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Can you solve these two riddles?

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by fantome profane, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. fantome profane

    fantome profane Keep safe, and keep your neighbours safe.
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    Riddle # 1.

    How is a raven like a writing desk?

    Riddle # 2.

    How is a Donald Trump like a smart person?
     
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    1. It isn’t.
    2 He isn’t.
     
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    1. Poe wrote on both.
     
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    Neither of them are crows.

    They both think Donald Trump is great.
     
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    From: how is a raven like a writing desk answer - Google Search
    LEWIS CARROLL himself proposed an answer in the 1897 final revision of Alice's Adventures. "Because it can produce a few notes, though they are very flat; and it is never put with the wrong end in front!" The early issues of the revision spell "never" as "nevar", ie "raven" with the wrong end in front.

    both are human beings, but the first is questionable.
     
  6. Kuzcotopia

    Kuzcotopia If you can read this, you are as lucky as I am.

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    Neither one lets embarrassment get in the way.
     
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    How is the Raven, the writing desk, and Donald Trump the same?
     
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  9. savagewind

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    A raven, a writing desk, a smart person, and Donald Trump all will not let embarrassment get in the way.
    A raven never has that feeling. A desk can't be embarrassed. A smart person avoids such things that can be embarrassing. And Trump doesn't care.
     
  10. 9-10ths_Penguin

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    Neither one is Donald Trump.

    Neither one is a raven or a writing desk.
     
  11. savagewind

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    I think that the first one is an appetizer and that the two riddles have nonsense in common.
     
  12. Wu Wei

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    Lewis Carroll's answer

    As with Lewis Carroll I will leave this to Donald rump to answer.[/quote][/QUOTE]
     
  13. 9-10ths_Penguin

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    I feel like the answer to the second riddle has something to do with lobster traps.

    It occurred to me years ago the lobster traps only catch the mediocre lobsters.

    The really dumb ones can't figure out how to get in, and the really smart ones don't go in because they see they'd be trapped... so both extremes have something in common.
     
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    You have to be literate and have an attention span greater than 140 characters.
     
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    Hint in previous post: None are literate nor have an attention span greater than 140 characters. Though the Raven is the most intelligent.
     
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    The desk and Donald Trump have squeaky loose screws.
     
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    I am surprised nobody connected Trump with 'raven'. As in stark raven mad.
     
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