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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.

Riddle:

One of the four words does not belong with the other three. Which word does not belong? What is it that the others have in common? 


1. Green, yellow, red, blue. 
2. April, December, November, June. 
3. Cirrus, calculus, cumulus, stratus. 
4. Carrots, radishes, potatoes, cabbages. 
5. Fork, comb, rake, shovel.

Answer:

1. Green. Yellow, red and blue are primary colors, green is not.

2. December. The other months have only 30 days.

3. Calculus. The others are cloud types.

4. Cabbage. The others are vegetables that grow underground.

5. Shovel. The others have prongs.

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Riddle:

Romeo and Juliet are found dead on the floor in a bedroom. When they were discovered, there were pieces of glass and some water on the floor. The only furniture in the room is a shelf and a bed. The house is in a remote location, away from everything except for the nearby railroad track. What caused the death of Romeo and Juliet?

Answer:

Romeo and Juliet are fish. The rumble of the train knocked the tank off the shelf, it broke and Romeo and Juliet did not survive.

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EOW: 04-07-2020

Riddle:

I am a path situated between high natural masses. Remove my first letter and you have a path situated between man-made masses.


What am I?

Answer:

A Valley. 

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Riddle:

Dead on the field lie ten soldiers in white, felled by three eyes, black as night. What happened?

Answer:

A strike was thrown in 10 pin bowling.

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EOW: 03-30-2020

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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EOW: 03-23-2020

Riddle:

What can point in every direction but can't reach the destination by itself.

Answer:

Your finger.

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EOW: 03-16-2020

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:

Before Mount Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain on Earth?

Answer:

Mount Everest.

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Riddle:

I run through hills; I veer around mountains. I leap over rivers and crawl through the forests. Step out your door to find me.


What am I?

Answer:

Roads.

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EOW: 02-24-2020

Riddle:

A woman shoots her husband. Then she holds him underwater for over 5 minutes. Finally, she hangs him. But 5 minutes later they both go out together and enjoy a wonderful dinner together. How can this be?

Answer:

The woman was a photographer. She shot a picture of her husband, developed it, and hung it up to dry.

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