Best Riddles For Kids & Adults In 2022📰
Riddles are a fun way to learn new things, challenge yourself and others to solve them, and have fun with friends and family. There are riddles for any age and they begin easy to solve, often with the answer in the question, and becoming more difficult until they are hard to solve for even the most experienced riddle solvers. Their popularity spreads easily and they are enjoyed by many as they are shared person to person and group to group.
I’m everywhere and a part of everyone. I am at the end of space and time and existence itself. What am I?
Think more literal than metaphysical.
A man shaves many times during the day, but at the end of the day, he still has a beard. How is this possible?
I have cities, but no houses. I have mountains, but no trees. I have water, but no fish. What am I?
The cock crew,
The sky was blue:
The bells in heaven
Were striking eleven.
‘Tis time for this poor soul
To go to heaven.
Using 5 2’s, make 28
How do you prevent a Summer cold?
Why did the banana get kicked out of the bar?
I blow but don’t have lungs. I can move objects but don’t have arms. What am I?
I’m tall when I’m young, and I’m short when I’m old. What am I?
How many animals did Moses take on the ark?
What do you call the Easter Bunny the day after Easter?
I live in the ocean and move slowly. I eat clams and have five arms. What am I?
Why did the birds make friends with the airplane?
I am the beginning of the end, and the end of time and space.
I am essential to creation, and I surround every place.
A woman was in court for killing her husband. She said she wasn’t guilty and that she dearly missed him. In the closing statement, the woman’s lawyer stands up and says, “Her husband was just missing. Everyone look at the doors. He’s going to walk through them in about 30 seconds.”
The entire jury stares at the doors waiting for waiting for this woman’s husband to walk through the doors. The lawyer and the woman stare at the jury.
The lawyer concludes by saying, “See! If you were so sure she killed her husband, you wouldn’t be watching that door!”
The jury immediately gave a guilty verdict. Why?
A bald man got a gift from Santa and proclaimed, “I’ll never part with it.” What was the gift?
I have a name but it isn’t mine
You don’t think about me while in your prime
People cry when I’m in their sight
Others lie with me all day and night.
What am I?
How can a man go 8 days without sleep?
A woman who opened the door after she heard knocking was greeted by a man who automatically apologized for thinking the woman’s room was his. The woman decided to call the police. Why did she call them?
What’s Wailord’s favorite TV show?
A girl fell off a 20-foot ladder. She wasn’t hurt. How?
What goes on four legs in the morning, on two legs at noon, and on three legs in the evening?
If there are fifteen crows on a fence and the farmer shoots a third of them, how many crows are left?
Which word is the odd one out: First, Second, Third, Forth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth?
A man hanged through the ceiling in his ice factory. There was nothing except a small puddle of water in the room. No chair or a table was there to climb up. How did he manage to hang himself?
What Valentine’s Day candy is only for girls?
What does Spiderman do for a living?
How far can you walk into the woods?
What is difference between a poorly dressed man on a bike, and a well dressed man on a unicycle?
A 400 yard long train, travelling at 30 mph, enters a 4.5 mile long tunnel.
How long will elapse between the moment the front of the train enters the tunnel and the moment the end of the train clears the tunnel?
I am always hungry and will die if not fed, but whatever I touch will soon turn red. What am I?
With ‘nic’ at the end
I’m a meal shared with ants;
Alone, I’m to gather
The blooms off my plants.
A mailman found a woman murdered with a copy of Monday’s newspaper when he went to deliver Friday’s newspaper. Who killed her?
I am a fish pokemon. When u make me angry I evovle into a huge fish pokemon. I live in water and land to. I am a water type pokemon. Who am I?
First think of the person who lives in disguise,
Who deals in secrets and tells naught but lies.
Next, tell me what’s always the last thing to mend,
The middle of middle and end of the end?
And finally give me the sound often heard
During the search for a hard-to-find word.
Now string them together, and answer me this,
Which creature would you be unwilling to kiss?
What is Santa’s favorite thing to do in his garden?
Add me to myself and multiply by 4. Divide me by 8 and you will find me again. What am I?
When it comes to me, you go on red and stops on green. What am I?
A man murders his wife with a knife, leaving no trace and no witnesses. He returns home. An hour later the police call to tell him that his wife has been murdered and to come to the scene of the crime straight away. As soon as he arrives, he is arrested. How did the police know he did it?
Which one of Santa’s reindeer can be seen on Valentine’s day?
What do you call a gorilla that plays with clay?
I am a 12-letter word, two compound words and people celebrate me in the fall. What am I?
It is not in your tummy but somewhere above. It is thought by many to be the symbol of love. What am I?
How many eggs can you put in an empty basket of 2m x 2m size?
