Can you solve these long riddles? Test your brain power with this list of easy and hard riddles.
It doesn't live within a house, nor does it live without.
Most will use it when they come in, and again when they go out.
Is said to make the world go around, but only if we let it. It puts a value on a thing, and makes you do some crazy things, just so you can get it.See answer
If you were standing directly on Antarctica's South Pole facing north, which direction would you travel if you took one step backward?See answer
A man walks out of a house that has four walls all facing north. A bird walks past him. What is it?See answer
This large green melon has red pulp inside and watery juice. Best enjoyed cold on a hot summer day.See answer
I'm in a box, full of that which is most rare.
But I'm not a flute, and I'm not some hair.
Though soft be my bed, I'm as hard as a rock.
While dull in the dark, I glisten once unlocked.
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?See answer
What word is that, which, deprived of its first letter, leaves you sick?See answer
Men cut this by attaching a razor to a broom handle or just have their wives do it.See answer
If an electric train is travelling south, which way is the smoke going?See answer
This is a dish containing beans, sometimes baked but, despite the name, usually stewed, in a sauce.See answer
I walked and walked and at last I got it. I didn't want it. So I stopped and looked for it. When I found it, I threw it away.See answer
Those with eyes bigger than their stomach will definitely leave the restaurant with one of them. It is named after a house pet as well.See answer
Oh how I love my dancing feet!
They stay together - oh so neat.
And when I want to walk a line,
They all stay together and do double time.
I count them up, ten times or more,
And race on-off, across the floor.
To unravel me, you need a key. No key that was made by locksmith's hand, but a key that only I will understand. What am I?See answer
I'm a thick slice of beef or other high-quality meat or fish that is often cooked on a grill or fried.See answer
What comes in many varieties and can't be seen or touched, but it often makes you move?See answer
Old Grandpa Diddle Daddle jumped in the mud puddle, green cap and yellow shoes. Guess all your loftiness and you can't guess these news.See answer
Black we are and much admired,
Men seek us if they are tired,
We tire the horse, comfort man,
Guess this riddle if you can.
Secured in place, I work undercover,
and with a flick of your finger.
My purpose you'll discover.
What am I?
Bill's mom has four kids: Mary, John, and Alice. What is the name of her fourth child?See answer
If you blow past your destination, you'll have to throw your car into this.See answer
A great mysterious place that the bold have been known to journey into.See answer
The strangest creature you'll ever find: Two eyes in front and many many more behind.See answer
They took me from my mother's side where I was bravely bred
and when to age I did become they did cut off my head.
They gave to me some diet drink that often made me mad
but it made peace between two kings and made two lovers glad.
Found in pizza but also the sky.
You'll know I'm around when I'm close by.
What am I?
Why is there a higher possibility of finding love and romance in Egypt?See answer
The athletically challenged spend a good deal of time on this seat made of pine.See answer
We are few to the wise; We are abundant to the drunken; We can calm the beast and are precious to the child; We can devour the heart, without piercing the skin.See answer
What is born on the ground but floats to the sky, to be returned back again from the clouds up high?See answer
A leathery snake,
With a stinging bite,
I'll stay coiled up,
Unless I must fight.
What am I?
Someone who is enthusiastic about tending the garden is said to have this appendage.See answer
If you break me, I do not stop working. If you touch me, I may be snared. If you lose me, nothing will matter.See answer
Two legs I've got,
Which never walk on ground;
But when I go or run,
One leg turns round.
I take off my clothes when you put on your clothes. I put on my clothes when you take off your clothes. What am I?See answer
I am owned by the poor, the rich does not need me. If you eat me, you will die! What am I?See answer
I can be told and can make you crazy. Most people don't like me and think I'm harmful. What am I?See answer
A mysterious, fantastic creature,
It has one defining feature,
And for humans at their worst,
In their eyes it's just a horse.
I defend without weapons, stand without legs, wound without force, and I am harder to fight than to kill. What am I?See answer
I bubble and laugh
And spit water in your face.
I am no lady,
And I don't wear lace.
As I walked along the path I saw something with four fingers and one thumb, but it was not flesh, fish, bone, or fowl.See answer
If the day before yesterday is the 23rd, then what is the day after tomorrow.See answer
I can burn your mouth and sting your eye, but I am consumed everyday. What am I?See answer
I have a title and many pages
I am a genteel of genteel descent
I am a killer veteran of war
I am a slave to my lord
Pledged to his service.
It's true I bring serenity. And hang around the stars. But yet I live in misery, you'll find me behind bars. With thieves and villains I consort. In prison I'll be found. But I would never go to court. Unless there's more than one.See answer
It keeps you on the ground and stops things from floating around. What is it?See answer
I have cities with no people, forests with no trees, and oceans with no water. What am I?See answer
I'm a king that speaks for my country
At birth I protected by no one
As I grow my father gives me 2 soldiers to protect me
As I get matured many more are given to me
And at my full age my father gives me 32 white soldiers to guard me and protect me
What am I?
It has plenty of backbone but doesn't have a let. It peels like an orange but it comes from an egg.See answer
Though learning has fed me,
I know not a letter;
I live among the books,
Yet am never the better.
What am I?
Joe has ten coins totaling $1.19. From these coins, he cannot make exact change for a dollar, half-dollar, quarter, dime, or nickel.
What are the coins?
Often cooked as fillet, this meat comes from an animal that swims underwater.See answer
If you have me, you want to tell me.
If you tell me, you don't have me.
