General Riddles

Fill in the sequence: 10 10 22 9 24 8 26 ?
7 Explanation: There are two series - 20, 22, 24, 26 and 10, 9, 8, 7.

The diameter of a hole is 4ft 5in. How much dirt does it contain?
A hole has no dirt in it. It contains only air.

There are a few trees in a garden. On one of them, a pear tree, there are pears (quite logical). But after a strong wind blew, there were neither pears on the tree nor on the ground. How come?
At first, there were 2 pears on the tree. After the wind blew, one pear fell on the ground. So there where no pears on the tree and there were no pears on the ground.

I am a four letter word. I am an animal. You use me to call your dear ones. Who am I?

End always begins with me. Time, space and universe always end with me. Who am I?
The letter 'E'.

One day on reaching school I found there were a total of 16 bicycles and tricycles parked in the school compound. I counted the total number of wheels to be 38. Find out the number of bicycles.
10 bicycles. Explanation:: All the cycles will have at least 2 wheels, so 16 cycles will have 16x2=32 wheels. But in total there are 38 wheels. So the extra wheels (38-32=6) must be of the tricycles because bicycles have 2 wheels and tricycles have 3 wheels. Therefore, the number of tricycles parked is 6 and hence the number of bicycles is 10.

I have a thumb and four fingers, but I have no flesh or bone. Who am I?

A grandfather, a father and 2 sons were having tea in the garden. But there are only 3 cups on the table. Justify how.
Grandfather is the father of one son and he himself also has one son. That makes two fathers and two sons.

I have a many legs, but cannot stand. I have a long neck, but I have no head. I cannot walk and I cannot see But I keep things neat and tidy as can be. What am I?
A broom.

People use me to keep themselves clean. I get slimmer whenever I do some work. After my workout is over people need water. Who am I?
A bar of soap.

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