These adult riddles have matured, ripened, and generally come of age. From the saucy to the surprising these scavenger hunt! 1. 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! 2. 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. 3. 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. 4. Riddle: I am taken from a mine, and shut up in a wooden case, from which I am never released, and yet I am used by almost everybody. What am I? Answer: Pencil lead. 5. 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 6. Riddle: What's at least 6 inches long, goes in your mouth, and is more fun if it vibrates? Answer: A toothbrush. Come on. 7. Riddle: If two snakes marry, what will their towels say? Answer: Hiss and Hers. 8. Riddle: What goes in hard, comes out soft, and you blow continuously? Answer: Bubble Gum. 9. Riddle: You can touch me, You can break me, You should win me if you want to be mine. What am I? Answer: A heart. 10. Riddle: I can't be bought, but I can be stolen with a glance. I'm worthless to one, but priceless to two. What am I? Answer: Love. 11. Riddle: There was a man who wanted to prove his love to his wife. So, he climbed the highest mountain, swam the deepest ocean and walked the biggest desert. What do you think his wife said? Answer: Nothing. She divorced him for never being at home. 12. Riddle: No matter how little or how much you use me, you change me every month. What am I? Answer: A Calendar. 13. Riddle: There is a brother and a sister. The boy wants to visit his father in jail, and the sister wants to visit her mother in the hospital. But they both are not allowed in the jail or hospital. All they have is a gun. What do they do? Answer: The boy shoots the girl, and then the boy goes to jail for attempted murder and the girl goes to the hospital due to her injuries. 14. Riddle: What is harder to catch the faster you run? Answer: Your breath! 15. Riddle: Which three letters can frighten a thief away? Answer: I C U. 16. Riddle: I may be simple, I may be complex; I may have a name, but no gender or sex; I am often a question, or statements as a setup; I tend to have an answer, 'til you find it I won't let up. What am I? Answer: A riddle. 17. Riddle: What kind of running means walking? Answer: Running out of gas! 18. Riddle: What has cities, but no houses; forests, but no trees; and water, but no fish? Answer: A map. 19. Riddle: What flowers are kissable? Answer: Tulips. 20. Riddle: What starts with a T, ends with a T and has T in it? Answer: A teapot. 21. Riddle: If your uncle's sister is not your aunt, what relation is she to you? Answer: Your mother. 22. Riddle: Two cops walked into a room with no windows and found a dead man who obviously hung himself from the ceiling, though they couldn't figure out how. There was no chair beneath him that he might have jumped off of, or a table. Just a puddle of water. How'd he do it? Answer: He stood on a block of ice until it melted. 23. Riddle: There is a word in the English language in which the first two letters signify a male, the first three letters signify a female, the first four signify a great man, and the whole word, a great woman. What is the word? Answer: Heroine. 24. Riddle: What fastens two people yet touches only one? Answer: A wedding ring. 25. Riddle: The 22nd and 24th presidents of the United States of America had the same parents, but were not brothers. How can this be possible? Answer: They were the same man. Grover Cleveland served two terms as president of the United States, but the terms were not consecutive. 26. Riddle: They fill me up and you empty me, almost everyday; if you raise my arm, I work the opposite way. What am I? Answer: A mailbox. 27. Riddle: What can be swallowed, but can also swallow you? Answer: Pride. 28. Riddle: What can be stolen, mistaken, or altered, yet never leaves you your entire life? Answer: Your identity. 29. Riddle: First I am dried, then I am wet; The longer I swim, the more taste you get. What am I? Answer: Tea. 30. Riddle: What can be touched but can't be seen? Answer: Someone's heart 31. Riddle: I have a big mouth and I am also quite loud! I am NOT a gossip but I do get involved with everyone's dirty business. What am I? Answer: A Vacuum Cleaner. 32. Riddle: Some try to hide, some try to cheat, but time will show, we always will meet. Try as you might, to guess my name, I promise you'll know, when you I do claim. Who am I? Answer: Death. 33. Riddle: What did the comedian say when he took off his clothes? Answer: Haven't you ever seen a comic strip. 34. Riddle: Lovely and round, I shine with pale light, grown in the darkness, A lady's delight. What am I? Answer: A Pearl. 