Classic riddles With Answers – Part 3

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My name is two letters. You call many people by this name, but yet their first name is not this. What is it?
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Mr.

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We are five little objects of an everyday sort. You will find us all in a tennis court. What are we?
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Vowels.

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Why is there no danger of starving in a desert?
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Because of the sand which is (sandwiches) under your feet.

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What river in Bavaria answers the question, Who is there?
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I, ser.

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Dark with white markings, And smooth like a rock. Where learning occurs, I help convey thought. What am I?
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Blackboard/chalkboard.

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I can be all colours of the rainbow, Or have no colour at all. Sometimes I'm empty, Sometimes I'm full. What am I?
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Glass.

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How many birth days does the average person have?
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One!

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Two words, my answer is only two words. To keep me, you must give me.
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"Your word".

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I am more powerful than god and more evil than the devil. I am what rich people want and what poor people have. I can never die. What am I?
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I am nothing.

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The head of a whale is six feet long; his tail is as long as his head and half his body, and his body is half of his whole length. How long is the whale?
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Forty-eight feet.

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This thing all things devours: Birds, beasts, trees, flowers; Gnaws iron, bites steel; Grinds hard stones to meal; Slays king, ruins town, And beats high mountain down. What am I?
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Time!

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Round as a button, Deep as a well. If you want me to talk, You must first pull my tail.
What am I?
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A bell.

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What two reasons why whispering in company is not proper?
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It is not aloud (allowed).
Private earing (privateering) is unlawful.

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Walk on the living, they don't even mumble. Walk on the dead, they mutter and grumble. What are they?
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Fallen leaves.

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A mile from end to end, Yet as close to you as a friend. A precious commodity, freely given. Seen on the dead and on the living. Found on the rich, poor, short and tall, But shared among children most of all.
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A simple smile.

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If you have 10 peaches and take 7 peaches away, how many do you have?
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7, you took 7 peaches away with you. �Duhhhhh

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Round as an apple, Deep as a cup, All the King's horses Can't pull it up.
What is it?
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It is a well.

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I am a word of five letters. Take away my first and I am the name of what adorns the estate of many of the nobility of England. Take away my first and second, and I am the name of a place where all the world was once congregated. Take away my last, and I am the name of a beautiful mineral. Take away my two last, and I am the name of a fashionable place of resort. I am small in stature, but capable of doing a great deal of mischief, as I once did in London in the year 1666.
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Spark.

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What is that which is less tired the longer it runs?
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A wheel.

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How many black beans will make five white ones?
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Five when peeled.

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Why should doctors attend to window-sashes?
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Because they have so many panes (pains).

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Tear off one and scratch its head, what was red is now black instead. What is It?
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A Matchstick!

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Rearrange the following letters to make just one word. "STOODUWERNJ" What is it?
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Just one word.

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Which word is the odd one out: First Second Third Forth Fifth Sixth Seventh Eighth?
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Forth. It is incorrectly spelled.

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Four letters form me quite complete,
As all who breathe do show;
Reversed, you'll find I am the seat
Of infamy and woe.
Transposed, you'll see I'm base and mean,
Again of Jewish race;
Transposed once more, I oft am seen
To hide a lovely face.
What are the five words?
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Live, evil, vile, Levi, veil.

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Whether old Homer tippled wine or beer,
Julep or cider, history is not clear;
But plain it is�the bard, though wont to roam,
But for one liquid, never had left home.
What is it?
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The letter R.

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Why is a man in debt like a misty morning?
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Because he is surrounded with dues (dews).

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Why can't you trust the law of gravity?
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Because it will always let you down.

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Why is green grass like a mouse?
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Green grass is like a mouse, because the cattle eat it (cat�ll eat it).

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Iron roof and glass walls, burns and burns but never falls.
What is it?
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A lantern.

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What is that which, supposing it's greatest breadth to be four inches, length nine inches, and depth three inches and contains a solid foot?
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A shoe.

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What goes in the water red, and comes out black?
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Iron.

