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Riddles

Riddles are just little mind games. They aren't nearly as odd or nonsensical as koans and have solid answers. If you just like a little teaser, then you might want to look these over.

"Voiceless it cries,
Wingless it flutters,
Toothless bites,
Mouthless mutters."

"A box without hinges, key, or lid,
Yet golden treasure inside is hid."

"You must keep it after giving it."

"As light as a feather, but you can't hold it for ten minutes."

"Has a mouth but does not speak,
Has a bed but never sleeps."

"You break it when you name it."

"Though I dance at a ball,
I am nothing at all."

"I am always hungry,
I must always be fed,
The finger I lick
Will soon turn red."

"My life can be measured in hours,
I serve by being devoured,
Thin, I am quick,
Fat, I am slow
Wind is my foe."

"The root tops the trunks
On this backward thing
That grows in he winter
And dies in the spring."

"I have legs but walk not
A strong back but work not
Two good arms but reach not
A seat but sit and tarry not."

"He who makes it needs it not
He who buys it wants it not
He who uses it knows it not."
Inazuma: These riddles are under attack by hampsters!.

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