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Yellow In The Grass

First you see me in the grass dressed in yellow gay; next I am in dainty white, then I fly away. What am I?

I am a Dandelion.

Severely Vengeful

Which of the men is so prudent and wise
as to say who drives me on my path,
when I rise up strong, at times severe,
powerfully prominent, sometimes vengeful,
I travel throughout the land, burn houses,
seized plunder? Smoke rises,
grey over rooftops. The trees on earth
shall be, the violent death of men, when
I shake the woods, the flowering forests,
fell tall trees, roofed with rain, by
the highest powers, driven in my wandering,
widely sent; I have on my back what once
covered men, body and soul, both in water.
Say who covers me, or how I am called,
that bears that burden.

A land storm.

Sailing Spirit

My dress is tranquil when I tread the earth,
or dwell at home, or drift on the water.
Sometimes my wings and this wide sky
lift me over the dwellings of men,
and then strong clouds carry me
over the people. My ornaments
echo loudly and melodiously,
Illustriously sing when I am not near
the earth and stream, a sailing spirit.
What am I?

A swan.

In Order

A ship that puts a road in order,
What is it?

A smoothing iron.

No Harm Nor Pain

Only one color, but not one size,
Stuck at the bottom, yet easily flies.
Present in sun, but not in rain,
Doing no harm, and feeling no pain.
What is it?

It is a shadow!

Own Style

I cannot be felt, seen or touched;
Yet I can be found in everybody;
My existence is always in debate;
Yet I have my own style of music.
What Am I?

I am a soul.

No Brothers Or Sisters

Brothers and sisters have I none,
But that man’s father is my father’s son.Who is “that man”?

The son of the speaker.

Pound of Feathers

There are a pound of feathers, and a pound of seashells.
What weighs more?

They’re the same weight! Both weight 1 pound!

Muslim Religion

Does the Muslim religion allow a man to marry his widow’s sister?

A dead man cannot marry. His widow would mean he is dead.

Add It Up

Two American coins add up to thirty cents, but one of them is not a nickel. What coins are they?

A quarter and a nickel. One of them is not a nickel, and that’s the quarter.

On Patrol

A night shift guard, while on patrol at night, dreams that the king will die in a plane crash. He tells the king so in the morning, but the king tells him not to worry, and flies anyway. When he returns from his trip, he fires the night shift guard. Why does the king fire the night shift guard?

The night shift guard had a dream. Therefore, he was sleeping on the job.

Thin Dog, Fat Dog

Two dogs are sitting on a porch – a fat dog and a thin dog. The little dog is the son of the fat dog, but the fat dog is not the father of the thin dog. Can you explain?

The fat dog is the mother.

28 Days

Which month has 28 days?

All of them!

Hephaestus

Fire is often maintained above me, and if you remove my first letter, you will find the home shared by everyone you have ever known.
What am I?

A Hearth.

Singular

Find an English word which is singular, add an “s” and it becomes plural, and add another “s” it becomes singular again?

There are actually 3 correct answers:
Caress. Princess. Brass.

A Great Beast

Face with a tree, skin like the sea. A great beast I am, yet vermin frightens me.
What am I?

An Elephant.

Blacksmithing

What insect does a blacksmith manufacture?

He makes the firefly.

Casino Tricks

Even though the odds are always in favor of the gambling house, why does the establishment insist on a house limit on stakes?

Every casino in the world would go bankrupt without a house limit on stakes. Without it, gamblers would keep doubling their stakes until they won. No matter how bad a losing streak they were on, they would eventually win.

Keep Your…

Even if you give this to someone else, you still get to keep it.What is it?

It is your word.

Sam and His Son

Eight years ago, Sam was eight times the age of his son Sam Jr. Today, if you add their ages together, they add up to 52. How old are Sam and his son?

Sam is 40, and Sam Jr. is 12.

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