Best Riddles For Kids & Adults In 2022📰

What can fill a room but takes up no space?

It is a box but not just that, it’s filled with lots of coins and precious stones in it. What is it?

White bird, featherless. Flying out of paradise. Flying over sea and land. Dying in my hand. What is it?

Think you got it? You’re getting colder…

Often used by witches to cast their spell
a slimy creature am I, and ugly as well
What am I?

What has words but never speaks?

Where do Mr. and Mrs. Claus like to swim?

What has many teeth, but cannot bite?

I am four times as old as my daughter. In 20 years time I shall be twice as old as her. How old are we now?

What’s Wailmer’s favorite TV show?

A truck driver is going down a one-way street in the wrong direction. A police car drives past him but doesn’t stop him. Why?

When you have me more, you can see only less. What Am I?

Why can’t you take a turkey to church?

What do they call pastors residing in Germany?

What has a neck but no head?

What can bring back the dead; make you cry, make you laugh, make you young; is born in an instant, yet lasts a lifetime.

What did the clock say to the calendar on Valentine’s Day?

I’m a big box on a mission toward drying your clothes and eating your socks.

What has a head and a tail but no body?

I am something you might read when you’re sitting in a pew. I contain two testaments: one that’s old and one that’s new. What am I?

Which are the four consecutive prime numbers that gets 220 when added up?

I’m made of pumpkin and spice but not everything nice,
I prefer ghosts and ghouls and anything cruel.
I can cool you down after the hottest time ever,
You can figure me out without having to be clever.

What gets sharper the more you use it?

One of four
Bloodline pure
History and secrets
I buried them low and deep


If you heard me speak
You may not understand
But the last words your hear
Were my sole command

I left behind
My virtues; my beliefs
And one day
My work will be finished

Who am I?

There was a gunshot. It was discovered that a man was shot in the heart, and yet no one took him to the hospital. The man didn’t die because of the gunshot either. How is that possible?

If you drop me I’m sure to crack, but give me a smile and I’ll always smile back. What am I?

What can you see twice in a week or once in every year – but not once in million months?

A man is found hanging in a room four feet off the floor. There is nothing else in the room except for a large puddle of water below him. The police do not see anything the man would have climb on to hang himself. Did he commit suicide and, if so, how did he do it?

A precious stone, as clear as diamond. Seek it out while the sun’s out shining. Though you can walk on water with its power, Try to keep it, and it’ll vanish in an hour. What am I?

When the son of the water returns to the parent, it dies. What is it?

What is always right in front of you but can’t be seen?

My first is in chocolate but no in ham. My second is in cake and also in jam. My third at tea-time is easily found. Altogether, this is a friend who is often around. What is it?

What is always old and sometimes new; never sad, sometimes blue; never empty, but sometimes full; never pushes, always pulls?

When I’m ripe, I’m green, when you eat me, I’m red, and when you spit me out, I’m black. What am I?

What was the last thing Noah said before he entered the Ark?

Masks I wear many,
But not many see behind them.
Always rejected
Except by those dark as the one I despise.

I hate and I fear One of whom I will not speak
Yet I throw myself continually at his feet.
I am continual.
When all other hope is gone, I remain.

Those I defend I do not love,
And those I fight I cannot hate.
The one who hates me most
Is the one I will die to protect.


Those I defend I do not love, and those I fight I cannot hate. The one who hates me most is the one I will die to protect. Who am I?

In a one-storied pink house, everything in the house is pink in color. The lamp, the floor, the sofa, the TV and the kitchen too. So what color are the stairs?

Name three days consecutively where none of the seven days of the week appear.

It is common in castles, dungeons, chocolate houses, and witches’ towers but not in Dracula’s’ coffin. What is it?

I have four legs and a long tail.
I eat oats and hay.
I love to run fast.
I let people ride on my back.
What am I?

Take away my first letter, and I still sound the same. Take away my last letter, I still sound the same. Even take away my letter in the middle, I will still sound the same. I am a five letter word. What am I?

What begins with an ‘E’ and ends with an ‘E’ but only has one letter?

What is a ghost’s favorite fruit?

A man was found dead with a cassette recorder in one hand and a gun in his other hand. When the police came in, they immediately pressed the play button on the cassette. They heard the man say, “I have nothing else to live for. I can’t go on.” Then there was the sound of a gunshot. After listening to the cassette tape, the police knew that it was not a suicide, but a homicide. How did they know?

What kind of room has no doors or windows?

Two words, my answer is only two words. To keep me, you must give me.

This has a face and two hands, but it isn’t a person and it doesn’t give commands. What is it?

As a whole I am both safe and secure. Behead me and I become a place of meeting. Behead me again and I am the partner of ready. Restore me and I become the domain of beasts. What am I?

