled ("Oranges", "Apples", "Apples and Oranges"). But none of the labels is on the correct box.
You have to label the boxes correctly, but you are allowed to lift the lid and take out ONE fruit of ONE box only (without looking at the contents of the entire box).
How do you go about it?
(I told you, they are all easy. I answered the first two instantly, and took about 20 seconds to figure out the last one.)
Post your answers in your comments - but in order to not spoil the fun for yourself, don't read what others have commented before you :-) (A bit like with Yorkshire Pudding's pub quiz post the other day.) Have fun!
Addendum: The solution to # 3 can be found in a comment to this post.