Classic Riddles With Answers – Part 4

Classic Riddles With Answers
Classic Riddles With Answers

Classic Riddles With Answers

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Welcome to our best classic riddles collection

A Riddle judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind.
These oldies Classic Riddles are definitely goodies! and they comprise of so many riddles that were asked in the classic ages and have been continually able to intrigue the riddle fanatics.
The following list of Classic Riddles with answers is one of those unique riddles to challenge yourself.

Classic Riddles With Answers

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How is it possible to always find what your looking for in the last place you look?
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If you find what your are looking for then you would stop looking so it would be in the last place you look.

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Why is a farm-yard like a hotel?
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It is generally patronized by gobblers.

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Why is the largest city in Ireland likely to be the largest city in the world?
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Because it is every year doubling (Dublin).

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If a man carried my burden he would break his back. I am not big but leave silver in my tracks. What am I?
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A snail.

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You do not want to have it, But when you do have it, You do not want to lose it.� What is it?
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A lawsuit.

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When young, I am sweet in the sun. When middle-aged, I make you gay. When old, I am valued more than ever. What am I?
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Wine

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A ship that puts a road in order,
What is it?
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A smoothing iron.

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There is one word in the English language which is universally considered a preventive of harm; change a certain letter in it, and you make it an act of cruelty. What are the words?
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Prescription�proscription.

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Half of me will mend, the other half will imprison. When I am together, I will poison. Who am I?
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Hemlock,

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You are in a room that is completely bricked in on all four sides, including the ceiling and floor. You have nothing but a mirror and a wooden table in the room with you. How do you get out?
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You look in the mirror you see what you saw, you take the saw and you cut the table in half, two halves make a whole, and you climb out the hole.

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A forest exists somewhere on Earth. This forest has no life except for trees. After a storm, a tree was hit by lightning and falls.
What sound would it make?
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None. Sound does not exist if it is unheard.

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Who are the two brothers who live on opposite sides of the road yet never see each other?
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Eyes.

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A woman went into a bank to cash an insurance refund check. By mistake the teller gave her dollars for cents and cents for dollars. She put the money in her purse but accidentally dropped a nickel on the floor. When she got home, she found that she had exactly twice the amount of the check she had cashed. She didn't have any money in her wallet before going to the bank. What was the exact amount of that check?
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The amount must have been $31.63. She received $63.31. After she dropped a nickel there would remain the sum of $63.26, which is twice the amount of the check.

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What did the pen say to the paper?
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Lets run away and WRITE

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A riddle in which the answer is a 6 letter word.
A monument - men all agree - am I in all sincerity. Half cat, half hindrance made. If head and tail removed�should be, then most of all you strengthen me; replace my head, then stand you see on which my tail is laid. What is it?
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A Tablet.

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A box without hinges, key or lid, Yet golden treasure inside is hid.
What am I?
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An egg.

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Joe�has ten coins totaling $1.19. From these coins, he cannot make exact change for a dollar, half-dollar, quarter, dime, or nickel.
What are the coins?
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A half-dollar, a quarter, four dimes, and four pennies.

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Granny looked up from her rocking chair and said: As far as I can tell, there is only one anagram of the word trinket.
What is it?
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The word knitter.

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What is the shape of a kiss?
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Elliptical�a-lip-tickle.

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My first is a negative greatly in use,
By which people begin when they mean to refuse;
My second is Fashion, or so called in France,
But, like other whims, is the servant of chance.
An article always in use is my whole,
With texture and form under fashion�s control;
But, alas! not a thing can it see which goes by,
Although many have four sights, and all have one eye.
What am I?
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But-ton.

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Jack has 8 bricks 7 of them weights the same amount and one is slightly heavier. Using a balance scale, how can Jack find the heavier brick in two weighings?
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First he split them in to piles of 3, 3, and 2 bricks. Then he weighs both groups of 3 with each other. If they balance he knows the brick is one of the 2 unweighed bricks and he can weigh them to find the heaver one. If the the stacks of 3 bricks do not balance, he will weigh 2 of the 3 bricks. If they balance he will know the brick left unweighed is heavier, or if they do not balance, he will find the heavier one.

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It goes through the door
without pinching
It sits on the stove
without burning
It sits on the table
Not ashamed
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The Sun

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I am not found on any ground,
But always in the air;
Though charged each cloud with thunder loud,
You can not find me there.
Now, if from France you choose to dance
Your way just into Spain,
I there am seen, and near the queen,
In hail, in mist, and rain.
What am I?
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The letter I.

