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.
Sometimes imaginary and sometimes real, sometimes they are the closest and dearest person outside the family. Who are they?
One night, a king and a queen went into a castle. There was nobody in the castle, and no one came out of the castle. In the morning, three people came out of the castle. Who were they?
I come as a gas and I get in line with neon. I am also known as the home of a very super person. What am I?
A detective who was mere days away from cracking an international oil smuggling ring has suddenly gone missing. While inspecting his last-known location, officers find a note: 710 57735 34 5508 51 7718. Currently, there are 3 suspects: Bill, John, and Todd. Can you break the detective’s code and find the criminal’s name?
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?
I am small, but I grow three times as large with water. What am I?
This has a face and two hands, but it isn’t a person and it doesn’t give commands. What is it?
Suppose 1+9+8=1, then what can be 2+8+9?
Was anyone famous born on your birthday?
Sunday, Melinda and Susan went to the cafe for a cup of tea.
The total cost of the bill was $12 and was divided equally among the friends.
Melinda paid $4 and Susan paid $4 as well. Who paid the remaining $4?
What always comes at the end of Thanksgiving?
What instrument does a skeleton play?
Why do cats make good soldiers?
You can find him at the end of the rainbow, with a golden pot. He will grant you with two-three wishes. Who is he?
I can be good for you, I can be bad, I can be found all over inside and outside your body. I am microscopic, single-celled and have no nucleus.
If two’s company, and three’s a crowd, what are four and five?
Last Valentine’s Day, Jimmy and Shelly were looking for just the right card for each other.
Shelly adored the diamonds she got from Jimmy, and it was no surprise when he stole her heart away.
Sadly, their grandmother brought an end to their affair…if only for a moment, for they had the perfect idea to let it go on for as long as they liked.
What were Jimmy and Shelly up to?
What did the scientist say when he found 2 atoms of helium?
Jake and his friend Paco had very famous challenge sessions at their school. One would suggest something they could do, and the other would prove it wrong somehow.
One day, Jake surprised Paco by stating: “I can answer any question in the world.”
Sure that he would win the challenge, Paco accepted the task of proving it wrong. He wrote up a test full of impossible questions. After a while, Jake returned the test. Paco unbelievably lost the challenge and told Jake he could indeed answer any question. How did Jake win?
What is common in the table of 2 and 5, and is the total of all the digits in both your hands and legs.
What is the number?
I’m the only mammal that can’t jump. What animal am I?
What was the last thing Noah said before he entered the Ark?
Many have heard it, but nobody has ever seen it. It will not speak back until spoken to. What is it?
An infinite number of mathematicians are standing behind a bar. The first asks the barman for half a pint of beer, the second for a quarter pint, the third an eighth, and so on. How many pints of beer will the barman need to fulfill all mathematicians’ wishes?
What can run, but never walks; has a mouth, but never talks; has a head, but never weeps; has a bed, but never sleeps?
Please come closer, you must understand,
I simply cannot see.
I’ve lived long, far from your school
With my humongous family.
Who am I?
What is dead, cold, hard and surrounds a cemetery?
What is Doc Ock’s favorite month?
What did the cake say to the donut?
Why is Europe like a frying pan?
Mr. Blue lives in the blue house. Mrs. Yellow lives in the yellow house. Mr. Orange lives in the orange house. Who lives in the White House?
What is Elsa from Frozen‘s favorite part of a birthday cake?
They are tiny wise people and live in tiny houses. They are there in ‘Narnia,’ ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Snow White and the huntsman.’
I am a word that counts, add a ‘G’ and I will disappear. What am I?
Why did the cupcake cross the road?
The 22nd and 24th presidents of the United States of America had the same parents but were not brothers. How can this be possible?
What kind of corn starts with the letter A?
A sick bird walked into a hospital. What did it ask for from the doctor?
What do they call pastors in Germany?
It is worn outside the cold weather, sometimes it am made of plastic, fur, wool or even a leather.
What flies without wings?
