Classic riddles With Answers – Part 2

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In a stable there are men and horses. In all, there are 22 heads and 72 feet. How many men and how many horses are in the stable?
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14 horses and 8 men. 14x4 plus 8x2 = 72 feet.

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What is it that you ought to keep after you have given it to someone else?
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A promise, of course.

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You're both in and outside of me; You guide me but don't ride me; I can make a statement with a tongue but no mouth. What am I?
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Shoes.

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What has no hands but might knock on your door, and if it does you better open up?
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Opportunity.

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What demands an answer, but asks no question?
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A Telephone.

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What building has the most stories?
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The library.

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Two sentries were on duty outside a barracks. One faced up the road to watch for anyone approaching from the North. The other looked down the road to see if anyone approached from the South. Suddenly one of them said to the other, "Why are you smiling?" How did he know that his companion was smiling?
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Although the guards were looking in opposite directions, they were not back to back. They were facing each other.

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I went into the woods and got it. I sat down to seek it. I brought it home with me because I couldn't find it.
What is it?
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A splinter.

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What has to be taken before you can get it?
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Your picture.

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You go in me for brushing,
For flushing,
For rushing;
But please go in me one at a time,
Or someone might be blushing.
What am I?
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A bathroom.

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Used to threaten, used to defeat. Sometimes it grows, sometimes it shrinks. Used to conquer, used to protect. It marks your downfall, it marks your success. The true god of war, the creator of mess. What is it?
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Power.

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In spring I am gay in handsome array; in summer more clothing I wear; when colder it grows I fling off my clothes; and in winter quite naked appear. What am I?
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A Tree.

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A man goes out drinking every night, returning to his home in the wee hours of every morning. No matter how much he drinks, he never gets a hangover. This drink is very well known, but is rarely consumed, served warm and taken straight from its source. The man is a sucker for a free drink, especially since he can't live without it. What is his favorite drink?
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Blood, he's a vampire!

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Where is the AD before BC, tomorrow before yesterday, and the eight is first?
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In a dictionary.

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I am weightless, but you can see me. Put me in a bucket, and I'll make it lighter. What am I?
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A hole.

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Often held but never touched, always wet but never rusts, often bites but seldom bit, to use me well you must have wit.
What am I?
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Your tongue.

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A pipe, a carrot, and a couple sticks are lying together in a field. Why?
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They're what is left of a melted snowman.

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A man went on a trip with a fox, a goose and a sack of corn. He came upon a stream which he had to cross and found a tiny boat to use to cross the stream. He could only take himself and one other - the fox, the goose, or the corn - at a time. He could not leave the fox alone with the goose or the goose alone with the corn.
How does he get all safely over the stream?
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Take the goose over first and come back. Then take the fox over and bring the goose back. Now take the corn over and come back alone to get the goose. Take the goose over and the job is done!

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I'm made of eight letters,
But hold a ninth inside;
Pay a very small fee,
And send me for a ride.
What am I?
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An Envelope.

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No legs have I to dance,
No lungs have I to breathe,
No life have I to live or die
And yet I do all three.
What am I?
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Fire.

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The more there is the less you see. What is it?
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Fog.

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You're in a magical bathroom with no windows and the only way things can get in and out is by an open door. You decide to have a bath so you turn on the tap, you shut the door and the handle breaks so you can't open it, you then turn off the tap and the knob breaks so water keeps coming. How do you save yourself from drowning?
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Pull out the plug in the bath.

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What does man love more than life Fear more than death or mortal strife What the poor have, the rich require, and what contented men desire, What the miser spends and the spendthrift saves And all men carry to their graves?
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Nothing.

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Two men are in a desert. They both have packs on. One of the guys is dead. The guy who is alive has his pack open, the guy who is dead has his pack closed. What is in the pack?
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A parachute (that didn't open)

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I'm in the book, but not on any leaf;
I'm in the mouth, but not in lip or teeth;
I'm in the atmosphere, but never in the air;
I wait on every one, but never on a pair;
I am with you wherever you may go;
And every thing you do I�m sure to know;
Though when you did it I should not be there,
Yet when �twas done, you�d find me in the chair.
What am I?
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The letter "O".

