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February 5, 2007-February 11, 2007

A painting, I have no frame,
No gallery exhibits me;
Here today, tomorrow I move;
Yet I am as permanent as life itself.
A painting, I use no canvas,
Yet my canvas is the essence of life;
No brush was used in my creation,
But colors are mine to display.
A painting; who am I?

Answer: Sunrise; sunset

January 29, 2007-February 4, 2007


Two horses, swiftest travelling,

Harnessed in a pair, and

Grazing ever in places

Distant from them.

Answer: Eyes

January 22, 2007-January 28, 2007

At the sound of me I can make women weep.

At the sound of me men may clap or stamp their feet.

What am I?

Answer: Music

January 15, 2007-January 22, 2007

You eat something you neither plant nor plow.

It is the son of water, but if water touches it, it dies.

Answer: Salt

January 8, 2007-January 14, 2007

What is it that was given to you, belongs only to you, and yet your friends use it more than you do?

Answer: Your Name

(Congrats to John B.)

January 1, 2007-January 7, 2007

It is a part of us, and then replaced. It escapes our bodies, to a better place. The world becomes its sizable home; its passions unrestraint, the planet it roams.

Answer: Water

June 4, 2001-June 10, 2001

Police found a man murdered on Sunday morning. 
They questioned the wife and staff and got these alibis: 
The Wife said she was sleeping. 
The Cook was cooking breakfast. 
The Gardener was picking vegetables. 
The Maid was getting the mail. 
The Butler was cleaning the closet. 
The police instantly arrested the murderer. 
Who did it and how did they know?

Answer: The maid because there's no mail on Sunday

(Congrats to: John E., Greg M., G-Man, Jim L, John R., Preissl, Jonathan R., Matthew Q., Misha H., Phil R.,
Jim T., Robert K., Ralph Q., Francis R., Athelind S., Allison F., Velvet W., Karl S., Jason V., Stephen A.,
Valerie K., Leonie W., Alison C., Michael H., Mathias C., Jose B-E, Paul N., Travis N., Thomas R., Moonflr,
Adam K., Gregory C., James S., James M., Scott B., Martin M., Bobby Y., Don B., Richard M., David S.,
Ray A., Ken B., Carl H., Chad M., Ryan N., Matthew D., Alfador, JT J., Mike D., PapaBishop, Bruce W., Crewz,
Dean J., Don S., Hazard, and Jason S.)

PS: you turkeys had better enjoy this one because no more easy ones EVER! My fingers are bloody from typing so many names *grumble grumble*

May 28, 2001-June 3, 2001

This old one runs forever, but never moves at all. 
He has not lungs nor throat but still 
a mighty roaring call. 
What is it?

Answer: A Waterfall (i'll accept River)

(Congrats to: Scott B., Alfador, Gina and Jacob O., Jason V., Athelind S., Chad M., Robert K., Ella G., Sealy G., Don B., Darthan, Leonie W., and John E.)

May 21, 2001-May 27, 2001

What do you use to hoe a row, slay a foe, and wring with woe?

Answer: Hands

(Congrats to: Leonie W., Dawnfyre k., Alfador, Will E., Jason V., Mike M., Ella G., Athelind S., John E.,
Robert K., and Don B.)

May 14, 2001-May 20, 2001

Two brothers we are, great burdens we bear, all day we are bitterly pressed; Yet this I will say - we are full all the day, and empty when we go to rest. 
What are we?

Answer: Pair of Shoes

(Congrats to: Valerie K., Robert K., Jim T., Kunou,  Chad M., Don B., Scott B., Robert G., Athelind S.,
John E., Shinryuu, and Leonie W.)

May 7, 2001-May 13, 2001

I am a window, I am a lamp, I am clouded, I am shining, and I am coloured; set in white, I fill with water and overflow. I say much, but I have no words. 
What am I?

Answer: An Eye

(Congrats to: Mike S., Valerie K., Martin M., Michael M., Robert K., Mike S.)

April 30, 2001-May 6, 2001

You hear me calling to you, beckoning with my shrill voice; 
My keys will carry you to the place of your choice. 
What am I?

Answer: A telephone

(Congrats to: PapaBishop, AJ D., Jim T., Jason K., Robert K., and Hazard)

April 23, 2001-April 29, 2001

Often held but never touched, always wet but never rusts, often bites but seldom bit, to use me well you must have wit. What am I?

Answer: A tongue

(Congrats to: Hazard, AJ D., Steve G., Athelind S., John W., R. P., Kyle V., Chad M., Valerie K., and Rylen)

April 16, 2001-April 22, 2001

NASA was considering sending canaries into space to study them under zero gravity. The project was scrapped when someone realized that in spite of having sufficient water supplies, they could die of dehydration within a few hours. Why?

Answer: The birds need gravity to slide liquid down their throats because they can't swallow

(Congrats to: David S., Mike W., Shawn L., Valerie K., Eleanor G., Kyle J., Aaron F., Vincent M., Duncan G., Alfador, Justin B., Kane I., Gennadiy S., James S., Gabe F., Preissl, Ciaran C., Alexander R., Jared A., Kyle J., John W., Aric C., John E., Nick M.)

April 9, 2001-April 15, 2001

Break it and it is better, immediately set and harder to break again. 
What is it?

Answer: Record

(Congrats to: ASCIISKULL, Aaron M., Hazard, Timothy R., Nick M., Kyle V., John E., Patrick G., Kane I.,
Shadow O., Katski, Dan M., and Valerie K.)

April 2, 2001-April 8, 2001

They call me a man, but I'll never have a wife. 
I was given a body, but not given life. 
They made me a mouth, but didn't give me breath. 
Water gives me life and sun brings me death. 
What am I?

Answer: Snowman

(Congrats to: Leo B.,  Adam K., Leonie W., Peitor M., Chad M., Aaron M., Mathias C., Kathryn S., and Hazard))
PS Nice tries for those who said "old man river" and "wax statue"

March 27, 2001-April 1, 2001

What's the difference between a teacher & a train?

Answer: One says "spit out your gum" and the other says "Chew! Chew!"

(Congrats to: Kyle J., Hazard, and Valarie K.)
PS So it was a joke instead of a riddle, wanna make something out of it? ;)

March 20, 2001-March 26, 2001

 What falls every day and breaks every night?
(submitted by Billy W.)

Answer: Dusk and Dawn

(Congrats to: Leo B., Alfador, Hazard, Kyle J., John R., John E., and Leonie W.)

March 12, 2001-March 19, 2001

What goes up, up and up and never leaves the ground?
(submitted by Billy W.)

Answer: A mountain or tree or stairs

(Congrats to: Rylen, Dustin D., Leonie W., Hazard, Helena M., Mathias C., Alfador, Typhin B.,
Kane I., and Peitor M.)

March 5, 2001-March 11, 2001

We are very little creatures; all of us have different features. One of us in glass is set; one of us you'll find in jet. Another you may see in tin, and a fourth is boxed within. If the fith you should pursue, it can never fly from you. What are we?

Answer: Vowels

(Congrats to: Peitor M., Kiz, Birdman, Leonie W., Mike W., Alfador, Leo B., Bruce W., Helena M., Chad M., Kane I., Valerie K., John R., and Hazard) 

February 26, 2001-March 4, 2001

The part of the bird that's not in the sky, 
Who can swim in the ocean 
And yet remain dry

Answer: A shadow

(Congrats to: Leonie "choccie pud" W., Robert K., John R., Aaron M., and Hazard)

February 19, 2001-Febrary 25, 2001

I went into the woods and got it 
I sat down to seek it 
I brought it home with me because I couldn't find it 

Answer: A splinter

(Congrats to: John E., Kane I., Leonie W., Chaz C., and Helena M., Alfador, and Hazard)
(PS: if you put "tick" I'll give you a nod but I'm going with the traditional answer)

February 12-February 18, 2001

What object has keys that open no locks, space but no room, and you can enter but not go in?

Answer: A keyboard

(Congrats to: Erik J., Helena M., Sarah N., Alfador, Chad M., Aaron H., Chaz C., Mike W., Pseudo-Chan, John, R., Carl, H., Kyle V., Robert K., Jack R., Paradox, Hazard, Ruth H., Andrea T., Dusty S., Preissl, Stephen G., Tan
and Gimp)

February 5-February 11, 2001

I'm in a rock, not in a stone 
I'm in marrow, not in bone 
I'm in a bolster, not in a bed 
I'm not living , i'm not dead

Answer: The letter "R"

(Congrats to: Aaron M., Alex H., Sean M., Rylen, Aaron H., Alfador, Mark J., Richard M., Rev Johnny, Heather, Paradox, Robin A., Erik J., Jennifer S., Kyle V., Chad M., Bruce W., and Alex C.)

Riddle Contest #4
(Contest 4, Riddle #3) November 28-Dec 3, 2000

I have two arms, but fingers none. I have two feet,
but cannot run. I carry well, but I have found I carry
best with my feet OFF the ground. 
What am I?

Answer: Wheelbarrow

(Congrats to: Typhin B. who also won the contest!)

(Contest 4, Riddle #3) November 20-November 27, 2000

He has one and a person has two, a citizen has three
and a human being has four, a personality has five and
an inhabitant of earth has six. 
What am I?

Answer: Syllables (inhabitant of earth has 7 vowels not 6)

(Congrats to: Bobby Y, Hazard, Luke H., Kane I., Graham R., Shane G., Jeremiah C., Jason S., Alex H., Ferallon S., Pseudo Chan, Kyle V., Typhin, Robert K., Kevin S., John E., Leonie W., Slade557, Brandi H., Marsden, Carl H., Tom S., {hanging} Chad M., JJ C., Daniel G., Leo B., Kyle J., Grant H., Disco Stu., Gustavo A., Robert P., Valerie K., Jamey S., Adam W., Rylen, and Hyper) 

Contest 4, Riddle #2) November 13-November 19, 2000

I am black of eye and bright of hair. I go fast into the ground and follow my lord as he races around the world. 
What am I?

Answer: Sunflower or Black-Eyed Susan

(Congrats to: Kevin S., Leonie W., Peter A., Typhin B., Luke H., Athelind, Dan G., Leo B., Robert P., JJ C.,
Valerie K., Tom S., Robert K., Pseudo-Chan, Grant H., Disco Stu, Methias C., and Marsden)

(Contest 4, Riddle #1) November 6-November 12, 2000

There is a word in the English language in which the first two letters signify a male, the first three letters signify a female, the first four signify a great man, and the whole word, a great woman. What is the word?

Answer: Heroine

(Congrats to: Disco Stu, Grant H., Lost Johnny, Adam W., Typhin B., Jonathon W., Chad M., JJ C., Brandi H., Kyle V., Carl H., Tom S., Jim S., Peitor M., Mikey, Peter A., Athelind, Leonie W., Robert P., Graham R., Gustavo A., James S., Pseudo-Chan, Valerie K., K. Egan, Alex H., Jason M., Daniel J., Jeremy B., CirCheo, Dan G., Dana C., Zapdos, Mathias C., Jamey S., Matthieu D., Michael S., Marsden, David M., Jace, Bruce W., John D., and Robert K.)
ps: enjoy it, my little sweeties...

October 30-November 5, 2000

There were five men going to church and it started to rain. The four that ran 
got wet and the one that stood still stayed dry. 
Why did one stay dry?

Answer: He was in a coffin

(Congrats to: James S., Leonie W., James M.)
ps: only 3 got this week's right? With the next 4 riddles I may not have to type any names at all! *evil grin*

October 23-Octber 29, 2000

Dark with white markings,
And smooth like a rock. 
Where learning occurs, 
I help convey thought. 
What am I?

Answer: A Chalkboard

(Congrats to: Ken R., Heather, Keith M., Jamey S., James S., Patricia C., Dad, Methias C., Slade557, Jim S., Randy B., Randall of Mars, Athelind, Erik J., Carl H., Leo B., Kyle V., Adam W., Tom S., John E., GameSnark, Jonathan N., Alison C., Robert G., Jonathan W., Leonie W., and Aaron M.)

October 16-October 22, 2000

If you toss a die and it comes up with the number one 9 times in a row, what's the probability that it will come up with the number one on the next throw?

Answer: 1 in 6

(Congrats to: Bruce W., Erik J., Brad R., John E., Robert G., Dominick P., Mathias C., Katt Z., Wanderer, Kyle W., Athelind, Caitlin V., Far2Paranoid, Adam W., Jamey S., James S., Steve G., Adam D., Dan J., Slade 557, Gabe F., Graham R., Steve G., and Dave N.)

October 9-October 15, 2000

Never resting, never still. 
Moving silently from hill to hill. 
It does not walk, run or trot, 
All is cool where it is not. 
What is it?

Answer: Sunlight

(Congrats to: Rick W., Kyle V., Foolio, Aaron M., Bobby Y., Brad R., Pap, Keith M., Jamey S., 
Clint H., and Adam W.)

