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# What has been around for a million years but is only a month old?

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The answer to the riddle, "What has been around for a million years but is only a month old?" is "the moon." This is just one of many astronomy riddles.

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Some riddles play with the phases of the moon, such as "When is the moon the heaviest?" Naturally, the answer is, "When it's full." Space travel is also covered in "Have you heard about the cow astronaut?" If you have, you know, "He landed on the mooooooon." Lots of riddles focus on the sun, including, "Why didn't the sun go to college?" It did not attend because, "It already has a million degrees." Planets come into play, as well. "What did Mars say to Saturn?" The correct response is, "Give me a ring sometime."

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An example of a short riddle is, "Brothers and sisters I have none but this man's father is my father's son. Who is the man?" The answer is the man is the riddle teller's son. Another riddle is, "Who can travel around the world while staying in a corner?" The answer is a stamp. Another riddle says, "What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?" A towel is the answer.

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You can lead someone to a dictionary with the riddle, "The only place in the world where Saturday comes before Thursday," or to a table with "if you are able, add t." Another riddle to lead someone to the table is "it has four legs but does not run."