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Riddles from the Border Regions, 05/26/12

From: Joan VanBuskirk
Series: Riddles from the Border Regions
Length: 01:30

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FOUR ARMS, THREE LEGS...

Br_logo_small Four arms, three legs
The whole herd takes off
"One!  Two!  One!  Two!"
They call.

This is a riddle about a three-legged race.   It seemed like a rather difficult one.   I thought the four arms and three legs might get people thinking about cows and milking stools.   But in just over a minute of airing this riddle, two people had submitted the correct answer.   And others guessed it throughout the day.   Eric Johnson in Illinois captured the de-coding process rather succinctly, "It seems like a riddle takes about 3 seconds to solve... but that 3 seconds of clarity may take all day to arrive."

NEW RIDDLE:
She holds a snake
By tail and head
And skips along
With naught to dread.

(answer:  see 6/2/12 piece)

Piece Description

Four arms, three legs
The whole herd takes off
"One!  Two!  One!  Two!"
They call.

This is a riddle about a three-legged race.   It seemed like a rather difficult one.   I thought the four arms and three legs might get people thinking about cows and milking stools.   But in just over a minute of airing this riddle, two people had submitted the correct answer.   And others guessed it throughout the day.   Eric Johnson in Illinois captured the de-coding process rather succinctly, "It seems like a riddle takes about 3 seconds to solve... but that 3 seconds of clarity may take all day to arrive."

NEW RIDDLE:
She holds a snake
By tail and head
And skips along
With naught to dread.

(answer:  see 6/2/12 piece)

Broadcast History

KUSP, Central Coast Public Radio, Santa Cruz; 5/26/12. Aired during Weekend Edition Saturday at the 6:59 break.

Timing and Cues

The tone and theme music of this piece work well with Weekend Edition Saturday.

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Walk 'em on Down Bass Blues Loryn Long live performance. none 2008 :20

Related Website

http://www.borderregions.com