Riddles for adults With Answers – Part 2

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When is a baby not a baby?
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When it's a little cross.

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As a whole, I am both safe and secure. Behead me, and I become a place of meeting. Behead me again, and I am the partner of ready. Restore me, and I become the domain of beasts.
What am I?
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A Stable

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A headless man had a letter to write; It was read by a man who had lost his sight. The dumb repeated it word for word; And deaf was he who listened and heard.
Solve this riddle.
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The letter in question is the letter "O". It is zero. The man had nothing to write. The blind could read nothing. The person who was dumb could repeat nothing. The deaf man listened and heard nothing.

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Why did the squirrel lay only its back on the river?
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To keep its "nuts" dry.

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Why is it that Snoop Dogg needs an umbrella?
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because of the drizzle.

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If someone robbed you in the shower, what would you be?
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An eye wetness.

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you are stuck in a house
you have four objects to use
you have a wooden chair,a ladder
a piano,and an axe.
The axe is rubber
What would you use to get out?? hint* you can't get out with breaking it
and you can only pick one object.
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you use the piano KEYS!!!!!

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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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As defendants, we deny all involvement in the unscrupulous dealings which have come to light in the recent government investigation.� What country name is hidden in the previous sentence?
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Sweden. "defendants, we deny".

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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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WYISDERSOMENIMORORSIZASIZDENDERISORSIZ? What does this say?
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Why is there so many more horses asses than there is horses?

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Where is there is no south, west, nor east, and weather not fit for man or beast
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The South Pole

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Julie is going on an extended trip for three weeks. She lives in a remote area where there are frequent electrical power outages which can last up to three or four days. Julie has quite a bit of food in her freezer which would go bad if it thawed and then re-froze. She does have digital clock and a VCR which would flash 12:00 if the power went out. Unfortunately the clock and VCR flash even if the power only goes out for a few seconds. What can Julie do so that when she returns home she will be able to determine whether the power was out long enough to thaw her food? Asking a neighbor whether the power was out, isn't a reliable option because the nearest house is half a mile away, and one house may have power, while another house may have no power. She won?t be able to have a neighbor check on her house every day, and has no one to house sit.
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One thing Julie could do is freeze a tray of ice-cubes, and turn the tray of ice upside down in her freezer. When she comes home, she should check the tray. If the ice cubes are still in the tray, the food is safe to eat. If the trays are empty, it's time to clean out the freezer. She will have to make a judgment call if the ice-cubes are only slightly thawed.

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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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It's always 1 to 6,
it's always 15 to 20,
it's always 5,
but it's never 21,
unless it's flying.
What is it?
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The answer is: a dice. An explanation: "It's always 1 to 6": the numbers on the faces of the dice, "it's always 15 to 20": the sum of the exposed faces when the dice comes to rest after being thrown, "it's always 5": the number of exposed faces when the dice is at rest, "but it's never 21": the sum of the exposed faces is never 21 when the dice is at rest, "unless it's flying": the sum of all exposed faces when the dice is flying is 21 (1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6).

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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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Angry and Hungry are two words ending in 'gry"
There are three words, (Using popular terminology)
in the English Language, that end in "GRY".
.
What is the third word?
The word is something that everyone uses every day.
If you have listened carefully,
I have already told you what it is.
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Answer is terminology. (It's the third word ending in gry. Usin(g) popula(r) teminolog(y)

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A hunter met two shepherds, one of whom had three loaves and the other, five loaves. All the loaves were the same size. The three men agreed to share the eight loaves equally between them. After they had eaten, the hunter gave the shepherds eight bronze coins as payment for his meal. How should the two shepherds fairly divide this money?
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The shepherd who had three loaves should get one coin and the shepherd who had five loaves should get seven coins. If there were eight loaves and three men, each man ate two and two-thirds loaves. So the first shepherd gave the hunter one-third of a loaf and the second shepherd gave the hunter two and one-third loaves. The shepherd who gave one-third of a loaf should get one coin and the one who gave seven-thirds of a loaf should get seven coins.

