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    What riddles do you know?

    created by Chloe Tremmel 61 days 13 hours 32 minutes ago

    Category: Entertainment

    What riddles do you know?

    Hey, CNet!
    I'm quite fond of riddles. The more challenging/puzzling they are, the more fun it is to formulate possible solutions. Solving riddles ranging from simple to complex is one of my favorite pastimes.
    What's your favorite riddle? Why?
    What is the most frustratingly difficult riddle you've ever attempted to solve?
    What kinds of riddles are your favorite?
    Have you ever come up with your own?
    Do you ever cheat and look at the solutions to certain riddles so you can impress people by telling them the answer? (I'm guilty of having done this at least 3 times in my lifetime.)

    Re: What riddles do you know?

    Aloha Chloe,

    I don't know too many riddles, and I get frustrated if it is too difficult and I don't get it. I have played some riddle games, like Clue, and that was pretty fun. I know the classic elementary school riddle, "What's black and white and read all over?" Of course, when you hear it verbally, you think of the question, "What's black and white and RED all over?" and it's hard to answer. There's also the riddle, "what goes up but doesn't go down?" which is age. I remember one summer, we were solving some murder mystery riddles, which was pretty interesting... I wonder what riddles you like, and where you find them.


    Re: What riddles do you know?

    I love riddles too and I tried to play one on here getting people to ask yes or no questions. It didn’t really work very well though. Only one person was really asking questions. I like to play riddles at school with my students.

    So here is one for you. We are going to play a game called Around the World. Object of the game is to figure out why we can travel to some places when we can. So I start off naming a place, then you try to pick the next place and I will tell you if you can travel there or not.

    First place is Argentina.


    Re: What riddles do you know?

    One of the best riddles I've heard comes from Greek mythology in the story of Oedipus. Also known as "The Riddle of the Sphinx", the riddle is "What walks on four legs in the morning, two in the afternoon, and three at night?". It seems really bizarre, but when the answer is given, it's really clever. The answer is a human. As a baby, it starts out on four legs (crawling), then when it gets older, two legs, and by old age (night), usually three legs (two human legs and a cane). I myself was stumped at the riddle before the answer was given, but that's what makes it my favorite, as it's so clever!