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Updated on April 25, 2015
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Good Riddles, Hard Riddles, Thinking Riddles, and Riddles to Make Your Brain Hurt!

Original Riddles, hopefully Good! Yes, I've personally written all these riddles, and I'll bet you can write a riddle too - add it on this page if you can!

You be the judge. Be gentle, it's my first time. Ok, yah sure I write poems and song lyrics but Riddles are my latest fun.

Do you remember "Carnac The Magnificent" on the Johnny Carson show, well tackling the "creation" of riddles has taken on the same concept: Start with the answer, then put together a riddle.

As the riddles enter my noodle, I just add them on this page. Couldn't stop making up riddles one day, then thought 'why not create a page where I could compile them' ! Genius, I know.

Good Luck!

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Thinking Riddles

"I had to think to write them...I think?"


They belong to you

They belong to me

They can make you feel happy

or make you feel blue

They never end

until the day you do?


They say it can come from your ears

it can also generate fear

some people love to do it

indirectly some chew it

it's not welcome in a house

it's quiet as a mouse

What, pray tell, can it be?


I keep stuff in

I'm usually on top

I can sit to the right

to the left

or the middle

I'm used to go pow

Can you figure me out now

or do I have you baffled

with this very heady riddle?


People love to get good ones

but the bad ones do come

you're guaranteed to get some

so take them and run

they will get things done

The Biggest Riddle Book in the World!

Hard Riddles

It's not soft riddles, it's hard riddles...


It flattens things,

and without it,

it flattens you

It's in food

It's in buildings

It's in bridges too

Is this too hard?

or too soft for you?


I'm a girls name

sometimes you break me

sometimes you chew

I'm sour

I'm salty

yet also bad for you

but most people love me

they truly do,


You write them

you get them

you give them

you hate them

you love them

you dread them

you need them

but you probably never

ever want them


Wear me in any kind of weather

Shine the Sun on me

and I'm gone forever

Salt me and I disappear

Yuk! Just keep me out of your beer

Women love me

and so do men

especially at that time of year

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Humorous Wall Decal for Stress Release

Jokes Riddles

Jokes in Riddles? I don't get it??


Some can hurt

others don't

some can teach

others won't

some are stupid

others smart

and some will take them

right to heart


Jokes are in it

Riddles too

the topics range

from 'tears' to 'how-to'

It costs nothing for me

and nothing for you

do you know what I am

the answer rhymes too?


When grownups do this it may annoy

but is usually cute by a little girl or boy

sometimes it's triggered by the dumbest things

it can even be triggered when someone sings

don't get started

you may not stop

and the full blown version

can hurt your side a lot


Sometimes People are

but that's not nice to say

Sometimes Jokes are

with that you can get away

Sometimes Leaders are

sorry, it's said everyday

Sometimes Riddles are

but not this one anyway

Can you guess what "are" is

here's the last clue

it is as it does

I practically gave this one to you!!

Puzzles, Riddles

Puzzles and Riddles...Huh??? I'm still confused?


I can do this to you

even with this riddle too,

It's what's left when something's cut

that grows from the ground,

not totally wasted

can be a place to sit on or around,

they're everywhere too

I really don't think this ones hard

in fact, you may already have one

in your very own backyard


This can make your head spin

thinking this way or that

this can make you wonder,

but relaxation can help you combat

this is an annoying emotional state

that can make you feel like a big dingbat

but once you get your head together

you'll feel clearer that's for sure

it's not a sickness, or an ailment,

or anything that needs a cure

More Riddles to Fry Your Brain!


I am a word that has three letters

but I'm actually six letters long

I'm used when thinking

or trying to figure

what may have gone wrong

here is a clue that may help you,

four of my letters are the same

and the first three letters spell

a body part

or an animals name

What word am I?


OOPS! I Forgot to Pee! - Read this poem to find the word - the word is in it.


