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What Am I Riddles to Solve

Am I a bug? Perhaps a rug? Do you know me? Do you not? Don't think too hard you'll blow your top! What am I? Only you can answer that question.

“What am I?” and the similar “Who am I?” or “What is it?” riddles all have a very similar form. Many are rhymes and sound like limericks. They usually give multiple clues that lead you to a specific answer. If you get stuck on one, clear your head and try and look at it from a completely different angle.

Riddle: 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.
Riddle: I make two people out of one. What am I?
Answer: A mirror.
Riddle: I am something people love or hate. I change people's 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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Riddle: I am white when I am dirty, and black when I am clean. What am I?
Answer: A blackboard.
Riddle: My life can be measured in hours, I serve by being devoured. Thin, I am quick. Fat, I am slow. Wind is my foe. What am I?
Answer: I am a candle.
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Riddle: I am as light as a feather, yet no man can hold me for long. What am I?
Answer: Your Breath.
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.
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Riddle: The more you take away, the more I become. What am I?
Answer: A hole.
Riddle: I have two hands, but I can not scratch myself. What am I?
Answer: A clock.
Riddle: Always in you, Sometimes on you; If I surround you, I can kill you. What am I?
Answer: Water.
Riddle: I can be cracked, I can be made. I can be told, I can be played. What am I?
Answer: A Joke!
Riddle: I am the beginning of the end, and the end of time and space. I am essential to creation, and I surround every place. What am I?
Answer: The letter E. End, timE, spacE, Every placE
Riddle: I have no feet, no hands, no wings, but I climb to the sky. What am I?
Answer: Smoke.
Riddle: Look in my face, I am somebody; Look in my back, I am nobody. What am I?
Answer: I am a mirror.
Riddle: I have a little house in which I live all alone. It has no doors or windows, and if I want to go out I must break through the wall. What am I?
Answer: A chick in an egg.
Riddle: I'm as small as an ant, as big as a whale. I'll approach like a breeze but can come like a gale. By some, I get hit, but all have shown fear. I'll dance to the music, though I can't hear. Of names, I have many, of names I have one. I'm as slow as a snail, but from me, you can't run. What am I?
Answer: I am a shadow.
Riddle: I am a word of six; my first three letters refer to an automobile; my last three letters refer to a household animal; my first four letters is a fish; my whole is found in your room. What am I?
Answer: A carpet.
Riddle: I'm tall when I'm young and I'm short when I'm old. What am I?
Answer: A candle or a pencil.
Riddle: There is a green house. Inside the green house, there is a white house Inside the white house there is a red house. Inside the red house, there are lots of babies. What is it?
Answer: It is a watermelon.  Explanation: The skin of the watermelon is green (green house), the watermelon rind is white (white house), the watermelon flesh is red (red house), and the watermelon seeds located in the red flesh are the babies.
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.

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