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"Black" Riddles - Next 10 of 77.

Riddle: Tear off one and scratch its head, what was red is now black instead. What is It?
Answer: A Matchstick!
Riddle: Near a castle without a moat, a well-known queen was captured and held hostage by a dark and powerful enemy force. Several of her loyal servants tried to break through enemy lines to free her, but most of them were eliminated during battle. However, one of her servants was able to break through the enemy's defenses to free the queen-at the cost of his own life; but he knew he could never go back once he had started. Can anyone identify this well-known queen and the lowly servant who performed the greatest sacrifice to save her?
Answer: The queen was the white queen, and the servant who was sacrificed was a white pawn who had reached the back row of the black chess pieces—and was subsequently promoted/exchanged for the captured white queen.
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.
Riddle: What do you call a tavern of blackbirds?
Answer: A crowbar.
Riddle: The king of the jungle, rare as gold, black as night, in light not there and night not seen. Goes in water, goes on trees, goes in caves, goes on the ground. Claws of knives, teeth of swords, roar of death but silent as a mouse. What is it?
Answer: A black panther (black jaguar)
Riddle: What three common songs have the same melody?
Answer: Baa Baa Black Sheep, Twinkle twinkle little star, and the Alphabet song! All kid songs
Riddle: I always point in the right direction. My instructions are written in black and white. Disobey me and pay the consequences. I will never say more than two words at a time. What am I?
Answer: A "One Way" sign!
Riddle: I'm blue at day and black at night; I do contain some creatures born and died. What am I?
Answer: Sea water.
Riddle: You go to the grocery store with the intention of cooking everything you purchase for a night at home. You don't have the recipe, and you don't want to spend more than you have to. You start in the vegetable aisle and buy some onions, shallots, and garlic. You grab some red and green bell peppers, asparagus, celery, and zucchini. You walk over to the fruit section and purchase a bundle of bananas, grapes, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries. You then go to the dairy section to get half & half, gouda cheese, eggs, and sour cream. Before you leave you also grab flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder, and marshmallows. At the checkout counter you get a chocolate bar and a stick of gum. You drive home, walk into the kitchen, and pull out your recipe. It reads: 2 cloves garlic 1 shallot 3 grapes 1 marshmallow 1 cup sugar 1 bundle of bananas 2 tsp baking soda 5 raspberries 5 asparagus 1 tsp cocoa powder 2 tsp baking powder 2 slices of gouda cheese 2 eggs 5 strawberries 1 chocolate bar 1 cup sour cream 1 cup flour 1 whole zucchini, julienned 10 blackberries 1 stick of gum 2 red bell peppers 1 green bell pepper You get everything out, and start to follow the instructions in the recipe. You made sure you didn't buy more than you needed, but have a sneaking suspicion you wasted something. What did you waste?
Answer: Your time.
Riddle: I'm as plain to see as black & white. I prefer to roam about at night. Just don't attack or startle me. Or odiferous emissions may result you see. I'm an omnivore yes it's true. But what's my name tell me do?
Answer: I am a skunk!