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What is the actual answer to “what came first, the chicken or the egg”? [closed]

What is the actual answer to "what came first, the chicken or the egg"? I remember seeing an answer for this and I want to see if anyone else can find that answer.
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The Puzzling Free-to-Play Escape Room, naturally!

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #50: Escape Rooms Without revealing too much, knowledge of geek culture and/or superb Google skills are required for this puzzle. Coming from an anime ...
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An altered Alan Parrish question

I was wondering around on Puzzling when I saw this question posted three days ago. It is a great puzzle and it reminded me me about another puzzle a saw a long ...
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Guineas Dealer ||||||||

This visionary turns into a comedian, an animal and a fictional hero around Christmas. What is his favorite machine? Note: The lines after the word "Dealer" in the title have nothing to do ...
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When is the full moon?

During each lunar cycle, the full moon is technically full for one instant, but to the human observer, the moon appears full for 2-3 days and nights in a row, making it hard to tell on which date and ...
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A new adventure awaits! Let's go!

A tale is being told here, one that spans many years and generations... but what kind of tale might it be? Pastebin link to a transcript of the clues, including colorblind assistance. Note that Y = ...
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The Alan Parrish question

Two stereotypical british gentlemen that don't know each other engage in this unusual conversation (it's almost as if they were a setup for a puzzle): Gentleman A - Hello sir, I'll have you know that ...
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Working as a Family

Within this Boggle grid are the names of the members of a family. The unused letters will reveal the name of the original head honcho. ...
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These words have the same properties, but how?

Asparagus, Man, Erode, Aerodynamic, Innards, Bins Mine, Rob, Fort, Hexagon, Tera, Nights Flashbacks, Lost, Mono, Grand, Dystopia, Focus Splashdown, Troupe, Karate, Duel, Catchy, Contact Acrobat, ...
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The Pub Quiz and the Passion

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #49: Pub Quiz Camouflage...a day or two late. Oops. Your local pub has an interesting way to show their pub quiz questions--sixteen televisions in a four-by-...
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Directly Linked & Connected

These words can be sorted into four categories, each of which share a connection. driver soldier bowl monolith megawatt infinite wing Sweden descends skin blazes legendary herself rocks grand prix ...
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The Author of a Note

After finding this note, I've pretty much gone to the ends of the earth to find the author's name. Maybe you can help me? Suppose I want my room to be a weird color. Something uncommon, like purple. ...
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A Pub Quiz Joke

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #49: Pub Quiz Camouflage For this pub quiz, I urge you to listen closely. The final word hidden within this pub quiz describes, jokingly, what pub quiz ...
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“Friend”-ly Puzzle

All stories in this puzzle are fictions; the puzzle was made by myself. My friend left me a puzzle. He gave me 5 papers, each had some information on it. #1 WORD SEARCH A B C D E F 1 SOR SUF HYP ...
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The Burnt Textbook

You and your team have successfully intercepted a message from the enemy, which could win you the war! But the message is encrypted with a difficult cipher, and your textbook's instructions for ...
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Which piano piece is played here?

The picture shows a typical pattern of a piano piece. Which piano piece is played here? Hint1: Hint2:
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A Group of Partygoers

Feeling adventurous, I decided to have a party, so I invited my friends: Astrid, Connor, Clinton, Lewis, and Michael. What's my name? There could be a few possibilities, but there's only one right ...
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You've got to be kidding me!

Within this Boggle board is a set of eight words with a common theme. What are they/what is the theme? V E D I N A K R H J O X O E S Y To make a word in ...
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I want to play a game

I've been playing a lot of video games lately. After solving this crossword, you should know which video game I want to play next. Thanks to Deusovi for test-solving and general feedback! Across Down ...
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An outdated Boggle board

I had a spell in 2017 where I tried to fit many different related sets of words onto a standard 4x4 Boggle board. While looking through my creations yesterday, I found this curious puzzle: ...
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PEBMSRMEE (all four)

Determine the two-part 14-letter answer by looking at these images below. Please try to figure out as much as possible before posting partials. Good luck! HINT:
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Trivia… sudoku

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #49: Pub Quiz Camouflage Please do not search the answers online (hence the no-computers tag), otherwise it would be too simple to solve this puzzle. I tried ...
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The Heart of the Matter, a Sergeant Sequence mystery (fan-fic)

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #49: Pub Quiz Camouflage Thanks to @Stiv for permission to take Sgt. Sequence out for another spin on KWIZ NITE! "This case is going nowhere, Sequence.&...
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A pair of campus riddles

The answers to these riddles are places, people, or things in University of Maryland. To make the riddles fair for everyone, consult these resources: Campus map, Stamp map. Name this place where it ...
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Bizarre number sequence

My friend sent me this tricky puzzle... Please explain the reason for the mistake in the number sequence - what is it trying to communicate? 8139, 8140, 8141, 5493, 8143, 8144 Hints: 1.
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Bar trivia is heating up

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #49: Pub Quiz Camouflage Last week I popped into my local bar, Staggers, on Tuesday night with my work colleagues to have a few well drinks and jalapeño ...
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What was I supposed to do?

