– Good Riddles –
These good riddles with solutions will make you think creatively and beyond the box. Put your wits to the test while having a good time!
They begin simply, and some are suitable for children. Others, on the other hand, are difficult and may require you to be a math genius. If you’re undeterred, many of the puzzles are word and letter plays.
We also included some amusing puzzles to keep you entertained. If you get to the finish, you may try the remainder, but be warned: the adult riddles will put your skills to the test!
Below are compilations of good riddles for both adults and kids.
Good Riddles for Adults
1. What has to be broken before you can use it? An egg
2. At night, they come without being fetched. By day they are lost without being stolen. What are they? The stars.
3. Mr. Blue lives in the blue house, Mr. Pink lives in the pink house, and Mr. Brown lives in the brown house. Who lives in the white house? The President.
4. I can shave 25 times a day and still have a beard? What am I? A barber.
5. I’m tall when I’m young, and I’m short when I’m old. What am I? A candle
6. David’s parents have three sons: Snap, and Crackle, and what’s the name of the third son? David
7. You walk into a room that contains a match, a kerosene lamp, a candle, and a fireplace. What would you light first? The match
8. You see a boat filled with people, yet there isn’t a single person on board. How is that possible? All the people on the boat are married.
9. A man dies of old age on his 25 birthday. How is this possible? He was born on February 29.
10. I have branches, but no fruit, trunk, or leaves. What am I? A bank
Good Riddles for Kids
11. The more of this there is, the less you see. What is it? Darkness
12. What can’t talk but will reply when spoken to? An echo
13. What gets wet while drying? A towel
14. A man who was outside in the rain without an umbrella or hat didn’t get a single hair on his head wet. Why? He was bald.
15. What is always in front of you but can’t be seen? The future
16. There’s a one-story house in which everything is yellow. Yellow walls, yellow doors, yellow furniture. What color are the stairs? There aren’t any—it’s a one-story house.
17. What goes up but never comes down? Your age
18. What is full of holes but still holds water? A sponge
19. What month of the year has 28 days? All of them
20. What question can you never answer yes to? Are you asleep yet?
Good Riddles with Answers
21. What can you break, even if you never pick it up or touch it? A promise
22. I shave every day, but my beard stays the same. What am I? A barber
23. What can you keep after giving to someone? Your word
24. What has a foot on each side and one in the middle?A yardstick.
25. What do outlaws eat with their milk? Crookies.
26. I am always hungry and will die if not fed. Whatever I touch will soon turn red. What am I? Fire.
27. You draw a line. Without touching it, how do you make the line longer? Simply draw a shorter line next to it. The first line will now be the long line.
28. Why are artists no good in sports matches? Because they keep drawing.
29. There is nothing outside, nothing on the inside light as a feather, yet ten men cannot lift it. What is it? A bubble.
30. Mary has four daughters. Each of her daughters has a brother. How many children does Mary have? Five children: four daughters and one son.
Really Good Riddles
31. It’s pregnant every time you see her, yet she never will give birth. What is it? A full moon.
32. What shows do prisoners like to put on? A cell-out (sell-out).
33. What do you call a room with no windows? A mushroom.
34. What tastes better than it smells? A tongue.
35. What has an eye but cannot see? A needle.
36. How do cowboys ride steers? With steering wheels.
37. When are boys like bears? When bare-footed.
38. There are two monkeys on a tree, and one jumps off. Why does the other monkey jump too? Monkey see monkey do.
39. I have two arms, but fingers none. I have two feet but cannot run. While I carry well, I have found I carry best with my feet OFF the ground. What am I? A wheelbarrow.
40. What is Medusa’s favorite cheese? Gorgonzola.
Good Hard Riddles
41. What is the best month for a parade? March.
42. What do you call a baby rifle? Son of a gun.
43. I can be cracked. And, I can be made. I can be told. And, I can be played. What am I? A joke.
44. Did you hear the joke about the roof? Never mind, it’s over your head.
45. You bury me when I’m alive and dig me up when I’m dead. What am I? A plant.
46. What loses its head in the morning and gets it back at night? A pillow.
47. What has no body and no nose? Nobody knows.
48. How many letters are in the alphabet? There are 11 letters in the alphabet.
49. What has one head, one foot, and four legs? A bed.
50. How can you spell cold with two letters? IC (icy).
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Good Riddles Hard
51. A boy fell off a 20-foot ladder and yet wasn’t hurt. Why not? He fell off the bottom step.
52. You answer me, but I never ask you a question. What am I? A telephone.
53. You’ve heard me before, yet you hear me again. Then I die until you call me again. What am I? An echo.
54. Two men are in a desert. They both have packed 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.
55. If you drop me, I’m sure to crack but smile at me, and I’ll always smile back. What am I? A mirror.
56. I follow you all the time and copy your every move, but you can’t touch me or catch me. What am I? Your shadow
57. Two fathers and two sons are in a car, yet there are only three people in the car. How? They are a grandfather, father, and son.
