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G: Who's Buried in Grant's Tomb?

(17 August 1997)

Ulysses Simpson Grant and his wife (née Julia Boggs Dent) are both entombed in Grant's Tomb, but technically speaking nobody at all is buried there. Or so I hear.

In something of the spirit of that old chestnut, here are some other trick-question riddles that, without resorting to Marxism, contain the seeds of their own answers:

In a vaguely related vein, here are some surrealist riddles (thanks to "spud" (and spud's grandfather) for reminding me about them):

Thanks to Dobe for reminding me of many of these riddles, and to James Van Booven (via his Web page) for reminding me of some of the answers.

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Jed Hartman <logophilia@kith.org>