30 Funny Riddles with hidden answers
The funniest riddles with hidden answers. These very funny riddles are great to read to your friends and will have you laughing out loud when you tell the answers.
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- What two things can you never eat for breakfast?
Lunch and Dinner.
- What has a face and two hands but no arms or legs?
- What tastes better than it smells?
- What kind of room has no doors or windows?
- During what month do people sleep the least?
February, it's the shortest month.
- What's orange and sounds like a parrot?
- What goes up and never comes down?
- What word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?
- Two children are born on the same day from the same mother but they are not twins. How is that possible?
They are triplets!
- Johnny's mother had three children. The first child was named April The second child was named May. What was the third child's name?
Johnny of course.
- Before Mt. Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain in the world?
Mt. Everest; it just wasn't discovered yet.
- How much dirt is there in a hole that measures two feet by three feet by four feet?
There is no dirt in the hole.
- What has four wheels and flies?
A garbage truck.
- What gets wetter the more it dries?
- Which word in the dictionary is spelled incorrectly?
- You can't keep this until you have given it.
- What grows when it eats, but dies when it drinks?
- What spends all the time on the floor but never gets dirty?
- What animal turns about 200 times around its axis after it dies?
A roast chicken.
- How many months in the year have 28 days?
All of them.
- A man goes out in heavy rain with nothing to protect him from it. His hair doesn't get wet. How does he do that?
He is bald.
- What part of the Turkey has the most feathers?
- Six fish are in the pond if three die how many are in the pond?
- What goes up and down but never moves?
- Ten ladies tried to fit under a small umbrella, none of them got wet. How did they do it?
It wasn't raining!
- What is so unbelievably fragile that just by speaking it's name will break it?
- Do you know what you can hold without ever touching it?
- What has a tail and a head, but no body?
- What is yours, but is used much more often by your friends?
- What can make the octopus laugh?
Ten tickles (tentacles)!
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The Best Funny Riddles With Answers
Riddle: What goes up and never comes down?
Answer: Your Age.
Riddle: What word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?
Riddle: Two children are born on the same day by the same mother but they are not twins. How is that possible?
Answer: They are triplets!
Riddle: Johnny's mother had three children. The first child was named April The second child was named May. What was the third child's name?
Answer: Johnny of course.
Riddle: Before Mt. Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain in the world?
Answer: Mt. Everest; it just wasn't discovered yet.
Riddle: How much dirt is there in a hole that measures two feet by three feet by four feet?
Answer: There is no dirt because it is a hole.
Riddle: What is able to travel around the globe, but stays in a corner the whole time?
Answer: A stamp.
Riddle: What has four wheels and flies?
Answer: A garbage truck.
Riddle: What gets wetter the more it dries?
Answer: A towel.
Riddle: Which word in the dictionary is spelled incorrectly?
Riddle: You cannot keep this until you have given it. What is it?
Answer: A promise.
Riddle: What grows when it eats, but dies when it drinks?
Riddle: What spends all the time on the floor but never gets dirty?
Answer: Your Shadow.
Riddle: What animal turns about 200 times around its axis after it dies?
Answer: A roast chicken.
Riddle: How many months in the year have 28 days?
Answer: All of them.
Riddle: A man goes out in heavy rain with nothing to protect him from it. His hair doesn't get wet. How does he do that?
Answer: He is bald.
Riddle: What part of the chicken has the most feathers?
Answer: The Outside.
Riddle: What goes up and down but never moves?
Answer: The stairs.
Riddle: Ten ladies tried to fit under a small umbrella, none of them got wet. How did they do it?
Answer: It wasn't raining!
Riddle: What sounds like a sneeze and is made out of leather?
Answer: A shoe
Riddle: What always goes to sleep with shoes on?
Answer: A horse
Riddle: What has a bottom at the top?
Answer: Your legs.
Riddle: If two is company and three is a crowd, what is four and five?
Answer: Nine of course.
Riddle: Jim is is six feet tall, he works at a butcher's, and he wears size ten shoes.
What does he weigh?
Riddle: What starts with an E, ends with an E and only has one letter in it?
Answer: An envelope
Riddle: What runs but never walks?
Answer: A tap.
Riddle: What can you give a man with no hair that he will never part with?
Answer: A comb.
Riddle: What is a chickens favourite vegetable?
Answer: An eggplant.
Riddle: What kind of vegetable needs a plumber?
