Riddles

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

What can elephants make that no other animal can make?

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A baby elephant

Smell me, buy me, and deliver me; I won’t change.

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Scent/cent/sent

A married couple went to a hospital to have their baby delivered. Upon their arrival, the doctor said he had invented a new machine that would transfer a portion of the mother’s labor pain to the baby’s father. He asked if they were willing to try it out. They were both very in favor of it. The doctor set the pain transfer to 10% for starters, explaining that even 10% was probably more pain than the father had ever experienced before. However, as the labor progressed the husband felt fine and told the doctor to go ahead and kick it up a notch. The doctor then adjusted the machine to 20% pain transfer. The husband was still feeling fine. The doctor checked the husband’s blood pressure and was amazed at well he was doing. At this point, they decided to try it out for 50%. The husband continued to feel quite well. Since the pain transfer was obviously helping his wife considerably, the husband encouraged the doctor to transfer all of the pain to him. The wife delivered a healthy baby with virtually no pain, she and her husband were ecstatic. Why wasn’t he in any pain?

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The machine transfers the pain to the baby’s father. The wife cheated on the husband with the mailman it wasn’t the husband’s baby. According to the original riddle, the mailman is dead on the doorstep when the couple returned home (which Erin intentionally left out because it make the answer too obvious for professional riddie solvers)

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.

A lot of little brothers, lined in one house. If you scratch their head they will die. What are they?

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Matches

Luigi’s is an excellent restaurant with a fine reputation. However one day, all the people who had lunch there were sick. There was nothing wrong with the food. What happened?

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The restaurant was on a ship so everyone was seasick.

A keen stamp collector who specializes in US stamps, saw n advertisement offering a complete set of early US stamps for a fraction of what it was worth. He quickly bought it. Although it was a genuine splendid collection and a real bargain, he was angry not pleased. What was going on?

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They were his own stamps. The man had recently left his wife to live with his mistress, the angry wife had advertised the man’s prized stamp collection for sale. He quickly bought his own stamps to stop anyone else from doing so.

What do you throw out to use and take back in when you are done?

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Official answer is net, but fishing pole/line is also acceptable.

Two spies want to get in an enemy’s military base. In order to get in, they have to give the correct countersign to the guard at the gate after he gives them a sign. So they wait hidden nearby the gate so that they will overhear the countersign from another soldier. One soldier comes and the guard gives the sign: “6”. The soldier answers “3”. The guard lets him pass. Another soldier comes. The guard says “12” and the soldier gives the answer “6”. The guard lets him pass. So, the first spy goes at the gate and the guard says “10”.The spy, sure that he knew the answer as he was, says “5”. Immediately, the guard shoots him dead. Then the other spy, who saw that the first spy was killed when he gave the countersign, had now understood what the right answer would be, whatever the guard’s sign was. So, he walks to the gate and the guard says “8”.The spy gives the correct answer and the guard lets him in. What was the answer that the spy gave?

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5. It’s the number of letters it takes to spell the word the guard says.

Susie spends her day making people wince, sometimes scream. But people seek her out and pay her money to do this work. Sometimes her client may even bleed a little, but they almost always come back for more.

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An acupuncturist (or a tattoo artist)