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    Got a riddle? Good at riddles? Welcome to the game!

    One person asks a riddle (known or original), and then people guess the answer. The first person to get the riddle right gets to ask a riddle. If they don't feel like asking a riddle, they can make it an open question. If everyone gets stumped by the riddle, the original poster may give a hint after 24 hours, and if we're still all stumped - make a new riddle. Please one riddle at a time, and spoiler your guessed answers (so people just tuning in can try guessing themselves!).

    And I know there's this cool thing called internet that allows you to look up answers, but please try to refrain. This is a game after all, and it's no fun to anyone if you cheat!

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    My thunder and lightening come on a clear day,
    yet soon after I will have clouds and rain,
    the land will become dry from my precipitae
    and will never be the same.

    What am I?
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    Is it a drought?
    Illud quod aeternitatem iacere potest non mortuus est, ac dis peregrinis etiam mors moriatur.

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    Nope!
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    A volcano?

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    Phil Lactery has it! Your turn!
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    Put your fingers in my eyes and I will open my jaws
    Quills, paper and cloth, I greedily devour them all

    what am I?

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    Automated garbage chute?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Ghost View Post
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    Automated garbage chute?
    Nope

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    A copying machine?
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    Not even close

    I'll post the answer in an hour if no-one gets it

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    ink?

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    We don't know how many the Collectors have stolen. Thousands, hundreds of thousands. It's not important. What matters is this: Not. One. More. That's what we can do here, today. It ends with us. They want to know what we're made of? I say we show them, on our terms. Let's bring our people home.

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    The answer!
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    Scissors


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    Nothing? Is it nothing?
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    Nothing? Is it nothing?
    Incorrect I'm afraid
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    Gloves.
    white noise.
    We don't know how many the Collectors have stolen. Thousands, hundreds of thousands. It's not important. What matters is this: Not. One. More. That's what we can do here, today. It ends with us. They want to know what we're made of? I say we show them, on our terms. Let's bring our people home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lentrax View Post
    Gloves.
    white noise.
    You are corrrrrrrrrrrrrrect!
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    Open forum.
    We don't know how many the Collectors have stolen. Thousands, hundreds of thousands. It's not important. What matters is this: Not. One. More. That's what we can do here, today. It ends with us. They want to know what we're made of? I say we show them, on our terms. Let's bring our people home.

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    What is limited by the inability to limit it?
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    Night? Although it is useful for stealth, our inability to shorten it adds limits to the growing seasons of plants.

    Fire? Controlled fires have been an essential part of human evolution and history for hundreds of thousands of years, but its usefulness lasts only as long as we have that control. When fires go wild, there is little humans can do to limit their growth and destruction.

    Age? With age comes experience, which is useful, but we can't stop ourselves from accumulating more of it, which is bad.

    Time? Time is usually required for the development of great things, but is also the driving force of decline and decay. We can't prevent the passage of it, so that limits everything in existence.

    [Aside: I think that riddles like that are not ideal. Their brevity leaves plenty of room for interpretation, and people often find a number of reasonable answers that the riddler never intended.]

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    I apologize. I will accept any of those answers, but I was looking for the human imagination. The only thing that prevents it from being infinite is the inability to think up a limit to it, similar to the omnipotence paradox. Kurien, your question.
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    No problem, sometimes the open-ended-ness of a riddle is what makes it interesting. Imagination was a good answer too.

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    I have a face, but no eyes do I keep.
    I have hands, but no ability to sweep.
    People try to race me, but I win every time.
    Though mishap might place me ahead or behind.
    The track that I race is a familiar one,
    the place that I end is where I've begun.

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    A clock.

    10 chars
    Just call me Diego. Mr. Havoc was my father.
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    Correct. Expect a "harder" one next time.
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    I take many forms
    And is essential for life
    However, an excess
    Will bring much strife

    I am in certain water
    Metal, hideskin, light too
    Also many people
    Can bring this to you.


    What am I?

    Sorry.
    @Diego: Yes.
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    Shadebolt, just an fyi, it's Diego's turn, since he got the riddle right.
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    I have towns, but no people.
    Forests, but no trees.
    Rivers, but no water.
    What am I?

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    Is it heat?
    Just call me Diego. Mr. Havoc was my father.
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    Diego Havoc, one of the hoopier froods I've met, up there with DeLancie.


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    Hmm... could be
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    A map?
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    Yup! Well done.
    Just call me Diego. Mr. Havoc was my father.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Burlew
    Dear Reader Who Emailed That They’re Not Buying My Book Because I Recently Included a Gay Character: I deeply apologize for waiting so long. Had I been more proactive in offending your sensibilities, you could have stopped reading years ago. It won’t happen again, I assure you.
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    Awesome

    I went into the woods and got it, I sat down to seek it, I brought it home with me because I couldn't find it.
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