Riddles 3.


201. Question:
There are four brothers in this world that were all born together. The first runs and never wearies. The second eats and is never full. The third drinks and is always thirsty. The fourth sings a song that is never good. Who are they?

Water, fire, earth, wind.

202. Question:
I can be any colour you can imagine.
You see me in everyday life.
I have been around for many, many years, look around… you can probably see some of me right now.
What am i?


203. Question:
A girl is twice as old as her brother and half as old as her father. In 22 years, her brother will be half as old as his father. How old is the daughter now?

22 years old.

204. Question:
Three playing cards in a row. Can you name them with these clues?
There is a two to the right of a king.
A diamond will be found to the left of a spade.
An ace is to the left of a heart.
A heart is to the left of a spade.
Now, identify all three cards.

Ace of Diamonds, King of Hearts, Two of Spades.

205. Question:
I come in darkness, but fill the mind with light.
I bring enlightenment to some, while gripping others in the hand of fear.
With me it can be a journey of inexplicable joy and sorrow.
What I will show you will often be unreachable.
Journey with me and what you see may haunt you.
Journey with me and you may never want to return home.
Journey with me and you will never know when it will end.
What am I?

Your Dreams.

206. Question:
What word starting with BR, that with the addition of the letter E, becomes another
word that sounds the same as the first?

Braking becomes Breaking. (brak je pridev, ima ga samo u britanskom engleskom, means salty)

207. Question:
The same five letters can be anagrammed into four different words that fill in the blanks in the sentence to make (somewhat) good sense. What are the missing words?

The farmer with hundreds of _ _ _ _ _ , deeply _ _ _ _ _ about the amount of rainfall, and _ _ _ _ _ around with artificial watering systems when the ground is dry enough to _ _ _ _ _ him about the possibility of crop failure.

Acres, Cares, Races, Scare

208. Question:
I can be cool, but I can’t be cold,
I can be sorry, but I can’t be guilty,
I can be spooked, but I can’t be scared,
I can be sweet, but I can’t be friendly,
I can be flammable, but I can’t burn.
What am I?

Words with double letters.


209. Question:
You have nine coins. One of the nine is counterfeit. The counterfeit coin can only be
distinguished by weight—it is heavier than the rest. Using a balance scale only twice, find the counterfeit coin.

Create three groups of three coins. Groups 1, 2 and 3. . Balance Group 1 against Group 2.
If the two groups balance, the bad coin is in Group 3. If one group of coins weighs more than the other, the bad coin is in the heavier group.
Once you have determined which group contains the counterfeit coin, take any two coins
from the bad group and weigh them against each other. If they weigh the same, the bad coin is the third coin. Otherwise the bad coin is the heavier coin of the two.

Two convicts are locked in a cell. There is an unbarred window high up in the cell. No matter if they stand on the bed or one on top of the other they can’t reach the window to escape. They then decide to tunnel out. However, they give up with the tunneling because it will take too long. Finally one of the convicts figures out how to escape from the cell. What is his plan?

His plan is to dig the tunnel and pile up the dirt to climb up to the window to escape.

What english word has three consecutive double letters?


212. Question:
I have 10 red socks and 10 blue socks in a drawer. How many socks must I take out to ensure that I have at least one matching pair? One how many to ensure I have at least a pair of red and a pair of blue?

Three for one pair, and twelve to ensure one pair of each color.

213. Question:
You do not want to have it,
But when you do have it,
You do not want to lose it?
What is it?

A Lawsuit.

You are walking through a field, and you find something to eat. It doesn’t have bones, and it doesn’t have meat. You pick it up and put it into your pocket. You take it home and put it on a shelf, but 3 day’s later it walks away. What is it?

It’s an egg!

215. Question:
What has six faces,
But does not wear makeup.
It also has twenty-one eyes,
But cannot see?

A six-sided die. (Die: singular of dice.)

216. Question:
What’s so peculiar about this sentence? I do not know where family doctors acquired illegibly perplexing handwriting; nevertheless, extraordinary pharmaceutical intellectuality, counterbalancing indecipherability, transcendentalizes intercommunications’ incomprehensibleness.

Each word in the sentence is “one letter longer” than the word before it!

There was a wise king who had two sons. He wanted to make sure his two sons would not fight over his fortune when he was gone. What did the king write in his will to ensure his two sons would split up his fortune fairly?

He wrote one son would split up all his fortune into two piles. Then the other son got first pick!

Although I’m not an insect, some people found me very difficult to exterminate. They called me something like ‘insane priest.’ The first half of my name means the same as ‘scrape,’ & my last three letters are a metal.
Who am I?

I’m Rasputin.

