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What are some great riddles?

Asked by erichw1504 (26329 points ) March 29th, 2011

Have any great, difficult, or interesting riddles for us jellies? Then let’s hear them and let others try to answer them.

(No jokes or anything impossible, just straight up riddles, please.)

Give lurve to those who answer correctly!

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erichw1504's avatar

I’m as light as a feather, but the strongest man in the world can’t hold me for much more than a minute. What am I?

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

A cloud?

What walks on four legs in the morning, two legs in the afternoon and three legs in the evening?

Coloma's avatar

An old person with a walker? lol

Uhhh…I have no riddles, jokes, but no riddles. :-(

erichw1504's avatar

@WillWorkForChocolate No.

Answer to your riddle: Man. Crawls as a baby, walks on two legs during most of its life, then two legs and a cane as an old man.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@erichw1504 Right on!

Not a cloud….. a breath?

12Oaks's avatar

@erichw1504 That would be a shadow, correct?

erichw1504's avatar

And the lurve goes to… ~drum roll~... @WillWorkForChocolate!!! The correct answer was a breath. Sorry @12Oaks, maybe next time!

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Woohoo! You know… I actually trained my lungs one summer to hold my breath for about 2 minutes. I can still do it after a couple of practice breaths.

Winters's avatar

32 white horses on a red hill
first they stomp, then they chomp
then they stand still

what are they?

Scooby's avatar

Farmers problem.
A farmer is standing on one side of the river and with him are a wolf, a goat and a box with cabbages. In the river there is a small boat. The farmer wants to cross the river with all the three items who are with him. There are no bridges and in the boat there is only room for the farmer and one item. But if he leaves the goat with the cabbages alone on one side of the river the goat will eat the cabbages. If he leaves the wolf and the goat on one side the wolf will eat the goat. Only the farmer can seperate the wolf from the goat and the goat from the cabbage.

How can the farmer cross the river with all three items, without one eating the other ?

yankeetooter's avatar

@Scooby : This has been done to death, usually with a fox, a chicken , and a bag of grain. Okay…here goes: Take the goat across first (the wolf won’t bother the cabbages). Come back alone, and take either of the other two across-it diesn’t matter which one. We’ll say you take the wolf. Leave the wolf on the other side, and take the goat back over. Leave the goat and take the cabbages over and leave them with the wolf. Come back alone, get the goat and make your final trip over…

Incidentally, there was a great play on this in a Simpsons’ episode. Homer had Maggie, Santa’s Little Helper (their dog) and a bag a candy under the same circumstances. He miraculously (for Homer) figured it out, and on the last trip over in the boat saw a farmer on an island with a boat, and with a fox, a chicken and a bag of grain. The farmer asked for help, but Homer said, “No, I can’t figure that out…it’s too hard!”, or something to that effect.

AmWiser's avatar

The farmer brings the goat across. Goes back and brings the fox across, and brings the goat back with him to the other side of the river and drops off the goat, then he goes and brings the cabbage across, and finally he goes back for the goat and brings it across. Or somethin’ like that.

I am 5 letter word. if all the 5 letters are availble I am a talent in you, if you remove my first letter i will die, if you remove my first 2 letters i will be sick, who am i.?

yankeetooter's avatar

Since we’re stealing riddles from “The Hobbit”:

A box without hinges,
key or lid,
Yet golden treasure inside is hid…

And for bonus points, who had to answer the riddle, and what finally helped them think of the answer?

AmWiser's avatar

they call me a man, but i’ll never have a wife, i was given a body, but not a life, they made me a mouth, but didnt give me breath, water brings me life sun brings me death what am i?

12Oaks's avatar

Statue?

AmWiser's avatar

@12Oaks Not even close XD

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@AmWiser “I am 5 letter word. if all the 5 letters are availble I am a talent in you, if you remove my first letter i will die, if you remove my first 2 letters i will be sick, who am i.?”

Skill

Winters's avatar

I am more than everything,
yet thinner than bones,
I am heavier than anything,
yet impossible to grasp,
I am bolder than the brave,
and more silent than the grave,
and much more deadly than an asp.

What am I?

AmWiser's avatar

@erichw1504 @WillWorkForChocolate You guys are tooooo good.:D

MilkyWay's avatar

At night they come without being fetched. By day they are lost without being stolen. What are they?

@Winters The wind?

MilkyWay's avatar

Yes! good guessing @AmWiser !

Scooby's avatar

@yankeetooter

It’s hard to keep a good riddle down, a classic it seems!? Lol…
Still you could have let some of the others have a go who might not have come across this one before…. hey ho…. :-/

yankeetooter's avatar

@erichw1504 got my riddle, but no-one got my bonus question…Any takers?

MilkyWay's avatar

come on @Scooby….I’m itching to know what the farmer will do….
pleeeeze : )

yankeetooter's avatar

@queenie read further up…

MilkyWay's avatar

OOPS… well then ok. Try this one :
I am the beginning of the end, and the end of time and space. I am essential to creation, and I surround every place. What am I?

yankeetooter's avatar

@WillWorkForChocolate Darn, you beat me to it!

erichw1504's avatar

The answer to this riddle,
Is four letters long, you’ll see,
some people have the answer,
people like owls and Billy.

You’ll find the 2nd one in Friday, but it disappears
by Saturday,
The 3rd + 4th appear in London, oblong and blood.
And finally the 1st is found in oblong, blood and balloon…

The whole is shared by birds and humans,
Can you see the answer?

yankeetooter's avatar

Is it “bill”?

erichw1504's avatar

Ding, ding, ding! What do we have for @yankeetooter, Johnny?!

yankeetooter's avatar

I’ll take what’s behind door #2, @erichw1504 !

Winters's avatar

@queenie nope, try again

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

You get a lifetime supply of pancakes and a beeeeyutiful car!

yankeetooter's avatar

@WillWorkForChocolate : Think I’ll stick with my Ford Taurus…and I really hate that car, lol!

MilkyWay's avatar

What is in seasons, seconds, centuries and minutes but not in decades, years or days?

@Winters um, is the answer “Nothing” ?

12Oaks's avatar

Letter N.

MilkyWay's avatar

@12Oaks ya got it : )

yankeetooter's avatar

@erichw1504 That one’s a bit much…Couldn’t I just have my Pontiac Gran Prix I used to have? By the way, when do I start getting my pancakes?

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

That’s the tricky part. You get the lifetime supply of pancakes, but only if you can squeeze @erichw1504 into the frizzer. It’s a mini frizzer, so good luck.

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