HARD RIDDLES

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Hard riddles are universal, and continue to leave a lasting impression on many different cultures across the globe. Here are some interesting facts:
  • The mere definition of what a riddle is, is something that has drawn a large amount of debate between scholars for centuries.
  • Complex riddles have been used since ancient times, and extensively in ancient/medieval literature.
  • There is only one riddle in the Bible appearing in the book of Judges. It is known as "Samson's riddle."
  • Charades is a popular contemporary game created with the use of riddle.
  • In author J. R. R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' Bilbo Baggins is given a challenging riddle by Gollum, and his life was dependent upon getting the correct answer.
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    The Beginning And End

    Hint:
    The Letter E
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    Billions Of Eyes

    Hint:
    The human brain.
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    Skipping The Pop Quiz

    Hint:
    She tells them that she will give the student who skips the quiz whose name comes first alphabetically a detention. This student won't skip because they know they are getting a detention if they do. The next person alphabetically will then know that they will get a detention so they won't skip either, and so on.
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    Without Me You Would Be Lost

    Hint:
    Light.
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    Eight Eights

    Hint:
    888 + 88 + 8 + 8 + 8 = 1000.
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    2 Fathers And 2 Sons Riddle

    Hint:
    One of the 'fathers' is also a grandfather. Therefore the other father is both a son and a father to the grandson.

    In other words, the one father is both a son and a father.
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    Who Owns The Fish?

    Hint:
    The German sits in his Green House, smoking his Prince cigars, drinking coffee, and watching his FISH.

    The rest go like this-
    1st House: Yellow, Norwegian, Water, Cats, Dunhill
    2nd House: Blue, Dane, Tea, Horse, Blends
    3rd House: Red, Brit, Milk, Birds, Pall Malls
    4th House: Green, German, Coffee, FISH, Prince
    5th House: White, Swede, Beer, Dogs, Bluemasters
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    How Many Pieces Of Chicken?

    Hint:
    After 6 all numbers divisible by 3 can be ordered (because they can all be expressed as a sum of 6's and 9's). After 26, all numbers divisible by three when subtracted by 20 can be obtained. After 46, all numbers divisible by three when subtracted by 40 can be obtained. After 46, all numbers fit into one of these 3 categories, so all numbers can be obtained. 43 is the last number that doesn't fall into one of these categories (44 = 20 + 6 * 4, 45 = 6 * 6 + 9).
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    A Man In New York City

    Hint:
    When he gets on the subway it is 6 stops away from the end of the line (end of the track). So when it reaches this point it begins to work backwards. So when it goes back one stop he has traveled 7 stops but is only 5 away from where he began.
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    Closed Areas Riddle

    Hint:
    4

    Look at how many closed areas there are.

    9999 has 4 closed areas (the top of the '9')
    8888 has 8 closed areas, the top and bottom parts of the 8 and there are no other digits
    1816 has 3 closed areas, (top and bottom of 8 and bottom of 6, and it has 2 other digits ( 3*2=6)
    1212 has 0 closed areas,(0*4=0)
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