Answer: A Leek.
Riddle: If Y.E.S spells "yes", what does E.Y.E.S spell?
(works best when said to a friend and not read)
Riddle: How far can a bear walk into the woods?
Riddle: Which 5 letter words in the dictionary can be pronounced the same, even if it has 4 of its letters removed?
Riddle: What is something that you can easily hold in your right hand but never in your left hand?
Answer: Your left elbow.
Riddle: Two coins add up to 30 cents and one of them isn't a nickel. What are they?
A quarter and a nickel. The quarter isn't a nickel.
Riddle: Forwards I am heavy, backwards I am not. What am I?
Riddle: What is red and smells like blue paint?
Answer: Red paint.
Riddle: Which word in the dictionary starts and finishes with the letter E, but only has one letter?
Riddle: What has a neck but doesn't have a head?
Answer: A bottle.
Riddle: Why did the man have to bury his torch?
Answer: Because the batteries were dead.
Riddle: What begins with the letter P, finishes with the letter E and has over a thousand letters in it?
Answer: Post Office.
Riddle: Why would a lady living in New Zealand never be buried in Australia?
Answer: Because she is living.
Riddle: 3 gentleman are out fishing in a boat when a rogue wave knock them all overboard and underwater. Only 1 got his hair wet. Why?
Answer: 2 of them were bald.
Riddle: If everyone decided to purchase only pink cars, what would we have?
Answer: A pink carnation.
Riddle: When is a door no longer a door?
Answer: When it is ajar.
Riddle: What is the main difference between a man who sells watches and a prison warden?
Answer: One sells watches, the other watches cells.
Riddle: Little Jimmy throws a tennis ball as hard and far as he can. the ball comes straight back to him. How does this happen?
Answer: Jimmy throws the ball directly upwards.
Riddle: What is so unbelievably fragile that just by speaking it's name will break it?
Riddle: Walk on the living, they don't even mumble. Walk on the dead and they mutter and grumble. What are they?
Riddle: 2 blokes are in a boat with 3 cigarettes. Unfortunately they have no matches, how do they manage to light their cigarettes?
Answer: They throw 1 cigarette overboard and it makes the boat a little lighter.
Riddle: There are 10 kids and a bowl with 10 oranges in it. How do divide up the oranges so that every kid gets and orange but one remains in the bowl?
Answer: You give 9 kids an orange each and you give the tenth kid the bowl with the orange in it.
Riddle: Two boys are born to the same mother, on the exact same day, at the exact same time, in the exact same month and year but they are not twins. How is this possible?
Answer: They are part of a set of triplets.
Riddle: A young man is learning to drive. He travels the wrong way down a one way street and passes a policeman. The policeman sees him but does nothing. Why?
Answer: The young man was walking.
Riddle: What starts with a T, ends with a T and is full of T?
Answer: A Teapot.
Riddle: I am weightless, but put me in a bucket and I will make it lighter. What am I?
Answer: A hole.
Riddle: What has many hearts but no other organs?
Answer: A deck of cards.
Riddle: What sometimes freezes after it has been heated up?
Answer: A computer.
Riddle: What is the least spoken language?
Answer: Sign language
Riddle: Plucked from a fruit, bitter like a root, burning and bold, or even cold when sold. What am I?
Answer: Coffee beans.
Riddle: What has for letters, occasionally has 12 letters, always has six, but never has five letters.
Answer: This is just a sentence describing how many letters each of these words has.
Riddle: If Apple made a car, what would be missing?
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Q. Why can’t a man living in New York be buried in Chicago?
A. Because he’s still living!
Q. How can a man go eight days without sleep?
A. He sleeps during the night.
Q. A man is six feet tall, he's an assistant at the local deli and wears size nine shoes. What does he weigh?
Q. What do these words have in common: Madam, civic, eye, level?
A. If you read them all backwards, they make the same word.
Q. When you have me, you feel like sharing me. If you do share me, you don't have me. What am I?
A. A secret.
Q. I am an insect. The first part of my name is the name of another insect. What am I?
Q. Which part of a boat does a shopaholic like the most?
A. The sail (sale)
Q. What five-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?
Q. What type of cheese is made backwards?
Q. I am the beginning of the end, and the end of time and space. I am essential to creation, and I surround every place. What am I?
