Riddles from the 1950's

Throwback: Riddles from the Flame

For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we’ve dug up some old riddles from Cabot’s newsletter, The Flame! Riddles are a good way to break up the monotony of the everyday and force ourselves to think in new, sometimes crazy ways. Below, we have typed out a few of the best ones for you to try. These riddles come from our July 1955 issue. I have no doubt that it was meant to get the employees sitting down and sharing these with one another. The riddle’s original authors would be shocked to find out that over 60 years later, people still laugh at and try to solve their work.

The Riddles

Record your answers and when you get to the bottom, take a look at how many you got right!

  1. What is it which everyone wishes for, and yet wants to get rid of as soon as it is obtained?
  2. What is the best day of making doughnuts?
  3. Who was the fastest runner in the world?
  4. What parts of the body are the best travelers?
  5. How can you make one pound of sugar go as far as five pounds of sugar?
  6. Why should you be careful what you say in the country?
  7. When is a ship spoken of as not being on water?
  8. What old invention will cut your household bills in half?

The Answers

Now that you’ve given them a try, here are the answers! How many did you get right?

  1. A good appetite
  2. Fry-Day
  3. Adam – He was the first in the human race
  4. The tourists! (The two wrists)
  5. Buy them both in Chicago and send them to New York
  6. Because the corn has ears, the potatoes eyes, and the beans talk
  7. When it is on fire
  8. A pair of scissors!
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Kelsie Augustin

Kelsie Augustin grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and Boardman, Ohio. She is studying Business Management at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA. She is currently the External Affairs Intern at Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation where she works event planning, content creating, and writing up business communications.

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