What do farmers give their wives on Valentine’s Day?

I know a word of letters three, add two more and less there will be. What word is it?

What has a head and a tail but no body?

Where does Thursday come after Friday?

I am orange but not citrus. I am most popular during fall. What am I?

Where do Santa and Mrs. Claus enjoy going for a swim?

What kind of tree can you carry in your hand?

I was once called an embryo, but I have now gone through more than eight weeks of development, so my name is now changed to what?

Why are As like flowers?

A box without hinges, key, or lid,

Yet golden treasure inside is hid.

By Bilbo

Where do you find a birthday present for a cat?

Why was the chef embarrassed?

I have cities, but not houses. I have mountains, but no trees. I have coasts, but no sand. What am I?

Think “bigger picture” with this one.

Where does today come before yesterday?

You see a boat filled with people, yet there isn’t a single person on board. How is that possible?

What has ten letters and starts with gas?

Can I call you Cinderella?

What belongs to you but other people use it more than you.

David’s parents have three sons: Snap, Crackle, and what’s the name of the third son?

My first’s in follow but not lead, my second’s in write but not in read.

My third’s in sky but not cloud, my fourth’s in humble but not in proud.

My all turns circles in a bowl, and lies on a plate fried up whole.

What did the police officer say when he saw the snowman stealing?

Walk on the living; they don’t even mumble. Walk on the dead; they mutter and grumble. What am I?

Who was the greatest financier in the Bible?

What is the best thing to take when you’re run over?

I shave every day, but my beard stays the same. What am I?

There’s a one-story house in which everything is yellow. Yellow walls, yellow doors, yellow furniture. What color are the stairs?

What came first, the egg or chicken ?

What did the bald man say when he was given a comb as a present for his birthday?

Two fathers and two sons are in a car, yet there are only three people in the car. How?

What fruit can you never cheer up?

I have keys but no locks. I have space but no room. You can enter but can’t go outside What am I?

A king, a queen, and two twins all lay in a large room. How are there no adults in the room?

What two periodic elements, when combined, heal?

What did the dog say when he sat on sandpaper?

A woman shoots her husband and then holds him underwater for five minutes. Next, she hangs him but right after, they enjoy a nice dinner together. How is this possible?

You can catch me easily, especially around Christmastime, but you can never throw me. What am I?

It is given, 1=3, 2=3, 4=4, 5=4, 6=3, 7=5, 8=5, 9=4, 10=3, 11=?, 12= ?

What did the snowman order at the fast-food restaurant?

Suppose 1+9+8=1, then what can be 2+8+9?

Four legs up, four legs down, soft in the middle, Hard all around.

I’m part of a bird that’s not in the sky, I’ll drown in an ocean but still be dry. The last part of man, I refuse to die, in mourning, I’m tossed at your feet to lie. I begin my job early, at your ankles and thighs. I work my way up to your waist, and in the middle of the day, away I’m chased. I’ll return quite quickly for the arms of my taste. As the evening falls, I move to your lungs, down past your mouth and tongue. When darkness falls, away I go. A relief for some, until morning comes. What am I?

What did the bus conductor say to his new girlfriend that works at the zoo?

After a fall, I decide to take over. Then life starts to stall, or starts to grow slower.

I have branches, but no fruit, trunk or leaves. What am I?

I saw an unusual book: The foreword comes after the epilogue; The end is in the first half of the book; The index comes before the introduction. Name the book.

A woman goes to the police claiming that someone broke into her house and stole her diamond bracelet while she was at work. The policemen investigate the crime scene and notice that the bedroom window is broken. There are muddy footprints all across the bedroom floor. However, the room is otherwise neat and organized. The following day, the woman is arrested for fraud. Why?

I can bring tears to your eyes, resurrect the dead, make you smile, and reverse time. I form in an instant, but I last a lifetime. What am I?

What hard rock group has four dudes but neither of them plays a guitar?

A seven letter word containing thousands of letters…what am I?

This is a 5 digit number; when the last three digits are added, the answer is 0, the digit at the one’s place is the smallest odd number, the digit at the ten thousand places is the product of 4 and 2. What is the number?

What does the Easter Bunny say when it burps?

John was asked to paint the apartment number on plates of 100 apartments which means he will have to paint numbers 1 through 100.
Can you figure out the number of times he will have to paint the number 8?

I plough fields but never sow, I’ve a corkscrew tail and snuffly nose

Why did the girl put her cake in the freezer?

A woman wasn’t punished by the court even though her sister had ample proof that she murdered her own husband. Why wasn’t she jailed?

A woman who opened the door after she heard knocking was greeted by a man who automatically apologized for thinking the woman’s room was his. The woman decided to call the police. Why did she call them?

