# Riddle #159

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## Head, tail & no legs

What has a head, a tail, is brown, and has no legs?
A penny.
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## Two ropes burning

You have two lengths of rope. Each rope has the property that if you light it on fire at one end, it will take exactly 60 minutes to burn to the other end. Note that the ropes will not burn at a consistent speed the entire time (for example, it's possible that the first 90% of a rope will burn in 1 minute, and the last 10% will take the additional 59 minutes to burn). Given these two ropes and a matchbook, can you find a way to measure out exactly 45 minutes?
The key observation here is that if you light a rope from both ends at the same time, it will burn in 1/2 the time it would have burned in if you had lit it on just one end. Using this insight, you would light both ends of one rope, and one end of the other rope, all at the same time. The rope you lit at both ends will finish burning in 30 minutes. Once this happens, light the second end of the second rope. It will burn for another 15 minutes (since it would have burned for 30 more minutes without lighting the second end), completing the 45 minutes.
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## Has to be broken

What has to be broken before you can use it?
An egg.
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## No eyes and arms

I have a face but no eyes, hands but no arms. What am I?
A clock.
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## Storm cloud

What is the first thing a storm cloud puts on after a shower?
Thunderwear.
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The more you have of it, the less you see. What is it?
Darkness
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## You will always search for me

When you do know me about me, them I am definitely something. You will always search for me. But when you know me, I am nothing. Who am I?
I'm a Riddle.
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## I can only live where there is light

I can only live where there is light, but I die if the light shines on me. What am I?
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## A bird

What bird can lift the most?
A crane.
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## Under the bed at night I sit

I run over fields and woods all day. Under the bed at night I sit, never alone. My tongue hangs out, up and to the rear, waiting to be filled in the morning. What am I?
A shoe.
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