Best Riddles For Kids & Adults In 2022📰

I’m full of holes but strong as steel. What am I?

What’s the capital in France?

What is the end of everything?

I go on red, but stop for green. What am I doing?

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?

I am a fish pokemon. When u make me angry I evovle into a huge fish pokemon. I live in water and land to. I am a water type pokemon. Who am I?

I have many faces, expressions, and emotions, and I am usually right at your fingertips. What am I?

What did the daddy chimney say to the baby chimney?

A murderer is condemned to death and he has the option to die in one of the following three rooms: a room full of raging fire, a room full of assassins with loaded guns, and a room full of lions who haven’t eaten in years. Which room should he choose?

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

What is easy to get into but hard to get out of?

What does Harry Potter have that Voldemort doesn’t?

I’m often very stern,

I wear my hair up in a bun,

I’m really very fair,

I find Quidditch very fun.

Who am I?

I Start with M, end with X, and have a never-ending amount of letters. What am I?

This five-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it… What is the word?

If a red house is made of red bricks, and a yellow house is made of yellow bricks, what is a greenhouse made of?

What spends all the time on the floor but never gets dirty?

What can you hold in your right hand but never in your left?

The answer is right there in front of you.

I hide my treasure in the ground, my tail is big and fluffy. If you spot me in a tree, please don’t call me scruffy

Hermione got attacked by a troll in the bathroom.
Ginny got abducted in the bathroom.
Moaning Myrtle got killed in the bathroom.
Moral of the story?

You hear me once, you heard me again, and then I die until I am called again

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

One winter day, there was a man standing in the middle of someone’s front yard. The person stayed there for several weeks without moving and the owner of the yard didn’t mind. Eventually the man left. Who was he?

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?

He was the Hogwarts gamekeeper
Then became one of the teachers
He’s half-human and half-giant
And he loves dangerous creatures

Who is he?

I have a neck but no head, and I wear a cap. What am I?

What goes up when the water comes down?

After a train crashed, every single person died. Who survived?

What is cut on a table, but is never eaten?

If you drop a yellow hat in the Red Sea, what does it become?

What two words, added together, contain the most letters?

A woman shoots her husband, then holds him under water for five minutes. A little while later, they both go out and enjoy a wonderful dinner together. How can this be?

What belongs to you but is used more by others?

What is at the end of everything?

I am physic type pokemon. I choke everyone because I thought everyone is bad guys. I am honest with Arceus. A boy catched me. Who am I?

What goes up but never comes down?

What gets bigger when more is taken away?

What goes all the way around the world but stays in a corner?

Erin has a husband and a lover. Both of them don’t give her money but buy expensive jewelry for her but Erin always has a lot of cash and both men see her wearing the jewelry.

Where does she get the money?

A doctor and a boy were fishing. The boy was the doctor’s son, but the doctor was not the boy’s father. Who was the doctor?

Witches and wizards need this to cast spells as they please. It’s normally made of wood and there’s an Elder one of these. What is it?

What type of music do rabbits listen to?

How do you throw an egg on the floor without cracking it?

What gets bigger the more you take away?

Good luck digging yourself out of this one.

They have not flesh nor feathers, nor scales nor bone; but they do have fingers and thumbs of their own. What are they??

What is at the end of a rainbow?

What can you catch but never throw?

Three doctors said Robert is their brother. Robert says he has no brothers. Who is lying?

A monkey, a squirrel, and a bird are racing to the top of a coconut tree.
Who will get the banana first: the monkey, the squirrel, or the bird?

What has one eye, but can’t see?

My start goes on toast, and my end’s how birds move. My baby eats leaves but I drink flowers

Anna goes to her friend Mara’s house, on a wintry evening only to find her dead. When the police learn about the incident, they question Anna about how she found out. Anna says that she knocked on the door and rang the bell repeatedly. Since the light was on in one of the rooms, Anna knew Mara must be home and decided to look through the window.
The windows were frozen, so she breathed on the iced glass, and that’s when she noticed Mara’s body on the floor. The police suspect Anna is the murderer. Why?

If your mother is from Iceland, and your father is from Cuba, what are you?

A man fell off of a 100-foot ladder, but he didn’t get hurt. How is this possible?

No matter how smart you are, there is one thing you will always overlook. What is it?

What kind of candy is never on time?

As the Harry Potter books went on, Ron Weasley and I got closer. I correct the pronunciation when people say Leviosa. Who am I?

