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Riddle:

My first is a creature whose breeding is unclear. My second, a price you must pay. My whole can be found in the river of Time and refers to events of today. What am I?

Answer:

Current.

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Riddle:

I'm one of five, I'm not alive. The one who sent me forth became king, The one who received me died.

What am I?

Answer:

A Stone from the popular Biblical story, David had five stones. He used one of the stones to kill Goliath.

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Riddle:

The hand sows, the eyes harvest?

Answer:

To read and to write.

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Riddle:

When I'm used, I'm useless, once offered, soon rejected. In desperation oft expressed, the intended not protected.

What am I?

Answer:

A poor alibi or excuse.

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Riddle:

You can use me to stop,

You take me to smoke;

Not only do I stop, But I am a stop,

And the result of pool's first stroke.

What am I?

Answer:

Brake/ Break

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Riddle:

Not far off shore a ship stands with a rope ladder hanging over her side. The rope has 10 rungs. The distance between each rung is 12 inches. The lowest rung touches the water. The ocean is calm. Because of the incoming tide, the surface of the water rises 4 inches per hour. How soon will the water cover the third rung from the top rung of the rope ladder?

Answer:

When a problem deals with a physical phenonmenon, the phenonmenon should be considered as well as the numbers given. As the water rises, so does the rope ladder. The water will never cover the rung.

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Riddle:

Can you divide the watch face with 2 straight lines so that the sums of the sums of the numbers in each part are equal? 

Answer:

The sum of the numbers on the watch face is 78. If the two lines cross, there must be 4 equal parts, but 78 is not divisible by 4. Then the lines do not cross, giving three parts with the sum of 26 each. Once you see the pairs on the face that add to 13(12+1,11+2, and so far) the answer will be easy to find.

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Riddle:

The king dies and two men, the true heir and an impostor, both claim to be his long-lost son. Both fit the description of the rightful heir: about the right age, height, coloring and general appearance. Finally, one of the elders proposes a test to identify the true heir. One man agrees to the test while the other flatly re-fuses. The one who agreed is immediately sent on his way, and the one who re-fused is correctly identified as the rightful heir. Can you figure out why?

Answer:

The test was a blood test. The elder remembered that the true prince was a hemophiliac.

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Riddle:

You want to send a valuable object to a friend. You have a box which is more than large enough to contain the object. You have several locks with keys. The box has a locking ring which is more than large enough to have a lock attached. But your friend does not have the key to any lock that you have. How do you do it? Note that you cannot send a key in an unlocked box, since it might be copied.

Answer:

Attach a lock to the ring. Send it to her. She attaches her own lock and sends it back. You remove your lock and send it back to her. She removes her lock.

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Riddle:

Many-manned scud-thumper, Maker of worn wood, Shrub-ruster, Sky-mocker, Rave! Portly pusher, Wind-slave.

What am I?

Answer:

The ocean!

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