It's a new technology

with many different names

you may never get this one

if you know nothing about mainframes

it will be a household term

in a few short years

but you may never use it

if you have computer fears

so what's new out there

in this techno-world?

or has the answer already unfurled?

or is this taking you a really long time

well fine!

here's your last clue

the first and last letter's

of this techie word rhyme

What word am I?


It's made in your own

it's a picture too

and it can project to others

something about you

Treasure Hunting Riddles Continued...


It's said we all have one

those who believe never doubt

that everyone's included

no one is left out

We also say it to mean there's only one

and spelled quite differently

we use it to run

But wait, don't be confused

I'll give you some pity

When spoken outloud

it's the name of a city


I Don't Live In This List The Word is in this Page


If you have one of these

it could be a nightmare

but there are some who

simply won't care

this can break people up

or says "mind your own"

but sounds like a fun day

out at the fair

Does Your Brain Hurt Yet, Just In Case HERE's a FEW More!


It's this gorgeous actors first name

but we use the shorter version to call this sexy man

plus he's a very famous "Jack"

and I bet you'de "Catch Him If you Can"

Astrology comes to mind

when trying to figure this one out

cause this is used to describe an animal

with a lot of scary clout

So guess it, if you know it,

or head over to the "Clue" page

and remember that this animal name

associates with birthday age


I am one word

but I look like 2

the first part being

a direction clue

the second part is

a heavy machine

with plenty to do

but put together these words are one...

its referenced on computers

to take something you need

and sometimes its fast

depending on your internet speed

What word am I?

RIDDLES 22 & 23 ...Go Ahead Solve these Ones!


It's something you can attend

or something you can do

it can give you really sore feet

and there's different types too

it can describe circling the truth

or make the sky lose it's blue

cause some people do it

to bring rain down on you


Many things do this

including some trees

holding a baby

we do it for sleep

all buildings and bridges

do this unseen

it allows play in the structure

but won't visually lean

so what could I be

I'll give you one final clue

one word in this riddle

rhymes with me too

In case you missed it, here's where you find ALL the ANSWERS

ADD YOUR OWN RIDDLES if You WANT, or Just Let Us Know How You Did!

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 2 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Hi Merry, thanks for giving them a try, didn't take me that long, the darn things just roll out of head like the sayings I write for cards lol it's a gift? quirk maybe.

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      Merry Citarella 2 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      This was so much fun. Still thinking about some, but trying not to peek! It must have taken a long time to put it together--thanks for sharing the fun!

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      @bravewarrior, lol well that's still better than some! thanks for giving them a try :)

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      You're giving me too much credit. I answered 9 out of twelve. Of those one was right on and two could have been redeemed as contenders.

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      @bravewarrior lmao! hey you did pretty good to get so many!

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      This is genius! I stopped trying to answer at number 12 and of those, I could only come up with 9. I'll have to come back later. Hell, who am I kidding? I'm gonna go into the link and cheat!

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      @junecampbell: Thanks very much!

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      June Campbell 3 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      You have a wonderful talent for this. Great lens!

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Wow, have to come back to this when I have more time. Amazing that you made these all yourself. Such talent! And for your first lens? I'm so impressed!

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      @DeborahDian: Thank you!

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      Deborah Carr 3 years ago from Orange County, California

      I love your riddles. You're so creative!

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      Kathryn Grace 3 years ago from San Francisco

      That was fun! I'll have to come back sometime and see if I can get more of them. (I didn't peek!)

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      @MelaniePaige13: gosh I laughed when I read this - yes go ahead and get some payback :)

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      sousababy 3 years ago

      Very well done - loved it.

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      Melanie Paige 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Love this lens, I got riddle Eighteen correct, though it took me a few extra reads to understand the part where we run, haha. I know these are your riddles, but could I test someone at my gym with a couple? I will tell him where I got them of course (I always give credit where credit is due :) ). He gave me 2 riddles, both of which I couldn't get, and I had about a week and a half to try to figure them out. I googled one, the other he told me the answer to. I would really like to pay him back for that mental torture, and these would be perfect :)

      I love riddles; they make you think, then when you know the answer, it's so obvious.

