Riddles

  

1. One knight, a ninja, and a pirate are on a boat. The boat crashes. The pirate jumps of first, the ninja jumps off second, and who jumps off third?

Answer: The knight.

 

2. You can see me in water, but I never get wet. What am I?

Answer: A reflection.

 

3. You are running a race and pass the person in second place. What place did you finish the race in?

Answer: Second place.

4. What are two things you never eat for breakfast?

Answer: Lunch and dinner.

5. Take away the whole and some still remain. What is it?

Answer: The word “wholesome.”

 

6. What has to be broken before you can use it?

Answer: A egg.

 

7.The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I?

Answer: Fingerprints.

 

8. I’m tall when I’m young, and I’m short when I’m old. What am I?
Answer: A candle.

 

9. Where does today come before yesterday?

Answer: The dictionary.

 

10. What question can you never answer yes to?

Answer: Are you asleep yet?

 

11. Forward I am heavy, but backward I am not. What am I?

Answer: Forward I am ton, backward I am not.

 

12. A rooster lays an egg at the very top of a slanted roof. Which side is the egg going to roll off on?

Answer: Neither, roosters don’t lay eggs.

 

13. There’s a one-story house in which everything is yellow. Yellow walls, yellow doors, yellow furniture. What color are the stairs?
Answer: There aren’t any – it’s a one-story house.

 

14. A word I know, six letters it contains, remove one letter, and twelve remains. What am I?

Answer: Dozens.

 

15. What can you break, even if you never pick it up or touch it?
Answer: A promise.

 

16. What month of the year has 28 days?

Answer: All of them.

 

17. A barrel of water weighs 60 pounds. What must you put in it for it to weigh 40 pounds?

Answer: A hole.

 

18. What is always in front of you but can’t be seen?

Answer: The future.

 

19. How do football players stay cool during a game?

Answer: They stand next to the fans.

 

20. What goes up but never comes down?

Answer: Your age.

 

21. What word looks the same upside down and backward?

Answer: Swims.

 

22. A man who was outside in the rain without an umbrella or hat didn’t get a single hair on his head wet. Why?

Answer: He was bald.

 

23. You see a sail boat filled with people, yet there isn’t a single person on board. How is that possible?
Answer: All the people on the boat are married.

 

24. What invention lets you look right through a wall?

Answer: A window.

 

25. David’s parents have three sons: Snap, Crackle, and what’s the name of the third son?
Answer: David.

 

26. What has ten letters and starts with gas?

Answer: An automobile.

 

27. What is full of holes but still holds water?

Answer: A sponge.

 

28. You walk into a room that contains a match, a kerosene lamp, a candle and a fireplace. What would you light first?

Answer: The match.

 

29. What can’t be put in a saucepan?

Answer: A staircase.

 

30. I follow you all the time and copy your every move, but you can’t touch me or catch me. What am I?

Answer: Your shadow.

 

31. What gets wet while drying?

Answer: A towel.

 

32. How can you drop a raw egg on a concrete floor from a 10 feet high balcony without breaking it?

Answer: Concrete floors are hard to crack.

 

33. What can you keep after giving to someone?

Answer: Your word.

 

34. I’m light as a feather, yet the strongest person can’t hold me for five minutes. What am I?
Answer: Your breath.

 

35. What can you hold in your left hand but not in your right?
Answer: Your right elbow.

 

36. A man dies of old age on his 25th birthday. How is this possible?

Answer: He was born on February 29.

 

37. I’m found in socks, scarves and mittens; and often in the paws of playful kittens. What am I?
Answer: Yarn.

 

38. What can’t talk but will reply when spoken to?
Answer: An echo.

 

39. If you’re running in a race and you pass the person in second place, what place are you in?
Answer: A second place.

 

40. I have branches, but no fruit, trunk or leaves. What am I?
Answer: A bank.

 

41. What gets bigger when more is taken away?

Answer: A hole.

