Ok, so my last attempt at riddling was a bit of a failure. I'm admitting it freely. However, I've never been one to admit failure so easily, so I'm trying one more time. This time however, the answer lies in one area of knowledge.
Put these objects in the same order Dido would.
Arm and hand
As for the 1st riddle, the solution follows.
((Samuel Clemens separated by Contemplation The Paper of Record Tods Zahn)less .... )split by Continents is C/d.
The answer is True. Why?
Samuel Clemens was better known as Mark Twain. "Mark Twain" was actually a command on riverboats to mark the anchor line at 12ft.
separated by = Divide
Contemplation is another word for "Fathom". Fathom is also a measure of depth equal to 6ft.
The Paper of Record is the "Times".
Tods Zahn is german for Death's Number. In the tarot, Death is #13.
.... is Mayan for 4.
Split = Divide
Continents number 7.
C/d is another way of describing the ratio pi.
So you have (((12/6)x13)-4)/7 or 22/7 which is another common way of describing pi.
I know....sucky riddle. Hopefully you enjoy the new one.