What do you call two Italian ants?
Why does the room get brighter on your birthday every year?
A man found an old coin and declared that the date on it was 150 B.C. This could not be true. Why?
When I look at her, she smiles at me. When I wink at her, she winks at me. When I kiss her, she kisses me back. When I say I love you, she says it back. Who am I?
What is harder to catch the faster you run?
I’m tall when I’m young, and I’m short when I’m old, what am I?
What is something you can put in your pocket that keeps it empty?
I am present, but also past. I am wrapped, but not a gift. I am named after a parent, but have no children.
This is young, romantic, sometimes platonic and sometimes shallow, and is named after man’s best friend. What is it?
It is used in every household for cleaning and used by witches to fly around. What is it?
What have I got in my pocket?
Some try to hide, some try to cheat; but time will show, we always will meet. Try as you might to guess my name.
I am known as a king, and the jungle’s where I reign. It is hard to tame me, and I have a large mane. What am I?
What did the snowman say to the birthday girl?
And what car did David drive?
What has three ways out and just one way in?
How do you know carrots are good for your eyes?
Why did the woman fall for Dracula so quickly?
I sometimes run, but I cannot walk. You always follow me around. What am I?
Why shouldn’t Christians watch TV?
You throw away my outside, you cook my inside. Then you eat my outside and you throw away my inside. What am I?
A plane crashed off the coast of Mexico and every single person died, yet there were two survivors. How could that happen?
I can fill a room but take up no space.
Look out at night, and I am in no place.
What am I?
How can you drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?
Where will the cat be when the lights go out?
What do you call a Pokémon that wants to be a police officer?
Dropping from the sky
More beautiful than rain
There are no two pieces
That’ll ever look the same
What am I?
What’s the cleanest type of birthday party joke?
What has a face and two hands, but no arms or legs?
On a dark, stormy night, a man who owned a casino invited some friends for a visit. The men all placed their money on the table right before the lights went out. When the lights came back on, the money was gone. The owner wanted to discover who stole the money. So, he put a rooster in an old rusty bucket. He told everyone to get in line and touch the bucket one at a time when he turned the lights off. He said that the rooster would crow when the robber touched it. After everyone touched it, the rooster hadn’t crowed. Then the man told everyone to hold out their hands. After examining all the hands, he pointed out who the robber was. How did he know who stole the money?
What always comes into a house through the keyhole?
A girl buys a dozen eggs and, on the way home, all but seven break. How many eggs are left unbroken?
They have magical powers and can cast spells but are not evil like witches. They can’t fly without pixie dust and you can actually befriend them. Who are they?
A type of lettuce
“What is that wonder which whines on high, the arm-lathe howls, they’re hard, chief. Heidrek King, think on that.”
I face my brother, he faces me. At our sides, two more I see. Together we make room for thee. What am I ?
> You are given 2 eggs.
-> You have access to a 100-storey building.
-> Eggs can be very hard or very fragile means it may break if dropped from the first floor or may not even break if dropped from 100 th floor.Both eggs are identical.
-> You need to figure out the highest floor of a 100-storey building an egg can be dropped without breaking.
-> Now the question is how many drops you need to make. You are allowed to break 2 eggs in the process
Why don’t you like eating fish on Thanksgiving?
A man runs away from home. He turns left but keeps running. After some time, he turns left again and keeps running. He later turns left once more and runs back home. Who was the man in the mask?
If you have me, you want to share me. If you share me, you don’t have me. What am I?
It’s something you share with friends.
What do you answer even though it never asks you questions?
Take one out and scratch my head, I am now black but once was red. What am I?
What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?
If there are four sheep, two dogs and one herds-men, how many feet are there?
What tastes better than it smells?
What is the hardest key to turn?
How does Joshua make his coffee and that of his friends?
What are the only two periodic elements to have the state of a liquid?
Although I have no feet, I can move around. In my trunk, your clue will be found.
I am a word that counts, add a ‘G’ and I will disappear. What am I?
What can fill an entire room without taking up any space?
What did the robber get his wife for her birthday?
A chemist was killed in his own lab. The crime scene had no evidence to be found except a piece of paper with the names of chemical substances Nickle, Carbon, Oxygen, Lanthanum, and Sulphur on it. On the day of his murder, he had only 3 visitors; his nephew Nicolas, his wife, Martha, and his friend John. Who was the killer?
What do the bird couple call one another?
What did one lion say to the other on its birthday?
Why did the birthday boy smash his cake with a hammer?
What is a ghost’s favorite fruit?
How do you get the violin to laugh?
I am higher without a head. What am I?
I ask no questions, but receive a lot ofs. What am I?
I am a god, a planet and I can measure heat. What am I?
What has many teeth, but cannot bite?
