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    More riddles (harder)

    1) What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?

    2) In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy, with a real pear inside the bottle. The pear is whole and ripe, and the bottle is genuine; it hasn't been cut in any way. How did the pear get inside the bottle?

    3) Only three words in standard English begin with the letters "dw". They are all common. Name of them.

    4) It's the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh. What is it?

    5) The maker doesn't want it; the buyer doesn't use it; and the user doesn't see it. What is it?

    6) A child is born in Boston, Massachusetts to parents who were both born in Boston, Massachusetts. The child is not a United States citizen. How is this possible?

    7) A rope ladder hangs over the side of a ship. The rungs are one foot apart and the ladder is 12 feet long. The tide is rising at four inches an hour. How long will it take before the first four rungs of the ladder are underwater?


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    Re: More riddles (harder)

    #3. Dwarf, Dwindle, and my cousin Dwight.......ok, maybe not Dwight.
    "Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning." --- Hesiod

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    Re: More riddles (harder)

    #7. It'll never happen. The boat (and therefore, the ladder) keeps rising with the tide.
    "Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning." --- Hesiod

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    Re: More riddles (harder)

    #5. a life insurance policy
    "Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning." --- Hesiod

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    Re: More riddles (harder)

    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison View Post
    #3. Dwarf, Dwindle, and my cousin Dwight.......ok, maybe not Dwight.
    DWELL instead of Dwight.

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    Re: More riddles (harder)

    4. Watermelon?

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    Re: More riddles (harder)

    2) Is the glass bottle blown around the fruit?

    3) "Dwindle" comes to mind.

    5) A coffin

    6) I believe it is possible to renounce one's citizenship. Maybe the parents moved to another country, and when their child came of age he declared himself to be a citizen of another country. I doubt that's the answer you're looking for, though.

    7) The ladder rises with the ship.
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    Re: More riddles (harder)

    1. Niagra Falls

    2. The empty bottle is placed over the flower and the fruit then grows inside. Once grown, it is picked and then filled with brandy.

    4. lettuce

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    Re: More riddles (harder)

    6. The child is a girl and she married someone who was NOT a citizen and resides in their country?

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    OR they dont have a social security number yet?

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    Re: More riddles (harder)

    I'm still trying to figure out how much wood would a woodchuck chuck

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    Re: More riddles (harder)

    3) Dweeb isn't in the dictionary?

    6) The child was born before the USA was formed (Before 1776).

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    Re: More riddles (harder)

    Avenger got correct
    1. Niagra Falls

    2. The empty bottle is placed over the flower and the fruit then grows inside. Once grown, it is picked and then filled with brandy.

    4. Lettuce
    Hub, larmao got correct
    #3. Dwarf, Dwindle, DWELL
    #7. It'll never happen. The boat (and therefore, the ladder) keeps rising with the tide.
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    5) A coffin
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    6) The child was born before the USA was formed (Before 1776).

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