What is it that given one, you’ll have either two or none?

A mobile phone and its case cost Rs. 110 in total. The price of the mobile phone is Rs.100 more than its case. What is the price of the mobile phone?

It’s in your hand though you can not feel it. Only you and time can reveal it. What is it?

I always leave a trace, so you can see where I’ve been. I have some extra legs, and I make people scream. What am I?

If you throw me out the window, you’ll leave a grieving wife, but drop me in the middle of a door, and you might just save a life. What am I?

A shop sells 1 chocolate at $1. You can exchange 3 wrappers for 1 chocolate. If you have $15, how many chocolates can you get?

It gets killed. It gets dressed. It gets trinkets, and everyone smiles, looking at its star. What is it?

A cowboy rode into town on Friday. He stayed in town for three days and rode out on Friday. How was that possible?

What do dogs have that no other animal has?

There are 2 ants in front of 2 other ants, 2 ants behind 2 ants and 2 ants next to 2 ants. How many total ants are there?

Grandma’s been staring through the window ever since it started to snow.

What kind of band never plays music?

What will happen if you invite a thief to your birthday party?

What word in the dictionary is spelled incorrectly?

Consider the following explanation for why 1=2:

1. Start out Let y = x
2. Multiply through by x xy = x2
3. Subtract y2 from each side xy – y2 = x2 – y2
4. Factor each side y(x-y) = (x+y)(x-y)
5. Divide both sides by (x-y) y = x+y
6. Divide both sides by y y/y = x/y + y/y
7. And so… 1 = x/y + 1
8. Since x=y, x/y = 1 1 = 1 + 1
8. And so… 1 = 2

How is this possible?

I have two coins equaling fifteen cents. One of them is not a nickel. What are the two coins?

I have roots nobody sees. I am taller than trees Up, Up I go but I never grow. What am I?

What relation would your mother’s sister’s brother-in-law be to you?

If you have a dozen eggs in one hand and 10 cupcakes in the other, what do you have?

Two senators meet in a bar and start drinking vodka tonics with ice. One of the senators knocks them back like there is no tomorrow, but the other senator takes his time and sips his drink slowly. Suddenly, he drops down dead. Why?

As small as your thumb, I am light in the air, you may hear me before you see me, but trust that I’m there.

Derek called the police late in the evening. My wife is missing! A police officer soon came to their house.

Officer: What happened?

Derek: Today is our anniversary! I got up early and cooked pancakes to make a surprise for Kira. She got up in a bad mood and said that it was stupid to eat Pancakes in this heat. We had a fight. Kira got dressed and left without even touching the food. I went to work. When I came back, Kira was not at home. I called all her relatives and friends but nobody knew where she was.

The police officer immediately arrested Derek. Why?

What periodic element do pyromaniacs love the most?

An electric train is headed east. Where does the smoke go?

What is hard, oddly shaped and brings you good fortune on Thanksgiving?

How many animals did Moses take on the ark?

Why does the room get brighter on your birthday every year?

What occurs once in a minute, twice in a moment, and never in one thousand years?

Why do tennis balls whisper happy birthday to each other?

I am the hottest body in the solar system and I keep everyone warm. Who am I?

Beasts I love and kind I am. Who am I?

Samuel was out for a walk when it started to rain. He did not have an umbrella and he wasn’t wearing a hat. His clothes were soaked, yet not a single hair on his head got wet. How could this happen?

A man is found hanging in a room four feet off the floor. There is nothing else in the room except for a large puddle of water below him. The police do not see anything the man would have climb on to hang himself. Did he commit suicide and, if so, how did he do it?

What do Haunters eat for lunch?

He was once a prisoner
Into Azkaban he was put
He was Harry’s godfather
And he sometimes went by Padfoot

Who is he?

Did you hear about the birthday candle sale?

Tom weighs half as much as Peter and Jerry weigh 3 times the weight of Tom. Their total weight is 720 pounds. Can you figure out the individual weights of each man?

How can you get 100 using four sevens and a one?

butcher stands six feet and one inch tall and wears size 12 shoes. What does he weigh?

Pay close attention to the phrasing of the question—there’s a reason it didn’t ask, “How much does he weigh?”

You can’t see me, but I can see you. To be more specific, I see through. What am I?

You have two U.S. coins with a total value of 30 cents. One of them is not a nickel.
What are the two coins?

I can fly, but I am not a bird. I am colorful, but I am not a rainbow. I am beautiful and social, but I am not a person. What am I?

You bought me for dinner but never eat me. What am I?

If two’s company, and three’s a crowd, what are four and five?

You can eat my leaves, shoots and root, that when it’s cooked its sweet. What am I?

What did the boy say when his parents hired a clown for his birthday party?

