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.

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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Riddle: You walk up to a mountain that has two paths. One leads to the other side of the mountain, and the other will get you lost forever. Two twins know the path that leads to the other side. You can ask them only one question. Except! One lies and one tells the truth, and you don't know which is which. So, What do you ask?
Answer: You ask one twin,  "Are you twins?". If he says "Yes", he is telling the truth.  Therefore, you ask the other twin which way to go and go the opposite way because he is lying. If he says "No", he is the liar and you ask the other twin which way to go because he is telling the truth.
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Riddle: I make two people out of one. What am I?
Answer: A mirror.
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Riddle: If a rooster laid a brown egg and a white egg, what kind of chicks would hatch?
Answer: Roosters don't lay eggs.
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Riddle: I have a little house in which I live all alone. It has no doors or windows, and if I want to go out I must break through the wall. What am I?
Answer: A chick in an egg.
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Six Then Twelve

EOW: 04-01-2024

Riddle: I am six letters. When you take one away I am twelve. What am I?
Answer: The word Dozens.
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I'm A God

EOW: 03-25-2024

Riddle: I'm a god, a planet, and a measurer of heat. Who am I?
Answer: Mercury.
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Riddle: No matter how little or how much you use me, you change me every month. What am I?
Answer: A Calendar.
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Two Dead Bodies

EOW: 03-11-2024

Riddle: There are two bodies on the floor. They are surrounded by water and broken glass. How did they die?
Answer: The bodies were goldfish because their fishbowl got knocked over onto the floor and broke.
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Riddle: I can be cracked, I can be made. I can be told, I can be played. What am I?
Answer: A Joke!
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