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Rozi
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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
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Posted:A friend of mine sent me this riddle and I am stumped:

People say you can tell nothing from my face.
I sound like I am useful in a fire.
I have connections to Royalty
People get undressed around me

If you can help me with the answer to that one, try this one:

"The beginning of eternity
The end of time and space
The beginning of every end,
And the end of every place."


It was a day for screaming at inanimate objects.

What this calls for is a special mix of psychology and extreme violence...

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D_Chow
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Location: NJ
Member Since: 4th May 2007
Total posts: 98
Posted:....those riddles were easy...with the exception of some
try this one:

a woman was sitting on a window sill in the 15th story of an apartment threatening to jump. there is nothing to break her fall to the concrete 15 stories down. when the police got there, she fell but didn't get hurt. how?


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Bek66
Bek66

Future Mrs Pogo
Location: The wrong place
Member Since: 27th Aug 2006
Total posts: 4728
Posted:No one said she fell out of the window!!!



Didn't see you answering any of the previous ones... nana



Just teasing... biggrin...maybe!!!

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"Absence is to love what wind is to fire...it extinguishes the small, enkindles the great."
--Comte Debussy-Rebutin

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D_Chow
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Location: NJ
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Posted:yes....she fell out of the window. and she was still okay....do u know how?

i couldn't answer the other ones because i didn't have an account. i made like yesterday.....


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furbs
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Member Since: 3rd Aug 2006
Total posts: 29
Posted:31/pi=9.8676

30/pi=9.5492



=> horse width is 0.3184/2

=0.159154943 miles



i.e. thats a DAMN wide horse, maybe metres is smarter

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Sealey
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Member Since: 17th Apr 2007
Total posts: 30
Posted:Uuuh did the woman fall backwards into the apartment?

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Bek66
Bek66

Future Mrs Pogo
Location: The wrong place
Member Since: 27th Aug 2006
Total posts: 4728
Posted:She fell on a 300 lb cop!?! bounce

"Absence is to love what wind is to fire...it extinguishes the small, enkindles the great."
--Comte Debussy-Rebutin

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Skatto
Skatto

Walking on whims...
Location: Eastbourne, UK
Member Since: 12th Jan 2007
Total posts: 687
Posted:Was she caught in mid air? tongue Was her leg tied to a bit of rope? Did 14 people all jump out of 14 windows below how at the exact same time and they all ended up standing on each other's shoulders? ubbloco

I have one...
What row of numbers comes next in this series?

1
11
21
1211
111221
312211
13112221


Skatto

"Fly like a mouse,
Run like a cushion,
Be the small bookcase."

For goodness sake, don't aggravate the otters!!!

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Bek66
Bek66

Future Mrs Pogo
Location: The wrong place
Member Since: 27th Aug 2006
Total posts: 4728
Posted:Easy...each line describes the one before it...so...

1113213211...


"Absence is to love what wind is to fire...it extinguishes the small, enkindles the great."
--Comte Debussy-Rebutin

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Skatto
Skatto

Walking on whims...
Location: Eastbourne, UK
Member Since: 12th Jan 2007
Total posts: 687
Posted:And there I was thinking I was all clever-like.

Skatto

"Fly like a mouse,
Run like a cushion,
Be the small bookcase."

For goodness sake, don't aggravate the otters!!!

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D_Chow
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Location: NJ
Member Since: 4th May 2007
Total posts: 98
Posted:yes...Sealy got it...
she fell backwards into the apartment.lolsign

for McAlpine's....there is another way to get the next set of numbers. the first colomn is 1121131...so the first number in the next row is one. the second colomn is 112113....so the second number in the next row is 1. the third colonm is 1121...so the third number is 1. u see the pattern? biggrin

try this one:
Henry joined the police force and his picture was on the front page. everyone thought he would help make the town safer. He worked on many of the toughest cases. he never got a promotion and never got paid for his work on the police force. Why?


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Bek66
Bek66

Future Mrs Pogo
Location: The wrong place
Member Since: 27th Aug 2006
Total posts: 4728
Posted:He was a dog!!!

"Absence is to love what wind is to fire...it extinguishes the small, enkindles the great."
--Comte Debussy-Rebutin

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D_Chow
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Location: NJ
Member Since: 4th May 2007
Total posts: 98
Posted:yup...he was a dog.....

Bob was a bus driver. one day a police officer saw him going the wrong way up a one way street but didn't arrest him. Why?


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Skatto
Skatto

Walking on whims...
Location: Eastbourne, UK
Member Since: 12th Jan 2007
Total posts: 687
Posted:Because he wasn't driving his bus at the time?

Skatto

"Fly like a mouse,
Run like a cushion,
Be the small bookcase."

For goodness sake, don't aggravate the otters!!!

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D_Chow
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Location: NJ
Member Since: 4th May 2007
Total posts: 98
Posted:yeah...he was walking.

how about this:
i am a pet.
i never eat and i never sleep.
i have no feet and i cannot weep.

what am i?


