1. What is it that, after you take away the whole, there is some remaining?
2. What runs up and down the stairs without moving?
3. What is it that can be full but will never overflow?
4. What is the center of gravity?
5. He discovered Pluto, among other stars.
6. I'm a weight on a scale, a dog's kind of jail, a poet to hail. What am I?
7. I always run; I never walk. I often murmur, but I never talk. I have a bed, but I never sleep; I have a mouth, but I never eat.
8. After a good licking, I'm sent to a corner.
9. What is it that you can keep after you have given it away?
10. (NEW) What goes around the wood but never enters the wood?
11. (NEW) What famous building in New York has the most stories?
12. (NEW) What road vehicle has four wheels and flies?
13. (NEW) What is the best month for a parade?
14. (NEW) He has married many women without ever being married. Who is he?
15. (NEW) How are penitentiary inmates and astronauts alike?
16. (NEW) What gets whipped and beaten without ever squealing?
17. (NEW) What has a foot on the left, a foot on the right, and a foot in between? ANSWERS 1. WHOLESOME: There is no red herring, metaphor or paradox in this riddle. Just pure pun: both "whole" and "some" have double meanings. 2. CARPET or A RUG: The idea of "without moving" is the red herring that gives you the wrong meaning for the word "runs." You are lead to believe that the idea is "moving swiftly" when the answer reveals that "runs" means "covers the length of." 3. MOON: The word "overflow" is the red herring that leads you to misunderstand "full." 4. "V": The entire phrase "center of gravity" is the pun in this riddle. 5. WALT DISNEY: "Pluto" is the pun, but "stars" might also be considered one. 6. POUND: This riddle used metaphor rather than red herring. The poet mentioned in the riddle is Ezra Pound, and American expatriate (1885-1972). 7. RIVER: "Run," "murmur," "bed" and "mouth" are all puns in this case. 8. A STAMP: "Licking" is the pun. 9. YOUR WORD: "Keep" is the pun. (There is also a paradox in this riddle, but there are so many riddles that use paradox, that I thought this one would be better here.) 10. The bark of a tree. 11. The library 12. A garbage truck 13. March 14. A priest / preacher / parson 15. They are both interested in "outer space." 16. An egg 17. A yardstick