Riddles 12 June 28, 2007 by admin Always Change Different lights do make me strange, thus into different sizes I will change. What am I? I am the pupil of an eye. Take ‘Em Off! What always goes to bed with shoes on? A Horse. Dangerous Food What can burn the eyes, sting the mouth, yet be consumed? Salt. Shy Little Guy Who is it that rows quickly with four oars but never comes out from under his own roof? A Turtle. Stays but Goes What stays where it is when it goes off? A Gun. Vague Differences What is the difference between a school boy studying and a farmer watching his cattle? One is stocking his mind, while the other is minding his stock. Deserves Some Credit What is it that is deaf, dumb and blind and always tells the truth? A Mirror. How Many Feet? What has one foot on each side and one in the middle? A yardstick. Yesterday Here on earth it is true, yesterday is always before today; but there is a place where yesterday always follows today. Where? In a dictionary! Belonging to Night At night they come without being fetched, And by day they are lost without being stolen. The stars. Only to Be I never was, am always to be, No one ever saw me, nor ever will And yet I am the confidence of all To live and breathe on this terrestrial ball. I am tomorrow – your future. In a House in a House There was a green house. Inside the green house there was a white house Inside the white house there was a red house. Inside the red house there were lots of babies. This is a watermelon. Gender Play 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? Heroine. Stamps in a Dozen How many three cent stamps are in a dozen? A dozen, although you probably said four. A Growing Tree When John was six years old he hammered a nail into his favorite tree to mark his height. Ten years later at age sixteen, John returned to see how much higher the nail was. If the tree grew by five centimeters each year, how much higher would the nail be? The nail would be at the same height since trees grow at their tops. Family Relations A beggar’s brother died, but the man who died had no brother. How could this be? The beggar was a woman. It’s a Material Thing What is bought by the yard and worn by the foot? Carpet. Fraction Teaser What is the value of 1/2 of 2/3 of 3/4 of 4/5 of 5/6 of 6/7 of 7/8 of 8/9 of 9/10 of 1,000? One hundred – work backwards and you will understand. Recycling Letters What common English verb becomes its own past tense by rearranging its letters? Eat and Ate. Everyone Hates Me I dig out tiny caves, and store gold and silver in them. I also build bridges of silver and make crowns of gold. They are the smallest you could imagine. Sooner or later everybody needs my help, yet many people are afraid to let me help them. Who am I? I am a Dentist.