Riddles

Make  of me nothing and nothing fits me

Make of me something and something I’ll be

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A Riddle

Here is a diddy for the did,

a song for that that comes in bits.

I speak no words but you can hear

my message still loud and clear.

I am found quite often on a ship

you may think I am just a blip.

I ham it up in modern times

if you have the call I have the signs.

 

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Morse code

A sundial is a timepiece that has the fewest number of moving parts. Which timepiece has the most moving parts?

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An Hourglass

On the way I saw a great wonder: Water had turned to bone.

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Ice

Placed above it makes greater things small. Placed beside it makes small things greater. In matters that counts it always comes first. Where others increase it keeps all things the same. What is it?

 

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The number one

There is a story that a man and not a man
Saw and did not see a bird and not a bird
Perched on a branch and not a branch
And hit him and did not hit him with a rock and not a rock.
How is this possible?

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A boy who did not see well saw a bat perched on a reed and threw a pumice stone at him which missed.

A mother told her 6 year old daughter that her pet dog had been hit by a car and killed. The little girl burst into tears. Half an hour later, the mother said the dog was quite well and it was all a mistake. Why did she do that?

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Based on a real story about Shirley Temple, her mother told her the lie that her dog had been killed in order to induce the sadness and tears needed for a movie scene.

While digging a garden, a woman unearthed a large metal box filled with money and jewelry. For 7 years she spent none of the money and told no one what she had found. Then she suddenly bought a new house, a new car, and a fur coat, how come?

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She was shipwrecked on an island and found buried treasure. Because she was alone, she could not tell anyone about it or spend it until she was rescued 7 years later.

On a cold winter’s day drivers found that master sheep from the fields nearby kept coming onto the road. There was no snow and the road was not warmer than the fields, but whenever the master sheep were ushered back to the fields, they quickly returned to the road. Why?

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The sheep keep coming to the road because they like to eat the salt put on the road to stop them from freezing.

What can elephants make that no other animal can make?

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A baby elephant

Every time you lose something, you always find it in the last place you look. Why is this?

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Because once you find it there, there is no need to keep looking

A man and his boss have the same parents but are not siblings, how is that possible?

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He is self-employed