101 Best Riddles for Kids and Adults You'll Love (2023)

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Riddles– From Easy to hard, we have got them all. Test your riddle skills on these riddles for kids and adults! You are sure to get stumped a time or two!

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We have included riddles for kids as well as riddles for adults in this ultimate riddles list. Some are pretty easy riddles, and some may require you to really put on your thinking cap to figure out. Some of these riddles are sure to put you to the ultimate test. Let us know how many you get right on the list!

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Q: A man fell off of a 100-foot ladder, but he didn’t get hurt. How is this possible?

A: He was only on the first step

Q: What tastes better than it smells?

A: tongue.

Q: What gets wetter the more it dries?

A: A towel.

Q: David’s parents have three sons: Snap, Crackle and…?

A: David.

Q: If you have two coins which total 35 cents and one of the coins is not a dime, what are the two coins?

A: A quarter and a dime. One coin isn’t a dime, but the other one is.
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Q: What’s black and white and blue?

A: A sad zebra

Q: Forward it’s heavy, backward it’s not. What is it?

A: Ton. Backward it’s “not.” Get it?

Q: You see a boat filled with people. You look again, but this time you don’t see a single person on the boat. Why?

A: All the people on the boat are married.

Q: Without the first two letters, I’m an intelligent animal.
Without the first three letters, I’m a subject in school.
And, without the first four letters, I’m the letter “e.”
What am I?

A: Grape.

Q: The more there is of me the less you see. What am I?

A: Darkness.
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Q: What has to be broken before you can use it?

A: An egg

Q: I’m found in socks, scarves, and mittens. I’m found in the paws of playful kittens. What am I?

A: Yarn.

Q: Why is Peter Pan always flying?

A: He Neverlands.

Q: What goes up but never comes back down?

A: Your age.

Q: What has four eyes and runs south?

A: The Mississippi River.
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Q: How can you tell the difference between dogs and trees?

A: By their bark

Q: When it’s alive we sing, when it dies we clap. What is it?

A: A birthday candle.

Q: What has many keys, but cannot open a door?

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A: A piano.

Q: I make two people out of one. What am I?

A: A mirror.

Q: I go around in circles, but always straight ahead. I never complain no matter where I am led. What am I?

A: A wheel
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Q: What has six faces but does not wear makeup, and twenty-one eyes but cannot see?

A: Dice

Q: Before Mount Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain on Earth?

A: Mount Everest

Q: Break me, and I’ll cage you. Obey me, and I’ll save you. What am I?

A: The law

Q: What falls often but never gets hurt?

A: Snow

Q: I have one eye and it’s always open.What am I?

A: A needle
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Q: I’m tall when I’m young, and I’m short when I’m old, what am I?

A: A candle

Q: I blow but don’t have lungs. I can move objects but don’t have arms. What am I?

A: The wind.

Q: I have two hands, but no thumbs. What am I?

A: A clock.

Q: What five-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?

A: “Short”

Q: A man was driving a black truck. His lights were not on. The moon was not out. A lady was crossing the street. How could he see her?

A: It was daytime
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Q: Who can shave a dozen times a day but still have a beard?

A: A barber

Q: Even if you give this to someone else, you still get to keep it.What is it?

A: Your word.

Q: What has four wheels and flies?

A: A garbage truck.

Q: When was the last year that looked the same upside down and right side up?

A: 1961

Q: What jack has a head but no body?

A: Jack-o-lantern
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Q: How can a leopard change its spots?

A: By moving from one spot to another

Q: What is at the end of a rainbow?

A: The letter “w.”

Q: A word I know, six letters it contains, remove one letterand 12 remain, what is it?

A: Dozens.

Q: I act like a cat, I look like a cat, yet I am not a cat. What am I?

A: A Kitten.

Q: Which weighs more: a pound of feathers or a pound of bricks?

A: They both weigh the same. A pound.
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Q: What part of roads do ghosts love to travel?

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A: The dead ends

Q: What are moving left to right, right now?

A: Your eyes.

Q: What is so fragile that saying its name breaks it?

