NEW Riddles!
1. As I was going to St. Ives,
I met a man with seven wives,
Each wife had seven sacks,
Each sack had seven cats,
Each cat had seven kits.
Kits, cats, sacks and wives,
How many were going to St. Ives?

2. I am a dog with bark but not bite,
I only sleep on winter's night.
What am I?

3. What can scream, whisper, howl, and sigh but not talk?
What can eaisily beat the fastest runner in a race, but not run?
What can be as strong as an ox, but weighs nothing?

4. I can dance, but I can't walk,
You can feed me, but I can't drink.
I can inhale, but I can't breathe out air.
You love me, but you fear me.
What am I?

Hocus pocus,
Elephant ear,
Rotteri deer
Tiddlely spopkins.

Now look at my words,and tell me this:
What could you not do without?

(by Emma and Brooke, # 1 is not one we made up, but the rest are.)
07 Jan 2009
by Brooke Bond

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#1. They follow and lead, but only as you pass. Dress yourself in darkest black, And they are darker still. Always they flee the light, Though without the sun there would be none.

#2. The more that there is, The less that you see. Squint all you wish when surrounded by me.

#3. With no wings, I fly. With no eyes, I see. With no arms, I climb. More frightening than any beast, stronger than any foe. I am cunning, ruthless and tall; in the end, I rule all.
07 Jan 2009
by Hong-Sheng Lu

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Riddles for December 10

1.A woman shoots her husband.
Then she holds him under water for over 5 minutes.
Finally, she hangs him.
But 5 minutes later they both go out together and enjoy a wonderful dinner together.
How can this be?

2.Scientists have proven that cats have more hair on one side then their other side. Some people believe that this is because when cats lay on their side they need insulation from the cold on the floor or ground. Which side of a cat has more hair?

3.A magician was boasting one day at how long he could hold his breath under water. His record was 6 minutes. A kid that was listening said, "that's nothing, I can stay under water for 10 minutes using no types of equipment or air pockets!"

The magician told the kid if he could do that, he'd give him $10,000. The kid did it and won the money. Can you figure out how?

10 Dec 2008
by Hong-Sheng Lu

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Riddles --- Teddies, Houses, & Elephants

1.Why are teddy bears never hungry?

2. What clothing does a house wear?

3. How do you stop an elephant from charging?

4. Thirty white horses on a red hill, first they champ and stamp and then they stand still.



19 Nov 2008
by Paulina Powierza

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New Riddle for Nov. 12
See if you can figure this out.

  I always stay the same, yet always change.
  My brother always changes, yet always stays the same.
  My brother cannot destroy me, yet I can destroy my brother.
  I can fall from great heights and never be harmed.
  Who am I, and who is my brother?

Post your answers on the comments!

12 Nov 2008
by Madeline Hinton

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More Riddles for Nov. 5th
Riddle #1:
Give me an x, I'll stand to face you.
Give me a cross, I'll turn my back on you. What am I?

Riddle #2:
Does the law allow Vernon Jones to marry his widows sister?

Riddle #3:
Before Mount Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain on earth?
05 Nov 2008
by Alex Baum

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Riddles of the Week
1. He who has it doesn't tell it. He who takes it doesn't know it. He who knows it doesn't want it. What is it?

2. 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.

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

4. 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?
Post your answers on the comments!
22 Oct 2008
by Madeline Hinton

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New Riddles
Riddle #1:
What demands an answer, but asks no question?

Riddle #2:
Nick the marathon man timed himself and found out that if he wore a bright white outfit he ran 20 miles in 80 minutes, but when he wore a dark outfit, he ran 20 miles in one hour and twenty minutes. What does this mean for his next race?

15 Oct 2008
by Alex Baum

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A Funny Quiz
Answer each of these 5 questions. Answers provided next week!

1. Some months have 30 days, others 31. How many months have 28 days?
2. A farmer has 17 sheep. 9 die. How many does he have left?
3. You have to enter a cold and dark room, carrying only a match. There is an oil lamp, a candle and a furnace, just waiting to be lit. Which will you light first?
4. How many animals of each species did Moses take on his ark?
5. You're driving a bus with 43 people from Chicago, stop in Pittsburgh, pick up 7 people and drop off 5, pick up 4 more in Cleveland and drop off 8. Upon arriving in Philadelphia 20 hours later, what's the driver's name?
08 Oct 2008
by Alex Baum

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What once was and is no more but still exists?
What can keep alive the dead?
Can ease your sorrow, ease your pain
but what was lost you will not gain.
What can be burning but not harming?
What am I thinking of?

by Emma and Brooke
08 Oct 2008
by Emma Sullivan

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Word Puzzlers
Here are some cool word puzzles. Each one makes a cool phrase or saying. Good luck!!!








(this is by Lauren)
14 Mar 2008
by pmckeen

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Simple Riddles
1. A man jumped 150 feet entirely under his own power. He landed saftely. How could this be?

2. It starts out with 4. If you cut one off 3 fall down and 5 remain. What is it?

3. What is the answer?

07 Mar 2008
by bzhang

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Ryan's Riddles

1. Consider a 5x5 version of a chessboard with one player having 5 queens and the other player three queens.  There are no other peices.  Can you place the queens on the board so that neiter player's queens on the board can capture one of his or her opponent's queens.

2. A boy was about to go on his first date.  Since he had never embraced a girl before, he was anxious to learn how to do it.  He went to his local public library and saw a book entitled How to Hug.  He took it home to read and was greatly disappointed; it gave him no useful advice at all.  Why not?

3. Can you think of an animal whose name begins with an N?

25 Jan 2008
by rlewis

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Tricky Puzzlers
1. 1 door closes, 9 open. When 9 close, 1 door opens. What is it?

2. Stopping along the trail to rest, Judy saw that one-third of the rest of the group from the Girl Scouts was behind and three-fourths were ahead. Not counting Judy, what was the total number of Scouts in her group?

3. Three riders riding by, three pears hanging high. Each man takes a pear, but still leave three hanging there. How?

15 Feb 2008
by bzhang

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Unusual Riddles
#1. The paragraph below is most unusual. It looks so ordinary you'd think nothing was wrong with it - and in fact, nothing is wrong with it. It is unusual though. Why?

"Gatsby was walking back from a visit down in Branton Hill's manufacturing district on a Saturday night. A busy day's traffic had had its noisy run; and with not many folks in sight, His Honor got along without having to stop to grasp a hand, or talk; for a mayor out of City Hall is a shining mark for any politician. And so, coming to Broadway, a booming bass drum and sounds of singing, told of a small Salvation Army unit carrying on amidst Broadway's night shopping crowds. Gatsby, walking towards that group, saw a young girl, back toward him, just finishing a long, soulful oration ... "

#2. 2 fathers and 2 sons go fishing. Each of them catches one fish. So why do they bring home only 3 fishes?

15 Feb 2008
by ejmoore

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