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 need no sound for a perfect pitch. My canopy is closer than forest trees. I have no stories. What I do have is a plot. I have more men even when many do knot.
I am white when I am dirty, and black when I am clean. What am I?
I am wet when drying. What am I?
Which fruit is always sad?
There is a woman who goes out drinking every night. She stays out until the early morning hours but no matter how much she drinks, she never gets hungover. Her favorite drink is well-known, rarely consumed, and often served warmly directly from the source. The woman can’t live without drinking and she’s a sucker for a free drink, so she has never considered quitting. What does she drink?
What can run, but never walks; has a mouth, but never talks; has a head, but never weeps; has a bed, but never sleeps?
When can you add 2 to 11 and get 1 as the correct answer?
If you have it, you don’t share it. If you share it, you don’t have it. What is it?
Slippery, wet and greasy, when its in its easy, when it out it jumps about, slippery wet and greasy. What am I?
What has ten letters and starts with gas?
A house based on a foundation like the skies. A house one has covered with a veil like a secret box. A house set on a base like a goose. One enters it blind but leaves it seeing. What is it?
What kind of tree can you carry in your hand?
A man has 9 children. Half of them are boys. How is this possible?
What did the boy octopus say to the girl octopus on Valentine’s Day?
Why do cows have hooves instead of feet?
I have branches, but no fruit, trunk, or leaves. What am I?
What is able to go up a chimney when down but unable to go down a chimney when up?
What can you keep after giving to someone?
“Who shot her?” cried a man as he rushed into the hospital where his wife was kept.
The man was stopped by the police who asked him where he was last night he told them he was spending the night at a friend’s place.
He told them that when he called to check on his wife, the maid answered the call and just told him that his wife has been taken to the hospital. And as soon as he heard this he came running to the Hospital. After hearing this the police immediately arrested him. Why?
If you took two apples from three apples, how many apples would you have?
I’ve a crown on my head like a king, but sound a disgrace when I sing. I’ve fewer eyes on my face than my tail, especially when I’m a male
What has words, but never speaks?
If you buy a rooster for the purpose of laying eggs and you expect to get three eggs each day for breakfast, how many eggs will you have after three weeks?
What can you catch, but not throw?
Why cant you annoy a skeleton?
I build up castles. I tear down mountains. I make some men blind, but I help others to see. What am I?
What did the horse wish for on its birthday?
Where do kids get ice cream cakes on their birthday?
I don’t have wings, but I can fly.
I don’t have eyes, but I will cry!
What am I?
A monkey, a squirrel, and a bird are racing to the top of a coconut tree.
Who will get the banana first: the monkey, the squirrel, or the bird?
If there are three apples and you take away two, how many apples do you have?
Which will burn longer: the candles on the birthday cake of a boy or the candles on the birthday cake of a girl?
I am a ship that can be made to ride the greatest waves. I am not built by tool, but built by hearts and minds. What am I?
I am an odd number. Take away a letter and I become even. What number am I?
What can travel all around the world without leaving its corner?
What do you call a skeleton that makes you laugh and giggle when you’re sad?
What do you sing at a snowman’s birthday party?
How did Frosty know he had dandruff?
A vampire’s biggest fear,
But a chef’s favorite ingredient.
What is it?
Who were Gumby’s favorite Bible characters?
What gets wetter the more it dries?
What did the iPhone say to the MacBook?
I have hands, yet I cannot shake your hand, cannot give you five and have no fingers. What am I?
What Easter treat can you find at the bottom of the ocean?
I have one eye and it’s always open. What am I?
I am a god, a planet, and I can measure heat. What am I?
Who will never be hungry during Christmas?
An adventurer finds a chest of treasure guarded by a pirate who offers him a red key, a blue key, and a gold key. Only one of them can open the treasure chest, and he only has one chance to choose the right key. Behind the pirate, he sees a ciper reading ‘TGK HOE ELY DEN.’ Which key does he choose?
A man carrying two bags of sand on his bicycle, crosses the border everyday. Custom officers regularly check the bags, and all the time, they contain sand. It is obvious that this man is smuggling something, but the officers can’t realize what it is. As they have no proof, the man always crosses the border without interruptions. What does he smuggle?
