Difficult Riddles

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I come in darkness

I come in darkness, but fill the mind with light. I bring enlightenment to some, while gripping others in the hand of fear. With me it can be a journey of inexplicable joy and sorrow. What I will show you will often be unreachable. Journey with me and what you see may haunt you. Journey with me and you may never want to return home. Journey with me and you will never know when it will end. What am I?

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Hobbit riddle

In "The Hobbit" by J. R. R. Tolkien, there are several hard riddles that Gollum and Bilbo ask each other.

Alive without breath,
As cold as death;
Never thirsty, ever drinking,
All in mail never clinking.

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Rungs of a ladder

The rungs of a 10 foot ladder attached to a ship are 1 foot apart. If the water is rising at the rate of one foot an hour, how long will it take until the water covers over the ladder?

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Beyond my reach

When you stop and look, you can always see me. If you try to touch you cannot feel me. I cannot move, but as you near me, I will move away from you. What am I?

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There are three crates

There are three crates, one with apples, one with oranges, and one with both apples and oranges mixed. Each crate is closed and labeled with one of three labels: Apples, Oranges, or Apples and Oranges. The label maker broke and labeled all of the crates incorrectly. How could you pick just one fruit from one crate to figure out what’s in each crate?

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Clocks

Which clock works best, the one that loses a minute a day, or the one that doesn't work at all?

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