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Posted by SPORTETTTE 2 (Member # 4245) on 02-19-2012 01:30 PM:
 
I have some riddles


A cowboy comes to town on Friday stays for three days and leaves on Friday how'd he do it


What follows you anywhere there's sun what am I

Say my name and I'm gone what am I
 
Posted by SPORTETTTE 2 (Member # 4245) on 02-19-2012 01:35 PM:
 
This isn't really a riddle but funny this happened when I was little I did this


4 year old girl:hi mr would you like some money

Old man:well that would be helpful

Girl:well then get off you your butt and get a job lazy old deadbeat!
 
Posted by Animator Smurf (Member # 3898) on 02-21-2012 09:28 AM:
 
I've got one: Thity White Horses on a red hill, first they stamp, then they champ, then they stand still. Chloette since you're reading the Hobbit you might be able to answer this.
 
Posted by Rowena (Member # 4018) on 02-21-2012 10:37 AM:
 
Teeth! Teeth it is, precious!

How about this one:

"A box without hinges, key, or lid, yet golden treasure inside is hid."
 
Posted by Rowena (Member # 4018) on 02-21-2012 10:39 AM:
 
And another puzzler:

What goes up a chimney down but won't go down a chimney up?
 
Posted by Animator Smurf (Member # 3898) on 02-21-2012 10:55 AM:
 
The answer to the first one is Eggses! Eggses it is!

I'm not sure about the second one but here are some more...

Alive without breath,
As cold as death,
Never thirsty, ever drinking,
All in mail never clinking.

This thing all things devours:
Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
Gnaws iron, bites stell;
Grinds hard stones to meal;
Slays king, ruins town,
And beats high mountain down.

And the quoted answer to the one I asked before is; Chestnus my precious! Teeth! But me only has sixes!
 
Posted by Rowena (Member # 4018) on 02-21-2012 11:07 AM:
 
The first one is FISH.

The second is one of my favorite riddles ever, because I study the answer every day: TIME! [Big Grin]

How about:

If you speak my name, I vanish. What am I?

and

I have streets but no pavement,
I have cities but no buildings,
I have forests but no trees,
I have rivers yet no water.
What am I?

[Confused]
 
Posted by Rowena (Member # 4018) on 02-21-2012 11:10 AM:
 
Oh--and I thought of another one!

What do you fill with empty hands?
 
Posted by Animator Smurf (Member # 3898) on 02-21-2012 11:17 AM:
 
The first one is silence, and the second is a map.

What has roots as nobody sees,
Is taller than trees
Up, up it goes,
And yet never grows?

Voiceless it cries,
Wingless flutters,
Toothless bites,
Mouthless mutters.
 
Posted by Animator Smurf (Member # 3898) on 02-21-2012 11:41 AM:
 
Hearts is the answer to the other one.
 
Posted by Rowena (Member # 4018) on 02-21-2012 03:04 PM:
 
Well, I was thinking of GLOVES, but I guess hearts works too! [Big Grin]

The answers to yours are MOUNTAIN and WIND.

Have you ever seen the animated Hobbit movie? They sang this riddle, and it used to scare me silly when I was little. Here it is:

It cannot be seen, cannot be felt,
Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt.
It lies behind stars and under hills,
And empty holes it fills.
It comes first and follows after,
Ends life, kills laughter.


Here's a toughie:

I'm the beginning of eternity,
The end of time and space,
The beginning of every end,
And the end of every place.
What am I?
 
Posted by Chloette Smurfette (Member # 4119) on 02-21-2012 05:31 PM:
 
I've been away for a while so I guess I'm to late to answer most of these. Here are some riddles that my dad told me:

There is a family stranded on an island. There is land a couple of miles away. The island only has a canoe. The canoe can only hold 200 pounds. Here are the family's weights:

Father - 150 lbs.
Mother - 142 lbs.
Brother - 56 lbs.
Sister - 67 lbs.
Dog - 5 lbs.