      Amazing lens, thank you for sharing :)

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      candy47 3 years ago

      That was fun!!! Great lens :))

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      tonyleather 3 years ago

      What a fabulous lens! Really puts the little grey cells to the test! Well done!

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      @TanoCalvenoa: thank you :)

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      TanoCalvenoa 3 years ago

      I'm quite amazed that you came up with so many of these, and they're good ones too. Well done.

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      Dawn 3 years ago from Maryland, USA

      wow! I'm usually pretty good at riddles..but these are stumping me for the most part. Nice Lens! thank you!

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      @GabrielaFargasch: Thank you :)

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      GabrielaFargasch 3 years ago

      Wow!! These are awesome!

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      SBPI Inc 4 years ago

      I like this lens. Cute idea.

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      ConvenientCalendar 4 years ago

      These are great riddles! I am a big fan of riddles!

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      Happy to sprinkle some angel dust here - I am stumped and slapping myself at some of these.

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      Ruthi 4 years ago

      What fun! I think I could wile away the day trying to solve your good riddles! Love the riddle T-Shirts!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      What fun riddles! I got candy right!

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      Aunt-Mollie 4 years ago

      This is a treasure trove of riddles. Since Biblical times, people have loved riddles. Samson, particularly comes to mind. Enjoyed.

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      dwindhaus lm 4 years ago

      This is a very cool lens. Makes the brain work.

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      InfoCoop 4 years ago

      Kudos! Wish I had one percent of the creative power of your brain. Amazing!

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      May Matthew 4 years ago

      It was fun to work out the riddles. Thank you!

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      mouse1996 lm 5 years ago

      Very fun article. :-)

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      Alana-r 5 years ago

      Great riddles, thanks for the answers to the ones i didn't get also.

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      Kay 5 years ago

      You've got some tough ones here! I liked your video. Another wonderful page!

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      pcgamehardware 5 years ago

      I like riddles too and this is a great lens... Some of these riddles were a little hard for me, but maybe it's because I'm a little slow... LOL...

      Nice lens.

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      batsinthebelfry 5 years ago

      I love good riddles and you have some doozies here

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      Dancing Cowgirl Design 5 years ago from Texas

      You got to find the answers now!!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Great riddles. You had me stumped.

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      ljastangs21 6 years ago

      Cool lens. I own a riddles site maybe you can get some content from there and link me...

      check out

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      AsianMarketplace 6 years ago

      Well written!

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      efriedman 6 years ago

      Clever page with riddles.

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      thesuccess2 6 years ago

      I'm gonna be so annoyed when I read the answers!!

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      Francis Luxford 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Really fun lens. Let's see how many I can get...

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      NYThroughTheLens 6 years ago

      I absolutely love this lens. Great idea and great execution of it. Bookmarking (I am a shameless riddle-lover :) ).

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      mattseefood lm 6 years ago

      Loooooooooooooots of riddles here! Great lens :)

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      flipflop4161 6 years ago

      I thought that was really fun and creative

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      lizziehumphreys1 6 years ago

      cute lens! :) thanks for commenting on my lens How to Lose Weight the Easy Way!

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      momsfunny 6 years ago

      What a fun idea

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This is so much fun. Thank You!

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      Dinostore 6 years ago

      Yay for procrastination! Your lens is very addictive :) Thumbs up and fav'd.

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      jvsper63 6 years ago

      Nice riddles.Love this lens Great job!!! Joni

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      JoshK47 6 years ago

      Awesome Lens! I absolutely love riddles.

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      Mary Norton 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Very interesting. I remembered as a child listening to people invesnt these riddle sin some evening socials

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      bnm992 6 years ago

      how many riddles are on this page

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      bnm992 6 years ago

      how old is this sight

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      bnm992 6 years ago

      Answer: A woman shoots her husband means she shoot him with camera. Then she holds him under water means, she was in developing procedure of picture she hold his picture 5 min under water. Then She hangs his picture.

