RIDDLES/BRAINTEASERS=== And I DO have the answers this time

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by victoria, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. victoria

    victoria New Member

    OK first the riddles... I'll post the answers later. And yes, I DO have the answer THIS time!!!

    1- I cannot be felt, seen or touched;
    Yet I can be found in everybody;
    My existence is always in debate;
    Yet I have my own style of music.
    What Am I?

    2- No legs have I to dance,
    No lungs have I to breathe,
    No life have I to live or die
    And yet I do all three.
    What am I?

    3- There is a common English word that is nine letters long. Each time you remove a letter from it, it still remains an English word - from nine letters right down to a single letter. What is the original word, and what are the words that it becomes after removing one letter at a time?

    4- What 7 letter word becomes longer when the third letter is removed?

    5- On a fine sunny day a ship was in the harbor. All of a sudden the ship began to sink. There was no storm and nothing wrong with the ship yet it sank right in front of the spectators eyes.
    What caused the ship to sink?

    6- What is the longest word in the dictionary? (be careful...)

  2. ckball

    ckball New Member

    Hi there- where do you find this stuff??

    I think number one is a soul


    3 I got it in a email once but can't think of it now

    4 no clue

    5. the tide went out

    6 again no clue

    hey I tried- Carla
  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Up to your old tricks, huh?

    Well, let's see. I agree w/ Carla on most of these: 1, 3,5.

    The boat could be made out of ice, but I think tide going out is better.

    The longest word in "dictionary" is "dictionary". Alternatively, think I heard this when I was a kid. It's smiles because the two "esses" are a mile apart.

    For answer two, the wind?

    4. Lounger.

    That's all, Folks

  4. 4everkid

    4everkid New Member

    1. I like Carla's answer
    2. Fire
    3. ?, but anxious to find out
    4. ?
    5. Was it a submarine?
    6. Antidisestablishmentarianism. I got that idea from a tv baby!
  5. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member


    I found it. You can see it on Youtube.

    Pretty tricky, Victoria.

  6. victoria

    victoria New Member

    y'all did better than I did, that's for sure!



    If you don't want to look yet... avoid the rest of this post!

    1 - I'm a Soul.

    2- Fire

    3-The base word is Startling - starting - staring - string - sting - sing - sin - in - I


    5- The Submarine Captain ordered the crew to dive

    6- sMILEs (there is a mile between the two s's)

  7. kellyann

    kellyann New Member

    That was good!