I’m feeling kind of old-school today. Before we had bar trivia, before quiz shows made it into primetime, we had riddles. The riddle game is almost as old as man; examples can be found going back thousands of years in every culture. The game could be a simple way to pass the time, or a contest where the penalty for losing was death. We will be going with the “pass the time” version. Good luck and enjoy!
1. What kind of room has no windows and no doors?
2. What has four fingers and a thumb, but no hand?
3. What is full of holes, but holds water?
4. What gets wetter the more it dries?
5. Can you have an even prime number?
6. It’s been around for a million years, but it’s no more than a month old. What is it?
7. What belongs to you, but others use it more than you do?
8. What is it you will break even as you name it?
9. What gets larger the more you take away?
10. What have I got in my pocket?
*Bonus – This is a riddle from one of my favorite books of all time, “One for the Morning Glory.”
Long after beginning,
Long before time,
Between eternity and perpetuity,
Bracketed by love and magic,
Trapped between lucid and ludicrous
You are summoned to our aid.
[Image credit: Wichita State College]