Tricky Riddles that’ll stretch your brain

tricky-riddles that'll stretch your brain

If you’ve been looking for tricky riddles with answers, you’ve come to the right place! Common sense and experience will not help you answer these tricky questions!

Tricky Riddles that’ll stretch your brain

Tricky riddles that you can piece together using logic are a great way to challenge your mind. Think you can solve all of them without picking at the answers? Brain teasers with answers that will help spark your problem solving skills.

 

1.What has 21 eyes but can’t see?

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What has 21 eyes but can’t see?

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Answer

A dice. Each side of a cube is called it’s ”face”. There are a total of 6 + 5 + 4 + 3 + 2 + 1 = 21 dots or”eyes” over the 6 surfaces.

 

2.Five children

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Riddle me this…

Penny has five children:

The 1st kid is named January.

The 2nd kid is named February.

The 3rd kid is named March.

The 4th kid is named April.

What is the name of the 5th kid.

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Answer

Riddle itself says that name of the 5th kid is What 

 

3.People make me

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People make me, save me, change me, raise me. What am I?

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Answer

Money.

 

4.A blind girl lost her pencil

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A blind girl lost her pencil, her ring, and her dog.

What did she lose first?

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ANSWER

Her eye sight.

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5.A boy and a doctor

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A boy and a doctor were fishing.

The boy was the doctor’s son but doctor was not the boy’s father.

Who is the doctor?

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Answer

His mother.

 

6.A dark room

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You enter a dark room.

You have only one match.

There is an oil lamp, a furnace, and a stove in the room.

Which would you light first?

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Answer

First you light the match

 

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7.What moves faster riddle

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What moves faster?

Heat or cold?

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Answer

Heat. Because you can always catch a cold.

 

8.Half fingers

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What word would you use to describe a man who does not have all his fingers on one hand?

 

Answer

Normal, because people have half their fingers on one hand.

 



 

9.All black

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A man dressed in black is walking down a country lane.

Suddenly, a large black car with no lights on comes around the corner and stops.

How did the car’s driver know he was there?

 

Answer

Because it was day time.

 

10.Today

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Tomorrow is neither Wednesday nor Thursday.

Yesterday was not Friday or Saturday.

Today is not Thursday nor Monday nor Sunday.

What day is today?

 

Answer

Friday.

 

11.One eye

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What has one eye but cannot see?

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Answer

A needle.

 

12.So fragile riddle

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What is so fragile that saying its name breaks it?

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ANSWER

Silence.

13.I am a ship that can be made to ride the greatest waves

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I am a ship that can be made to ride the greatest waves. I am not built by objects, but built by minds.

What am I?

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ANSWER

Friendship.

 

14.What goes with a car

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What goes with a car, comes with a car, is no use to a car, but the car cannot move without it?

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ANSWER

Noise.

 

15.My mom is a dog my dad is a banana

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My mom is a dog, my dad is a banana.

Who am I?

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ANSWER

A dreamer OR A Chiweenie dog.

 

16.I hold two meanings with one

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I hold two meanings. With one I may be broken, with the other I hold on.

What am I?

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ANSWER

A Tie.

 

17.He has married many women

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He has married many women, but has never been married.

Who is he?

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ANSWER

A priest.

 

18.I have one eye see near and far

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I have one eye, See near and far.
I hold the moments you treasure and the things that make you weep.

What am I?

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ANSWER

A camera.

 

19.I have one you have one if you remove the first letter

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I have one, you have one. If you remove the first letter, a bit remains.

If you remove the second, bit still remains.

If you remove the third, it still remains.

What is it?

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ANSWER

A habit.

 

20.I am bigger than an elephant

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I am bigger than an elephant but lighter than a feather.

What am I?

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ANSWER

Wind.

 

21.What has many teeth but cannot bite

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What has many teeth but cannot bite?

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ANSWER

A comb.

 

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22.Who plays when he works and works when he plays?

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Who plays when he works and works when he plays?

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ANSWER

An actor.

Alternative answer : A musician.

 

23.You are sitting inside a plane

hard riddles

You are sitting inside a plane. There is a horse in front of you and a car behind you.

Where are you?

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ANSWER

You are on a Carousel or a Merry-go-round.

 

24.Forwards I am heavy but backwards I am not

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Forwards I am heavy, but backwards I am not.
What am I?

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ANSWER

A ton. The word ton backwards is the word not (a ton).

 

25.I have two legs but they only touch the ground

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I have two legs, but they only touch the ground while I’m at rest.

What am I?

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ANSWER

A wheelbarrow.

 

26.I make you weak at the worst of all times

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I make you weak at the worst of all times.
I keep you safe, I keep you fine.
I make your hands sweat and your heart grow cold.
I visit the weak, but seldom the bold. What am I?

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ANSWER

Fear.

 

27.Hands she has but does not hold teeth

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Hands she has but does not hold, teeth she has but does not bite
feet she has but they are cold, eyes she has but without sight.
Who is she?

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ANSWER

A doll.

 

28.What goes through a door but never goes in or out

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What goes through a door but never goes in or out?

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ANSWER

A keyhole.

