Riddles

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  1. What is tall as a house,
    round as a cup,
    and all the king's horses
    can't draw it up?

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  2. Some say I fly, but I'm not a bird;
    I'm often wasted, or so I've heard.
    Though I go on endlessly, there's never enough of me.
    What am I?

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  3. I look just like my brother;
    we have the same father and mother!
    We're identical in every way;
    we were born on the very same day.
    I'm younger by seconds,
    but as everyone reckons,
    I'm not a twin,
    and never have been.
    What am I?

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  4. You can find me at the beginning of youth,
    in the center of every eye,
    and at the end of eternity.
    What am I?

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    The Hobbit

  5. What has roots as nobody sees,
    Is taller than trees,
    Up, up it goes,
    And yet never grows?

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  6. Thirty white horses on a red hill,
    First they champ,
    Then they stamp,
    Then they stand still.

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  7. Voiceless it cries,
    Wingless flutters,
    Toothless bites,
    mouthless mutters.

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  8. An eye in a blue face
    Saw an eye in a green face.
    "That eye is like to this eye"
    Said the first eye,
    "But in low place,
    Not in high place."

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  9. It cannot be seen, cannot be felt,
    Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt.
    It lies behind stars and under hills,
    And empty holes it fills.
    It comes first and follows after,
    End life, kills laughter.

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  10. A box without hinges, key, or lid,
    Yet golden treasure inside is hid.

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  11. Alive without breath,
    As cold as death;
    Never thirsty, ever drinking,
    All in mail never clinking.

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  12. This thing all things devours:
    Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
    Gnaws iron, bites steel;
    Grind hard stones to meal;
    Slays king, ruins town,
    And beats high mountain down.

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    Other

  13. In marble walls as white as milk,
    Lined with a skin as soft as silk;
    Within a fountain crystal clear,
    A golden apple doth appear.
    No doors there are to this stronghold,
    Yet thieves steal in and steal the gold.

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    88% of kindergarten students got this one within 5 minutes, while only 17% of Stanford seniors did. See how you do!

    What is greater than God
    More evil than Satan
    Poor people have it
    Rich people need it
    If you eat it you will die

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