Riddles, enigmas and such

Anybody got a good riddle, poser or enigma? Post a new one or an old favorite.

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There’s a popular supermarket product whose name supposedly comes from the word an employee at the company used to describe its first proposed packaging. Hint: the name of the product is the same as the descriptive word, minus its last letter. What’s the product?

No idea - Bump

Charmin?

Got it. Do you have one panache45?

Company that went out of biz because its name was thought to be racist when in fact it represented a combination of the two founders’ names? Maybe we should spoiler the answer so the poster doesn’t have to answer later etc.?

Sambo’s was an American restaurant chain, started in 1957 by Sam Battistone Sr. and Newell Bohnett in Santa Barbara, California.[1] Though the name was taken from portions of the names of its founders, the chain soon found itself associated with The Story of Little Black Sambo .

I drive a car whose name means “a movie like Easy Rider,” when spoonerized. What kind of car do I drive?


  • I drive a car whose name means “a movie like Easy Rider,” when spoonerized. What kind of car do I drive?

Just keep posting riddles!

  • What kind of bear can be spelled out using only two letters

I fly when it is sunny
I fly in the storm
When night is upon you
I come through the floor

What am I?

I am thinking of a number. Spelled out it is nine letters long, one word, and 5 of the letters are vowels (a,e,i,o, or u). What is the number?

This surname has five consecutive consonants. Off the top of my head I can think of three unrelated famous people who have it—it’s not exotic. Hint: it could be broken into two ordinary English words.

Armstrong…r, m, s, t, r. Neil, Louis, Lance.