Riddle Me This Twenty-Three

So, the answers to last set of riddles are:

  • 1) Dave and Anne moved into a new home, and visited a local DIY store to make an important purchase. Dave asked “How much for one?”. “£3,” came the reply. “Ok, I will take 2042 please.”. How much did they all cost?

£12. Dave and Anne were buying new brass door numbers for their front door; and they live at house number 2042.

  • 2)  William and Alan were playing with a plastic ball, when it rolled down a hole that was too small for them to reach into with their fingers. The ball belonged to their father, so they did not want to get into trouble for losing it. How did they manage to get the ball out of the hole?

They filled the hole with water, and the ball floated to the top.

1 House Point if you answered one riddle correctly, and 5 if you answered both correctly.

Your riddles for this week are:

  • 1) A farmer has a bird-scarring machine. It lets off an alarming bang once a minute to scare away birds to stop them eating his crops. If he starts the machine at 6am, how many times will it have gone off by 7am?
  • 2) Professor Dumbledore knew of an ancient and ingenious way of passing right through solid walls. What was it?

Good luck!


Also, as an extra point of interest this week, it was pointed out to me by Lin (a very clever Ravenclaw) that I missed a very important Harry Potter anniversary. The 21st July was the 10th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows book being published. AND, Ione (another very clever Ravenclaw) has pointed out that 2017 is ’19 years later’ (the title of the final chapter of the final book, and the final scene in the movies); so it will be on the 1st September this year that Albus Severus Potter will be starting his first year at Hogwarts.




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