Riddle 29

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I’m sharing another riddle from “Way Down Yonder on Troublesome Creek Appalachian Riddles & Rusties” by James Still.

“What travels the road standing on its head and never takes a drink of water?”


The last riddle I shared was from James Still:

“Riddle, riddle, randy crow,
I can’t move but here I go;
Two black hands to cover my face,
Key to set my daily pace;
Though I’m one you’ll likely shelve
I can point you twice to twelve.”

Several of you got the answer: a clock.


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    February 6, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    Haha I have been trying to figure this out all the live long day haha ….I ask my granddaughter if she could get it ,said “ I can’t figure it out” we sure had fun trying though … Can’t wait to see the answer ❣️

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    Betty Brantley
    February 6, 2021 at 3:55 pm

    Is the answer to your riddle, Headlights? Here are two my Mother use to say…Over the meadows and through the hollers, bites but can’t swaller! The other riddle she would tell… Back to the woods, Belly to the sun, Tail begins to wiggle, And the goodie begins to come.

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    Ron Bass
    February 6, 2021 at 2:46 pm

    Couldn’t get this one

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    Ed Ammons
    February 6, 2021 at 8:39 am

    Would that be a shoe tack? Or a horseshoe nail? They might step in water but they don’t drink. Or am I too old if I can remember when shoes had tacks?

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    Cindy Pressley
    February 6, 2021 at 7:27 am

    A tumble weed, perhaps?

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