Beach Day by Rodger Bliss
December 2021

Swimmer’s Solution

Michael Phelps, the famous swimmer can swim downstream in a lake in exactly 40 minutes (with the lake current helping his time). He can swim upstream in the lake in exactly 60 minutes (against the lake current). The length of the lake is two miles.

How long would it take Michael Phelps to cover the […]

Hey Batter Batter Batter

In a major league baseball game, a pitcher faced 27 batters. Every batter he faced, he struck out. He allowed no hits and no runs, yet his team lost 4-0. How could this be?

Which Direction?

There is a room with four doors, one at each corner of the area. The doors are marked: North, South, East and West. Those inside the room are very confused as to how they got there. It seems like they just awoke from a bad dream and now, here they are. The room has a […]

Touchdown Jesus

National Championship Trivia

If Notre Dame beats Alabama for the national championship, head coach Brian Kelly will become the fifth Notre Dame coach to do what?


Bat Bets

There are two rookie baseball players for the Sarasota White Sox, Rodger and Michael, who started the season on opening day and made a wager as to which one would have the best batting average at the end of the season. Well, the last day of the season arrives, and not much is going to […]

Marathon Men

After a recent running of the Chicago Marathon the judges were comparing notes to see who won. Here is what they came up with, can you determine the order of the final ten contestants?

Matthew Mackovey beat Tom Trueman and Jimmy Johnson. Peter Parker beat Jimmy Johnson, Tom Trueman and Alan Acklenburg. Zach Zucklestein lost […]

Soap Box Derby

“My two sons built their cars and wanted to compete against each other at home prior to the real race. I built a simple racetrack using materials I had on hand. However, I only had materials to build a one-lane track.

“I had planned to run the cars individually and use a stop watch to […]

20th Game Bonus

Lefty McDougal, star pitcher of the West Michigan Whitecaps, had an incentive clause in his contract that guaranteed him an extra million dollars if he won 20 games during the season.

So, it’s the last game of the season. Lefty has 19 victories, and is scheduled to be that day’s starting pitcher. The opponent is […]

7th Inning Stretch

Who invented the 7th Inning Stretch?

Be the Ball

Originally published on May 24, 2010


Name the one word that is commonly used in the following eight sports?

Football, basketball, hockey, baseball, boxing, golf, fishing, and bowling. Here’s a hint: It has a different meaning in each sport.


Please forward a RiddleDude email to friends and family in your address book. Suggest […]