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Offline MHajiTopic starter

Riddles
« on: March 13, 2009, 02:31:07 AM »
I love riddles, but I've yet to see a riddle thread. So, here's one to start with:

Dark when it's still, and aglow when it goes -
Its eye's in its belly, its tail's on its nose.


Anybody got any others?

Offline Transgirlenstein

Re: Riddles
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2009, 08:15:44 AM »
Not sure about that one.  My favorites are:

What is it no man wants to have but no man wants to lose?

There are three men in a boat with four cigarettes and no matches.  How do they manage to smoke?

What has four fingers and a thumb?

The man who builds it doesn't need it, the man who buys it doesn't use it, the man who uses it doesn't want it. What is it?

Offline saturnschild

Re: Riddles
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2009, 08:17:09 AM »
Why is a Raven like a writing desk?

yeah try to figure that on out.

Offline Sephora

Re: Riddles
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2009, 09:14:10 AM »
I can travel around the entire world; all while staying in one corner.  What am I?

Offline Transgirlenstein

Re: Riddles
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2009, 09:17:35 AM »
Is it a thought?

Offline Sephora

Re: Riddles
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2009, 09:24:08 AM »
Nope!  ^___^ Want me to tell you?

Offline Transgirlenstein

Re: Riddles
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2009, 09:27:53 AM »
Yes please

Offline Sephora

Re: Riddles
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2009, 09:33:51 AM »
A postage stamp

Offline Transgirlenstein

Re: Riddles
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2009, 09:37:01 AM »
Oh thats good

Offline MHajiTopic starter

Re: Riddles
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2009, 10:24:02 AM »
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What is it no man wants to have but no man wants to lose?

Hmm. A sixth finger on his hand? A bit out there... a prosthetic, like a hearing aid, wooden leg, or glass eye? A fight to the death? One, and only one, appeal to a death sentence? I think there're lots of answers.

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There are three men in a boat with four cigarettes and no matches.  How do they manage to smoke?

If one had a cigarette already lit, they could light off of it. Alternatively, they were struck by lightning and all caught on fire.

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What has four fingers and a thumb?

A person with one hand? A hand with a missing digit, because the thumb is a finger? Something hand-shaped, like a glove or a wooden hand?

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The man who builds it doesn't need it, the man who buys it doesn't use it, the man who uses it doesn't want it. What is it?

Heard this one.

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Why is a Raven like a writing desk?

Lewis Carroll never gave an answer, but there are a few good ones.

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I can travel around the entire world; all while staying in one corner.  What am I?

Heard this one; my initial answer, "A person who is in a perpetual coma, sleeps in a corner bed, and is highly imaginative" was deemed too morbid.

Another of mine:

Errors we'll own to, if we're wise;
What Gollum runs for exercise.
(Hint: one word, six letters.)

Offline Bliss

Re: Riddles
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2009, 10:28:43 AM »

There are three men in a boat with four cigarettes and no matches.  How do they manage to smoke?

If one had a cigarette already lit, they could light off of it. Alternatively, they were struck by lightning and all caught on fire.

...they have a lighter, would be my guess. *grin* Or if they want to get tricky and someone has glasses they can try to focus the sunlight.



Offline MHajiTopic starter

Re: Riddles
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2009, 05:59:39 PM »
Bliss: Oooh, yes, that's a definite possibility. But I wondered what the purpose of the fourth cigarette was, in that case.

Offline Transgirlenstein

Re: Riddles
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2009, 06:02:41 PM »
There are three men in a boat with four cigarettes and no matches.  How do they manage to smoke?
They throw one cigarette overboard and make the boat a cigarette lighter.

What has four fingers and a thumb?
A glove

What is it no man wants to have but no man wants to lose?
A lawsuit


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Re: Riddles
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2009, 06:04:55 PM »
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The man who builds it doesn't need it, the man who buys it doesn't use it, the man who uses it doesn't want it. What is it?

A casket to put the dead in.

Offline Transgirlenstein

Re: Riddles
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2009, 06:07:50 PM »
Correct

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Re: Riddles
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2009, 06:13:50 PM »
I have a little house in which I live all alone. It has no doors or windows, and if I want to go out I must break through the wall.

Offline MHajiTopic starter

Re: Riddles
« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2009, 06:20:20 PM »
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I have a little house in which I live all alone. It has no doors or windows, and if I want to go out I must break through the wall.

An embryo in an egg?

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What is it no man wants to have but no man wants to lose?
A lawsuit

I wish there weren't people who wanted to have those.

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Re: Riddles
« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2009, 06:24:27 PM »
An embryo in an egg?

Close enough, answer was a chicken egg but it does hold the same.

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Re: Riddles
« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2009, 06:27:08 PM »
You're trapped in a room with stone walls, it has no windows and no door. All that is in it is a table and a wood saw. How do you get out?

Offline saturnschild

Re: Riddles
« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2009, 07:11:03 PM »
you use the table to make a door

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Re: Riddles
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2009, 07:22:12 PM »
you use the table to make a door
Close. You saw the table in half, put the two halves together, and make a whole.

Offline MHajiTopic starter

Re: Riddles
« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2009, 02:52:41 AM »
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You're trapped in a room with stone walls, it has no windows and no door. All that is in it is a table and a wood saw. How do you get out?

You embed the saw in the table and fall upon it, seeking the sweet release of death. Oh, wait, is this a children's riddle?

Huh. None of mine have been answered, or even tried, yet. We'll try another:

Strange it may be, but my prey swallows me,
Then I spew out my guts, though I haven't a throat.
Without mate or wife, I write offspring to life,
And then each one escapes, having borrowed a coat.

Offline MusicNeverDies

Re: Riddles
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2009, 10:01:58 AM »
Not sure about that one.  My favorites are:

What is it no man wants to have but no man wants to lose?
A bald head

Offline saturnschild

Re: Riddles
« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2009, 11:20:31 AM »
Pronounced as one letter,
And written with three,
Two letters there are,
And two only in me.
I'm double, I'm single,
I'm black, blue, and gray,
I'm read from both ends,
And the same either way.
What am I?

Father just told me this one.

Offline MusicNeverDies

Re: Riddles
« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2009, 11:33:12 AM »
Pronounced as one letter,
And written with three,
Two letters there are,
And two only in me.
I'm double, I'm single,
I'm black, blue, and gray,
I'm read from both ends,
And the same either way.
What am I?

Father just told me this one.
Eye