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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:

What four-legged animal can jump higher than a house?

Answer:

Any, Houses can't jump.

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A car's odometer shows 72927 miles, a palindromic number. What are the minimum miles you would need to travel to form another?

Answer:

110 miles. (73037)

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I am a path situated between high natural masses. Remove my first letter and you have a path situated between man-made masses.

What am I?

Answer:

A Valley. 

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Riddle:

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

Answer:

Footsteps.

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

Answer:

A blackboard.

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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:

Why is Europe like a frying pan?

Answer:

Because it has Greece at the bottom.

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Riddle:

How do you spell COW in thirteen letters?

Answer:

SEE O DOUBLE YOU.

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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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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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A woman went to see her psychiatrist and told him about a strange dream she had just had the night before. She said she had dreamed she was eating a late supper when she suddenly saw a "jay" before her, but it wasn’t blue, and it wasn't flying. Then she saw a "pea", but it wasn't green, and it wasn't in a garden. Next, she envisioned a "sea", but it had no waves or boats. A "bee" then unexpectedly appeared, but it did not sting her. Shockingly, she then encountered an "eye", but it didn't blink or wink at her. Finally, she reported to the psychiatrist, "And then I saw "you" in my dream, but "you" did not speak to me." The psychiatrist quickly analyzed the woman’s story and told her, "That was no dream you had. If you want these "dreams" to stop, you've got to stop eating your favorite food so late at night!" What was the food the psychiatrist told the woman to stop eating, and what exactly was going on here?

Answer:

The psychiatrist knew of the woman’s regular habit of eating a bowl of alphabet soup just before going to bed each night. This was the reason for her dreaming about the various letters of the alphabet she had seen while eating —— in this case —— the letters J, P, C, B, I, and U.

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A woman went to Virginia to get a job. She promised her mother she would come back and visit sometime. Then, in the middle of winter, her mother shouted, "April is here!". How is this possible?

Answer:

The woman's name is April.

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I do not eat food but I enjoy a light meal everyday. What am I?

Answer:

A plant.

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Maggie and four of her gang members (A.K.A. the Maulers) cross paths with Big Bertha and four of her minions (A.K.A. The Bombers), and a major conflict ensues. Both gangs find themselves in a real jam, and neither side dare back out and risk losing face at this point. Suddenly, one of Maggie’s own gang grabs Maggie by the arm and throws her forward with all of her strength, but Maggie does not feel betrayed, in fact, she is grateful. She does not run but moves ahead with great speed in an effort to sneak up on the opposing gang from behind. Unfortunately, Big Bertha is just behind Maggie, having planned the exact same strategy. Bertha then suddenly bashes Maggie in the thigh with a lowered shoulder, knocking Maggie off her feet, sending her sprawling. Big Bertha and her gang proceed to lay a major beating on Maggie’s entire gang. Over 100 people witnessed this confrontation, but not one of them tried to intervene, or at least call the police. How calloused can people be; or is there some less harmful explanation for these events?

Answer:

The Maulers and the Bombers are two women’s teams competing against one another in the game of Roller Derby, in front of a bunch of spectators.

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You go to the grocery store with the intention of cooking everything you purchase for a night at home. You don't have the recipe, and you don't want to spend more than you have to. You start in the vegetable aisle and buy some onions, shallots, and garlic. You grab some red and green bell peppers, asparagus, celery, and zucchini. You walk over to the fruit section and purchase a bundle of bananas, grapes, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries. You then go to the dairy section to get half & half, gouda cheese, eggs, and sour cream. Before you leave you also grab flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder, and marshmallows. At the checkout counter you get a chocolate bar and a stick of gum. You drive home, walk into the kitchen, and pull out your recipe. It reads: 2 cloves garlic 1 shallot 3 grapes 1 marshmallow 1 cup sugar 1 bundle of bananas 2 tsp baking soda 5 raspberries 5 asparagus 1 tsp cocoa powder 2 tsp baking powder 2 slices of gouda cheese 2 eggs 5 strawberries 1 chocolate bar 1 cup sour cream 1 cup flour 1 whole zucchini, julienned 10 blackberries 1 stick of gum 2 red bell peppers 1 green bell pepper You get everything out, and start to follow the instructions in the recipe. You made sure you didn't buy more than you needed, but have a sneaking suspicion you wasted something. What did you waste?

Answer:

Your time.

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