35. Riddle: I have four wings, but cannot fly, I never laugh and never cry; On the same spot I'm always found, toiling away with little sound. What am I? Answer: A Windmill. 36. Riddle: My voice is tender, my waist is slender and I'm often invited to play. Yet wherever I go I must take my bow or else I have nothing to say. What am I? Answer: A violin. 37. Riddle: Until I am measured, I am not known. Yet how you miss me, when I have flown. What am I? Answer: I am Time. 38. Riddle: A certain crime is punishable if attempted but not punishable if committed. What is it? Answer: Suicide. 39. Riddle: What did the two volcanos say to each other on valentine's day? Answer: Do you lava me like I lava you!! 40. Riddle: Take one out and scratch my head, I am now black but once was red. What am I? Answer: A Match. 41. Riddle: I am a box that holds keys without locks, yet they can unlock your soul. What am I? Answer: A Piano. 42. Riddle: Four cars come to a four way stop, all coming from a different direction. They can't decide who got there first, so they all go forward at the same time. They do not crash into each other, but all four cars go. How is this possible? Answer: They all made right-hand turns. 43. Riddle: I weaken all men for hours each day. I show you strange visions while you are away. I take you by night, by day take you back, None suffer to have me, but do from my lack. What am I? Answer: Sleep. 44. Riddle: He has married many women, but has never been married. Who is he? Answer: A preacher. 45. Riddle: I can be short and sometimes hot. When displayed, I rarely impress. What am I? Answer: I am your temper. 46. Riddle: What do geologists do on their free time? Answer: Go to rock concerts. 47. Riddle: My life is often a volume of grief, your help is needed to turn a new leaf. Stiff is my spine and my body is pale, but I'm always ready to tell a tale. What am I? Answer: A book! 48. Riddle: What do you throw out when you want to use it but take in when you don't want to use it? Answer: An anchor. 49. Riddle: What sweets do geologists like? Answer: Rock candy. 50. Riddle: What has no hands but might knock on your door, and if it does you better open up? Answer: Opportunity. 51. Riddle: When you buy me I am costly, but the only use I have is just hanging. What am I? Answer: Earrings. 52. Riddle: In spring I am gay in handsome array; in summer more clothing I wear; when colder it grows I fling off my clothes; and in winter quite naked appear. What am I? Answer: A Tree. 53. Riddle: Often held but never touched, always wet but never rusts, often bites but seldom bit, to use me well you must have wit. What am I? Answer: Your tongue. 54. Riddle: The cost of making only the maker knows, Valueless if bought, but sometimes traded. A poor man may give one as easily as a king. When one is broken pain and deceit are assured. What is it? Answer: Promise. 55. Riddle: Rock and roll, rock and roll. What rocks but does not roll? Answer: A Rocking chair 56. Riddle: Two men were playing tennis. They played five sets and each man won three sets. How can this be possible? Answer: The two men were partners playing doubles. 57. Riddle: Why did the squirrel lay only its back on the river? Answer: To keep its "nuts" dry. 58. Riddle: Shoot at me a thousand times and I may still survive; one scratch from me and you will find your prospects take a dive. What am I? Answer: An Eightball. 59. Riddle: This object can be driven, but has no wheels, and can also be sliced and remain whole. What is it? Answer: A Golf Ball. 60. Riddle: What is both possible and impossible at the same time? Answer: Impossibility. 61. Riddle: A group of privates were standing in the blistering sun facing due west. Their sergeant shouted at them: Right turn! About turn! Left turn! In which direction are they now facing? Answer: East. 62. Riddle: It is said among my people that some things are improved by death. Tell me, what stinks while living, but in death, smells good? Answer: A Pig. 63. Riddle: Why is the letter F like death? Answer: Because without it life is a lie, or it makes life a lie. 64. Riddle: How is it possible to always find what your looking for in the last place you look? Answer: If you find what your are looking for then you would stop looking so it would be in the last place you look. 65. Riddle: You do not want to have it, But when you do have it, You do not want to lose it. What is it? Answer: A lawsuit. 66. Riddle: Why is an old man like a window? Answer: Because he is full of pains (panes). 