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MIZSLE - LITHUANIAN RIDDLE

Q: KAS LEKIA BE SPARUZ? - WHAT FLYS WITHOUT WINGS?
A: VIJAS - THE WIND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (A) ; PRIVATIONAL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 03-08-1968

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT HAS ONE EYE AND CAN'T SEE?
A: A NEEDLE.

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; NOTION ITEMS (A) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT HAS ONE EYE BUT CANNOT SEE?
A: A NEEDLE.

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; NOTION ITEMS (A) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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RIDDLE

WHAT HAS AN EYE BUT CANNOT SEE?
A: A NEEDLE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; NOTION ITEMS (A) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 09-30-1967

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RIDDLE

Q: NAKED ITSELF YET IT DRESSES OTHERS.
A: A NEEDLE.

Submitter comment: TRANSLATED FROM LITHUANIAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; ANTITHETICAL ; NOTION ITEMS (A) ; STATES OF BEING (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 02-17-1971

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT ALWAYS HAS AN EYE OPEN, BUT NEVER SEES A THING?
A: A NEEDLE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; CAUSAL ; NOTION ITEMS (A) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 11-05-1967

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MIZSLE - LITHUANIAN RIDDLE

Q: MAZA MOTERELE VISAZ PASAULIZ APRENGIA. - A SMALL WOMAN DRESSES
THE WHOLE WORLD.
A: A NEEDLE. - ADATA

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; METAPHORICAL ; NOTION ITEMS (A) ; PERSONS (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 03-08-1968

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RIDDLE

Q: I HAVE TWO HOLES AND I NEED TWO FINGERS, THEN I MAKE FROM BIG
WHAT SHOULD BE LITTLE AND RIP EVERYTHING UP THAT SHOULDN'T BE
TOGETHER. WHAT AM I?
A: SCISSORS.

Where learned: HUNGARY

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; NUMBERS ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 00-00-1897

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT ALWAYS GOES UP BUT NEVER GOES DOWN?
A: AGE.

Data entry tech comment: ANOTHER EXAMPLE IS IN THE 5 X 8 CARD FILES.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; ANTITHETICAL ; NUMBERS AND MEASUREMENTS (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT DOES EVERYONE IN THE WORLD DO AT THE SAME TIME?
A: GROW OLDER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; NUMBERS AND MEASUREMENTS (A) ; PERSONS (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PETER PIPER (RIDDLE)

Q: PETER PIPER PICKED A PACK OF PICKLED PEPPERS.
HOW MANY PICKLED PEPPERS DID PETER PIPER PICK ETC.
A: (NOT GIVEN)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; NUMBERS AND MEASUREMENTS (Q) ; PERSONS (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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RIDDLE

Q: ON WHAT DAY OF THE YEAR DO WOMEN TALK THE LEAST?
A: THE SHORTEST.

Submitter comment: TRANSLATED FROM LITHUANIAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; NUMBERS AND MEASUREMENTS (A) ; PERSONS (Q)

James Callow Keyword(s): SEXISM

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 02-17-1971

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT HAS THREE FEET BUT CAN'T WALK?
A: YARDSTICK.

Data entry tech comment: ANOTHER EXAMPLE IS IN THE 5 X 8 CARD FILES.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; NUMBERS ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT GROWS LONGER THE MORE IT IS CUT?
A: A DITCH.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; CAUSAL OPPOSITIONAL ; PARTICULAR AREAS (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT GETS BIGGER AS YOU TAKE MORE AWAY FROM IT?
A: A HOLE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; CAUSAL OPPOSITIONAL ; PARTICULAR AREAS (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 10-00-1971

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TRUE RIDDLE

Q: THE MORE YOU PUT INTO IT, THE SMALLER IT GETS. THE MORE YOU TAKE
AWAY FROM IT, THE BIGGER IT GETS. WHAT IS IT?
A: A HOLE IN THE GROUND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; CAUSAL OPPOSITIONAL ; PARTICULAR AREAS (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 02-25-1970

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RIDDLE

Q: HOW CAN A FARMER PLANT 5 STRAIGHT ROWS OF TREES WITH 4 TREES IN
EACH ROW IF HE HAS ONLY TEN TREES?
A: IN A FIVE POINTED (INSIDE AND OUTSIDE) STAR SHAPE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (Q) ; NUMBERS ; PERSONS (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT IS IT THAT WOMEN DON'T HAVE AND DON'T WANT? MEN CONSIDER IT
A FINE THING TO HAVE, BUT ONCE THEY HAVE IT THEY TRY TO GET RID OF
IT?
A: A BEARD.

Submitter comment: DIRECTLY TRANSLATED FROM THE GERMAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; ANTITHETICAL ; PARTS OF THE BODY (A) ; PERSONS (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 11-01-1968

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RIDDLE

Q: THEY HEAR EVERYTHING, BUT TELL IT TO NO ONE.
A: EARS.

Submitter comment: TRANSLATED FROM LITHUANIAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; CAUSAL OPPOSITIONAL ; PARTS OF THE BODY (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 02-17-1971

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RIDDLE

Q: THEY'RE BOTH STANDING ON THE ROAD, BUT NEITHER ONE CAN SEE THE
OTHER.
A: EYES.

Submitter comment: TRANSLATED FROM LITHUANIAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; PARTICULAR AREAS (Q) ; PARTS OF THE ; PERSONS (Q)

James Callow Keyword(s): PARALLELISM? ; POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 02-17-1971

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