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    Riddle me this...

    Here's some fun ones... They probably aren't that hard to find on the internet - but what fun is that?


    1)
    A barrel of rainwater
    weighs twenty pounds.
    What must you add
    to make it weigh fifteen?

    2)
    Brought to the table.
    Cut and served.
    Never eaten.

    3)
    It can move over water,
    But cannot fly.
    It can move under water,
    But stay quite dry.

    4)
    Holes at the top.
    Holes at the bottom.
    Holes in the middle.
    But still it holds water

    5)
    This sparkling globe
    can float on water,
    and weighs not more than a feather.
    Yet despite its weight ten
    giants could never pick it up.

    6)
    This marvelous thing,
    Though it sounds absurd,
    Contains all our letters,
    But is only a word.

    7)
    Though easy to spot,
    when allowed to plume,
    It is hard to see,
    When held in a room.

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    Re: Riddle me this...

    Dan

    I love these riddles, I am being a good Bear and not Googling...I got #1 immediately, <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17>I may have seen it before <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>

    and #5 I am guessing<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">The name of Michael Jackson's chimpanzee</span hide> <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
    Jerry

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    Re: Riddle me this...

    Ah! - #4 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">a sponge</span hide>.

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    Re: Riddle me this...

    Hello all,
    I'm new to this forum. How does one hide their answer?

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    Re: Riddle me this...

    Welcome!
    Use <!t>[hide] before and <!t>[/hide] after the text you want to hide.

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    Re: Riddle me this...

    Thanks,

    #6 - <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> an envelope </span hide>

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    Re: Riddle me this...

    Pardon me for responding to multiple posts w/ just one - my connection currently is slower than molasses...
    #1 is pretty obvious...
    #5 is not only incorrect - but scary!
    and
    #4 is correct <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Riddle me this...

    While your answer does work (on some levels) - their is a better one...
    Everyone's doing much better than I did when I first saw these...

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    Re: Riddle me this...

    aaahhh

    #6<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Alphabet</span hide> <img src=/S/drop.gif border=0 alt=drop width=23 height=23>
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    Re: Riddle me this...

    2#
    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">A pack of cards</span hide>

    3#
    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Moonshadow</span hide>?
    <font color=blue><font face="Script MT Bold"><big>Rob</big></font face=script></font color=blue>

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    Re: Riddle me this...

    Sorry for taking so long to reply... Today is the last day I'll have computer access for the next week... All answers to this point are correct - and for those that are curious:
    Only because I won't be around - and I know it's killing you!! [img]/forums/images/smilies/tongue.gif[/img]
    #5 - <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> Bubble </span hide>
    #7 - <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> Smoke </span hide>

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    Re: Riddle me this...

    <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15> I got #5 in <post:=640,093>post 640,093</post:> <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17>I was trying to be subtle with my answer <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Riddle me this...

    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17> There's nothing subtle about Michael Jackson! <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Riddle me this...

    I can't see the answer to #1. Is it <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">heat</span hide>?
    For #3 I'd guess a <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">submariner</span hide>.

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    Re: Riddle me this...

    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17> I think #1 is <img src=/S/blackhole.gif border=0 alt=blackhole width=15 height=15>

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