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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 do you call two witches who live together?

Answer:

Broommates!

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Riddle:

There are two monkeys on a tree and one jumps off.  Why does the other monkey jump too?

Answer:

Monkey see monkey do.

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Riddle:

Flat as a leaf, round as a ring; Has two eyes, can't see a thing.

What is it?

Answer:

A button.

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Riddle:

What is the worst vegetable to have on a ship?

Answer:

A leek(leak).

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Riddle:

A horse was tied to a rope 5 meters long and the horses food was 15 metres away from the horse. How did the horse reach the food?

Answer:

The rope wasn't tied to anything so he could reach the food.

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Riddle:

Runs over fields and woods all day Under the bed at night sits not alone, With long tongue hanging out, Awaiting for a bone. What am I?

Answer:

A shoe.

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Riddle:

I give you a group of three. One is sitting down, and will never get up. The second eats as much as is given to him, yet is always hungry. The third goes away and never returns.

Answer:

Stove, fire, and smoke.

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Riddle:

little Nancy Ettistoat, in a white pettiecoat and a red nose, the longer she stands, the shorter she grows!

Answer:

a candle

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Riddle:

Where do penguins keep their money?

Answer:

In a snow bank!

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Riddle:

Why don't zombies eat popcorn with their fingers?

Answer:

Because they prefer to eat their fingers separately.

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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.

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