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message 1: by Wes, Moderator (new)

Wes (pricerightbooks) | 473 comments Mod
Whoever answers the riddle correctly creates a new riddle.
I will start.

You will know that I am coming
From the jingle of my bell,
But exactly who I am is not an easy thing to tell.

Children, they adore me
for they find me jolly,
but I do not see them when the halls are decked with holly.

My job often leaves me frozen,
I am a man that all should know,
But I do not do business in times of sleet or ice or snow.

I travel much on business,
But no reindeer haul me around,
I do all my traveling firmly on the ground.

I love the time of Christmas,
But that's not my vocational season,
And I assure that is because of a sound economic reason.



message 2: by Grumpus (new)

Grumpus Ice cream man.

Like "a Toyota" or "Civic", I'm just as good in reverse? What am I?


message 3: by Wes, Moderator (last edited Dec 15, 2007 11:53AM) (new)

Wes (pricerightbooks) | 473 comments Mod
"Palendrome" nice!



It doesn't hurt to take a hard look at yourself from time to time. This little test should help you get started.

During a visit to a mental asylum, a visitor asked the Director what the criteria is that defines if a patient should be institutionalized.

"Well," said the Director, "we fill up a bathtub. Then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup, and a bucket to the patient and ask the patient to empty the bathtub."

"Oh, I understand," said the visitor. "A normal person would choose the bucket, as it is larger than the spoon."
What was the director's response?



message 4: by Grumpus (new)

Grumpus Looks like its just you and me Wes! Everyone else must be out shopping. :-)

I occasionally view myself as normal and the fastest way I know to empty the tub is to let the water out through the drain.

Now I return the volley with this one:

How are these words related?

strengths
angstrom
birthplace
dumbstruck
eighths
heartthrob
warmths
lengths
postscript
thumbscrew
witchcraft
twelfths




message 5: by Wes, Moderator (last edited Dec 15, 2007 12:46PM) (new)

Wes (pricerightbooks) | 473 comments Mod
Dang Grumpus could you make that one more difficult.
It took me a minute to realize that counting would help me so I look at the vowels and constanants and realized quickly the vowels were not the key but a 5 constanant series in each word was present. Let me know if I am right.

here is an easy one.


I am the beginning of sorrow,

and the end of sickness.

You cannot express happiness without me,

yet I am in the midst of crosses.

I am always in risk,

yet never in danger.

You may find me in the sun,

but I am never out of darkness.



message 6: by Lori (new)

Lori (tnbbc) The Letter S....
Im usually not very good at these.

heres a tricky one,
A father receives an envelope from his son. Inside the envelope is another envelope with only a letter in it that says:
"hey dad. Heres the $20,000 I owed you. Enjoy".
And the father was happy.

No check, no cash, only an envelope, and letter.... wheres the $20,000?
( I hope I wrote it out properly. I am doing this from memory!)



message 7: by Wes, Moderator (new)

Wes (pricerightbooks) | 473 comments Mod
Lori I have no clue, if their is an answer I would like to know.


message 8: by Lori (new)

Lori (tnbbc) Its a tough one...
The answer is ... the father is a stamp collector and the son mailed the letter using a very expensive stamp. (one that was worth $20,000 dollars)


message 9: by Wes, Moderator (new)

Wes (pricerightbooks) | 473 comments Mod
You heard me before, Yet you hear me again. Then I die, 'Til you call me again What am I?



message 10: by Malbadeen (new)

Malbadeen A person that likes to do riddles - ?


message 11: by Wes, Moderator (new)

Wes (pricerightbooks) | 473 comments Mod
nope



message 12: by Heather (new)

Heather | 26 comments An echo?


message 13: by Wes, Moderator (new)

Wes (pricerightbooks) | 473 comments Mod
YES HEATHER NOW YOUR TURN TO ASK A RIDDLE


message 14: by Heather (new)

Heather | 26 comments Okay, here are two. I hope they aren't too simple. I tend to get stumped more easily than others...

I can run but not walk. Wherever I go, thought follows close behind. What am I?

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?



message 15: by Wes, Moderator (new)

Wes (pricerightbooks) | 473 comments Mod
Thought

Splinter

The man who invented it doesn't want it. The man who bought it doesn't need it. The man who needs it doesn't know it. What is it?



message 16: by Heather (new)

Heather | 26 comments Actually, the first one was "nose", but I'm assuming that's what you meant :)

Here's another one:

Half of four of us are two of us, twice two of us are six of us, twice eight of us are ten of us, and twice five of us are eight of us. What are we?


message 17: by Christopher (new)

Christopher Roman | 6 comments it is the amount of letters.
half of four of us (f+o+u+r = 4 letters) are two of us (f+o = 2 letters)

twice two of us (t+w+o t+w+o = 6 letters)
twice eight (e+i+g+h+t e+i+g+h+t = 10 letters)
and so on.

