Good riddles

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I love riddles and I've heard a few.

So here are a few to be going on with I hope people will post more.

I'm as small as a bug, as big as a dinosaur. I'll approach like a breeze, but can come like a gale. By some I get hit, but all have shown fear. I'll dance to the music, though I can't hear. Of names I have many, of my many names I have one. I'm as slow as a tortoise, but you can't run away from me. What am I?

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Thirty white horses on a red hill,
First they may chomp,
Then they may stomp,
Then they stand still.

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I run o'er fields and woods all day. Under a bed at night I sit not alone. My tongue hangs out, awaiting to be filled when I rise. What am I?
 

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For the first, I am going to guess the wind.

Second one, teeth.



I have a good one: I'm small as an apple, but I can fill a room. What am I?
 
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#3 Bogeyman :rofl:
 
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#3 I'm guessing sneakers or sports shoes
werg22 A bottle of perfume the size of an apple?
 
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I guess it makes sense but it's not the answer I am looking for.
 
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I'm as small as a bug, as big as a dinosaur. I'll approach like a breeze, but can come like a gale. By some I get hit, but all have shown fear. I'll dance to the music, though I can't hear. Of names I have many, of my many names I have one. I'm as slow as a tortoise, but you can't run away from me. What am I?
Answer: A shadow.
I have a good one: I'm small as an apple, but I can fill a room. What am I?
Answer: A dancing hamster.

The fisher's riddle: The ones we catch we throw away, and the ones we don't catch we keep.
 
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thirty white horses

edit.. OK, I won't give it away- but I confirmed my answer with Google.
 
  • #8
Ah well done guys only the first one eludes you so here's a clue.

Everything between the sizes mentioned and beyond has one of these. If something is invisible to the naked eye though it wont.
 
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Thought jimmy got the first one.
 
  • #10
Keep the ball roling

He did sorry I missed the spoiler; in that case anyone who put up the right answer on the riddles put another one up :smile:

You've asked that riddle before on this very Forum Jimmy, I wont give it away though.

And no forum searching obviously like I just did :smile:
 
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I have a good one: I'm small as an apple, but I can fill a room. What am I?


A lightbulb?

 
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I love riddles and I've heard a few.

So here are a few to be going on with I hope people will post more.

I'm as small as a bug, as big as a dinosaur. I'll approach like a breeze, but can come like a gale. By some I get hit, but all have shown fear. I'll dance to the music, though I can't hear. Of names I have many, of my many names I have one. I'm as slow as a tortoise, but you can't run away from me. What am I?


I think it's time.


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Thirty white horses on a red hill,
First they may chomp,
Then they may stomp,
Then they stand still.


I agree, it would be one's set of teeth.


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I run o'er fields and woods all day. Under a bed at night I sit not alone. My tongue hangs out, awaiting to be filled when I rise. What am I?
I think it's the sun?
 
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How about this one:

Tho' I be small, when entire,
Have force to set the world afire;
Take of a letter and t'is clear,
My confines can hold a herd of deer;
Take of another and you'll see,
I once held all humanity.
 
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DyslexicHobo got it right.
 
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Tho' I be small, when entire,
Have force to set the world afire;
Take of a letter and t'is clear,
My confines can hold a herd of deer;
Take of another and you'll see,
I once held all humanity.
Answer: spark, park, ark
 
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Might be a good idea if whoever gets the last riddle, gives a new riddle or delegates to anyone.

The answer To Jimmys Fishermans riddle is:[color="#black"]fleas[/color]

If you want to put one up though Jimmy go ahead.
 
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What goes up the chimney down, but not down the chimney up?
It's an umbrella, come on you guys that ones a classic?

Here's one: -

The man who invented it does not want it. The man who bought it does not need it. The man who needs it does not know it. What is it?

I like this riddle. :smile:
 
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An asylum for the insane? or is it a coffin?
 
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Yup correct :smile: a coffin. If you like Bel put up a riddle.
 
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Yeah it's like the fisherman's riddle there's more than one answer.

If no one wants to put one up, then Jimmy can go, his answer is fine. :smile:
 
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How come I gave my wife half whole and half half and half.
 
  • #25
Well I'm sure there's some clever item, but since half whole is half, half of that is a quarter and half of that again is an eighth you could do it that way? But I fear there is some clever word play answer involving some mysterious object like some weird zygote thing.
 

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