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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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Riddle: The only thing you can use for this riddle is your brain! Add 1,000 to 40. Now, add 1,000. Then, add 30. Add 1,000 again. Now, add 20. Add 1,000 once more. Now, add 10. What is your answer?
Answer: Is it 5,000? Sorry, but that's wrong! The right answer is 4,100. Four 1,000s do add up to 4,000…but 40 + 30 + 20 + 10 is 100, not 1,000. And 4,000 + 100 is not 5,000; it's 4,100; therefore, the correct answer is 4,100.
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Riddle: Take two numbers, such that the square of the first, plus the square of the second, shall equal 8; while the first, plus the product of the first and second, shall equal 6. What are the two numbers?
Answer: 2 and 2.
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Riddle: I make two people out of one. What am I?
Answer: A mirror.
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Best Riddles

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Riddles with Answers
100 Best Riddles
Riddle: The more you take, the more you leave behind. "What am I?"
Answer: You take footsteps and leave footprints.
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". Remove the middle "T" and you have "staring", Remove the "A" and you get "string", remove the "R" then you have "sting", remove the "T" and you get "sing". Remove the "G", and you get "sin", remove the "S" and you're left with "in",  and finally, remove the "N" and you're left with "I".
Riddle: What has a head, a tail, is brown, and has no legs?
Answer: A Penny.
Riddle: David's father has three sons: Snap, Crackle, and _____?
Answer: David.
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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Riddles for Kids

Riddles for kids are a fun and easy way to improve your child’s problem-solving skills and stimulate critical thinking.

Riddles for Kids
Riddles for Kids
Riddle: David's father has three sons: Snap, Crackle, and _____?
Answer: David.
Riddle: What belongs to you but is used more by others?
Answer: Your name.
Riddle: I make two people out of one. What am I?
Answer: A mirror.
Riddle: What is more useful when it is broken?
Answer: An egg.
Riddle: I am white when I am dirty, and black when I am clean. What am I?
Answer: A blackboard.
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Riddles For Adults

Riddles for adults. Are you old enough to take on these adult riddles? A New Kind of Grown-Up Fun with riddles and answers for adults.

Adults Riddles
Riddles for Adults with Answers
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!
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.
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?
Answer: Memories.
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: If two snakes marry, what will their towels say?
Answer: Hiss and Hers.
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Easy Riddles

Easy riddles with answers are great for elementary kids and teenagers alike. Our riddle resources encourage people of all ages to stimulate thinking in new ways with low tech amusement.

Easy Riddles with Answers
Easy Riddles
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.
Riddle: What runs around the whole yard without moving?
Answer: A fence.
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!
Riddle: What can you catch but not throw?
Answer: A cold.
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: He was walking...not driving.
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Hard Riddles

Challange your brain and try to solve these hard riddles. Hint: The hardest riddles require you to think outside the box!

Difficult/Hard Riddles with Answers
Difficult Riddles
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?
Answer: Age.
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!
Riddle: Who is that with a neck and no head, two arms and no hands? What is it?
Answer: A shirt.
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: How 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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Funny Riddles

Our funny riddles will provide mind-engaging fun and laughter for all ages. These silly riddles for kids will have your whole family laughing hilariously!

Funny Riddles with Answers
Funny Riddles
Riddle: Why is Europe like a frying pan?
Answer: Because it has Greece at the bottom.
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!
Riddle: How do you spell COW in thirteen letters?
Answer: SEE O DOUBLE YOU.
Riddle: There are two monkeys on a tree and one jumps off. Why does the other monkey jump too?
Answer: Monkey see monkey do.
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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Math Riddles

Math riddles for kids can be a great way to promote learning and intellectual growth in children while also providing them with a fun and entertaining challenge.

Math Riddles with Answers
Math Riddles
Riddle: How do you make the number 7 even without addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division?
Answer: Drop the "S" and "seven" becomes "even".
Riddle: How can you write down eight eights so that they add up to one thousand?
Answer: 888 + 88 + 8 + 8 + 8 = 1000.
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 which is the Roman numeral for four.
Riddle: How many sides does a circle have?
Answer: Two. The inside and the outside.
Riddle: How many times can you subtract the number 5 from 25?
Answer: Once, because after you subtract 5 from 25 it becomes 20.
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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.

Brain Teasers with Answers
Brain Teasers
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.
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.
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.
Riddle: What has six faces, but does not wear makeup, has twenty-one eyes, but cannot see? "What is it?"
Answer: A die (dice).
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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100 Newest Riddles
Riddle: When Eric and his friends returned to school after the summer break, they each told each other how their summers went. Eric boasted about the months he spent in Chile and how hot it had been. Eric's friends called him a liar. Why?
Answer: Assuming that these friends live in the United States, if it's summer in the U.S (which is in North America), it's winter in Chile because Chile is in South America. It can't possibly be hot during the winter. Therefore, Eric lied about being in Chile.
Riddle: There are 10 people standing near a large swimming pool. Three of them think about jumping into the pool. How many people are standing by the pool now?
Answer: 10. Those three people simply "thought about jumping into the pool"; they didn't actually jump in.
Riddle: Russell was watching TV when he got a call from the police. They said that they had found his friend unconscious, and asked him to come. As soon as Russell came, the officers arrested him. Why?
Answer: The officers didn't tell Russell the exact location to come to. How would the man know where to come if he didn't know what happened?
Riddle: Ronald is a chef. He is going to cook a meal. He has three stoves in front of him-a gas stove, a wood stove, and a coal stove–but he only has one match. What should Ronald light first?
Answer: Ronald should light the match first because the match needs to be lit up before he can light up anything else. After all, I never said that the match was lit in the first place!
Riddle: Emma was arrested for robbing a bank. The police wanted to arrest Emma's boyfriend as well because he was supposedly an accomplice. The officers found four men-Kevin, Miles, Paul, and Stanley-and interrogated them. One of them is the boyfriend who is lying. Another person was Emma's brother, who did not assist with the robbery but was also lying because he wanted to help. And the other two boys were innocent and telling the truth. Each person says the following: Kevin: Stanley is her boyfriend. Miles: Paul is lying. Paul: Kevin is lying. Stanley: Miles is not her brother. Who is Emma's brother, and who is her boyfriend?
Answer: Kevin is Emma's brother, and Miles is her boyfriend. If Kevin is telling the truth, then Stanley is lying because the boyfriend lies. This means Miles is also lying because according to these conditions, Miles IS the brother who is lying. But then, Paul is telling the truth. It contradicts that Kevin is telling the truth because both of them cannot be truthful at the same time. So, Kevin is lying, Paul is telling the truth, and Miles is lying. By default, Stanley is the other man telling the truth. The two liars are Kevin and Miles; they are Emma's boyfriend and brother. Since Stanley said that Miles is NOT her brother, and that statement is true, it means Kevin is her brother, and Miles is her boyfriend.

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Bottle Cap (Rebus) Puzzles & Answers
Bottle Cap (Rebus) Puzzles
Answer: As time goes by.
Answer: Loaded Dice.
Answer: Home on the range.
Answer: Watch out for others.
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