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Why'd the chicken cross the road? Why indeed?

By: Tre Brock (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on August 23rd, 2013 12:00 AM.


Why did the chicken cross the road? Since mentioned in The Knickerbocker in 1847 the joke has been asked time and again and thousands of variations have been created. It was published under the Editor's Table column, one of the paper's hit columns put together by Lewis Gaylord Clark's. The answer in The Knickerbocker was 'Because it wants to get on the other side!'. The riddle was an example of anti-humor in the original column. When you first hear the question you may think the answer would more

Top Ten Riddles of Our Time

By: Tre Brock (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on August 17th, 2013 12:00 AM.


These riddles were chosen because they are so widely told and known throughout the English-speaking world. You may call them overdone, but we call them classic. You probably know most of them if not all of them but there is always the next generations head to fill with cheesy humor.Why did the chicken cross the road? Riddle #145What's black and white and red all over? Riddle #17What goes on four legs in the morning, on two legs at noon, and on three legs in the evening? Riddle #34I am more

The Riddle Dilemma

By: Justin Zablocki (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on October 29th, 2013 12:00 AM.


Riddles are fun and a good way to work your brain on a daily basis, but are most people using it to improve their brain or their ego? When you hear a riddle you have already heard in the past do you say you've heard it or do you act like you thought of the answer all by yourself? When most people hear riddles they have already heard they quickly regurgitate the answer as if they came up with it on their own and should be praised for their great intellect. Obviously this is unfounded praise more

The Giraffe Riddle

By: Justin Zablocki (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on October 31st, 2013 12:00 AM.


Facebook is one of the largest websites and pretty much everyone has an account on Facebook. Originally meant to be a person to person social network, Facebook has expanded its utility and people now use Facebook for pretty much everything. One of the newly popularized things Facebook has been used for is to riddle. This particular riddle has made its way across Facebook in the form of a game:It's 3 a.m., the doorbell rings and you wake up. Unexpected visitors! It's your parents and they are more

The Exeter Riddles

By: Tre Brock (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on August 22nd, 2013 12:00 AM.


A prized piece of literature has been hidden away in the Exeter Cathedral since the eleventh century. The Exeter book. Most of the literature from its era has been lost to religious escapades, making it one of the few pieces left from this time period. This book contains an array of Anglo-Saxon poetry including nearly a hundred riddles that have been prized for the intrigue they create. The book gives insight into how people of its time lived and behaved.The solutions of the riddles cover a more

Star Wars Riddle Quiz

By: Tre Brock (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on August 28th, 2013 12:00 AM.


The Star Wars saga is one of the greatest collections of movies ever. Through the vast plot and great characters there are a great deal of riddles that are encountered. Some of them are answered, and some are not. Here we are going to take a look at some of the greatest riddles that exist in the Star War movies. Do you know all of the answers?1. The Riddle of Princess Leia's messageThis one is easy. This isn't a riddle for the audience as much as it is for Luke. In the beginning of the first more

Six Benefits of Riddles for Children

By: Justin Zablocki (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on October 7th, 2013 12:00 AM.


In a world where children's lives are becoming increasingly more invested in social networks, it is becoming very important to find ways to bond with children and help them learn outside of these networks. A very good way of doing this is sharing riddles with children and teaching them the logic behind them. Riddles are more beneficial and can improve children's mental state in more ways than you may expect.Introduce them to intellectual humor: Laughter is important to happiness and health. more

Riddles Wisely Expounded

By: Justin Zablocki (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on August 30th, 2013 12:00 AM.


Folklore and riddles are often associated because folklore generally involves some character that is perfect or imperfect in some way. These writers of folklore associate the ability to solve and tell riddles with perfection of some sort. They use them as a method of proving wisdom and experience. The story of Samson in the bible and the story of Oedipus and the Sphinx are stories that idealize the ability to solve riddles as a trait of a hero. Whether or not you believe this, it makes for more

Riddles of Zelda

By: Justin Zablocki (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on September 3rd, 2013 12:00 AM.


One of Nintendo's many gems, The Legend of Zelda, has become one of their most important ventures. The story of Link's rescue of Princess Zelda got many gamer's into the world of RPG's. The games ability to save data allowed it to be the first handheld game that relied on a somewhat large amount of saved data. The mystical worlds of Zelda are full of mystery, puzzles, and riddles. Any true fans of the series should be able to identify these riddles:This first riddle comes from the fourteenth more

Riddles of World of Warcraft

By: Justin Zablocki (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on September 1st, 2013 12:00 AM.


In the beginning, there was Neverwinter Nights. Since then massively multiplayer online role-playing games have exploded in popularity and come to dominate the world of hardcore gamers. From lands filled with orks and elves to intergalactic battle, almost every world imaginable exists in these games. But which world reigns supreme? For most people this is easy. It not only has the most subscribers but it has become the poster-game for MMORPG's in popular culture, it was even featured in a more

Riddles of the Unwritten Kind

By: Tre Brock (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on August 18th, 2013 12:00 AM.


