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The riddles really ARE more fun if you try to solve them without looking for the answers.

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We'll post new short riddles every month or so.

 

Answers to
Silly Riddles
Group 1


Why is the longest human nose on record only eleven inches long?
Because if it was twelve inches it would be a foot.

You answer me, although I never ask you questions. What am I?
A telephone.

You are participating in a race. You overtake the second person. What position are you in?
If you answer that you are first, then you are absolutely wrong! If you overtake the second person and you take his place, you are second!

You can't keep this until you have given it.
A promise.

Your mother’s brother’s only brother-in-law is asleep on your couch. Who is asleep on your couch?
Your father.

Past mountain, meadow, field, and hill, it follows a river while standing still.
A riverbank.

Some months have 30 days, some months have 31 days; how many have 28?
They all do.

Take off my skin -- I won't cry, but you will! What am I?
An onion.

The capital of Turkey is a long word. Can you spell it?
I-T.

The more it dries, the wetter it gets. What is it?
A towel.


 

 



Answers to
Silly Riddles
Group 2


What goes up and down without moving?
Stairs.

What goes up white and comes down yellow?
An egg.

What grows up while growing down?
A goose.

What grows when it eats, but dies when it drinks?
Fire.

What happened in the middle of the twentieth century that will not happen again for 4,000 years?
The year 1961. It reads the same upside down. This will not happen again until the year 6009.

What has a foot on each side and one in the middle?
A yardstick.

What has feet and legs, and nothing else?
Pantyhose.

What has four eyes but cannot see?
Mississippi.

What has no beginning, end or middle and touches every continent?
The ocean.

What has no beginning, end, or middle?
A doughnut.


 




 

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