Hard riddles for adults with answers

Hard riddles for adults with answers

Hard riddles for adults with answers

Hard riddles for adults to test your brainpower! How many can you solve?

Riddle me this:

short hard riddles

What water can you eat and chew?

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ANSWER

A watermelon.

 

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

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ANSWER

Empty.

 

 

4 fathers, 2 grandfathers and 4 sons went to watch a movie.

What is the minimum number of tickets they need to buy?

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ANSWER

Four tickets for four people in total.

Explanation.

2 grandfathers: Each grandfather is also a son and a father. So this makes 2 grandfathers, 2 fathers and 2 sons.

2 fathers: Each father is also a son. So this makes 2 fathers and 2 sons.

 

hard riddles with answers

What kind of table does not have legs?

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ANSWER

Periodic and multiplication tables.

 

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Thirty white horses on a red hill. First they champ, then they stamp, then they stand still.

What am I?

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ANSWER

Teeth.

 

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What word looks the same backwards and upside down?

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ANSWER

SWIMS.

 

Riddle me this:

what has six faces but does not wear

What has six faces but does not wear makeup and has twenty one eyes, but cannot see?

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ANSWER

A dice.

 

When I was 6 years old, my sister was half of my age and my brother was twice of my age 5 years later.

What is the sum of my siblings ages?

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ANSWER

8 + 17 = 25.

 

jimmys mother had three children

Jimmy’s mother had three children. She named the first Monday. She named the second Tuesday. What is the name of the third child?

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ANSWER

Jimmy, because Jimmy’s mother had 3 children.

 

i am a ball that can be rolled

I am a ball that can be rolled but never bounced or thrown.

What am I?

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ANSWER

An eyeball.

 

A prisoner is told : ”If you tell a lie, we will hang you and if you tell the truth we will shoot you”.
What did the prisoner say to save himself?

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ANSWER

The prisoner said: ”You will hang me”.

 

I am a seed with three letters in my name. Take away the last two and I still sound the same.

What am I?

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ANSWER

Pea.

 

if mothers name is mrs sixty two

If Mother’s name is Mrs Sixty Two

Son’s name is Fifty Two

Daughter’s name is Forty Two

What is name of Father?

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The Father’s name will be Sixty Two. Mother’s name is mentioned as Mrs Sixty Twoher original name is not mentioned anywhere.

 

Once I’m 24, twice I’m 20. Three times I’m inappropriate.

What am I?

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ANSWER

The letter ”X”.

 

Mr. Smith had four daughters, each daughter had a brother. How many children does Mr. Smith have?

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Answer

He now has zero children. The use of word ”had” creates all the difference here.

 

Stronger than steel yet lighter than cotton

Found in a corner forever forgotten

I bother so many but marvel a few

You can’t seem to make me

I’m a mystery to you

What am I?

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ANSWER

A spider web.

 

I sound like one letter, but I’m written with three. 

I show you things, when you look through me.

What am I?

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An eye.

 

When I point up it’s bright, but when I point down it’s dark.

What am I?

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A light switch.

 

The faster you run, the harder it is to catch me.

What am I?

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Breath.

 

They made me a mouth but didn’t give me breath.
Water gives me life but the sun brings me death.

What am I?

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ANSWER

A snowman.

 

There’s a bathtub full of water in front of you.

You have a bucket, a spoon and a cup.

Which is the fastest way to empty the tub?

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ANSWER

By pulling out the plug…

 

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

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ANSWER

The future.

 

John’s father has five sons.

The names of four sons are Papa, Pepe, Pipi and Popo respectively.

What is the name of the fifth son?

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ANSWER

John’s father has five children and four of them have already been named above. The fifth son is John himself.

 

I turn everything around while standing still.

What am I?

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A mirror.

 

What has 88 keys but cannot open a single door?

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ANSWER

A piano.

 

How can a pants pocket be empty and still have something in it?

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It has a hole.

 

I run, it runs, I stop, it runs.

What is it?

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A watch.

 

Without being called, we came out at night.
Without being stolen, we get lost in the day.
Who are we?

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ANSWER

The stars.

 

What word has five letters but sounds like it only has one?

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ANSWER

Queue.

 

Look at me one way and I weigh a whole lot

Turn me around and you’ll see that I am not.

What am I?

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ANSWER

A ton.

Now try to solve these tricky riddles!