Riddles 2.


101. Question:
Pronounced as one letter,
But look and you’ll see,
That really I’m written with three.
I’m read from both ends,
The same either way.
What am I?

The word EYE.

102. Question:
While walking down the street I met a man. He tipped his hat and drew his cane and in this riddle I told his name. What is the man’s name?

and drew = Andrew


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

Sure you can: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow!

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?

The man did exactly as he said he would and wrote “your exact weight” on the paper.

105. Question:
The more there is the less you see.
What is it?


106. Question:
If five thousand, five hundred five dollars is written as $5,505, how should twelve thousand, twelve hundred twelve dollars be written?

It should be written as $13,212

107. Question:
If someone says to you, “I’ll bet you $1 that if you give me $2, I will give you $3 in return”, would this be a good bet for you to accept?

No. This is a situation where you lose even if you win. Assuming the other person is being wise, they would take your $2 and say, “I lose”, and give you $1 in return. You win the bet, but you’re out $1.

108. Question:
You use it between your head and your toes, the more it works the thinner it grows.
What is it?

A Bar of Soap.

109. Question:
I make you weak at the worst of all times. I keep you safe, I keep you fine. I make your hands sweat, and your heart grow cold, I visit the weak, but seldom the bold. What am I?

Your fears.

110. Question:
Who is it that rows quickly with four oars but never comes out from under his own roof?

A Turtle.

111. Question:
What can burn the eyes, sting the mouth, yet be consumed?


112. Question:
What demands an answer, but asks no question?

A Telephone.

113. Question:
They have not flesh, nor feathers, nor scales, nor bone. Yet they have fingers and thumbs of their own. What are they?


114. Question:
Metal or bone I may be, many teeth I have and always bared, yet my bite harms no one and ladies delight in my touch.
What am I?

A comb.

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?


116. Question:
Mr. and Mrs. Mustard have six daughters and each daughter has one brother. How many people are in the Mustard family?

There are nine Mustards in the family. Since each daughter shares the same brother, there are six girls, one boy and Mr. and Mrs. Mustard.

117. Question:
A young peasant wanted to marry the king’s daughter. The king didn’t like the idea of his daughter marrying a peasant, but he wanted to appear fair in front of his subjects. The king said that he would put two pieces of paper into a hat, one reading EXILE and the other reading MARRIAGE. Later that day, the peasant overheard the king saying that both pieces of paper would read EXILE, thus ensuring that the peasant would be out of his way for good. The peasant remained undaunted and, as arranged, arrived at the king’s court where a large crowd gathered for the big event. The peasant then did something that assured him the hand of the king’s daughter. What did he do?

The peasant picked one of the pieces of paper and tore it up. He then asked the king to show him the other piece of paper which, of course, said EXILE. The king, not wishing to appear fraudulent in front of his subjects, granted that the piece of paper the peasant had picked must have said MARRIAGE.

118. Question:
An archaeologist finds a coin dated 48 B.C. How did he know it was a fake?

BC is before Christ. Christ was not yet born when the coin would have been made and the date would be impossible.


119. Question:
I can be cracked, I can be made.
I can be told, I can be played.
What am I?

I’m a Joke!

What falls but never breaks?
What breaks but never falls?

Night and Day!

What is so unusual about the sentence below?
(Other than it doesn’t make any sense?)
“Jackdaws love my big sphinx of quartz.”

It’s the shortest sentence in the English language that users every letter of the alphabet.

122. Question:
I can not be seen only heard and I will not speak unless spoken to.
What am I?

An Echo.

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

A shirt.

Imagine John, a party magician, is carrying three pieces of gold each piece weighing one kilogram. While taking a walk he comes to a bridge which has a sign posted saying the bridge could hold only a maximum of 80 kilograms. John weighs 78 kilograms and the gold weighs three kilograms. John reads the sign and still safely crossed the bridge with all the gold. How did he manage this?

John is a juggler. When he came to the bridge he juggled the gold, always keeping one piece in the air.

What won’t break if you throw it off the highest building in the world, but will break if you place it in the ocean?

A Tissue.

Two mothers and two daughters go shopping. They have $21, which they split equally between them. How can this be possible?

There are only three people. One of the mothers is a daughter also, because there is a grandmother, a mother and a daughter! They each get $7 exactly.

Until I am measured,
I am not known.
Yet how you miss me,
When I have flown.
What am I?


128. Question:
Where on Earth do the winds always blow from the South?

The North Pole.