Passed from father to son and shared between brothers,
its importance is unquestioned though it is used more by others.
What I am filled, I can point the way. When I am empty. Nothing moves me. I have two skins. One without and one within.See answer
This is the second largest planet
And has over 50 moons in its orbit
The reason it’s recognizable
Is because of all the rings surrounding it
I am a piece of paper that takes most people 3 or 4 years to get. What am I?See answer
Other terms for this handy device include doohicky, doo-dad, and whatchyamacallit.See answer
Early ages the iron boot tread,
With Europe at her command.
Through time power slipped and fled,
'til the creation of new holy land.
Who am I?
They can float and tickle, but their sound is rarely heard unless you're a pillow or bird. What are they?See answer
A young lady walked through the meadow and scattered her glass pearls. The Moon saw this, yet didn't tell her. The Sun woke up and gathered the pearls.See answer
The strongest chains will not bind it. Ditch and rampart will not slow it down. A thousand soldiers cannot beat it, it can knock down trees with a single bush.See answer
What must be in the oven yet cannot be baked?
Grows in the heat yet shuns the light of day?
What sinks in water but rises with air?
Looks like skin, but is fine as hair?
I always run but never walk, often murmur, never talk, have a bed but never sleep, have a mouth but never eat. Who am I?See answer
I can be hot or cold, I can be made with fruit, vegetable or meat but either way you see it, on a Thanksgiving table I will be a treat. What am I?See answer
I am the type of room you can not enter or leave. Raise from the ground below. I could be poisonous or a delicious treat. What am I?See answer
What king can you make if you take the head of a lamb, the middle of a pig, the hind of a buffalo, and the tail of a dragon?See answer
I have a long tail that I let fly. Every time I go through a gap, I leave a bit of my tail in the trap. What am I?See answer
Four holes, one going in and three coming out; When you are going in you are out and when you are coming out you are in.See answer
I am present in marshes
And also in the rumen of cattle
To stop global warming
I do very little.
What am I?
A plane crashed on the border or US and Canada. Where do they bury the survivors?See answer
I am a fire's best friend. When fat, my body fills with wind. When pushed to thin, through my nose I blow. Then you can watch the embers glow. What am I?See answer
I hide in a dark tunnel awaiting my time. I can only be released by pulling back. Once released, I may do unstoppable damage. What am I?See answer
With three eyes and a black as night, I frequently knock down ten men with a single strike! What am I?See answer
Whoever makes it, tells it not; whoever takes it, knows it not; and whoever knows it, wants it not. What is it?See answer
I'm a fruit that grows on a tree. Some of my varieties include Red Delicious and Granny Smith.See answer
Both punishment and sweet reward,
It will befall both fool and lord.
It is a spiritual scoreboard,
Your every deed it does record.
Ten men's strength, ten men's length,
Ten men can't break it, yet a young boy walks off with it
What am I?
Everyone has it.
Those who have it least don't know that they have it.
Those who have it most wish they had less of it,
But not too little or none at all.
It is a cat but not a kitty,
You'll never catch on in a city.
Its fangs are huge and so its claws,
A death machine with paws and jaws.
In its own way a royal fellow,
Striped with black and clothed in yellow.
What body part is pronounced as one letter but written with three, only two different letters are used?See answer
I am not alive but seem so, because I dance and breathe with no legs or lungs of my own. What am I?See answer
What force and strength cannot get through,
I with my unique teeth can do.
What am I?
There is a body without a heart. That has a tongue and yet no head. Buried it was before it was made, and loud it speaks and yet is dead.See answer
Sometimes I am liked, sometimes I am hated. Usually I am old, usually I am dated. What am I?See answer
I am rather large and usually majestic.
I am every hue of the rainbow
I can eat you, I may heat you,
You only wish you could see me.
What am I?
A kind of weather that comes your way, but add a "D" and it will run away.See answer
Sometimes it glitters, but often not;
May be cold, or may be hot!
Ever changing though the eye can't measure,
concealed within are many treasures.
Some find safety beneath its gate,
while some may die beneath its weight!
Old and broken, it brings forth life.
A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms. The first is full of raging fires, the second is full of assassins with loaded guns, and the third is full of lions that haven't eaten in 3 years. Which room is safest for him?See answer
I count time, but have no end. Tick tick, but I am not a clock. What am I?See answer
My coat keeps me safe
From damage that's near.
I cause you happiness, sadness,
Anticipation and fear.
On the outside, I am put under judgment of price.
But my insides have far more value
That not even MONEY can suffice.
What points the way without a hand.
It floats on water but exists on land?
A man is trapped in a room. The room has only two possible exits: two doors. Through the first door there is a room constructed from magnifying glass. The blazing hot sun instantly fries anything or anyone that enters. Through the second door there is a fire-breathing dragon. How does the man escape?See answer
Poor people have it. Rich people need it. If you eat it you die. What is it?See answer
All about the house, with his lady he dances,
yet he always works, and never romances.
Who is it?
Through its wounds, water does run. It once held many but now has none. What is it?See answer
If you look you cannot see me. If you see me you cannot see anything else. I can make anything you want happen, but later everything goes back to normal.See answer
In the ground I am nothing, but give me time and I'll be something. What am I?See answer
There are 2 ducks in front of 2 other ducks. There are 2 ducks behind 2 other ducks. There are 2 ducks beside 2 other ducks. How many ducks are there?See answer
I am always around, but in the morning I show.
You'll know its me from my golden glow.
What am I?
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