Riddle of the Day: Answer Archive

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October 25, 2011 Updated Mar 30, 2015 at 3:58 AM CDT





Daybreak Riddle Archive

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Monday, March 30

In Peter and the Starcatcher, what is the mystical substance that fulfills dreams and turns ordinary fish into mermaids?

Answer: ?

Friday, March 27

Easter, the chief holiday of the spring season, is celebrated on the first Sunday following ________ after the start of spring.

Answer: The first full moon

Thursday, March 26

Name one of the more popular flowering plants that first bloom in spring.

Answer: Daffodils, Tulips, Lilies

Wednesday, March 25

What is the name of the Greek goddess whose return was believed to signal the start of spring?

Answer: Persephone

Tuesday, March 24

What is the term for a period of unseasonable cold weather during Spring?

Answer: Dogwood Winter

Monday, March 23

'Primavera' or 'Allegory of Spring' is a famous painting by which celebrated artist?

Answer: Sandro Botticelli

Friday, March 20

What kind of animal is the Springbok?

Answer: A medium-sized brown and white antelope-gazelle

Thursday, March 19

Which of America's Founding Fathers first conceived the idea of Daylight Saving Time?

Answer: Benjamin Franklin

Wednesday, March 18

Why does daylight increase in Spring?

Answer: Because the Earth's axis is increasing its tilt toward the sun

Tuesday, March 17

According to myth, what can you do with a raw egg on the first day of Spring?

Answer: Balance it on its end

Monday, March 16

What is the first day of Spring called? 

Answer: Vernal Equinox (Equinox= when daytime and night are of equal duration)

Friday, March 13

I can be cracked, I can be made.  I can be told, I can be played.  What am I?

Answer: A joke

Thursday, March 12

How do you fix a broken pizza?

Answer: With tomato paste

Wednesday, March 11

Tall as a tree, dressed in white, My bridal veil is shiny bright.  Up all night, never sleeping, If I rest, many are weeping.  Upon the shores since the days of old, My silent message.  What am I?

Answer: A lighthouse

Tuesday, March 10

Your parents have six sons including you.  And each son has one sister.  How many people are in the family?

Answer: 9; 2 parents, 6 sons, 1 daughter (All of them have 1 sister, not 6 sisters)

Monday, March 9

A man in tights is knocked out by a rock next to him.  The rock never touched him.  What happened to him?

Answer: The rock was Kryptonite and the man was Superman

Friday, March 6

I am a small room, But no life lives inside, No matter what weather looms, Very cold my residents reside.  What am I?

Answer: Refrigerator

Thursday, March 5

What 3 positive numbers give the same result when multiplied and added together?

Answer: 1, 2 & 3

Wednesday, March 4

In a pond there are some flowers with some bees hovering over the flowers.  How many flowers and bees are there if both the following statements are true:  1. If each bee lands on a flower, one bee doesn't get a flower.  2. If two bees share each flower, there is one flower left out.

Answer: 4 bees, 3 flowers

Tuesday, March 3

What jumps when it walks and sits when it stands?

Answer: A kangaroo

Monday, March 2

I'm teary-eyed but never cry.  Silver-tongued, but never lie.  Double-winged, but never fly.  Air-cooled, but never dry.  What am I?

Answer: Mercury (The element looks shiny, silver and is wet.  The god Mercury has two wings but only uses them to run.)

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