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[one] What is that which goes with a car, comes with a car, is of no use to a car, and yet the car cannot go without it?

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[two]It stands on one leg with its heart in its head.

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[three]It's been around for millions of years, but it's no more than a month old right now. What is it?

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[four]A white dove flew down by the castle. Along came a king and picked it up handless, ate it up toothless, and carried it away wingless.

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[five]As I went across the bridge, I met a man with a load of wood which was neither straight nor crooked. What kind of wood was it?

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[six]What belongs to you but others use it more than you do?

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[seven]What goes up the chimney down, but can't go down the chimney up?

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[eight]What is is that you will break even when you name it?

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[nine]What connects two people but touches only one?

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[ten]The more you take away from it, the larger it becomes?

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[eleven]I am the beginning of sorrow, and the end of sickness. You cannot express happiness without me, yet I am in the midst of crosses. I am always in risk, yet never in danger. You may find me in the sun, but I am always in darkness.

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[twelve]What is put on a table, cut, but never eaten?

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[thirteen]Who are the two brothers who live on opposite sides of the road yet never see each other?

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[fourteen]What holds water yet is full of holes?

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[fifteen]Though it is not an ox, it has horns; though it is not an donkey, it has a pack-saddle; and wherever it goes it leaves silver behind. What is it?

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[sixteen]Lives without a body, hears without ears, speaks without a mouth, and which is begun only by air.

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[seventeen]A hundred-year-old man and his head one night old.

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[eighteen]What goes into the water red and comes out black?

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[nineteen]What goes into the water black and comes out red?

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[twenty]When one does not know what it is, then it is something; but when one knows what it is, then it is nothing.

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Noise
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The letter S
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A sponge
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A cabbage
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Red-hot metal
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The moon
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A lobster
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Your name
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A pack of cards
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A hole
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A snail
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A riddle, of course!
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Snow (the dove) melted by
the sun (the king)
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Fresh snow (the head) on
a tree stump (the old man)
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Silence
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Sawdust
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Eyes
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A wedding ring
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An umbrella
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An echo
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