This thing all things devours:
Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
Gnaws iron, bites steel;
Grinds hard stone to meal;
Slays king, ruins town,
And beats high mountain down.
They call me Jack
I have a head, but a body I lack
What am I?
Who was the most flagrant lawbreaker in the Bible?
I know a word of letters three. Add two and fewer there will be.
What tastes better than it smells?
Why was the chef embarrassed?
When the son of the water returns to the parent, it dies. What is it?
Why didn’t Guns N’ Roses turn up for the gig when it was snowing?
Your mother’s brother’s only brother-in-law is asleep on your couch. Who is asleep on your couch?
What’s Jason Voorhees favorite desert?
Did you hear what happened between sugar and cream at the birthday party?
Where does Friday come before Thursday?
What goes up and down but doesn’t move?
I have 100 coins in my wallet.
What is the minimum number of coin(s), i would be required in order to make sure each coin touched exactly three other coins.
What’s the reason why didn’t Jonah trust the ocean?
What did the French chef give his girlfriend for Valentine’s Day?
If you are running in a race and you pass the person in second place, what place are you in?
Using 5 2’s, make 28
Until I am measured, I am not known. Yet how you miss me, When I have flown. What am I?
Why do cats make good soldiers?
What Christmas carol is a fervent hope that you thoroughly enjoy your yuletide season?
What is a vampire’s sweetheart called?
A chemist was murdered in his own lab. The only evidence was a piece of paper that had the names of chemical substances written on it. The substances were nickel, carbon, oxygen, lanthanum, and sulfur. The chemist only had three people come by his lab on the day of the murder: fellow scientist Claire, his nephew Nicolas, his wife, and his friend Marc. The police arrested the murderer right away. How did they know who it was?
What did the baby corn say to the mama corn?
Look at me. I can bring a smile to your face, a tear to your eye, or even a thought to your mind. But, I can’t be seen. What am I?
If you triple it, multiply the answer by three then divide the outcome by nine you will get the same number. What number is that?
What has a head and a tail, but no body or legs?
In what year did Christmas Day and New Year’s Day fall in the same year?
In an odd little town, was an odd little stream with odd little fish in an odd little team.
A stranger approached a local fisherman, and asked him how much his odd little fish weighed.
The odd little man replied, “All the fish in this stream weigh exactly 1/2 of a pound plus 1/2 of a fish.” Isn’t that odd?
How many pounds does an odd little fish weigh?
I have a pound of feathers and a pound of iron? Can you please tell me which one weighs more?
Nicole went to the police to report that someone had stolen her vintage ring. When the police got to her house they notice that the window was broken, there was a total mess inside, and there were dirty footprints on the carpet. But, there were no other signs of a break-in.
The next day, the police arrested Nicole for fraud. Why?
You see a boat filled with people, yet there isn’t a single person on board. How is that possible?
Take 9 from 6, 10 from 9, 50 from 40 and leave 6.
How Come ??
What is at the end of everything?
What did the cake say to the fork?
The more you take, the more you leave behind. What are they?
It’s not a person nor an animal but He’s got a face. Who is he?
I am the first son of Abraham. I lived for slightly above 137 years. I am believed to be the father of Islam. Who am I?
How can you get 100 using four sevens and a one?
Why didn’t the toothless man like dessert?
At the time of shipping, Tom can place 10 small boxes or 8 large boxes into a carton. A total of 96 boxes were sent in one shipment. The number of small boxes was less than large boxes. What is the total number of cartons he shipped?
I have lakes with no water, mountains with no stone, and cities with no buildings. What am I?
Why did the turkey get grounded?
What kind of music is bad for balloons?
What do monsters serve at their birthday parties?
One winter day, there was a man standing in the middle of someone’s front yard. The person stayed there for several weeks without moving and the owner of the yard didn’t mind. Eventually the man left. Who was he?
What is so fragile that saying its name breaks it?
In the Harry Potter Series, his Patronus was a phoenix. He was the Hogwarts headmaster up to and including book six. Who was he?
What we caught, we threw away. We kept what we didn’t catch. What was it that we kept?
What do you call a daredevil Weedle who does motorcycle stunts?
What did the triangle say to the circle?