A man goes to sleep after an exhausting, long day of work. He turns off all the lights and falls asleep within a few seconds. Waking up, he finds that he has killed 100 sailors. He does not sleepwalk and has slept all night without waking up even once. How is this possible?
My first is in chocolate but no in ham. My second is in cake and also in jam. My third at tea-time is easily found. Altogether, this is a friend who is often around. What is it?
What happens when a husband asks his wife for a Segway as his birthday present?
What has thirteen hearts but no other organs?
What do you throw out when you want to use it, but take in when you don’t want to use it?
You get 40 strawberries for Rs 1, 1 plum for Rs 3, and 1 orange for Rs 5. You need to buy 100 fruits with Rs 100. If so, how many bananas, apples, and mangoes you will buy?
A cowboy rode into town on Friday. He stayed in town for three days and rode out on Friday. How was that possible?
I have a little house in which I live all alone. It has no doors or windows, and if I want to go out I must break through the wall. What am I?
My first is second in line;
I send shivers up your spine;
not quite shining bright
I glitter in the light.
What is something you can put in your pocket that keeps it empty?
What has no beginning, end, or middle?
What is it that no one wants, but no one wants to lose?
Christmas was just around the corner, and a sincerely honest politician, a lovely and genuinely kind lawyer, and Santa were sharing the elevator in an expensive 5-star hotel. They all saw a $100 bill on the floor of the elevator. Who do you think picked up the bill?
How did the husband show his wife who was the boss of the household?
There are two monkeys on a tree and one jumps off. Why does the other monkey jump too?
What word is spelled wrong in the dictionary?
What did the clock say to the calendar on Valentine’s Day?
I have lakes with no water, mountains with no stone, and cities with no buildings. What am I?
Dracula loves to draw this, as well as, put it in the bank. What is it?
What goes up but never comes down?
What do you call ten Arctic hares hopping backward through the snow together?
What has a bottom at the top?
When you made a mistake and gave your dad soap flakes instead of corn flakes for breakfast, was he mad?
They are very popular in stories and fairy tales and are found in the Caribbean, but it’s not a fish. They are often depicted with crooked teeth and hook hands. Who are they?
What are ten things you can always count on?
I am physic type pokemon. I choke everyone because I thought everyone is bad guys. I am honest with Arceus. A boy catched me. Who am I?
Mr. Blue lives in the blue house. Mr. Yellow lives in the yellow house. Mr. Black lives in the black house. Who lives in the white house?
What has only two words, but thousands of letters?
Why is England the wettest country?
What has many keys, but cannot open a door?
What goes up but never comes down?
4 times this number is century and twice is half-century. What is the number?
What kind of beans can’t you grow in a garden?
What was the elephant’s birthday wish?
What did the scientist say when he found 2 atoms of helium?
What is the place where people are dying to get an entry?
What is the difference between the North Pole and the South Pole?
If four men can build four tables in four hours, how many can eight men build in eight hours?
Consider this: Arnold Schwarzenegger has a big one. Michael J. Fox has a small one. Prince doesn’t have one. The Pope has one but never uses it. Bill Clinton has one and uses it all the time. What is it?
Who was the greatest female financier in the Bible?
From a word of 5 letters, take 2 letters and have 1?
She is friends with Ron Weasley and is known for reading books and magical spells that she loves more than life; failure and insecurity are her biggest life fear. Who is she?
If you add it twice, you get a century, and it itself marks a golden jubilee. What is the number?
Two chickens were found dead on the farm. What does the detective suspect?
You use this while watching the TV. All you have to do is look by the cushion, it’s that easy! Where is this?
What do teens say when they have trouble with even numbers in their math class?
It can’t be seen, can’t be felt,
can’t be heard and can’t be smelt.
It lies behind stars and under hills,
and empty holes it fills.
It comes first and follows after,
ends life and kills laughter.
What is it?
A killer gives his victims 2 pills to play a game. One of the pills is a vitamin pill, and the other is deadly. The victims choose one pill and gulp it down with a glass of water, and the killer swallows the other at random, and still every one of the victims dies. How?