I came to Hogwarts and graduated 1988,
I came back at the time of Harry’s almost, yet terrible fate.
I came in first in a family of nine,
I handle money but it’s definitely not mine.
I’ve got a fang on a part of my body, long hair is my style,
A woman was once staring at me, which was caught by Harry’s eye.
I took a desk job and that’s where my love started,
I joined the Order of which cannot be parted.
I wear dragon hide on my feet, muggle clothes is what I’ve got,
My charm would outwit anyone, do you think they have not?
I respect my family with pride, unlike a dear brother that is so uncool,
One quality we share is that we were both Prefects at our dear old school.

Who am I?

Where would you take a sick boat?

Why did the skeleton not go to the party?

What can make the octopus laugh?

I saw a boat full of people, yet there wasn’t a single person on the boat. How is that possible?

What can run but can’t walk?

What falls down from great heights but is never injured?

A pink girl with a pink dress, a pink cat, a pink hat and pink walls lives in a pink bungalow. What color are her stairs?

What has words but never speaks?

Why do bees hum?

A bus driver was heading to town. He went right past a stop sign without stopping.
Then, he turned left where there was a no left turn sign.
Finally, he traveled down a one-way street opposing traffic, passed a policeman, and waved hello.
He didn’t get a ticket. Why not?

What runs around the whole yard without moving?

What is black and white and is red all over?

Why is the moon like a dollar?

A woman was horrified to find a fly in her tea. The waiter took her cup and went into the kitchen and returned with a fresh cup of tea.

She shouted, “You brought me the same cup of tea!” How did she know?

How does Harry Potter get rid of a rash?

What do you call a gorilla that plays with clay?

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?

I waddle like a penguin
And I’m fatter than a cow,
I’m Harry’s chubby cousin,
Gimme, gimme, gimme candy
And give it to me now!

Who am I?

I am a God of pokemon. Nobody ever catched me. If u catched me all the pokemons will die. Who am I?

What five-letter word stays the same when you take away the first, third, and last letter?

David’s father has three sons: Snap, Crackle and…?

You had 20 men build your house in two months. How long would it take 10 men to build the very same house?

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.

What has four fingers and a thumb but isn’t alive?

No, the answer is not “hand.”

I am something people love or hate. I change people’s appearances and thoughts. If a person takes care of themself, I will go up even higher. 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?

What begins with an “e” and only contains one letter?

What word in the dictionary is spelled incorrectly?

How many letters are in the alphabet?

Three different doctors said that Paul is their brother yet Paul claims he has no brothers. Who is lying?

What is so fragile that saying its name breaks it?

I turn once, what is out will not get in. I turn again, what is in will not get out. What am I?

I have a 100 legs but cannot stand. A long neck but no head. And I eat the maids life.

If you feed it, it lives, If you water it-it dies!

I’m tall when I’m young and I’m short when I’m old. What am I?

It belongs to you, but other people use it more than you do. What is it?

A man who was outside in the rain without an umbrella or hat didn’t get a single hair on his head wet. Why?

I am colorful and seen across the sky. I only can be seen on a drizzling day and not night. Some people believe that I was first spotted after the floods of Noah. What am I?

Who is the greatest babysitter mentioned in the Bible?

A Japanese boat was stuck in water because of the storm, and after the storm, the captain was found dead. The engineer was busy fixing the signals, the cook was managing the wine barrels, the wife went to the room, and the maid was fixing the upside-down turned flag. Who killed the captain?

A man murders his wife with a knife, leaving no trace and no witnesses. He returns home. An hour later the police call to tell him that his wife has been murdered and to come to the scene of the crime straight away. As soon as he arrives, he is arrested. How did the police know he did it?

A couple reported a robbery. The husband told the policeman, that he thinks that the burglar presumably entered the house by breaking through the window, pointing to the broken window glasses on the outside of the house.

The policeman noticed that the inside of the house only a few tiny pieces of window glass particles scattered around near the broken window area and told him that it was not a burglary and no outsider has entered his house through that window. What made the policeman so sure?

Man killed his wife. He had legal rights to do so. People watched him but, no one could accuse him of his action. Why?

What question can never be answered with a Yes?

Where can you find cities, towns, and streets but no people?

How many seconds are there in one year?

I’m n-not sure if you r-remember me. I t-taught here long ago, b-but I d-died one night, in a f-final fight. When my m-master m-met his foe. Who am I?

In the Harry Potter series
His patronus was a phoenix
He was the Hogwarts headmaster
Up to and including book six

Who is he?

Witches and wizards need this
So they can cast spells as they please
It’s normally made of wood
And there’s an Elder one of these

What is it?

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.


I give milk and I have a horn, but I’m not a cow. What am I?

What lion hunts under water?

If six children and two dogs weren’t under an umbrella, how come none of them got wet?

How do you make the number “one” disappear?

What can fill a room but takes up no space?

I am always hungry and will die if not fed, but whatever I touch will soon turn red. What am I?