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I am slim and tall,
Many find me desirable and appealing.
They touch me and I give a false good feeling.
Once I shine in splendor,
But only once and then no more.
For many I am "to die for".
What am I?
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A Cigarette

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A camel 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 camel's legs must be one mile ahead of the other two legs, but of course this can't be true.
Since the camel is normal, how is this situation possible?
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The camel 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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If you can buy 1 for $1, 14 for $2, and 145 for $3, what are you buying?
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House numbers

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

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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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Fred is listening to the raido when it suddenly stops playing. Nobody is with Fred and nobody touches the radio. A few seconds later, the radio resumes playing.
How can this be?
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Fred was driving his car through a tunnel.

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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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The word FACETIOUSLY
contains the six vowels, A-E-I-O-U and Y,
in their alphabetical order.
Can you find another English word that does the same?
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The word is abstemiously. There may be others.

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There where 5 men travling down a road and it started to rain and 4 men sped up, the 5th did not, but they all arived at the same place at the same time but all of them were wet besides the 5th
how?
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he was dead. in a coffin

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Two grandmothers, with their two granddaughters;
Two husbands, with their two wives;
Two fathers, with their two daughters;
Two mothers, with their two sons;
Two maidens, with their two mothers;
Two sisters, with their two brothers;
Yet only six in all lie buried here;
All born legitimate, from incest clear
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Two widows each had a son, and each widow married the son of the other and then each had a daughter

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A boy leaves home in the morning to go to school. At the moment he leaves the house he looks at the clock in the mirror. The clock has no number indication and for this reason the boy makes a mistake in interpreting the time (mirror-image). Just assuming the clock must be out of order, the boy cycles to school, where he arrives after twenty minutes. At that moment the clock at school shows a time that is two and a half hours later than the time that the boy saw on the clock at home.
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The difference between the real time and the time of the mirror image is two hours and ten minutes (two and a half hours, minus the twenty minutes of cycling). Therefore, the original time on the clock at home that morning could only have been five minutes past seven: The difference between these clocks is exactly 2 hours and ten minutes (note that also five minutes past one can be mirrored in a similar way, but this is not in the morning!). Conclusion: The boy reaches school at five minutes past seven plus twenty minutes of cycling, which is twenty-five minutes past seven!...

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It is said among my people that some things are improved by death. Tell me, what stinks while living, but in death, smells good?
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A Pig.

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Shoot at me a thousand times and I may still survive; one scratch from me and you will find your prospects take a dive.
What am I?
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An Eightball.

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A traveler came to the river side, with a donkey bearing an obelisk. But he did not venture to ford the tide, for he had too good an *.
What is the missing word?
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Asterisk = "Ass to Risk".

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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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A prisoner is told "If you tell a lie we will hang you; if you tell the truth we will shoot you." What can he say to save himself?
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You will hang me.

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You are standing in front of a room with one lightbulb inside of it. You cannot see if it is on or off. Outside the room there are 3 switches in the off positions. You may turn the switches any way you want to. You stop turning the switches, enter the room and know which switch controls the lightbulb. How?
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You turn 2 switches "on" and leave 1 switch "off" and wait about a minute. Then enter the room, but just before you enter, turn one switch from "on" to "off". Once in the room, feel the lightbulb - if it is warm, but off, it has to be the last switch you turned off. If it is on, it has to be the switch left on. If it is cold and is off, it has to be the switch you left in the off position.

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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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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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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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What did the hangman get his wife for her birthday?
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A Choker.

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

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A woman who lives in new york legally married three men, she did not get divorce, get an enollment, or legally seperate.
How is this possible?
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She is a minister.

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Some cogs are tigs.
All tigs are bons.
Some bons are pabs.
Some pabs are tigs.
Therefore, cogs are definitely pabs.--- TRUE or FALSE?
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False. Some cogs may be pabs, but not definitely all of them.

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Sally, Lisa, and Bernadette are triplets. But Sally and Lisa share something that Berandette does not. What is it?
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The letter 'L' in their names.