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      bnm992 6 years ago

      A woman shoots her husband.

      Then she holds him under water for over 5 minutes.

      Finally, she hangs him.

      But 5 minutes later they both go out together and enjoy a wonderful dinner together.

      How can this be?

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      beyond-cooking 6 years ago

      I love a good riddle and well done on being so creative

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      Krafick 6 years ago

      Nice lens.

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      @NanaPoppins LM: pretty cool tip, thx!

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      NanaPoppins LM 6 years ago

      Easy way to figure out which side of your brain is dominant is to point to a stationary object, then close one eye if you finger is straight with the object you are that side dominant. When you switch eyes you will see your finger is off. Just saying.. Lol great lens!

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      Amelia7410 6 years ago

      THanks for writing this lens, I always start of my lessons with riddles and you have some new and nice riddles I can use with my students.

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      bnm992 6 years ago

      i don't know the answer. i have been trying to figuer it out for the past two weeks

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      bnm992 6 years ago

      here is a riddle. A man was to be sentenced, and the judge told him, "You may make a statement. If it is true, I'll sentence you to four years in prison. If it is false, I'll sentence you to six years in prison." After the man made his statement, the judge decided to let him go free. What did the man say?

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      pumpnut lm 6 years ago

      Clever fun. Kept me busy for awhile. Thanks!

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      VincentEllis 6 years ago

      Lol, i'm so bad a riddles, nice lens!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      nice blog. thank you

      I will comment here again once we do.

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      BethRudkin1 7 years ago

      Good lens, there's so many! I'll have to come back later to look at the rest. I got quite a few of them but some of them stumped me. Well done for making them all up.

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      VJYoung 8 years ago

      Do you have any riddles about road litter?

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      What do the poor have, that the rich want and God fears?

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      anonymous 8 years ago





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      anonymous 9 years ago

      it is on of the things we fear the most,despite all it con give.It also takes awayand is constant while we live.Even in death it has its way when we no longer do. We see it in the setting sun and in the skies at nighttime too. what is it?

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      streetkids97 9 years ago

      man i have to think of more riddles

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Of these things - I have two.

      One for me - and one for you.

      And when you ask about the price,

      I simply smile and nod twice."

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 9 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Jorge-am stumped - "air" ???

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      what can you see from space...

      live in...

      and it's a shoe?

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      all is well it is empty

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      I am taken from a mine and shut up in a wooden case from which i am never released, I am used by almost everyone.What am I ?

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 9 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      To Josh Parker, "is the answer"

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      its given to me,

      its given to you,

      its given to the all,

      without it we'll all be gone

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      its given to me,

      its given to you,

      its given to the all,

      without it we'll all be gone

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      PricePiece_Marketing 9 years ago

      Great lens. I enjoyed my time spent here. 5 stars Live Streaming Video

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      it is a thing that crys when we use it.what is that thing?

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      What has roots as noobody sees,

      Is taller then trees,

      Up,up it goes,

      And yet never grows?

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      Gee_Matthews 10 years ago

      eee very cute lens,nice icebreaker--thanks!

      making me your 8th stars*****

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      your stuck in a room with two doors that look exactly the same. one leads to riches and fame and the other leads to instant death.But there are also two computers .you can only ask one question then they will both shutdown.BUT one tells the truth and one tells lies. What would be your question?

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      ForeignFilmFana 10 years ago

      What a great and different lens! I love how you designed it with links to all the answers. Your riddles are a lot of fun - definitely a 5* lens!

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      Great lens! I voted 5 stars - I invite you to check out mine too, and rate it for me! Live Streaming Video

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      MelissaLori 10 years ago

      Those are really good! Nice job!! I cheated, had to look at the answers then felt silly for not figuring it out on my own!!


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      Lady Gotrocks 10 years ago

      Cute lens!

      You are invited to join the Raising Stars group