Riddle #853

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Sailors travelling the sea

We travelled the sea far and wide. At one time, two of my sailors were standing on opposite sides of the ship. One was looking west and the other one east. And at the same time, they could see each other clearly. How can that be possible?
The sailors had their backs against either ends of the ship.
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One word

Re-arrange the letters, O O U S W T D N E J R to spell just one word.
"Just one word".
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Paradox

The more you take, the more you leave behind.
Footsteps.
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Six faces

What has six faces, but does not wear makeup. It also has twenty-one eyes, but cannot see?
A die (dice).
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The smartest primate

You are in a room with 3 monkeys. One monkey has a banana, one has a stick, and one has nothing. Who is the smartest primate?
You.
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Invading

I heard of an invading, vanquishing army sweeping across the land, liquid-quick; conquering everything, quelling resistance. With it came darkness, dimming the light. Humans hid in their houses, while outside spears pierced, shattering stones walls. Uncountable soldiers smashed into the ground, but each elicited life as he died. When the army had vanished, advancing northward, the land was gree and growing, refresh.
Rainstorm.
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cleanshortwhat am I

Shut up in a wooden case

I am taken from a mine, and shut up in a wooden case from which I’m never released, and yet I am used by many. What am I?
Pencil lead.
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