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Why is a small horse like a young musk-melon?
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Because it makes a man go.

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How did the court know the judge was ready for bed?
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He was wearing his robe.

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Join a noun and adjective, and make a verb. What is the word?
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Impeach.

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My head and tail both equal are, My middle slender as a bee. Whether I stand on head or heel Is quite the same to you or me. But if my head should be cut off, The matter's true, though passing strange Directly I to nothing change.
What Am I?
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The figure eight.

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There is a house. One enters it blind and comes out seeing. What is it?
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A school.

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Ripped from my mother's womb, Beaten and burned, I become a blood-thirsty slayer. What am I?
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Iron ore.

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Why ought a fisherman to be very wealthy?
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Because his is all net profit.

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What is that which has many leaves, but no stem?
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A book.

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My first is appropriate, my second �tis nine to one if you guess it. My whole elevates the sole above the earth. What am I?
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Pat-ten.

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Why are your nose and chin always at variance?
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Because words are passing between them.

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Why is a bullet like a tender glance?
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Because it pierces hearts.

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What animal probably likes doors?
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A doormouse.

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About the size of a squash, He robs the whole village. What is it?
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A rat.

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Gods' arrows cannot be counted
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rain

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What can go up a chimney down, but cannot go down a chimney up?
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An umbrella.

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Not born, but from a Mother's body drawn, I hang until half of me is gone. I sleep in a cave until I grow old, then valued for my hardened gold. What am I?
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Cheese.

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Read my riddle, I pray. What God never sees, what the king seldom sees, and what we see every day. What is it?
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An equal.

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Why is a conundrum like a monkey?
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Because it is far fetched and full of nonsense.

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My first is a fluid, my second a solid, my whole a plant. What is it?
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Liquorice.

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I give you a group of three. One is sitting down, and will never get up. The second eats as much as is given to him, yet is always hungry. The third goes away and never returns.
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Stove, fire, and smoke.

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A man but an animal, a horn with two hands. What am I?
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A Minotaur.

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What did the faucet say to the shower?
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"You're a big drip."

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An archaeologist finds a coin dated 48 B.C. How did he know it was a fake?
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BC is before Christ. Christ was not yet born when the coin would have been made and the date would be impossible.

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Four jolly men sat down to play,
And played all night till break of day.
They played for cash and not for fun,
With a separate score for every one.
When it came time to square accounts,
they all had made quite fair amounts.
Now, not one has lost and all have gained -
Tell me now, this can you explain?
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The four jolly men are members of an orchestra hired to play at a dance.

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When is the best time to have lunch?
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after breakfast

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Why is swearing like an old coat?
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Because it is a bad habit.

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Long and slinky like a trout, never sings till its guts come out.� What is it?
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It is a gun.

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The answer I give is yes, but what I mean is no. What was the question?
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Do you mind?

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It stands on one leg with its heart in its head. What is it?
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A cabbage.

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A harvest sown and reaped on the same day In an unplowed field, Which increases without growing, Remains whole though it is eaten Within and without, Is useless and yet The staple of nations.�
What is it?
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War.

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My first is a very uncomfortable state,
In cold weather it mostly abounds.
My second�s an instrument formed of hard steel,
That will cause the stout foe to stagger and reel,
And when used, is a symptom of hate.
My whole is an author of greatest renown,
Whose fame to the last day of time will go down.
Who am I?
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Shakespeare.

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A train just leaves a station and enters a tunnel. Where is the best place for a claustrophobic person to sit?
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In the back. See, the train is still accelerating as it is leaving the station so the train will be moving faster when the back of the train enters the tunnel.

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My first is found on the ocean wave,
In the spring, the pit, and the mine;
My second below earth�s surface you have,
Where seldom the sun can shine.
My whole your dinner-table must grace,
And seldom fails to obtain a place.
What am I?
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Salt-cellar.

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At the sound of me, men may dream or stomp their feet at the sound of me, women may laugh or sometimes weep. What am I?
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Music.

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Why are trees in winter like troublesome visitors?
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Because it's a long time before they leave.

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How do you communicate with a monster that lives on the seabed?
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Drop him a line.

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Five hundred begins it, five hundred ends it, Five in the middle is seen; First of all figures, the first of all letters, Take up their stations between. Join all together, and then you will bring Before you the name of an eminent king.
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David (Roman numerals).

