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THE UNSEEN CAT RIDDLE

Q: HOW WOULD YOU SEE A BLACK CAT IN A DARK ROOM WITH NO WINDOWS
AT MIDNIGHT?
A: YOU WOULD TURN ON THE LIGHT.

Submitter comment: ANTITHETICAL OPPOSITIONAL
TOLD TO INFORMANT BY HER 3RD GRADE TEACHER, MRS. CLAPPER.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (A) ; ANIMAL (Q) ; CATCH QUESTION

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 10-28-1968

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RIDDLE

Q: IF YOU HAVE A DUCK BEFORE 2 DUCKS AND A DUCK BEHIND 2 DUCKS,
AND A DUCK IN THE MIDDLE , HOW MANY DUCKS DO YOU HAVE?
A: 3 DUCKS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Sterling Heights

Keyword(s): ANIMAL (A) ; ANIMAL (Q) ; LITERAL NONOPPOSITIONAL ; PUZZLE

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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THOUGHT TEASER

Q: IF YOU ARE IN A ONE ROOM HOUSE WHICH HAS ONE WINDOW ON EACH
WALL AND EACH WINDOW HAS A SOUTHERN EXPOSURE. AS YOU LOOK OUT ONE
OF THE WINDOWS AND SEE A BEAR OUTSIDE, WHAT COLOR IS THE BEAR?
A: IT IS WHITE! IT'S A POLAR BEAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

Keyword(s): ANIMAL (Q)

James Callow Keyword(s): BUILDING (Q) ; HARD WARE (Q) ; POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 00-00-1964

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RIDDLE

Q: CHICKEN IN A CAR AND THE CAR WON'T GO.
A: THAT'S (THE) WAY TO SPELL CHICAGO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL (Q) ; COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATED ; TRANSPORTATION (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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MIZSLE - LITHUANIAN RIDDLE

Q: AKLAS BALANDIS VISZ SEMEZ ISLAKSTO. BLIND PIGEON FLIES OVER THE
WHOLE EARTH.
A: A LETTER - LAISKAS

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL (Q) BIRD ; COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATED MATTER (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 03-20-1968

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MIZSLE - LITHUANIAN RIDDLE

Q: ATLIKE PAUKSTIS BE SPARUUZ, IZKANDO IMOGUZ BE DANTIZ.
Q: A BIRD FLEW UP WITHOUT WINGS, AND BIT A MAN WITHOUT HAVING
ANY TEETH.
A: KULKA - A BULLET

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; ANIMAL (Q) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q) ; PERSON (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 03-20-1968

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ARAB RIDDLE

Q: WHAT IS THE SIZE OF AN ELEPHANT BUT YOU CAN FOLD IT TO THE SIZE
OF A HANDKERCHIEF?
A: A MOSQUITO NET.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL (Q) ; ENTERTAINMENT AND SPORT GOODS (A) ; WEARABLE (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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MIZSLE - LITHUANIAN RIDDLE

Q: SEMAS (PILKAS) JAUTIS DANGUZ LAISO. - THE GREY BULL LICKS THE SKY.
A: DUMAI - SMOKE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; ANIMAL (Q) ; NATURAL ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 03-20-1968

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MIDDLE NAME RIDDLE

Q: WHAT IS SMOKEY THE BEAR'S MIDDLE NAME?
A: THE.

Data entry tech comment: 2 MORE EXAMPLES ARE IN THE 5 X 8 CARD FILES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL (Q) ; COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATED MATTER (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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RIDDLE

Q: IN WHAT WAY ARE A DOG AND A TREE ALIKE?
A: THEY BOTH HAVE A BARK.

Data entry tech comment: ANOTHER EXAMPLE IS IN THE 5 X 8 CARD FILES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL (Q) ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (A) ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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RIDDLE

Q: COTO JEST?/ MA WASIKI, PAZURY/ LOWI MYSZY I SCZURY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL (A) ; ANIMAL (Q) ; LITERAL NONOPPOSITIONAL ; VERSE RIDDLE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Riddle True Riddle
RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

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TRUE RIDDLE

Q: WHO AM I?/ PERKY EARS AND WIGGLY NOSE,/
BUSHY TAIL AND PAINTED ( POINTED? ) TOES,/ BRIGHT BLACK EYES AND
FURRY DRESS,/ WHO AM I? YOU NEED NOT GUESS,/
IF YOU'LL LOOK, YOU'LL PLAINLY SEE
A: I M A SQUIRREL, UP IN A TREE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL (Q) ; ANIMALS (A) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q) ; WEARABLE (Q)

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Riddle True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

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RIDDLE

THIRTY-TWO WHITE CALVES STANDING IN A STALL, ALONG
COMES A RED
COW AD LICKS THEM ALL. A: N TEETH AND TONGUE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FARMINGTON ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL (Q) ; BODY PARTS (A)

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Riddle True Riddle

Date learned: 09-26-1972

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RABBIT RIDDLE

QUESTION: HOW CAN YOU CATCH A RABBIT?

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): ANIMAL (Q) ; TREE (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

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RIDDLE

QUESTION: HOW DO YOU CATCH A SQIRREL?
ANSWER: CLIMB UP A TREE AND ACT LIKE A NUT.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): ANIMAL (Q) ; TREE (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

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RIDDLE

QUESTION: HOW DO YOU CATCH A SQUIRREL?
ANSWER: OPEN THE TREE AND ACT LIKE A NUT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL (Q) ; TREE (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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RIDDLE

QUESTION: HOW DO YOU CATCH A RABBIT?
ANSWER: YOU STAND BY A TREE AND SOUND LIKE A CARROT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): ANIMAL (Q) ; TREE (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

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RIDDLE

QUESTION: HOW CAN YOU CATCH A RABBIT?
ANSWER: STAND BEHIND A TREE AND MAKE NOISE LIKE A CARROT.

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): ANIMAL (Q) ; TREE (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

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