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An enigma is a person or thing that is mysterious, puzzling, or difficult to understand.  Below is a list of past weekly challenge enigma's listed in descending chronological order.

EOW: 08-03-2020

Riddle:

A mother has 6 girls and each of them has a brother. How many children are there?

Answer:

7. Each girl has the same brother.

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EOW: 07-27-2020

Riddle:

How many bricks does it take to complete a brick building?

Answer:

One brick.

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Riddle:

A pet shop owner had a parrot with a sign on its cage that said "Parrot repeats everything it hears". Davey bought the parrot and for two weeks he spoke to it and it didn't say a word. He returned the parrot but the shopkeeper said he never lied about the parrot.


How can this be?

Answer:

The parrot was deaf.

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EOW: 07-13-2020

Riddle:

Many years ago, a wealthy old man was near death. He wished to leave his fortune to one of his three children. The old man wanted to know that his fortune would be in wise hands. He stipulated that his estate would be left to the child who would sing him half as many songs as days that he had left to live. The eldest son said he couldn't comply because he didn't know how many days his father had left to live, and besides he was too busy. The youngest son said the same thing. The man ended up leaving his money to his third child, a daughter. What did his daughter do?

Answer:

Every other day, the daughter sang her father a song.

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EOW: 07-06-2020

Riddle:

In a certain city, 5% of all the persons in town have unlisted phone numbers. If you select 100 names at random from that city's phone directory, how many people selected will have unlisted phone numbers?

Answer:

None. If their names are in the phone directory, they do not have unlisted phone numbers!

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EOW: 06-29-2020

Riddle:

If a wheel has 64 spokes, how many spaces are there between the spokes?

Answer:

64. The space that comes after the 64th spoke, would be just before the first spoke.

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EOW: 06-22-2020

Riddle:

What can go up and come down without moving?

Answer:

The temperature.

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EOW: 06-08-2020

Riddle:

Gaze at this sentence for just about sixty seconds and then explain what makes it quite different from the average sentence. Quick!


What is it?

Answer:

It contains all of the letters in the alphabet.

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EOW: 06-01-2020

Riddle:

Why is an avaricious man like one with a short memory?

Answer:

Because he is always for getting.

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EOW: 05-25-2020

Riddle:

They have not flesh, nor feathers, nor scales, nor bone. Yet they have fingers and thumbs of their own. What are they?

Answer:

Gloves.

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To see more past Weekly Enigmas refer to the Riddles Newsletter annals.