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If you break me I do not stop working,
If you touch me I may be snared,
If you lose me nothing will matter.
What am I?
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Your heart.

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A cop was walking past a restaurant when he heard someone scream - "No John, not the gun!" He ran inside and and saw a doctor, a lawyer, a milkman, and a dead body on the floor. He promptly walked over to the milkman and arrested him. He didn't witness the shooting and there was no apparent evidence to prove who shot the person and no one told him who the killer was.
How did the policeman instantly know it was the milkman?
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The milkman was the only male. The doctor and lawyer were females, so the cop knew that "John" was the milkman.

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Without a bridle, or a saddle, across a thing I ride a-straddle. And those I ride, by help of me, though almost blind, are made to see.
What am I?
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Eye glasses.

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Squeeze me and I cry tears as red as flesh, but my heart is made of stone.
What am I?
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A cherry.

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I can slash but I have no knife, I can dash but I have no legs, I can pound but I have no hammer, I can star but I have no stage.
What am I?
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A Keyboard.

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How do you spell hard water with three letters?
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Ice.

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What English word has three consecutive double letters?
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Bookkeeper.

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I am the only thing that always tells the truth. I show off everything that I see. I come in all shapes and sizes. So tell me what I must be! What am I?
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I must be a mirror, of course.

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Marble walls as white as milk, lined with skin as soft as silk, in a fountain crystal clear, a golden apple will appear, there is no key to this stronghold, yet theives break in and steal the gold. What is it?
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An egg.

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This thing runs but cannot walk, sometimes sings but never talks. Lacks arms, has hands; lacks a head but has a face. What is it?
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A Clock.

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You can't keep this until you have given it. What is it?
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Your word.

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What falls but never breaks? What breaks but never falls?
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Night and Day!

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A rich person doesn't need it A poor person has it And if you eat it you will die. What is it?
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Nothing.

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What's the least number of chairs you would need around a table to sit four fathers, two grandfathers, and four sons?
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Four. The four fathers could be grandfathers and are definitely sons already.

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When I am filled I can point the way, When I am empty nothing moves me, I have two skins, one without and one within. What am I?
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I am a glove.

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The marathon man timed himself and found out that if he wore a bright white outfit he ran 20 miles in 80 minutes, but when he wore a dark outfit, he ran 20 miles in one hour and twenty minutes. What does this mean for his next race?
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Absolutely nothing, as 80 minutes equals an hour and twenty minutes.

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Two words, my answer is only two words. To keep me, you must give me. What am I?
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Your word.

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This thing devours all things. All man, all beasts, all flowers and trees. Even the fiery sun, and the shadowy moon, will one day be devoured by this thing. Stone it grinds, metal it bites. And it shall make wood rot. Is it powerful? Well it is rather not, but it kills powerful things a lot. Its immortal yet it is not some type of god. What is it?
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Time.

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I can travel from there to here by disappearing, and here to there by reappearing.
What am I?
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The letter "T".

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If there is a Yellow house on Bluebird Lane, a Green house on Orange Street, a Pink house on Kitten Road, a Black house on Whitehorse Pike and a Purple house on Firebird hill, where is the White house?
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Washington, D.C.

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Lovely and round, I shine with pale light, grown in the darkness, A lady's delight. What am I?
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A Pearl.

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At the sound of me, men may dream, Or stamp their feet. At the sound of me, women may laugh, Or sometimes weep. What am I?
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I am Music!

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Sometimes I move fast,
Sometimes I move slow;
But my speed is truly constant,
And nowhere I go.
What am I?
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Time.

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I say everything I hear to others around. I'm not an animal, nor part of the human race. I will, immediately, repeat after you; But only if my tail is in place. What am I?
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A microphone.

