Friday, May 17, 2013

Mr. Punch's Puzzles: The Riddle of the Week





Once, again, Mr. Punch, with my help, is offering up a true Victorian riddle.  The first person to answer correctly--by posting in the comments--will receive public congratulations.  

So, here's this week's riddle.  We ask that you don't Google the answer.  Mr. Punch would not find that sporting at all.  Give it a shot and see what you can come up with.  Here we go... No cheating...

What odd number becomes even when beheaded?


And, the answer is...

SEVEN.

If you take the head off of "Seven," the head being "S," that spells "even."  I'd also accept Eleven, Angelo, assuming that the head is "El."  Many good answers today.  Many came close.  And, many--Darcy, Dashwood and others--were delightfully odd.

Come back next Friday for another of Mr. Punch's Puzzles.




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20 comments:

April said...

Eight because seven eight nine. I know eight is an even number but I find it odd.

Joseph Crisalli said...

Fair enough.

Carolyn said...

One hundred. Because even is 50/50.

Joseph Crisalli said...

Very smart.

Angelo said...

Eleven.

Joseph Crisalli said...

I'm sure you have your reasons.

Barb said...

If you cut the head off of ten it's zero.

Joseph Crisalli said...

If you insist.

Sam P said...

One. Because then it's any.

Joseph Crisalli said...

Clever.

Dashwood said...

Louis XV I was a pretty odd number in some ways. The French people got even with him.

Joseph Crisalli said...

Ha! Very good!

Darcy said...

Bo Peep,a sheep and some shears. She says that's the best way to get even.

Joseph Crisalli said...

I agree!!!!!

Matt said...

Eleventy million. Who the heck knows?

Joseph Crisalli said...

Well put.

Gene said...

I'm stumped.

Joseph Crisalli said...

Me, too.

Beth Ann said...

Marduk.

Joseph Crisalli said...

He IS an odd number.