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Hold these between your knees if you want to set a Cuban beat.See answer
What can stand in place of a country but still fold away in a drawer?See answer
Where did the first baseball game in the Bible happen?See answer
If you were standing directly on Antarctica's South Pole facing north, which direction would you travel if you took one step backward?See answer
A man walks out of a house that has four walls all facing north. A bird walks past him. What is it?See answer
What never asks questions but receives a lot of answers?See answer
What can you catch but not throw?See answer
What word is that, which, deprived of its first letter, leaves you sick?See answer
I am owned by Old McDonald. What am I?See answer
Use me to reward good behavior. What am I?See answer
Those with eyes bigger than their stomach will definitely leave the restaurant with one of them. It is named after a house pet as well.See answer
What is long, pink and wet and is rude to pull out in front of people?See answer
Old Grandpa Diddle Daddle jumped in the mud puddle, green cap and yellow shoes. Guess all your loftiness and you can't guess these news.See answer
I wear a red coat and have a stone in my throat. What am I?See answer
Secured in place, I work undercover,
and with a flick of your finger.
My purpose you'll discover.
What am I?
People need me yet they give me away every day. What am I?See answer
What rains at the north pole?See answer
The athletically challenged spend a good deal of time on this seat made of pine.See answer
Someone who is enthusiastic about tending the garden is said to have this appendage.See answer
What is the funny thing about forbidden fruits?See answer
Where do tadpoles change?See answer
I am owned by the poor, the rich does not need me. If you eat me, you will die! What am I?See answer
I can be told and can make you crazy. Most people don't like me and think I'm harmful. What am I?See answer
Prior to smartphones, people used this to record their lives.See answer
As I walked along the path I saw something with four fingers and one thumb, but it was not flesh, fish, bone, or fowl.See answer
What is full of holes but still holds water?See answer
I can burn your mouth and sting your eye, but I am consumed everyday. What am I?See answer
I have a title and many pages
I am a genteel of genteel descent
I am a killer veteran of war
I am a slave to my lord
Pledged to his service.
It's true I bring serenity. And hang around the stars. But yet I live in misery, you'll find me behind bars. With thieves and villains I consort. In prison I'll be found. But I would never go to court. Unless there's more than one.See answer
I'm a king that speaks for my country
At birth I protected by no one
As I grow my father gives me 2 soldiers to protect me
As I get matured many more are given to me
And at my full age my father gives me 32 white soldiers to guard me and protect me
What am I?
It has plenty of backbone but doesn't have a let. It peels like an orange but it comes from an egg.See answer
Though learning has fed me,
I know not a letter;
I live among the books,
Yet am never the better.
What am I?
Joe has ten coins totaling $1.19. From these coins, he cannot make exact change for a dollar, half-dollar, quarter, dime, or nickel.
What are the coins?
Other terms for this handy device include doohicky, doo-dad, and whatchyamacallit.See answer
Which popular cheese is made backwards?See answer
The strongest chains will not bind it. Ditch and rampart will not slow it down. A thousand soldiers cannot beat it, it can knock down trees with a single bush.See answer
I always run but never walk, often murmur, never talk, have a bed but never sleep, have a mouth but never eat. Who am I?See answer
I can be hot or cold, I can be made with fruit, vegetable or meat but either way you see it, on a Thanksgiving table I will be a treat. What am I?See answer
What king can you make if you take the head of a lamb, the middle of a pig, the hind of a buffalo, and the tail of a dragon?See answer
I have a long tail that I let fly. Every time I go through a gap, I leave a bit of my tail in the trap. What am I?See answer
Four holes, one going in and three coming out; When you are going in you are out and when you are coming out you are in.See answer
I am present in marshes
And also in the rumen of cattle
To stop global warming
I do very little.
What am I?
A plane crashed on the border or US and Canada. Where do they bury the survivors?See answer
Both peaches and a certain couture have this in common.See answer
What has a head and a tail but no body?See answer
I hide in a dark tunnel awaiting my time. I can only be released by pulling back. Once released, I may do unstoppable damage. What am I?See answer
With three eyes and a black as night, I frequently knock down ten men with a single strike! What am I?See answer
Whoever makes it, tells it not; whoever takes it, knows it not; and whoever knows it, wants it not. What is it?See answer
What does an old tan broken down house wear outside?See answer
Ten men's strength, ten men's length,
Ten men can't break it, yet a young boy walks off with it
What am I?
What shoes should you wear when your basement is flooded?See answer
Everyone has it.
Those who have it least don't know that they have it.
Those who have it most wish they had less of it,
But not too little or none at all.
What force and strength cannot get through,
I with my unique teeth can do.
