Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Story: Butcher Riddle

This is one of my favorite riddles because its simple and logic really does dictate it, let's see if you can figure it out? A butcher is 5 ft. 11 inches tall (180 cm) and is 35 years old, what does he weigh?
Most guesses I hear for this one from people are rather random. 180 lbs, 200 lbs, 245 lbs, etc. but how on earth can you figure this out given the information. A man that is 5 foot 11 inches probably weighs at least 130 lbs (453 grams) and if he is 35 he has probably gained more weight than when he was younger, but the variables are many depending on what he eats, how he works out, and how his body reacts to everything. So the only answer you can came up with and that makes sense is meat. That's a part of a butcher's job after-all.

13 comments:

Jenn said...

he weighs meat? lol

Jenn said...

Honestly...I guessed before I opened the rest of the post! lol funny

Martha said...

My first thought was the he weighs meat!

Mary Kirkland said...

Oh that's funny.

Jimmy said...

That is a good one Adam, I had it figured out though.

Kati said...

Hahaha! I didn't think of that!

-Kati
Almost Stylish

Christine said...

Oh I get it, hahaha

Bob Bushell said...

Owwwwwwwww, spoilt my dinner!!!!!!!!!!!

John M said...

I also guessed meat, good riddle.

stephen Hayes said...

I didn't get it. I'm easily fooled.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I usually suck at riddles, but thankfully I did get this one before reading the answer.

Henny Penny said...

Good grief. I didn't get it, and my husband is a butcher. :) (not that that should help).

happyone said...

That's a good one!!