 

29.The room Riddle

what kind of room has no doors

What kind of room has no doors?

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ANSWER

A mushroom.

 

30.What four letter word can be written forward

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What four letter word can be written forward, backward or upside down, and can still be read from left to right?

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ANSWER

NOON.

 

31.A man is sitting in his cabin in Michigan

cowboy riddle

A man is sitting in his cabin in Michigan. Three hours later he gets out of his cabin in Texas.

How is this possible?

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ANSWER

He is a pilot in the cabin of the airplane.

 

32.What spends all the time on the floor

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

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ANSWER

A Shadow.

 

33.What kind of table does not have legs?

clever riddles with answers

What kind of table does not have legs?

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ANSWER

Periodic and multiplication tables.

 

34.I am six letters When you take one away

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I am six letters. When you take one away I am twelve.

What am I?

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ANSWER

The word ”Dozens”.

 

35.I come from a mine and get always surrounded

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I come from a mine and get always surrounded by wood. Everyone uses me.

What am I?

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ANSWER

A pencil lead.

 

36.Which one has two zero and two four

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Which one has two zero and two four?

A.0024

B.2024

C.0044

D.2044

 

ANSWER

In order to solve this riddle you must think out of the box.

0024 -> zero zero two four.

2024 -> two zero two four.

0044 -> zero zero four four.

2044 -> two zero four four.

In this case 2024 is the right answer for the riddle.

 

37.A dog has three puppies

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A dog has three puppies named Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. What was the mother’s name.

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ANSWER

The mother’s name is ”What”.

 

38.How does a dog cross a river without getting wet

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How does a dog cross a river without getting wet?

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Answer

The river is frozen.

 

39.What bank has never any money

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What bank has never any money?

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ANSWER

A river bank.

 

40.The day before yesterday I was 21

birthday riddle

The day before yesterday I was 21 and next year I will be 24.

When is my birthday?​

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Answer

My birthday is December 31.


Explanation : If today is 1st January and if my birthday is on 31st December then it is possible, because day before yesterday that is 30th December I was 21 years old. Yesterday, that is 31st December I became 22. On this year’s 31st December I will become 23 and in the next year’s 31st December I will be 24.

 

41.A is the father of B

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A is the father of B. But B is not the son of A.

How’s that possible?

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ANSWER

Because B is a daughter.

 

42.A girl has as many brothers

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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?

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ANSWER

Four sisters and three brothers.

 

43.Everyone was delighted

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Peter died in New York. Shortly after, Mary died at sea. Yet everyone was delighted.

Why is that?

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ANSWER

Because they were both hurricanes.

 

44.Two doors

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You are a prisoner and in your cell there are two doors. The door on the right leads to freedom and the door on the left leads to your death but you don’t know which one is which. There are two guards. One always tells the truth and the other always tells lies, but you don’t know which one is the truth teller or the liar either. What will you ask both of the guards so you can pick the door to freedom?

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ANSWER

Just ask them both of them a math question. If they give you the right answer then that’s the one that tells the truth!

 

45.4 fathers 2 grandfathers and 4 sons

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Four fathers, two grandfathers and four 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 4 people in total.

Explanation.

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

46.Can you guess the number

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Can you guess the number?

16, 06, 68, 88, ?, 98. Think out of the box!

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ANSWER

The ”?” should be ”78”.

Explanation: All of the numbers when read upside down are the numbers 86 – 91.

 

47.How many legs are on the floor

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You walk into a room and see a bed. On the bed, there are two dogs, four cats, five cows, a giraffe and a duck. There are also 3 chickens flying above the bed. How many legs are on the floor?

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ANSWER

There are a total of six legs on the floor.

Four legs from the bed and your own two legs as you stand in the room. All of the animals in this room are all on the bed and the three chickens are flying, so they are not touching the ground.

 

48.I cannot talk but will always reply

tricky riddles that will stump you

I cannot talk but will always reply when spoken to.

What am I?

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ANSWER

An echo.

 

49.I make two people out of one

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I make two people out of one.

What am I?

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ANSWER

A mirror.

 

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50.When you do know about me

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When you do know about me, I am something. But when you know me, I am nothing.

What am I?

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ANSWER

A riddle.

 

51.What word looks the same backwards and upside down

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What word looks the same backwards and upside down?

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ANSWER

SWIMS.

 

52.The prisoner riddle

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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”.

 

53.Once I’m 24, twice I’m 20

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

What am I?

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ANSWER

The letter ”X”.

 

54.Which vehicle is spelled the same

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Which vehicle is spelled the same forwards and backwards?

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ANSWER

Racecar.

 

55.A woman has seven children

seven children riddle

A woman has seven children. Half of them are boys.

How is this possible?

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ANSWER

Because they are all boys!

 

56.When I point up it’s bright

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

What am I?

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ANSWER

A light switch.

 

57.Can you crack the code?

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Can you crack the code and unlock the lock?

Hints:

482 One number is correct and well placed.

416 one number is correct but wrong placed.

204 two numbers are correct but wrong placed.

780 One number is correct but wrong placed.

873 Nothing is correct.

Which number is the correct code?