58. Which is heavier: a ton of bricks or a ton of feathers? Neither—they both weigh a ton.
59. Three doctors said that Bill was their brother. Bill says he has no brothers. How many brothers does Bill actually have? None. He has three sisters.
60. What three numbers, none of which is zero, give the same result whether they’re added or multiplied? One, two, and three
Good Kid Riddles
61. Mary has four daughters, and each of her daughters has a brother. How many children does Mary have? Five—each daughter has the same brother.
62. If two’s a company, and three’s a crowd, what are four and five? Nine
63. I am an odd number. Take away a letter and I become even. What number am I? Seven
64. What has a bottom at the top? Your legs
65. It stalks the countryside with ears that can’t hear. What is it? Corn
66. What tastes better than it smells? Your tongue
67. Where does one wall meet the other wall? On the corner
68. What has a head and a tail but nobody? A coin
69. What has a thumb and four fingers, but is not a hand? A glove
70. What has many keys but can’t open a single lock? A piano
Good Halloween Riddles
71. What has four wheels and flies? A garbage truck
72. What building has the most stories? The library
73. What has 13 hearts, but no other organs? A deck of cards
74. What runs all around a backyard, yet never moves? A fence
75. What has words, but never speaks? A book
76. What kind of coat is best put on wet? A coat of paint
77. What can travel all around the world without leaving its corner? A stamp
78. What kind of band never plays music? A rubber band
79. What has many teeth, but can’t bite? A comb
80. What is cut on a table, but is never eaten? A deck of cards
81. What can you hold in your left hand but not in your right? Your right elbow
82. What can you catch, but not throw? A cold
83. What has hands, but can’t clap? A clock
84. What has one head, one foot, and four legs? A bed
85. What has legs, but doesn’t walk? A table
86. What has one eye, but can’t see? A needle
87. What has many needles, but doesn’t sew? A Christmas tree
88. It belongs to you, but other people use it more than you do. What is it? Your name
89. If you’re running in a race and you pass the person in second place, what place are you in? Second place
90. What has lots of eyes, but can’t see? A potato
91. If you’ve got me, you want to share me; if you share me, you haven’t kept me. What am I? A secret
92. I’m found in socks, scarves, and mittens; and often in the paws of playful kittens. What am I? Yarn
93. Where does today come before yesterday? The dictionary
94. What gets bigger when more is taken away? A hole
95. What invention lets you look right through a wall? A window
96. What is black when it’s clean and white when it’s dirty? A chalkboard
97. I’m light as a feather, yet the strongest person can’t hold me for five minutes. What am I? Your breath
98. What can’t be put in a saucepan? It’s lid
99. What is in seasons, seconds, centuries, and minutes but not in decades, years, or days?The letter N.
100. What runs around the whole yard without moving?A fence.
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101. What is at the end of a rainbow? The letter “w.”
102. What part of roads do ghosts love to travel? The dead ends.
103. What has many keys but can’t open a single door? A piano.
104. What word contains 26 letters but only has three syllables? The alphabet.
105. The more there is, the less you see. What am I? Darkness.
106. What can you catch but not throw? A cold.
107. Break me, and I’ll cage you. Obey me, and I’ll save you. What am I? The Law.
108. What has teeth but cannot bite? A comb.
109. You throw away the outside and cook the inside. Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside. What did you eat? An ear of corn.
110. Before Mount Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain on Earth? Mount Everest
111. What has hands and yet cannot clap? A clock.
112. I go around in circles, but always straight ahead. I never complain no matter where I am led. What am I? A wheel.
113. You see a boat filled with people. You look again, but this time you don’t see a single person on the boat. Why? (Tip: The boat has not sunk.)All the people on the boat are married.
114. Forward it’s heavy, backward it’s not. What is it? Ton. Backward it’s “not.” Get it?
115. What has six faces but does not wear makeup, and twenty-one eyes but cannot see? Dice.
116. Walk into the living. They don’t even mumble. Walk on the dead. They mutter and grumble. What are they? Leaves.
117. I know a word of letters three. Add two, and fewer there will be! Few.
118. I give you a group of three. One is sitting down and will never get up. The second eats as much as is given to him yet is always hungry. The third goes away and never returns. What are they? A stove, fire, smoke.
119. I drive men mad, For the love of me, Easily beaten, never free. What am I? Gold.
120. I’m lighter than what I am made of, and more of me is hidden than is seen. What am I? An iceberg.
121. You heard me before, yet you hear me again. Then I die, ’till you call me again. An echo.
122. The day before yesterday I was 21, and next year I will be 24. When is my birthday? December 31; today is January 1.
