# Riddle #367

## You will take me in

You will throw me away when you want to use me. You will take me in when you don’t want to use me. What am I?
An anchor.
73.22 %

## Similar riddles

It was a grandeur party. In order to filter the uninvited guests, the security guard was assigned a task to check the secret password. The guests invited by the royal family also were shared with the secret password. John wasn't an invited guest. He learned that the password is needed to make an entry. He hides himself and started watching the guests and the security. The first guest comes. Security told him, TWELVE and the guest replied SIX. He wished him and allowed him to enter. The second guest comes. Security told him SIX and the guest replied THREE! He was too allowed. John made an entry as third guest. Security told him EIGHT and John replied FOUR. He was thrown out of the party! Why?
The answer should be five. The password is not half of the digit, but the number that represents the number of digits told by security.
78.08 %

## Sphinx riddle

In classic mythology, there is the story of the Sphinx, a monster with the body of a lion and the upper part of a woman. The Sphinx lay crouched on the top of a rock along the highroad to the city of Thebes, and stopped all travellers passing by, proposing to them a riddle. Those who failed to answer the riddle correctly were killed. This is the riddle the Sphinx asked the travellers: "What animal walks on four legs in the morning, two legs during the day, and three legs in the evening?"
This is part of the story of Oedipus, who replied to the Sphinx, "Man, who in childhood creeps on hands and knees, in manhood walks erect, and in old age with the aid of a staff." Morning, day and night are representative of the stages of life. The Sphinx was so mortified at the solving of her riddle that she cast herself down from the rock and perished.
77.03 %

## An ancient invention

What is the ancient invention that allows people to see through walls?
A window.
76.73 %

## Pirate Pete

Pete told them to form a circle around him. All the squad was facing in at Pete, ready to shoot, when they realized that everyone who missed would likely end up shooting another squad member. So no one dared to fire, knowing the risk. Thus at sundown he was released.
76.16 %

The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I?
Footsteps.
76.04 %

## You go on red and stops on green

When it comes to me, you go on red and stops on green. What am I?
Watermelon.
75.88 %

## The more you take away

The more you take away, the bigger I become. What am I?
Hole.
75.86 %

## Wordplay

What word in the English language does the following: the first two letters signify a male, the first three letters signify a female, the first four letters signify a great man, the first six letters signify a drug, while the entire world signifies a great woman. What is the word?
Heroine
75.84 %

## You bury me when I am alive

You bury me when I am alive, and dig me up when I die. What am I?
A plant.
75.84 %