How can the whole family get across?

Here is one that had me stumped:

There are 4 men. They were wondering how much their salaries were combined. None of them wanted to tell anyone else how much their salary was. One man thought of a way. What is it?
 
Posted by Sportette 2 (Member # 4245) on 02-21-2012 07:28 PM:
 
Maybe they wrote it
 
Posted by Rowena (Member # 4018) on 02-22-2012 04:07 AM:
 
OK, these are tough, but I'll give 'em a shot. [Big Grin]

For the first one, the two kids and the dog could be in the canoe, and the two parents could swim alongside and hold onto the edge.

For the second one, they could pass around a standard calculator (not one of those fancy ones where you can see the whole equation). Each man would enter his salary, then plus 1. Their combined salary would be the result, minus 4.
 
Posted by Rowena (Member # 4018) on 02-22-2012 04:08 AM:
 
What can run but never walks,
Has a mouth but never talks,
Has a head but never weeps,
Has a bed but never sleeps?
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 02-22-2012 05:34 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Rowena:
What can run but never walks,
Has a mouth but never talks,
Has a head but never weeps,
Has a bed but never sleeps?

A fountain head?

Water runs but never walks.
The head of the fountain is called the mouth.
Also known as a fountain head.
I can't get the bed part to work though.
 
Posted by Sportette Smurfette (Member # 4102) on 02-22-2012 06:55 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by SPORTETTTE 2:
I have some riddles


A cowboy comes to town on Friday stays for three days and leaves on Friday how'd he do it

What follows you anywhere there's sun what am I

Say my name and I'm gone what am I

Answers


1:his horses name is Friday

2:your shadow

3:silence
 
Posted by Chloette Smurfette (Member # 4119) on 02-22-2012 07:49 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Rowena:
OK, these are tough, but I'll give 'em a shot. [Big Grin]

For the first one, the two kids and the dog could be in the canoe, and the two parents could swim alongside and hold onto the edge.

For the second one, they could pass around a standard calculator (not one of those fancy ones where you can see the whole equation). Each man would enter his salary, then plus 1. Their combined salary would be the result, minus 4.

Those are very similar to the answers my dad gave me. These are from a radio podcast that my dad listens to and here are the answers they gave him:

Riddle #1 (btw, I meant about 200 lbs. not exactly 200 lbs.)
The son goes with the father and drops him off. Then the son goes back and comes with the mother. Then the son comes back for the daughter and the dog.

Riddle #2
They get a calculator (like you said) but the guy enters 240 in the calculator and adds his salary. Then he hands it to the rest of the guys. They enter their salaries and hand it back to the first man. Then he subtracts 240 and gets the answer. You had the same basic idea Rowena. [Wink]
 
Posted by Rowena (Member # 4018) on 02-22-2012 01:50 PM:
 
Gee, seems like that 56lb kid has an awful lot of rowing to do! LOL!
I'm relieved my answers were close. I gave it my best guess, but I wasn't sure. [Big Grin]

You're very close with "fountain head" Smurfy1For2. The answer is RIVER. [Scuba Smurf]

Here's a really old one. It's the riddle the Sphinx asked Oedipus (and anyone else who passed by Thebes. As the story goes, she strangled and ate anyone who couldn't answer...)

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

And no one's guessed the chimney riddle yet, or the eternity one, so here they are again:

What goes up a chimney down but won't go down a chimney up?

I'm the beginning of eternity,
The end of time and space,
The beginning of every end,
And the end of every place.
What am I?


[Confused]
 
Posted by Animator Smurf (Member # 3898) on 02-24-2012 11:04 AM:
 
I'm not too sure about most of these but Rowena your two ones were Dark and the letter e. Yes I have seen the animated Hobbit and love it! I have to say I much prefer it to the animated LOTR though. The one thing I don't like about the animated Hobbit is the representation of Gollum though...
 
