Riddles


"Voiceless it cries,
Wingless flutters,
Toothless bites,
Mouthless mutters."
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
  • Click for answer: The wind

  • What has four letters, although has eight letters, then has four letters, but rarely has six letters and never has five letters (however has seven letters; therefore has nine letters)?
  • Click for answer: Hint: Read it concretely as a statement instead of a question. It is about the specific words therein: what, although, then, rarely, never (however, therefore)

  • "The difference between a metropolis and tooth decay is audiovisual." - Jamie Johnson
    What does this mean?
  • Click for answer: The difference between city and cavity is av.

  • I am first in earth,
    second in heaven
    and appear twice in a week.
    And though you see me once in a year,
    I am in the middle of the sea.
  • Click for answer:
    The letter e.
    earth (e is first)
    heaven (e is second)
    week (e appears twice)
    year (e appears once)
    sea (e appears in the middle)

  • What number is odd, but when you take away one letter, it becomes even?
  • Click for answer:
    seven

  • He who makes it, has no need of it. Who buys it, has no use for it. Who uses it can neither see nor feel it. What is it??
  • Click for answer: A coffin
  • (source: http://brainden.com/logic-riddles.htm)
    Which creature walks on four legs in the morning, two legs in the afternoon, and three legs in the evening?
  • Click for answer: Man. He crawls on all fours as a baby, then walks on two feet as an adult, and then walks with a cane as an old man.
  • (source: http://brainden.com/logic-riddles.htm)
    What can travel around the world while staying in a corner?
  • Click for answer: A stamp
  • (source: http://brainden.com/logic-riddles.htm)
    What gets wetter the more it dries?
  • Click for answer: A towel
  • (source: http://brainden.com/logic-riddles.htm)
    Paul's height is six feet. He's an assistant at a butcher's shop, and wears size 9 shoes. What does he weigh?
  • Click for answer: Meat
  • (source: http://brainden.com/logic-riddles.htm)
    If you have me, you want to share me. If you share me, you haven't got me. What am I?
  • Click for answer: A secret
  • (source: http://brainden.com/logic-riddles.htm)
    What can you catch but not throw?
  • Click for answer: A cold
  • (source: http://brainden.com/logic-riddles.htm)
    I have streets but no pavement, I have cities but no buildings, I have forests but no trees, I have rivers yet no water. What am I?
  • Click for answer: A map
  • (source: http://www.squiglysplayhouse.com/BrainTeasers/PoemRiddles.html)
    I am small as an ant and big as a whale.
    I can soar through the air like a bird with a tail.
    I can be seen by day and not by night.
    I can be seen with a big flash of light.
    I follow whoever controls me by the sun,
    but I fade away when dark fell like a ton. What am I?
  • Click for answer: A shadow
  • (source: http://www.squiglysplayhouse.com/BrainTeasers/PoemRiddles.html)
    What is wider than life itself, longer than forever, so simple it's complicated, travels but never leaves the spot, puts others in danger but no one gets hurt, and reaches to worlds unknown?
  • Click for answer: Your imagination
  • (source: http://www.squiglysplayhouse.com/BrainTeasers/PoemRiddles.html)
    What is so fragile that when you say its name you break it?
  • Click for answer: Silence
  • (source: http://casual-online-games.blogspot.com/2011/08/10-riddles-brain-teasers.html)
    I am weightless, but you can see me. Put me in a bucket, and I'll make it lighter. What am I?
  • Click for answer: A hole
  • (source: http://casual-online-games.blogspot.com/2011/08/10-riddles-brain-teasers.html)
    It cannot be seen, cannot be felt,
    Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt.
    It lies behind stars and under hills,
    And empty holes it fills.
    It comes first and follows after,
    Ends life, kills laughter.
    - J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
  • Click for answer: Darkness

  • This thing all things devours:
    Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
    Gnaws iron, bites steel;
    Grinds hard stones to meal;
    Slays king, ruins town,
    And beats high mountain down.
    - J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
  • Click for answer: Time

  • This five letter word becomes shorter when you add 2 letters to it.
  • Click for answer: short
  • (source: http://twentytwowords.com/can-you-solve-these-riddles-without-looking-at-the-answers/)
    A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms: the first is full of raging fires; the second, assassins with loaded guns; and the third, lions who haven't eaten in years. Which room is the safest?
  • Click for answer: The third one. The lions died of starvation.
  • (source: http://twentytwowords.com/can-you-solve-these-riddles-without-looking-at-the-answers/)
    16, 06, 68, 88, __, 98. What is the __?
  • Click for answer: The __ is 78. All of the numbers when read upside down, are the numbers 86-91.
  • (source: http://twentytwowords.com/can-you-solve-these-riddles-without-looking-at-the-answers/)
    When you need me,
    you throw me away.
    When you're done with me,
    you bring me back.
    What am I?
  • Click for answer: an anchor
  • (source: http://twentytwowords.com/can-you-solve-these-riddles-without-looking-at-the-answers/)
    What rock group has four men who don't sing?
  • Click for answer: Mount Rushmore
  • (source: http://twentytwowords.com/can-you-solve-these-riddles-without-looking-at-the-answers/)
    What was the largest island in the world before Australia was discovered?
  • Click for answer: Australia. It was still there, just not yet discovered.
  • (source: http://twentytwowords.com/can-you-solve-these-riddles-without-looking-at-the-answers/)
    What can you hold in your right hand, but not in your left?
  • Click for answer: Your left hand
  • (source: http://twentytwowords.com/can-you-solve-these-riddles-without-looking-at-the-answers/)
    Many have heard me, but no one has seen me, and I will not speak back until spoken to. What am I?
  • Click for answer: an echo
  • (source: http://twentytwowords.com/can-you-solve-these-riddles-without-looking-at-the-answers/)
    Four men were fishing in a boat on the lake. The boat turned over and all four men sank to the bottom of the lake. And yet, not a single man got wet. How can this be?
  • Click for answer: All the men were married (i.e., not single).
  • (source: http://twentytwowords.com/can-you-solve-these-riddles-without-looking-at-the-answers/)
    What always runs, never walks, often murmurs, never talks, has a bed, never sleeps, has a mouth, but never eats?
  • Click for answer: A River
  • (source: http://www.magiquiz.com/quiz/can-you-solve-these-riddles)
    During which month do people sleep the least?
  • Click for answer: February
  • (source: http://www.magiquiz.com/quiz/can-you-solve-these-riddles)

    Crafy Words: Percy pride5 himself as being clever with words. He has just written three sentences. What do they all have in common?

    WAS IT A BAR OR A BAT I SAW?

    TEN ANIMALS I SLAM IN A NET.

    POOR DAN IS IN A DROOP.

  • Stumped? Click for answer: The sentences are the same if read forwards or backwards.
  • Source: ThinkFun

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