# LONG RIDDLES

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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 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!

## Lambs Goats Turkeys Scottish Field Riddle

Hint:
3 lambs Marley, Barley, and Richard.
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Solved: 38%

## Polar Bear Dice Riddle

Hint: A rose by any other name...could be a die?
Dice all look the same. On a die, the 1, 3, and 5 all have a dot in the center. The 3 has 2 dots on either side of the center dot, and the 5 has 4 dots around the center dot. Johnny simply counted the number of dots around the outside. A "3" has 2 "petals around the rose, or polar bears around an ice hole." The "5" has 4 "petals" or "polar bears." Roll some dice and it will become clear!!
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## 8 College Students Riddle

Hint:
6 was afraid of 7 because the 7 ate 9!
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Solved: 47%

## Peanut Butter And Cereal Riddle

Hint:
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Solved: 43%

## Prisoner Hat Riddle

Hint:
Prisoner B.

If prisoners B and C had the same color hat on, prisoner A would have know immediately that his hat was the other color (there are only two hats of each color). Since prisoner A was silent, prisoners B and C must have different colored hats. Prisoner B realized this and knew that his hat was not the same color as prisoner C, therefore his hat must be black!
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Solved: 53%

## 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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Solved: 73%

## 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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Solved: 62%

## 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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Solved: 60%

## 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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Solved: 68%

## 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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Solved: 59%

## Kidnapping The Queens Son

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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Solved: 46%

## 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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Solved: 46%

## 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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Solved: 93%

## 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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Solved: 42%

## Post Your Long Riddles Puns Below

Can you come up with a cool, funny or clever Long Riddles of your own? Post it below (without the answer) to see if you can stump our users.

1. Why couldn't the bicycle stand up by itself? Because it was two-tired!

2. What do you call a snowman with a six-pack? An abdominal snowman!

3. Why did the banana go to the doctor? Because it wasn't peeling well!

4. How do you organize a space-themed party? You planet!

5. What do you call an alligator in a vest? An investigator!

6. Why did the chicken cross the playground? To get to the other slide!

7. What did the grape say when it got stepped on? Nothing, it just let out a little wine!

8. How does a penguin build its house? Igloos it together!

9. What do you call a boomerang that doesn't come back? A stick!

10. Why did the owl invite his female friends over? To show off his fourchickens!

11. What do you call a bear with no teeth? A gummy bear!

12. What animal can jump higher than a house? Any animal, because houses can't jump!

13. Why can't you give Elsa a balloon? She'll just let it go!

14. Why don't skeletons fight each other? They don't have the guts!

15. How does a rabbi make coffee? Hebrews it!

16. What do you get when you cross a snowman and a shark? Frostbite!

17. Why did the tomato turn red? Because it saw the salad dressing!

18. How do you make a skeleton laugh? Tickle its funny bone!

19. What do you call an alligator in a vest with neither an ear nor a tail? It doesn't matter, he won't hear you anyway!

20. Why don't scientists trust atoms? Because they make up everything!

21. What did the grape say when it got crushed? Nothing, it just let out a little whine!

22. How do you organize an ocean-themed party? You just have to sea it to believe it!

23. What do you call a sleeping bull? A bulldozer!

24. Why did the elephant break up with her boyfriend? He was being too trunk-ative!

25. How do you organize a space party? You planet!

26. What do you call a duck that's a lawyer? A legal beagle!

27. What did one toilet say to the other toilet? You look flushed!

28. Why did the frog call his insurance company? He had a jump in his car!

29. What kind of tea do you drink with a cat? Purrfection!

30. What did the grape say when it got stepped on? Nothing, it let out a little whine!

31. Why did the lettuce win the race? Because it was ahead of the dressing!

32. How do you know if a joke is a dad joke? Because the punchline is a-parent!

33. Why was the math book sad? Because it had too many problems!

34. Why did the scarecrow win an award? Because he was outstanding in his field!

35. What do you call a bear with no teeth? A gummy bear!

36. Why did the tomato turn red? Because it saw the salad dressing!

37. What did the fish say when he hit a wall? Dam!

38. Why don't scientists trust atoms? Because they make up everything!

39. What do you call a can opener that doesn't work? A can't opener!

40. How does a train eat? It chews, chews!

41. What do you call a fake noodle? An impasta!

42. Why did the balloon factory shut down? It was in debt!

43. What do you call a man with no arms and no legs in the water? Bob!

44. Why couldn't the bicycle stand up by itself? It was two-tired!

45. Why did the tomato turn red? Because it saw the salad dressing!

46. Why are ghosts bad liars? Because you can see right through them!

47. What did the grape say when it got crushed? Nothing, it just let out a little wine!

48. How did the hipster burn his tongue? He drank his coffee before it was cool!

49. Why did the scarecrow win an award? Because he was outstanding in his field!

50. What did the janitor say when he jumped out of the closet? "Supplies!"