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The best riddles with answers 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. Great 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!

Tell me a riddle! We've assembled fantastic sets of riddles for kids into both printable and downloadable riddle quiz pages that could be used by teachers for fun lessons, homeschool learning, or just some simple wholesome family fun.

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If you're 8 feet away from a door and with each move you advance half the distance to the door. How many moves will it take to reach the door?
Infinity! Technically you will never reach the door, as you can only move half the distance, no matter how small.

### What Two Whole, Positive Numbers Have A One-digit Answer When Multiplied

What two whole, positive numbers have a one-digit answer when multiplied and a two-digit answer when added?
1 and 9.

### Not A Single Hair On His Head Got Wet 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?
This man is bald!

## Best Riddles

### Eight Letter Words

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?

### Take It And Leave It

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

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

### Rice Krispies

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

### Riddled For Days

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

### Only Three People

Riddle: Two mothers and two daughters go shopping. They have \$21, which they split equally between them. How can this be possible?
Answer: There are three people. There was the Grandmother, her daughter, and the daughter's daughter. Therefore: they each get \$7.

### What Begins With E

Riddle: I start with the letter e, I end with the letter e. I contain only one letter, Yet I am not the letter e! What am I?

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## Riddles for Kids

### Are You Smarter Than A Kindergartner?

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

### Easy Riddle For Smart People

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

### Classroom Riddle

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

### Batman Can't Hold Me

Riddle: This is as light as a feather, yet no man can hold it for long. What am I?

### Highest Mountain On Earth

Riddle: Before Mount Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain on Earth?

### Tall When I'm Young

Riddle: I'm tall when I'm young and I'm short when I'm old. What am I?
Answer: A candle or a pencil.

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### Love Riddle

Riddle: A doctor and a bus driver are both in love with the same woman, an attractive girl named Sarah. The bus driver had to go on a long bus trip that would last a week. Before he left, he gave Sarah seven apples. Why?
Answer: An apple a day keeps the doctor away!

### Marriage Riddle

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.

### Time Riddle

Riddle: You have me today, Tomorrow you'll have more; As your time passes, I'm not easy to store; I don't take up space, But I'm only in one place; I am what you saw, But not what you see. What am I?

### Work Riddle

Riddle: I can't be bought, but I can be stolen with a glance. I'm worthless to one, but priceless to two. What am I?

### Change Me Every Month

Riddle: No matter how little or how much you use me, you change me every month. What am I?

### Five Letter English Word Retains the Same Pronunciation

Riddle: What English word retains the same pronunciation, even after you take away four of its five letters?
Answer: Queue. Remove the "ueue" and you are left with "Q".

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## Easy Riddles

### Water Kills Me

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?

### Easy Riddle For Kids

Riddle: What runs around the whole yard without moving?

### Family Riddle

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!

### Catch But Not Throw

Riddle: What can you catch but never throw?

### You Are A Bus Driver

Riddle: 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?

### Today Come Before Yesterday

Riddle: Where does tomorrow come before yesterday, and where does today come before yesterday?
Answer: The answer is in dictionary. Explanation: Well the logic used to solve this riddle is that in the dictionary, words or letters are organized Alphabetically and hence Today comes before Yesterday because in the alphabet order alphabetically, the letter T comes before the Letter Y.

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## Hard Riddles

### Love Or Hate

Riddle: I am something people love or hate. I change people's 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?

### Feeling No Pain

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?

### Hard Riddles For Kids

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

### Tricky Riddle For Kids

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

Riddle: What English word retains the same pronunciation, even after you take away four of its five letters?

### What Has a Heart But No Other Organs

Riddle: Where does tomorrow come before yesterday, and where does today come before yesterday?

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## Funny Riddles

### Fun Riddles

Riddle: Why is Europe like a frying pan?
Answer: Because it has Greece at the bottom.

### This Will Make You Laugh

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?

### Funny Riddles For Kids

Riddle: How do you spell COW in thirteen letters?

### Two Happy Monkeys Riddle

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

### Laughing Parrot

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?

### Tastes Better Than It Smells

Riddle: What tastes better than it smells?

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## Math Riddles

### Funny Math

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

### Hard Math Riddle

Riddle: How can you write down eight eights so that they add up to one thousand?
Answer: 888 + 88 + 8 + 8 + 8 = 1000.

### Tricky Math

Riddle: How can you take 2 from 5 and leave 4?
Answer: FIVE Remove the 2 letters F and E from five and you have IV which is the Roman numeral for four.

### Geometry of Circles

Riddle: How many sides does a circle have?
Answer: Two. The inside and the outside.

### Subtraction Dilemma

Riddle: How many times can you subtract the number 5 from 25?
Answer: Once, because after you subtract 5 from 25 it becomes 20.

### Two Fathers and Two Sons Riddle

Riddle: Two fathers and two sons are in a car, yet there are only three people in the car. Who are the three people?
Answer: There are a Grandfather, father, and son.

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## Brain Teasers

Brain teasers that require thought, intellect, and a dab of creativity. Moreover, teasing your brain will require you to think hard and sometimes think outside the box.

### Best Brain Teasers

#### Story Riddles

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.

#### Exact Weight Riddle

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.

#### Family Riddle

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.

#### Just Roll With It

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

### Building Has The Most Stories

Riddle: What building has the most stories?

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## New Riddles

### Always Rooting For The Ante Meridiem

Charles called his wife to tell him that he would be home by 7:00. But when he arrived home three minutes past 7:00, his wife was furious! Why was she so mad?
Charles' wife expected him to arrive by 7:00PM, but he arrived at 7:03AM the next morning. Oh, the classic "I forgot about ante meridiem and post meridiem".

### Rainy Day Chores

Ally and Gwen were told to do house chores on a rainy day. Ally chose to hang the laundry outside to dry, while Gwen vacuum-cleaned the bedrooms. Who is more stupid?
Ally is more stupid because it was raining all day, and there wouldn't be any need to hang laundry outside.

### Like Father, Like Son

Harold is Andrew's father. Who was born later?
Andrew, because he is Harold's son.

### What Season Again?

Oliver and Brittany are siblings. They were born in the winter and summer. If Brittany was not born in the winter, then who was born in the summer?
If Brittany was not born in the winter, then she was born in the summer. Therefore, it's Brittany.

### Do You Know How To Add Numbers?

Which statement is correct? 1) 119 and 19 is 128. 2) 119 and 19 are 128.
Neither statement is true; 119 and 19 are 138, not 128.

## Rebus Puzzles

Answer: When it's springtime in the Rockies.
Answer: Lucky days are here again.