Bella is outside a shop. She can’t read the signs, but she knows she needs to go in to make a purchase. What store is she at?
What music does the Easter Bunny dance to?
There are two coins that add up to 30 cents. One of these coins is not a nickel. What are the two coins?
I have a head but never weeps, I have a bed but never sleep. I Can run but never walks. I have a bank but no money. What am I?
What is next in this sequence? JFMAMJJASON . . .
What is Moby Dick’s favorite way to celebrate his birthday?
You can’t keep this until you have given it
What has words but never speaks?
Which branch of the military is a bunny’s favorite?
Why did the cupcake go to the doctor’s office?
What happens when Harry Potter says accidental?
A woman shoots her husband, then holds him under water for five minutes. A little while later, they both go out and enjoy a wonderful dinner together. How can this be?
What should you say to a birthday girl or guy who’s worried about turning older?
A woman shot her husband, and held him underwater for three minutes. Later that night, they had a lovely dinner together. How is this possible?
What has roots as nobody sees, is taller than trees, up, up, up it goes, and yet, never grows?
Sam was born on January 1st, 23 B.C. in KL town and passed away on January 2nd, 23 A.D. What was his age when he died?
What has many keys but can’t open a single lock?
What does an owl say to their crush on Valentine’s Day?
What do you call a cow with no legs?
Opposite of crazy
Read me or write me, I’m good for a fright.
I can be spooky
but I’m best told at night.
What am I?
If I drink something, then I am just over. However, I can eat anything. What Am I?
It is a 3 digit number less than 130; if you add the digits in the ones and hundreds place, you get the tens number. What is the number?
He’s the star of a book series
Who saw King’s Cross when he was dead
He is a famous Gryffindor
There’s a lightning scar on his head
Who is he?
A new student met the Zen Master after traveling hundreds of miles by yak cart. He was understandably pleased with himself for being selected to learn at the great master’s feet .
The first time they formally met, the Zen Master asked, “May I ask you a simple question?” “It would be an honor!” replied the student.
“Which is greater, that which has no beginning or that which has no end?” queried the Zen Master. “Come back when you have the answer and can explain why.”
After the student made many frustrated trips back with answers which the master quickly cast off with a disapproving negative nod, the Zen Master finally said, “Perhaps I should ask you another question?”
“Oh, please do!” pleaded the exasperated student.
The Zen Master then asked, “Since you do not know that, answer this much simpler riddle. When can a pebble hold back the sea?” Again the student was rebuffed time and again. Several more questions followed with the same result. Each time, the student could not find the correct answer. Finally, completely exasperated, the student began to weep, “Master, I am a complete idiot. I can not solve even the simplest riddle from you!”
Suddenly, the student stopped, sat down, and said, “I am ready for my second lesson.”
What was the Zen Master’s first lesson?
In what year did Christmas Day and New Year’s Day fall in the same year?
What does a snowman like to eat for breakfast?
What do grateful, thankful, wonderful, and joyful have all in common?
Jane’s family lived in a large circular mansion. One morning, Jane found jam stains on the carpet in the living room. She called her employees and questioned them.
The gardener said he was out watering the plants.
The maid said she was dusting in the corner.
The cook said she was busy getting lunch ready.
Which one of them is lying?
A women was having breakfast at a restaurant. At one moment, she noticed a fly in her coffee. She was indignant, and made the waiter bring her another cup of the drink. After the new cup of coffee was brought, she shouted, “what is the service in thisplace? You have brought me the same cup of coffee”. How did she undetstand it? Perhaps the woman was a psychic?
Two women drank the same poisoned drink at different paces, yet only one died. How did they die?
You’ll find me in Canada, in Alaska and in Russia but never in Africa. What am I?
Why aren’t penguins as lucky as Arctic murres?
Why did the student eat their homework?
I live and thrive in the winter as I grow down and sharpen but you’ll never see me in the summer because I’ll die in warmth. What am I?
What do you use to catch an Arctic hare?
When is a door no longer a door?
What is the laziest mountain in the world?
Once upon a time, an evil witch kidnapped three married women and turned them into rose bushes. One of the women, who had children, begged the witch to go and see her husband, and the witch agreed. She took the woman to her home and returned her to her rose bush state the next morning. Little did she know that the husband was following, and he decided to rescue his wife. He looked at the three identical rose bushes and suddenly knew which one was his wife. How?
What is it that is full all day and empty at night?
What is always old and sometimes new; never sad, sometimes blue; never empty, but sometimes full; never pushes, always pulls?
What word doesn’t belong in this group?
That, hat, what, mat, cat, sat, pat, or chat?
Where do ghosts go when they’re sick?
Which is heavier: a ton of bricks or a ton of feathers?