 

42. If you’ve got me, you want to share me; if you share me, you haven’t kept me. What am I?
Answer: A secret.

 

43. What is black when it’s clean and white when it’s dirty?

Answer: A chalkboard.

 

44. The more of this there is, the less you see. What is it?

Answer: Darkness.

 

45. It belongs to you, but other people use it more than you do. What is it?
Answer: Your name.

 

46. What has many keys but can’t open a single lock?

Answer: A piano.

 

47. It is an insect, and the first part of its name is the name of another insect. What is it?

Answer: Beetle.

 

48. Which of the following words don't belong in the group and why? CORSET, COSTER, SECTOR, ESCORT, COURTS

Answer: Courts. All of the others are anagrams of each other.

 

49. What has four fingers and thumb, but it is not living?

Answer: A glove.

 

51. If eleven plus two equals one, what does nine plus five equal?

Answer: 11 o'clock plus 2 hours = 1 o'clock. 9 o'clock plus 5 hours = 2 o'clock.

 

52. What is it that given one, you'll have either two or none?

Answer: A choice.

 

53. Can you write down eight eights so that they add up to one thousand?

Answer: 888 + 88 + 8 + 8 + 8 = 1000.

  

54. What can’t be burned in a fire nor drowned in the water?

Answer: Ice. It melts instead of burning in a fire and it floats in water.

 

55. What English word retains the same pronunciation, even after you take away four of its five letters?

Answer: Queue.

56. Where do monkeys get their exercise?
Answer: The jungle gym.

57. If the red house is on the right and the blue house is on the left, where is the white house?
Answer: Washington D.C.

58. Where can you find cities, towns, shops, and streets but no people?”

Answer: A map.

 

59. What is so fragile that saying its name breaks it?”

Answer: Silence.

 

60. What has a bottom at the top?”

Answer: Your legs.

61. I am the beginning of everything, the end of everywhere. I’m the beginning of eternity, the end of time and space. What am I?
Answer: The letter “e.”

62. Forward I am heavy, but backward I am not. What am I?
Answer: The word “not.”

63. When you look for something, why is it always in the last place you look? 

Answer: Because when you find it, you stop looking.

 

64. A cowboy rode into town on Friday.  He stayed in town for three days and rode out on Friday.  How was that possible? 

Answer: Friday was the name of his horse.

 

65. Railroad.  Can you spell that without any “r’s”? 

Answer: That.

 

66. What has a face and two hands, but no arms or legs? 

Answer: A clock.

67. Two fathers and two sons are in a car, yet there are only three people in the car. How?
Answer: They are a grandfather, father and son.

68. What has one eye, but can’t see?
Answer: A needle.

69. What’s black and white and read all over?”

Answer: A newspaper.

 

70. Lives in winter, dies in summer, and grows with its roots upward.  What is it? 

Answer: An icicle.

 

71. How can a man go 8 days without sleep? 

Answer: He only sleeps at night.

72. What does man love more than life, hate more than death or mortal strife; that which contented men desire; the poor have, the rich require; the miser spends, the spendthrift saves, and all men carry to their graves?
Answer: Nothing.

73. People make me, save me, change me, raise me. What am I?
Answer: Money

 

74. The day before yesterday I was 21, and next year I will be 24. When is my birthday?
Answer: December 31; today is January 1.

 

75. Which is heavier, a pound of bricks or a pound of feathers? 

Answer: The same. A pound is a pound!

 

76. I have no life, but I can die. What am I?”

Answer: A battery.

 

77. Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday? 

Answer: Yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

78. What is 3/7 chicken, 2/3 cat and 2/4 goat?
Answer: Chicago.

79. Timmy’s mother had three children.  The first was named April, the next was named May.  What was the name of the third child? 

Answer: Timmy.

 

80. Two in a corner, one in a room, zero in a house, but one in a shelter. What is it?
Answer: The letter “r.”

 

81. What kind of coat can only be put on when wet? 

Answer: A coat of paint.

