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Short Riddles to Solve

When you just have a few minutes to exercise your brain these short and sweet mind-benders are for you! Short riddles are quick so get to it.
Riddle: What 4-letter word can be written forward, backward or upside down, and can still be read from left to right?
Answer: NOON.
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Riddle: If there are four sheep, two dogs and one herds-men, how many feet are there?
Answer: Two. Sheep have hooves; dogs have paws; only people have feet.
Riddle: What kind of goose fights with snakes?
Answer: A mongoose.
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Riddle: You answer me, although I never ask you questions. What am I?
Answer: A telephone.
Riddle: I am wet when drying. What am I?
Answer: A towel.
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Riddle: What word is always pronounced wrong?
Answer: Wrong!
Riddle: Which three letters can frighten a thief away?
Answer: I C U.
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Riddle: When is music like vegetables?
Answer: When there are two beats (beets) to the measure.
Riddle: How did the pancake hurt itself?
Answer: Doing backflips.
Riddle: If fish lived on land, where would they live?
Answer: In Finland.

Even though they are short, these riddles can tangle your brain. Some are funny and others will stump you.

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