It can’t be seen, can’t be felt, can’t be heard, and can’t be smelt. It lies behind stars and under hills, And empty holes it fills. It comes first and follows after, Ends life, and kills laughter. What is it?

There is a single-story blue house where everything is blue; the doors, windows, couch, television, kitchen, etc. are blue. What color is the carpet on the stairs in this house?

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

I reflect the light, thats not very bright, I sit in the same place all year, all the time..right here, you cannot see me all right.. at least when its not night.

How many months of the year have 28 days?

What gets wet while drying?

How do you spell hard water with three letters?

What can run but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a head but never weeps, has a bed but never sleeps?

What is at the end of a rainbow?

Why were outlaws the strongest men in the Old West?

On which side of a church is the graveyard always situated?

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

What gets wet when drying?

Give me food and I will live, give me water, and I will die

Where did the first baseball game in the Bible happen?

I have a hole in my back and legs I lack. I live where I can’t breathe and I eat without teeth. What am I?

A man invited his friend for dinner, and they both had a gala over mashed potatoes and chicken nuggets. For dessert, he cut an apple in half and gave one to the man, and he ate the same apple’s other half. How did his friend die?

Two girls order iced tea with free refills. One girl drinks four glasses in the time it takes the other to drink just one. The girl who drank the single glass dies, but the other lives. All the drinks were poisoned. How did the girl who drank the most iced tea survive?

A woman named Cathy 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, Cathy is arrested for fraud. Can you figure out why?

A renowned chemist is found dead in his lab. There is no clear evidence except a piece of paper lying by the body. The paper is blank other than the name of five elements scrawled across it hastily:

The guard reported that three people visited the chemist that day – his sister, Lanaya, his colleague, Nicolas, and his wife, Teresa.
The criminal was arrested immediately. Who was it?

On the very first day of college, a science professor was found murdered. The police had 4 suspects: The Physics professor, the football coach, the peon, and the principal. Police asked them about their whereabouts and, their replies were like this,

The Physics professor said, “He was correcting mid-year test papers.”; The football coach said, “He was on the ground playing the game.”; The peon said, “He was serving tea.”; The principal said, “He was in his office.” The police found out who was lying and caught him. How?

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?

There were three men swimming in the sea. When the coastguard called them into the beach, only two of the men had wet hair. Why?

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?

David’s parents have three sons: Snap, Crackle and…?

I’m flat when I’m new. I’m fat when you use me, then flat again when something sharp touches me. What am I?

Jack tells Jill, “This isn’t the $5 bill you left on the the table. I found it between pages 15 and 16 of Harry Potter.”

Jill retorts, “You’re lying and I can prove it.” How did Jill know?

What did the house-elf say when he came from college?

What do you call a Pokémon who can’t move very fast?

Why did the fly never land on the computer?

What creature is smarter than a talking parrot?

Why is Europe like a frying pan?

A monkey, a squirrel, and a bird are racing to the top of a coconut tree. Who gets to the banana first” the monkey, the squirrel, or the bird?

What do you call a camel with 4 humps?

What has three ways out and just one way in?

There’s a man who can tell the exact score before every soccer match. How on earth does he do that?

When you take 2 out of 3 apples away, how many apples do you have?

What is the longest word in the English language?

A woman has five daughters. Each of her daughters has a brother. How many children does she have?

What can easily be broken without ever being touched, dropped, or picked up?

Almost everyone needs it, asks for it, gives it, but almost nobody takes it. What is it?

What belongs to you but is used more by others?

If you drop a yellow hat in the Red Sea, what does it become?

What’s always in front of you but cannot be seen?

What bird do you associate with lifting weight?

What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?

Think less about the meaning of the words than the words themselves.

The more you take, the more you leave behind. What are they?

What runs around the whole yard without moving?

I travel all over the world. But I could not move, just stay in a same single spot. What Am I?

What can you keep after giving to someone?

I am an odd number. Take away a letter and I become even. What number am I?

What is the laziest mountain in the world?

What is easy to get into but hard to get out of?

I’m tall when I’m young, and I’m short when I’m old. What am I?

I’m filled with keys but can’t open a lock. What am I?

Mr. Taylor has four daughters and each has a brother. In total, how many children does Mr. Taylor have?

A woman is sitting in her hotel room when someone knocks at the door. She opened the door to find a man she’s never seen before. He says, “Oh I’m sorry, I made a mistake and thought this was my room.” He then ran away and got into an elevator so the woman shut her door and phoned security. What made the woman so suspicious?

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

What has legs but cannot walk?

What is harder to catch the faster you run?

The maker doesn’t want it. The buyer doesn’t use it. The user doesn’t know it. What am I?