A: Silence.

Q: What has a bed but never sleeps, can run but never walks, and has a bank but no money?

A: A river.

Q: A full bus was traveling over a bridge. No one gets off the bus, but when it gets to the other side there isn’t a single person left. How is this possible?

A: They were all married.
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Q: Where can you find cities, towns, and streets but no people?

A: A map

Q: What is something you can put in your pocket that keeps it empty?

A: A hole.

Q: What has no body and no nose?

A: Nobody knows.

Q: What is the hardest key to turn?

A: A don-key

Q: How can you make seven even?

A: Remove the letter s.
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Q: What’s black and white and read all over?

A: A newspaper

Q: If a brother, his sister, and their dog weren’t under an umbrella, why didn’t they get wet?

A: It wasn’t raining.

Q: It floats like a log. It looks likes a log. But it isn’t a log. What is it?

A: Alligator

Q: What word contains 26 letters but only has three syllables?

A: The alphabet.

Q: What is always in front of you but can’t be seen?

A: The future.
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Q: What belongs to you but is used more by others?

A: Your name

Q: What is full of holes but still holds water?

A: A sponge.

Q: How many seconds are there in one year?

A: 12 of them, there’s a 2nd every month.

Q: What do you get when you cross a black cat and a lemon?

A: A Sour Puss.

Q: What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?

A: The letter M.
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Q: I am white when I am dirty, and black when I am clean. What am I?

A: A blackboard

Q: The more you take the more you leave behind. What are they?

A: Footsteps.

Q: Everyone has it but no one can lose it. What is it?

A: A shadow.

Q: Mary has four daughters, and each of her daughters has a brother — how many children does Mary have?

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A: Five, each daughter has the same brother.

Q: Why didn’t the car feel well?

A: It had gas.
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Q: What has teeth but cannot bite?

A: A comb

Q: No matter how smart you are, there is one thing you will always overlook. What is it?

A: Your own nose.

Q: What goes up and down the stairs without moving?

A: Carpet.

Q: What did the dollar say to the four quarters?

A: You’ve changed.

Q: Where do baby ghosts go while their parents work?

A: To day scare.
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Q: What has a bottom at the top?

A: Your legs

Q: Where does success come before work?

A: The dictionary.

Q: If a red house is made of red bricks, and a yellow house is made of yellow bricks, what is a greenhouse made of?

A: Glass

Q: What word is spelled wrong in every dictionary?

A: The word “wrong.”

Q: They have not flesh nor feathers, nor scales nor bone; but they do have fingers and thumbs of their own. What are they?

A: Gloves.
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Q: I have no feet, no hands, no wings, but I climb to the sky. What am I?

A: Smoke

Q: What kind of goose fights with snakes?

A: A mongoose.

Q: I’m flat when I’m new. I’m fat when you use me, then flat again when something sharp touches me. What am I?

A: A balloon.

Q: You must keep this thing, its loss will affect your brothers. For once yours is lost, it will soon be lost by others. What is it?

A: Your temper.

Q: What is at the end of everything?

A: The letter “g”.
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Q: You bought me for dinner but never eat me. What am I?

A: Silverware

Q: I know a word of letters three, add two more and less there will be. What word is it?

A: Few

Q: All about the house, with his partner he dances. Yet he always works, and never romances. What is he?

A: A broom.

Q: What do you throw out when you want to use it, but take in when you don’t want to use it?

A: An anchor.

Q: A hundred feet in the air, but its back is on the ground. What is it?

A: A centipede flipped over.
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Q: I run in and out of town all day and night. What am I?

A: A road

Q: What goes up when the rain comes down?

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A: An umbrella.

Q: It doesn’t bark, it doesn’t bite but it still won’t let you in the house. What is it?

A: A lock.

Q: What travels around the world but never leaves the corner?

A: A stamp.

Q: A man in a car saw a Golden Door, Silver Door and a Bronze Door. What door did he open first?

A: The car door.
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Q: What instrument does a skeleton play?

A: Trombone

Q: What can be picked but not chosen?

