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Riddles: It's Riddle Time!

Updated on May 15, 2013
Up for some riddles?
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Time for some mind games!

Puzzles, riddles, and board games such as chess are good brain activities. Such games are a good exercise for your mind that could help diseases such as Alzheimer's at bay. As people say, " don't let your mind rust. Keep it sharp."

When I was in grade school, a year won't pass without a "riddle time" or "bugtungan" as we call it in Tagalog with my Filipino teachers. And I will admit it was fun! Some of my classmates are even good at it. Maybe because it was the same old riddles most of the time. Imagine for 6 years in grade school hearing the same riddles, no wonder why some of them are so good at it.

And now it's time for some thinking for fun. Here's some Philippine riddles I had translated in English that hopefully will keep that mind working and be entertaining at the same time.

* What is shorter when it's standing up, taller when it's sitting down?

* A body part that is up when you're lying down, and down when you're standing up?

* What is it that's already giving out but you're still choking it?

* It cries without eyes, and it walks without feet, what is it?

* A tree but with no fruit, a leaf without a branch. What is it?

* It has four feet, but it cannot walk. What is it?

* It's not mine, it's not yours. What is it that belongs to us all?

* Pedro is hiding, but his head is showing.

* What is it that shaped like a heart, golden in color, sweet smelling and taste luscious?

* Ladies buy it, but they will just hang it.

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1. dog

Noticed that a dog is taller when it is sitting down. And is shorter when it is either standing up, or walking on it's four legs.







2. feet

Lie down in your bed and noticed your feet. "Up when your lying down, and down when you're standing up."

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3. bottle

"It's already giving out, but you are still choking it?"

Yes, you got it! Bottle.

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4. pen

"It cries without tears and it walks without feet."

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5. ladle

"A tree but with no fruit, a leaf without a branch."

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6. table

"It has four feet, but it cannot walk." It was an easier riddle than the first one, right?!

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7. Earth

It's not mine, it's not yours. What is it that belongs to us all?" The answer is Mother Earth.







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8. Pedro is hiding, but his head is showing.






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What is it that shaped like a heart, golden in color, sweet smelling and taste luscious?

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Ladies buy it, but they will just hang it.









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      dancer lover 

      6 years ago from 4411 billy bone crt louisville ky.

      I know that is what my gym teacher says we have a chess club too.

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