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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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What three letters change a girl into a woman?
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Removing the letters g,i and r and replacing them with the three letters a,d and y makes the word "lady", which is another word for woman.

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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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What is the next 3 letters in this riddle? o t t f f s s _ _ _
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e n t They represent the first letter when writing the numbers one thru ten.

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A Queen has twins by Caesarean section so it's impossible to tell who was born first. �Now the twins are adults and ready to rule. One is intensely stupid, while the other is highly intelligent, well loved and charismatic. Yet the unintelligent one is chosen as the next ruler.
Why?
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He is a male.

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I like to be blue and have been since '63, but I could be anything if my circuit was fixed. I'm small yet infinitely bigger. I was grown but I'm made of metal. I am the last of my kind just like my beautiful idiot once was. Together we will travel, have traveled or are traveling. Tenses as seen, seeing, will see, are mysterious to me. Wibblies and wobblies, time correctly described by a Lord. What will I be, what have I been, or is it, what am I?
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The T.A.R.D.I.S. from Doctor Who.

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Why are mortgages like burglars?
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They secure (seek your) money.

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You go to the doctor because you're ill and he prescribes you with 3 pills and tells you to take them every half hour.
How long do the pills last you?
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An hour because the first pill doesn't take 30 min. to take.

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A man is discovered dead sitting at his desk, alone in the locked office. �He did not commit suicide and there was no weapons in the room. The only clue is a sealed envelope on the desk in front of him.
How did he die?
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The envelope glue was poisoned and when the man licked the envelope to seal it, he died.

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Thirty white horses on a red hill, First they champ, Then they stamp, Then they stand still.
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Teeth

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There are 100 light bulbs lined up in a row in a long room. Each bulb has its own switch and is currently switched off. The room has an entry door and an exit door. There are 100 people lined up outside the entry door. Each bulb is numbered consecutively from 1 to 100. So is each person. Person No. 1 enters the room, switches on every bulb, and exits. Person No. 2 enters and flips the switch on every second bulb (turning off bulbs 2, 4, 6, ...). Person No. 3 enters and flips the switch on every third bulb (changing the state on bulbs 3, 6, 9, ...). This continues until all 100 people have passed through the room. What is the final state of bulb No. 64? And how many of the light bulbs are illuminated after the 100th person has passed through the room?
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First think who will operate each bulb, obviously person #2 will do all the even numbers, and say person #10 will operate all the bulbs that end in a zero. So who would operate for example bulb 48: Persons numbered: 1 & 48, 2 & 24, 3 & 16, 4 & 12, 6 & 8 ........ That is all the factors (numbers by which 48 is divisible) will be in pairs. This means that for every person who switches a bulb on there will be someone to switch it off. This willl result in the bulb being back at it's original state. So why aren't all the bulbs off? Think of bulb 36:- The factors are: 1 & 36, 2 & 13, 6 & 6 Well in this case whilst all the factors are in pairs the number 6 is paired with it's self. Clearly the sixth person will only flick the bulb once and so the pairs don't cancel. This is true of all the square numbers. There are 10 square numbers between 1 and 100 (1, 4, 9, 16, 25, 36, 49, 64, 81 & 100) hence 10 bulbs remain on.

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As a whole, I am both safe and secure. Behead me, and I become a place of meeting. Behead me again, and I am the partner of ready. Restore me, and I become the domain of beasts.
What am I?
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Stable.

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Suppose you want to send in the mail a valuable object to a friend. You have a box which is big enough to hold the object. The box has a locking ring which is large enough to have a lock attached and you have several locks with keys. However, your friend does not have the key to any lock that you have. You cannot send the key in an unlocked box since it may be stolen or copied. How do you send the valuable object, locked, to your friend - so it may be opened by your friend?
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Send the box with a lock attached and locked. Your friend attaches his or her own lock and sends the box back to you. You remove your lock and send it back to your friend. Your friend may then remove the lock she or he put on and open the box.

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The land was white the seed was black
It'll take a good scholar to riddle me that. What am I?
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An eye or an eyeball