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No, this is not a Batman thread and no, The Riddler is not the villain for the new movie. This a thread for riddles, brain teasers, and the like. No real rules here other than if you're going to answer someone's riddle, quote them then put the answer in spoilers. I'll start it off.
A man is at a graveyard crying over a grave. A priest comes up to him and says 'What bereaves you?' This is the response the crying man gave. 'Brothers and sisters, I have none. For this man's father is my father's only son'
How are the dead man and crying man related?
You have a liter and two pieces of string – that’s all. These two pieces of string will burn for 1 hour each, although the strings burn at different speeds at different times in the rope.
So if you were to light one end of the string it would take an hour to burn through the rope; however, the half way mark on the rope won’t necessarily be ½ hr (it may burn quickly initially, then slowly burn near the end).
Your goal is to time 45 minutes using the lighter and the two pieces of rope
Three brothers in an endless race.
A family Marathon.
The first is short and fat and trudges slowly on.
The seond is tall and thin and keeps a steady pace.
The third is like the wind, speeding through the race.
"For though he's surely number 1." the other brothers say, "He's second in a way."
Try and answer (without googling the first couple words of each riddle).