Riddles 4

1. EASYSlender guide whose figure tapers.As the night grows she slowly shrinks.Solid to liquid to invisible vapor.Glows but for blows which make her wink.ANSWER: A candleThe candle is a long, slender figure whose figure tapers towards a point atthe top. Through the course of an evening the lit candle shrinks. The waxof the candle goes from a solid to a liquid to an invisible vapor. Thecandle glows until someone blows on the flame; then it winks out.2. INTERMEDIATEMan-made and yet quite natural.Composed of hair or sometimes milk.Think: Jesus, Hitler, Marx and Freud:An idea on each of these men's lips.ANSWER: A mustacheFacial hair grows on a man's upper lip; by this it is both completely naturaland man-made. Mustaches are usually made up of hair. There are suchthings as milk mustaches also, however. Jesus, Hitler, Marx and Freud allsported mustaches.3. DIFFICULTTwo pieces and one hinge.Nailed mechanism. MarkedWith printed signature.A ratings game. A part.ANSWER: a thumbAbove the knuckle your thumb is composed of two pieces and one hinge joint. The thumb has a (thumb)nail. The thumb has its own distinctive (orsignature) print. Thumbs are used by people to rate the quality of things(think Siskel and Ebert). The thumb is a part of your hand.

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