After a train crashed, every single person died. Who survived?
Take me for a spin and I’ll make you cool, but use me in the winter and you’re fool. What am I?
The more you take away, the bigger it gets.
The cost of making only the maker knows,
Valueless if bought, but sometimes traded.
A poor man may give one as easily as a king.
When one is broken pain and deceit are assured.
What does one Geodude say to the other Geodude?
Lives in winter, dies in summer, and grows with its roots upward. What is it?
I’m often very stern,
I wear my hair up in a bun,
I’m really very fair,
I find Quidditch very fun.
Who am I?
What do you call Clark Kent with diarrhea?
Rip this off quickly so it can no longer hide, your precious gift that is concealed inside. What is it?
You will find me in Mercury, Earth, Mars and Jupiter, but not in Venus or Neptune. What am I?
What does every birthday end with?
What do snakes give each other when they say goodbye?
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 has a neck but no head?
When you go out in a blizzard and you see a vampire, what do you get?
H, Be, F, S, Mn, Kr, In, Gd, and Tl? What’s the next in the sequence?
I may seem like a strange mix but I’m there for all to see. With parents, shepherds and kings, some animals, and a baby. What am I?
What do goblins sing in the shower?
It is not in your tummy but somewhere above. It is thought by many to be the symbol of love. What am I?
The day before yesterday Cindy was 17. Next year she will be 20. How can this be?
If you feel scared on Halloween and jolly on Christmas, what do you feel on Thanksgiving?
What did one candle say to the other?
I saw the writings on the wall. And, I knew my reign is about to end. Who am I?
What came out from ONE hole and goes in to TWO holes?
What did the elephant say to his Valentine?
People buy me to eat but never eat me. What am I?
What word contains all of the twenty-six letters?
What happened in the first baseball game in the Bible?
A woman came back from her honeymoon and told everyone her husband had died by accidentally falling off a cliff. The detective figured out that she was lying when he spoke to the travel agent who had booked the tickets. How did he know she lied to him?
What is one but made up of a hundred smalls?
A boy was at a carnival and went to a booth where a man said to the boy, “If I write your exact weight on this piece of paper then you have to give me $50, but if I cannot, I will pay you $50.”
The boy looked around and saw no scale so he agrees, thinking no matter what the carny writes he’ll just say he weighs more or less. In the end the boy ended up paying the man $50. How did the man win the bet?
What question can you never answer yes to?
How can a man go eight days without sleep ?
A girl was attending her grandmother’s funeral when she met an intriguing man. She spent most of the funeral comforting grieving relatives, and didn’t get a chance to even get the man’s name. Later, when she went to find him, he had already left. A week later, she murdered her older brother. Why?
Robert and David played several golf matches against each other in a week.
They played for a pizza at each match, but no pizzas were purchased until the end of the week.
If Robert and David had the same number of wins at any time, those pizzas were canceled. Robert won four matches (but no pizzas), and David won three pizzas. How many rounds of golf were played?
What did the Pokemon say when he looked through the window?
What eats a lot of iron and yet has no digestion issues?
What is the least number of people that need to be in a room such that there is greater than a 50% chance that at least two of the people have the same birthday?
What is the moon worth?
What can’t be put in a saucepan?
What has two heads, four eyes, six legs, and a tail?
I may stand out like a sore thumb, but I can make a dark room glow and guide the others to keep the presents coming to a continuous flow. What am I?
A man who crossed the border daily on a motorbike with two bags of sand was said to be smuggling goods, but when the detective checked his bags, he found nothing. Why did the police arrest him?
A killer told a detective that he would commit his next crime in the only place in Paris that you couldn’t see the Eiffel Tower. How did the detective end up catching him?
Where does divorce come before marriage?
Double the number and then multiply the number by 4. Divide the outcome by 8, and you will get the initial once more. What number is it?
What are the only two integers that result in two-digits when added and a single-digit when multiplied?
It belongs to you, but other people use it more than you do. What is it?
A couple went on holiday for three weeks. They carefully locked their house, and had a neighbor check on the place while they were gone. When they returned, the wife was distressed to learn that, because of a power failure, she had lost all her fine jewelry. She had hidden the jewelry in what she thought was a very safe place. She was not robbed. Her jewelry was lost by accident. Why?