219. Question:
I am two-faced but bear only one, I have no legs but travel widely. Men spill much blood over me, kings leave there imprint on me. I have greatest power when given away, yet lust for me keeps me locked away. What am I?

A Coin.

220. Question:
How would you rearrange the letters in the words new door to make one word?
There is only one correct answer.

O-n-e w-o-r-d

221. Question:
A man was found shot dead in his study. He was slumped over his desk and a gun was in his hand. There was a cassette recorder on his desk. When the police entered the room and pressed the play button on the tape recorder they heard, “I can’t go on. I have nothing to live for.” Then there was the sound of a gunshot. How did the detective immediately know that the man had been murdered?

The cassette had started at the beginning of the man’s utterance. Who would have rewound it?

222. Question:
Almost everyone sees me without noticing me,
For what is beyond is what he or she seeks.
What am I?

A Window.

Name a five letter word which has three consonants all the same and two different vowels. Every now and then you see this while running a Window95/98 on your PC.


I can travel from there to here by disappearing,
and here to there by reappearing.
What am I?

The letter “T”.

If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter “A”?

One Thousand.

Sergi and Sally where sitting in their family room one night. While Sergi was watching T.V his wife Sally was reading. All of a sudden the power went out and Sergi decided to go to bed, but Sally kept on reading. With no use of artificial light, Sally kept on reading. How?

Sally was blind… she was reading a book by Braille.

When you stop and look, you can always see me. If you try to touch you cannot feel me. I cannot move, but as you near me, I will move away from you. What am I?

The Horizon.

228. Question:
A plane crashed and every single person on board this flight was killed, yet…there were survivors. Explain how?

There were married people on the flight…only “single” people died.

229. Question:
Part carbon, part water, I am poison to the fishes.
Many falsely claim my name, I am the pause that refreshes.
What am I?

I’m Soda.

230. Question:
A woman shoots her husband.
Then she holds him under water 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?

The woman was a photographer. She shot a picture of her husband, developed it, and hung it up to dry.

231. Question:
If it takes Alicia 3 hours to paint a fence, and it takes Mark 6 hours to complete the same job. How long would it take both of them working together at their normal paces to complete the same job?

Two hours. Alicia can complete 1/3 of the job in one hour and Mark can complete 1/6 of the job in one hour; therefore, together they can complete 1/3 plus 1/6 or 1/2 of the job in one hour. Consequently, the entire job can be completed in just two hours. Or, you can figure it by saying (a x b)/(a b)=time spent.

How can a woman in New York, without getting a divorce or becoming a widow, or otherwise legally separated, legally marry 10 men?

She was a clergy woman.

233. Question:
There’s a body lying dead on a bed, and on the floor beside it is a pair of scissors. The scissors were instrumental in his death, yet there’s no trace of blood. The body reveals no signs of any cuts or bruises. How could the person have been murdered with the pair of scissors?

The person slept on a waterbed. His killer used the scissors to cut the bed open and drown him.

234. Question:
Often talked of, never seen,
Ever coming, never been,
Daily looked for, never here,
Still approaching, coming near.
Thousands for it’s visit wait
But alas for their fate,
Tho’ they expect me to appear,
They will never find me here.


235. Question:

Old Mother Twitchett had but one eye, and a long tail which she let fly; and every time she went through a gap, a bit of her tail she left in a trap.
What is she?

A needle and thread.

236. Question:
I have many feathers to help me fly. I have a body and head, but I’m not alive. It is your strength which determines how far I go. You can hold me in your hand, but I’m never thrown. What am I?

An Arrow.

237. Question:
You must keep this thing, its loss will affect your brothers.
For once yours is lost, it will soon be lost by others.

Your Temper.

238. Question:
First you see me in the grass dressed in yellow gay; next I am in dainty white, then I fly away. What am I?

A Dandelion.

What book was once owned by only the wealthy, but now everyone can have it?
You can’t buy it in a bookstore or take it from a library?

A Telephone Book.

240. Question:
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?


241. Question:
What is put on a table, cut, but never eaten?

A deck of cards.

242. Question:
It is a part of us, and then replaced. It escapes our bodies, to a better place. The world becomes its sizable home; its passions unrestraint, the planet it roams. What is it?


White bird, featherless, flyin’ out o’ paradise, flyin’ over sea and land, dyin’ in my hand. What is it?

A Snowflake.

What is it the more you take, the more you leave behind?


What goes through a door but never goes in and never comes out?

The Keyhole.

Always old, sometimes new, never sad, sometimes blue. Never empty, sometimes full,
never pushes, always pulls. What am I?

The Moon.