Usually when you think of a riddle you think of a few lines of text leading to an answer. These traditional riddles have their place, but riddles in a broader sense have a lot more meaning to our day-to-day lives. Riddles are everywhere, and with each one solved we understand more about the world around us. A riddle is a list of clues of some form that lead to a solution. Outside of literature, riddles are intriging because they have answers that relate to our lives. Riddles like this range more

Riddles of the Pokémon Games

By: Tre Brock (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on August 16th, 2013 03:56 AM.


Just like most kids of the ninety's I love all things Pokémon, especially the games. The basis of the games is that you're a kid starting a journey to become a Pokémon master and collect them all. Really the entire game is one giant collection of puzzles and riddles you must successfully complete in order to become a Pokémon master. I'm going to point out some of the more riddle-like puzzles.The most common place to encounter riddles is in the gyms of the game. You commonly have to perform a more

Riddles of The Lost Symbol

By: Justin Zablocki (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on October 14th, 2013 12:00 AM.


Robert Langdon is back for his third adventure in his very eventful life as a Harvard symbologist. The novel begins with him giving a lecture by invitation from his mentor, a Freemason Peter Solomon who is the head of the Smithsonian Institute. His mentor gave him a sealed package to keep safe years earlier and has requested he bring it. But upon arrival he learns that Solomon didn't make this request himself, but it was his kidnapper, Mal'akh. Mal'akh contacts Langdon and tells him if he more

Riddles of The Inferno (Dan Brown)

By: Justin Zablocki (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on October 14th, 2013 12:00 AM.


This novel is the most recent installation of books staring Harvard professor Robert Langdon. This novel is just as full of riddles, art, and secret societies as all of the others. This time the novel begins with him in danger rather than somebody else. He wakes up in a hospital with no recollection of the past few days. The first riddle of the book and his first riddle comes after he and one of his doctors, Sienna Brooks, escape to her apartment from an assassin who comes to the hospital to more

Riddles of The Hobbit

By: Jay Ketchum (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on July 11th, 2013 02:11 PM.


Riddles have played an important role in history, literature, film and more. Often times, the villain of a story will be a sadistic, riddle-telling genius who prides himself on being able to mentally out-wit his opponents. This is true in the case of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit." In a portion of this book , Bilbo must play Gollum's game of riddles in order to make it out with his life still in tact. Here are some of the riddles that were played in the story : "This thing all things more

Riddles of the Greeks

By: Justin Zablocki (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on October 24th, 2013 12:00 AM.


Ancient Greece was an ancient civilization that lasted from the 8th century BC to the seventh century AD. This civilization flourished and spread for centuries and was a mecca for intellectuals and artists. Most of our modern day philosophy, logic, mathematics, and literature is heavily based on ideas that were conceptualized by citizens of Ancient Greece. One niche aspect of study that these Greeks were enthused about and embraced is riddles. Many great Greeks loved, studied, and wrote more

Riddles of The Da Vinci Code

By: Justin Zablocki (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on September 26th, 2013 12:00 AM.


The Da Vinci Code is a novel from 2003 written by Dan Brown that was adapted into a movie in 2006 starring Tom Hanks and directed by Ron Howard. The story is about Professor Robert Langdon and his search for the Holy Grail. As it goes in the novel and movie, Leonardo Da Vinci was a part of a secret society that was responsible for keeping the Holy Grail safe, but he left many clues to its location in his art. The novel and movie are full of riddles that the professor must solve in order to more

Riddles of The Bible

By: Tre Brock (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on July 12th, 2013 02:17 PM.


Riddles have been used throughout history as a test of many of the greatest men, both real and mythical, to prove that they are not only men of great physical prowess and pride; but also that they have mental superiority over their peers. In the bible, like many religious texts, riddles are posed by God and many God-like men to test people and expose their vices. One simple riddle from the bible that is somewhat on the lighter note : Three things are never satisfied; four never say, "Enough" more

Riddles of Stephen King

By: Justin Zablocki (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on October 9th, 2013 12:00 AM.


Stephen King is a great contemporary writer of novels like "The Shining" and "Pet Cemetery". He has sold millions of copies of his novels and many of them have been adapted into movies. Aside from writing great novels, he also writes a good riddle. Here is one of his riddles from the Dark Tower series:Not chest or box is now discussed. Money can be held in it, but just as we test its metal, within it there is rust.The answer to this riddle is trust. This riddle is a part of the riddle more

Riddles of Socrates

By: Justin Zablocki (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on October 21st, 2013 12:00 AM.


Socrates was a great Greek Philosopher who lived from 469 BC to 399 BC. His life and his ideas mark one of the most drastic transformations in philosophical ideals in human history. Before him there had been an array of other philosophers in Greek society but they all had different ideologies. These varying philosophies did not survive nearly as well as Socrates' own, especially since a lot of his own ideas still survive to this day. The train of thought often regarded as being the first is more