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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #60 on: 20 Nov 2012, 19:51 »
No, it isn't a christmas tree.
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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #61 on: 20 Nov 2012, 19:58 »
No, it isn't a christmas tree.
Serrrsly?  Unlucky Selmiak, I thought that was a cracking answer.
In that case, it's a pear(L) tree :-D

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #62 on: 20 Nov 2012, 20:10 »
Hahah...no, not that either.

But you're in the general right direction?
« Last Edit: 20 Nov 2012, 20:17 by Babar »
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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #63 on: 20 Nov 2012, 22:01 »
Your 801 wives?  :-D
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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #64 on: 21 Nov 2012, 00:45 »
and there I was so sure it's the correct answer. All these christmas tree sellsmen hoard their precious female trees outside their houses...

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #65 on: 21 Nov 2012, 04:53 »
Your 801 wives?  :-D
I'm not so rich that I could afford 640800 pearls for my wives :D.
As I said, selmiak, you're on the right track, but it isn't a tree.
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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #66 on: 23 Nov 2012, 01:52 »
Is it some manner of shrubbery, then?

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #67 on: 23 Nov 2012, 05:31 »
It...is some manner of plant life.

This is going to become more and more pointless as it devolves into a "Guess a plant" game. Perhaps I can help by saying that the numbers are important?

...Or should I just give the answer?
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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #68 on: 23 Nov 2012, 12:43 »
Pearls = dew drops?
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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #69 on: 23 Nov 2012, 16:46 »
No :(

This is probably totally giving it away, but they are really nice golden pearls...I wouldn't want to give them away.
« Last Edit: 23 Nov 2012, 19:41 by Babar »
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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #70 on: 24 Nov 2012, 02:02 »
Mistletoe?

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #71 on: 24 Nov 2012, 11:24 »
Nice to see that someone else is making riddles now.

I'd say the answer is: a flower.

Flowers are cloaked in green until they open revealing the pollen covered stamens.  Many of them can carry around 800 grains each.  They wait outside of the other flowers (the husbands) and within the flower there is usually a second stamen also with 800 grains of pollen.


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This is going to become more and more pointless as it devolves into a "Guess a plant" game. Perhaps I can help by saying that the numbers are important?

...Or should I just give the answer?

A bit of advice: NEVER just give the answer while people are still trying to figure out the answer.  Clues are great but if you give up and just give the answer due to people not getting the answer right away it defeats the purpose of the riddle.

If you want to put up another riddle before one is answered, then by all means do so.  It won't hurt anything.

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #72 on: 24 Nov 2012, 11:51 »
Nice riddle Babar!
You should really pop your collar! ;)
« Last Edit: 24 Nov 2012, 11:59 by bicilotti »

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #73 on: 24 Nov 2012, 11:54 »
Bici, that was really the corniest hint ever....

And no, mkennedy and Renodox..neither mistletoe or a flower.
« Last Edit: 24 Nov 2012, 12:22 by Babar »
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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #74 on: 24 Nov 2012, 13:07 »
Then it turned out to be my first idea but I decided against it.

It's corn.

Obviously the mentality is the pearls being the kernals of corn that are within the husk.

I would like to learn the rest of the mentality however.  I don't know what you meant by "husband's house" and "other girls."

And I think if you decide to do more riddles it may be more fun if you didn't offer a new hint every time someone guesses wrong.

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #75 on: 24 Nov 2012, 13:33 »
You got it right, Renodox!

The riddle may not have been completely "logical" considering I made it up mostly, and then tried fitting it into the rhyme.

Cloaked in green, and decked in 800 pearls
I waited outside my husband's house, with 800 other girls.
Obviously, the ear of corn is cloaked in green, and they have all these pearls (which are supposed to average 800 kernels per ear of corn).
The rest was sort of confusing, I guess. I contemplated replacing "husband" with "father" later, but by then people had already started guessing. The point was the guy was a farmer, who had planted a field of corn (hence the 800 other girls).

Another?

She showed him to his bed at night,
And stood beside his head.
Crying as he lay there,
By the morning she was dead.
« Last Edit: 24 Nov 2012, 13:35 by Babar »
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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #76 on: 24 Nov 2012, 14:11 »
the night? the darkness? something like this?

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #77 on: 24 Nov 2012, 14:54 »
Nope. Not rain either.
But each line is relevant...
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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #78 on: 24 Nov 2012, 15:37 »
I thought the 'husband' part was a great part of the clue.  Husbandry is basically another word for farming... So I can totally picture a feild of about 800 corn plants (or Xmas/pear trees) with a 'husband's house', being the farmer's (or treekeeper's) house.

As for the new riddle.  I think it's a candle.
It shows you the way at night (if you can't find the light switch :P)
You can put it on the bedside table.
The wax drips as it melts. Resembles tears.
In the morning it has fully melted and the flame has died.
« Last Edit: 24 Nov 2012, 15:41 by Stupot+ »

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #79 on: 24 Nov 2012, 15:52 »
That was fast! You are absolutely correct, Stupot.


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