129. Question:

Dark with white markings,
And smooth like a rock.
Where learning occurs, I help convey thought.
What am I?

A Blackboard or Chalkboard

130. Question:
A cop was walking past a restaurant when he heard someone scream – “No John, not the gun!” He ran inside and and saw a doctor, a lawyer, a milkman, and a dead body on the floor. He promptly walked over to the milkman and arrested him. He didn’t witness the shooting and there was no apparent evidence to prove who shot the person and no one told him who the killer was.
How did the policeman instantly know it was the milkman?

The milkman was the only male. The doctor and lawyer were females, so the cop knew that “John” was the milkman.

What flies when it’s born, lies when it alive, and runs when it’s dead?

A Snowflake!


A wise King wants an honest child to take his place on the throne. He gives each of his 3 sons a pack of flower seeds and tells them that the one who grows the most beautiful flowers from these seeds will have his throne. Six months pass and the king checks the flowers. The first 2 had beautiful flower beds while the last child had nothing in his plot but weeds and no flowers. Yet, the king chose this child to have the throne. Why?

The 3rd son was the only one that didn’t cheat. The King had baked the seeds so they wouldn’t grow, which means the first 2 didn’t use the seeds from the packet he gave them.

The strangest creature you’ll ever find: Two eyes in front and many many more behind.

A Peacock!

I’m not really more than holes tied to more holes; I’m strong as good steel, though not as stiff as a pole. What am I?

A steel chain.


Your in a place called Bobby’s world and there is only one Law. There is a mirror, but no reflection. There is pizza with cheese, but not sausage. There is pepper, but no salt. There is a door, yet no entrance or exit. What is the law?

Everyting in Bobby’s world must contain double letters in each word.

If a farmer met a farmer in a farmer’s field, how many F’s are in that?

None…there are no F’s in the word “that”.

The higher I climb, the hotter I engage, I can not escape my crystal cage.
What am I?

Mercury in a thermometer.

138. Question:
If you wrote all of the numbers from 300 to 400 on a piece of paper, how many times would you have written the number 3?

120 times.

When I am filled I can point the way.
When I am empty, nothing moves me.
I have two skins – One without and one within.
What am I?

A Glove.


You can find us in darkness but never in light.
We are present in daytime but absent at night.
In the deepest of shadows, We hide in plain sight.
What am I?

I’m the Letter “D”.

How many sides does a circle have?

Why 2 of course. The inside and the outside.

If you cross out all unnecessary letters in the following string of letters, a logical sentence will remain. Can you see it?

If you cross out the letters in “ALL UNNECESSARY LETTERS”, then the remaining letters will spell “A LOGICAL SENTENCE”.


A man was found murdered on Sunday morning. His wife immediately called the police. The police questioned the wife and staff and got these alibis:
The Wife said she was sleeping.
The Cook was cooking breakfast.
The Gardener was picking vegetables.
The Maid was getting the mail.
The Butler was cleaning the closet.
The police instantly arrested the murderer. Who did it and how did they know?

It was the Maid. She said she was getting the mail. There is no mail on Sunday! (next day air and email doesn’t count)


You are on an island in the middle of a lake. The lake is in a remote part of the country and there has never been a bridge connecting the island to the mainland.
Every day a tractor and wagon gives hay rides around the island. Puzzled as to how the tractor had gotten onto the island, you ask around and find out that the tractor was not transported to the island by boat or by air. Nor was it built on the island.
Explain how the tractor got there?

It was driven over in winter when the lake was frozen.

A magician was boasting one day at how long he could hold his breath under water. His record was 6 minutes. A kid that was listening said, “That’s nothing, I can stay under water for 10minutes using no types of equipment or air pockets!” The magician told the kid if he could do that, he’d give him $10,000. The kid did it and won the money. Can you figure out how?

The kid filled a glass of water and held it over his head for 10 minutes.


What kind of cheese is made backwards?

EDAM cheese (made backwards is edam)

147. Question:
Why does a dragon sleep all day?

So it can hunt knights!

Take one out and scratch my head, I am now black but once was red.
What am I?


At a local bar, three friends, Mr. Green, Mr. Red and Mr. Blue, were having a drink. One man was wearing a red suit; one a green suit; and the other a blue suit.

“Have you noticed,” said the man the blue suit, “that although our suits have colors corresponding to our names, not one of us is wearing a suit that matches our own names?”

Mr. Red looked at the other two and said, “You’re absolutely correct.”

What color suit is each man wearing?