A amn is accused of killing his wife. His lawyer in his final statement, declared that the wife of the man hasn’t been killed, and will enter the courtroom in a minute. Everybody in the room, including the judge and the jury, turns to look at the door, and the lawyer with the defendant looks at them. Several minutes passed and the lawyer says: it proves that you are not so sure that my client killed his wife, otherwise you wouldn’t believe me. Almost immediately after that, the jury comes out with a guilty verdict. Why did the jury do that?
A box without hinges, key or lid; inside, a golden treasure is hid
A dead body is seen outside a four-story building. The detective ran up the first floor and checked the window. He checked the windows of floors 2nd,3rd,4th, and 5th too. When he came down, he said it wasn’t a suicide but a murder. How?
What did Physics say to History when they are arguing?
A word I know,
Six letters it contains,
Subtract just one,
And twelve is what remains
How do you make the number one disappear by adding to it?
What is no cat birthday party complete without?
When the Pilgrims walked off their boat into the New World, on what did they stand?
Take away my first letter, and I still sound the same. Take away my last letter, I still sound the same. Even take away my letter in the middle, I will still sound the same. I am a five letter word. What am I?
What is black when you buy it, red when you use it, and gray when you throw it away?
Hard or soft, whole or broken, heavy or light, keep it or give it. What is this?
Jack’s dad has three sons. One is called John, one is called Josh. What is the name of the third son?
Using 5 2’s, make 28
This object cleans the dishes when the place is a mess and you don’t want any more stress. What is it?
At a restaurant downtown, Mr. Red, Mr. Blue, and Mr. White meet for lunch. Under their coats they are wearing either a red, blue, or white shirt.Mr. Blue says, ‘Hey, did you notice we are all wearing different colored shirts from our names?’ The man wearing the white shirt says, ‘Wow, Mr. Blue, that’s right!’
Can you tell who is wearing what color shirt?
Sometimes I am loved, usually by the young. Other times I am dreaded, mostly by the old ones. I am hard to remember, also hard to forget. And yet if you do, You’ll make someone upset. I occur every day everyone has to face me. Even if you don’t want it to happen; embrace me. What am I?
What can make the octopus laugh?
Two people were playing chess. They both won. How is this possible?
Which word in the dictionary is always spelled incorrectly?
The answer is right there in the question.
What did one candle say to the other?
I’m in your phone. Sometimes I laugh. Sometimes I cry. I even flip you off from time to time. What am I ?
Why did the birds make friends with the airplane?
A retreat island is full people yet there is not a single person in sight, how is this possible?
A king has 100 identical servants, each with a different rank between 1 and 100. At the end of each day, each servant comes into the king’s quarters, one-by-one, in a random order, and announces his rank to let the king know that he is done working for the day. For example, servant 14 comes in and says “Servant 14, reporting in.”
One day, the king’s aide comes in and tells the king that one of the servants is missing, though he isn’t sure which one.
Before the other servants begin reporting in for the night, the king asks for a piece of paper to write on to help him figure out which servant is missing. Unfortunately, all that’s available is a very small piece that can only hold one number at a time. The king is free to erase what he writes and write something new as many times as he likes, but he can only have one number written down at a time.
The king’s memory is bad and he won’t be able to remember all the exact numbers as the servants report in, so he must use the paper to help him.
How can he use the paper such that once the final servant has reported in, he’ll know exactly which servant is missing?
So beautiful and cold,
So young and yet so old,
Alive but always dead,
Still hungry when has fed,
Will die if it is bled,
Or you cut off its head.
What can travel around the world without leaving its corner?
Who has married many times, but has always been single?
If a red house is made of red bricks, and a yellow house is made of yellow bricks, what is a greenhouse made of?
It belongs to you, but other people use it more than you do. What is it?
The more you dry yourself with me the more I get wet. What am I?
What gets bigger when more is taken away?
What do witches ask for when they stop at a hotel?
What month of the year has 28 days?
Which word in the English language becomes shorter when it is lengthened?
What’s the Easter Bunny’s favorite restaurant?
Which Pokemon does Dracula like most?
If a brother, his sister, and their dog weren’t under an umbrella, why didn’t they get wet?
