Just A Long List Of Riddles With Answers To Test How Clever You Really Are
Redditor u/mmajamm asked, "What is the best riddle you know, the kind that could make someone lose their mind over it?" and the people delivered! So, thanks to Reddit and the BuzzFeed Community, we rounded up the trickiest riddles in all the land. Let's see how many you will understand! (And if you get stumped, don't worry — we gave you the answers, too.)
1.A word I know, six letters it contains, remove one letter and 12 remains. What is it?
2.What asks no questions but must be answered?
3.What has hands but can’t clap?
4.I have cities but no houses. I have mountains but no trees. I have water but no fish. What am I?
5.What has many teeth but can’t bite?
6.What tastes better than it smells?
7.What has 13 hearts but no other organs?
8.What four-letter word can be written forward, backward, or upside down and can still be read from left to right?
9.What can fill a room but takes up no space?
10.What is so fragile that just saying its name breaks it?
11.With pointed fangs I sit and wait; with piercing force I crunch out fate; grabbing victims, proclaiming might; physically joining with a single bite. What am I?
12.I know a word of letters three. Add two, and fewer there will be.
13.I am a box that holds keys without locks, yet they can unlock your soul. What am I?
14.I speak without a mouth and listen without ears. I have no body, but I come alive with wind. What am I?
15.You measure my life in hours and I serve you by expiring. I’m quick when I’m thin and slow when I’m fat. The wind is my enemy.
16.What is seen in the middle of March and April that can’t be seen at the beginning or end of either month?
The letter "r."
17.What English word has three consecutive double letters?
18.I come from a mine and get surrounded by wood always. Everyone uses me. What am I?
19.What gets wet while drying?
20.This belongs to you, but everyone else uses it.
21.Which word in the dictionary is always spelled incorrectly?
22.Remove two letters from five to make four.
"IV" (IV is four in Roman numerals).
23.What gets harder to catch the faster you run?
24.Tallulah has five sons, each of whom has a sister. How many children does Tallulah have?
Each of the five sons has a sister — the same sister — so there are six children in total.
25.Which word does not belong in the following list: noon, wow, level, radar, madam, kayak, or rotator...?
All of the other words are palindromes.
26.If three puppies can eat three hot dogs in three minutes, how long will it take 100 puppies to eat 100 hot dogs?
27.What do you throw out when you want to use it, but pick up when you don't?
28.What starts with "e," ends with "e," and contains one letter?
29.There are five people in a room. Harry is watching TV, Zayn is playing video games, Niall is playing chess, and Louis is reading a book. What is the fifth person — Liam — doing?
30.What occurs once in a year, twice in a week, but never in a day?
The letter "e."
31.A pizza place has an offer where you can swap five empty pizza boxes for a free pizza. Joe has collected 25 pizza boxes. How many free pizzas can he get?
The 25 boxes initially get him five pizzas, but then he can swap those five new pizza boxes for one additional pizza. So in total he can get six pizzas.
32.What are the next three letters in this combination? OTTFFSS
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten.
33.First, think of the color of the clouds. Next, think of the color of snow. Now, think of the color of a bright full moon. Now, quickly, what do cows drink?
34.What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?
35.What can you hold in your right hand, but never in your left hand?
Your left hand.
36.Jane went to visit Jill. Jill is Jane’s only husband’s mother-in-law’s only husband’s only daughter’s only daughter. What relation is Jill to Jane?
37.Find the number that best completes the following sequence: 1 2 4 7 11 __ 22?
Each number adds 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, respectively, to the preceding number.
38.If you have it, you want to share it. If you share it, you don't have it. What is it?
39.There are two paths ahead, but only one is safe. Two guards know which way is safe, but one guard can only tell the truth, while the other can only lie, and you don't know who's who. What is one question you can ask to find the safer path?
"Which way will the other guard tell me is safer?"
According to logic, both guards will answer with the path that's dangerous, thereby revealing the safer path.
40.He has married many women but has never married. Who is he?
41.It has no top or bottom but can hold flesh, bones, and blood all at the same time. What is this object?
42.Big as a biscuit, deep as a cup, even a river can't fill it up. What is it?
A kitchen strainer.
43.Light as a feather, there is nothing in it; the strongest people can't hold it for much more than a minute. What is this?
44.As I walked along the path, I saw something with four fingers and one thumb, but it was not flesh, fish, bone, or fowl. What is it?
45.What can go up and come down without moving?
