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  • The Old English style of poetry is full of riddles and puzzling metaphors.
  • Mind puzzles are also notable societal rituals that are seen in almost every type of civilization's literature.
  • The riddle has existed in many forms, and in many dissimilar civilizations for thousands of years.
  • In Ancient Greece, puzzling riddle-like statements were discussed frequently by philosopher's like Aristotle and Plato.
  • Edgar Allen Poe is one of the most known authors that was widely accepted because of his of intriguing riddles in story-lines.
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    Long Riddles with Answers

    Long Riddles
    Long riddles are great brain teasers that help readers test and exercise their problem solving skills. For many, the shorter, and more frank brain quizzing questions just aren't their cup of tea.

    If you are a person who loves having their reading comprehension skills challenged then it is highly likely that you will appreciate this awesome set of lengthy riddles. Not only will these types of puzzles help with your mental stamina, but they will also help to develop and maintain the areas of the brain responsible for mental sharpness and development.

    Lengthy riddles specifically target a person's ability to read carefully, remember correctly what they read, and then apply this specific information to answering a question(s) correctly.

    Think you have what it takes to solve the problems in our "long riddle" section? Here's your shot!

    12 Islanders Teeter Totter Riddle

    Hint:
    Six on one side - six on the other = one side is heavier.

    Take the heavier six men, divide them into three and three (random).

    Three on one side - three on the other = one side will one heavier.

    Divide that three men from the heavier side side, have one on one side - one on the other.

    Two results can determine which of the last three men weight is a different weight than each other.

    With the last group of three men, have two men go head-to-head. The see-saw will either weight different: one weights more than the other man meaning the heavier man is the "12th man" or the see-saw will balance between the two men because they are the same weight. That means the third man standing on the sidelines by default weights more than the last two men weighted. Thus making that man on the sidelines the "12th man" that weights more than other 11.

    Heavier wins 6v6; winner gets divided. Heavier wins 3v3; winner gets divided. Heavier wins 1v1 (12th man) or Equal 1v1 = third man weight more, he's the 12th man.

    You could find the same results changing the process and picking from the lighter group three times. You’re only trying to find the difference in weight. Not the exact weight (more or less) of that "12th man."

    Lightest 6v6; Lightest 3v3; Lightest 1v1 or Equal 1v1 = third man weight less.
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    A Woman Is Sitting In Her Hotel Room Riddle

    Hint:
    You don't knock on your own hotel door and the man did.
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    17 Cows Riddle

    Hint:
    The neighbour borrowed an extra cow, to make the total number of cows 18. Then the oldest son got 1/2 of 18 is 9 cows, the middle son got 1/3 of 18 is 6 cows, and the youngest son got 1/9 of 18 is 2 cows. Since 9+6+2 = 17, the cows could be divided among the three brothers in such a way that the borrowed cow was left over, and could be returned to its owner.
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    Kidnapping The Queens Son

    The Queen lives in a beautiful castle with her only son and a sheep-dog named Sir FooFoo. One day the Queen decides to go out for a spot of tea with some friends. She leaves her eight-year-old son in the care of her trusted servants. The 18 servants are: Harold the health instructor, Griffith the gardener, Tiffany the private tutor, Philip the photographer, Magdalina the maid, Boris the Butler, Geraldo the groundskeeper, Bernadette the barber, Sandy the sweeper, Anastasia the accountant, Constantine the carpenter, Joel the jester, Lucy the launderer, Sadie the seamstress, McKenzie the musical instructor, Lawrence the lawyer, Dorothy the dentist, Devon the doctor, and Surlamina the Secretary of State. When the Queen came home she discovered her son was missing and that he was kidnapped. The Queen came to a conclusion that it must've been one of her servants who kidnapped her son because he was too young to leave on his own and Sir FooFoo was harmless. The Queen interviewed all of her servants to see which one was responsible for the kidnapping. The alibis are as follows: Harold was lifting weights, Griffith was planting roses, Tiffany was checking homework, Philip was taking pictures of the botanical garden, Magdalina was making the beds, Boris was cleaning the banisters, Geraldo was supervising Griffith , Bernadette was trimming Sir FooFoo's hair, Sandy was sweeping in the corners, Anastasia was managing the Queen's affairs, Constantine was building a birdhouse, Joel was coming up with the jokes, Lucy was doing the laundry, Sadie was designing a dress for the Queen, McKenzie was playing the flute, Lawrence was suing the bank, Dorothy was preparing to extract the Queen's tooth when the Queen came home, Devon was examining an x-ray of the Queen's arm, and Surlamina was being a Secretary of State.

    Who is the kidnapper?
    Hint:
    Surlamina is responsible for the kidnapping because there is no Secretary of State in a monarchy. It is believed that Surlamina kidnapped the Queen's son because she was not given a real job.
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    An Absentminded Philosopher Riddle

    Hint: We can assume that the journey to his friend's and back took exactly the same amount of time.
    He Philosopher winds the grandfather clock to a random time right before leaving, 9:00 for example. Although this is not the right time, the clock can now be used to measure elapsed time. As soon as he arrives at his friend's house, the Philosopher looks at the time on his friend's clock. Let's say the time is 7:15. He stays overnight and then, before leaving in the morning, he looks at the clock one more time. Let's say the time is now 10:15 (15 hours later). When the Philosopher arrives home, he looks at his grandfather clock. Let's say his clock reads 12:40. By subtracting the time he set it to when he left (9:00) from the current time (12:40) he knows that he has been gone for 15 hours and 40 minutes. He knows that he spent 15 hours at his friends house, so that means he spent 40 minutes walking. Since he walked at the same speed both ways, it took him 20 minutes to walk from his friend's home back to his place. So the correct time to set the clock to in this example would therefore be 10:15 (the time he left his friend's house) + 20 minutes (the time it took him to walk home) = 10:35.
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    Born In Mourning

    Hint:
    A tombstone
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    Who Killed Them?

    Hint:
    The maid did because she said she was dusting the corners, but it's a circular house , so she had to be doing something else, which was killing the kids.
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    The Wild Wild West

    Hint:
    The best thing for you will be to shoot your first shot in air.

    If you try to shoot at Jack and hits him by chance, Leo always hits on the target and you are dead.

    If you choose to shoot at Leo and hits him by chance, then there is a fifty percent chance that Jack will hit you.

    If you shoot in air, the next turn is of Jack and he knows that Leo is a better shooter which means that he will shoot at him. If he misses, he is definitely dead as Leo will shoot on him coz he shot at him. The next turn will be yours and you stand a 1/3rd chance of hitting him. Also if, he is able to hit Leo. The next chance is yours again and you can try the 1/3rd probability of hitting over Jack.

    This is the best situation that you can face. At every other possible way, you will face a worse situation for sure.
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    Fox Rabbit Cabbage

    Hint:
    First the farmer takes the rabbit across and returns to the fox & cabbage. Next, the farmer takes the cabbage, but when he arrives to the other side with the rabbit, he leaves the cabbage and takes the rabbit back on the raft with him to return and get the fox. He exchanges the rabbit for the fox and returns to drop the fox off with the cabbage, and finally goes back to get the rabbit.
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    Basket Full Of Hats

    Hint:
    The hat is white. If Tom doesn't know his hat color then the other two men's hats cannot be both black otherwise he would know his is white. When Tim doesn't know his hat color either, that means Jim's hat could not be black otherwise Tim would have to know his hat was white to fulfill the information discovered through Tom's answer.
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