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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT ROOM CAN NO ONE ENTER?
A: A MUSHROOM.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): EATABLES AND DRINKS (A) ; PARTICULAR PLACE (Q) ; PRIVATIONAL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

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RIDDLE

Q: IT HAS NO TEETH, YET BITES TO THE EYES.
A: AN ONION.

Submitter comment: TRANSLATED FROM LITHUANIAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; EATABLES AND DRINKS (A) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 02-17-1971

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TRUE RIDDLE

Q: WHAT HAS ONE HUNDRED EYES BUT NEVER A NOSE?
A: A POTATO

Data entry tech comment: ANOTHER VARIANT IN U OF D FOLKLORE 5 X 8 CARD FILES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): EATABLES AND DRINKS (A) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q) ; PRIVATIONAL

James Callow Keyword(s): VEGETABLE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 02-02-1970

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT HAS MANY EYES BUT CANNOT SEE?
A: A POTATOE.

Data entry tech comment: 4 DUPLICATES IN U OF D FOLKLORE 5 X 8 CARD FILES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LETTER ; DETROIT ; TOLD IN

Keyword(s): EATABLES AND DRINKS (A) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q) ; PRIVATIONAL

James Callow Keyword(s): VEGETABLE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

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RIDDLE

Q: AS I WAS GOING ACROSS LONDON BRIDGE, I MET A MAN. I CUT HIS
THROAT AND ATE HIS MEAT AND DRANK HIS BLOOD AND THREW HIS HIDE AWAY.
A: WATERMELON.

Where learned: ALABAMA

Keyword(s): EATIBLES AND DRINKS (Q) CANNABALISM (Q) ; PARTICULAR AREA (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT S TWO ROWS OF BLACK HORSES ON A RED HILL?
A: A WATERMELON.

Submitter comment: YOU THOUGHT ELEPHANT JOKES WERE BAD?

Where learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): ANIMALS (Q) COLOR ; NUMBERS ; PARTICULAR AREA (Q) COLOR

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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MIZSLE - LITHUANIAN RIDDLE

Q: ATLIKE PAUKSTIS BE SPARUUZ, IZKANDO IMOGUZ BE DANTIZ.
Q: A BIRD FLEW UP WITHOUT WINGS, AND BIT A MAN WITHOUT HAVING
ANY TEETH.
A: KULKA - A BULLET

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 03-20-1968

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TRUE RIDDLE

Q: THERE IS A MAN IN A DESERT, LYING FACE DOWN DEAD. HE HAS A PACK
ON HIS BACK. HE IS ALONE. HE DIDN'T DIE OF HUNGER OR THIRST OR OF ANY
INFLICTIONS BY ANOTHER HUMAN BEING. HOW DID HE DIE?
A: THE PACK ON HIS BACK IS A PARACHUTE AND IT DIDN'T OPEN WHEN HE
JUMPED OUT OF A PLANE.

Submitter comment: YES AND NO QUESTIONS ABOUT THE RIDDLE ARE ASKED OF THE RIDDLER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): PARTICULAR AREA (Q) ; PERSON (Q) ; STATE OF BEING (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 09-26-1969

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MIZSLE - LITHUANIAN RIDDLE

Q: BIRIOJ KIRSTAS, MIESTE PIRKTAS, ANT RANKELIZ VIRKIA.
Q: CUT IN THE MEADOW, BOUGHT IN THE CITY, IT CRIES IN YOUR HANDS.
A: SMUIKAS - VIOLIN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): AN ACTION (Q) ; PART OF THE BODY (Q) PARTICULAR PLACE (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 03-20-1968

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HANDLESS - A PRIVATIONAL RIDDLE

Q: WHAT HAS TWO ARMS BUT NO HANDS?
A: AN ARMCHAIR.

Submitter comment: HEARD BY INFORMANT FIVE YEARS AGO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HUNTINGTON WOODS

Keyword(s): FURNITURE (A) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q) ; PRIVATIONAL OPPOSITIONAL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 10-28-1968

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT HAS ARMS BUT CANNOT REACH?
A: AN ARMCHAIR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): FURNITURE (A) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q) ; PRIVATIONAL OPPOSITIONAL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT HAS FOUR LEGS AND ONE FOOT?
A: A BED.

Data entry tech comment: 4 OTHER EXAMPLES IN THE 5 X 8 CARD FILES.

Where learned: TEXAS ; EDINBUROUGH

Keyword(s): FURNITURE (A) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q) ; PRIVATIONAL OPPOSITIONAL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

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RIDDLE

Q: IT HAS A HEAD, BUT IT CAN NOT THINK./ IT HAS FOUR FEET, BUT IT
CAN NOT WALK./ WHAT IS IT?
A: A BED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FURNITURE (A) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q) ; PRIVATIONAL OPPOSITIONAL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT HAS 4 LEGS AND CAN NOT WALK?
A: A BED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FURNITURE (A) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q) ; PRIVATIONAL OPPOSITIONAL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT HAS TWO ARMS AND NO HANDS?
A: A CHAIR.

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

Where learned: RUSSELL INDUSTRIAL CENTER

Keyword(s): FURNITURE (A) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q) ; PRIVATIONAL OPPOSITIONAL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 12-03-1967

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT HAS FOUR LEGS BUT CANNOT WALK?
A: A CHAIR.

Data entry tech comment: A DUPLICATE IN 5 X 8 CARD FILES

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; FURNITURE (A) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q) ; PRIVATIONAL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT HAS LEGS BUT CANNOT WALK?
A: A TABLE.

Data entry tech comment: A DUPLICATE IN 5 X 8 CARD FILES

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; FURNITURE (A) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q) ; PRIVATIONAL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 09-25-1965

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT IS GREEN ON THE MOUNTAIN, BLACK IN THE MARKET PLACE,
AND RED IN THE HOUSE?
A: CHARCOAL.

Submitter comment: DIRECTLY TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BUILDING (Q) ; NATURAL PHENOMENON (Q) ; PARTICULAR AREA (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT GOES UP AND DOWN THE STAIRS BUT CAN NEVER LEAVE THE ROOM?
A: STAIR RAIL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) PARTICULAR AREA ; ANTITHETICAL ; HARDWARE (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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RIDDLE

Q: YOU CAN HANG ME ON THE WALL , BUT IF YOU TAKE ME DOWN YOU CANNOT
PUT ME UP AGAIN.
A: WALLPAPER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) PARTICULAR AREA ; ANTITHETICAL ; HARDWARE (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 03-00-1970

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