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Riddle from 1835

Grant pops a riddle from an 1835 collection titled The Choice Collection of Riddles, Charades, and Conundrums by Peter Puzzlewell. This is part of a complete episode.

Cathead Biscuits

Ever eaten golden catheads for breakfast? Yum! A listener shares this Southern term for big, fluffy biscuits. Also, how did people greet each other before “hello” became a standard greeting of choice? What does it mean if someone’s...

Hawaiian Riddles

Grant wraps up with some Hawaiian riddles from the book Riddling Tales from around the World, by Marjorie Dundas, including this one: This is part of a complete episode.

Rock Riddle

“What happens when you throw a yellow rock into a purple stream? It splashes.” (Ba-dump-bum.) Grant and Martha share this and other favorite riddles, some with deceptively obvious answers. This is part of a complete episode.

Counterfeit Riddle

“Whoever makes it tells it not. Whoever takes it knows it not. Whoever knows it wants it not. What is it?” Martha shares this old riddle. This is part of a complete episode.

99 Clump Riddle

“What goes 99, clump?” “If you woke up at night and scratched your head, what time would it be?” Grant has the answers to those riddles. This is part of a complete episode.