A: A nose.

Q: How do spiders communicate?

A: Through the World Wide Web.

Q: Light as a feather, almost nothing in it, but the strongest man can’t hold it much more than a minute. What I am?

A: Breath.

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

A: Fire.
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Q: I have a thousand needles but I do not sew.What am I?

A: A Porcupine

Q: Why couldn’t the skeleton cross the road?

A: Because it didn’t have the guts.

Q: Some months have 30 days, some months have 31 days. How many have 28?

A: They all do.

Q: I am the beginning of the end and the end of time and space. I am essential to creation, and I surround every place.What am I?

A: The letter e. End, timE, spacE, Every placE

Q: There is a rooster sitting on top of a barn. If it laid an egg, which way would it roll?

A: It wouldn’t, roosters don’t lay eggs.

Q: What has a foot on each side and one in the middle?

A: A yardstick
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What can run but can't walk? ›

Answer: A River!

Which room can you not enter? ›

Riddle: What room can no one enter? Answer: The letter M.

What goes from Z to A? ›

The Word Zebra starts with the Letter 'Z' and ends with the Letter 'A'. So, the correct answer to the riddle is Zebra.

What has 88 keys? ›

A standard piano has 88 keys: 52 white and 36 black.

What is at the end of a rainbow? ›

Many different things could be at the end of a rainbow but the one that can be the most common is gold. Most people believe that gold is at the end because you should receive it for finding it and for putting in the work for it.

What flower has two lips? ›

Tulips (Two Lips) For Lovers Flower Bouquet.

What has 4 legs up and 4 legs down? ›

Four legs up, four legs down, soft in the middle, and hard all round. Answer: a bed.

Which house can fly? ›

Answer: 1) The house which can fly is housefly.

What key is hardest to turn? ›

There is an order of the keys in terms of difficulty, and it is counterintuitive. The most difficult key is C major! In general, the keys that are easiest to learn are simultaneously the least natural for the hand. As a rule of thumb, the more black keys in a given key signature, the more comfortable it will be.

What gets wet when drying? ›

The answer to the riddle is “a towel”.

It is a bath towel because the more it dries, the wetter it becomes. When the towel is used to dry other things or people, it keeps on getting wetter as it keeps absorbing the water.

What has 5 fingers but is not alive? ›

Therefore, the right answer of this riddle is a glove which is not alive but have five fingers. Was this answer helpful?

What has 13 but no lungs or stomach? ›

What has 13 hearts, but no lungs or stomach? Your teen will probably be thinking literally, and will be trying to remember from science class what animal matches this description! But with riddles, you have to think of multiple word meanings—in this case, what else “hearts” could refer to. Answer: A deck of cards.

What turns pancakes brown? ›

Too much oil in the pan is the culprit behind pancakes that are splotchy brown rather than evenly golden from edge to edge. We've all experienced the annoying phenomenon of having the first batch of pancakes turn out splotched with brown spots, while subsequent batches come out evenly golden.

Which flies have no wings? ›

The answer to the “what flies without wings” riddle is “time”.

What is black white and red? ›

Q: What is black and white and red all over? The traditional answer, which relies upon the identical pronunciation of the words "red" and "read", is: A: A newspaper.

What has teeth but Cannot bite? ›

What has teeth but doesn't bite? A comb!

Can you stand in a rainbow? ›

For a true rainbow, no. However there is a phenomenon called a glory which is easily mistaken for a rainbow, especially if the viewer's shadow is not visible, and this does kind of fit the description.

Do rainbows touch the ground? ›

Rainbows never actually touch the ground! They look like they do due to a prism-ing effect but if you go high enough, in a plane or on a mountaintop, and look down on a rainbow; it will be completely circular!

What does a double rainbow mean? ›

Double rainbows are formed when sunlight is reflected twice within a raindrop with the violet light that reaches the observer's eye coming from the higher raindrops and the red light from lower raindrops.

What flies around all day? ›

According to the given riddle, the correct answer will be a flag.