Posted by Animator Smurf (Member # 3898) on 02-27-2012 12:33 PM:
 
Doo doo da doo doo da doo, schkidepidoo! doo da da doo doo da BORK BORK BORK! I like Swedish Chef. You put the chickee in da baskee...
 
Posted by Rowena (Member # 4018) on 02-27-2012 01:04 PM:
 
Yep, you got it! [Big Grin]

It cannot be seen, cannot be felt,
Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt.
It lies behind stars and under hills,
And empty holes it fills.
It comes first and follows after,
Ends life, kills laughter.

ANSWER: DARK

I'm the beginning of eternity,
The end of time and space,
The beginning of every end,
And the end of every place.
What am I?

ANSWER: THE LETTER 'E'


For the other ones, I'll just give the answers before they get lost in the thread.

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

ANSWER: MAN

What goes up a chimney down but won't go down a chimney up?

ANSWER: AN UMBRELLA

Here's a funny one:

A sign at a store says, "If you don't see what you want, you're in the right place." What does the store sell?


[P.S. (and Off Topic) The Hobbit/The Lord of the Rings rules forever!!! [Big Grin] Have you seen the Faramir doll I made? I put a picture of him up here: http://bluebuddies.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/1/2767/4.html Faramir is my all-time favorite LOTR character. [Big Grin] [Big Grin] ]
 
Posted by Chloette :) (Member # 4119) on 02-28-2012 07:41 AM:
 
I've got no idea Rowena.
 
Posted by Animator Smurf (Member # 3898) on 02-29-2012 10:57 AM:
 
Wow that Faramir is smurftastic Rowena! e's one o my favouritist o LOTR characters too!
 
Posted by Rowena (Member # 4018) on 03-03-2012 06:01 AM:
 
Thank you very much! [Big Grin]

Here's the answer to the riddle:

A sign at a store says, "If you don't see what you want, you're in the right place." What does the store sell?

ANSWER: Eyeglasses! [Cool]
 
Posted by Animator Smurf (Member # 3898) on 03-03-2012 06:18 AM:
 
Ah I get it!
 
Posted by Rowena (Member # 4018) on 03-05-2012 01:43 PM:
 
Here are a few more riddles you might enjoy:

Why did the robot go to the psychiatrist?


Why were outlaws the strongest men in the old American West?


A truck hauling a shipment of frozen food across the country got stuck under a low bridge--so stuck the driver couldn't move forward or backward. A little girl watching from her bicycle suggested an easy solution, and the driver was soon on his way. What did the little girl suggest?


This is really something until you know what it is. Then, it's nothing. What is it?
 
Posted by Jokey Smurf 22 (Member # 4119) on 03-05-2012 07:42 PM:
 
Here are some riddles:

What do you get when you cross a lion with a parrot?


What do you call a funny book about eggs?


On what type of ships do students study?
 
Posted by Rowena (Member # 4018) on 03-06-2012 02:48 PM:
 
I know the third one: A Scholarship! [Graduate Smurf]

The other two I'll have to guess...
A funny book about eggs would be a real crack-up, yolk, yolk. [Wink]

Cross a lion and a parrot and you get a multi-colored griffin that demands animal crackers?

Am I close? [Confused]
 
Posted by Rowena (Member # 4018) on 03-26-2012 07:43 AM:
 
Well, no one's made a guess in a real long time, so here are the answers to these riddles:

Why did the robot go to the psychiatrist?
ANSWER: HE HAD A SCREW LOOSE

Why were outlaws the strongest men in the old American West?
ANSWER: THEY HELD UP TRAINS

A truck hauling a shipment of frozen food across the country got stuck under a low bridge--so stuck the driver couldn't move forward or backward. A little girl watching from her bicycle suggested an easy solution, and the driver was soon on his way. What did the little girl suggest?
ANSWER: LET SOME AIR OUT OF THE TRUCK'S TIRES

This is really something until you know what it is. Then, it's nothing. What is it?
ANSWER: A RIDDLE

[Big Grin]
 


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