ADVERTISEMENT

Last updated:

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!

New Riddle In 8 hours
Riddle:

What falls but never breaks? What breaks but never falls?

Answer:

Night and Day!

Comment
MORE DAILY RIDDLES
Riddle:

When can you add two to eleven and get one as the correct answer?

Answer:

When you add two hours to eleven o'clock, you get one o'clock.

Comment
MORE PROBLEM RIDDLES
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!

Comment
MORE CHALLENGE RIDDLES
ADVERTISEMENT
Riddle:

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

Answer
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
Riddle:

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

Answer
Riddle:

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

Answer
Riddle:

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

Answer
MORE BEST RIDDLES
Riddle:

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

Answer
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
Riddle:

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

Answer
Riddle:

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

Answer
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
MORE BRAIN TEASERS
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
Riddle:

What runs around the whole yard without moving?

Answer
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
Riddle:

What can you catch but never throw?

Answer
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?

Answer
MORE EASY RIDDLES
Riddle:

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

Answer
Riddle:

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
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
Riddle:

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

Answer
Riddle:

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

Answer
MORE HARD RIDDLES
Riddle:

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

Answer
Riddle:

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

Answer
Riddle:

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

Answer
Riddle:

What is more useful when it is broken?

Answer
Riddle:

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

Answer
MORE KIDS RIDDLES
Riddle:

Why is Europe like a frying pan?

Answer
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
Riddle:

How do you spell COW in thirteen letters?

Answer
Riddle:

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

Answer
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
MORE FUNNY RIDDLES
Riddle:

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

Answer
Riddle:

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

Answer
Riddle:

How can you take 2 from 5 and leave 4?

Answer
Riddle:

How many sides does a circle have?

Answer
Riddle:

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

Answer
MORE MATH RIDDLES
Riddle:

You are sharing a snack with 5 friends. You have 5 apples. Each person must get an equal amount of apple(s). How do you evenly distribute the 5 apples among 6 people?

Answer
Riddle:

Why are 1990 dollar bills worth more than 1989 dollar bills?

Answer
Riddle:

Spelled forward is a brand of bottled water, spelled backwards is is what you call a person lack of judgement. What word am I?

Answer
Riddle:

A group of boys and girls are out after dark, stalking people in their homes in a Chicago neighborhood. The intimidation starts with the bravest of the youths ringing the bell or knocking at the door. When the homeowner answers the door, the children, in unison, begin to verbally threaten that person with a three-word threat, which often results in their demands being met. All of the boys and girls have chosen to disguise themselves so they can’t be identified. It is hard to believe, but there are even a few adults who are walking along with the group, who actually encourage this brash behavior. Do these adults have no shame? Are these boys and girls being trained to be the criminals of the future? What exactly is going on here, and what is the three-word threat this group of ruffians use to intimidate people in their neighborhood?

Answer
Riddle:

A young girl is standing on a small hill facing a man and two young boys. The man and one of the two boys are wearing headgear made of leather and metal, and the other young boy is wearing a hard, plastic hat. The man has no special feelings toward the girl on the hill, but the young boy in the special headgear is her close friend. However, the other boy in the plastic hat is the sworn enemy of the girl. As the man and the two boys stare intently at the girl on the hill, she suddenly throws a hard, round object toward the group of three males, striking the boy wearing the plastic hat in the head, knocking his hat off, and sending him sprawling to the ground. The man, after witnessing these events, issues a three-word command to the boy who was struck, and this causes the boy to run away from home. What was the three-word command the man gave to the boy, and why did it cause the boy to run away from home?

Answer
MORE NEW RIDDLES
Top ten hand-picked hard riddles. If riddles were a sport these would be Extreme Riddles!
Top 10 kids riddles. Age-appropriate riddles for kids. Play as a fun game at the dinner table or in the car. Printable!
What riddles should you read first? Start here with the most popular and highest rated top 10, Ten Best Riddles. Test your true brain power or challenge friends!
MORE QUIZZES

Flex your mind and have fun at the same time! Updated daily, our riddle collections will keep you guessing. Get your cerebral workout on with Riddles.com: riddles, quizzes, and bottle cap puzzles.

The Riddles Mission

The Riddles.com mission is to be the be the world's most comprehensive riddle website on the internet for riddles, puzzles, rebus caps and quizzes. Our riddle library contains interesting riddles and answers to test visitors and evoke deep thought and community discussion. Riddlers will benefit from the creativity of our members who participate in growth of our online riddles and puzzles resource. We encourage you to become a member of Riddles.