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Postby Jesse James » Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:21 am

Bones?
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Postby Tonex » Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:57 am

Obv yes. As I always say, it's better to have an easy riddle that makes sense than a hard one written as random shit.

Roomy chambers,
Halls of stone.
Carved for centuries,
A jagged throne.
Arching cathedrals,
A hard cut prison.
Rushing water,
Pillars arisen.
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Postby Pwnage » Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:15 pm

The answer for my riddle is Hair.

And easy riddles aren't any fun. Challenging riddles play with the fabric of definition.
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Postby Tonex » Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:26 pm

It' better if the riddle at least makes sense. I don't see hair spanning the entire globe (unless maybe you're saying creatures that have hair), changing form in water, and hair doesn't compare in "size", but in length and thickness.
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Postby Pwnage » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:46 pm

Everybody around the world has hair. When you put your hair in water it changes state, but dries when on land. And hair does compare in size since length and thickness classify size. That riddle makes complete sense :P The riddle isn't impossible just because you didn't get the answer. I've told this riddle to over 20 people and most of them solve it rather quickly; the others agree that it isn't a tricky riddle even in the slightest.
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Postby Tonex » Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:21 pm

Apparently all your friends are savants. When asking for size, one asks how big is something, and no one asks "how big is your hair?" or says "Oh my hair is this big." For the covering the globe, that sort of does make sense, but is a bit in the gray area. Hair doesn't change state, but does stick together when a little wet and flow around when totally immersed, much like sand. But anyways, answer my riddle now. I won't dispute the fact that your riddles do make a certain amount of sense, but not necessarily all of it.
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Postby Jesse James » Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:05 pm

I can grow for 6 years yet premature death is common.
In water I change state, yet that state is impermanent.
These lines kind of ruined the riddle.

Hair is more or less always dead. The shaft of your hair is comprised entirely of dead cells and these cells are only briefly alive in the hair follicle to add themselves to the shaft. Left to its own devices a hair follicle will continue to add these dead cells to the hair strand for approximately 3 years before it takes a few months hiatus and the hair falls out.

Furthermore, this line doesn't really assist in identifying the object of the riddle. Because of variability in the 'life span' which in reality is just the growth cycle of the hair follicle and because of its unremarkable duration(neither being extraordinarily short or long) it doesn't really indicate anything useful.

If perhaps it only lived for 28 minutes before it died then it would narrow down the possibilities considerably. But a great many things could live approximately 6 years and die.

The "state" portion is just misleading. State to me would indicate it's state of matter. Solid, liquid or vapor. Hair does not change state when submerged, It remains a solid even if it is suspended within a liquid.

With all that said It was a better riddle than the other one and I think we could have given it a little more time. ^_^
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Postby Pwnage » Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:22 pm

Like I said, my friend created the riddle and I trusted his facts without double checking. I do remember reading that hair can continue to grow for a maximum time of 6 years. When I was doing the riddle, the change in state line also confused me. Although the riddle is slightly confusing, I've realized that my style of riddles along with the style of my friends involve a bit of misguidance in order to trick the brain on those little lines. Understanding that you guys do not feel the same way about riddles, I will posting the "tricky" riddles and stick to posting straight forward ones. x)
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Postby Tonex » Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:28 pm

Bleh, riddles need not trick the listener, but just describe in a way that is hard to understand. Two more random riddles:

White as clouds, hued as rainbows.
Filled with bliss, filled with sorrows.
Behind me some hide, planning to harm.
Others I hide, simply to charm.

I lie in a heap,
For ages I sleep,
Not even making a thrash.
But when I awake,
The ground does shake,
Not even leaving a gash.
My breath burns whole towns,
Fiery cinder rains down,
My skies are all heavy with ash.
The tremor subsides,
Away the soot glides,
Time again has ended our clash.

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In circles they race and go for a spin,
One a man, the other his twin,
The first brother long and ever so thin,
The other one short and never to win.

Black as the night,
Hard as a stone.
Ever so bright,
Only when used.
Found deep beneath,
Rocks must be blown.
Polluting the breeze,
If ever abused.
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Postby Jesse James » Sat May 11, 2013 11:10 pm

In circles they race and go for a spin,
One a man, the other his twin,
The first brother long and ever so thin,
The other one short and never to win.


Hands on a clock.

I lie in a heap,
For ages I sleep,
Not even making a thrash.
But when I awake,
The ground does shake,
Not even leaving a gash.
My breath burns whole towns,
Fiery cinder rains down,
My skies are all heavy with ash.
The tremor subsides,
Away the soot glides,
Time again has ended our clash.



A volcano.
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Postby Tonex » Sun May 12, 2013 3:44 am

Very good, now how about the ones that are actually challenging?

Roomy chambers,
Halls of stone.
Carved for centuries,
A jagged throne.
Arching cathedrals,
A hard cut prison.
Rushing water,
Pillars arisen.

Black as the night,
Hard as a stone.
Ever so bright,
Only when used.
Found deep beneath,
Rocks must be blown.
Polluting the breeze,
If ever abused.

And a new one.

Stark and cold,
As wide as old.
Pinpoint light,
Purest white.
Loss of breath,
A place of death.

And the one that even I think is a piece of shit.

White as clouds, hued as rainbows.
Filled with bliss, filled with sorrows.
Behind me some hide, planning to harm.
Others I hide, simply to charm.
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Postby Jesse James » Sun May 12, 2013 11:22 am

Roomy chambers,
Halls of stone.
Carved for centuries,
A jagged throne.
Arching cathedrals,
A hard cut prison.
Rushing water,
Pillars arisen.


I'd imagine this is a natural underground cistern or cave system with running water.


Black as the night,
Hard as a stone.
Ever so bright,
Only when used.
Found deep beneath,
Rocks must be blown.
Polluting the breeze,
If ever abused.


Coal.


Stark and cold,
As wide as old.
Pinpoint light,
Purest white.
Loss of breath,
A place of death.


The vacuum of space?

The last one I really have no idea.
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Postby Tonex » Sun May 12, 2013 6:17 pm

Good. I especially like the cave, clock, and space one. For the last one, think something you wear, but is not often nor needed to be worn.
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Postby Tonex » Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:08 am

Anyways, the answer to my last riddle is mask. Here's something that's not quite a riddle, so I'll just put the answer below.

For some reason, cats have more fur on one side than the other. This is believed to be due to the fact that cats require additional insulation when lying on cold surfaces. Which side has more fur?
<div class='spoiler_toggle'>Spoiler: click to toggle</div><div class="spoiler" style="display:none;">The outside, duh</div>
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