Enigma meaning: The term "enigma" can refer to a few different things, depending on the context.

Here are a few possible meanings:
  1. A mystery or puzzle: When something is described as an enigma, it is often because it is difficult to understand or explain. It might be a person who is difficult to read or a situation that is hard to decipher.
  2. A code or cipher machine: The Enigma machine was a type of encryption device used by the German military during World War II. It was designed to scramble messages so that they could only be read by someone who knew the correct settings for the machine.
  3. A riddle or conundrum: In literature or poetry, an enigma might refer to a puzzling or cryptic statement that requires careful thought or analysis to understand.
Overall, the word "enigma" is often used to describe something that is mysterious, puzzling, or difficult to comprehend.

Even Seven

EOW: 07-15-2024

Riddle: How do you make the number 7 even without addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division?
Answer: Drop the "S" and "seven" becomes "even".
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Six Faces 21 Eyes

EOW: 07-08-2024

Riddle: What has six faces, but does not wear makeup, has twenty-one eyes, but cannot see? "What is it?"
Answer: A die (dice).
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Riddle: A horse was tied to a rope 5 meters long and the horse's 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: My life can be measured in hours, I serve by being devoured. Thin, I am quick. Fat, I am slow. Wind is my foe. What am I?
Answer: I am a candle.
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Riddle: What can point in every direction but can't reach the destination by itself?
Answer: Your finger or a compass.
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Riddle: I make two people out of one. What am I?
Answer: A mirror.
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Riddle: Before Mount Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain on Earth?
Answer: Mount Everest.
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Riddle: When John was six years old he hammered a nail into his favorite tree to mark his height. Ten years later at age sixteen, John returned to see how much higher the nail was. If the tree grew by five centimeters each year, how much higher would the nail be?
Answer: The nail would be at the same height since trees grow at their tops.
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Riddle: A time when they are green, a time when they're brown, but both of these times, cause me to frown. But just in between, for a very short while, They're perfect and yellow and cause me to smile! What am I talking about here?
Answer: Bananas.
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Riddle: I'm as small as an ant, as big as a whale. I'll approach like a breeze but can come like a gale. By some, I get hit, but all have shown fear. I'll dance to the music, though I can't hear. Of names, I have many, of names I have one. I'm as slow as a snail, but from me, you can't run. What am I?
Answer: I am a shadow.
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