 

82. A man looks at a painting in a museum and says, “Brothers and sisters I have none, but that man’s father is my father’s son.” Who is in the painting?
Answer: The man’s son

 

83. What occurs once in a minute, twice in a moment, and never in one thousand years? 

Answer: The letter M.

 

84. Mary has four daughters, and each of her daughters has a brother. How many children does Mary have?”

Answer: Five. Each daughter has the same single brother.

 

85. What would you find in the middle of Toronto?
Answer: The letter “o.”

 

86. What has three feet but cannot walk? 

Answer: A yardstick.

 

87. What runs, but never walks, often murmurs – never talks, has a bed but never sleeps, has a mouth but never eats? 

Answer: A river.

88. I am a word of letters three; add two and fewer there will be. What word am I?
Answer: Few.

89. With pointed fangs I sit and wait; with piercing force I crunch out fate; grabbing victims, proclaiming might; physically joining with a single bite. What am I?
Answer: A stapler.

90. What gets sharper the more you use it? 

Answer: Your brain.

91. What 4-letter word can be written forward, backward or upside down, and can still be read from left to right?
Answer: noon.

92. You see me once in June, twice in November and not at all in May. What am I?
Answer: The letter “e.”

93. What can you catch but not throw? 

Answer: A cold.

 

94. They come out at night without being called, and are lost in the day without being stolen.  What are they? 

Answer: Stars.

95. I turn once, what is out will not get in. I turn again, what is in will not get out. What am I?
Answer: A key.

96. A man calls his dog from the opposite side of the river. The dog crosses the river without getting wet, and without using a bridge or boat. How?
Answer: The river was frozen.

97. Two in front, two in behind, and one in the middle.  How many are there? 

Answer: Three. (212).

98. A little girl goes to the store and buys one dozen eggs. As she is going home, all but three break. How many eggs are left unbroken?
Answer: Three.

99. What word of five letters has one left when two are removed?
Answer: Stone.

 

100. What word is spelled wrong in every dictionary?

Answer: The word “wrong.”

 

101. What has four wheels and flies?”

Answer: A garbage truck.

 

102. What is easy to get into, but hard to get out of?

Answer: Trouble!

 

103. What word contains 26 letters, but only three syllables?

Answer: Alphabet.

 

104. A girl fell off a long staircase. She wasn’t hurt. Why?

Answer: She fell off the bottom step.

 

105. What building has thousands of stories?

Answer: The library.

106. I am a word that begins with the letter “i.” If you add the letter “a” to me, I become a new word with a different meaning, but that sounds exactly the same. What word am I?
Answer: Isle (add “a” to make “aisle”).

107. What has a neck but no head?

Answer: A bottle.

 

108. A bat and a ball cost $1.10. The bat costs $1.00 more than the ball. How much does the ball cost? 

Answer: 5 cents.

 

109.What are two things you can NEVER eat for breakfast?

Answer: Lunch and dinner.

 

110. Which weighs more: a pound of feathers or a pound of bricks?”

Answer: They weigh the same.

 

111. What goes up and down but never moves?

Answer: The temperature.

112. A man describes his daughters, saying, “They are all blonde, but two; all brunette but two; and all redheaded but two.” How many daughters does he have?
Answer: Three: A blonde, a brunette and a redhead.

113. What can fill a room but takes up no space?
Answer: Light.

114. What three numbers, none of which is zero, give the same result whether they’re added or multiplied?
Answer: One, two and three.

115. What has many needles, but doesn’t sew?
Answer: A Christmas tree.

116. What kind of band never plays music?
Answer: A rubber band.

117. The more you take, the more you leave behind? What are they? Answer: Footprints.

If you drop me I’m sure to crack, but give me a smile and I’ll always smile back. What am I?
Answer: A mirror.

118. I have no eyes, no ears, and legs, and yet I help move the earth. What am I? 

Answer: An earthworm.

119. Three doctors said that Bill was their brother. Bill says he has no brothers. How many brothers does Bill actually have?
Answer: None. He has three sisters.