67. Riddle: NASA was considering sending canaries into space to study them under zero gravity. The project was scrapped when someone realized that in spite of having sufficient water supplies, they could die of dehydration within a few hours. Why? Answer: Birds, unlike humans, need gravity to swallow. Humans can swallow even while hanging upside down. 68. Riddle: Why is a bullet like a tender glance? Answer: Because it pierces hearts. 69. Riddle: Of no use to one Yet absolute bliss to two. The small boy gets it for nothing. The young man has to lie for it. The old man has to buy it. The baby's right, The lover's privilege, The hypocrite's mask. To the young girl, faith; To the married woman, hope; To the old maid, charity. What am I? Answer: A kiss. 70. Riddle: Half-way up the hill, I see thee at last. Lying beneath me with thy sounds and sights - A city in the twilight, dim and vast, With smoking roofs, soft bells, and gleaming lights. What is it? Answer: The past. 71. Riddle: Why are mortgages like burglars? Answer: They secure (seek your) money. 72. Riddle: What is the shape of a kiss? Answer: Elliptical—a-lip-tickle. 73. Riddle: Why is an avaricious man like one with a short memory? Answer: Because he is always for getting. 74. Riddle: A woman went into a bank to cash an insurance refund check. By mistake the teller gave her dollars for cents and cents for dollars. She put the money in her purse but accidentally dropped a nickel on the floor. When she got home, she found that she had exactly twice the amount of the check she had cashed. She didn't have any money in her wallet before going to the bank. What was the exact amount of that check? Answer: The amount must have been $31.63. She received $63.31. After she dropped a nickel there would remain the sum of $63.26, which is twice the amount of the check. 75. Riddle: Join a noun and adjective, and make a verb. What is the word? Answer: Impeach. 76. Riddle: A prisoner is told "If you tell a lie we will hang you; if you tell the truth we will shoot you." What can he say to save himself? Answer: You will hang me. 77. Riddle: I like to be blue and have been since '63, but I could be anything if my circuit was fixed. I'm small yet infinitely bigger. I was grown but I'm made of metal. I am the last of my kind just like my beautiful idiot once was. Together we will travel, have traveled or are traveling. Tenses as seen, seeing, will see, are mysterious to me. Wibblies and wobblies, time correctly described by a Lord. What will I be, what have I been, or is it, what am I? Answer: The T.A.R.D.I.S. from Doctor Who. 78. Riddle: A man is discovered dead sitting at his desk, alone in the locked office. He did not commit suicide and there was no weapons in the room. The only clue is a sealed envelope on the desk in front of him. How did he die? Answer: The envelope glue was poisoned and when the man licked the envelope to seal it, he died. 79. Riddle: As defendants, we deny all involvement in the unscrupulous dealings which have come to light in the recent government investigation. What country name is hidden in the previous sentence? Answer: Sweden. "defendants, we deny". 80. Riddle: What are the next 3 letters in this riddle? O T T F F S S _ _ _ Answer: E N T. Explanation: Each letter represents the first letter of each number one thru ten. 81. Riddle: What did the hangman get his wife for her birthday? Answer: A Choker. 82. Riddle: I am slim and tall, Many find me desirable and appealing. They touch me and I give a false good feeling. Once I shine in splendor, But only once and then no more. For many I am "to die for". What am I? Answer: A Cigarette 83. Riddle: Suppose you want to send in the mail a valuable object to a friend. You have a box which is big enough to hold the object. The box has a locking ring which is large enough to have a lock attached and you have several locks with keys. However, your friend does not have the key to any lock that you have. You cannot send the key in an unlocked box since it may be stolen or copied. How do you send the valuable object, locked, to your friend - so it may be opened by your friend? Answer: Send the box with a lock attached and locked. Your friend attaches his or her own lock and sends the box back to you. You remove your lock and send it back to your friend. Your friend may then remove the lock she or he put on and open the box. 84. Riddle: As a whole, I am both safe and secure. Behead me, and I become a place of meeting. Behead me again, and I am the partner of ready. Restore me, and I become the domain of beasts. What am I? Answer: Stable. 85. Riddle: Sally, Lisa, and Bernadette are triplets. But Sally and Lisa share something that Berandette does not. What is it? Answer: The letter 'L' in their names. 