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Advent Riddles!!
« on: December 08, 2010, 04:41:29 PM »
Hellooo, these were so popular at the pub last night, I'm putting them up on here by popular demand! (For people not at the pub, my mum gives me riddles for each day of Advent! Guess away!!

Here's a selection of the back log..

1. At the hardware store I was quoted £12 for one, £24 for 50 and £36 for 144. What was I buying and how much did it cost me?
 2. What 7 letter word becomes longer when the third letter is removed?
3. What type of room am I in? It has no door, no windows, no floor or roof?
4. What never gets wetter no matter how hard it rains?
5. If you throw me off the highest building I will not break, however if you put me in the ocean I will. What am i?
6. My first wears my second; my third might be what my first would acquire if he went on holiday. Put together my one, two and three and the belle of New York is the one for me. What word am I?
7. One mother gave her daughter 25 books, another mother gave her daughter 8 books. However, between both daughters they only increased their collection by 25 books. How can this be?

Ones I haven't guessed yet:
1. What goes around the world yet stays in the corner?
2. I went in to the woods and got it. I then sat down to seek it. I brought it home with me because I couldn't find it! What am i?
3. 8 men wanted separate rooms in a hotel but there were only 7 rooms available. The clerk said he could handle it and proceeded to assign the men to rooms. How did he do it?

No googling the answers! I'll put the new ones up each day. Happy riddling and happy advent!!! :-)
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Re: Advent Riddles!!
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2010, 04:47:51 PM »
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Don't spoil it!!  :)
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Re: Advent Riddles!!
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2010, 05:01:25 PM »
3. 8 men wanted separate rooms in a hotel but there were only 7 rooms available. The clerk said he could handle it and proceeded to assign the men to rooms. How did he do it?

Alphabetically?

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Re: Advent Riddles!!
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2010, 06:35:26 PM »
3. 8 men wanted separate rooms in a hotel but there were only 7 rooms available. The clerk said he could handle it and proceeded to assign the men to rooms. How did he do it?

Alphabetically?

Nope!

Maybe he put one man in another hotel? Hmm..

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Re: Advent Riddles!!
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2010, 07:01:14 PM »
Damn you beth. You have ruined my productivity for the rest of the week.
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Re: Advent Riddles!!
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2010, 08:12:27 AM »
are we pm-ing the answers for confirmation or posting here and risking upsetting ppl with spoilers?
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Re: Advent Riddles!!
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2010, 09:15:27 AM »
are we pm-ing the answers for confirmation or posting here and risking upsetting ppl with spoilers?

Yeh, was thinking about this yesterday, think ill do another thread for answers then people who don't wanna know don't look at the answer thread!  :-)

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Re: Advent Riddles!!
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2010, 09:26:18 AM »
Guess all the answers above in one go as their in the same post. From now on will post answers day or two after the riddles.

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Re: Advent Riddles!!
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2010, 06:19:01 PM »
Today's riddles:

4 Jolly men sat down to play
And played all night til break of day
They played for money and not for fun
With seperate scores for every one.
Yet when they came to square accounts
They had all made quite fair amounts!
Can you the paradox explain?
If no one lost, how could all gain?

And..

If you throw a ball how can you stop it and make it come back to you without touching it and without attaching anything to it?

Happy riddling!! :-)

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Re: Advent Riddles!!
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2010, 08:01:16 PM »
If you throw a ball how can you stop it and make it come back to you without touching it and without attaching anything to it?

You throw it upwards, gravity will do the rest.
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Re: Advent Riddles!!
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2010, 09:58:16 PM »
Or throw it at a wall...

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Re: Advent Riddles!!
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2010, 09:31:21 AM »
Or throw it at a wall...

That requires the ball to have an elastic response.
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Re: Advent Riddles!!
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2010, 09:47:25 AM »
But it fulfils the criteria of the riddle in that at no point is the ball attached to the wall

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Re: Advent Riddles!!
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2010, 01:46:53 PM »
Good guessing guys, you'll have to look on the other thread for the answers! :lol:

Here are todays riddles for your joy and amusement;

How might you be completely sleepless for 7 days and yet lack no rest?

A train is travelling at 7 o clock into one end if a tunnel. Another train is travelling into the other end of the tunnel at 7 o clock on the same day. The trains cannot pass over or under each other, there is only one  track in the tunnel. Yet both trains pass through safely. How?

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Re: Advent Riddles!!
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2010, 04:37:48 PM »
Ok guys, I've been a bit of a slacker since Friday with these riddles sooo you've got a whole bunch all in one now! Plenty to think of at work to will the hours til xmas away!! :-)

- The more you add to it the larger it becomes, the more you add to it, the smaller it becomes. What is it?
- You are walking through a field and you find something to eat. It doesn't have bones, and it doesn't have meat. You pick it up and put it in your pocket. You take it home and put it on a shelf but 3 days later it walks away, What is it?
- Name the common english 6 letter word that has 5 different pronouns spelt out in it
 - There are 20 people in a square room, they all have full sight of the room without moving their head or body. Where can you place an apple so that all but one person see it?
 - 2 men wearing backpacks are found in the desert. They have not been attacked by man or beast and not been affected by illness but yet one of them is dead. How can this be?

:-) Only 10 days left!!!! :santa: