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Riddles can be very useful in the classroom. They can be used as ice-breakers or to address stereotypes and cultural differences.

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Two women apply for a job. They are identical. They have the same mother, father, birthdays, height, weight, etc... The interviewer asks, "Are you twins?" They say, "No".

Why did they say they weren't twins?

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Two women apply for a job. They are identical. They have the same mother, father, birthdays, height, weight, etc... The interviewer asks, "Are you twins?" They say, "No".

Why did they say they weren't twins?

(please quote this riddle with your answer)
Answer
-- because they were triplets (or more).

A riddle
-- why is a math book always sad?
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Warning! These are a little goofy.

1. If you have it, you want to share it. If you share it, you don’t have it. What is it?

2. Forward I’m heavy, but backwards I’m not. What am I?

3. The one who made it didn’t want itThe one who bought it didn’t need it.The one who used it never saw it.What is it?

4. What can burn the eyes, sting the mouth, yet be eaten?

5. What’s colorless and weightless, but if you put it into a barrel, the barrel would become lighter?
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[quote=mesmark]Warning! These are a little goofy.

1. If you have it, you want to share it. If you share it, you don’t have it. What is it?

2. Forward I’m heavy, but backwards I’m not. What am I?

3. The one who made it didn’t want itThe one who bought it didn’t need it.The one who used it never saw it.What is it?

4. What can burn the eyes, sting the mouth, yet be eaten?

5. What’s colorless and weightless, but if you put it into a barrel, the barrel would become lighter?[/QUOT
Number 3 must be a coffin?
Number 4 must be chilli pepper?
Number 5 must be air?
! and 2 make me think of things that are not mentionable here

Another riddle: The more you take the bigger it gets, the more you add the smaller it gets, ( I hope my translation is comprehensible)
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Number 3 must be a coffin?
Number 4 must be chilli pepper?
Number 5 must be air?
! and 2 make me think of things that are not mentionable here
Number 3 is right!
Number 4 could be right I guess but the answer I was going for is 'salt.'
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A riddle
-- why is a math book always sad?
Answer
-- because it is full of problems.
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manuela... is the answer to your riddle "Space" ?

Riddle: What crawls on four, then walks on two, then on three?
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O good one!

Is it a human being? Because when a baby, he/she crawls on all four, as a child and an adult, walks on two, and as an old person, walks with a stick, adding an extra to two legs, which makes it three?
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Bilingualdiva. I don't know about space, it might be I suppose.
My answer is a hole. When you dig a hole, the more soil you take out the bigger it gets, the more soil you add the smaller it gets.
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yes Noriko it6 is the human being...

Dirt... got it manuela...

riddle: If your unlce's sister is related to you but is not your aunt what is the relation?

Riddle: Do you know if the Catholic church allows a man to marry his widow's sister?

riddle: Can someone marry hi sbrother's wife's mother in law?

enjoy .. these are great with a beginners class on family.
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Ccool riddles. I've just done poosessives with my beginner class.
I'll use your riddles. Very nice.
I suppose the answers are:
Your uncle's sister is your mother
A dead man cannot marry.
A man cannot marry his own mother

Some other riddles
What has got four legs but cannot walk?
What has got teeth but cannot eat?
What has got a tail but cannot wag it?
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riddle: If your unlce's sister is related to you but is not your aunt what is the relation?

Riddle: Do you know if the Catholic church allows a man to marry his widow's sister?

riddle: Can someone marry hi sbrother's wife's mother in law?
1. your mother
2. ??
3. No, you can't marry your own mother.
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Right on Manuela... you got it..
let's see yours...
1. a table
2. a zipper
3. a kite or a car or a pony tail??? I'm really guessing here.

I do a lot of riddles with my high school kids... but the adults in the evening are the ones who really love them.... for them I save the more mature ones...

Riddle: A man is found hanging from the center of a room... there is only a door , a window and absolutley no furniture... there is a puddle of water under the man.... how did he hang himself???
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Mesmark the second anser is you can't marry a dead man... if she is a widow then her husband has past away...
The unregistered reply was me as well... was in a rush and didn't sign in..

Riddle: What are 2 things people don't eat before breakfast?

Riddle:Why did the man put his watch in a safe?

Riddle:What can't be used until it is broken?

Riddles about the alphabet:
Riddle:Which letter is not me?
Riddle: which is the most sefl centered letter?
Riddle:What letter has the most amount of water?
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Hey guys try out this website for some riddles
http://iteslj.org/c/jokes-riddles.html
enjoy....
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Did the man hang himself by stepping on an icecube?
The letter which is not me is U?
The self-centered letter is O?
I don't know which letter has the most water in it.

Thank you for the riddle site. Have just printed the jokes. Gonna study them during a meeting I HAVE TO attend today.

Another riddle:
What does a hen think while running away from a rooster?
Answer:
" If I run too fast he may not catch me. If I let him catch me he'll think I'm too easy. I'd better stumble and fall."
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Riddle:What letter has the most amount of water?
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Riddle: What are 2 things people don't eat before breakfast?
lunch and dinner

I don't do many riddles with my students but it seems like fun. I'll have to check out that link.

Some of these are also a bit of nostalgia. Ah... the simple days...

Thanks for all the great riddles.
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a man marrying his widow's sister?

he can't marry anymore because he is dead?
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