Stand by for riddle; If i am correct, that is.


message 18: by Heather (new)

Heather | 26 comments Yes, you are correct! Can't wait for a new riddle!


message 19: by Christopher (new)

Christopher Roman | 6 comments Okies here is a go.


My second is performed by my first, and, it is thought, a thief by the marks of my whole might be caught. What am I?


message 20: by Lori (new)

Lori (tnbbc) Ashley,
The first one you marked down was answered by Wes and was Splinter.
I am pretty sure you are correct about number two also! Now that i see it, I remembered the answer.


message 21: by Wes, Moderator (new)

Wes (pricerightbooks) | 473 comments Mod
#1 was splinter
#2 coffin
#3 ?


message 22: by Aumee (last edited Jan 14, 2008 05:57AM) (new)

Aumee | 72 comments To Ashley's riddle : Son.

Which 5 letter word, typed in capital letters can be read the same straight and upside-down?


message 23: by Charity (new)

Charity (charityross) The four men are musicians?


message 24: by Charity (new)

Charity (charityross) Might be pretty simple:

I only get wetter, the more I dry.


message 25: by Wes, Moderator (new)

Wes (pricerightbooks) | 473 comments Mod
Towel


Mom and Dad have four daughters, and each daughter has one brother. How many people are in the family?


message 26: by Aumee (new)

Aumee | 72 comments A Secret ?


message 27: by Fenixbird (last edited Jan 31, 2008 09:27PM) (new)

Fenixbird SandS | 8 comments A wish as in a birthday wish!




message 28: by Wes, Moderator (new)

Wes (pricerightbooks) | 473 comments Mod
Is this a riddle or a trivia question?


message 29: by Fenixbird (new)

Fenixbird SandS | 8 comments For the moderator a new riddle:

Always comfortable
Once popular
Our laces give us away

Tan or buckskin or blue
Bright beads adorn us

To understand where he’s been
Walk in us one mile



message 30: by Kenzie (new)

Kenzie a mocasin? (I think I spelled that wrong)


message 31: by Fenixbird (new)

Fenixbird SandS | 8 comments Yes, Kenzie! A pair of moccasins..


message 32: by Kenzie (new)

Kenzie what goes on all fours, then ages to two, then ages again going to three?


message 33: by Amy (new)

Amy (ldtchr) | 33 comments man (fours is a baby, two is grown and three is with a cane)


message 34: by Kenzie (new)

Kenzie Great job Ldtchr.


message 35: by [deleted user] (new)

Kenzie - Good one, and it comes from literature; in Euripides' "Oedipus Rex," that is the answer to the question posed by the shpinx that allows oedipus to live - and pass!


message 36: by Kenzie (new)

Kenzie I heard it from a friend I had no idea.


message 37: by Amy (new)

Amy (ldtchr) | 33 comments Okay, found one! I'm not real good at these, I've always liked Oedipus Rex is how I knew Kenzie's! Anyway, I found one:

What goes all around the world but stays in a corner?


message 38: by Heather (new)

Heather | 26 comments A stamp.

What is black when you buy it, red when you use it, and gray when you throw it away?


message 39: by Kenzie (new)

Kenzie charcoal?


message 40: by Heather (new)

Heather | 26 comments Yes! Your turn!


message 41: by Kenzie (new)

Kenzie It's light as a feather. Yet no man can hold it for long. What is it?


message 42: by [deleted user] (new)

Your breath?


message 43: by Kenzie (new)

Kenzie Correct!


message 44: by [deleted user] (new)

A dog is painted black. He walks onto a street where the street lights are broken due to a power outage. A car with two broken headlights heads towards him as the dog crosses the road. The driver turns in time and does not hit the dog. How does this happen?


message 45: by Wes, Moderator (new)

Wes (pricerightbooks) | 473 comments Mod
It was daytime and the driver could see the dog without headlights?


message 46: by Wes, Moderator (new)

Wes (pricerightbooks) | 473 comments Mod
What begins with T, ends with T and has T in it?


message 47: by [deleted user] (new)

Good job, Wes!


message 48: by [deleted user] (new)

Is the answer to your riddle. . . teapot?


message 49: by Roni (new)

Roni (v_a_b) I think that you are right kassy, it does make sense. And even if you aren't, I think it is a good answer. How about I give a riddle to keep this going?

Two fathers and two sons went fishing. Each of them brought home one fish, yet three fish were brought home. How is this possible?


message 50: by Aumee (new)

Aumee | 72 comments One man and his two sons went fishing
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to each son the man is a father--->two fathers
to the man each boy is a son------>two sons


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