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The best riddles are enigmas wrapped up in a puzzle and shrouded in mystery. It is up to you to unravel the secret and solve the riddles until that “A-ha!” moment that leaves you feeling so satisfied.  The best riddles are the ones that challenge your mind and require your ability to look beyond the words and if the riddle stumps your friends that’s a bonus! We are always adding intriguing new riddles so check back often!

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Riddle:

A man wanted to enter an exclusive club but did not know the password that was required. He waited by the door and listened. A club member knocked on the door and the doorman said, "twelve." The member replied, "six " and was let in. A second member came to the door and the doorman said, "six." The member replied, "three" and was let in. The man thought he had heard enough and walked up to the door. The doorman said ,"ten" and the man replied, "five." But he was not let in. What should have he said?

Answer:

Three. The doorman lets in those who answer with the number of letters in the word the doorman says.

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Riddle:

Take eight small sticks, four of which are half the length of the other four. Make three equal squares out of the sticks.

Answer:

Use the longer four sticks to be sharing sides between the squares and at the end their should be three intertwined squares.

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Riddle:

I am the beginning of the end, and the end of time and space. I am essential to creation, and I surround every place.

What am I?

Answer:

The letter e. End, timE, spacE, Every placE

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Riddle:

The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I?

Answer:

Footsteps.

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Riddle:

What 8 letter word can have a letter taken away and it still makes a word. Take another letter away and it still makes a word. Keep on doing that until you have one letter left. What is the word?

Answer:

The word is starting! starting, staring, string, sting, sing, sin, in, I.  Cool,huh?

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Riddle:

What has a head, a tail, is brown, and has no legs?

Answer:

A Penny.

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Riddle:

David's father has three sons: Snap, Crackle, and _____?

Answer:

David.

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Riddle:

Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday?

Answer:

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.

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Riddle:

You live in a one story house made entirely of redwood. What color would the stairs be?

Answer:

What stairs? You live in a one-story house.

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Riddle:

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?

Answer:

The man did exactly as he said he would and wrote "your exact weight" on the paper.

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Riddle:

Mr. and Mrs. Mustard have six daughters and each daughter has one brother. How many people are in the Mustard family?

Answer:

There are nine Mustards in the family. Since each daughter shares the same brother, there are six girls, one boy and Mr. and Mrs. Mustard.

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Riddle:

What has six faces, but does not wear makeup, has twenty-one eyes, but cannot see? What is it?

Answer:

A die (dice).

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Riddle:

A woman shoots her husband. Then she holds him underwater for over 5 minutes. Finally, she hangs him. But 5 minutes later they both go out together and enjoy a wonderful dinner together. How can this be?

Answer:

The woman was a photographer. She shot a picture of her husband, developed it, and hung it up to dry.

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Riddle:

I am not alive, but I grow; I don't have lungs, but I need air; I don't have a mouth, but water kills me. What am I?

Answer:

Fire.

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Riddle:

What runs around the whole yard without moving?

Answer:

A fence.

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Riddle:

Two fathers and two sons went fishing one day. They were there the whole day and only caught 3 fish. One father said, that is enough for all of us, we will have one each. How can this be possible?

Answer:

There was the father, his son, and his son's son. This equals 2 fathers and 2 sons for a total of 3!

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Riddle:

What can you catch but never throw?

Answer:

A cold.

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A bus driver was heading down a street in Colorado. He went right past a stop sign without stopping, he turned left where there was a "no left turn" sign, and he went the wrong way on a one-way street. Then he went on the left side of the road past a cop car. Still - he didn't break any traffic laws.  Why not?

Answer:

He was walking...not driving.

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Riddle:

Mr. and Mrs. Mustard have six daughters and each daughter has one brother. How many people are in the Mustard family?

Answer:

There are nine Mustards in the family. Since each daughter shares the same brother, there are six girls, one boy and Mr. and Mrs. Mustard.

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I am something people love or hate. I change peoples appearances and thoughts. If a person takes care of them self I will go up even higher. To some people I will fool them. To others I am a mystery. Some people might want to try and hide me but I will show. No matter how hard people try I will Never go down. What am I?

Answer:

Age.

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Riddle:

Only one color, but not one size,
Stuck at the bottom, yet easily flies.
Present in sun, but not in rain,
Doing no harm, and feeling no pain.
What is it?

Answer:

It's a shadow!

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Riddle:

Who is that with a neck and no head, two arms and no hands?  What is it?

Answer:

A shirt.

