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1)What is it that you can keep after giving it to someone else?

2)What is round as a dishpan, deep as a tub, and still the oceans couldn't fill it up?

3)Scarcely was the father in this world when the son could be found sitting on the roof.

4)What goes up the chimney down, but can't go down the chimney up?

5)When one does not know what it is, then it is something; but when one knows what it is, then it is nothing.

My mind is a sieve with the holes getting bigger every day.

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1)What is it that you can keep after giving it to someone else?

2)What is round as a dishpan, deep as a tub, and still the oceans couldn't fill it up?

3)Scarcely was the father in this world when the son could be found sitting on the roof.

4)What goes up the chimney down, but can't go down the chimney up?

5)When one does not know what it is, then it is something; but when one knows what it is, then it is nothing.

1. Love? some sort of emotion?

2. hmmm...

3. ???

4. a chimney sweep? it was something like that. This has already been posted on this forum!

5. the unknown / anonymity / ignorance... something like that

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1) unreality has it. Any emotion really.

2) Either a dishpan or a tub (as long as the drain is open) ;-)

3) Not sure. I keep thinking about a peak or something...

4) Umbrella.

5) unreality's works, but I always heard it to be a mystery.

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Here's the answers i was thinking off:

1) Your word

2) a sieve

3) fire/smoke

4) an umbrella

5) a riddle

A committee: a group of the unwilling, chosen from the unfit, to do the unnecessary; The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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4)What goes up the chimney down, but can't go down the chimney up?

4) An Umbrella I posted that 1 ages ago!!

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#5 I thought it was a bump in the night because when you hear it u think its gotta be something

but wen you know what did it , it either IS nothing or u think oh , thats nothin :lol:

and for #2 I thought of a woven basket... :lol: cause all the water would just pour out of the bottom :lol:

but then i remembered th fish...

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#5 I thought it was a bump in the night because when you hear it u think its gotta be something

but wen you know what did it , it either IS nothing or u think oh , thats nothin :lol:

That doesn't work because it might be a mass murder or something equally horrifying and (although unlikely) to some degree probable.

and for #2 I thought of a woven basket... :lol: cause all the water would just pour out of the bottom :lol:

but then i remembered th fish...

This one does work, poor fish :(

He who laughs last, thinks slowest :lol: :lol:

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He who laughs last, thinks slowest :lol: :lol:

Or killed everyone else for laughing. :lol:

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1) Your word (or a cold)

2) A sieve, or funnel

3) Fire & Smoke

4) An umbrella

5) A riddle

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1# A cold

2# a sieve?

3# ?

4# umbrella

5# a secret

number 1 and 5 are kids riddles i heard them before

number 4 has already been posted

:);):D :D :lol:B)):P LOL

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1) Your word.

No instead of word its name

its gotta be your name

ya know like "my names bob"

you gave it away but its still yours

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1 - An idea

2 - Any recepient with a hole

5 - A secret

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1) The eye, the horn, and the clap (generally in that order)

5) The meaning of life

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Is #3 during a flood?

No, it's Fire & Smoke because almost as soon as the fire is lit (entered this world) the smoke is headed out of the chimney (sitting on the roof).

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1) a cold

2) a sieve

3) fire/smoke

4) an umbrella

5) a riddle

:lol:

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1)What is it that you can keep after giving it to someone else?

2)What is round as a dishpan, deep as a tub, and still the oceans couldn't fill it up?

3)Scarcely was the father in this world when the son could be found sitting on the roof.

4)What goes up the chimney down, but can't go down the chimney up?

5)When one does not know what it is, then it is something; but when one knows what it is, then it is nothing.

My mind is a sieve with the holes getting bigger every day.

5- A mystery or secret

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Hah! When I read the first question, I instantly thought: "herpes?" :D:huh::o:rolleyes:

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I'm surprised no one has posted this solution for number 1 already:

Your Name/Address/Phone Number

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1)What is it that you can keep after giving it to someone else?

2)What is round as a dishpan, deep as a tub, and still the oceans couldn't fill it up?

3)Scarcely was the father in this world when the son could be found sitting on the roof.

4)What goes up the chimney down, but can't go down the chimney up?

5)When one does not know what it is, then it is something; but when one knows what it is, then it is nothing.

My mind is a sieve with the holes getting bigger every day.

1) your word

2)the earth!!

3)smoke

4)an umberella

5)a secret.

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Every one keeps saying that number three is fire/smoke, but that parallel seems force-fit. How can fire be represented by "father" and how can smoke be like "son," furthermore, if the "father" (fire) is only in the world (not in a house), how can the son (smoke) be on a roof?

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I have to agree with sandstorm. I have not seen an answer yet to explain question #3.

Aaron Burr - do you agree that it is fire/smoke?

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I have to agree with sandstorm. I have not seen an answer yet to explain question #3.

Aaron Burr - do you agree that it is fire/smoke?

Fast-breeding rooftop monkeys is the answer to that one!

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