 

120. What word in the English language does the following: The first two letters signify a male, the first three letters signify a female, the first four letters signify a great, while the entire world signifies a great woman. What is the word?
Answer: Heroine.

121. If there are three cookies and you take away two, how many do you have?

Answer: If you take two, you have two.

 

122. What do dogs have that no other animal has?

Answer: Puppies.

 

123. What has one head, one foot, and four legs?”

Answer: A bed.

 

124. Give me food, and I will live. Give me water, and I will die. What am I?

Answer: Fire.

 

125. What goes through cities and fields, but never moves?
Answer: A road

 

126. First, I threw away the outside and cooked the inside. Then I ate the outside and threw away the inside. What did I eat? 

Answer: Corn on the cob.

 

127. If there are three apples and you take away two, how many apples do you have?
Answer: You have two apples.

 

128. What has many teeth, but can’t bite?
Answer: A comb.

 

129. What do kids play when they can’t play with a phone?
Answer: Board games.

 

130. What do you call two monkeys sharing an Amazon account?
Answer: Prime mates.

 

131. What do birds give out on Halloween?

Answer: Tweets.

 

132. What is cut on a table, but is never eaten?
Answer: A deck of cards.

 

133. What runs all around a backyard, yet never moves?
Answer: A fence.

 

134. Why was the weightlifter upset?
Answer: She worked with dumbbells.

 

135. Why are teddy bears never hungry?
Answer: They’re always stuffed.

 

136. What begins with an E but only has one letter in it?”

Answer: An envelope.

 

137. What’s Thanos’ favorite app to talk to friends?
Answer: Snap chat.

 

138. What event do spiders love to attend?
Answer: Webbings.

 

139. What did one math book say to the other?
Answer: I’ve got so many problems.

 

140. I am an odd number. Take away a letter and I become even. What number am I?”

Answer: Seven.

 

141. Why can’t you ever tell a joke around glass?
Answer: It could crack up.

 

142. What breaks yet never falls, and what falls yet never breaks?
Answer: Day, and night.

 

143. What has words, but never speaks?
Answer: A book.

144. What can travel all around the world without leaving its corner?
Answer: A stamp.

145. How do you know when a bike is thinking?
Answer: You can see its wheels turning.

146. A girl has as many brothers as sisters, but each brother has only half as many brothers as sisters. How many brothers and sisters are there in the family?
Answer: Four sisters and three brothers.

147. How did Benjamin Franklin feel when he discovered electricity?
Answer: Shocked.

 

148. Why did the daddy rabbit go to the barber?
Answer: He had a lot of little hares.

149. What has a head and a tail but no body?
Answer: A coin

 

150. What kind of shoes do private investigators wear?
Answer: Sneakers.

 

151. How do billboards talk?
Answer: Sign language.

 

152. What game does the sky love to play?
Answer: Twister.

 

153. Why do we never tell jokes about pizza?
Answer: They’re too cheesy.

 

154. Where does one wall meet the other wall?
Answer: On the corner

 

155. What kind of lunch do moms never prepare in the morning?
Answer: Their own.

 

156. What is the end of everything?
Answer: The letter “g.”

 

157. Did you hear the joke about the roof?
Answer: Never mind, it’s over your head.

 

158. What tastes better than it smells?
Answer: Your tongue

 

159. What time is it when people are throwing pieces of bread at your head?
Answer: Time to duck.

 

160. What do you do if someone rolls their eyes at you?
Answer: Roll them back.

 

161. What’s the difference between a guitar and a fish?
Answer: You can tune a guitar but you can’t tunafish.

162. What did the sink say to the potty?
Answer: You look flushed.

 

163. What’s a snake’s strongest subject in school?
Answer: History.

 

164. Why did the God of Thunder need to stretch his muscles so much when he was a kid?
Answer: He was a little Thor.

 

165. What has lots of eyes, but can’t see?
Answer: A potato.

166. If two’s company, and three’s a crowd, what are four and five?
Answer: Nine.