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Old 01-04-2007, 07:37 PM   #1
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The riddle thread

Here we can post our riddles and see if we can outsmart every Ahtonaut here. I'll start.

A man is ship-wrecked on a desert island. The only things he has in his possession are a flint, a can of lighter fuel, a penknife and a packet of cigarettes. How could he make a cigarette lighter?


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Old 01-04-2007, 07:44 PM   #2
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Old 01-04-2007, 07:46 PM   #3
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Old 01-04-2007, 07:54 PM   #4
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Sorry Negative Sun, Jae wins. Here's another:

What do you get if you divide 40 by a half and add 10 to the result?


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Old 01-04-2007, 08:13 PM   #5
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Person 1 makes something and sells it to person 2. Person 2 gives it to person 3. Person 3 has it and has put it to use, but doesnt know it. What did person 1 make?
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Old 01-04-2007, 09:01 PM   #6
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Well...the answer is a coffin, but generally it goes "The person who makes it doesn't want it, the person who buys it doesn't use it, and the person that uses it doesn't know it." Or something to that affect.

I've no riddles off the top of my head, though almost any riddle one can come up with these days is actually an old riddle that most people know...so riddle threads always seem futile.



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Old 01-04-2007, 09:27 PM   #7
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30? 40-half=20+10=30

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Old 01-04-2007, 09:41 PM   #8
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I was never good at math so I would have to go with 12 but I am not sure about that answer. I do have a riddle for you guys though...

Why DIDN'T the chicken cross the road?

See if you can answer that one.


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Old 01-04-2007, 09:42 PM   #9
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It didn't want to.

EDIT: this is kinda a your opinon. What book would you take if your on a deserted island?

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Old 01-04-2007, 09:58 PM   #10
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It didn't want to.

EDIT: this is kinda a your opinon. What book would you take if your on a deserted island?
The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien


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Old 01-04-2007, 10:01 PM   #11
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*looks at post*

me: how to build a ship

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Old 01-05-2007, 12:23 AM   #12
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A man is ship-wrecked on a desert island. The only things he has in his possession are a flint, a can of lighter fuel, a penknife and a packet of cigarettes. How could he make a cigarette lighter?
How ever it would be done it will not work. The penknife will more than likely be made of stainless steel and if so, flint and stainless steel can not produce a spark. It must be plain steel to work.

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What do you get if you divide 40 by a half and add 10 to the result?
1.) 40/0.5+10= 90
2.) 0.5/40+10= 10.0125

RIDDLE
Investigators are at a crime scene. A woman was found dead on her bed with a pair of scissors next to her. The reports showed that the body did not have any cuts, stab wounds, marks, or bruises any where. How did she die?


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Old 01-05-2007, 12:29 AM   #13
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Heh, movie buffs should get this one:

As I was going to St. Ives,
I met a man with seven wives
every wife had seven sacks
every sack had seven cats
every cat had seven kittens
kittens cats sacks and wives
how many went to St. Ives?

Bonus if you name the movie it came from.


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Old 01-05-2007, 12:31 AM   #14
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As I was going to St. Ives,
I met a man with seven wives
every wife had seven sacks
every sack had seven cats
every cat had seven kittens
kittens cats sacks and wives
how many went to St. Ives?
One. Only I went to St. Ives.

However, I do not consider the riddle sequence in KOTOR1 (in the Mysterious Box) to be part of a movie. But I have heard it before, so I assume it is quite common. [Since KOTOR is not a movie, I do not get the bonus, sorry...]

Can't think of any riddles right now, but I will later.
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Old 01-05-2007, 12:32 AM   #15
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Answer is 1

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Old 01-05-2007, 12:35 AM   #16
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I don't know what movie it came from, but one person was going to St. Ives, the one who's telling the riddle. The people he met were going away from St. Ives. Or, you could say none, assuming that the speaker isn't a kitten, cat, sack, or wife.



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Old 01-05-2007, 01:32 AM   #17
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Investigators are at a crime scene. A woman was found dead on her bed with a pair of scissors next to her. The reports showed that the body did not have any cuts, stab wounds, marks, or bruises any where. How did she die?
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Old 01-05-2007, 01:57 AM   #18
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Here's one that I just remebered from when I was ten:
Railroad crossings without any cars. Can you spell that without any r's?

