Saturday, November 28, 2015

Riddles, riddles - join the wit and fun

What flower is white in the morning and pink in the afternoon?
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What flower is white in the morning and pink in the afternoon? From riddle and humor enthusiast and a good friend of the author, Dr Anselmo S Cabigan, former director, National Food Authority; and retired professor, St Paul University QC.  Photo taken at Angels' Hills Tagaytay

1. What is the brightest day of the week?

2. Who was the world's greatest thief?
Atlas, because he held up the whole world. (photo, Internet)
  3. What key plays tricks with anyone?
A monkey.

4. What makes men mean?
The letter A.

5. What is the widest rope in the world?

6. What flares up when struck on the head?
A match.

7. What stands on one leg and has its heart in its head?
A cabbage.

8. What tune does everyone like?

9. What can you say, and merely by doing so, break?

10. What did the judge say to the dentist?

Do you swear to pull the tooth, the whole tooth, and nothing but the tooth?

Here is simple guide when answering riddles. You may fail to answer correctly, but don't fall into a trap. Because all of a sudden what is being asked in not a riddle - but plain fact, a common knowledge, or basic principle. Here is an example: Someone asked a college graduate in the midst of a riddle exchange session, "How is oxygen produced continously outside the laboratory?" A long pause - then silence - the session broke into guesses. Answer: photosynthesis.

11. What, put in front of pies, makes them dangerous?
The letter S.

12. What did the bride think when she arrived at the church?
Aisle, Altar, Hymn (I'll alter him.)

 13. What animal disturbs you in bed at night?
A night-mare.

 14. What is the difference between a dressmaker and a nurse?
One cuts dresses, while the other dresses cuts.

 15. Why is the letter A like a flower?
Because the B follows it. 

16. What runs around the house that never moves an inch?
A fence.

 17. When did Adam and Eve stop playing games?
When they had lost their pair o' dice (paradise)

18. What carries hundreds of needles but never sews?
A porcupine.
(photo, Internet)

19. Which dog will you find in a ring?
A boxer.

20. What is waste of time.
Telling a hair-raising story to a bald-headed man.

 21. What did the flour say to the water?
We'll be kneaded to make the dough.

22. What part of a ship is strict?
The stern part.

23. What time is it when the clock strikes thirteen?
It's time to repair it.

 24. What do you call father corn? Pop corn. Mother corn? Mais. Teacher corn? Mae(i)stra.

25. What is worse than seeing a worm in an apple?
Seeing only one-half of the worm. ~
Answer to photo riddle: Balibago

Balibago (Hibiscus tiliaceus Linn), Family Malvaceae. Its flowers open pure white in the morning gradually turning into pink towards the end of the day, indeed a manifestation of God's mysterious ways.


Compiled by AVRotor. Reference: The Armada Book of Jokes and Riddles; acknowledgment, Dr Anselmo S Cabigan, and Angels' Hills, Tagaytay.

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