247. Question:
When I’m used, I’m useless, once offered, soon rejected. In desperation oft expressed, the intended not protected. What am I?

A poor alibi or excuse.

248. Question:
Little Nanny Etticoat, in a white petticoat, and a red nose; the longer she stands, the shorter she grows. What is she?

A Candle.

249. Question:
I went to the woods and got it; I sat me down to look for it; and brought it home because I couldn’t find it. What is it?

A Thorn.

250. Question:
Iron roof, glass walls, burns and burns and never falls.
What am I?

A Lantern.

What runs around all day then lies under the bed with its tongue hanging out?

A Shoe.

252. Question:
Two bodies have I, though both joined in one; the longer I stand the quicker I run.
What am I?

An hourglass.

253. Question:
If a wheel has 64 spokes, how many spaces are there between the spokes?

64. The space that comes after the 64th spoke, would be just before the first spoke. (spoke je radijalna sipka na tocku)

254. Question:
What common English verb becomes its own past tense by rearranging its letters?

When “eat” becomes “ate”.

255. Question:
There was a green house.
Inside the green house there was a white house
Inside the white house there was a red house.
Inside the red house there were lots of babies.
What is it?

A Watermelon

256. Question:
Mark and Billy have been the best friends ever since they were little kids. They are also very competitive. Throughout the years they have challenged each other to do both physical and mental challenges. And they completed the challenge.
But one day Mark thought of something to challenge Billy to do – something he could start but never finish. The average man could do it and so could Mark and they were both the same sex and the same size. It is a physical challenge.

Can you figure out what it was?

Mark challenged Billy to get a tan, but he couldn’t…Billy is an albino.

257. Question:
Which word that begins with the letter I, and by adding the letter A, becomes another word that is pronounced the same?

Isle and Aisle. (ostrvo i prolaz)

258. Question:
I have keys that open no locks,
I have space, but there is no room,
You can enter, but you can’t go in.
What am I?

A computer keyboard, or typewriter.

259. Question:
I buried a stone in the ground, and it grew and produced fruit. How is this possible?

The seed of a cherry is called a stone.

260. Question:
What word in the English language uses all five vowels plus Y in alphabetical order and uses each one only once?

Facetiously: which means – in a comical, jocular or flippant manner.

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261. Question:
A train just leaves a station and enters a tunnel. Where is the best place for a claustrophobic person to sit?

In the back. See, the train is still accelerating as it is leaving the station so the train will be moving faster when the back of the train enters the tunnel.

262. Question:
I don’t have eyes,
But once I did see.
Once I had thoughts,
But now I’m white and empty.
What am I?

A Skull.

263. Question:
Mary was making apricot jam. She put all the apricots in the pot and stirred them up. Then she remembered she had to add 1 ounce of lemon juice for every two apricots. How did she figure out how much lemon juice to put.

She counted the pits!

264. Question:
How do you make “one” disappear?

Add a “g” to make it “gone” or an “n” to make it “none”!

265. Question:
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. Can you name me?

Official answer: Vacuum cleaner. A washing machine would also work.

266. Question:
Farmer Brown came to town with some watermelons. He sold half of them plus half a melon, and found that he had one whole melon left. How many melons did he take to town?

He took 3 melons to town

267. Question:
A dozen Royals gathered round,
Entertained by two who clowned.
Each King there had servants ten,
Though none of them were also men.
The lowest servant sometimes might,
Defeat the King in a fair fight.
A weapon stout, a priceless jewel,
The beat of life, a farmer’s tool.
What are we talking about here folks?

A Deck of Cards.

268. Question:
This one’s a tuffy! There is a common English word that is seven letters long. Each time you remove a letter from it, it still remains a common English word – from seven letters right on down to a single letter. What is the original word, and what are the words that it becomes after removing a letter at a time?

The original word is “Snowing”. It decomposes to:
sowing, swing, sing, sin, in, and I.

269. Question:
I am the ruler of shovels
I have a double
I am as thin as a knife
I have a wife
What am I?

The King of Spades (from a deck of cards)

270. Question:
A man was born in 1955. He’s alive and well today at age 33. How is this possible?

He was born in the hospital with the room number 1955. DOH!

271. Question:
Three guys walk into town. They go into a hotel and ask for a room they can share. The clerk has just the thing they want for thirty dollars. The clerk sends them to the room, takes out the ledger, and realizes that he made a mistake. The room costs only twenty-five dollars. Now he has to divide five dollars evenly three ways. Can’t be done. So the clerk pockets two dollars, tells the guys that he made a three dollar mistake and gives them each a single. Now, each man paid only nine dollars for his share of the room. Nine times three equals twenty seven, plus the two in the clerk’s pocket equals twenty nine. Where’s the other dollar?