What did the drum say to his Valentine?
Why can’t a man living in California be buried in Canada?
What kind of music do rabbits like?
What does man love more than life, and hate more than death or mortal strife; that which satisfied men want; the poor have, and the rich require; the miser spends, the spendthrift saves, and all men carry to their graves?
What are three things that have eyes, yet can’t see?
My tines are long.
My tines are short.
My tines end ere.
My first report.
What am I?
What do chemists call a benzene ring with iron atoms replacing the carbon atoms?
It’s raining at midnight, but the forecast for tomorrow and the next day is clear. Will there be sunny weather in 48 hours?
A king with no queen, sons, or daughters decides to work out a way of choosing his next in line. He gives all the children in the kingdom a single seed and says that whoever has the largest, most beautiful plant will inherit his throne. When the day comes, all the children present gargantuan plants, but he decides to choose a little girl with an empty plant pot as his successor. Why?
What did February 14 say to February 1?
There is one word spelled wrong in every English dictionary. What is it?
A man rode into a town with his horse on the 25th of June. He stayed in the town for 3 weeks, then left on June. How is this possible?
I can be baked, mashed, or candied. Even put in a pie. What am I?
They can be harbored, but few hold water. You can nurse them, but only by holding them against someone else. You can carry them, but not with your arms. You can bury them, but not in the earth.
What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?
Why did the rabbit go to the dance?
What did the train say to his Valentine?
What has roots as nobody sees,
Is taller than trees,
Up, up it goes,
And yet never grows?
What happens when you close your eyes?
The word candy can be spelled with just 2 letters. Can you guess which ones?
What greeting do you say to a single person on Valentine’s Day?
I am never exactly what I appear to be. I may seem straight forward, but I’m afraid that is only skin deep. Mystery most often lies beneath my simple words. Sharpen your wits, and open your eyes. Read me backwards, forwards, upside down. Look beyond my exteriors and answer this simple question. What am I?
They hunt the bad ones and befriend the good; they save the needy ones from the evil wicked ones. Who are they?
What is harder to catch the faster you run?
There are two arch enemy Dhuryodhan and Bheem.
One day two are going together and a god appeared in from of them.
The God grant three wishes to Bheem and one to Dhuryodhan.
Dhuryodhan replied smartly ‘Give me twice of whatever Bheem ask for’.
For 1st wish Bheem asked the god ‘Give me a room full of money’. Soon Dhuryodhan gets two room full of money.
For 2nd wish Bheem asked the god ‘give me 100 slaves’. Soon Dhuryodhan gets 200 slaves.
Whats should be Bheem third wish ?
If you feel scared on Halloween and jolly on Christmas, what do you feel on Thanksgiving?
What Valentine’s Day candy is only for girls?
What is the name of the cranberry that isn’t happy?
The owner of a popular clothing store comes up with his own method of pricing items. A vest costs $8, socks cost $10, a tie costs $6, and a blouse costs $12. Using the owner’s method, how much would a pair of underwear cost?
Santa Claus rides in a sleigh – the 3 wise men traveled by elephant, horse and camel. What do the elves ride around in?
I don’t have lungs, but I need air.
The more I eat, the more I grow.
I dance, I live, I drink, I die.
I’m always hungry, ready to eat.
I rarely thirst, I can barely drink.
Shoot me, stab me I don’t mind.
Suffocate or drown me, I’ll be no more.
A man started to town with a fox, a goose, and a sack of corn.
He came to a stream which he had to cross in a tiny boat.
He could only take one across at a time.
He could not leave the fox alone with the goose or the goose alone with the corn.
How did he get them all safely over the stream?
Who doesn’t love a murder mystery? From Poirot to Sherlock Holmes, all the best detectives ended up solving all kinds of murder mysteries.
But how good do you think you’d be at solving a murder?
Now is the time to find out with our selection of murder mystery detective riddles (with answers)!
1. 2 pills, one which was safe and one which was poisoned, were given to a group of people to take with some water. All of them died. How did they die?
You play with me when you are single and bored and stuck with me once married. What am I?