A. The letter e. End, timE, spacE, Every placE
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30 Word Riddles (With Answers)
Word riddles aren’t just fun to solve—they help us to exercise creative thinking. The magic of word riddles lies in how well you can describe everyday objects. These riddles are a great way to stimulate minds, both for adults and kids. When it comes to children, word riddles can help expand their perspectives. When presented with a unique way to describe things, they will learn to broaden their horizons.
We’ve put together a collection of 30 word riddles that you can enjoy with your friends and family. Use them as an activity for your students in school, or try them out at home. We’re sure you’ll have everyone laughing and learning in no time!
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1. Riddle: What has 18 legs and catches flies?
Answer: A baseball team.
2. Riddle: The poor have me; the rich need me. Eat me and you will die. What am I?
3. Riddle: What has 13 hearts but no other organs?
Answer: A deck of cards.
4. Riddle: Four jolly men sat down to play and played all night, ’til the break of day. They played for cash and not for fun, with a separate score for everyone. When it came time to square accounts, they’d all had made quite fair amounts. Not one had lost and all had gained, so tell me how. Can you explain?
Answer: The men were in a band.
5. Riddle: I have branches but no fruit, trunk, or leaves. What am I?
Answer: A bank.
6. Riddle: What word contains all of the twenty-six letters?
7. Riddle: What do you get when you mix lemons with gun powder?
8. Riddle: What is the longest word in the English language?
Answer: Smiles – Because there’s a ‘mile’ between the two S’s
9. Riddle: What five-letter word can be read the same upside down or right side up?
10. Riddle: Which word in the dictionary is spelled incorrectly?
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11. Riddle: You are walking down a road and come to a fork. One path leads to certain death; the other leads to eternal happiness. You don’t know which is which. In the middle of the fork, you come across two brothers who know which road is which. One brother always tells the truth and the other always lies. You can only ask them one question. How would you determine which road to take?
Answer: Ask each brother, “if you were your brother, which road would you say leads to eternal happiness?” Both brothers should give you the same answer. You would take the opposite path.
12. Riddle: What has a head and a tail, but no body or legs?
Answer: A coin.
13. Riddle: What color can you eat?
14. Riddle: What do you call a three-humped camel?
15. Riddle: Which word is the odd one out—stun, ton, evil, letter, mood, bad, snap, straw?
Answer: Letter. If you read each word backward, letter is the only one that does not make another valid word.
16. Riddle: I am a solitary word, 5 letters long. Behead me once, I am the same. Behead me again, I am still the same.
17. Riddle: What is one thing that all wise men, regardless of their politics or religion, have to agree is between heaven and earth?
Answer: The word “and.”
18. Riddle: Which is correct to say: “the yolk of the egg are white” or “the yolk of the egg is white?”
Answer: Neither! Yolks are yellow.
19. Riddle: What has many words but never speaks?
Answer: A book.
20. Riddle: You’ll often find us on a line. When we’re together, it’s a crime. What are we?
Answer: Crows. A group of crows is called a “murder.”
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21. Riddle: If I am holding a bee, what do I have in my eye?
Answer: Beauty. Beauty is in the eye of the bee-holder.
22. Riddle: They come at night without being called and are lost in the day without being stolen. What are they?
23. Riddle: What word, describing a job title, has three consecutive double letters?
24. Riddle: I touch the earth and I touch the sky, but if I touch you, you’ll likely die. What am I?
25. Riddle: If there are five apples and you take away three, how many apples do you have?
26. Riddle: What four-letter word can be written forward, backward or upside down, and can still be read from left to right?
27. Riddle: I am lighter than air, but a hundred people cannot lift me—I’m too fragile. What am I?
Answer: A bubble.
28. Riddle: You throw away the outside and cook the inside. Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside. What did you eat?
Answer: An ear of corn.
29. Riddle: Pronounced as one letter and written with three, two letters there are and two only in me. I’m double. I’m single. I’m black, blue, and gray. I’m read from both ends, but the same either way. What am I?
30. Riddle: If you throw me out the window, you’ll leave a grieving wife, but drop me in the middle of a door, and you might just save a life. What am I?
Answer: The letter N.
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The 73 Best Riddles for Kids That Aren’t Too Confusing
There’s a reason that riddles are the bedrock of ancient folk tales and superhero sagas. Riddles are a great way to knock the mind out of its cognitive ruts and to stimulate creative thinking in kids, adults, and mythic heroes alike. The best riddles for kids, like the best jokes for kids, are challenging, fun word puzzles that push kids to think outside the box while encouraging them to have fun with language itself. Of course, there’s a fine line to strike between riddles that are too easy and those that will make your kid get red in the face from frustration. The right riddles for kids can and should offer a playful way to wrestle with truly challenging questions.
