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Ben Thomas Cowburn

Riddle Count: 22
Riddle:

I come to you shattered and broken; And though not a word will be spoken; I will reveal to you, a world all anew; If you've the patience to make me unbroken. What am I?

Answer:

A Jigsaw.

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Riddle:

Water on wind; Light, I rescind. What am I?

Answer:

A Cloud

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I am hewn from Earth and Fire; But to the sky, I aspire. I am nothing but contented; Until my patient rage is vented. What am I?

Answer:

A volcano.

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Riddle:

I can provide a blessing, a curse, or clarity. I am always running, but I am stuck in a loop. And though I will rule you for most of your life, you will always look up to me. What am I?

Answer:

"A Clock" - Reasoning: Seeing the time on a clock can bring you relief, (e.g. your work shift nearly being over), a curse, (e.g. how long you still have left of a work shift), or simple clarification of what time it is. A clock is always running but always returns to where it began, to repeat. Thus, it is stuck in a loop. And as punching at work, appointments, taking to children to daycare, watching a film at the cinema, et cetera, all require you to be at a place at a certain time, time, which you read on a clock, does rule your life. The only exception is when you do not have a schedule to keep. And traditionally, clocks are usually placed on a wall, above eye level, so many people can look at it to see the time

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Riddle:

I peel to heal this pain I feel. What am I?

Answer:

"Sunburn" - Reasoning: Sunburn peels when healing, to get rid of damaged skin tissue. Thus, it peels to heal the pain of the sunburn.

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Riddle:

A light aloft alone in shadow, I light the way for paths you follow. What am I?

Answer:

"Lampost" - Reasoning: Often, a street lampost will be a source of light above paths that are often travelled at night, hence it the reference to this lonely light guiding you on paths through the darkness.

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Riddle:

I am wasteful, but home to those unwanted. What am I?

Answer:

A bin

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Riddle:

My veins of green may go unseen, Til on the ground I lay around. What am I?

Answer:

"Leaves" - Reasoning: Leaves contain veins to transport water through the leaf, and as people would need to be up close to see them. Hence, these veins go unseen as they spend most of their time up in trees attached to branches. You only really get to see them when they fall to the ground.

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Riddle:

Every country has one, though we are not the same. Waving to our citizens, throughout the wind and rain. What is it?

Answer:

"A Flag" - Reasoning: Every country has a flag, to represent it, and as such no 2 countries flags are alike. As they tend to be flown up on flag poles, they wave in the wind.

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Riddle:

Where once there were many, now there are none. Time has done ticking; the hours are done. For now is an end, but also beginning, For darkest is now, but soon shall be thinning. What is it?

Answer:

"Midnight" - Reasoning: The riddle is all about following something through to the end - a day. Once the day reaches its end, at midnight, when all the hours of the day are gone, right down to the last second, the clock resets. Thus, it marks both the end of a day and the beginning of a new one.

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