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Daily Riddle: Finding Out What Banana and Potato Have in Common

Afouda Bamidele
May 28, 2021
08:45 A.M.
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Bananas and potatoes are both edible foods that many people love. However, they have much more in common than you would think. Below are fun riddles to help stimulate your mind.

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Often when the day gets boring, we turn to our phones to catch up on social media or sit in front of the television to watch a movie. However, there is something even better than these activities.

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Solving a riddle or puzzle can be a fun way to while away time, but there is also the added benefit of stimulating your brain. Keep reading for exciting yet tricky riddles that can help spice up your day.

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THE POTATO AND BANANA DILEMMA

Consider the following words, Dresser, Banana, Grammar, Assess, Uneven, Voodoo, Potato, and Revive. At first, they seem like common words just classified together. However, they have something in common. What do you think it is?

Hint: These words have repeated letters in each of them, but there's more. The banana and potato might help.

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THE MYSTERY SONG

A man named Fred went to the bar and sat by himself. He was having a bad day and wanted to be alone when he noticed the guy beside him bring out a wad of $100 notes. Fred turned to the wealthy guy and said:

"I have an amazing talent; I know almost every song that has ever existed."

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The rich guy laughed at Fred, but that didn't deter him. Fred invited the man to bet all his money, promising to sing a song with a lady's name of his choice. The rich man couldn't believe it.

After giving it a long thought, the rich man agreed and named his daughter Joanna Armstrong-Miller. At the end of the day, Fred went home with all of the rich man's money. What song do you think Fred sang?

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Hint: It is a song that everyone knows. You must have also sung it at a point in your life.

THE CAKE RIDDLE

It's your grandfather's birthday, and you want to surprise him with the cakes you bake. He lives at the end of the valley. However, there is a minor problem. Between your house and his, there are seven long bridges.

According to folklore, under each bridge, a troll insists you pay a fee to allow you to pass. Since you're carrying cakes, the trolls demand half of the cakes you take. However, because of their kindness, they return one cake.

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If you are to deliver two complete cakes to your grandfather, how many cakes must you take from your home, considering that you have to pay the seven trolls? Can you guess the answer?

THE ANSWERS

Answer 1: The common thing potato, banana, and every word has in common is that if you take the first letter and move it to the end of the word, you the same word when read backward.

Answer 2: It simple, the happy birthday song is a tune that anyone can sing with anybody's name. Can you remember singing it at some point in your life?

Answer 3: For the final riddle, you need to leave home with just two cakes. Remember that you're to give the trolls half and then receive one in return. At each bridge, you'd end up with two cakes.

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