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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: 10-26-2020

Riddle:

There was a man who was born before his father, killed his mother, and married his sister. Yet, there was nothing wrong with what he had done. Why?

Answer:

His father was in front of him when he was born, therefore he was born before him. His mother died while giving birth to him. Finally, he grew up to be a minister and married his sister at her ceremony.

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EOW: 10-19-2020

Riddle:

Two cops walked into a room with no windows and found a dead man who obviously hung himself from the ceiling, though they couldn't figure out how. There was no chair beneath him that he might have jumped off of, or a table. Just a puddle of water. How'd he do it?

Answer:

He stood on a block of ice until it melted.

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EOW: 10-12-2020

Riddle:

There is a dead man in the middle of a field, nothing is around him and there are no footprints of any sort. There is an unopened package next to him. How did he die? HINT: As he approached the field he knew he was going to die.

Answer:

Failed Parachute

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EOW: 10-05-2020

Riddle:

Can a man legally marry his widow's sister in the state of California?

Answer:

NO since she is a 'widow', the guy's dead!

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EOW: 09-28-2020

Riddle:

When was the latest year that is the same upside down?

Answer:

1961.

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EOW: 09-21-2020

Riddle:

Some will use me, while others will not, some have remembered, while others have forgot. For profit or gain, I'm used expertly, I can't be picked off the ground or tossed into the sea. Only gained from patience and time, can you unravel my rhyme? What am I?

Answer:

I'm Knowledge.

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EOW: 09-14-2020

Riddle:

If you drop me, I'm sure to crack. Give me a smile, and I'll always smile back.


What am I?

Answer:

A mirror.

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EOW: 09-07-2020

Riddle:

My head and tail both equal are, My middle slender as a bee. Whether I stand on head or heel Is quite the same to you or me. But if my head should be cut off, The matter's true, though passing strange Directly I to nothing change.


What Am I?

Answer:

The figure eight.

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Riddle:

Only one color, but not one size,
Stuck at the bottom, yet easily flies.
Present in sun, but not in rain,
Doing no harm, and feeling no pain.
What is it?

Answer:

It's a shadow!

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EOW: 08-24-2020

Riddle:

Which bird does not belong in this group? Finch, gull, eagle, ostrich, or sparrow?

Answer:

The Ostrich. It's the only bird that doesn't fly.

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