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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:

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:

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 meters 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:

The more there is the less you see. What is it?

Answer:

Fog.

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Riddle:

Where do penguins keep their money?

Answer:

In a snow bank!

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Riddle:

A farmer has 17 sheep and all but 9 die. How many are left alive?

Answer:

9.

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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:

What kind of goose fights with snakes?

Answer:

A mongoose.

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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:

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.