# The GREAT thread of riddleness

DaveC426913
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DarkEternal said:
nice tries, but no. there's no trick answer...
What??? That's totally a valid way to do it! No trick, just thinking outside the box.

Icebreaker
Actually I think Dave's got "the" answer that's supplied with that riddle. There might be other ways, though.

I finally figured it out! You have to grab half of the pennies (5) and flip them all over. If you picked up all tails and made that one group, there will be 5 heads after flipping them, and 5 heads in the other group (the rest of the pennies). If you pick up 4 tails and 1 head, that will be 4 heads and 1 tail, and the rest will be 4 heads and one tail; if you pick up 3 tails and 2 heads, there will be 2 tails and 3 heads, and the rest will have that, and so on all the way to if you pick up all the heads, flipped them to tails, and the rest will be tails. That way there will always be the same number of heads in each group.

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I was so stupid to miss that one.

nice one calc...go ahead!

Riddle

Here's one:

Some will use me, while others will not. Some have remembered, while others forgot.
For profit or gain, I'm used expertly.
I can't be picked off the ground or tossed into the sea.
Only gained from patience and time.
Can you unravel me from this here rhyme?

Experience. If I'm right, I pass the baton to BicycleTree.

jimmysnyder said:
Experience. If I'm right, I pass the baton to BicycleTree.
Your on the right track, but experience can't really be remembered or forgoten.

arildno
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Dearly Missed
Hmm..knowledge?

That's right. arildno got it.

arildno
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Dearly Missed
I don't know any riddles, so you can continue..

calculus1967 said:
Your on the right track, but experience can't really be remembered or forgoten.
Of course it can. I'm remembering a very unpleasant experience right now.

jimmysnyder said:
Of course it can. I'm remembering a very unpleasant experience right now.
You said experience, not an experience, anyway here's a new one:
Sometimes I'm "L"-shaped.
Sometimes I'm rectangle shaped.
The arrow on me doesn't go straight.
I'm used to end things.
I'm used to accept things.
And sometimes I'm used just to leave a long empty space.

What am I?

The return key. If I'm right, I pass the baton to BicycleTree.

That's right. BicycleTree is up.

DaveC426913
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calculus1967 said:
Sometimes I'm "L"-shaped.
Sometimes I'm rectangle shaped.
The arrow on me doesn't go straight.
I'm used to end things.
I'm used to accept things.
And sometimes I'm used just to leave a long empty space.

What am I?

OMG, Bilbo is spinning in his grave...

I don't get the Bilbo connection.

DaveC426913
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jimmysnyder said:
I don't get the Bilbo connection.
Bilbo - the quintessential riddle-teller. He would not be telling riddles about return keys.

Um. Perhaps I'm showing my age. I know him from the books, not the movies.

Thank you for reminding me about Bilbo's riddles.

arildno
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Sometimes I spin in my grave, says Dave.
Once, I had a cute thing; it was, in fact, a ring.
But my nephew threw it aways, and that sort of ended my days..

Who am I?

You are arildno.

By posting this riddle here, you have violated the rules of this thread. In future, please wait your turn, or post your riddles in some other thread. Thanks in advance.

arildno
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To me, rules are an unthrowable yoke;
I can't see the difference between a serious riddle and a joke.

Who am I?

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you are still arildno...

and follow the rules! why do you think this thread got to four pages?!

arildno said:
To me, rules are an unthrowable yoke;
I'm with you all the way on this. You were not the target of my sarcasm, this thread was. But feeling that way, why are you posting riddles on a thread that has these rules when nothing prevents you, and everything encourages you to start your own thread with no rules? This is indeed a riddle.