Riddles 10

Contented Men Desire
What does man love more than life?
Fear more than death or mortal strife?
What do the poor have, what the rich require,
And what contented men desire?
What does the miser spend, the spendthrift save,
And all men carry to their graves?

Never Say Goodbye
I have hands that wave at you,
Though I never say goodbye.
It’s cool for you to be with me,
Especially when I say, “HI.”
What am I?

An electric fan.
Rain That Dries
My thunder comes before the lightning;
My lightning comes before the clouds;
My rain dries all the land it touches.
What am I?

A volcano.
Mouth That Never Talks
What can run but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a head but never weeps, has a bed but never sleeps?

A river.
Whiter When Dirtier
What gets whiter the dirtier that it gets?

A chalkboard.
No End
What has no beginning, end, or middle?

A doughnut.
What’s the greatest worldwide use of cowhide?

To cover cows.
Many Eyes
A skin have I, more eyes than one. I can be very nice when I am done. What am I?

A potato.
He has married many women, but has never been married. Who is he?

A preacher.
Can’t Fill It Up
Big as a biscuit, deep as a cup, even a river can’t fill it up. What is it?

A kitchen strainer.
How many times can you subtract the number 5 from 25?

Once, because after you subtract it’s not 25 anymore.
Rooster Eggs
If a rooster laid a brown egg and a white egg, what kind of chicks would hatch?

Roosters don’t lay eggs.
Left Behind
The more you take, the more you leave behind. What are they?

No Movement
What can go up and come down without moving?

The temperature.
Serve It!
What do you serve that you can’t eat?

A tennis ball.
Too Many T’s
What starts with a T, ends with a T, and has T in it?

A teapot.
Egg Yolks
Which is correct to say, “The yolk of the egg are white,” or “The yolk of the egg is white?”

Neither, because egg yolks are yellow.
Give and Keep
You can’t keep this until you have given it.

Your word.
Different Answers, Same ?’s
What question can someone ask all day long, always get completely different answers, and yet all the answers could be correct?

“What time is it?”
Phone Directory
In a certain city, 5% of all the persons in town have unlisted phone numbers. If you select 100 names at random from that city’s phone directory, how many people selected will have unlisted phone numbers?

None. If their names are in the phone directory, they do not have unlisted phone numbers!

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