7. What is at the end of the rainbow?
Answer: The letter W!
8. Name three consecutive days without naming any of the seven days of the week.
Answer: Yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
9. You are in a dark room with a box of matches. On a table are a candle, an oil lamp, and a log of firewood. What do you light first?
Answer: The match! Can’t light any of those things without a lit match.
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10. Two people were playing chess. They both won. How is this possible?
Answer: They were playing two different games, against other opponents.
11. What word is always spelled wrong?
Well, if you want to get technical, it’s not?always?spelled “W-R-O-N-G”…if you spell it wrong! So then, is it still spelled wrong? Phew! Short riddles can still make you think a whole lot.
12. Which letter of the alphabet has the most water?
Answer: The “C.”?Now, see if you can solve this tricky “how many letters are in the alphabet” riddle.
13. What invention lets you look right through a wall?
Answer: A window!
14. Where does today come before yesterday?
Answer: In the dictionary.
15. Three doctors all say Robert is their brother. Robert says he has no brothers. Who is lying?
Answer: No one—the doctors are Robert’s sisters.
16. What kind of ship has two mates but no captain?
Answer: A relationship.
That would be the perfect contender for these love riddles for romantics.
17.? A man is holding exactly $5.25, but only has one coin. How is this possible?
Answer: He has a quarter and a $5 bill.
18. I called my dog from the opposite side of the river. The dog crossed the river without getting wet, and without using a bridge, a boat, or a raft. How is that possible?
Answer:?The river was frozen.
19. What two words, added together, contain the most letters?
Answer: Post office.
By the way—can you solve this “if I had four eggs” riddle?
20. You can hold me in your left hand but not your right. What am I?
Answer: Your right elbow (or hand)!
21. I go around all the places, cities, towns, and villages, but never come inside. What am I?
Answer: A street.
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22. You go at red and stop at green. What am I?
Answer: A watermelon.
23. I have married many times, but have always been single. Who am I?
24. I am higher without a head. What am I?
Answer: A pillow.
25. I have 13 hearts, but no lungs or stomach. What am I?
Answer: A deck of cards.
26. I am easy to lift but hard to throw. What am I?
Answer: A feather. (A piece of paper or a leaf would certainly qualify too!)
27. I break, but never fall. And I fall, but never break. What are we?
Answer: Day and night.
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28. Bella is outside a shop. She can’t read the signs, but she knows she needs to go in to make a purchase. What store is she at?
Answer: An eyeglasses store.
29. Wednesday, Bill and Jim went to a restaurant they ordered and ate their food and stuff like that. Then they paid the bill, but neither Bill nor Jim paid the bill. Who did?
Answer: Wednesday did!
30. What are the next three letters in this sequence: O, T, T, F, F, S, S—what comes next?
Answer: E, N, T. The letters are the first letters of the written numbers: one, two, three, four, five, etc. “Eight, nine, ten” are next.
31. How can you physically stand behind your father while he is standing behind you?
Answer: You and your father are standing back-to-back.
32. What type of cheese is made backward?
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33. A girl throws a ball as hard as she can. It comes back to her, even though nothing and nobody touches it. How?
Answer: She throws it straight up in the air!
34. An electric train is headed east. Where does the smoke go?
Answer: Electric trains don’t produce any smoke!
35. What is the one thing everyone can agree is between heaven and earth?
Answer: The word “and.”
36. When is “L” greater than “XL”?
Answer: When you’re using Roman numerals.
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37. How can the number four be half of five?
Answer: IV, the Roman numeral for four, is “half” (two letters) of the word five.
38. A man was driving his truck. His lights weren’t on. The moon was not out. There were no streetlights. Up ahead, a woman was crossing the street. Luckily, the truck driver stopped in time—how did he see her?
Answer:?It was daytime!
39. A horse attached to a 24-foot chain wants an apple that is 26 feet away. He reaches the apple and munches on it no problem—how is that possible?
Answer: The other end of the chain isn’t attached to anything.
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40. What has a bottom at the top?
Answer: Your legs.
41. If you drop a yellow hat in the Red Sea, what does it become?
42. What color is the wind?
43. What tastes better than it smells?
Answer: Your tongue.
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44. What can jump higher than a building?
Answer: Anything that can jump—buildings can’t jump!
45. Which word becomes shorter when you add 2 letters to it?
46. What has four wheels and flies?
Answer:?A garbage truck.
47. A monkey, a squirrel, and a bird are racing to the top of a coconut tree. Who will get the banana first?
Answer: None of them—coconut trees don’t produce bananas!
48. I can be cracked, I can be made. I can be told, I can be played. What am I?
Answer: A joke.
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