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You throw me away, I find my way back; Traditionally I'm wooden, With an arch in my back. What am I?
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A Boomerang.

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Heart of stone within a tree, I�ll help your words to outlive thee. But if you push me as I stand, the more I move, the less I am. What am I?
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A pencil.

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What has 88 teeth but never brushes them?
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A Piano.

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I am big on Saturday and Sunday. Small on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. I'm not on Monday or Friday. What am I?
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The letter S.

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Late afternoons I often bathe. I'll soak in water piping hot. My essence goes through my see through clothes. Used up am I; I've gone to pot. What am I?
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I'm a tea bag!

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I move without wings, between silken strings, I leave as you find, my substance behind.
What am I?
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A Spider.

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A husband was called by the police telling him that his wife was killed and that he should get to the crime scene as soon as possible. Shocked, the husband dropped the phone and drove to the crime scene in 20 minutes, where he was arrested and charged for murder. How did the police know it was him?
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The police told him to get to the crime scene, but they didn't specify where. The husband couldn't have known where the crime scene was unless he'd been there when the wife was dead or dying.

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What is that which every one can divide, but no one can see where it has been divided?
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Water.

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A man builds a house with all 4 sides facing south. A bear walks past the house. What color is the bear?
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White, the house is built directly on the North Pole.

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What has 4 legs when it is young, 2 legs when its not old but is about to be, and has 3 legs when it is old. What am I?
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I am a human. I crawl on 4 legs when I am a baby I walk on 2 legs when I am an adult, and I have a cane while walking when I am old.

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Which one of Santa's reindeer do you see at a competition?
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Dancer.

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There once was an evil wizard. He took 3 woman from their homes and turned them into rose bushes that looked exactly alike. He put them in his garden. One of the woman had a husband and children and begged the wizard to let her see them. He agreed. At night, he brought the woman to her house. In the morning he came and took her home. One day the husband decided to go rescue her. So he snuck into the wizard's garden. He looked and looked at the 3 identical rose bushes trying to figure out which could be his wife. Suddenly, he knew the answer and he took his wife home. How did he know which rose bush was his wife?
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The wizard brought the rosebush to her home at night and returned her to the garden in the morning. Therefore, she was the only plant without dew.

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Trains travel from one town to another town all day, always on the same track, always going nonstop and at the same speed. The noon train took 80 minutes to complete the trip, but the 4 PM train took an hour and 20 minutes. Why?
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80 minutes is the same as an hour and 20 minutes.

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There was a green house.
Inside the green house there was a white house
Inside the white house there was a red house.
Inside the red house there were lots of babies
What am I?
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A watermelon.

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Almost everyone sees me without noticing me, For what is beyond is what he or she seeks. What am I?
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A window.

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I am born in fear, raised in truth, and I come to my own in deed. When comes a time that I'm called forth, I come to serve the cause of need.
What am I?
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Courage.

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Duels of good and evil,
A fighter of good am I,
Revealed beside watched words,
King of the black night sky.
What am I?
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The dark.

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I make you weak at the worst of all times. I keep you safe, I keep you fine. I make your hands sweat, and your heart grow cold, I visit the weak, but seldom the bold. What am I?
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Your fears.

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What never gets any wetter, no matter how much it rains?
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The sea.

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We capture light, and yet we don't. We reflect rays of sun, and yet we don't. Without us all the world is gray and dull for everyone.
What are we?
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Colors.

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It goes up, but at the same time goes down. Up toward the sky, and down toward the ground. It's present tense and past tense too, come for a ride, just me and you. What is it?
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A See-Saw.

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With pointed fangs it sits in wait, With piercing force its doles out fate, Over bloodless victims proclaiming its might, Eternally joining in a single bite. What am I?
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I'm a Stapler.

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Two dogs are sitting on a porch - a fat dog and a thin dog. The little dog is the son of the fat dog, but the fat dog is not the father of the thin dog. Can you explain?
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The fat dog is the mother.

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Mary's father has five children. They are Nana, Nene, Nini, and Nono.
What is the fifth childs name?
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Mary.

