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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Fun Riddles

I always enjoy a good riddle now and then... gets you thinking. Here are a couple I found. Read them to a friend or family member and see if he/she can figure them out.

-I dig out tiny caves, and store gold and silver in them. I also build bridges of silver and make crowns of gold. They are the smallest you could imagine. Sooner or later everybody needs my help, yet many people are afraid to let me help them. Who am I? Dentist.

-How can you physically stand behind your friend as he physically stands behind you? By standing back to back.

-Four men were in a boat on Storm Lake. The boat turns over, and all four men sink to the bottom of the lake, yet not a single man got wet! Why?

Because they were all married and not single.

-What is it the more you take, the more you leave behind? Footsteps.

-You use it between your head and your toes, the more it works the thinner it grows. What is it? A bar of soap.

-I make you weak at the worst of all times. I keep you safe, -I keep you fine. I make your hands sweat, and your heart grow cold, I visit the weak, but seldom the bold. What am I? Your fears.

-This thing runs but cannot walk, sometimes sings but never talks. Lacks arms, has hands; lacks a head but has a face. What is it? A Clock.

-Where will you find roads without cars, forests without trees and cities without houses? A map.

-A father's child, a mother's child, yet no one's son. Who am I. I'm their daughter.

-Why are 1990 dollar bills worth more than 1989 dollar bills? The same reason seven dollars is more than six. Because there is one more.

-What goes around the world and stays in a corner? A stamp.

-What demands an answer, but asks no question? A telephone.

-I am the shortest complete sentence in the English language. What am I? I am

-How far can a dog run into the woods? Halfway, any further and he would be running out of the woods.

* Jennifer Nelson is a member of the Pilot news staff. Reach her at jnelson@ stormlakepilottribune.com