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Old 01-05-2007, 02:08 AM   #19
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Investigators are at a crime scene. A woman was found dead on her bed with a pair of scissors next to her. The reports showed that the body did not have any cuts, stab wounds, marks, or bruises any where. How did she die?
Drowned. Water bed.

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Here's one that I just remebered from when I was ten:
Railroad crossings without any cars. Can you spell that without any r's?
t - h - a - t.



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Old 01-05-2007, 05:00 AM   #20
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It has a head but never weeps,
has a bed but never sleeps.
It has a mouth but never talks
Always runs but never walks...

What is it? (should be fairly easy I think, I just like this one)



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Old 01-05-2007, 06:33 AM   #21
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A River.

You are in a car. To the left of you there is a drop, to the right is a helicopter moving at the same level as you. Behind you is a fire engine and infront of you is an elephant. What do you do to get out of this precarious situation.


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Old 01-05-2007, 09:17 AM   #22
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get out of ur car and climb onto the roof while someone else is driving jump onto the fire engine extended the ladder and climb that then jump in the heliciopter and shoot the elephant and u can fly away.

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Old 01-05-2007, 09:18 AM   #23
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A River.

You are in a car. To the left of you there is a drop, to the right is a helicopter moving at the same level as you. Behind you is a fire engine and infront of you is an elephant. What do you do to get out of this precarious situation.
A: Get off the carousel

Q: The more you take, the more you leave behind. What are they?


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Old 01-05-2007, 09:22 AM   #24
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very clever! I've got 1 it's pretty dumb. If the top of ur gums are stars and your teeth is Earth then what is ur tongue???

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The sun?!

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Old 01-05-2007, 09:55 AM   #26
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no............. ah nobody will get it the Death Star i told u it's pretty dumb

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Q: The more you take, the more you leave behind. What are they?
Footsteps.

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Old 01-05-2007, 11:01 AM   #28
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Here's one:

There was a man walking on a sandy desert and every time he looked behind him, he didn't see any footprints; there were no strong winds on that day. Explain.

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Here's one:

There was a man walking on a sandy desert and every time he looked behind him, he didn't see any footprints; there were no strong winds on that day. Explain.

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A: He was walking backwards

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Q: You break it even if you name it
Silence

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Old 01-05-2007, 11:31 AM   #31
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I got a riddle too.

Those who buy it don't need it,
Those who craft it don't need it,
Those who need it don't know they need it.
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A: He was walking backwards
Correct!

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Old 01-05-2007, 02:42 PM   #33
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Those who buy it don't need it,
Those who craft it don't need it,
Those who need it don't know they need it.
A coffin (although I may be wrong, since something like this has already been said )


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I've got one:

You usually have two of them,
They usually dangle,
They come in many different shapes and colours...

WHAT ARE THEY?


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I got a riddle too.

Those who buy it don't need it,
Those who craft it don't need it,
Those who need it don't know they need it.
Look at posts #5 and 6 in this thread...



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I've got one:

You usually have two of them,
They usually dangle,
They come in many different shapes and colours...

WHAT ARE THEY?
Earrings!


You are in a cold house in the winter. It is dark. You have one match. There is a candle and there is a wood burning stove. Which do you light first?



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Earrings!
Gah. I wanted people to simmer on the riddle a little more.


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You are in a cold house in the winter. It is dark. You have one match. There is a candle and there is a wood burning stove. Which do you light first?
A: The Match

Q: How many 1 foot by 1 foot bricks would it take to complete a building that's 20 feet long on all four sides and 20 feet high?


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Q: How many 1 foot by 1 foot bricks would it take to complete a building that's 20 feet long on all four sides and 20 feet high?
A: 1,520

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@D'Albetot - The "How can you make a cigerette lighter?" Question's been answered. The answer was snap it in half or take some tobacco out of it.

@Bob Lion - Cause some carnage? "Canergie"

Here's another:

Who played for both England and France in a soccer match on the same afternoon at Wembley Stadium?"


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Get this one- Mr and Mrs Smith are going to a church to get married. They meet a river that goes for a million miles and its croc infested. How do they get across?

PS: They have no boat.
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