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There is a frog, dead in the middle of an island. If he swims north, the distance to the mainland is 2 meters. If he swims south, the distance to the mainland is 3 meters. If he swims east or west, the distance is 4 meters. Which way does he swim?
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He doesn't swim at all, he is dead.

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A man was looking through a 6th floor window,
thought for a minute then jumped,
but did not die or get hurt at all.
How?
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He jumped in the window.
He was outside the window
He was a window washer!!!

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I am a word of three syllables, each of which is a word; my first is an article in common use; my second, an animal of uncommon intelligence; my third, though not an animal, is used in carrying burdens. My whole is a useful art. What am I?
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Pen-man-ship.

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A dagger thrust at my own heart, Dictates the way I'm swayed. Left I stand, and right I yield, To the twisting of the blade. What am I?
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A Lock.

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My first is a part of the day,
My last a conductor of light,
My whole to take measure of time,
Is useful by day and by night.
What am I?
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An Hour-glass.

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What was the biggest island in the world before the discovery of Australia by Captain Cook?
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Australia was always the biggest island in the world, even before it was discovered.

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If a fender cost six dollars, what will a ton of coal come to?
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To ashes.

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A fireman is running to get a net under a lady who looks like she might jump off the balcony of her 20 story apartment building. There is nothing below her except a 20 story fall. The fireman is still 100 yards away when she falls and can't nearly get there in time. The woman is not hurt more than a bruise. How is that possible?
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She fell back into her apartment, jumping from the balcony into the inside.

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Why is the best baker most in want of bread?
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Because he kneads (needs) it most.

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If it takes 3 people to dig 1 hole how many people does it takes for 1/2 an hole?
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You can't dig 1/2 an hole because once you begin to dig it is an hole.

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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 is it?
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Promise.

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Why is a lumberjack like a stage actor?
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He is known by his axe (acts).

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Man walks over, man walks under, in times of war he burns asunder.
What is it?
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A Bridge.

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A group of privates were standing in the blistering sun facing due west. Their sergeant shouted at them: Right turn! About turn! Left turn!
In which direction are they now facing?
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East.

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All about, but cannot be seen, Can be captured, cannot be held, No throat, but can be heard. What is it?
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The wind.

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What vessel is that which is always asking leave to move?
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Canister.

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I know a word of letters three. Add two, and fewer there will be! What Word Am I?
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Few.

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Why is a parish bell like a good story?
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Because it is often tolled (told).

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What is that which the dead and living do at the same time?
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Lie.

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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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For some in the world, it is as precious as gold. Yet, this thing, is never sold. It is kept, but never used. It's a weakness that cannot be removed. A weapon that can be used against god. If they have it, you know it, then they have lost. What is it?
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A Secret.

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When I left, I didn't know where I was going; when I got there, I didn't know where I was; when I returned, I didn't know where I had been.
Who was I?
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Christopher Columbus - when he found the Americas.

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What kin is that child to it's father who is not it's father's own son?
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His daughter.

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How do you make "one" disappear?
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Add a "g" and your Gone !

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What is the longest and yet the shortest thing in the world; the swiftest and yet the slowest; the most divisible and the most extended; the least valued and the most regretted; without which nothing can be done; which devours every thing, however small, and yet gives life and spirits to every object, however great?
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Time.

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Nothing on the outside Nothing on the inside Light as a feather Yet ten men cannot lift it.
What is it?
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A bubble.

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What's the difference between a jeweler and a jailer?
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A jeweler sells watches and a jailer watches cells.

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Up and down,up and down, touching neither sky nor ground. What is it?
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A pump handle.

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White bird, featherless, flyin' out o' paradise, flyin' over sea and land, dyin' in my hand. What is it?
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A snowflake!

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Why is a nail, fast in the wall, like an old man?
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Because it is in firm (infirm).

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Whoever makes it, tells it not. Whoever takes it, knows it not. Whoever knows it, wants it not.
What is it?
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Counterfeit money.

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What has eyes but can't see, a tongue but can't talk, and a soul but can never find love?
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A shoe.

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In a tunnel of darkness lies a beast of iron. It can only attack when pulled back.
What is it?
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A bullet.