What am I?
Sometimes I am liked, sometimes I am hated. Usually I am old, usually I am dated. What am I?See answer
I am rather large and usually majestic.
I am every hue of the rainbow
I can eat you, I may heat you,
You only wish you could see me.
What am I?
Royalty whose bugers are broiled and whose bed is large.See answer
What is the coolest and most awesome of all the vegetables?See answer
I am the sweetest and most romantic fruit. What am I?See answer
What did the rain cloud wear under his raincoat?See answer
A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms. The first is full of raging fires, the second is full of assassins with loaded guns, and the third is full of lions that haven't eaten in 3 years. Which room is safest for him?See answer
I count time, but have no end. Tick tick, but I am not a clock. What am I?See answer
Dark, feathery, and popular in Baltimore and fantasy books.See answer
I have no wings but I fly, I have no teeth but I bite. What am I?See answer
My coat keeps me safe
From damage that's near.
I cause you happiness, sadness,
Anticipation and fear.
On the outside, I am put under judgment of price.
But my insides have far more value
That not even MONEY can suffice.
People in love are often bound to this.See answer
A man is trapped in a room. The room has only two possible exits: two doors. Through the first door there is a room constructed from magnifying glass. The blazing hot sun instantly fries anything or anyone that enters. Through the second door there is a fire-breathing dragon. How does the man escape?See answer
Poor people have it. Rich people need it. If you eat it you die. What is it?See answer
If you look you cannot see me. If you see me you cannot see anything else. I can make anything you want happen, but later everything goes back to normal.See answer
You'll see savory dishes in Hong Kong sizzling in these.See answer
I start in little but I end in full, you'll find me in half and complete.See answer
I hold two people together but touch only one. What am I?See answer
I am the beginning of the end, and the end of time and space. I am essential to creation, and I surround every place. What am I?See answer
John Lennon sang about being this toothy creature.See answer
Those wooden birds are now in sight whose voices roar, whose wings are white, whose maws are fill'd with hose and shoes, with wine, cloth, sugar, salt and news, when they have eas'd their stomachs here they cry farewell, until next year.See answer
What jumps when it walks and sits when it stands?See answer
Though I do not speak, I oft impart
The secret wishes of the heart;
I may deceive, may make amends,
May create foes, and yet make friends.
The harshest anger I can disarm,
Such is the power of my charm.
If a man carried my burden, he would break his back.
I am not rich, but I leave silver in my track.
What am I?
Found at the back of the book. What am I?See answer
Man of old, it is told would search until he tired,
not for gold, ne'er be sold, but what sought he was fire.
Man today, thou mayst say, has quite another aim,
in places deep, he did seek, to find me for his gain!
In my life I must bare, my bloodline I must share. What am I?See answer
You use a knife to slice my head and weep beside me when I am dead. What am I?See answer
I look flat, but I am deep,
Hidden realms I shelter.
Lives I take, but food I offer.
At times I am beautiful.
I can be calm, angry and turbulent.
I have no heart, but offer pleasure as well as death.
No man can own me, yet I encompass what all men must have.
I make things short, but I am pretty long myself. What am I?See answer
What do you have to know to get top grades in geometry?See answer
A long snake that smokes. What am I?See answer
How do you spell candy in 2 letters?See answer
A three-letter word I'm sure you know,
I can be on a boat or a sleigh in the snow,
I'm pals with the rain and honor a king,
But my favorite use is attached to a string.
What am I?
Grown in the ground, it's taller than you. Strip off the outside, the yellow pieces you chew. What is it?See answer
Weight in my belly, trees on my back. Nails in my ribs, feet I do lack. What am I?See answer
What is lighter than what it is made of?See answer
I am easy to see, but no one likes looking at me. Without me, there would be no you. I can make you complain, or make you happy. But you almost always take me for granted. What am I?See answer
As beautiful as the setting sun,
As delicate as the morning dew;
An angel's dusting from the stars,
That can turn the Earth into a frosted moon.
What am I?
Salty water everywhere but not sea in sight.See answer
Tiny creatures that have a special relationship with flowers.See answer
They're up near the sky, on something very tall. Sometimes they die, only then do they fall.See answer
This Mexican dish is a type of flatbread made of crushed flour or cornmeal and is cooked and then enjoyed hot or cold. It is used especially in making quesadillas.See answer
I can bring tears to your eyes; resurrect the dead, make you smile, and reverse time. I form in an instant but I last a lifetime. What am I?See answer
How do you fix a jack-o-lantern?See answer
I can be short and sometimes hot. When displayed, I rarely impress.See answer
What turns everything around but does not move?See answer
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