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #49: Pub Quiz Camouflage I've had the strangest day. Today I was invited to play in a chess tournament (or so I thought). As a keen (and pretty good) chess ...
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A Winter Day's Drive

Another riddle from ~ Words That Get Stuck In MacGyver88's Head ~(:P) My prefix - ( i ) are this/these. My infix - The sixth lost its sixth. My suffix - Even though short, eating the first still ...
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Sergeant Sequence dodges a bullet

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #49: Pub Quiz Camouflage After a long day at the office with little to show for it, an evening at The Badger and Biscuit (his favourite pub) was exactly what ...
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A Code That's a Little Bit Weird

The street outside Rockefeller Center was a very busy place to hide a secret message, I thought, but sometimes the best place to hide something was in plain sight. I'm a government agent, from one of ...
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Fun with Letters, Words and Sentences? [closed]

I have a game, but first, I need to explain how it works. Take a sentence, completely meaningful. Suppose the sentence is, "Yes, yesterday we ate the meal sometime at night". In this ...
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The glamorous couple and their cosplay workshop

Mike the MMA* fighter and his fashion-model wife Wendy make a striking couple. They turn heads, especially when engaging in their favourite pastime - cosplay**. Mike likes to dress as a fantasy hero, ...
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What is an Ants Letter™?

This is a variant on the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee. If a letter conforms to a special rule, I call it an Ants Letter™. Use the following examples below to find the rule. Ants™ ...
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Earth Science | Chemistry + Flags

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #48: Unusual tag mix Which famous chemist is represented by these flags? Go big or go home!
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What is a Prebus Word™?

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #48: Unusual tag mix (Somewhat in the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee, a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles.) If a word ...
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The Five Main Ones

Here is a classic A is to B as C is to D puzzle. Try see if you can figure out the answer. $F:BRW::I:GRW::P:GR::R:BRY::?:?$ Note: Some minor simplification was needed on some of them. But that ...
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Oh No. I had those today

Who? That miserable, Sick man Was poisoned? Eleven letter word
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A conspiracy threatens!

I need help! While cleaning the office desk of my boss, I discovered a letter and I think something really bad is going on. The other day I also saw him sending a message on his phone... And today I ...
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Mission accomplished?

32811132 74131968 592162 289216 If you can say «mission accomplished», then you are a true ...... Hint:
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As Slaughter Crept unto the Sheep

Turn in my lord! Turn in my lord! But water I cannot afford. Some milk is best at your request. Now hide you and get you some rest. But as he sleep, to him she creep, As slaughter crept unto the ...
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Sounds like you need something to do

What word am I thinking of? Each group will give you part of what you need. Group 1 split, peel, bunch, dump Group 2 Vermont, Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina Group 3 Merlin, Percival, ...
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The Poem of Love and Grace [closed]

Here is a simple poetry riddle I just thought up. Enjoy! A king, so great, lives fifteen years more, A giant, so mighty, his power so easily tore. A shepherd, in the wild, a stick to a snake, A death,...
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The Abysmal King

What was the king's name (missing from the riddle), but more interestingly, what was the king trying to hide? Slay me now, and take a solemn vow, Men can't say I might have died this way, Thrust ...
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Consists of four

The correct approach to this puzzle will lead you to two initials which in its entirety consists of 13 letters. What is this 13-letter answer?
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They Couldn't Sit Down 'Till They Got It Out of Town

What are the missing words, but most importantly, what is "it"? They couldn't sit down 'till they got it out of town To send it back was nice, But who'd have bet the odds, They'd send it ...
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Oh my lovely life

Before I was brought to life, I chose my gender and my living environment. I own a large piece of land for anything I like in front of my house. I make friends with local people, by talking and ...
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What do these words have in common? (Season 12, Episode 254)

Here are some chosen words from a large group: angel bat cling dog glass hatchet ice king knife lamp lancet lion lung noodle oil parrot pin pipe rainbow rock sand sun surgeon tile trigger turkey ...
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TFS (strings of letters)

Complete the image below with the correct strings of letters in the correct squares (four squares will be left empty). Transcription (■ is a square that does not exist in the image, and ? is a blank ...
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A No Sensa Test Question with Mediterranean Flavor

Which of the three options fit in the central Octagon which is common to the two diagonals, one vertical and one horizontal row? Separately, each diagonal row (Brown and Red boxes), the horizontal row ...
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Men of the past

J.R.R. wrote about the dragon, thinking of these men. Issur performed and challenged the locals to do a crossing, thinking of these men. G.R.R. wrote about the killer of the giant, thinking of these ...

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