Oor Wullie; My Book of Riddles
Oor Wullie might not like maths and physics but he loves riddles and brain teasers. So when he’s not playing practical jokes on his pals Wee Eck, Fat Boab, Soapy Souter and Primrose Paterson, he’s driving them mad with his favourite mind-bending conundrums.
Now you can try them out yourself – and see if your family and friends can solve Oor Wullie’s favourite puzzles. Here’s a few to get you started – and mind, no cheating!
1. Wee Eck comes hame tae find twa deid bodies on his flair surrounded by water and shattered glass. Whit’s been goin, on?
2. A cowboy hung up his hat and pit a hankie ower his een. He then walked 100 yards, turned roond, and shot a bullet through his hat. The hankie wisnae see-through – it completely blocked the cowboy’s vision. How did he dae that?
3. A muckle truck is crossing a bridge 1 mile long. The bridge can only hold twa tons – the exact weight o‘ the truck. The truck maks it half way across the bridge and stops. A spuggie lands on the truck. Does the bridge fa‘ doon?
4. Whit‘s bought by the yard and worn by the foot?
ANSWER 1: A goldfish bowl has been knocked over and the twa deid bodies are his pet fish.
ANSWER 2: The cowboy hung his hat on the end o‘ the barrel o‘ his rifle.
ANSWER 3: Naw. The truck has gone half a mile and used up a wee bitty petrol – keepin‘ the weicht doon.
ANSWER 4: A carpet.