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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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I turn around once. What is out will not get in. I turn around again. What is in will not get out. What am I?

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A Key.

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

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

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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?

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It's a shadow!

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

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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?

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

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

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

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

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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?

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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?

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

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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?

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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?

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What runs around the whole yard without moving?

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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?

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What can you catch but never throw?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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

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

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

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

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

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What is more useful when it is broken?

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

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Why is Europe like a frying pan?

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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?

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How do you spell COW in thirteen letters?

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

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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?

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

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

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How can you take 2 from 5 and leave 4?

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How many sides does a circle have?

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

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Mary is baking chocolate chip cookies for, her friend, Molly's birthday party. Molly will have 19 friends at the party plus herself. Each batch of cookies can make 24 cookies and requires: 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup white sugar 1 cup packed brown sugar 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons hot water ½ teaspoon salt 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips 1 cup chopped walnuts Mary has: 9 cups butter 18 cups white sugar 7 cups packed brown sugar 48 eggs 12 teaspoons vanilla extract 8 teaspoons baking soda 1-gallon hot water 9 tablespoons salt 5 cups all-purpose flour 15 cups semisweet chocolate chips 5 cups chopped walnuts How many batches of cookies can Mary make? How many cookies can each friend have if they each have the same number of cookies? Will there be any cookies leftover?

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Dorothy is not a violent person, yet she carries a hard, round object in her purse which she occasionally throws at people. She thinks others find her actions amusing, and they do for the most part; but many people flinch when she does throw the object directly toward them. The danger is minimal however, as the object returns to her, most of the time, and she never throws the object with the intention of harming anyone. Dorothy considers herself to be an entertainer of sorts, using the round object and some string to amuse anyone willing to watch her. She uses the object to perform some amazing, gravity-defying stunts. Dorothy says she got the idea for this attention-grabbing activity while working part time as a dog walker. Is Dorothy a menace to society who should be reported to the authorities, or is she just providing a little innocent fun for those who watch her? Just what is the hard, round object Dorothy carries in her purse?

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From life I am derived, Later at your home I arrive. With my corpse disguised, By the things that keep me alive. What am I?

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From dawn to dusk I soar through the sky, A thunderous voice, but silent I fly. Through the darkest depths I will not die, Yet I can not be seen by the naked eye. What am I?

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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?

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