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John Hale
John Hale
Yarn Weaver

Dec-8-2004 01:45

Hello all.
I'm fairly new to Sleuth and I thought I might share a little hobby of mine with you all. Here's something for that sad moment when the mysteries of the day are all done.

Thousands lay up gold within this house,
but no man made it.
Spears past counting guard this house,
but no man wards it.
What is it?

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Lady Grey
Lady Grey

Jun-11-2005 14:28

I'll give everyone the answer tommorow.

Madame Giry
Madame Giry

Jun-12-2005 10:58

Jesus?

Lady Grey
Lady Grey

Jun-12-2005 12:41

Nope Madame Giry. Intelligence or Sentient Life.

The gentleman I referred to is Terry Pratchett, who refers to his carnivourous plants on every book fly leaf he writes. The Jokers are the alien race that diguised themselves as a nonsentient species when they hid on "The Darkside of the Sun" in the book of the same name. The riddle is taken from that book where everyone is looking for the place they went.

R Sweets
R Sweets

Jun-14-2005 09:31

It seems that we need some new riddles, so here is one.

A man walks into a bar and asks for a glass of water. The bartender pulls out a shotgun and points it at him. The man says thank you and leaves. Why?

R Sweets
R Sweets

Jun-14-2005 09:34

Here is one more. What is unusual about this paragraph taken from "Gatsby"?


Gatsby was walking back from a visit down in Branton Hill's manufacturing district on a Saturday night. A busy day's traffic had had its noisy run; and with not many folks in sight, His Honor got along without having to stop to grasp a hand, or talk; for a mayor out of City Hall is a shining mark for any politician. And so, coming to Broadway, a booming bass drum and sounds of singing, told of a small Salvation Army unit carrying on amidst Broadway's night shopping crowds. Gatsby, walking towards that group, saw a young girl, back toward him, just finishing a long, soulful oration ... "

Blaise Joshua
Blaise Joshua

Jun-14-2005 09:41

There are no Es in the paragraph, E being the most common letter in English.

ctown28
ctown28
Tireless Tiger

Jun-14-2005 12:10

The man has hiccups, the bartender scared them away by pulling a gun on him.

ctown28
ctown28
Tireless Tiger

Jun-14-2005 12:16


A woman had two sons who were born on the same hour of the same day of the same year. But they were not twins, and they were not adopted. How could this be so?

MarcusAndrew
MarcusAndrew

Jun-14-2005 15:53

the brothers are two of a set of triplets?

ctown28
ctown28
Tireless Tiger

Jun-14-2005 23:01

You got it Marcus


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