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I am the son of a chemist and a mathematician. People call me iron 59. What is my name?
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Felix. Fe=iron LIX-59

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A hundred stones are placed, in a straight line, a yard distant from each other. How many yards must a person walk, who undertakes to pick them up, and place them in a basket stationed one yard from the first stone?
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In solving this question it is clear that to pick up the first stone and put it into the basket, the person must walk two yards, one in going for the stone and another in returning with it; that for the second stone he must walk four yards, and so on increasing by two as far as the hundredth, when he must walk two hundred yards, so that the sum total will be the product of 202 multiplied by 50, or 10,100 yards. If any one does not see why we multiply 202 by 50 in getting the answer, we refer him to his arithmetic.

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Three-fourths of a cross, and a circle complete, An upright where two semicircles meet, A rectangle triangle standing on feet, Two semicircles, and a circle complete. What is it?
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Tobacco.

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Why is an avaricious man like one with a short memory?
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Because he is always for getting.

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Why is the letter F like an incendiary?
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Because it makes ire fire.

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I build up castles. I tear down mountains. I make some men blind, I help others to see. What am I?
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I am Sand.

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A man has Ten Horses and nine stables as shown here. [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] The man wants to fit Ten Horses into nine stables. How can he fit Ten horses into nine stables?
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One letter for each stable. [T][E][N] [H][O][R][S][E][S]

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As destructive as life, As healing as death; An institutioner of strife, Just as prone to bless. It is all that is good, Yet with an evil trend; As it was the beginning of things, It can also be the end. What is it?
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It is fire!

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How do you make an orange giggle in the tub?
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Tickle its navel.

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A clock chimes 5 times in 4 seconds. How many times will it chime in 10 seconds?
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11 times. It chimes at zero and then once every second for 10 seconds.

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NASA was considering sending canaries into space to study them under zero gravity. The project was scrapped when someone realized that in spite of having sufficient water supplies, they could die of dehydration within a few hours. Why?
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Birds, unlike humans, need gravity to swallow. Humans can swallow even while hanging upside down.

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Why was the dog kicked out of the flea circus?
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Because he stole the show!

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Why are two heads better than one?
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They are four-sighted (fore-sighted).

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2, 3, 5, 9, 17, _ What is the next number in the sequence?
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33. The pattern:� Double the previous number and subtract 1.

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Black I am and much admired, men seek me until they're tired. When they find me, they break my head, and take from me my resting bed. What am I?
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Coal

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I heard of an invading, vanquishing army sweeping across the land, liquid-quick; conquering everything, quelling resistance. With it came darkness, dimming the light. Humans hid in their houses, while outside spears pierced, shattering stone walls. Uncountable soldiers smashed into the ground, but each elicited life as he died; when the army had vanished, advancing northward, the land was green and growing, refreshed. What is it?
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A rainstorm.

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What is it that when you take away the whole, you still have some left over?
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Wholesome!

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Why is the letter F like death?
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Because without it life is a lie, or it makes life a lie.

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In what year did Christmas Day and New Year's Day fall in the same year?
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It happens every year.

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What do we all do when we first get into bed?
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Make an impression.

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�Tis found in our troubles, �tis mixed with our pleasures,
�Tis laid up above with our heavenly treasures;
�Tis whispered in heaven, and �tis muttered in hell,
And it findeth a place in each sybilline spell;
In Paradise nestled, �mid Eden�s fair flowers,
It has sported with Eve in rose-perfumed bowers;
�Tis muttered in curses, yet breathed in our prayers;
From the path of our duty it tempts us in snares.
Deep, deep in our hearts you will find it engraved;
Though in misery sunk, yet from sin it is saved.
�Tis found in the stream that flows on to the ocean;
Though in bustle forever, �tis ne�er in commotion.
�Tis wafted afar o�er the land in each breath;
In the grave �tis decaying�you'll find it in death.
It is floating away on the broad stream of time,
Yet it findeth a place in eternity�s clime.
In the legends of nations it holdeth a place;
There�s no charm without it to the beautiful face.
In thunder you'll hear it, if closely you listen;
In moonbeam and sunbeam forever �twill glisten.
In the dew-drop it sparkles; �tis found in the forest;
It whispers in peace when our need is the sorest.
What am I?
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The letter E.