123. With pointed fangs I sit and wait; with piercing force I crunch out fate; grabbing victims, proclaiming might; physically joining with a single bite. What am I? A stapler
124. What does man love more than life, hate more than death or mortal strife; That which contented men desire; the poor have, the rich require; the miser spends, the spendthrift saves, and all men carry to their graves? Nothing
125. A man looks at a painting in a museum and says, “Brothers and sisters I have none, but that man’s father is my father’s son.” Who is in the painting? The man’s son
126. The person who makes it has no need for it; the person who buys it has no use for it. The person who uses it can neither see nor feel it. What is it? A coffin
127. I have lakes with no water, mountains with no stone, and cities with no buildings. What am I? A map
128. I am always hungry and will die if not fed, but whatever I touch will soon turn red. What am I? Fire
129. A little girl goes to the store and buys one dozen eggs. As she is going home, all but three breaks. How many eggs are left unbroken? Three
130. What goes through cities and fields, but never moves? A road
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131. I turn once, what is out will not get in. I turn again, what is in will not get out. What am I? A key
132. People make me, save me, change me, raise me. What am I? Money
133. What breaks yet never falls, and what falls yet never breaks? Day, and night
134. The more you take, the more you leave behind. What are they? Footsteps
135. If you drop me I’m sure to crack, but give me a smile and I’ll always smile back. What am I? A mirror
136. Speaking of rivers, a man calls his dog from the opposite side of the river. The dog crosses the river without getting wet, and without using a bridge or boat. How? The river was frozen.
137. What can fill a room but takes up no space? Light
138. What word in the English language does the following: The first two letters signify a male, the first three letters signify a female, the first four letters signify a great, while the entire world signifies a great woman. What is the word? Heroine
139. What is so fragile that saying its name breaks it? Silence.
140. What is the end of everything? The letter “g”
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141. I am a word that begins with the letter “i.” If you add the letter “a” to me, I become a new word with a different meaning, but that sounds exactly the same. What word am I? Isle (add “a” to make “aisle”)
142. What can run but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a head but never weeps, has a bed but never sleeps? A river
143. What are 3/7 chicken, 2/3 cat, and 2/4 goat? Chicago
144. What word of five letters has one left when two are removed? Stone
145. A man describes his daughters, saying, “They are all blonde, but two; all brunette but two; and all redheaded but two.” How many daughters does he have? Three: A blonde, a brunette, and a redhead
146. What word is pronounced the same if you take away four of its five letters? Queue
147. Forward I am heavy, but backward I am not. What am I? The word “not”
148. You see me once in June, twice in November, and not at all in May. What am I? The letter “e”
149. What 4-letter word can be written forward, backward or upside down, and can still be read from left to right? NOON
150. I am the beginning of everything, the end of everywhere. I’m the beginning of eternity, the end of time and space. What am I? Also the letter “e”
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151. Two in a corner, one in a room, zero in a house, but one in a shelter. What is it? The letter “r”
152. I am a word of letters three; add two and fewer there will be. What word am I? Few
153. What would you find in the middle of Toronto? The letter “o”
154. If there are three apples and you take away two, how many apples do you have? You have two apples.
155. A girl has as many brothers as sisters, but each brother has only half as many brothers as sisters. How many brothers and sisters are there in the family? Four sisters and three brothers
156. What five-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it? Short
157. What begins with an “e” and only contains one letter? An envelope
158. A word I know, six letters it contains, removes one letter and 12 remains. What is it? Dozens
159. What stays where it is even after it goes off? An alarm clock.
160. You saw me where I never was and where I could not be. And yet within that very place, my face you do often see. What am I? A reflection.
FAQs about Good Riddles
Below are frequently asked questions about good riddles
1. What are some good riddles?
▸ Riddle: What has to be broken before you can use it?
▸ Riddle: I’m tall when I’m young, and I’m short when I’m old.
▸ Riddle: What month of the year has 28 days?
▸ Riddle: What is full of holes but still holds water?
▸ Riddle: What question can you never answer yes to?
2. What has a ring but no finger?
A lot of users have been wondering why is the answer to the riddle is the telephone. Taking the first line into consideration, “ring” here describes the sound a telephone makes when a call comes through.
3. What has a head but no neck?
Snake has head ,next part is its whole body. No legs when I check. Snake have no legs when it check out of egg maybe. A tail is there too.
4. What can be touched but Cannot be seen?
Silence can be touched but it can not be seen. This is the correct answer to this riddle.
5. What has 1000 eyes but Cannot see?
I have a Thousand eyes, but cannot see, cut me down and I will sprout more brothers. GUESS. Statistics.
6. What has 21 eyes but Cannot see?
a die(dice) is the answer, it has six faces but dont wear makeup, but 21 eyes but cannot see, that is die.
7. What gets wet while drying?
8. What can fly without wings?
The answer to the “what flies without wings” riddle is “time”.
9. What has a lake but no water?
10. What has a lock but no door?
Keyboard has a lock but no door.
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