What is tall when it’s young and short when it’s old?
How did the husband show his wife who was the boss of the household?
Two girls were born to the same mother, on the same day, at the same time, in the same month, and in the same year, however, they’re not twins. How is this possible?
What do women use to stay young looking in the Arctic?
I sizzle like bacon, came from an egg, change shape with my food and haven’t one leg.
What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?
Why do eggs go to school?
I am supposed to be said only once, or else I will be given away. I am fun if you hand me down. If you reveal me, I will no more be fun. What am I?
I have three eyes but only one leg.
I still close one even if you beg.
What am I?
I can fill a room but take up no space.
Look out at night, and I am in no place.
What am I?
What steps do you take if you a tiger is running towards you?
If you took two apples from a pile of three apples, how many apples would you have?
I sound like one letter but I’m written with three. I show you things when you look through me. What am I?
Where was Solomon’s temple located?
He has teeth, but he is called Toothless. He is friends with many Vikings and lives in Berk, and he is a big mighty creature who loves his friends. What is his name?
Some people believe in me and others don’t. At night I roam around and sometimes I float. If you hear a troubled noise coming from the ground, go run and hide from my creepy sound. What am I?
How do Christmas bells tell you they want to stay in touch?
What do you get when you cross a hibernating bear with a flower?
My best buddy always makes mistakes. But I would easily get rid of the mistakes. What Am I?
What did the left eyebrow say to the right eyebrow?
Sometimes narrow, sometimes wide, wind or rain, I stay outside. Even if there’s heat or snow, from house to house I will still go. What am I?
What did the baseball glove say to the baseball?
What’s big, scary, and has three wheels?
A word I know, six letters it contains, remove one letter and 12 remains, what is it?
What is dirty after washing?
Which word in the dictionary is always spelled incorrectly?
What question can you never answer yes to?
Mr. Richard was very rich. He lived in a luxurious house with his young wife and servants. In late Autumn, the police received a call from his maid. She found him stabbed in the bedroom. The detective arrived at the crime scene. He determined that there were 3 people in the house at the time of the murder.
The Cook said: I was preparing dinner.
The maid said: I was cleaning the dining room after lunch that Mr. Elliot and his wife had.
The wife said: I was swimming in the pool after lunch.
The detective realized who stabbed Mr. Richard.
Who is the killer?
Why did the boy put candy under his pillow?
A serial killer kidnapped five different people and sat them down each with two pills in their hand and a glass of water. He told them each to take one pill but warned them that one was poisonous and the other was harmless. Whichever pill the victim didn’t take, the serial killer would take. Every victim somehow chose the poisonous pill and died. How did the serial killer get them all to take the poisonous pill?
I am not alive but I grow. I don’t have lungs but I need air. What am I?
It starts with Q and ends with T; it is related to divisibility. What is it?
Two cannibals were chatting as they had their dinner. One complained that he really quite disliked his new mother-in-law. What was the advice given to him by his companion?
Where do you find Easter eggs?
What occurs once in a minute, twice in a moment, and never in one thousand years?
What do relationships have in common with algebra?
How much dirt is in a hole that measures four feet by four feet by five feet?
Don’t let the specific numbers fool you—the answer would be the same no matter what the hole measured.
Frankenstein’s father has three sons. The names of two of them are Snap and Crackle. What is the third son called?
With ‘cu’ I’m a veggie,
A friend of tomato;
With ‘en’ I’m a bother,
A real leaden weight-o.
What does Harry Potter have that Voldemort doesn’t?
You see this festive event along the street on this very special day, from Felix to Mickey to Dora and Bugs Bunny, all of the people will make way. What is it?
Three doctors all say Robert is their brother. Robert says he has no brothers. Who is lying?
Why did the turkey get arrested?
You’ll find me at the bend, or in a triangle at the end.
What TV show about dancing do Pokémon love?
What’s an Easter egg from outer space called?
Does a green candle burn longer than a pink one?
Why did the soup win the race?
What’s always in front of you but cannot be seen?
If a plane came crashing down on the border between Canada and America, where are the survivors buried?
How come they didn’t play cards on the Ark?