86. Riddle: As a whole, I am both safe and secure. Behead me, and I become a place of meeting. Behead me again, and I am the partner of ready. Restore me, and I become the domain of beasts. What am I? Answer: A Stable 87. Riddle: Some cogs are tigs. All tigs are bons. Some bons are pabs. Some pabs are tigs. Therefore, cogs are definitely pabs.--- TRUE or FALSE? Answer: False. Some cogs may be pabs, but not definitely all of them. 88. Riddle: Of no use to one Yet absolute bliss to two. The small boy gets it for nothing. The young man has to lie for it. The old man has to buy it. The baby's right, The lover's privilege, The hypocrite's mask. To the young girl, faith; To the married woman, hope; To the old maid, charity. What am I? Answer: A Kiss. 89. Riddle: A woman who lives in new york legally married three men, she did not get divorce, get an enollment, or legally seperate. How is this possible? Answer: She is a minister. 90. Riddle: A Queen has twins by Caesarean section so it's impossible to tell who was born first. Now the twins are adults and ready to rule. One is intensely stupid, while the other is highly intelligent, well loved and charismatic. Yet the unintelligent one is chosen as the next ruler. Why? Answer: He is a male. 91. Riddle: The answer I give is yes, but what I mean is no. What was the question? Answer: Do you mind? 92. Riddle: Julie is going on an extended trip for three weeks. She lives in a remote area where there are frequent electrical power outages which can last up to three or four days. Julie has quite a bit of food in her freezer which would go bad if it thawed and then re-froze. She does have digital clock and a VCR which would flash 12:00 if the power went out. Unfortunately the clock and VCR flash even if the power only goes out for a few seconds. What can Julie do so that when she returns home she will be able to determine whether the power was out long enough to thaw her food? Asking a neighbor whether the power was out, isn't a reliable option because the nearest house is half a mile away, and one house may have power, while another house may have no power. She won?t be able to have a neighbor check on her house every day, and has no one to house sit. Answer: One thing Julie could do is freeze a tray of ice-cubes, and turn the tray of ice upside down in her freezer. When she comes home, she should check the tray. If the ice cubes are still in the tray, the food is safe to eat. If the trays are empty, it's time to clean out the freezer. She will have to make a judgment call if the ice-cubes are only slightly thawed. 93. Riddle: You are standing in front of a room with one lightbulb inside of it. You cannot see if it is on or off. Outside the room, there are 3 switches in the off positions. You may turn the switches any way you want to. You stop turning the switches, enter the room and know which switch controls the lightbulb. How? Answer: You turn 2 switches "on" and leave 1 switch "off" and wait about a minute. Then enter the room, but just before you enter, turn one switch from "on" to "off". Once in the room, feel the lightbulb - if it is warm, but off, it has to be the last switch you turned off. If it is on, it has to be the switch left on. If it is cold and is off, it has to be the switch you left in the off position. 94. Riddle: Why is it that Snoop Dogg needs an umbrella? Answer: Because of the drizzle. 95. Riddle: Fred is listening to the raido when it suddenly stops playing. Nobody is with Fred and nobody touches the radio. A few seconds later, the radio resumes playing. How can this be? Answer: Fred was driving his car through a tunnel. 96. Riddle: The land was white the seed was black It'll take a good scholar to riddle me that. What am I? Answer: An eye or an eyeball 97. Riddle: Two grandmothers, with their two granddaughters; Two husbands, with their two wives; Two fathers, with their two daughters; Two mothers, with their two sons; Two maidens, with their two mothers; Two sisters, with their two brothers; Yet only six in all lie buried here; All born legitimate, from incest clear. How can this be? Answer: Two widows each had a son, and each widow married the son of the other and then each had a daughter. 98. Riddle: If you can buy 1 for $1, 14 for $2, and 145 for $3, what are you buying? Answer: House numbers 99. Riddle: What three letters change a girl into a woman? Answer: Removing the letters g,i and r and replacing them with the three letters a,d and y makes the word "lady", which is another word for woman. 100. Riddle: There were 5 men traveling down a road and it started to rain and 4 men sped up, the 5th did not, but they all arrived at the same place at the same time but all of them were wet besides the 5th. How? Answer: He was dead and in a coffin.