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Riddle:

If eleven plus two equals one, what does nine plus five equal?

Answer:

11 o'clock plus 2 hours = 1 o'clock

9 o'clock plus 5 hours = 2 o'clock

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Riddle:

David's father has three sons: Snap, Crackle, and _____?

Answer:

David.

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Riddle:

What belongs to you, but other people use it more than you?

Answer:

Your name.

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Riddle:

I make two people out of one. What am I?

Answer:

A mirror.

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Riddle:

What is more useful when it is broken?

Answer:

An egg.

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Riddle:

I am white when I am dirty, and black when I am clean. What am I?

Answer:

A blackboard.

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Riddle:

Why is Europe like a frying pan?

Answer:

Because it has Greece at the bottom.

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Riddle:

Samuel was out for a walk when it started to rain. He did not have an umbrella and he wasn't wearing a hat. His clothes were soaked, yet not a single hair on his head got wet. How could this happen?

Answer:

This man is bald!

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Riddle:

How do you spell COW in thirteen letters?

Answer:

SEE O DOUBLE YOU.

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Riddle:

There are two monkeys on a tree and one jumps off. Why does the other monkey jump too?

Answer:

Monkey see monkey do.

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Riddle:

A pet shop owner had a parrot with a sign on its cage that said "Parrot repeats everything it hears". Davey bought the parrot and for two weeks he spoke to it and it didn't say a word. He returned the parrot but the shopkeeper said he never lied about the parrot.

How can this be?

Answer:

The parrot was deaf.

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Riddle:

How do you make the number 7 even without addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division?

Answer:

Drop the "S".

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Riddle:

Can you write down eight eights so that they add up to one thousand?

Answer:

888 + 88 + 8 + 8 + 8 = 1000.

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Riddle:

How can you take 2 from 5 and leave 4?

Answer:

F  I V  E

Remove the 2 letters F and E from five and you have IV.

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Riddle:

How many sides does a circle have?

Answer:

Two. The inside and the outside.

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Riddle:

How many times can you subtract the number 5 from 25?

Answer:

Once, because after you subtract it's not 25 anymore.

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Riddle:

What country fits in a tortilla?

Answer:

Chile.

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A man and his wife were doing missionary work near the city of Nairobi in the country of Kenya in eastern Africa. Their housing had not yet been completed, so the man, the woman, and their six year old daughter were spending a few nights in the jungle in three small pup tents. During their third night there, the woman was awakened by the call of a hyena passing by, so she got out of her tent to see if her young daughter had been frightened by the noise. As she peered into her daughter's tent she was surprised to see the dark figures of lion, a panther, and a cheetah which were curled up next to her daughter. Seeing her daughter was asleep and unharmed, the woman slowly and quietly withdrew from the tent, and simply returned to her own tent and went back to bed. How could this child's mother leave her daughter in such a dangerous situation, and simply ignore what she had just witnessed without intervening in some way? How can such emotional coldness ever be explained; or is there something here we are missing?

Answer:

The woman was surprised to see that her daughter had talked her father into allowing her to bring her three favorite stuffed animals on the trip with her (the lion, the panther, and the cheetah).

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Known by all without exception, Forever here, for your protection, Sometimes strong, sometimes weak, Right after the night I come - hot and chic. And while millions of miles away, I always get to you, I find my way. No life around could do without me, Can you guess what I might be?

Answer:

Sun.

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Riddle:

What happens when frogs park illegally?

Answer:

They get toad.

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It's Halloween and 4 friends (Steven, James, Amy, and Ashley), that are all in high school, decide to go to a costume party. They decide they will wear matching costumes. They all use wheelchairs in their costumes. One friend is paralyzed, and the other 3 friends can walk. Steven says, "I have been paralyzed for 25 years and I need my wheelchair for mobility." James says, "I am not paralyzed, so I am just using my wheelchair for my costume." Amy says, "I have been paralyzed for 5 years. I was walking home from school and a drunk driver hit me." Ashley says, "When I was 9 years old, I fell 3 stories off the edge of my balcony and broke my C9 vertebrae." Two of the friends are telling the truth and the other two friends are lying. Which friend is paralyzed?

Answer:

Amy is paralyzed. Steven is lying because he is in high school which means he is less than 25 years old, so he couldn't have been paralyzed for 25 years. Ashley is lying because there are only 7 vertebrae in the cervical section of the spine, so she couldn't have broken her C9 vertebrae. James is telling the truth that he is not paralyzed. This means Amy must be telling the truth that she is the paralyzed friend.

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