Riddle me this, the endisnighe Riddle Thread

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posted on Mar, 11 2010 @ 04:41 AM
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I was just reading at ATS and thought of something I had written, that I was told to Mod by a Mod.


So, I was thinking, if someone could not tell what I was saying, without a little ingenuity and perception, I could get away with it. Which brought me to the point of riddles.

I remember in the gunslinger series by Stephen King that at the end of the first set he wrote, he had left us at a point where the train would let them live, if they came up with a riddle that he could not solve.

We are to be that train. Anyone can submit the riddle, and I would like the riddle submitted, to be solved first before the next one is submitted. In case we get multiple submissions, people comment at the same time. Please, try to solve the all the riddles prior to continuing on.

This is meant to be fun and mind challenging. If a riddle becomes too hard to solve the submitter gets to brag they STUMPED ATS. They gets the bragging rights.

There are all kinds of riddles, when submitting, give us the parameters if there are any?

To start it off, I am going to submit two. One that is an oldie but a goody.


1 What has a mouth, but does not speak; a bed, but does not sleep; a bank, but no money?

2 What does this mean? runsane


edit to fix some punctuation and gramma


[edit on 3/11/2010 by endisnighe]




posted on Mar, 11 2010 @ 04:45 AM
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I don't know what the second one is, but the first one is a river.

I see, the second one is, "Are you Insane!"

Here is a couple of brain benders for ya.

1) What is like dramatic structure, and like a Greek column, but has a thousand eyes, wears a pointed helmet, a necklace of domestic fowl, and never sits down?

2) Everyone knows me, it is rumored that a man once drank his fill of me (much to his regret). Others prefer me in small doses, for small ills. Some describe me as the sky, the land and age a ton, fire, bird, fish, flower, I am captive, I am free. Worshiped and lost, loved and execrate, pure and corrupt, black and white. I am found in the deepest well and on the highest mountain. I am animal, vegetable, mineral. Who am I?


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posted on Mar, 11 2010 @ 04:51 AM
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Exactamundo.

Now to clarify my second riddle. Riddles like my second are a symbol type riddle.

Identify what----------runsane-----------stands for.


Like-----u r/hill------stands for You are over the hill.


So---------runsane----------means?


Actually, if a MOD that told me to MOD something I wrote, they would get it right away. I asked someone a question. Kinda like what you do a lot wuk.

I was trying to get a rise.



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posted on Mar, 11 2010 @ 05:02 AM
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it stands for R U Insane??????


Just kidding. I haven't a clue.





posted on Mar, 11 2010 @ 05:08 AM
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Well for a joke, you got it right.

I asked someone in a thread, ARE YOU INSANE, and a mod told me to edit it.

So, time for you to come up with a riddle.

Riddle me this.



posted on Mar, 11 2010 @ 05:10 AM
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WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT??????????


I got it??????

The greatest riddle of all of this thread is that I am deaf! And I got it!



I was just being facetious!



posted on Mar, 11 2010 @ 05:13 AM
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1) What is like dramatic structure, and like a Greek column, but has a thousand eyes, wears a pointed helmet, a necklace of domestic fowl, and never sits down?

2) Everyone knows me, it is rumored that a man once drank his fill of me (much to his regret). Others prefer me in small doses, for small ills. Some describe me as the sky, the land and age a ton, fire, bird, fish, flower, I am captive, I am free. Worshiped and lost, loved and execrate, pure and corrupt, black and white. I am found in the deepest well and on the highest mountain. I am animal, vegetable, mineral. Who am I?

Here are 2 riddles submitted by wuk, hey, you are supposed to only submit one.

Will wait for Deaf alien to come up with a riddle and during I will be thinking on wuk's.

One of them I have heard. But I cannot place it right now, too much in my p brain.



posted on Mar, 11 2010 @ 05:14 AM
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To the second riddle... I think it's knowledge? You kinda gave away the answer?

Am I right?



posted on Mar, 11 2010 @ 05:16 AM
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No, I am sorry, that is incorrect. Please try again.



posted on Mar, 11 2010 @ 05:17 AM
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That is it.

Actually even if it isn't, it fits.

Riddles can have numerous answers, not just the intended one.

I have seen some riddles with numerous answers, as long as the parameters are met, it is solved.



posted on Mar, 11 2010 @ 05:18 AM
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Wisdom?



posted on Mar, 11 2010 @ 05:18 AM
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It fits, but could it be GOD? or Love?

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posted on Mar, 11 2010 @ 05:20 AM
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No I am sorry, but that is not the answer. Please try again.



posted on Mar, 11 2010 @ 05:24 AM
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Yeah, I see so many answers to that riddle. But you are right. The answer has to fit within the parameters.



posted on Mar, 11 2010 @ 05:28 AM
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Did you guys give up? It only has one answer, it is not god, or love, or wisdom, or knowledge.



posted on Mar, 11 2010 @ 05:29 AM
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Life? Gold?

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posted on Mar, 11 2010 @ 05:32 AM
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Sorry, no, it is not life, one clue, it is not an abstract.

That is right endisnighe, it is Gold.

53 BC: The Roman general and consul Marcus Licinius Crassus was reported as having been put to death by the Parthians after losing the battle of Carrhae, by being forced to drink a goblet of molten gold, symbolic of his great wealth.



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posted on Mar, 11 2010 @ 05:37 AM
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I know I have heard this riddle so the abstract helped.
Gold, sweet, when you said not abstract, that is when I remembered the black and white gold thing.

As for the first one, hopefully the 1000 eyes are not a zipper.


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posted on Mar, 11 2010 @ 05:49 AM
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1) What is like dramatic structure, and like a Greek column, but has a thousand eyes, wears a pointed helmet, a necklace of domestic fowl, and never sits down?

dramatic structure and like a greek column-flute comes to mind

thousand eyes, pointed helmet, necklace of chicken, and never sits down

still thinking



posted on Mar, 11 2010 @ 05:56 AM
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