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# What goes up and down the stairs without moving?

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A rug or the carpet goes up and down the stairs without moving because it is able to be placed on the stairs. This is an example of a riddle.

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A riddle is a question or string of words that do not have an obvious answer. People who are reading the riddle and trying to solve the riddle need to use a combination of thinking skills, intelligence, reasoning and alternative thinking styles in order to come to the correct conclusion of the riddle. Riddles are often used in scavenger hunts and puzzles that do not have an obvious answer. Riddles have been used for thousands of years, and were common ways to reach mathematical conclusions. They are sometimes used to help people think more critically and exercise the power of the brain.

In ancient Asian societies, riddles were used to help solve mysteries. Riddles were written out in different ways, and only the people who could solve the riddles would be able to reveal the mystery. They were sometimes used as tests to make sure that people were intelligent and that they had the required thinking skills. Some riddles are harder to understand than others, while some riddles even involve the use of numbers.

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This question is actually a riddle. The answer to this riddle is, "Buoy meets gull." This answer only works when the question is asked as a riddle because otherwise it seems nonsensical.

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The answer to the riddle "What can you break but not touch?" is "your word" or "a promise." This riddle is considered to be of medium difficulty.

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The Albert Einstein Riddle is a famous logic puzzle said to be formulated by the theoretical physicist when he was young. First published in Life International in 1962, it gives 15 clues about a set of neighbors, then it asks a seemingly unanswerable question about one or more of them.