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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!

    Ted Ed Bridge Riddle

    Hint: Technically, it is NOT less than 17 minutes but exactly 17 minutes. "You need to get everybody to the other side in under 17 minutes."
    A&B across (2mins)... A comes back (1min)... C&D across (10mins)... B comes back (2mins)... A&B across (2mins)
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    Fox Goose Beans Riddle

    Hint:
    The first step must be to take the goose across the river, as any other will result in the goose or the beans being eaten. When the farmer returns to the original side, he has the choice of taking either the fox or the beans across next. If he takes the fox across, he would have to return to get the beans, resulting in the fox eating the goose. If he takes the beans across second, he will need to return to get the fox, resulting in the beans being eaten by the goose. The dilemma is solved by taking the fox (or the beans) over and bringing the goose back. Now he can take the beans (or the fox) over, and finally return to fetch the goose. His actions in the solution are summarized in the following steps: Take the Goose over Return Take the beans over Return with the goose Take the fox over Return Take goose over Thus there are seven crossings, four forward and three back.
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    You Come To A Fork In The Road Riddle

    Hint:
    Ask one of the gaurds 'Which door would the other guard say leads to paradise?' If you ask the truthful one he will say the lying guard would say the wrong door. If you ask the lying guard he would say the truthful gaurd would pick the wrong door as well (since he is lying). So no matter what you could choose the door opposite of what they say and end up in paradise.
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    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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