WORD RIDDLES

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Did you know that the art of the riddle is seen in many forms throughout the history of the world. Check out these interesting tidbits of information related to the world's most famous form of humor throughout history:
  • Riddle type poems and the such are placed throughout many important pieces of historical literature.
  • Artifacts containing riddles were obtained in Central America in the late 1900's. These riddles are often attributed to the Ancient Mesopotamiam civilization that lived there.
  • In many African cultures, the riddle is/was used in folklore, to pass down traditions and as a rite of passage for youth into adulthood.
  • The Ancient Greeks believed that a person's ability to solve riddles was a good way to measure their intelligence.
  • According to Greek folklore, the Sphinx sat outside of the ancient city of Thebes and posed riddles to passersby. If the travelers responded with the wrong answer, they met their demise.
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    Mom's Magic Riddle

    Hint:
    The magic word
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    Four Countries Riddle

    Hint:
    Japan, China, Nepal, India
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    Beach Paper Bath Riddle

    Hint:
    Beach-towel, paper-towel, bath-towel
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    A Synonym Of Drag Riddle

    Hint:
    A towel
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    Retaining Pronunciation Riddle

    Hint:
    Queue.
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    Esroh Gnidir Riddle

    Hint:
    Horse back riding. The words are horse and riding spelled backwards.
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    The Town Riddle

    What does this represent?

    T
    O
    W
    N
    Body parts remaining: 6
    ?
    ?
    ?
    ?
    ?
    ?
    ?
    ?
    Hint:
    Downtown
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    Word Representation Riddle

    Hint:
    Made in china. The word made is wedged between the word china (chi-na)
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    Life Ending Riddle

    Hint:
    A Ninja
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    6 Vowels Riddle

    Hint:
    The word is abstemiously. (There may be others)
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    How Many Letters In The Alphabet Riddle

    Hint:
    There are 11 letters in "THE ALPHABET."
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    Enter With A Gong Riddle

    Hint:
    Begins

    It has six letters, when a meditation begins they sound the gong, and the letters are in alphabetical order.
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    The Longest, Non-scientific Word

    Hint:
    What is the longest, non-scientific word to have all of its letters in alphabetical order?
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    Nothing Like The Word Riddle

    Hint:
    When pronounced, it sounds nothing like the word.
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    Six Letter Sequence Riddle

    Hint:
    Banana
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