What bank never has any money?
As small as your thumb, I am light in the air. You may hear me before you see me, but trust that I’m here.
I can make the weather change in an instant. You might also guess who some of my team are from the other riddles. Who am I?
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?
I create my lair with earthen string, and dispatch my prey with a biting sting.
What is a vampire’s sweetheart called?
What is a martians favorite chocolate bar?
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?
On the very first day of college, a science professor was found murdered. The police had 4 suspects: The Physics professor, the football coach, the peon, and the principal. Police asked them about their whereabouts and, their replies were like this,
The Physics professor said, “He was correcting mid-year test papers.”; The football coach said, “He was on the ground playing the game.”; The peon said, “He was serving tea.”; The principal said, “He was in his office.” The police found out who was lying and caught him. How?
People in poverty have this. If you eat this you will die. What is it?
Why did the volcano get a fine?
A poor miller living with his daughter comes onto hard times and is not able to pay his rent. His evil landlord threatens to evict them unless the daughter marries him.
The daughter, not wanting to marry the landlord but fearing that her father won’t be able to take being evicted, suggests the following proposition to the landlord. He will put two stones, one white and one black, into a bag in front of the rest of the townspeople. She will pick one stone out of the bag. If she picks the white stone, the landlord will forgive their debt and let them stay, but if she picks the black stone, she will marry the landlord, and her father will be evicted anyway.
The landlord agrees to the proposal. Everybody meets in the center of the town. The landlord picks up two stones to put in the bag, but the daughter notices that he secretly picked two black stones.
She is about to reveal his deception but realizes that this would embarrass him in front of the townspeople, and he would evict them. She quickly comes up with another plan. What can she do that will allow the landlord save face, while also ensuring that she and her father can stay and that she won’t have to marry the landlord?
How does someone catch the Easter bunny?
Where’s Spiderman’s home page?
Asked by Bilbo:
An eye in a blue face
Saw an eye in a green face.
“That eye is like to this eye”
Said the first eye,
“But in low place
Not in high place.”
Thirty white horses on a red hill: first they champ, then they stamp, then they stand still.
What did the Pokemon say when he looked through the window?
5+5+5=550. You can draw just a single straight line to make this equation true. How is it possible?
What does a Snowman take when he gets sick?
He is a baby angel who can be seen around with wings, and his favorite bow and arrow. He hits you with arrows and makes you feel the love in the air. Who is he?
What has four fingers and a thumb, but isn’t alive?
It has one eye but cannot see. What is it?
What do you call candy that was stolen?
Here’s a list of sports: golf, darts, tennis, cricket, football, badminton. Which should come next: archery, boxing, squash, gymnastics, or baseball?
What does you dad answer when you ask him what the movie he’s watching is about?
What belongs to you, but everyone else uses it.
This well-shaped word starts with a C and ends with E; it is the perimeter of a circle. What is it?
Why did Mickey Mouse become an astronaut?
It starts with I and end with R and is basically numbers with symbols of + and -. What is it?
What has many rings, but no fingers?
I come with a lot of colors, so lovely and bright. I turn so many houses into a beautiful sight. What am I?
I live in the ocean.
I have eight legs, two big claws and a tail.
My body has a hard shell.
I eat anything I can find.
What am I?
Divide by 3. All the girls had three items. The remainder indicates the number of girls with 4 items.
What has four wheels and flies?
What can you catch but never throw?
Where do ghosts buy their food?
I hang in the sky, as birds pass me by, and I am always connected to the ground. I dance in the breeze and am made of trees, I soar without making a sound. What am I?
Looks can be deceiving,
And they certainly were with me.
Betrayal and lying,
Makes no difference to me.
I’d do anything to help him get that wretched boy.
That would make my master’s empty heart fill up with bubbling joy.
Much in common I have with him,
We killed the people we “loved” or not.
I disguised myself for this man,
I’m doing everything I can.
For years and years I endured it all
Just to see that Potter’s life come to a sudden halt.
Who Am I?
What did the elephant say to his Valentine?
In what year do Christmas and New Year’s Day happen in the same year?