October 2-October 8, 2000

A horse is tied to a five meter rope in front of an old saloon. Six meters behind the horse is a bale of hay. Without breaking his rope, the horse is able to eat the hay whenever he chooses. 
How is this possible?

Answer: The other end of the rope isn't tied to anything

(Congrats to: Wanderer, Simon T., David S., Foolio, Fred H., Dean J., Jamey S., Slade557, Loren S., 
Jonathan W., and Matt G.)

**A quick note. When submitting an answer, give me ONE answer, not 2 or 3 possibilities. Can't make it easy on you bums!

September 25-October 1, 2000

I am taken from a mine and shut up in a wooden case, from which I am never released, yet I am used by almost anybody.
What am I?

Answer: Graphite (in a pencil)

(Congrats to: Adam W., Daniel M., David L., Jack R., Joel C., Jamey S., Stephen M., James S., and Will E.)

September 18-September 24, 2000

The strangest creature you'll ever find: Two eyes in front and many many more behind.

Answer: A Peacock

(Congrats to Deb)

September 11-September 17, 2000

Three mountain climbers paid a lot of money to be the first to scale a mountain. After several days of climbing they finally reached the pinnacle, and to their dismay, found a cabin and three frozen bodies. Since the mountain climbers were the first to ever climb
the summit, how could this be possible?

Answer: the cabin was from a plane that crashed there

(Congrats to: Deb, Gabe F., Alison C., Ashton G., Daniel J., James & Katy, Alex H., Erik J., Mike L., and Adam W.)

September 4-September 10, 2000

What is it that makes tears without sorrow and takes its journey to heaven?

Answer: Smoke

(Congrats to: Adam W.)

August 28-September 3, 2000

It goes up, but at the same time goes down. Up toward the sky, and down toward the ground. It's present tense and past tense too, come for a ride, just me and you. 
What is it?

Answer: See Saw

(Congrats to Adam W.)

August 21-August 27, 2000

Here on Earth it's almost always true, that tomorrow will follow today. 
Yet there is a place where yesterday always follows today. 
Where is this place?

Answer: A dictionary

(Congrats to: Joseph B., James R., Erik J., Jeff B., Peitor M., Alex H., Pascal Denys A.,
Adam W., James S., Jamey S., Leonie W., Fred H., and Deb)

August 14-August 20, 2000

I'm named after nothing, though I'm awfully clamorous.
And when I'm not working, your house is less
What am I?

Answer: A vacuum cleaner

(Congrats to: Fred H., Amanda K., Brian C., Steve G., Derrick, Erik J., Tahrey P., Leonie
W., Ian C., Agent Green, Keith M., James R., Joseph W. IV, Dusty S., John T., Matt B., Angela B., Bryan F., Douglas L., Ryan K., Alex H., Maddog, Robert G., Timothy K., and Rich S.)

August 7-August 13, 2000

Shoot at me a thousand times and I may still survive; one scratch from me and you will find your prospects take a dive. 
What am I?

Answer: A Cue Ball

(Congrats to Ryan K., Jamie R., Fred H., Agent Green, James R., and Daniel J.)

July 31-August 6, 2000

During WWII, there was a bridge connecting Germany and Switzerland, and on the German side, there was a sentry tower with a guard in it. He would come out every three minutes to check on the bridge, and he had orders to turn back anyone who tried to get into Germany, and shoot anyone trying to escape without a pass. There was a woman who desperately needed to get into Switzerland, and she knew she didn't have time to get a pass. It would take her at least six minutes to cross the bridge, but she managed to do it. How?

Answer: Head toward Switzerland over the bridge. At the three minute mark, you turn as if you're going to Germany. The guard will come out and turn you back.

(Congrats to: Agent green, Alex H., Michael T., Kent W., Jamey S. (welcome back!),
Predator2K, Bruce W., Kingdok, Daniel J., ParadoxXIII, Russ W., Gustavo A.,
The Murisons, James M., Jeff B., Sean B., Adam W., Mathias C., Selena U.,
McGoo, Chad M., Justin C., Keith M., Peter P., Matt R., James R., Gamesnark,
Erik J., Fred H., AG, and Bryan F.)

(Contest 3, Week 4) July 24-July 30, 2000

A grandfather clock chimes the appropriate number of times to indicate the hour, as well as chiming once at each quarter hour. 
If you were in another room and heard the clock chime just once, what would be the longest period of time you would have to wait in order to be certain of the correct time? 

