Author Topic: Can you solve this riddle?  (Read 90103 times)

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1200 on: 20 Jun 2018, 08:26 »
I can show you the world,
And yet hide it from you.
I can preserve a beautiful sunset forever,
So that you won't have to watch it.
I can give you contact with everyone you know,
But you'll rarely notice a new person again.
I can make waiting hours for a taxi not matter,
Because you're already home if you have me.

What am I?
Instagram or some crap like that

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1201 on: 20 Jun 2018, 08:38 »
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a Smartphone?

YES!!!
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And I should have known that someone else living in Japan would get it. I don't see anything close to the level of ridiculous behavior that they cause here happening when I go back to Australia.

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1202 on: 20 Jun 2018, 10:58 »
At first I thought it was something to do with Aladdin. (laugh)

Here’s one.

If you have me, you have less. But you look better. What am I?

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1203 on: 20 Jun 2018, 13:04 »
At first I thought it was something to do with Aladdin. (laugh)

Here’s one.

If you have me, you have less. But you look better. What am I?

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A haircut!

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1204 on: 20 Jun 2018, 13:08 »
At first I thought it was something to do with Aladdin. (laugh)

Here’s one.

If you have me, you have less. But you look better. What am I?

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A haircut!
Yep.
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I had just had my hair cut about 30 minutes before I set that riddle.

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1205 on: 20 Jun 2018, 13:14 »
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I had just had my hair cut about 30 minutes before I set that riddle.

I was actually going to ask if you had thought of that one
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while having a haircut. (laugh)

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1206 on: 21 Jun 2018, 04:53 »
A man shaves several times a day, yet he still has a beard. Who is he?

Mandle

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1207 on: 21 Jun 2018, 05:00 »
A man shaves several times a day, yet he still has a beard. Who is he?

Rumpelstiltskin?

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1208 on: 21 Jun 2018, 05:05 »
no rumpled stilt skins here, (laugh)

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1209 on: 21 Jun 2018, 05:18 »
A barber?

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1210 on: 21 Jun 2018, 06:21 »
That would be the one!

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1211 on: 21 Jun 2018, 08:28 »
Hmmmm, I'm a bit skeptical that the verb "shave" can be used on it's own to describe the act of shaving someone else.

Test Case:

"Hello, may I speak to the barber?"
"I'm sorry, he can't come to the phone right now."
"Why not?"
"He's shaving."

I'm pretty sure that that last sentence's correct form is "He's shaving a customer." otherwise it means "He's shaving himself." by default.

Riddles can cheat a little with language and get away with it though so: Nice one!!!

Andail

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1212 on: 21 Jun 2018, 10:40 »
At first I thought it was something to do with Aladdin. (laugh)

Here’s one.

If you have me, you have less. But you look better. What am I?

'Youth' would work too. You have less age/life. Maybe?