It is not in your tummy but somewhere above. It is thought by many to be the symbol of love. What am I?

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

What kind of tree can you carry in your hand?

Where will the cat be when the lights go out?

It has keys, but no locks. It has space, but no room. You can enter, but can’t go inside. What is it?

What bird can lift the most?

What has many keys but can’t open a single lock?

What can you catch but never throw?

If a brother, his sister, and their dog weren’t under an umbrella, why didn’t they get wet?

If you have me, you will want to share me. If you share me, you will no longer have me

Red, orange, yellow and green. The king could never reach me, and not even the queen. Blue and violet also are seen, some shading between.

I swing from webs and can shoot them from my hands. Who am I?

The height of my legs—usually around 6 feet—is taller than most humans. What animal am I?

I build a home of sticky string and catch my prey with a bite or sting. Who am I?

The alphabet goes from A to Z but I go Z to A. What am I?

Cops found a dead man lying in the snow. They saw the tracks of a footprint pair in between two parallel lines a few feet away from the dead body. Who should be on the cops’ radar?

On a dark, stormy night, a man who owned a casino invited some friends for a visit. The men all placed their money on the table right before the lights went out. When the lights came back on, the money was gone. The owner wanted to discover who stole the money. So, he put a rooster in an old rusty bucket. He told everyone to get in line and touch the bucket one at a time when he turned the lights off. He said that the rooster would crow when the robber touched it. After everyone touched it, the rooster hadn’t crowed. Then the man told everyone to hold out their hands. After examining all the hands, he pointed out who the robber was. How did he know who stole the money?

Dr. Miller was staying with his cousin, Alfred, in Alfred’s lakeside cabin. They were setting up Alfred’s will. Since Dr. Miller was Alfred’s closest living relative, much of Alfred’s estate was being left to him. One day, Alfred went to Dr. Miller very upset. “Doctor,” he began, “I have just found out that an old enemy is out to get me. He is coming very soon. Where will I go? Where can I hide? If he finds me, he will surely kill me. I do not have time to leave this cabin and hide in the woods.”
Dr. Miller thought for a moment, and then grabbed a 5′ long bamboo fishing pole, with a diameter the size of a quarter. “Alfred, follow me out to the lake. This lake is 4′ deep. If you lie on the bottom of the lake and breathe through this pole, your enemy will never find you. I will be in the bulrushes with a shotgun, and I will shoot him when he comes. I will swim down to find you when he is gone.”
Alfred thought that was a great idea and went down in the lake with the bamboo pole in his mouth. A few hours later, a ranger passed by. He found Alfred’s body. Dr. Miller told the police of the circumstance, and that Alfred had probably panicked, and died. Police arrested Dr. Miller on the charge of murdering Alfred. Why?

An elderly woman lived alone in her house by the suburbs. She rarely left the house and knew only a few people. One Friday morning, the mailman called out for the woman but didn’t receive a prompt answer as usual. Upon peeking in through the window, the mailman realized that the woman was murdered. The police investigated the house and found Tuesday’s newspaper by the dead body. Also, by the door outside, there were three unopened bottles of milk, one of which had gone bad.
The police arrested the killer the very next day. How did they figure out so quickly?

A Japanese ship was en route to the open sea. The captain went for a shower removing his ring and keeping it on the table. When he returned, he found it had gone missing. The captain immediately called the three suspected crew members and asked each one where they were and what were they doing in the last 15 minutes.

The cook said, “I was in fridge room getting meat for cooking.”

The Engineer , “I was working on generator engine.”

The seaman said, “I was on the mast correcting the flag which was upside down by mistake.”

The radio officer said, “I was messaging to a company about the arrival”

The navigation officer said, “I was sleeping in my cabin.”

The captain immediately caught the thief. How?

“Who shot her?” cried a man as he rushed into the hospital where his wife was kept.

The man was stopped by the police who asked him where he was last night he told them he was spending the night at a friend’s place.

He told them that when he called to check on his wife, the maid answered the call and just told him that his wife has been taken to the hospital. And as soon as he heard this he came running to the Hospital. After hearing this the police immediately arrested him. Why?

Seema was killed on a Sunday morning. Her roommates gave the following testimonials: Roma was getting the post from the postman, Priya was doing laundry, Megha was cooking, Shreya was planting in the garden. Who killed Seema and, how did the police know whom to arrest?

On a cold winter day, there was a man standing in front of someone’s house. He didn’t move until the spring, and the owner didn’t mind. Eventually, the man left. Who was he?

What travels around the world but never leaves the corner?

Why was the pig in the kitchen on its birthday?

Inside an egg, my song sits waiting, for you to hear it while you are bathing. Who am I?