Riddle: I have a beginning, but no end and I end all things that begin. What am I?
Answer: Death.
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.
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.
Riddles for Adults
Riddle: Rock and roll, rock and roll. What rocks but does not roll?
Answer: A Rocking chair
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.
Riddles for Adults
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.
Riddle: Why did the squirrel lay only its back on the river?
Answer: To keep its "nuts" dry.
Riddles for Adults
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.
Riddle: Did you know that if you live within 5 miles of a cemetery you can't be buried there? Why?
Answer: If you're living you can't be buried!
Riddle: What is both possible and impossible at the same time?
Answer: Impossibility.
Riddle: How does a dog stop the VCR?
Answer: He uses the PAWS button.
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.
Riddle: A group of boys and girls are out after dark, stalking people in their homes in a Chicago neighborhood. The intimidation starts with the bravest of the youths ringing the bell or knocking at the door. When the homeowner answers the door, the children, in unison, begin to verbally threaten that person with a three-word threat, which often results in their demands being met. All of the boys and girls have chosen to disguise themselves so they can't be identified. It is hard to believe, but there are even a few adults who are walking along with the group, who actually encourage this brash behavior. Do these adults have no shame? Are these boys and girls being trained to be the criminals of the future? What exactly is going on here, and what is the three-word threat this group of ruffians use to intimidate people in their neighborhood?
Answer: It is Halloween night, and this group of boys and girls, accompanied by a few adults, are out in their neighborhood seeking candy and other goodies. The three-word threat they used at each house: “Trick or treat.”
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.
Riddle: Dorothy attended her family reunion last summer, but she reported an odd incident during the festivities. She was watching a group of adults and a group of children competing against one another in a race of about 30 yards. Dorothy was surprised to see a child win the race, but Dorothy also noted she was unable to see any of the participant's legs during the race. Dorothy has excellent vision, and her mental faculties are intact, but neither she nor any of the other spectators were able to see any sign of the racer's legs during the brief competition. Since none of the racers were amputees, and Dorothy wasn't imagining things, what do you suppose was the cause of her inability to see any of the racer’s legs during the race?
Answer: The adults and children were participating in a sack race at the family reunion.
Riddle: Uncle John, as he likes to be called, can't do the Twist like Chubby Checker did in the 1960s, but he loves to twist just the same. To be open and honest with you all, Uncle John earns his living through twisted ways. He especially enjoys exhibiting his twisted talents in front of young children. To gain their attention, he frequently gives gifts to these little boys and girls --- gifts including bicycles, flowers, and even small animals. He is often out of breath after exhibiting his twisted lifestyle to others. You might think the parents of these children would be repulsed by Uncle John, but instead, they often simply stand by, sometimes even applauding and encouraging this man!!! How can adults be so calloused as to allow this man to gain this type of control over their own children? What exactly is going on here?
Answer: Uncle John is a balloon twister who makes a living performing at children’s birthday parties. He can make almost anything out of balloons which he gives to the children; including bicycles, flowers, and small balloon animals. It’s also the reason he is often out of breath during his performances, as he has to blow up each balloon before he can twist them into the shape he wants.
Riddle: I cannot be possessed by one alone. Two may have me together, and a third might follow along. I go by many names, from the most beautiful to the most vile, but people often avoid speaking of me at all. What am I?
Answer: Sex.
Riddle: Can you read this? Yy u r Yy u b I c u Yy 4 me
Answer: Too wise you are, too wise you be, I see you too wise for me.
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.
Riddle: Ten men, five women, and 15 three-year-olds are being watched by thousands of cheering people. The men and the women and the three-year-olds are observed slowly entering 15 box-like structures, each having iron bars in the front. The men and women are not related to the three-year-olds, but at times witnesses have reported seeing these adults whip these three-year-olds to force them to obey their commands. Fortunately, the barred doors suddenly spring open and the men, women, and three-year-olds make their escape; however, they are easily tracked, as they always feel compelled to travel to the left, and never to the right. The thousands of people watching these proceedings are all waiting to see who will be the first to meet their end. These circumstances are inexcusable in a civilized society! How can thousands of people just idly sit by and cheer while a group of men and women whip a bunch of three-year-olds before their very eyes? What is wrong with society? Or, is there a simple explanation for these bizarre-sounding events? Just what exactly is going on here?
Answer: With a maximum of 20 entrants in each race, the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and the Belmont Stakes feature only three-year-old thoroughbreds racing from their starting gates to their end at the finish line. Not all of the jockeys use whips on their horses, but many still do. By the way, to answer the title question: at the start of every race, they are not on —— They’re off!!!