Answer: 1 hour and 30 minutes

(Congrats to James R., Agent Green, Erik J., Peitor M., and Fred

Ok contest #3 is at OVER. And the winner iiiiiiiis ... Fred Hollingsworth!

(Contest 3, Week 3) July 17-July 23, 2000

An iron horse with a flaxen tail. 
The faster the horse runs, 
the shorter his tail becomes. 

Answer: A needle and thread

(Congrats to Dan J., Chad M., Pickle, Pseudo-Chan, Fred H., and Angela B.)

(Contest 3 Week 2) July 10-July 16, 2000

After I have risen to my fullest of height, 
I am sentenced to die at the peak of my life. 
Now I'm in a box living my second life, 
Only to be killed again in 5 minutes at the touch of a

Answer: Tobacco or Cigarette (Many submitted a match. That answer would work if you touched it with a light. You strike a match. And with firewood, trees aren't necessarily chopped after they've reached their fullest height or at the peak of their life.)

(Congrats to Fred H., Betsy C., Psuedo-Chan who gives his answers in chapters hehe, Kane I., and Leonie W.)

(Contest 3, Week 1) July 3-July 9, 2000

It is a part of us, and then replaced. It escapes our bodies, to a better place. The world becomes its sizable home; its passions unrestraint, the planet it roams.

Answer: Air or breath (orignal riddle calls for water but air is just as appropriate)

(Congrats to Don K., Matt B., Gustavo A., Angela B., Chad M., Kingdok, Selena U., Penn D., Betsy C., Mike T., Matt D., Sean B., Alex H., John Z., Erik J., Pseudo-Chan, Oren O., Roger L., and Fred H.)

Contest #2
Yep the second riddle contest is DONE and John Z. is the winner. Hopefully he'll get his t-shirt in a couple of weeks and we can get a picture to post for all to see!

(Contest 2, Week 3 Final) June 26-July 2, 2000

There are 20 people in an empty, square room. Each person has full sight of the entire room and everyone in it without turning his head or body, or moving in any way (other than the eyes). Where can you place an apple so that all but one person can see it? 

Answer: Put the apple on the top of one person's head

(Congrats to Michael B., Robert G., Dusty S., Robert P., Don, Susan S., Derrick B., Pseudo-Chan, ParadoXIII, Mike T., John Z., Trevor P., Thomas R., David E., Brandi H., Matt B., Steven R., John T., John E., Erik J., Aric C., Marsden, Adam W., Tim B., Kingdok, Jamey S., Joseph W., Selena U., Adam D., Matt Q., Alex H., Penn D., Douglas L., Gustavo A., Koz, Kent W., Jeff B., Dave S., Oren O., DBG, Lena W., Barkers, Keith M., Sean B., James M., Chris R., Chad M., Jasper J., Ashton G., JAMN2BDJ, and Matthew D.) 

(Contest 2, Week 2) June 19-June 25, 2000

I live above a star, but do not burn. 
I have 11 friends that do not turn. 
My initials are PRS. 
What am I?

Answer: The Number 7 on a touch tone phone dialer (and yes I know there is a "Q" there but there is no untruth to the riddle)

(Congrats to John Z. and Syndi Riley)

(Contest 2, Week 1) June 12-June 18, 2000

If you built a house, with all four sides facing a southern exposure, and a bear walked past, what colour would it be?

Answer: White. Four walls facing south is only possible on the North Pole!

(Congrats to Robert G., Wes, Emerald W., The Cynic, Jamey S., Will E., Joshua H., Jerry S., Selena U., Derrick, Graham, John Z., Trevor P., Paradox, Robert P., Don K., Kent W., Gustavo A., Keith P., Kingdok, Jared S., Oren Otter, Mike T., Matt B., Erik J., Keith M., Adam D., Leonie W., David E., Prof. Wayne S., Daniel J., TPowell, John E., Matt D., Steven R., Bryan W., and DBG)

June 5-June 11, 2000

Two men in a bar order the exact same drink, fixed the exact same way. One guy guzzles his down in a matter of seconds the other takes his time while he reads his newspaper. The guy who guzzles lives and the other one dies. Why?

Answer: The ice was poison and once it melted the poison mixed with the drink

(Congrats to Stephen S., Penn D., Symon S., Mike T., DBG, Robert P., Matthew D., Leonie W., and Emerald W.)
PS: HA! I whittled down the pack a little on this one. Many of you proposed the drink was an antedote. Nice one!