A railroad tycoon is found murdered on a Sunday morning. His wife calls the police, who question the wife and the servants. The police collect the following alibis: the wife was in bed, the butler was polishing the silverware, the gardener was trimming trees, the maid was getting the mail, and the cook was preparing breakfast. The police arrest the murderer on the spot. Who did it, and how did the police know?

Who was the Bible’s greatest comedian?

A girl and a teacher went fishing. The girl was the teacher’s daughter, but the teacher wasn’t the girl’s mother. How is that possible?

How did a woman go ten days in a row without sleeping?

Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday?

I live in the woods. I am very big and furry. I like to eat fish and berries. I love honey as much as you do. What am I?

It is round but not a circle; it resembles the shape of a hen’s egg?

What did the pickle say to his Valentine?

What has four wheels and flies?

I move at a tremendous speed, as fast as a car, and yet I’m always at the same place. What am I?

What are the next three letters in this combination? OTTFFSS.

To figure this one out, think less about letters than numbers.

Why is a dirty rug like a bad boy?

Why do fish and reptiles always keep a trim physique?

What is cold and bites but no teeth?

How do you make a strawberry shake?

Every day, a man used to cross the border on a bicycle with two bags of sand. The border officers got a tip that he is a smuggler. So the customs officers checked his and found they had only sand. As they could not find any evidence, they allowed him to cross the border. So, what was the man smuggling?

What has to be broken before you can use it?

What is always coming but never arrives?

How to kids always know when Santa Claus is around?

I have no feet, no hands, no wings, but I climb to the sky. What am I?

A man is locked in jail. His cell has a dirt floor and a window high up on the wall. There’s also a shovel in the cell. How does he escape?

A married couple went to the hospital to have theit baby delivered. Upon their arrival, the doctor said he had invented a new machine that would transfer a portion of the mother’s labor pain to the baby’s father. He was asked if they were willing to try it out. They were both very much in favor of it. The doctor set the pain transfer to 10% for starters, explaining that even 10% was probably more pain than the father had ever experienced before. However, as the labor progressed, the husband felt fine and asked the doctor to go ahead and kick it up a notch. The doctor then adjusted the machine to 20% pain transfer. The husband was still feeling fine. The doctor checked the husband’s blood pressure and was amazed at how well he was doing. At this point, they decided to try out for 50%. The husband continued to feel quite well. Since the pain transfer was obviously helping out the wife considerably, the husband encouraged the doctor to transfer all the pain to him. The wife delivered a healthy baby with virtually no pain. She and her husband were ecstatic. When they got home, the mailman was dead on the porch.

Which sci-fi movie do pokemon like the most?

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

What time is it when an elephant sits on a fence?

Which Pokemon love to visit France?

How many seconds are there in one year?

When should you give elephant milk to a baby?

A man entered his house and was about to hang up his coat when he heard his wife shout; “No John! Don’t do it!”
There was a shot and he could hear his wife fall down. When he entered the kitchen, he saw his wife and the gun lying on the floor. There was a police officer, a doctor, and a lawyer standing next to her. Who killed the man’s wife and how did the man know who it was?

What is stronger than steel but can’t handle the sun?

On the porch is where I sit, please come and join me for a bit.

What five-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?

I added 5 to 9; it was 2; just to cross-check, I started counting again from 9 and again got 2. The answer is correct; how?

Why shouldn’t you do drugs?

What did the bat say to his Valentine?

I slither around with my home on my back. I’ve never been rich but I leave silver tracks.

What has a head but never weeps, has a bed but never sleeps, can run but never walks, and has a bank but no money?

I have no feet to dance, I have no eyes to see, I have no life to live or die but yet I do all three. What am I?

What did the little girl sheep say to the little boy sheep on Valentines Day?

What did the stamp say to the envelope on Valentine’s Day?

Jake and his friend Paco had very famous challenge sessions at their school. One would suggest something they could do, and the other would prove it wrong somehow.

One day, Jake surprised Paco by stating: “I can answer any question in the world.”

Sure that he would win the challenge, Paco accepted the task of proving it wrong. He wrote up a test full of impossible questions. After a while, Jake returned the test. Paco unbelievably lost the challenge and told Jake he could indeed answer any question. How did Jake win?

A word I know, six letters it contains, remove one letter and 12 remains, what is it?

Where do snowmen put their money?

What building has the most stories?

The poison was in the ice, and the man drank the punch when the ice hadn’t melted.

I have the bill of a duck, webbed feet, a tail like a beaver, and I lay eggs. What animal am I?

What is at the end of a rainbow?

It is a mathematical term and is a constant; it is also a sweet dessert that you will love; it is related to a circle.
What is it?

What’s the maximum number of times you can subtract five from 25?

Which word in the dictionary is spelled incorrectly?