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Skatto
Skatto

Walking on whims...
Location: Eastbourne, UK
Member Since: 12th Jan 2007
Total posts: 687
Posted:A pet.
tongue

I'll get back to you on that one, will give it a longer think.
For now, here's another. smile

"Round I start, yet no shape have I. Allow me to breathe, and my life will die. The older I grow, the more sought after I become. You will feel much better when I am done. What am I?"


Skatto

"Fly like a mouse,
Run like a cushion,
Be the small bookcase."

For goodness sake, don't aggravate the otters!!!

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Bek66
Bek66

Future Mrs Pogo
Location: The wrong place
Member Since: 27th Aug 2006
Total posts: 4728
Posted:I almost posted that one...but thought it would be too easy...so I'll leave it to someone else...

I do love riddles... smile


"Absence is to love what wind is to fire...it extinguishes the small, enkindles the great."
--Comte Debussy-Rebutin

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Wirewood
Wirewood

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Location: Perth, West Australia
Member Since: 5th Aug 2004
Total posts: 90
Posted:Just to put that horse riddle to bed. If we convert to metres for a moment and assume the horse is 1 m wide (yeah, so it's still a pretty wide horse) then the horse has to travel 15.9151 times around a circular track thats 188.5 m in length (inner set of legs) 194.7832 m (outer set of legs). It's based on the ratio of 31 to 30 being 1.0333333 so it works if you change metres to yards (and assume the horse is 1 yard wide) but it would have to travel around the track a few more times (~1.64 more times I suppose).



As for the pet riddle, what about a pet rock?



And that last riddle - could it be wine?

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"What drives life is...a little electric current kept up by the sunshine." Albert Szent-Gyorgi

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georgemc
georgemc

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Posted:wine sounds very plausible.

What about another situation riddle then:

Dead guy is found hanging by a noose in a room. Before he was found the room was entirely sealed, only one locked door and the windows unable to be opened, with no other person (or animal) sized openings in/out. The room was completely empty of objects - nothing that he could've reached the ceiling to tie the rope from and jump off, but investigations confirmed he had committed suicide and died from hanging/strangulation.

How'd he do it?


Written by: Doc Lightning talking about Marmite in Kichi's Intro thread

I have several large jars of the stuff. I actually like it... a little. And don't tell anyone I admitted to it.
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D_Chow
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Location: NJ
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Total posts: 98
Posted:he could have choked himself.
it also says that there was only one locked door meaning that if there was another door, it wasn't locked.

and for the pet....nobody has it yet....keep guessing
here it is again:

i am a pet.
i never eat and i never sleep.
i have no feet and i cannot weep.


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shocked_prawn
shocked_prawn

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Location: Sunderland, UK
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Total posts: 865
Posted:i remeber the answer to the dead guy one.... but i cant think.....

possbile he stood on a alrge block of ice to reach the ceiling which then melted leaving no trace of objects in the room??

i dont think that right...

hmm.... pet egg maybe?


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D_Chow
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Location: NJ
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Posted:no...not a pet egg.
maybe this would help. this pet always lies on the floor and never moves.


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shocked_prawn
shocked_prawn

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Posted:a dead pet??

Proud Co-Owner of PoiBoi
Owned by J.A.C

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D_Chow
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Location: NJ
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Total posts: 98
Posted:no....should i just tell u the answer?

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shocked_prawn
shocked_prawn

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Posted:naaah somone else will get it eventually

Proud Co-Owner of PoiBoi
Owned by J.A.C

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polarity
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Posted:A carpet.

You aren't thinking or really existing unless you're willing to risk even your own sanity in the judgment of your existence.

Green peppers, lime pickle and whole-grain mustard = best sandwich filling.

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Skatto
Skatto

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Location: Eastbourne, UK
Member Since: 12th Jan 2007
Total posts: 687
Posted:A carpet.... of course.



And yes, it was wine. : )



I weaken all men for hours each day.

I show you strange visions while you are away.

I take you by night, by day take you back, none suffer to have me,

but do from my lack.



What am I?





That's quite poor.



Also:



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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Skatto

"Fly like a mouse,
Run like a cushion,
Be the small bookcase."

For goodness sake, don't aggravate the otters!!!

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D_Chow
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Location: NJ
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Total posts: 98
Posted:the first one is a dream

...not sure about the second one.


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D_Chow
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Posted:the second one could be fire.......but it doesn't really fit the last clue because it can die out....

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D_Chow
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Location: NJ
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Posted:try this one...its pretty easy.

give me food and i will live
give me water and i will die
what am i?


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staffanpalm
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Posted:"I weaken all men for hours each day....."

SLEEP sounds more likely for this one, since we suffer from the lack of it. Though there are rumors that dreamless sleep would drive one mad!



I'd say FIRE on both of the two last ones.



(However, "feed me" might be a better way to put it than "give me food" in the last one, since all human foodstuff doesn't burn very well...)







Of course it is a nice habit to add some more as we run out of riddles, so here are some easy and silly ones;



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



#If you take two apples from seven apples, how many do you have?



#A woman gave birth to two sons who were born on the same hour of the same day of the same year but were not twins. How is this possible?



#A snail is climbing up a wall. It manages to crawl up the wall 3 meters each day, but at night he must rest and so he slips back down 2 meters. If the wall is 30 meters high, how long will it take the snail to reach the top?

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