Since none of the men are wearing the color of suit that corresponds to their names, and Mr. Red was replying to the man in the blue suit, it had to be Mr. Green to whom he replied. We then know that Mr.Green is wearing a blue suit. Therefore, Mr. Red is wearing a green suit and Mr. Blue is wearing a red suit.

150. Question:
You can spin, wheel and twist, but this thing can turn without moving.
What is it?


151. Question:
Mountains will crumble and temples will fall, and no man can survive its endless call.
What is it?


152. Question:
Only one color, but not one size; stuck to the ground, yet easily flies. Present in sun, but not in rain; doing no harm, and feeling no pain. What is it?

A Shadow.

What is it that is deaf, dumb and blind and always tells the truth?

A Mirror.

154. Question:
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?


A skin have I, more eyes than one. I can be very nice when I am done. What am I?

A Potato.

Why is a pencil like a riddle?

It’s no good without a point.

Without a bridle, or a saddle, across a thing I ride a-straddle. And those I ride, by help of me, though almost blind, are made to see. What am I?

Eye glasses.

Man walks over, man walks under, in times of war he burns asunder. What is it?

A Bridge.

What is too much for one, enough for two, and nothing at all for three?

A secret.

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

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

161. Question:
If three cats catch three mice in three minutes, how many cats would be needed to catch 100 mice in 100 minutes?

The same three cats would do. Since these three cats are averaging one mouse per minute, given 100 minutes, the cats could catch 100 mice.

162. Question:
There was a shipwreck at sea and Buck, Lance and Jack were washed ashore on a small island. Reaching the shore, exhausted, they all fell asleep. Buck woke first and saw that a box of bananas had been washed ashore. He ate one third of the bananas and went back to sleep. Next, Lance woke up an seeing the box of bananas, ate one third of what was left and fell asleep. Jack woke up next and assumed that the other two hadn’t eaten any bananas, so he ate one third of what remained. When Jack had finished, there were eight bananas left over. How many bananas were in the box originally?

27. If eight were left, it would represent 2/3rds of the amount Jack found. Therefore, Lance left 12, and if 12 represented 2/3rds of the amount Lance found, then he found 18. Since 18 represents 2/3rds of the original amount, there must have been 27 originally.


163. Question:
Two identical tanks full of water are being drained at the same time. One of the tanks has one -two centimeter circular drain outlet and the other has two -one centimeter circular drain outlets. Will one of the tanks empty faster than the other?

The tank with the one -two centimeter drain outlet has twice the area as two -one centimeter outlets and will therefore empty first.

164. Question:
If seven people meet each other and each shakes hands only once with each of the others, how many handshakes will there have been?

Twenty one. Most people would think there were 42 handshakes, but when A shakes hands with B, B has already shaken hands with A and need not do it again.

What two words have the most letters in it?

Post Office.

What fastens two people yet touches only one?

A Wedding Ring.

What Spanish instrument’s familiar name and fisherman’s occupation are the same?

Castanet (cast a net)

168. Question:
Two men are in a desert. They both have packs on. One of the guys is dead. The guy who is alive has his pack open, the guy who is dead has his pack closed.
What is in the pack?

A Parachute that didn’t open.

169. Question:
I have a hundred legs, But cannot stand.
I have a long neck, But no head.
I cannot see, and I’m neat and tidy, As can be.
What am I?

A Broom.

170. Question:
Which clock works best, the one that loses a minute a day, or the one that doesn’t work at all?

The one that doesn’t work is best as it will always be correct twice a day, but the one that loses a minute a day will not be correct again for 720 days (losing 720 minutes or 12 hours).

171. Question:
What’s the least number of chairs you would you need around a table to sit four fathers, two grandfathers, and four sons?

Four. The four fathers could be grandfathers and are definitely sons already.

172. Question:
What’s so special about the following sentence?
A big cuddly dog emitted fierce growls, happily ignoring joyful kids licking minute nuts on pretty queer rotten smelly toadstools underneath vampires who x-rayed young zombies.

The first letter of each word makes up the entire alphabet in order!

173. Question:
A man drove to the store. He got out, and accidentally locked his keys in the car. He went in the store, and bought some milk. He came back out and unlocked the door without touching “anything” on the outside of the car. How did he do it?

The car was a convertible and he reached inside to open the door.


In olden days, the student of logic was given this problem:
If half of 5 were 3, what would one-third of 10 be?

It would be 4.

175. Question:
Rearrange the following letters to make just one word.

Just one word.