You’re not trying to find the thirty dollars – you’re trying to find twenty five dollars – the 3 guys paid thirty, minus the 3 they got back, minus the 2 in the clerk’s pocket – you’re not supposed to add them when he gives it back, it’s still part of the same thirty.

272. Question:
What lives on it’s own substance, but dies as soon as it devours itself?

A Candle.

273. Question:
In birth I spring forth, in life I unfold. In death I wilt and die, but rebirth restores all.
What am I?

A leaf.

274. Question:
A house with two occupants, sometimes one, rarely three.
Break the walls, eat the boarders, then throw away me.
What am I?

A Peanut.

275. Question:
I am the tool, for inspiring many. Buy me in the store, for not much more than a penny. Don’t overuse me, or my usefulness will go, what am I? Do you know?

An ink pen.

276. Question:
I have joy in bringing two together, but darning my existence!
My life hangs by a thread, filled with ups, downs and resistance!
What am I?

A sewing machine.

277. Question:
Can not be bought, can not be sold, even if it’s made of gold.
What is it?

A heart.

What is it that you must give before you can keep it?

A promise

279. Question:
The Pope has it but he does not use it. Your father has it but your mother uses it. Nuns do not need it. Your lady friend’s husband has it and she uses it.
What is it?

A last name.

280. Question:
Mr. and Mrs. Jones were walking home from the shopping mall with their purchases when Mr. Jones began to complain that his load was too heavy.
Mrs. Jones turned to her husband and said, “I don’t know what you’re complaining about because if you gave me one of your parcels, I would have twice as many as you and if I gave you just one of mine, we would have equal loads.”
How many parcels were each carrying?

Mrs. Jones was carrying seven parcels and Mr. Jones was carrying five.

281. Question:
A man on his deathbed informs his three sons that he will leave them his horses. To the eldest son he leaves half of his horses. To his second son he leaves one third of them, and to his youngest, he leaves one ninth. After he passes away, the three sons went to get their horses, but discovered there were 17 animals. They did not want to sell or kill any of the horses, an they could not think of a way to divide the horses exactly as their father wished. Just then their next door neighbor came riding along on his horse and listened to their problem. Immediately the neighbor thought of a way to divide the horses just as their father had wished.
What was his easy solution?

The neighbor added his horse to the sons’ horses, which brought the total to 18. Then the oldest son took half, which is 9, the second son took 6, which is one third, and the youngest took 2, which is one ninth- the total being 17. The neighbor then rode off on the same horse he arrived with.


What is very unusual about the following words?

They all end in O-U-G-H, and none of them rhyme.

In the Smith family, each daughter has the same number of brothers as she has sisters. Each son has twice as many sisters as he has brothers. How many sons and daughters are in the family?

There are four daughters and three sons.

284. Question:
What do you throw out when you want to use it, but take in when you don’t want to use it?

An Anchor.

285. Question:
Even if you give this to someone else, you still get to keep it.
What is it?

Your Word.

286. Question:
Eight years ago, Sam was eight times the age of his son Sam Jr. Today, if you add their ages together, they add up to 52. How old are Sam and his son?

Sam is 40, and Sam Jr. is 12.

287. Question:
James ordered a fishing rod, priced at $3.56. Unfortunately, James is an Eskimo who lives in a very remote part of Greenland and the import rules there forbid any package longer than 4 feet to be imported. The fishing rod was 4 feet and 1 inch, just a little too long, so how can the fishing rod be mailed to James without breaking the rules? Ideally James would like the fishing rod to arrive in one piece!

Insert the fishing rod into a box which measures 4 feet on all sides, the fishing rod will fit within the diagonal of the box with room to spare.

288. Question:
You are in a room that is completely bricked in on all four sides, including the ceiling and floor. You have nothing but a mirror and a wooden table in the room with you. How do you get out?

You look in the mirror you see what you saw, you take the saw and you cut the table in half, two halfs make a whole, and you climb out the hole.

Jason was really excited when he saw his name on his friends calendar. Can you figure out where he saw it?

He was looking at the first letters of these months:
JASON = July, August, September, October, November

Look at me.
I can bring a smile to your face,
A tear to your eye,
Or even a thought to your mind.
But, I can’t be seen.
What am I?

Your Memories

I start with the letter e,
I end with the letter e.
I contain only one letter,
Yet I am not the letter e!
What am I?

An Envelope.