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Lighter than what I am made of, More of me is hidden Than is seen. What am I?
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An iceberg.

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If you're 8 feet away from a door and with each move you advance half the distance to the door. How many moves will it take to reach the door?
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Infinity! Technically you will never reach the door, as you can only move half the distance, no matter how small.

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One word in this sentence is misspelled. What word is it?
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MISSPELLED. It isn't spelled wrong, the one word in this sentence IS "misspelled."

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Three lives have I. Gentle enough to soothe the skin, Light enough to caress the sky, Hard enough to crack rocks. What am I?
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I am Water.

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A hole leading in, a hole leading out, we connect to a cavern that is slimy all throughout.
What are we?
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A nose.

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With pointed fangs it sits in wait,
With piercing force its doles out fate,
Over bloodless victims proclaiming its might,
Eternally joining in a single bite.
What am I?
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A Stapler.

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You are on an island in the middle of a lake. The lake is in a remote part of the country and there has never been a bridge connecting the island to the mainland. Every day a tractor and wagon gives hay rides around the island. Puzzled as to how the tractor had gotten onto the island, you ask around and find out that the tractor was not transported to the island by boat or by air. Nor was it built on the island. Explain how the tractor got there?
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It was driven over in winter, when the lake was frozen.

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If a train was on its way to Florida and it tipped over, where would they bury the survivors?
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They wouldn't need to, the survivors are still alive!

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My thunder comes before the lightning; My lightning comes before the clouds; My rain dries all the land it touches. What am I?
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A volcano.

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If a dog is tied to a piece of rope that is 6m long, how can he reach a bone that is 7m away?
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The other end is not tied to anything.

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Glittering points that downward thrust, sparkling spears that never rust.
What is it?
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An Icicle.

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If you drop the soap on the floor, is the floor clean or the soap dirty?
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It depends on the floor.

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The cost of making only the maker knows, Valueless if bought, but sometimes traded. A poor man may give one as easily as a king. When one is broken pain and deceit are assured. What am I?
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A Promise.

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My voice is tender, my waist is slender and I'm often invited to play. Yet wherever I go I must take my bow or else I have nothing to say. What am I?
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A violin.

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What is often returned but never borrowed?
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Thanks.

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A word I know, six letters it contains. Subtract just one, and twelve is what remains. What is the word?
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Dozens!

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Why should you never iron a 4-leaf clover?
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You don't want to press your luck!

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My tongue is long, my breath is strong,
And yet I breed no strife;
My voice you hear both far and near,
And yet I have no life.
What am I?
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A bell.

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I turn around once. What is out will not get in. I turn around again. What is in will not get out. What am I?
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A Key.

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You are in a cold room and you want to get warm. How do you get warm?
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Go into the corner. It's always 90 degrees.

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I have four wings, but cannot fly, I never laugh and never cry; On the same spot I'm always found, toiling away with little sound. What am I?
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A Windmill.

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You are a bus driver at a station. 10 get on the bus and no one gets off. You drive 10 miles to another station where 3 people get on and 1 gets off. You drive another 10 miles only to get 25 people on and 5 people go off. Next you drive 3 miles while 12 people exit the bus. You drive back to the place knowing that a couple more stops along the way untill the ride is done. At the 2nd to last station 5 people get on and 2 get off. And at the last station (5.5 miles) 25 people get on for no reason and 1 gets off. What is the bus drivers eye color?
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Brown/blue/green (i don't know how i would put it though so if you guessed your eye color you got it right 🙂 )

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If you feed me, I live, but if you water me, I die. What am I?
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A Fire

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Which word in the English language becomes shorter when it is lengthened?
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Short.

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I have two arms, but fingers none. I have two feet, but cannot run. I carry well, but I have found I carry best with my feet OFF the ground. What am I?
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A Wheelbarrow.

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What bird can be heard at mealtimes?
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A swallow.

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What goes through a door but never goes in or comes out?
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A keyhole.