46."Tread on the living, we make not a mumble. Tread on the dead, we mutter and grumble. What are we?"
47.Chad, Mandy, and Ryan are each either an enemy who only lies or an ally who only tells the truth. Chad says something in a strange language. Mandy translates, "He said he's an enemy." Ryan responds, "Mandy is lying." Who is an ally?
Ryan is an ally!
Neither an ally nor an enemy would say they're an enemy, which means Mandy is lying. And that means Ryan is telling the truth. (We can't be sure what Chad is.)
48."The maker doesn't want it. The buyer doesn't use it. The user doesn't know it. What am I?"
49.How many months have 28 days?
50."I can travel the entire world while staying in the corner. What am I?"
A postage stamp.
51."It is the beginning of eternity, the end of time and space. It is the start of every end, the end of every place."
The letter "e."
52.There's a bowl with seven apples. You remove three. How many do you have?
53.Before Mount Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain on Earth?
Mount Everest! Even if you didn't know about it, it was still the highest mountain in the world.
54.A cashier at a butcher shop is 5 feet 9 inches, wears size 8 shoes, and is 32 years old. What does she weigh?
She weighs meat.
55.A farmer had 17 goats. All but six died. How many survived?
56."This thing, all things devours: birds, beasts, trees, flowers. Gnaws iron. Bites steel. Grinds hard stones to meal. Slays king. Ruins town. Beats high mountain down. What is it?"
57."I always run but never walk. I often murmur but never talk. I have a bed but never sleep. I have a mouth but never eat. What am I?"
58."Simon's dad had four sons: March, April, and May. What is the name of the fourth son?"
59."What is red but smells like blue paint?"
60."Arnold Schwarzenegger’s is long, Donald Trump’s is short, and Madonna doesn’t have one. What is it?"
A last name.
61.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?
Four sisters and three brothers.
62.I’m tall when I’m young, and I’m short when I’m old. What am I?
63.What do an island and the letter "T" have in common?
They're both in the middle of water.
64.What can never be thrown but can be caught?
65.I'm always following you and copying your every action, yet you can't touch or catch me. So what am I?
66.I don't belong in any other month besides December. I'm not a holiday. What exactly am I?
The letter "D."
67.There's a candle, a wood stove, and a gas lamp in a darkened room. What do you light first if you just have one match?
68.The more of me there is, the less you see. What am I?
69.What has a ton of holes but still holds liquids?
70.On a ship you see tons of people. You look again, but this time you don’t see a single person on the boat. Why?
They're all married!
71.I may be seen in water, yet I am never wet. What exactly am I?
72.In a land of people who either only tell lies or only tell the truth, you meet Penelope and Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn says, "We're both total liars!" What does that really mean about Penelope and Kaitlyn?
Penelope is a truth teller and Kaitlyn is a liar!
"We're both total liars" cannot be true because it would mean a liar is telling the truth. If it cannot be true, Kaitlyn must be a liar, but in order for it to be a lie, Penelope must be a truth teller.
73.When you purchase me, I'm black. When you use me, I'm red. When you toss me away, I'm gray. What exactly am I?
74.You just bought a rooster. You expect to get three fresh eggs every morning. After two weeks and three days with the bird, how many eggs do you have?
75.You're running a marathon and you just passed the person who was in second place. What place are you in now?
76.In what month do people get the least sleep?
February, because it's the shortest month.
77.How many times can you subtract 5 from 25?
You can only subtract 5 from 25 once. After that, you'd be subtracting 5 from 20, 15, 10, etc.
78.How much dirt is there in a hole that is 3 feet wide, 4 feet long, and 5 feet deep?
There is no dirt in it — it's a hole!
79.What has a head and a tail, but no body?
80.A doctor gives you three pills and tells you to take one every half hour. How long do the pills last?
81.If you eat me, my sender will eat you. What am I?
A fish hook.
82.A cop saw a truck driver going the wrong way down a one-way street, but didn't pull him over. Why not?
The truck driver was walking.
83.I am an odd number. Take away one letter and I become even. What number am I?
84.Feed me and I live. Give me a drink and I die. What am I?
85.What must you give before you can keep it?
This article contains content from Spencer Althouse, Stephen LaConte, Christopher Hudspeth, Kayla Yandoli, Robin Edds, Tessa Fahey, Allie Hayes, macedoggg, juju, iyatteirb, Jen K, and snuggles101. It was compiled by Kelly Rissman.