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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:

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:

If two snakes marry, what will their towels say?

Answer:

Hiss and Hers.

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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:

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

Answer:

Bread.

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Riddle:

I went into the woods and got it. I sat down to seek it. I brought it home with me because I couldn't find it.

What is it?

Answer:

A splinter.

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Riddle:

A skin have I, more eyes than one. I can be very nice when I am done. What am I?

Answer:

A potato.

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Riddle:

One day, a thirty story building was on fire. A man jumped out a window and nothing happened to him. Nothing was under him. How is this possible?

Answer:

He was first floor.

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Riddle:

Black within, red without, with four courners, round about. What is it?

Answer:

A chiminey.

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Riddle:

You are a bus driver at a station. 10 get on the bus and no one gets off. You drive 10 miles to another station where 3 people get on and 1 gets off. You drive another 10 miles only to get 25 people on and 5 people go off. Next you drive 3 miles while 12 people exit the bus. You drive back to the place knowing that a couple more stops along the way untill the ride is done. At the 2nd to last station 5 people get on and 2 get off. And at the last station (5.5 miles) 25 people get on for no reason and 1 gets off. What is the bus drivers eye color?

Answer:

Brown/blue/green (i dont know how i would put it though so if you guessed your eye color you got it right :) )

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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.