Friday, June 28, 2013

Mr. Punch's Puzzles: The Riddle of the Week





Once, again, Mr. Punch, with my help, is offering up a true Victorian riddle.  The first person to answer correctly--by posting in the comments--will receive public congratulations.  

So, here's this week's riddle.  We ask that you don't Google the answer.  Mr. Punch would not find that sporting at all.  Give it a shot and see what you can come up with.  Here we go... No cheating...


What has five eyes but cannot see?



And the answer is...

THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER.  

Oh, geography humor.  What a lark.  Many good answers today.  In fact, you were all very clever...naming everything from defunct detectives to anthropomorphic tubers and, even, your Aunt Connie.  Well done!  

Make sure to come back next Friday for another of Mr. Punch's Puzzles!



24 comments:

Darcy said...

Columbo, Batnaby Jones, and Jim Rockford in a room with no light.

Joseph Crisalli said...

Ha! That's very clever! Columbo...

Dashwood said...

Mr and Mrs Potato Head and their pirate friend, One-eyed Spud.

Joseph Crisalli said...

Each sold separately.

April said...

Five taxidermy cyclopses.

Joseph Crisalli said...

Each sold separately.

Carolyn said...

Two and a half broken dolls.

Joseph Crisalli said...

Produced by Peter, as opposed to Chuck, Lorre.

Matt said...

A potato.

Joseph Crisalli said...

Unless it's one of those sentient potatoes.

Beth Ann said...

Marduk and Hortence before she died. Didn't Orpha take out one of her eyes?

Joseph Crisalli said...

Yes, she did. And, thanks for paying such good attention!

Angelo said...

My Aunt Connie.

Joseph Crisalli said...

Sounds pretty.

Gene said...

Here ti comes.........my mother in law.

Joseph Crisalli said...

She and Angelo's aunt would be fast friends.

Barb said...

Ricky Ricardo in a blindfold. Aye, Aye, Aye, Aye, Aye.

Joseph Crisalli said...

That was babaloo-tiful, Barb.

Sam P said...

A packet of needles.

Joseph Crisalli said...

How sharp of you, Sam.

Gregg said...

Five hurricanes.

Joseph Crisalli said...

A horrible thought.

Doug said...

A clockface with roman numerals.

Joseph Crisalli said...

Interesting.