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Good riddles

  1. Jul 8, 2007 #1
    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?


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


    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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  3. Jul 8, 2007 #2
    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?
  4. Jul 9, 2007 #3
    #3 Bogeyman :rofl:
  5. Jul 9, 2007 #4
    #3 I'm guessing sneakers or sports shoes
    werg22 A bottle of perfume the size of an apple?
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  6. Jul 9, 2007 #5
    I guess it makes sense but it's not the answer I am looking for.
  7. Jul 9, 2007 #6
    Answer: A shadow.
    Answer: A dancing hamster.

    The fisher's riddle: The ones we catch we throw away, and the ones we don't catch we keep.
  8. Jul 9, 2007 #7
    thirty white horses

    edit.. OK, I won't give it away- but I confirmed my answer with Google.
  9. Jul 9, 2007 #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.
  10. Jul 9, 2007 #9


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    Thought jimmy got the first one.
  11. Jul 9, 2007 #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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  12. Jul 9, 2007 #11

    A lightbulb?

  13. Jul 9, 2007 #12


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    I think it's time.


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


    I think it's the sun?
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  14. Jul 9, 2007 #13


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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.
  15. Jul 9, 2007 #14
    DyslexicHobo got it right.
  16. Jul 10, 2007 #15
    Answer: spark, park, ark
  17. Jul 10, 2007 #16
    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.
  18. Jul 10, 2007 #17
    What goes up the chimney down, but not down the chimney up?
  19. Jul 15, 2007 #18
    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:
  20. Jul 15, 2007 #19


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    An asylum for the insane? or is it a coffin?
  21. Jul 15, 2007 #20
    Yup correct :smile: a coffin. If you like Bel put up a riddle.
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