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RIDDLE

Q: IF I HAD A HEAD AND A TAIL BUT NO BODY? WHAT AM I?
A: A COIN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): MONETARY ITEMS (A) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q) ; PRIVATIONAL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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RIDDLE

A: A COIN.

James Callow comment: INCOMPLETE: CARD(S) MISSING

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): MONETARY ITEMS (A) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q) ; PRIVATIONAL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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RIDDLE

Q: IT HAS A HEAD. IT HAS A TAIL, BUT IT DOES NOT HAVE A BODY.
WHAT IS IT?
A: A PENNY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): MONETARY ITEMS (A) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q) ; PRIVATIONAL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT HAS A MOUTH AND A FORK BUT NEVER EATS?
A: A RIVER.

Submitter comment: I WAS ASKED THIS RIDDLE DURING THE COURSE OF CONVERSATION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): NATURAL PHENOMENA (A) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q) ; UTENSIL (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT HAS A MOUTH BUT CANNOT SPEAK?
A: RIVER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): NATURAL PHENOMENA (A) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q) ; PRIVATIONAL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 09-30-1967

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RIDDLE

Q: WITHOUT FEET, WITHOUT ARMS IT STILL CLIMBS FOR THE HEAVENS.
A: SMOKE.

Submitter comment: TRANSLATED FROM LITHUANIAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 02-17-1971

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT HAS TEETH BUT NEVER BITES?
A: A COMB

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

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

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

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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: 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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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: WHY ISN T A NOSE 12 INCHES LONG?
A: BECAUSE THEN IT WOULD BE A FOOT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 11-22-1968

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TRUE RIDDLE

Q: WHY IS IT THAT NO MAN S HAND CAN BE OVER ELEVEN INCHES ACROSS?
A: BECAUSE IF IT WAS TWELVE INCHES IT WOULD BE A FOOT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

James Callow Keyword(s): PUN

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

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RIDDLE

Q: WHY IS YOUR ARM ONLY ELEVEN INCHES LONG?
A: BECAUSE IF IT WAS TWELVE IT WOULD BE A FOOT.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

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

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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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 IS BETWEEN YOUR HAT AND YOUR HEAD?
A: HAIR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): PARTS OF THE BODY (A) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q) ; WEARABLE (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT TREE DOES EVERYONE CARRY IN HIS HAND?
A: THE PALM.

Submitter comment: DIRECTLY TRANSLATED FROM THE GERMAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): NATURAL PHENOMENA (Q) ; PARTS OF THE ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 00-00-1966

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT WALKS IN THE MORNING ON 4 LEGS, IN THE DAY ON 2, AND IN THE
EVENING ON 3?
A: A MAN.

Submitter comment: TRANSLATED FROM LITHUANIAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

James Callow Keyword(s): "LEGS" SYMBOLIZING AGE OR STAGES IN LIFE ; CANE OEDIPUS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 02-17-1971

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT HAS 6 LEGS, FOUR EYES, AND ONE TAIL?
A: A MAN RIDING A HORSE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

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

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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