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Riddle from the dark tower series

  1. Jan 23, 2010 #1
    What has a mouth but cannot talk,
    what can run but never walks?
    what has a head but cannot weep.
    what has a bed but cannot sleep?
     
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  3. Jan 23, 2010 #2

    Evo

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    Sounds like a river to me.
     
  4. Jan 25, 2010 #3
    too easy
     
  5. Jan 25, 2010 #4
    I dont know...it could be a person who is in a hurry, has had his or her tongue and tear ducts removed, and has insomnia...tough call.
     
  6. Jan 25, 2010 #5

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    Ahaha, you may be right.
     
  7. Jan 25, 2010 #6
    Try this one: What English word is nine letters long, and can remain an English word at each step as you remove one letter at a time, right down to a single letter. List the letter you remove each time and the words that result at each step.
     
  8. Jan 25, 2010 #7
    Hey. My university professir told me this one and I can't seem to get:

    A farmer was going to town with a fox, a goose and a sack of corn. When he came to a stream, he had to cross in a tiny boat, and could only take across one thing at a time. However, if he left the fox alone with the goose, the fox would eat the goose, and if he left the goose alone with the corn, the goose would eat the corn. How does he get them all safely over the stream?
     
  9. Jan 25, 2010 #8

    Evo

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    That's an old one.
    Take the goose over first and come back. Then take the fox over and bring the goose back. Now take the corn over and come back alone to get the goose. Take the goose over and the job is done!
     
  10. Jan 25, 2010 #9
    I want to know the answer!
     
  11. Jan 26, 2010 #10
    Post office is like that and is 10 letters long.
    What word changes from plural to singular when you add an 's' to the end of it?
     
  12. Jan 26, 2010 #11
    I don't get it? Are 6 of them words nobody has ever heard of?
     
  13. Jan 26, 2010 #12
    You can take thousands of letters from the post office, one letter at a time right down to the last letter, and the word stays the same.
     
  14. Jan 26, 2010 #13
    Oh man figures. I didn't think there was a word that could literally do that.
     
  15. Jan 26, 2010 #14

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    Princes :biggrin:
     
  16. Jan 29, 2010 #15
    How about what word would change from singular to plural if you add an i at the end ?
     
  17. Jan 29, 2010 #16

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    needle
    time
    something
    another something :biggrin:
     
  18. Jan 29, 2010 #17
    I was going to say Hawaii, but I think fascist works better. A more interesting word is tor, an archaic word that means hill and is singular. Adding an i gives tori, which is plural for torus, adding yet another i yeilds torii, a gate to a Japanese Shinto shrine and singular.
     
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  19. Jan 31, 2010 #18

    ideasrule

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    Nearly every verb?
     
  20. Jan 31, 2010 #19

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  21. Feb 3, 2010 #20
    "Starlings" is one such word.
     
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