What animal walks on all fours in the morning, two in the afternoon and three in the evening? Man, since he crawls as a child then walks and uses a cane when he gets older.
No sooner spoken than broken. What is it? Silence.
I am weightless, but you can see me. Put me in a bucket, and I’ll make it lighter. What am I? A hole.
What is so fragile that when you say its name, you break it? Silence.
I have a tail, and I have a head, but I have no body. I am not a snake. What am I? A coin.
What falls, but does not break. What breaks, but does not fall? Night falls and day breaks.
You throw away the outside and cook the inside. Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside. What is it? An ear of corn.
I have holes in my top and bottom, my left and right, and in the middle. Yet I still hold water. What am I? A sponge.
What can run, but never walks
Has a mouth but never talks,
Has a head but never weeps,
Has a bed but never sleeps?
I never was, am always to be,
No one ever saw me, nor ever will,
And yet I am the confidence of all
To live and breathe on this terrestrial ball.
What am I?
I am the black child of a white father, a wingless bird, flying even to the clouds of heaven. I give birth to tears of mourning in pupils that meet me, even though there is no cause for grief, and at once on my birth I am dissolved into air. What am I? Smoke.
Pronounced as one letter and written with three.
Two letters there are, but two only in me.
I’m double, I’m single,
I’m black, blue, and gray.
I’m read from both ends,
Yet the same either way.
What am I?
The final conundrum: How can we get ourselves into this mess?
Answer: I’ll let you know if I ever figure it out. Or, if you get there first, call me. I’ll be waiting!