Riddles

Riddles have are always good for providing a challenge, and the providing the satisfaction of being able to meet that challenge, sometimes with a good Laugh.

Put yourself to the test with these Riddles, and try not to look at the answers until you have a solution to each riddle.

I have cities, but no houses.

I have mountains, but no trees.

I have water, but no fish.

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What am I?


Answer: A Map

What are the two things you cannot have for breakfast?


Answer: Lunch and Dinner.

What is there more of, the less you see it?


Answer: Darkness.

You see a boat filled with people.

It has not sunk, but when you look again, you don’t see a single person on the boat.

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Why?


Answer: All the people were married.

I speak without a mouth and hear without ears.

I have no body, but come alive with wind.

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What am I?


Answer: An Echo

What has eyes that cannot see, a tongue that cannot taste, and a soul that cannot die?


Answer: A shoe.

What word in the English language has three consecutive double letters?


Answer: Bookkeeper.

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.

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What am I?


Answer: A candle.

What is black when clean and white when it is dirty?


Answer: A blackboard.

What word in the English language does the following: the first two letters signify a male, the first three letters signify a female, the first four letters signify a great man, while the entire word signifies a great woman.

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What is the word?


Answer: Heroine.

What has a bottom at the top?


Answer: A leg.

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A woman shoots her husband, then holds him underwater for five minutes. Next she hangs him. Afterwards they enjoy a lovely dinner.

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Explain?


Answer: She took a photo of him and developed it in her dark room.

I come from a mine and get surrounded by wood always. Everyone uses me.

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What am I?


Answer: Pencil lead.

What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?


Answer: The letter m.

A girl has as many brothers as sisters, but each brother has only half as many brothers as sisters.

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How many brothers and sisters are there in the family?


Answer: Four sisters and three brothers.

What is always coming, but never arrives?


Answer: Tomorrow.

Which word in the dictionary is spelt incorrectly?


Answer: Incorrectly.

How can the number four be half of five?


Answer: IV, the Roman numeral for four, which is “half” (two letters) of the word five.

When will water stop flowing downhill?


Answer: When it reaches the bottom.

What gets bigger and bigger as you take more away from it?


Answer: A hole.

I have keys, but no locks and space, and no rooms. You can enter, but you can’t go outside.

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What am I?


Answer: A keyboard.

What disappears as soon as you say it’s name?


Answer: Silence.

What gets wet while drying?


Answer: A towel.

How many letters are in the alphabet?


Answer: There are 11 letters in the words “the alphabet”.

What has teeth but cannot eat?


Answer: A comb.


How much does it cost for a pirate to get earrings?


Answer: A buccaneer.

What has many rings but no fingers?


Answer: A Telephone.

What is the difference between a jeweller and a jailer?


Answer: A jeweller sells watches and a jailer watches cells.

What do all the Smiths in the telephone book have in common?


Answer: They all have telephones.

What’s easy to get into, but hard to get out of?


Answer: Trouble.

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