riddles ?

Found 12th May 2008
My 8 year old daughter has come home with homework about riddles she asked me what I knew as a kid. I honestly cannot remember any so I am asking the good people of hotukdeals I need help. Clean ones please !!
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Hard to remember what riddles I knew as a kid as opposed to things I've heard since, but I think this is one I used to like:

Q: What gets wet as it dries and dries when it's wet?
A: A Towel.
Q: What cheese is made backwards?
A: Edam

Q: What english word means burning wood when you take away the first letter of the word?
A: member = m ember

Q: Feed me and I Live, Give me Drink and I Die, What Am I?
A: Fire

Q: I went to the garden and got it, when I came into the house I cried because of it.
A: An Onion

Q: What is:
The beginning of eternity
The end of time and space
The beginning of every end
And the end of every place
A: the letter "e"

Q: You are lost and alone in the woods. You stumble across an old cabin, and decide to stay there for the night. You want some heat and light, but the only things you find in the cabin are a candle, an oil lamp and a wood burning stove. You look in your pocket but you only have one match left. What do you light first?
A: the match

Q: A three year old girl, and a 100 year old man have had exactly the same amount of birthdays. How many birthdays have they had?
A: One. You celebrate your birthday every year, but the only day that is actually your birthday is the day you were born.
Q: What was the tallest mountain before Mount Everest was discovered?
A: Mount Everest

Q: A woman has 7 children, half of them are boys.
How can this be possible?
A: ALL the children are boys, so 1/2 half are boys and so is the other half.

Q: He starts and ends 2 common English words. One painfull in love, One painfull in everyday matter. Do you know what 2 words I must be?
A: Heartache and Headache.

Q: There is a common English word that is nine letters long. Each time you remove a letter from it, it still remains an English word - from nine letters right down to a single letter. What is the original word, and what are the words that it becomes after removing one letter at a time?
A: The base word is Startling - starting - staring - string - sting - sing - sin - in - I
[COLOR=sienna]What does a cat have that no other animal has? - Kittens. [/COLOR]

[COLOR=sienna]What has two heads, four eyes, six legs, and a tail?- A cowboy riding his horse. [/COLOR]

[COLOR=sienna]What always sleeps with its shoes on? - A Horse. [/COLOR]

[COLOR=sienna]What is as big as an elephant, but weighs nothing at all? - The shadow of an elephant. [/COLOR]

[COLOR=sienna]What fur do we get from a Tiger? - As fur away as possible! - [/COLOR]

[COLOR=sienna]Why do dragons sleep all day? - They like to hunt Knights. [/COLOR]

[COLOR=sienna]What has a horn but does not honk? - A rhinoceros.[/COLOR]

[COLOR=sienna]What does a cat have that no other animal has? - Kittens. … [COLOR=sienna]What does a cat have that no other animal has? - Kittens. [/COLOR]

That's not true, my sister thought she'd won the lottery...............oh she nearly had kittens
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