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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #40 on: 14 Nov 2012, 02:38 »
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Why are they wrong?
These puzzles are silly.

Because those aren't the answer that the riddle is looking for.  The puzzles may be silly, but riddles are silly.  If you don't like them, don't bother with the thread.

Seriously though, if it was THAT easy, it wouldn't be much of a puzzle.

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #41 on: 14 Nov 2012, 09:18 »
Does manga
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mean that there's something that has to be read backwards in some way?
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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #42 on: 14 Nov 2012, 10:15 »
Nope.  You're not on the right track there.  Word play can be used with manga, but there's a little more to it than that if you want to go a different route.

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #43 on: 14 Nov 2012, 10:34 »
The first thing that came to my mind was a panda from Ranma 1/2, but kung fu-figthing pandas have become such a cliche lately, so I'm guessing that's not it. :) And I can't make heads or tails of the "I don't understand you" bit.
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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #44 on: 14 Nov 2012, 20:25 »
There's this myth - I believe it's a myth anyways - about how the name for some exotic animal, I think it was Kangaroo, was actually the natives way of saying "I don't understand you". So when the settlers/explorers pointed at the animal in question, the aborgines or whatever just said they couldn't understand.

Lead?

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #45 on: 14 Nov 2012, 22:43 »
Yeah, it's a lead, though, technically, you figured out the puzzle.  The correct answer was indeed "Kangaroo."

Other clues in the riddle were this:

In manga, as a response to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, another comic was made: Adolecent Kung-Fu Kangaroos.  The comic didn't last very long but it was there.

The word play is that if you tried to use rhymes with the final words in the first two sentences, you could also get it: Manga rhymes with Kanga, and Fu rhymes with roo.

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #46 on: 15 Nov 2012, 04:45 »
I'm running out of ideas but here's a fast one:

A direction associated with birds.

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #47 on: 15 Nov 2012, 07:36 »
Up.

Unless it's South (as every talks about them flying south for winter but no one ever mentions them flying north for summer :-/ )

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #48 on: 15 Nov 2012, 21:23 »
Incorrect on both.

Even if you get the correct answer, however, this time you'll have to explain WHY it's associated with them.  Let's just say, "answers without evidence are useless."

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #49 on: 15 Nov 2012, 21:59 »
Alfred Hitchcock. He 'directed' a film called 'The Birds'.

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #50 on: 16 Nov 2012, 01:09 »
So North by Northwest?

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #51 on: 16 Nov 2012, 03:39 »
A direction associated with birds.

Ornithophilia.  Oh wait, a DIRECTION....  No idea.

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #52 on: 16 Nov 2012, 05:04 »
This one's turning out better than I expected.  Nope, these aren't the answers either.  Good tries though.

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #53 on: 16 Nov 2012, 16:55 »
Down.
The small feathers used in pillows :-)

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #54 on: 16 Nov 2012, 18:34 »
Skywards

and for brownie points I'm going to mumble something about a game called Falling Skywards

**mumble** Falling Skywards **mumble**

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #55 on: 16 Nov 2012, 22:13 »
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Down.
The small feathers used in pillows :-)

YES!  That's the answer!

Well, I'm out for now, but I'll see if I can come up with some other riddles.

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #56 on: 16 Nov 2012, 23:29 »
Hooray! I had a feeling that was right \o/

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #57 on: 20 Nov 2012, 16:49 »
Cloaked in green, and decked in 800 pearls
I waited outside my husband's house, with 800 other girls.

Not a similar solution to Renodox's puzzle, but probably still easy. I've got another one if you guess this one, though (although you could ask a riddle instead). And...I hope it doesn't count overmuch as sexist? :D
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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #58 on: 20 Nov 2012, 19:29 »
a christmas tree?

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #59 on: 20 Nov 2012, 19:50 »
a christmas tree?
I must say, this one had me stumped  :-D