Sally and her younger brother were fighting. Their mother was tired of the fighting, and decided to punish them by making them stand on the same piece of newspaper in such a way that they couldn’t touch each other.
How did she accomplish this?

Sally’s mother slid a newspaper under a door and made Sally stand on one side of the door and her brother on the other.

A quick test of intelligence. Don’t cheat! Because if you do, the test will be no fun. There are no Tricks to the test. Read this sentence:


Now count aloud the F’s in that sentence. Important, count them ONLY ONCE: do not go back and count them again

One of average intelligence finds three of them. If you spotted four, you’re above average. If you got five, you can turn your nose at most anybody. If you caught six, you are a genius. There is no catch. Many people forget the “OF”‘s. The human brain tends to see them as V’s and not F’s

178. Question:
How can you give someone $63 using six bills, without using any one dollar bills?

1 – $50 bill, 1 – $5 bill , 4 – $2 bills

179. Question:
If two hours ago, it was as long after one o’clock in the afternoon as it was before one o’clock in the morning, what time would it be now?

Nine o’clock. Since there are twelve hours between the two times, and half of that time equals six, then the halfway mark would have to be seven o’clock. If it were seven o’clock, two hours ago, the time would now be nine o’clock.

180. Question:
While exploring the wilds of Canada, George was captured by hostile wood fairies. Zion, the powerful chief of the fairies told him he could make one final statement which would determine how he would die.

If the statement he made was false, he would be boiled in water. If the statement were true, he would be fried in oil. George found neither of this options too his liking, so he made a statement that got him out of this seemingly impossible situation.

What is the one statement he could have made?

George said: “You will boil me in water.”

The fairies were faced with a dilemma. If they boil him in water, that would make his statement true, which means he should have been fried in oil. They can only fry him in oil if he makes a true statement, but if they do, it would make his final statement false. The fairies had no way our of their situation so they were forced to set George free.


When the day after tomorrow is yesterday, today will be as far from Wednesday as today was from Wednesday when the day before yesterday was tomorrow. What is the day after this day?


Three mountain climbers paid a lot of money to be the first to scale a mountain. After several days of climbing they finally reached the pinnacle, and to their dismay, found a cabin and three frozen bodies. Since the mountain climbers were the first to ever climb the summit, how could this be possible?

The cabin the climbers found was an airplane cabin and the three bodies froze after the crash.

You hear it speak, for it has a hard tongue.
But it cannot breathe, for it has not a lung.
What is it?

A Bell.

This old one runs forever, but never moves at all. He has not lungs nor throat, but still a mighty roaring call. What is it?

A Waterfall.

185. Question:
What can bring back the dead; make us cry, make us laugh, make us young; born in an instant yet lasts a life time?


186. Question:
What has roots that nobody sees, and is taller than trees.
Up, up it goes, and yet it never grows.
What is it?

A Mountain.

187. Question:
Inside a burning house, this thing is best to make. And best to make it quickly, before the fire’s too much to take!


188. Question:
What is the difference between a school boy studying and a farmer watching his cattle?

One is stocking his mind, while the other is minding his stock.


189. Question:
What goes up when the rain comes down?

An Umbrella.

190. Question:
If you have it, you want to share it. If you share it, you don’t have it. What is it?

A Secret.

191. Question:
You throw away the outside and cook the inside. Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside. What is it?

An ear of corn.

192. Question:
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?


193. Question:
I’m named after nothing, though I’m awfully clamorous. And when I’m not working, your house is less glamorous. What am I?

A vacuum cleaner.

194. Question:
You hear me calling to you, beckoning with my shrill voice;
My keys will carry you to the place of your choice.
What am I?

A Telephone.

195. Question:
What goes with a train, and comes with a train, and the train doesn’t need it, but can’t go without it?


196. Question:
What ship has no captain but two mates?

A courtship.

197. Question:
What’s the difference between gossip and a mirror?

One speaks without reflecting and the other reflects without speaking.

198. Question:
Six glasses are in a row. The first three are filled with milk, and the last three are empty. By moving only one glass, can you arrange them so that the full and the empty glasses alternate?

Pick up the second glass and pour the milk into the fifth glass and then put it back in the second position.

199. Question:
I am the center of gravity, hold a capital situation in Vienna, and as I am foremost in every victory, am allowed by all to be invaluable. Though I am invisible, I am clearly seen in the midst of a river. I could name three who are in love with me and have three associates in vice. It is vain that you seek me for I have long been in heaven yet even now lie embalmed in the grave.
What am I?

The letter “V”.

200. Question:
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?


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