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While walking down the street I met a man. He tipped his hat and drew his cane and in this riddle I told his name.
What is the man's name?
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And drew = ANDREW.

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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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Sand.

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Crimson I am born, yellow I dance, ebony I die. What am I?
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Fire.

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My teeth are sharp, my back is straight, to cut things up it is my fate.
What am I?
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A Saw.

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What can you put in a barrel, that will make the barrel lighter?
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A Hole.

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How high would you have to count before you would use the letter A in the English language spelling of a whole number.
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One thousand.

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A simple peasant bought a number of camels and is taking them to his farm. As he rides contentedly along he counts them - he counts 29. He was sure he had bought 30 camel, so in alarm he jumps off his camel and counts the camels again. To his delight there are 30. Half an hour later, he counts his camels and once more there are just 29. Confused, he climbs off his camel and counts again. Once more there are 30. Can you explain?
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When he is on the camel he omits to count it.

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Two men were playing tennis. They played five sets and each man won three sets. How can this be possible?
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The two men were partners playing doubles.

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What letters of the alphabet come too late for supper?
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Those that come after T.

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In camps about the centre I appear;
In smiling meadows seen throughout the year;
The silent angler views me in the streams,
And all must trace me in their morning dreams,
First in the mob conspicuous I stand,
Proud of the lead, and ever in command.
What am I?
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The letter M.

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Rock and roll, rock and roll.
What rocks but does not roll?
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A Rocking chair

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It's been around for millions of years, but it's no more than a month old. What is it?
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The moon.

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A new medical building containing 100 offices had just been completed. Mark was hired to paint the numbers 1 to 100 on the doors. How many times will Mark have to paint the number nine?
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The answer is 20! 9, 19, 29, 39, 49, 59, 69, 79, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99.

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Why does a miller wear a white hat?
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To keep his head warm.

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The Pope has it but he does not use it. Your father has it but your mother uses it. Nuns do not need it. Your lady friend's husband has it and she uses it. What is it?
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A Last Name.

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Poke your fingers in my eyes and I will open wide my jaws. Linen cloth, quills, or paper, my greedy lust devours them all. What am I?
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Shears, or scissors.

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I am always hungry, I must always be fed, The finger I touch, Will soon turn red. What am I?
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Fire.

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There once was a book that was only owned by the wealthy, but now everyone can have it. You can't buy it in a bookstore or take it from a library. What book is it?
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A telephone book.

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I can flutter and take your breath away. I can take a beating, but do not bruise. If I stopped you would be sure to lose. Everyday I am with you.
What am I?
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Your heart.

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Why is a gooseberry pie like counterfeit money?
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Because it is not currant (current).

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As I went across the bridge, I met a man with a load of wood which was neither straight nor crooked. What kind of wood was it?
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Sawdust.

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Why is a man with wooden legs like one who has an even bargain?
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Because he has nothing to boot.

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Big as a biscuit, deep as a cup, even a river can't fill it up. What is it?
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A kitchen strainer.

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What always was, yet I can never be?
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Yesterday.

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Why is a rose-bud like a promissory note?
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It matures by falling dew.

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What can climb mountains, cross streams, handle hundreds of feet each day, yet never moves? What is it?
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A trail!

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What is that which is invisible, but never out of sight?
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The Letter I.

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What is something you don�t own but you can give it to anyone you meet? You only have one, but you can give it away as many times as you want without losing it. What is it?
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Your heart.

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What biblical name is there which expresses a father calling his son by name, and his son replying?
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Ben-ha-dad.

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When is a boat like a knife?
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When it is a cutter.

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Why is a dandy like a haunch of venison?
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He is a bit of a buck.

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Black within, red without, with four courners, round about. What is it?
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A chiminey.

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A dozen Royals gathered round, Entertained by two who clowned. Each King there had servants ten, Though none of them were also men. The lowest servant sometimes might, Defeat the King in a fair fight. A weapon stout, a priceless jewel, The beat of life, a farmer's tool.
What is it?
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A Deck of Cards.

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Why is France like a skeleton?
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Because only the bony part is left.

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Why are beautiful women like bread?
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Because they are often toasted.