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My first may be fashioned of iron or wood,
And at window or door for safety is placed;
In village or town it does more harm than good,
Leading people their health, time, and money to waste.
My second�s a lady, bewitching and fair,
And for love of her people will labor and strive;
Will rise before dawn, and be wearied with care,
And pursue her with ardor as long as they live.
My whole is what ladies admire and approve,
The shopkeeper�s boast�the purchaser�s prize;
�Tis a ninepenny chintz��tis a one-shilling glove�
It is something which makes people open their eyes.
What am I?
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Bar-gain.

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Why is an old man like a window?
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Because he is full of pains (panes).

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A horse travels a certain distance each day. Strangely enough, two of its legs travel 30 miles each day and the other two legs travel nearly 31 miles. It would seem that two of the horse's legs must be one mile ahead of the other two legs, but of course this can't be true, since the horse is normal. How is this possible?
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The horse operates a mill and travels in a circular clockwise direction. The two outside legs will travel a greater distance than the two inside legs.

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It speaks with a hard tongue, it cannot breathe, for it has no lung. What is it?
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A Bell.

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A nonstop train leaves Moscow for Leningrad at 60 mph. Another nonstop train leaves Leningrad for Moscow at 40 mph. How far apart are the trains 1 hour before they pass each other?
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100 miles (60+40)

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Where do Turkeys go to dance?
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The Butter Ball.

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Inside a burning house, this thing is best to make. And best to make it quickly, before the fire's too much to take! What is it?
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Haste!

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Of no use to one Yet absolute bliss to two. The small boy gets it for nothing. The young man has to lie for it. The old man has to buy it. The baby's right, The lover's privilege, The hypocrite's mask. To the young girl, faith; To the married woman, hope; To the old maid, charity. What am I?
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A kiss.

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What is bought by the yard and worn by the foot?
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Carpet.

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How is it that a person born in Massachusetts, whose parents were both born in Massachusetts, is not born a U.S. Citizen?
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If he was born before 1783, then Massachusetts would still be a British colony.

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Did you hear about the soilder who bought a camouflage sleeping bag?
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He can't find it

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There is a creature which could double its size every day. So, if the creature is put in a tank then it will fill the tank in 10 days.
How many days would it take for the creature to fill 1/2 and 1/4 of the tank?
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9 days to fill 1/2 and 8 days to fill 1/4 of the tank.� If the creature fills the tank in 10 days and it doubles every day, on the ninth day it would fill 1/2 the tank. Thus on the 8th day it will fill 1/4 of tank.

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Half-way up the hill, I see thee at last. Lying beneath me with thy sounds and sights - A city in the twilight, dim and vast, With smoking roofs, soft bells, and gleaming lights. What is it?
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The past.

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If I say I am lying, am I telling the truth?
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This is impossible to solve, because if I were telling the truth, then I would be lying, which doesn't make sense since I am telling the truth. If I am lying, then what I said was true and that doesn't make sense either.

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What animal has no wings, but yet will fly?
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A caterpillar has no wings, but will fly when it matures and becomes a butterfly.

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I have four of these, With matching extremities. They can do many things, And hardly ever bring me pain. Unless I stick them with a pin, Or burn them sometimes when... What is it that I can wiggle at will? And use in other means still?
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Fingers.

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What do computer programmers sing in the shower?
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Disc-o.

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What animal would you get crossed a duck, a beaver, and an otter?
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A platypus.

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Ben walked into a hardware store and asked the price of some items. The salesman said: One costs $1, Eight costs $1, Seventeen cost $2, One hundred four costs $3 and One thousand seventy two costs $4. What was Ben buying?
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Ben was buying home address numbers and they cost $1 per digit.

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What do bumblebees sing in the shower?
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BeeBop.

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Runs over fields and woods all day Under the bed at night sits not alone, With long tongue hanging out, Awaiting for a bone. What am I?
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A shoe.

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Untainted, Eternal, Marooned A place where the living will move. A shrine beneath the sun. Greeted by the morning's crest. Our sanctity, Our rest. For when our day is done. What am I?
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The riddle "A shrine beneath the sun" is unanswered. Do you know the answer? If so, click ANSWER and add your answer in the comments section.

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How can you hold a piece of string, one end in each hand, and tie a knot in the string with out letting go of either end?
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Cross your arms before you seize the ends of the string. Uncross your arms and it will tie a knot!

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My first is in chocolate but not in ham, my second's in cake and also in jam, my third at tea-time is easily found, my whole is a friend who's often around. What am I?
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A Cat!

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