May 30-June 4, 2000

I cut through evil 
like a double edged sword,
And chaos flees at my approach. 
Balance I single-handedly upraise, 
Through battles fought with heart and mind, 
Instead of with my gaze

Answer: Justice

(Congrats to DBG, Daniel J., Cynic, Matthew B., Bryan F., Robert G., Gustavo, Rylen, Robert P., Jamey S., Brian C., Douglas L., Sharon W, and Leonie W.)

PS: Ok you turkeys! No more patty-cake riddles!

May 22-May 29, 2000

One thin, one bold,
one sick, one cold. 
The earth we span, 
to prey upon man

Answer: The Four Horsemen of the Apocolypse

(Congrats to Robert G., Kingdok, Bryan F., Dusty S., Rylen, Jamey S., Leonie W. and DBG)

May 15-May 21, 2000

Creatures of power, creatures of grace, 
Creatures of beauty, creatures of strength. 
As for their lives, 
they set everything's pace, 
For all things must come to live 
under their emerald embrace. . . 
Either in their life, or in their death

Answer: Trees

(Congrats to Dusty S., DBG, and Michael S.)

The Contest!
And We Have a WINNER! Yes the first Life at Bayside contest is over and it took a roll of the dice to determine the winner! Of the three finalists who had tied, none emailed me the correct answer to the riddle for April 3-9. So I had to assign numbers to their names and roll a dice. The winner turned out to be Gustavo A.!  As soon as he emails me his address I can get him his tshirt/mousepad/mug. Congrats!

Contest Week 5 (tiebreaker) April 3-April 9, 2000

I am the heart that does not beat. 
If cut, I bleed without blood. 
I can fly, but have no wings. 
I can float, but have no fins. 
I can sing, but have no mouth.

Answer: Wood

(Congrats to Dusty S.)

Contest Week 4 (final): March 28-April 2, 2000

In marble halls 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 break in and steal the gold.

Answer: An Egg

(Congrats to Pat G., Madmike, David N., John R., Gustavo A., Dusty S., Andrew W., and Jennifer N.)

Contest Week 3: March 21-March 27, 2000

I am sometimes strong and sometimes weak,
but I am nobody's fool. 
For there is no language that I cannot speak,
though I never went to school. What am I?

Answer: An echo

(Congrats to no one)
("Love" was used many times but no dice)

Contest Week 2: March 13-March 19, 2000

Old Mother Twitchett has but one eye,
And a long tail which she can let fly;
And every time she goes over a gap,
She leaves a bit of her tail in a trap.
What is she?

Answer: A needle and thread

(Congrats to Jennifer N., Martii H., Andrew W., Oren O., Gustavo A., James C., Napoleon, and Kendra S.)
(The "Nice Try" award goes to Leonie W. and Alex H. for their answer "Tornado")

Contest Week 1: March 6-March 12, 2000

I  am both Mother and Father. 
I am seldom still
yet I never wander. 
I never birth nor nurse.
What am I?

Answer: A Tree

(Congrats to no one)

February 28-March 5, 2000 (somehow my dates are off ... oh well)

My children are near and far, no matter that I know where they are. The gift I give them makes their day. But if I were gone they would wander away.
What am I?

Answer: The sun

(Congrats to Alex H., Orion, Leonie W., and ...)

NOTE: My system crashed!! Those who gave the right answer need to EMAIL me so I can put your names up!

February 28-March 5, 2000

Not born, but from a Mother's body drawn, 
I hang until half of me is gone.
I sleep in a cave until I grow old, 
then valued for my hardened gold. 

What am I?

Answer: Cheese

(Congrats to Michael H. and Alex H.)

February 21-February 27, 2000

Only two backbones, thousands of ribs

Answer: Railroad tracks

(Congrats to Alex H.)

February 14-February 20, 2000

Captain Frank and some of the boys were exchanging old war stories. Art Bragg offered one about how his grandfather led a battalion against a German division during World War I. Through brilliant maneuvers, he defeated them and captured valuable territory. After the battle he was presented with a sword bearing the inscription "To Captain Bragg for Bravery, Daring and Leadership. World War I. From the Men of Battalion 8." Captain Frank looked at Art and said, "You really don't expect anyone to believe that yarn, do you?"
What's wrong with the story?

