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COUNTRY RIDDLE

Q: WHAT IS FOUND IN THE CENTER OF AUSTRALIA AND AMERICA?
A: THE LETTER R

Where learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATED MATTER (A) ; PARTICULAR AREAS (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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FINNISH RIDDLE

Q: TWO MEN, TWELVE COUNTRIES, PLAYING IN EVERY COUNTRY.
KAKSI MIESTA, KAKSITOISTA MAANPAIKKAA, JOKA MAANPAIKASSA SOITETAAN.
A: A CLOCK. ( KELLO.)

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; FINLAND

Keyword(s): HOUSEHOLD ITEMS (A) ; PARTICULAR AREAS (Q) ; PERSONS (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 10-00-1968

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DIAMONDS (RIDDLE)

Q: WHERE DO THEY KEEP THE LARGEST DIAMONDS IN DETROIT?
A: ON THE BASEBALL FIELDS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CLOTHES (Q) ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (Q) ; PARTICULAR AREAS (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT KIND OF A FARM IS IT WHERE ONLY WOODEN BOXES ARE PLANTED,
AND ONLY MARBLE STONES GROW UP?
A: A CEMETERY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): NATURAL PHENOMENA (Q) ; PARTICULAR ; PARTICULAR AREAS (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 10-00-1967

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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: WHAT IS ROUND ON THE END AND HIGH IN THE MIDDLE?
A: C-H-I-C

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

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Keyword(s): LITERAL ; PARTICULAR AREAS (A) ; STATES OF BEING (Q)

James Callow Keyword(s): ENVELOPE PARALLELISM ; OHIO

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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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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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT IS THE SHORTEST BRIDGE IN THE WORLD?
A: THE BRIDGE OF YOUR NOSE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): METAPHORICAL ; PARTICULAR AREAS (Q) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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MIZSLE - LITHUANIAN RIDDLE

Q: MIZSLUZ TEVAS KLANE GULI. - THE FATHER OF RIDDLES IS SLEEPING IN
THE GULLY.
A: LIESUVIS - YOUR TONGUE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 03-07-1968

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TRUE RIDDLE

Q: A MAN TAKES AN ELEVATOR TO THE 5TH FLOOR OF A TALL BUILDING AND
THEN HE WALKS UP TO THE ELEVENTH FLOOR. WHEN HE FINISHED HIS BUSINESS
HE TAKES THE ELEVATOR DOWN'TO THE FIRST FLOOR. WHY DIDN T HE TAKE
THE ELEVATOR ALL THE WAY UP TO THE 11TH FLOOR?
A: THE MAN WAS A MIDGET AND COULD ONLY REACH THE 5TH FLOOR BUTTON.

Submitter comment:

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

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; NUMBERS AND MEASUREMENTS (Q) ; PARTICULAR AREAS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 09-26-1969

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RIDDLE

Q: WHY DOES UNCLE SAM WEAR RED, WHITE, AND BLUE SUSPENDERS?
A: TO HOLD UP THE UNITED STATES.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): ACTION ; CLOTHES (Q) COLOR ; PARTICULAR AREAS (A) ; PERSONS (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

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RIDDLE

Q: THIRTY WHITE HORSES/ UPON A RED HILL./ NOW THEY STAMP,/ NOW THEY
CHAMP,/ NOW THEY STAND STILL.
A: TEETH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

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

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Riddle True Riddle

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