STORY RIDDLES

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Did you know that riddles have been used in many famous stories and literature? Check below for some interesting facts related to this matter:
  • One of the most famous brain teasers books is the "Exeter Book" of Anglo-Saxon fame.
  • Babylonian school texts are said to be the oldest type of riddle.
  • The Bible details the story of the Queen of Sheba testing Solomon with tricky questions in the first book of Kings.
  • Norse mythology of the Viking tradition describes a number of wisdom-contests. Most of these were related to the God Odin.
  • Bugtong is the Philippine version of the word riddle.
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    Story Riddles
    Story riddles are in a nutshell, using a story to make listeners or readers find the answer to a problem with the help of the limited evidence.

    Though sometimes riddles are hidden within stories and called story riddles, this collection of the such is solely for mental exercise rather than for just reading. Also, these all come equipped with some type of question along with clues.

    A good way to get a great amount of fun from these challenging story puzzles is you to use them in a group setting. Lots of people, and kids especially will have a great deal of fun when they take part in solving these puzzles with a bit of competition.

    Think you're ready to have fun? The story riddles are here for the taking!

    Born In London Riddle

    Hint:
    Because he is still alive!
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    100 Floors Riddle

    Hint:
    He is short, so he can't reach the 100th floor button. On rainy days, he can use his umbrella to poke the button.
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    No More Pennies Riddle

    Hint:
    He was walking around a SQUARE lot! It was like a circle.
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    One Wise Son

    Hint:
    The wise son bought a candle and a box of matches. After lighting the candle, the light filled the entire room.
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    Haunted Halloween House Riddle

    Hint:
    You must choose the door that opens with electric chairs. This is because there is no electricity in the house. Thus, you will just have to sit on the chairs for five minutes and then you will be free to go.
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    Shortcut Through The Woods

    Hint:
    As soon as the 3rd person was tagged they'd run to a corner where no one is standing since person 1 is at corner 2, person 2 is corner 3 person 3 is corner 4.

    Since they can't find a person there they screamed.
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    The Great War Riddle

    Hint:
    Ace of diamonds.
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    Walking With A Nurse Riddle

    Hint:
    The nurse was a woman!
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    The Fireproof Stairs Riddle

    Hint:
    The candles weren't lit.
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    Owl Doctor Riddle

    Hint:
    The owl's mom.
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    John's Three Daughters Riddle

    Hint:
    "Is she older than her?"

    Explanation: (He would ask one of the daughters if one of the other daughters is older than the last daughter). He always should pick the younger daughter based on what he knows. If he asks the older daughter and she says yes, then the youngest daughter will be known. If he asks the older daughter and she says no, then the youngest daughter is the other one. If he asks the youngest daughter and she says yes, she is lying and he will still pick the oldest. If he asks the youngest and she says no, he will just pick the other like in the first case. If he asks the middle daughter it doesn't matter because both will be acceptable choices.
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    Panning Gold Riddle

    Hint:
    The mule. A gold bar 5 inches in diameter and 5 inches in height would have weighed far too much for either of the sons to carry, only the mule could have.
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    Listens Yet Tells Riddle

    Hint:
    Writing a book. A book listens as you write, and tells your story when read.
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    A Man And Not A Man Riddle

    Hint:
    A eunuch who did not see well saw a bat perched on a reed and threw a pumice stone at him which missed.
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    I Wind About Riddle

    Hint:
    A spiral staircase.
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