A-602   B-062   C-42   D-204

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ANSWER

062 because it satisfies all clues.

 

58.Mr Smith had four daughters

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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.

 

59. mary mary riddle

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Mary plus Mary is equal to what? Can you solve this clever rebus puzzle?

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Answer

Summary / summaries ( a sum of Marys).

 

60.What word am I?

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I am a word. If you pronounce me rightly, it will be wrong. If you pronounce me wrong it is right.

What word am I?

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ANSWER

Wrong.

 

61.A man born in December

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Why did a man born in December celebrate his birthday in the summer?

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ANSWER

Because he lives in Australia.

 

62.Which creature walks on four legs in the morning

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Which creature walks on four legs in the morning, two legs in the afternoon and three legs in the evening?

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ANSWER

Man, who walks on four legs in the morning (crawling as a baby), two legs in the afternoon (walking upright throughout most of life as an adult), and finally three legs in the evening (while using his cane during old age). 

 

63.A father’s child

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A father’s child, a mother’s child, yet no one’s son. 

Who am I?

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ANSWER

The daughter.

 

64.I am neither a guest or a trespasser

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I am neither a guest or a trespasser be to this place I belong, but it also belongs to me.

What am I?

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ANSWER

A house.

 

65.Empty of thoughts

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I once was full of thoughts but now I am white and empty.

What am I?

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ANSWER

A skull.

 

66.I sound like one letter

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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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ANSWER

An eye.

 

67.Two men are playing chess

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Two men are playing chess. They play five games. Each man wins three games.

How is this possible?

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ANSWER

They weren’t playing one another!

 

68.I am full of keys

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I am full of keys but I cannot open any doors.

What am I?

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ANSWER

A piano.

 

69.There’s a bathtub full of water

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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..

 

70.When I point up it’s bright

bright-and-dark riddle

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

What am I?

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ANSWER

A light switch.

 

71.One rabbit saw six elephants

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One rabbit saw six elephants while going to the river.

Every elephant saw two monkeys going towards the river.

Every monkey holds one parrot in their hands.

So…Answer me this:

How many animals are going towards the river?

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ANSWER

Only one animal is going to the river…

How is this possible?

”One rabbit saw six elephants while going to the river” : This sentence does not say the elephants are going to the river. It says the rabbit is going to the river when it sees six elephants.

This means that only the rabbit is going to the river.

”Every elephant saw two monkeys going towards the river.”  : every elephant saw two monkeys going toward the river. This sentence didn’t say ”each elephant” it said ”every elephant,” so all the elephants together, saw a total of two monkeys.

Also, the monkeys were not going to the river, they were going toward the river. That is not the same thing…

Last but not least, every monkey holds one parrot in their hands. This doesn’t matter, since they are not going to the river but toward the river.

Therefore, only the rabbit is going to the river.

 

72.Jimmy’s mother

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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 three children.

 

73.Thirty white horses on a red hill

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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.

 

74.The name of Father

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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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ANSWER

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

 

75.What has six faces

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

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ANSWER

A dice.

 

76.Six letters it contains

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A word I know six letters it contains. Subtract just one and twelve is what remains.

What is the word?

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ANSWER

Dozens.

 

77.Who is bigger

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Who is bigger : Mr. Bigger, Mrs. Bigger or their baby?

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ANSWER

The baby, because he is a little bigger.

 

78.Two sisters we are

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Two sisters we are, one is dark and one is fair
In twin towers dwelling we’re quite the pair
One from land and one from sea
So tell us truly, who are we?

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ANSWER

Salt and Pepper.

 

79.My first is high

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My first is high, my second damp

My whole a tie, a writer’s cramp

What am I?

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ANSWER

A hyphen.

 

80.I turn everything around

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I turn everything around while standing still.

What am I?

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ANSWER

A mirror.

 

81.I start with an E

Start with an e

I start with an E, end with an E, and have a letter in me.

What am I?

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ANSWER

An ENVELOPE.

 

82.I drive men mad

can you find the answer

I drive men mad for love of me

easily beaten, never free.

What am I?

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ANSWER

Gold.

 

83.I jump when i walk

i jump when i walk

I jump when i walk and sit when i stand.

What am I?

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ANSWER

A Kangaroo.

 

84.My son was playing with a book

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A boy was playing with a book and tore out pages 7, 8, 100, 101, 222, and 223.
How many pages were torned out?

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ANSWER

Pages number 7 and 8 are in one sheet, so that’s two pages.

Page 100 is in the same sheet with page 99 so making it two pages also.

Page 101 is also in the same sheet with page 102, so tearing 101 you will also tear page 102, thereby making it two pages.

Page 222 is the back page of 221 on one sheet making it two pages.

Same thing goes to page 223 as the front page of 224 making it two pages.

So the boy tore a total number of ten pages.

 

85.New door

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How could you rearrange the letters in the words “new door” to make one word?

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Answer

“One word”.

 

86.What moves

Try to solve this

clever riddles for adults

What goes through cities and fields, but never moves?

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ANSWER

A road.

 

87.How many bananas

hard riddles

How many bananas can you eat if your stomach is empty?

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ANSWER

Only one. After that it’s not empty anymore!