Today is the second day of the month of Adar, the Hebrew month in which we celebrate Purim and the twelfth month of the religious year on the Hebrew calendar.
To get you in the happy mood that Adar is all about, we thought we'd start the month with a few Purim riddles.
1. There is a cage at the Shushan city zoo that contains both peacocks and goats. If there is a total of 30 eyes and 44 feet, how many of each is in the cage?
2. Ahasuerus's royal horse is tied to a five-meter rope in front of the palace. Six meters behind the horse is a bale of hay. Without breaking his rope, the horse is able to eat the hay whenever he chooses. How is this possible?
3. Bigtan and Teresh met at an inn to discuss the overthrow of King Ahasuerus. They each ordered a vodka on the rocks. Bigtan downed his and ordered another. He then drank his second in a gulp, and decided to wait before he ordered a third. Meanwhile, Teresh, who was sipping his drink, suddenly fell forward, dead. Both men had been set up for an assassination. Why did Teresh die and Bigtan survived?
4. Esther has 6-3/4 piles of sand and Mordechai has 4-2/3 piles of sand. If they put them all together, how many piles of sand do they have?
Answers appear in the comment section. No cheating!