What did the snow woman do to the snowman when she was upset with him?
How does a bee get to school?
Why is 6 so much afraid of 7 ?
Two young ladies were having diner together. They both ordered for ice tea. One of them was very hungry and drank hers very quickly. The other drank hers very slowly that she didn’t even finish it. Tragically, the girl who was nursing her drink and drinking slowly and didn’t even finish it died. The other stayed alive. But it turned out that all the drinks they had been served contained poison. How is it that the girl who drank more survived?
There were three men swimming in the sea. When the coastguard called them into the beach, only two of the men had wet hair. Why?
Why are all Superman costumes tigh?
What did the caveman give his wife on Valentine’s Day?
Can a turkey fly higher than an ostrich?
What is the probability of choosing the correct answer at random from the options below.
I go around all the places, cities, towns and villages, but never come inside. What am I?
What goes through a door but never goes in and never comes out?
It holds most knowledge that has ever been said.
But is not the brain, is not the head.
To feathers and their masters, it’s both bane and boon.
One empty, and one full.
A man in a car saw a Golden Door, Silver Door and a Bronze Door. What door did he open first?
Why was the nacho so upset?
What do you get when you feed an Eevee a sandwich?
You walk into a room that contains a match, a kerosene lamp, a candle and a fireplace. What would you light first?
What has hands but cannot touch?
What do you call two people who embarrass you in front of your friends?
What falls at the North Pole but never gets injured?
I have cities, but not houses. I have mountains, but no trees. I have coasts, but no sand. What am I?
Think “bigger picture” with this one.
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?
Why don’t bats live alone?
They are many and one, they wave and they drum, used to cover a stare, they go with you everywhere. What are they?
What is the best thing to take when you’re run over?
A black dog lies on a black road. No streetlights are on. A car with broken headlights comes down the road but avoids the dog. How did the driver see the dog?
Why wont a witch wear a flat cap?
I’m in your phone. Sometimes I laugh. Sometimes I cry. I even flip you off from time to time. What am I ?
If there are 3 apples and you take away 2, how many do you have?
I have no feet, no hands, no wings, but I climb to the sky. What am I?
What starts with a P, ends with an E, and has thousands of letters?
I’m tall when I’m young, I’m short when I’m old, and once a year, I make heavy pumpkins light. What am I?
A man was found murdered on Sunday morning. His wife immediately called the police.
The police went to the crime scene and question the wife and staff and got these alibis: The wife said she was sleeping, the cook was eating breakfast, the gardener was picking vegetables, the maid was getting the mail, the butler was cleaning the closet.
The police instantly arrested the murderer. Who did it and how did they know?
What kind of music is scary for birthday balloons?
How would your dad say is the best way to count cows?
It looks like a big scary reptile with two wings, but it’s not a bird. It has a tail, but it’s not a dog, it has scales but no fins, so it’s not a fish. He follows Daenerys on her wish. What is it?
Who was the greatest comedian in the Bible?
What is at the end of everything?
Goes over all the hills and hollows, Bites hard, but never swallows. What is it?
There is a house with four walls that all face south. There’s a bear standing outside. What colour is the bear?
What did the iPhone say to the MacBook?
Mary has 7 daughters and each of them has a brother. Can you figure out the total number of kids Mary have?
One day a really rich old man with two sons died. In his will he said that he would give one of his sons all of his fortune. He gave each of his sons a horse and said they would compete in a horse race from Los Angeles to Sacramento, but the son whose horse came in second would get the money.
So one day they started the race. After one whole day they had only ridden one mile. At night they decided they should stop at a hotel. While they were booking in they told their problem to the wise old clerk, who made a suggestion. The next day the two brothers rode as fast as they could. What did the clerk suggest that they do?
A couple reported a robbery. The husband told the policeman, that he thinks that the burglar presumably entered the house by breaking through the window, pointing to the broken window glasses on the outside of the house.
The policeman noticed that the inside of the house only a few tiny pieces of window glass particles scattered around near the broken window area and told him that it was not a burglary and no outsider has entered his house through that window. What made the policeman so sure?
A man told a story about how he was awarded a medal for ‘Bravery during World War 1’. Why is this a lie?
My dewy voice and sappy smile
Will lure you to my tower,
But do not tardy, for you can’t be late,
And the walk is half an hour.
Who am I?
I slither around with my home on my back. I’ve never been rich but I leave silver tracks.
This country gave us Harry Potter
And the cuddly Paddington Bear
Consulting detective Sherlock Holmes
And Robin Hood who kept things fair
I live in the ocean.
I like to eat crabs.
I can change colors.
My eight legs are called tentacles.
What am I?
What did the French chef give his wife for Valentines Day?