Riddles and answers

Q: An eye in a blue face saw an eye in a green face. "that eye is like this eye", said the first eye, " but in low place not in high place"

A: The sun on the daisies

Q: If you like pretty gems that sparkle and shine, I invite you to dig in my virtual mine. My first place is purple, fit for a king. My second is green where Dorothy did her thing. My third is red, July's birthstone as well, my fourth is seen in strings and is found inside a shell. My fifth is hard, pure carbon and expensive to buy, my sixth is Crocidolite, striped like the big cat's eye. Seventh is two words, a man-made fake of April's stone, eight is very dark and found at lightning ridge alone. Now take from each gem, one letter in it's turn and you will find the stuff for which even the god's yearn.

A: Ambrosia the gems are: amethyst emerald (emerald city in the wizard of oz) ruby pearl diamond tiger's eye cubic zirconium (fake diamond) black opal taking the first letter of amethyst, second of emerald etc. Gives ambrosia - the food of the go

Q: Many manned scud-thumper, maker of worn wood, shrub-raster, sky mocker, rave! Portly pusher, wind slave. What am I?

A: The ocean

Q: While playing with a metal washer shaped like a ring, Dave accidentally pushed it on his finger too far and couldn't get it off. Trying to remove it using soap and water didn't work. The hospital sent him to a service station thinking they could cut the metal. Since the ring was made with specially hardened steel, it couldn't be cut. Just then bob arrived on the scene and suggested an easy way to remove the washer in just a few minutes. What was his solution?

A: Bob suggested that Dave hold his finger in the air while someone wounded a piece of string tightly around his finger just above the metal ring. The string force the swelling down. As they unwounded the string from the end nearest the ring.

Q: When I am used, I am useless, once offered soon rejected. In desperation of expressed the intended not protected. What am I?

A: A poor alibi or excuse

Q: Formed long ago yet, made today, employed while others sleep. What none would freely give away nor any wish to keep?

A: A bed

Q: I move very slowly at an imperceptible rate although I take my time, I am never late. I accompany life and survive past demise. I am viewed with esteem in many women's eye. What am I?

A: I am your hair

Q: Marking mortal privation when firmly in place. An enduring summation, inscribed in my face. What am I?

A: A tombstone

Q: My first is a creature whose breeding is unclear. My second, a price you must pay. My whole can be found in the river of time and refers to events of today. What am I?

A: Current

Q: I like indigo but not blue, I like onions but not turnips, I like forms but not shapes. According to the same rule, do I like tomatoes or avocados?

A: Avocados - I like all things that start with a preposition.

Q: On a sunny afternoon, three men go for a ride on a hot air balloon over the Sahara desert. An hour into the trip, the balloon begins to lose altitude. A month later, someone found one of the ballooners laying on the desert sand dead, naked and holding half a toothpick. What happened to him?

A: As the balloon lost altitude, the men took of their clothes and threw them overboard to decrease the weight of the balloon continued to drop so the men drew straws to see who would be forced to jump. The dead man in the desert drew the short

Q: Oh! What a surprise! Oh, what a miracle! It sprouted without a seed, it stood without a trunk?

A: The world

Q: If seven people meet each other and shake hands only once with each other, how many handshakes will there have been?

A: Twenty one. Most people would think there were 42 handshakes

Q: There is a certain family with both girl and boy children. Each of the boys has the same number of brothers as he has sisters. Each of the girls has twice as many brothers as she has sisters. How many boys and girls are there in this family?

A: Four boys and three girls

Q: I am a perching barrel filled with meat, taking hits from leaps and dives. Look inside but do not eat, the meat in there is still alive?

A: A thimble on a finger