Clicks and Giggles: Riddle Me This

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I hereby revive this thread! And seeing as nothing's happened in a while, I'm butting in front of Panzervaughn.

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Explain your reasoning. (now I feel like a grade school math teacher >_>)
There are two answers I will accept. Hint: they're not "the chicken" and "the egg"

Aiedail256:
I hereby revive this thread! And seeing as nothing's happened in a while, I'm butting in front of Panzervaughn.

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Explain your reasoning. (now I feel like a grade school math teacher >_>)
There are two answers I will accept. Hint: they're not "the chicken" and "the egg"

Alright, if it's not "the chicken" and not "the egg", I must ask you a question. Is the answer a binary response?

The Thinker:
Alright, if it's not "the chicken" and not "the egg", I must ask you a question. Is the answer a binary response?

You're very subtly misinterpreting my hint. And by binary, do you mean one of two that are opposites? For example, "up" and "down" would be possibilities, but "watermelon" and "grape" wouldn't? If so, no.

Aiedail256:

The Thinker:
Alright, if it's not "the chicken" and not "the egg", I must ask you a question. Is the answer a binary response?

You're very subtly misinterpreting my hint. And by binary, do you mean one of two that are opposites? For example, "up" and "down" would be possibilities, but "watermelon" and "grape" wouldn't? If so, no.

By "a binary response" I meant "either 'yes' or 'no'", but I was trying to say it in a way that would confuse the other riddlers. In hindsight, kind of stupid. Sorry.

Hmm... alphabetically, and in reference to your question, "the chicken" comes first, but in reality the egg came first. However, assuming your "hint" wasn't just a way of repeating "explain your answer", neither of those are correct, depleting my stash of answers. I must ponder this further...

Depends who asks the question. In your case, "the chicken" came before "the egg" in the sentence, so in fact you answer your own riddle. Now stop cracking yolks and ask us a properly fowl riddle.

Aiedail256:
Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

The rooster.

the dinosaur egg.

Aiedail256:
I hereby revive this thread! And seeing as nothing's happened in a while, I'm butting in front of Panzervaughn.

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Explain your reasoning. (now I feel like a grade school math teacher >_>)
There are two answers I will accept. Hint: they're not "the chicken" and "the egg"

Neither. The universe came first.

I hereby re-revive this thread...

What is greater than God,
More evil than the devil,
Poor people have it,
Rich people need it,
And people who eat it die?

Hyperrhombus:
I hereby re-revive this thread...

What is greater than God,
More evil than the devil,
Poor people have it,
Rich people need it,
And people who eat it die?

Nothing. Or me. Pick one.

The Thinker:
Neither. The universe came first.

Alright, I'll be more specific: of the chicken and the egg, which came first?

The Thinker:

Hyperrhombus:
I hereby re-revive this thread...

What is greater than God,
More evil than the devil,
Poor people have it,
Rich people need it,
And people who eat it die?

Nothing. Or me. Pick one.

Spot on!

Aiedail256:

The Thinker:
Neither. The universe came first.

Alright, I'll be more specific: of the chicken and the egg, which came first?

the egg. the dinosaur egg.

the answer is clearly Dinosaurs.

I say this because of the theory of evolution. Chickens are birds, and birds are descended from Dinousaurs. However, in this respect, it would probably be more realistic to say the (dinosaur) egg came first.

Aiedail256:
Alright, I'll be more specific: of the chicken and the egg, which came first?

I'd have to say that this question has been around so long that many answers, as seen above, have been created and accounted for. Thus, my vote is for you to either pick an answer someone provided as correct, or explain your own logic, either way allowing us to move to the next riddle.

Hyperrhombus:

Aiedail256:

The Thinker:
Neither. The universe came first.

Alright, I'll be more specific: of the chicken and the egg, which came first?

the egg. the dinosaur egg.

Technically still not completely right, but I'll certainly give that to you. The answers I was prepared to accept were:
a) the egg, because there were egg-laying species long before chickens evolved
b) if you think of the question in the traditional sense: the chicken or the chicken egg, then the answer is, it depends on whether you associate the "species of an egg" with the animal that laid it or the animal that hatched from it. What we call "chicken" today used to be a different species, but it evolved into chickens. So there was, theoretically, a point where an almost-chicken gave birth to the first chicken. If you consider the species of an egg to be associated with what laid it, the chicken came first, because the first chicken egg had to have been laid by a pre-existing chicken. If, on the other hand, you associate the species of an egg with what hatched from it, the first chicken hatched from the first chicken egg, so the egg came first.

