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The Great Riddle Thread

Postby Tiberius Dionysius Draco on Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:45 pm

Salvete Romani,

I just stumbled across a few riddles the other day, and was wondering if someone might know the answer to them (I know I do :P ). So if you're up for it, here they are:

1) You throw away the outside and cook the inside. Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside. What did you eat?

2) I run over fields and woods all day. Under the bed at night I sit not alone. My tongue hangs out, up and to the rear, awaiting to be filled in the morning. What am I?

3) I am weightless, but you can see me. Put me in a bucket, and I'll make it lighter. What am I?

4) Pronounced as one letter,
And written with three,
Two letters there are,
And two only in me.
I'm double, I'm single,
I'm black, blue, and gray,
I'm read from both ends,
And the same either way.
What am I?

5) From the beginning of eternity
To the end of time and space
To the beginning of every end
And the end of every place.
What am I?

If you can solve all these, I have some others up my sleeve, have fun solving them :)

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Postby Primus Aurelius Timavus on Thu Jan 20, 2005 11:04 pm

Well, no. 3 could be a helium balloon.
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Got it.

Postby Aldus Marius on Thu Jan 20, 2005 11:30 pm

I'm thinkin' (2) is a pair of most any kind of footwear (shoes, boots, that sort of thing...though not caligae, slippers, or flip-flops).

(1) could almost be an egg, if you're one of those health nuts that tosses the yolk!

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Postby Marcus Pomponius Lupus on Thu Jan 20, 2005 11:45 pm

I'm with Marius on the pair of shoes for 2 and I'll go with a hole for number 3
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Look E There!

Postby Aldus Marius on Fri Jan 21, 2005 9:14 am

Agreed, amice--No. 5 has just got to be the letter 'e'!

I like Lupus' suggestion about the hole, too. Reminds me of a saying (to be used on those whose heads have swollen):
"If you ever start to think you're indispensible, stick your arm in a bucket of water--pull it out--and see how big a hole you leave."

There, that covers the bucket and the hole. Off to break my brain s'more...
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Postby Anonymous on Fri Jan 21, 2005 10:26 am

First, the easy ones:
2 is absolutely a shoe
4 is indeed an eye
5 = E

Then the one I liked the best: 3
Really tuff, but I think it's a hole, no?
edit: damn, I thought I was the first to know

I have no idea what the first one should be...

But I like this topic!
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Re: The Great Riddle Thread

Postby Tiberius Dionysius Draco on Fri Jan 21, 2005 7:09 pm

Salvete Romani,

So far we have:

You throw away the outside and cook the inside. Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside. What did you eat?


Unsolved!

I run over fields and woods all day. Under the bed at night I sit not alone. My tongue hangs out, up and to the rear, awaiting to be filled in the morning. What am I?


Solved by Marius, a pair of shoes was the answer.

I am weightless, but you can see me. Put me in a bucket, and I'll make it lighter. What am I?


Solved by Lupus, a hole put into a bucket makes it lighter.

Pronounced as one letter,
And written with three,
Two letters there are,
And two only in me.
I'm double, I'm single,
I'm black, blue, and gray,
I'm read from both ends,
And the same either way.
What am I?


Solved by Duellianus, eye was the answer

From the beginning of eternity
To the end of time and space
To the beginning of every end
And the end of every place.
What am I?


Solved by Duellianus as well, the letter E solved this riddle.

So that leaves riddle number 1 unsolved but I'll give a hint:
"Some people like to butter it before they eat it."

Oh, and seeing as one riddle might not be enough to keep you going, I'll add another riddle to my post, here it is:

A man came to a river side,
With a donkey bearing an obelisk.
But he did not venture to ford the tide,
For he had too good an *.

* fill in the missing word.

Have fun and valete bene,
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Re: Snowy and skipping classes

Postby Tiberius Dionysius Draco on Fri Jan 21, 2005 9:48 pm

K. C. Duellianus wrote:I still don't know what riddle #1 could be. A chicken? You take off the feathers, then cook it and eat it and discard the bones... just a guesss!


Lol, nice try, but I don't know anyone who butters his chicken before eating it. Still, good try but still not the right answer I'm looking for.

K.C. Duellianus wrote:As for this:
A man came to a river side,
With a donkey bearing an obelisk.
But he did not venture to ford the tide,
For he had too good an *.

The practical side of me says * = bridge maybe I'm missing somethign?


It just needs to rhyme.

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Postby Curio Agelastus on Fri Jan 21, 2005 11:31 pm

Well the flippant side of me suggests that * = asterisk, which would assume that the riddle was referring to the series of books. :lol:
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Postby Tiberius Dionysius Draco on Sat Jan 22, 2005 12:47 am

Curio Agelastus wrote:Well the flippant side of me suggests that * = asterisk, which would assume that the riddle was referring to the series of books. :lol:


Correct! :D
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Obelisk and...

Postby Aldus Marius on Sat Jan 22, 2005 9:07 am

...Ass-to-Risk, yes. I thought that when I first read the riddle. Unfortunately, being on the other side of the world from most of you sharpies, I also first read the riddle after several of you had already posted the answer!

But no, I won't ask for a handicap. >({|;-)

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Re: The Great Riddle Thread

Postby Anonymous on Sat Jan 22, 2005 9:25 pm

Tiberius Dionysius Draco wrote:You throw away the outside and cook the inside. Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside. What did you eat?


Image

(I sooo hope this is right...) :roll:
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Re: The Great Riddle Thread

Postby Tiberius Dionysius Draco on Sun Jan 23, 2005 12:52 am

Lucia Dionysia Veneta wrote:
Tiberius Dionysius Draco wrote:You throw away the outside and cook the inside. Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside. What did you eat?


Image

(I sooo hope this is right...) :roll:


You got it :D
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Postby Anonymous on Sun Jan 23, 2005 12:26 pm

*overthemoonwithjoy*

My turn! Not a very difficult one. Who's first?

What row of numbers comes next?

1
11
21
1211
111221
312211
13112221
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Postby Gnaeus Dionysius Draco on Sun Jan 23, 2005 7:02 pm

Salve carissima,

What row of numbers comes next?

1
11
21
1211
111221
312211
13112221


My guess would be 11121111 ?

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Postby Anonymous on Sun Jan 23, 2005 7:04 pm

Nope.
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Postby Marcus Pomponius Lupus on Sun Jan 23, 2005 8:50 pm

How about 11313211 ?
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Postby Anonymous on Mon Jan 24, 2005 11:34 am

Not even close, my friend...
Only the first two are right.
So: 11...
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Postby Anonymous on Mon Jan 24, 2005 12:45 pm

No sir!
Actually it's a very simple one, but you have to see it...
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Postby Quintus Pomponius Atticus on Mon Jan 24, 2005 12:50 pm

My guess : 1113213211
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