What is a tongue flower? ›

Definitions of tongue-flower. orchid having blue to purple flowers with tongue-shaped or strap-shaped protuberances (calli) at the lip base. synonyms: tongueflower. type of: orchid, orchidaceous plant. any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors.

Where do fish keep their money? ›

The answer for Where do fish keep their money? Riddle is “Riverbank.”

What do you call a dressing screen? ›

A dressing screen is a translucent folding screen that typically acts as a room divider to provide privacy and diffuse light throughout the room. They are often called room dividers or folding screens.

What animals has 5 legs? ›

One of the world's best loved and iconic animals has been keeping a secret. It turns out kangaroos may be the world's only “pentapedal” animals, effectively having five legs.

What things have 10 legs? ›

Ten-legged animals belong exclusively to the arthropod group, which contains crustaceans and insects. You'll find most -- but not all -- 10-legged animals living in the sea. Crabs, lobsters and crayfish, shrimp, and in the desert, their is the scorpion. They all have 10 legs.

What has 6 legs and a tail? ›

RIDDLE: What has two heads, four eyes, six legs, and a tail? SOLUTION: A cowboy riding his horse. RIDDLE: What always sleeps with its shoes on? SOLUTION: A Horse.

Do flies play dead? ›

Q. Can a fly play dead? A. Some species of fly are adapted to feign dropping dead as a way to avoid a threat, and several other insects and spiders also show this behavior, though the common housefly is much more likely to use its lightning-fast reflexes and fly away instead.

How is a fly born? ›

House Fly (Musca domestica)

House flies typically lay eggs on animal feces and garbage. White, legless maggots (the larval stage) hatch from the eggs and grow to about ½ inch. When fully grown, maggots crawl away from their food source to undergo the pupal stage.

How many eyes do flies have? ›

Flies have 2 large Compound Eyes which consists of 3,000 to 6,000 Simple Eyes that give them the ability to see a wider range around their bodies without the need to move their heads.

What keys are creepy? ›

Whether you realize it or not, I know you've heard it before: the creepy minor key. From the traditional sounds of a pipe organ (at a haunted house, perhaps):
Simply put, the minor key is often synonymous with:
  • Sadness.
  • Negativity.
  • Something going wrong, terribly wrong.
  • Fright.

What key is if you can't hang? ›

If You Can't Hang is written in the key of D Minor. According to the Theorytab database, it is the 4th most popular key among Minor keys and the 10th most popular among all keys. Minor keys, along with major keys, are a common choice for popular music.

What key is hard to say sorry? ›

Hard To Say I'm Sorry is written in the key of E Major. According to the Theorytab database, it is the 5th most popular key among Major keys and the 5th most popular among all keys.

What has a face but can't smile? ›

Riddle: What has hands and a face, but can't hold anything or smile? Answer: A clock. 3.

What has branches but no fruit? ›

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

What can speak without a mouth? ›

An echo speaks without a mouth and hears without ears. It comes alive with wind. Hence, 'An echo' is the required answer to this riddle.

What has 6 legs but Cannot walk? ›

Dragonflies possess six legs, but they are not capable of walking. They use their legs to hold prey. Dragonflies are similar to damselflies, but dragonflies hold their wings away from, and perpendicular to, the body when at rest.

What runs but Cannot work? ›

What runs but no work? The answer to the What Can Run But Not Walk Riddle is water, A river... A river can run but not walk. It has a mouth but never talks and has a head but never weeps, has a bed (riverbed) but never sleeps.

What has a bed but does not sleep and can run but Cannot walk? ›

What runs but never walks, has a bed but never sleeps, has a mouth but never eats? A river. — Rivers also have a bank.

What is it called when you can't walk? ›

What is ataxia? Ataxia is a loss of muscle control. People with ataxia lose muscle control in their arms and legs. This may lead to a lack of balance, coordination, and trouble walking.

What has a foot and 4 legs? ›

Answer: A bed.

Do butterflies have legs? ›

Like all other insects, butterflies have six legs and three main body parts: head, thorax (chest or mid section) and abdomen (tail end). They also have two antennae and an exoskeleton.


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