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Julie Reed wrote:And another-

I fully cooked it! And yet, given my final goal, it is still raw. What am I trying to make?

(This one is a bit ‘out of the box’ but very legit)



Your goose?
 
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T Melville wrote: your goose?



No, it’s a literal thing. A hint- Baked is more accurate than cooked.

This one is a bit playful but the answer is technically a correct statement.
 
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I really have my doubts about this one, but it reminds me of how they used to make hardtack because it keeps forever. One of the ways to be able to consume it was to grind it up and use it as the flour to make fresh bread.
 
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Hardtack… no. But I will say you’re getting warmer! 😁
 
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Alcohol/wine?
 
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Julie Reed wrote:What?!? No new riddles in 3 months, and the dark of winter to boot?

A lady goes into a store and buys 2 items. Later that evening she discovers neither item is any good. The next day she tries to return them but is told by the clerk, “sorry, no refunds or exchanges.” She demands to speak with the manager, who practically laughs at her request and tells her the same thing.
What did she buy?



Two movies
 
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The old algebra riddle for proving that 2 = 1:

if:
A = B

then:
A^2 = AB
A^2 - B^2 = AB - B^2

factoring and cancelling:
(A + B) * (A - B) = B * (A - B)
A + B = B

since A = B:
2 * B = B

therefore:
2 = 1
 
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Anne Miller wrote:Two movies



I like that! But no, it was lottery tickets. T Melville got it earlier.
 
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Julie, has someone figure out the second one?  

If not can we have a clue?
 
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Anne Miller wrote: Julie, has someone figure out the second one?  

If not can we have a clue?



Did you see my comment to T Melville about his hardtack guess? So that’s a strong clue (his guess plus my comment).

It’s not champagne, but that could be a good clue as well!
 
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(I thought this was a good one, but my daughter got it instantly.  Let's see how youguys do...)

How is a chicken coop like a wedding cake?
 
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K Eilander wrote:(I thought this was a good one, but my daughter got it instantly.  Let's see how youguys do...)

How is a chicken coop like a wedding cake?



Both full of layers?
 
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Julie Reed wrote:And another-

I fully cooked it! And yet, given my final goal, it is still raw. What am I trying to make?

(This one is a bit ‘out of the box’ but very legit)



Ceramic cookware?
 
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Julie Reed wrote:
And another-

I fully cooked it! And yet, given my final goal, it is still raw. What am I trying to make?

(This one is a bit ‘out of the box’ but very legit)



Sushi
 
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T Melville wrote:

K Eilander wrote:
How is a chicken coop like a wedding cake?



Both full of layers?



You got it. Good job!
 
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I fully cooked it! And yet, given my final goal, it is still raw. What am I trying to make?

I’m going to give the answer, because I think maybe this is either not a good riddle, or maybe just too esoteric.
Also, I’ve been unable to get a good internet signal for the past few days, and anticipate that happening again soon, so I hate to leave people hanging for days, wondering if their guess is correct, or if I’m flat out ignoring them (I’m not! I promise!).

The answer is that I’m trying to make toast. I fully cooked (baked) bread, but bread is technically ‘raw’ toast, since you are cooking it again, albeit briefly.

Feel free to throw rotten tomatoes my way if this was a rotten riddle! Hahaha.
 
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BREAD!  Of course, raw toast!!

I still say alcohol or wine maybe works, fully cooked, but still raw alcohol, not fit/safe for consuming until aged or converted into something less strong.
 
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l was thinking maybe an idea. Fully cooked, fully planned out, but raw, new and unexecuted.
 
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What has a foot on each side and one in the middle?
 
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A yard stick?
Staff note (Greg Martin) :

correct!

 
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I believe this riddle really only works in Spanish and a couple of other languages, but since the permies community is international, I guess it's worth posting:

Canta en el bosque y tiene muchos huevos (English: it sings in the woods and has many eggs)
 
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No doubt an oldie, but certainly my favorite:

What is greater than God
Meaner than the devil
Rich men want it
Poor men have it
And if you eat it, you'll die?
 
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Levente riddled:

Canta en el bosque y tiene muchos huevos (English: it sings in the woods and has many eggs)

Is it a conifer tree?  We call it soughing (soo-ing) in the wind, and their cones could be the many eggs...
 
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Julie Reed wrote:I fully cooked it! And yet, given my final goal, it is still raw. What am I trying to make?

I’m going to give the answer, because I think maybe this is either not a good riddle, or maybe just too esoteric.

Feel free to throw rotten tomatoes my way if this was a rotten riddle! Hahaha.




So meta...  "your riddle" could be the answer to your riddle!  👏😁
 
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Charlie Tioli wrote:Levente riddled:

Canta en el bosque y tiene muchos huevos (English: it sings in the woods and has many eggs)

Is it a conifer tree?  We call it soughing (soo-ing) in the wind, and their cones could be the many eggs...



Errrm... no. Try again.

Hint: think of the possible meanings of 'huevos'. Think Spanish slang.
 
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Charlie Tioli wrote:What is greater than God
Meaner than the devil
Rich men want it
Poor men have it
And if you eat it, you'll die?



yep, classic. nothing.
 
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“Nothing”
 
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I have two horses and a handful of tools,
If I had one of these, I’d make my own rules.
 
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Nicholas Roberts wrote:I have two horses and a handful of tools,
If I had one of these, I’d make my own rules.



A woodworking shop? (Horses = sawhorses)
 
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Jennifer Pearson wrote:

Nicholas Roberts wrote:I have two horses and a handful of tools,
If I had one of these, I’d make my own rules.



A woodworking shop? (Horses = sawhorses)



definitely close enough!!
(made that one up lol).
But I was thinking a house (house rules.)

well, that was fun 😆🕶
 
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Dc Stewart wrote:if:
A = B

then:
A^2 = AB
A^2 - B^2 = AB - B^2

factoring and cancelling:
(A + B) * (A - B) = B * (A - B)
A + B = B



You can't cancel out (A - B) because that would be dividing by zero, since A = B.
 
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Levente Andras wrote:Canta en el bosque y tiene muchos huevos (English: it sings in the woods and has many eggs)



¿Lobos/ wolves?
 
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Levente Andras wrote:

T Melville wrote:

Levente Andras wrote:Canta en el bosque y tiene muchos huevos (English: it sings in the woods and has many eggs)



¿Lobos/ wolves?



El coro de los cazadores



Gun?
 
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Yes!   The answer is Nothing.   Good job!

Which kinda makes nothing into something.   I love that.
 
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Nicholas Roberts wrote:

Levente Andras wrote:

T Melville wrote:

Levente Andras wrote:Canta en el bosque y tiene muchos huevos (English: it sings in the woods and has many eggs)



¿Lobos/ wolves?



El coro de los cazadores



Gun?



Hunters (cazadores) have guns. Hunters also have 'huevos'. The choir of the hunters, who have guns and muchos huevos, is singing in the woods.
 
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What do you bury when it is alive and dig up when it is dead?
 
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Anne Miller wrote:What do you bury when it is alive and dig up when it is dead?


Good one Anne!  All I can come up with at the moment is plant roots....but I usually don't dig them back up
 
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Anne Miller wrote:What do you bury when it is alive and dig up when it is dead?



Potato?
 
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Those are both great answers.  Greg came the closest as the answer is a plant.
 
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