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These are the riddles that make the rounds. You may remember some of these classic riddles from your childhood and now you can stump and delight your kids with them! 

Riddle:

What weighs more? A pound of feathers or a pound of stones?

Answer:

The same. They both weigh a pound!

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Riddle:

If two snakes marry, what will their towels say?

Answer:

Hiss and Hers.

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Riddle:

Little Tommy Tittletat took two Ts, to tie two ups to two tall trees, to torment the terrible tittletat. How many Ts in all of that?

Answer:

There are 2 T's in all of ThaT.

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Riddle:

Foward I am heavy, but backward I am not.

What am I?

Answer:

The word Ton.

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Riddle:

I have three feet but can't walk;

I tell you things but can't talk;

Sometimes I bend but I'm mostly straight.

I'm like a scale but can't tell your weight.

What am I?

Answer:

A yardstick.

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Riddle:

What is the end of everything?

Answer:

The letter "g".

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Riddle:

What question can never be answered with a Yes?

Answer:

Are you asleep?

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Riddle:

What has 88 teeth but never brushes them?

Answer:

A Piano.

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Riddle:

You answer me, although I never ask you questions.

What am I?

Answer:

A telephone.

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Riddle:

If you put roast in a roaster, what do you put in toaster?

Answer:

Bread.

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Riddles throughout history have not been limited to any single place or culture but throughout the world riddles have been culturally significant. Mongolia, China, Russia, Mongolia, Persia, India, Hungary, Africa, Philippines and Scandinavia are just some parts of the word that are steeped in the tradition of classic riddles and brain puzzles. In ancient Greece and Egypt peoples who solved riddles were held in high esteem. Certain cultures used riddles as a means to continue traditions and folklore from one generation to the next.