Answer: WW I wasn't called that until WW II occurred. It was called 'The Great War." 

(Congrats to Zach P., Will E., Tamara, Maritza C., Leonie W., Kingdok, Joel, C., Erik J., Dgb81, and Alex H.) 

January 31-February 6, 2000

Man walks over, man walks under-in times of war he burns asunder.

Answer: A Bridge

(Congrats to Kent W., Leonie W., Joel C., Dewayne, Ferallon K., Maritza R., Prof. Wayne S., Alex H., Jim B., and Halfgold)

January 24-January 30, 2000

We are the 4 brothers: One eats almost anything, but is always hungry. One drinks any liquid, but is always thirsty One sings a song that is never good And the last travels over obstacles, but no obstacle is too big for him. Who are we?

Answer: The 4 Elements

(Congrats to Leonie W.)

January 17-January 23, 2000

I occur once in every minute, twice every moment, but never in a hundred thousand years.

Answer: the letter "M"

(Congrats to MadMike, Kent W., Leonie W., Will E., Gustavo A., Zach P., Halfgold, Alex H., Maritza C.,
Mr. Pink, and Jim B.)
PS if I ever missed your name email me again as I get a lot of email

January 10-January 16, 2000

A woman from New York married ten different men from that city, yet she did not break any laws.
None of these men died, and she never divorced.
How was this possible?

Answer: She was a minister or justice of the peace

(Congrats to Jim B., Oren O., Alex H., Lefty, and Kent W.)

January 3-January 9, 2000

What is one thing that all wise men,
regardless of their religion or politics,
agree is between heaven and earth?

Answer: the word "and"

(Congrats to Alex H.)

December 20-January 2, 2000

We are emeralds and diamonds,
Lost by the moon;
Found by the sun,
And picked up soon.

Answer: Dew

(Congrats to ... no one. You guys slippin'?)

December 13-19, 1999

Runs over fields and woods all day
Under the bed at night sits not alone,
With long tongue hanging out,
A-waiting for a bone.

Answer: A shoe

(Congrats to Erik D., HalfGold, Joel C., Aric C., and Alex H.) heh ... whittled that crowd down a bit this time

December 6-12, 1999

A man is lying dead in the desert, with a backpack.  There are no footprints leading up to him.  How did he die?

Answer: His parachute didn't open

(Congrats to Aaron S., Aric C., Erik J., Gustavo, HalfGold, Bobbi H., Michael H., Jeff S., Joel C., Jonathan W., Kent W., Maritza C., Mr. Pink, Will E.)

Erik J.'s side-joke to this riddle

It seems that Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Desmond Tutu, and a college
student were up in a plane.  The first sign of trouble was when the
pilot came out of the cockpit, grabbed one of the four parachutes,
and said "This plane is going down!  Get out while you can!" and
jumped out the door.  Clinton stood up and declared "I'm the most
powerful man in the world!  The world needs me to survive!", grabbed a
parachute and jumped.  Gates stood up, declared "I'm the smartest
man in the world!  The world needs me to survive!", grabbed a parachute,
and jumped.  Tutu and the college student were left staring at each
other, and Tutu said "Son, I'm old, and you have your entire life in
front of you.  Take the last parachute, and God go with you."  The
student grinned and said, "No problem, father!  The world's smartest
man just jumped out of the plane with my backpack!"

November 29-December 5, 1999

This is as light as a feather but no man can hold it for long.
What is it?

Answer: Breath

(Congrats to Madeline B., Maritza R., Joseph B., Kent. W., Adam B., Michael M., Aric C., Joel C., Jonathan W., and Erik J.)

PS. Ok you Turkeys!  Time to pull the gloves off!

September 20-26, 1999

He who makes it does not keep it.
He who takes it does not know it.
He who knows it does not want it.
He who gathers it must destroy it.
What am I?

Answer: Counterfeit money

(Congrats to Maritza R. who used "niece power" to solve this one!)

September 13-19, 19999

The beginning of eternity,
The end of time and space,
The beginning of every end,
The end of every place
What am I?

Answer: The letter "E"

(Congrats to Prof. Wayne S., Maritza R., Zachary P., Amy R., Aric C., Gustavo A., Chris L., Torsten M., Joel C., and Erik J.!)

September 6-12, 1999

You can see nothing else When you look in my face
I will look you in the eye
And I will never lie
What am I?

