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  • The "Missing Dollar Riddle" is a renowned riddle that is believed to date back to the 1930s.
  • Samson's riddle was proposed to the Philistines at a banquet, according to the bible.
  • One of the most famed riddles ever has an answer that involves "being a coffin".
  • Some riddles have become famous because they don't have an unequivocal answer, and continue to baffle people for years to come.
  • Edward Elgar's Enigma is a puzzle that draws debate to this day. It was created in the late 1800's.
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    Famous Riddles
    Famous riddles are popular riddles that have remained significant over time, and have left a lasting impression historically.

    Since the art of the riddle dates back to some of human civilizations earliest recorded works, there are many riddles that have left their mark on a variety of cultures because they remain confounding to this present day.

    One of the most popular riddles is one from Ancient Greek mythology and it is often referred to as 'The Riddle of the Spinx.' In it the protagonist Oedipus is asked a riddle by the Spinxh who is guarding the city of Thebes. Apparently no one had ever answered the riddle correctly, and when Oedipus did, the Spinxh is said to have been so disheartened, that she committed suicide.

    There are many other famous riddles to take a look at throughout this section, so be sure to take a good look around. Check back often because we will continue to update this category often.

    What Happened To This Ship

    Hint:
    The ship was the Titanic which hit an iceberg on a flat sea. If the weather was worse the ship's lookouts would have seen the waves hitting the side of it or heard it(icebergs make groaning noises when they move). Unfortunately the iceberg was not seen and the rest is history.
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    The Mason, The Shipwright, Or The Carpenter

    Hint:
    The answer is a gravedigger. This riddle is from one of the gravediggers to another just before they encounter Hamlet. It is important because it goes along very well with the theme of death and the unknown throughout the story. Just like death is unknown and ominous so is time.
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    The House Of Seeing

    Hint:
    There is a house. One enters it blind and leaves it seeing. What is it?
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    The 2 Barbershops

    Hint:
    The clean-cut barber must have his hair cut by the dirty barber and the dirty barber by the clean-cut barber. So its obvious that the dirty barber gives a better haircut.
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    Ending In GRY Riddle

    Hint:
    The answer is language. It is the third word of the phrase the English language.
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    The Tri-Wizard Tournament Riddle

    Hint:
    A spider.
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    Out Of The Eater Riddle

    Hint:
    The honey produced by bees nestled in the carcass of the lion he defeated.
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    The Riddle Of Gestumblindi Scandinavia

    Hint:
    A cow.
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    3 Gods Riddle

    Hint:
    Question 1: (To any of the three gods) If I were to ask you "Is that the random god," would your answer be "ja?" (This questions, no matter the answer, will enable you to tell which god is not random i.e. the god who is either False or True)

    Question 2: (To either the True or False god) If I asked you "are you false," would your answer be "ja?"

    Question 3: (To the same god you asked the second question) If I asked you "whether the first god I spoke to is random," would your answer be "ja?"
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    5 Houses Riddle

    Hint:
    The German
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