292. Question:
What is so special about this sequence below?
8 5 4 9 1 7 6 10 3 2 0

The numbers are in alphabetical order.
(eight, five, four, nine, one, seven, six, ten, three, two, zero)


Fill in the blanks using the same three letters at the end as at the beginning in the same order to find a place where water flows free:
_ _ _ ERGRO _ _ _


I’m a word that’s hardly there.
Take away my start, and I’m an herbal flair.
What am I?

Sparsley (No S = Parsley)

295. Question:
What reflects like a mirror but can never be seen?

An echo

296. Question:
I do not eat, but I swim and run
I do not breath, but I run and jump
I do not think, but I grow and play
I do not drink, but I sleep and stand
I do not see, but you see me every day
Who am I?

A leg.

297. Question:
Bouncing Bob was riding a particularly frisky horse when suddenly its bridle came off. As they raced down the road, a screaming Bob clung to the horse’s ears for dear life. Out of the corner of his eye, Bob saw a car coming, and realizing the horse was completely out of control, he panicked. Flailing his arms about, he accidentally caused the horse to come to an abrupt halt. What could Bouncing Bob have done to make the horse stop?

Bob accidentally put his hands over the horse’s eyes. If a horse can’t see he will automatically stop.

299. Question:
I have a hundred legs but cannot stand, a long neck but no head; I eat the maid’s life. What am I?

A Broom.

300. Question:
Golden treasures I contain, guarded by hundreds and thousands. Stored in a labyrinth where no man walks, yet men come often to seize my gold.
By smoke I am overcome and robbed, then left to build my treasure anew.
What am I?

A beehive.

301. Question:
What goes up and never comes down?

Your Age.

302. Question:
What is more useful when it is broken?

An Egg.

303. Question:
I am one with eight to spare, lest I lose my one.
I’m not a number.
What am I?

A Cat. ( Nine Lives )

304. Question:
I turn around once.
What is out will not get in.
I turn around again.
What is in will not get out.
what am I?

A Key.

305. Question:
In 1990, a person is 15 years old. In 1995 that same person is 10 years old.How is this possible?

The years are “B.C.”… not A.D.

306. Question:
How can you clasp someone’s hands together in such a manner that they cannot leave the room without unclasping them?

Put their hands around a stationary object in the room, which will keep them from leaving the room unless they open their hands.


307. Question:
The following sentence is false. The preceding sentence is true. Are these sentences true or false?

Neither, it’s a paradox. If the first is true, then the second must be false, which makes the first false… it doesn’t work.

308. Question:
We capture light, and yet we don’t.
We reflect rays of sun, and yet we don’t.
Without us all the world is gray and dull for everyone.
What are we?


309. Question:
An old man wanted to leave all of his money to one of his three sons, but he didn’t know which one he should give it to. He gave each of them a few coins and told them to buy something that would be able to fill their living room. The first man bought straw, but there was not enough to fill the room. The second bought some sticks, but they still did not fill the room. The third man bought two things that filled the room, so he obtained his father’s fortune. What were the two things that the man bought?

The wise son bought a candle and a box of matches. After lighting the candle, the light filled the entire room.

310. Question:
Bruce, the head dog at the north pole, had three sons. One was named mo, the other curly. What is the third dogs name.

WHAT “is” the third dogs name.

311. Question:
When liquid splashes me, none seeps through. When I am moved alot, liquid I spew. When I am hit, color I change. And color, I come in quite a range. What I cover is very complex, and I am very easy to flex. What am I?

I’m Skin!

312. Question:
These words belong to the same logical family:

Which of these words belongs too? Why?

(All have 6 vowels and 6 consonants.)

313. Question:
George, Helen, and Steve are drinking coffee.
Bert, Karen, and Dave are drinking soda.
Using logic, is Elizabeth drinking coffee or soda?

Elizabeth is drinking coffee. The letter E appears twice in her name, as it does in the names of the others that are drinking coffee.

314. Question:
What is it that leaps and runs and yet has no feet?

A Ball.

315. Question:
A little house full of meat, no door to go in and eat. What am I?

A Nut.

316. Question:
I dig out tiny caves, and store gold and silver in them.
I also build bridges of silver and make crowns of gold.
They are the smallest you could imagine.
Sooner or later everybody needs my help, yet many people are afraid to let me help them. Who am I?

A Dentist.

317. Question:
It has no top or bottom but it can hold flesh, bones and blood all at the same time.
What is this object?

A Ring.

318. Question:
A headless man had a letter to write;
It was read by a man who had lost his sight.
The dumb repeated it word for word;
And deaf was he who listened and heard.
Solve this riddle.

The letter in question is the letter “O”.
It is zero. The man had nothing to write.
The blind could read nothing.
The person who was dumb could repeat nothing.
The deaf man listened and heard nothing.

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