Answer: A mirror

(Congrats to Prof. Wayne S., Maritza R., Joel C., Kent W., Maddie, and Gustavo!)

August 30-September 5, 1999

Touching one, yet holding two,
it is a one link chain
binding those who keep words true,
‘til death rent it in twain.
What am I?

Answer: A wedding ring

(Congrats to Maritza R., Joel C., Luke M., Gustavo A., Mike S., Kent W., and Erik J!)

August 23-29, 1999

I turn my head and you may go where you want.
I turn it again, you will stay till you rot.
I have no face, but I live or die
by my crooked teeth.
Who am I?

Answer: A key

(Congrats to Maritza R., Zachary P., and Erik J.!)

August 16-22, 1999

I have rivers without water,
Forests without trees,
Mountains without rocks,
Towns without houses.
What am I?

Answer: A map

(Congrats to Kelly and Brian Pr., Prof. Wayne S., Zachary P., and Maddie!)

August 9-15, 1999

There are 2 doors; one leads to safety and the other to certain death (you don't know which is which).  There are 2 guardian lions there; one always lies and the other always tells the truth (you don't know which is which). You can only ask each guardian one question. How do you find out which door is the safe one?

Answer: ask each guardian what door the other guardian will say is the safe one. The truthful one will know the other guardian will tell you that the death door is safe and so he'll point to that door. The lying guardian will know the truthful guardian will tell you that the safe door is safe; he will lie and say that the truthful guardian will say the death door is safe. Whichever door they both point to is the wrong door.

(Congrats to Zachary P., Luke M., Gary H, Dean S., and Yvonne R.!)

Interesting answers that work just as well: Ask one lion if he's a rhino. If he lies then you can take the word of the other lion as to which door is the safe one. If it doesn't lie then take the opposite door that the other lion suggests.

(Submitted by Aric C.!)

Ask one of the lions your name.  If it lies then you can take the word of the other lion as to the right door. If it doesn't then pick the opposite door that the other lion suggests.

(Submitted by Michael H.!)

August 2-8, 1999

Only one color, but not one size;
stuck to the ground, yet easily flies.
Present in sun, but not in rain;
doing no harm, and feeling no pain.
What is it?

Answer: A shadow

(Congrats to Emanuel L.., Michael H., Maddie G., John M., Madmike, Aric C., Amy R., Prof. Wayne S., Luke M., and Bill L.! ok this week's should be a bit tougher ... can't let you guys get cocky)

July 26-August 1, 1999

A man holding a chicken, a fox, and a bag of corn comes to a river with a rowboat that can hold him and one other object. Keep in mind he can't leave the fox with the chicken or the fox will eat it or leave the chicken with the corn for a similar reason.
How does he get them all across?

Answer: Take the chicken first, the fox won't eat the corn.  Leave the chicken on the other side. Come back and get the corn and take it to the other side and leave it. Bring chicken back with you and leave it on the original shore. Take fox over and leave with corn. Go back for chicken and you're done!

(Congrats to John R. Mykel, Troppigal, and Emanuel L.! PS: my computer crashed and I may have lost one or two emails with the answers ... if your name isn't here then let me know and I'll post it!)

July 19-25, 1999

Three people check into a hotel. They pay $30 to the manager and go to their room. The manager finds out that the room rate is $25 and gives $5 to the bellboy to return. On the way to the room the bellboy reasons that $5 would be difficult to share among three people so he pockets $2 and gives $1 to each person.
Now each person paid $10 and got back $1. So they paid $9 each, totaling $27. The bellboy has $2, totalling $29.
Where is the remaining dollar?

Answer: Each person paid $9, totaling $27. The manager has $25 and the bellboy $2. The bellboy's $2 should be added to the manager's $25 or subtracted from the tenants' $27, not added to the tenants' $27.

(Congrats to Aric C. and Maddie)

July 12-18, 1999

Round she is, yet flat as a board
Altar of the Lupine Lords
Jewel on black velvet, pearl in the sea
Unchanged but e’erchanging, eternally

Answer: The Moon

(Congrats to John R., D.B., Gustavo, Joseph B., Luke M., and Zachary P.)
ps. You guys are getting good .. might have get some tougher ones hehe

July 5-11, 1999

"Brothers and sisters have I none;
But that man's father is my father's son.
Who am I?"

Answer: "I am that man's father."

(Congrats to John R. and Aric C. for emailing me the correct answer!)

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