Aiedail256:

Hyperrhombus:

Aiedail256:
Alright, I'll be more specific: of the chicken and the egg, which came first?

the egg. the dinosaur egg.

Technically still not completely right, but I'll certainly give that to you. The answers I was prepared to accept were:
a) the egg, because there were egg-laying species long before chickens evolved
b) if you think of the question in the traditional sense: the chicken or the chicken egg, then the answer is, it depends on whether you associate the "species of an egg" with the animal that laid it or the animal that hatched from it. What we call "chicken" today used to be a different species, but it evolved into chickens. So there was, theoretically, a point where an almost-chicken gave birth to the first chicken. If you consider the species of an egg to be associated with what laid it, the chicken came first, because the first chicken egg had to have been laid by a pre-existing chicken. If, on the other hand, you associate the species of an egg with what hatched from it, the first chicken hatched from the first chicken egg, so the egg came first.

Nice reasoning!

Also, since The Thinker has already solved my riddle, I pass the baton on to him. Riddle us, Thinker!

Riddle time! Also, due to the fact that we call unfertilized chicken eggs (contains no chicken) "chicken eggs", it totally has to due with what laid the egg. moving on:

Two short strangers, divided on racial terms, met almost facing each other. One was far from her home, the second had never left. The second one, feeling trapped, took advantage of a newly-passed law to flee quickly towards the first stranger, hoping to pass her by. The first stranger merely side-stepped behind the second, killing her in the process. Doing so, she became one step closer to royalty.

What the hell just happened?

I apologize if the above riddle is too easy/hard.

Does this have anything to do with War and countries? Just a hunch.

This is a chess game. The two strangers are pawns. Capture via en passant.

Also, since I'm not one for giving riddles, anyone can take my spot (assuming I'm right, of course.)

j1-2themax:
This is a chess game. The two strangers are pawns. Capture via en passant.

Yeppers.

In the jungle you must wait, until the dice read five or eight.

Humanfactor:
In the jungle you must wait, until the dice read five or eight.

...Is it a board game?

Jumanji
Not much of a riddle, though.

next riddle?

I guess I'll restart this.

Two doors stand before you, one leads to heaven, the other leads to hell. Guarding these two doors are two men. One says nothing but lies while the other always tells the truth. Without knowing which door leads where, and which man is the liar, how do you find the door to heaven with only one question?

(Apologies if this one has been done before in this thread but I don't feel like going through 25 pages)

Ask the question, "would the other man say this door leads to the centre of the Labyrinth, oops, I mean 'heaven'?"

This allows the liar to impact on the statement, thus giving the same answer no matter who is asked, with the answer given being false. So go through the door indicated if the answer is no, otherwise go through the other one.

Three villagers were vying to be the next wise-one of the village as the current wise-one was stepping down. To break the deadlock, the wise-one set a challenge. The three challengers were blind-folded and had a red or green dot painted on their forehead and were then placed in a circle facing one another.

The wise one spoke, "You each have either a red or a green dot painted on your forehead. Know that either one or none of you have a red dot on your forehead. You may not speak save to say a single word - that of the colour of the dot on your forehead. The first one to correctly deduce the colour of his own dot shall take my place as wise-one. Go!"

The blindfolds were then removed and the three sat looking at each other's dots and contemplating. Minutes passed, and then one challenger confidently proclaimed, "Green!"

The wise-one removed a silver mirror to show the challenger the truth. With a knowing nod the challenger handed the mirror back and claimed the title of wise-one.

The riddle is: How many red dots were there and how did the winning challenger determine the colour of the dot on their forehead to be green?

Dread Skavos:

The riddle is: How many red dots were there and how did the winning challenger determine the colour of the dot on their forehead to be green?

There were no red dots. The winner saw that neither of the other two men had red dots, for if one of them did then the other could also see the red dot and would've immediately answered green. Since neither of the losers had red, the winner could then deduce that he couldn't have a red dot, since either of the other two men would've seen it and then answered green.

(Heard a similar riddle some time back, but it involved different colored hats and prisoners)

King Henry the VIII gave his wife a bottomless container to hold flesh and blood. What was it?

You are correct, sir. Your riddle's answer is a wedding ring. That's an old classic.

The next riddle be:
Whoever makes it, tells it not.
Whoever takes it, knows it not.
Whoever knows it, wants it not.
What am I?

Fake Money?

supersheep13:
Fake Money?

Correct.

Next riddle?.

What gets wetter as it drys?. Am I allowed to post even though its not my turn?

xlemonytangx:
What gets wetter as it drys?. Am I allowed to post even though its not my turn?

Hope so, but the answer is a towel.

A similar riddle: what can go up a chimney down, but can't go down a chimney up?

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