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The Best Food Riddles
- Riddle: What has to be broken before you can use it?
Solution: An egg.
- Riddle: What begins with T, finishes with T, and has T in it?
Solution: A teapot.
- Riddle: You bought me for dinner but never eat me. What am I?
- Riddle: If you took two apples from a pile of three apples, how many apples would you have?
Solution: The one apple you took
- Riddle: What kind of vegetables are the most fun at parties?
- Riddle: What is the richest nut?
Solution: A cash-ew.
- Riddle: Why didn’t the the fruit salad skip its own wedding?
Solution: It had a lot of can’t-elope.
- Riddle: What kind of beer won’t get you drunk?
Solution: Root beer
- Riddle: What kind of poultry is always going to the bathroom?
- Riddle: Why did the citrus tree go to the hospital?
- Riddle: You cut me, slice me, dice me, and all the while, you cry. What am I?
Solution: An onion
- Riddle: What kind of apples do computers prefer?
- Riddle: What has many ears but cannot hear?
- Riddle: What did the momma tomato say to the dawdling baby tomato?
- Riddle: I’m a bird, a person, and a fruit. What am I?
Solution: A Kiwi
- Riddle: What do you call a cat who loves to swim?
Solution: A catfish
- Riddle: How many eggs would a rooster lay over three weeks, provided it is adequately fed and houses?
Solution: Zero. Roosters do not lay eggs.
The Best Math Riddles
- Riddle: If two’s company, and three’s a crowd, what are four and five?
- Riddle: After a train crashed, every single person died. Who survived?
Solution: All of the couples.
- Riddle: Four legs up, four legs down, soft in the middle, Hard all around.
- Riddle: A word I know, six letters it contains, remove one letter and 12 remains, what is it?
- Riddle: The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I?
- Riddle: What goes up but never comes back down?
Solution: Your age!
- Riddle: When things go wrong, what can you always count on?
Solution: Your fingers.
- Riddle: How many letters are there in the English alphabet?
Solution: 18: 3 in ‘the’, 7 in ‘English,’ and 8 in ‘alphabet.’
- Riddle: I am an odd number. Take away a letter and I become even. What number am I?
- Riddle: What has a head, a tail, is brown, and has no legs?
Answer: A penny.
- Riddle: What happens once in a lifetime, twice in a moment, but never in one hundred years?
Solution: The letter “M”
- Riddle: How many months in the year has 28 days?
Solution: All months in the year have at least 28 days.
- Riddle: Using only addition and eight 8s, how to you get 1,000?
- Riddle: If I add six to 11, I get five. How?
Solution: 11 a.m., six hours later, is 5 p.m.
- Riddle: A phone and case cost $110 total. The phone costs $100 more than the case. How much is the phone?
The Best Medical and Science Riddles
- Riddle: What can you catch but not throw?
Solution: A cold!
- Riddle: A boy and his father get into a car accident. When they arrive at the hospital, the doctor sees the boy and exclaims “that’s my son!” How can this be?
Solution: The doctor is the boy’s mother.
- Riddle: Light as a feather, there’s nothing in it, but the strongest man can’t hold it much more than a minute.
- Riddle: What has hands but doesn’t clap?
Solution: A clock.
- Riddle: I have legs but cannot walk, what am i?
Solution: A chair
- Riddle: I can fill up a room without taking any space what am i?
- Riddle: What becomes wetter the more it dries?
Solution: A towel.
- Riddle: What can’t talk but will reply when spoken to?
Solution: An echo
- Riddle: The more of this there is, the less you see. What am I?
- Riddle: What has a neck but no head and arms but no hands?
Solution: A shirt.
The Best Family Riddles
- Riddle: If a brother, his sister, and their dog weren’t under an umbrella, why didn’t they get wet?
Solution: It wasn’t raining.
- Riddle: I am so simple, that I can only point yet I guide men all over the world.
- Riddle: What five-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?
Solution: Shorter. (Short + ‘er’)
- Riddle: What travels around the world but stays in one spot?
Solution: A stamp.
- Riddle: Mary has four daughters, and each of her daughters has a brother — how many children does Mary have?
Solution: Five, each daughter has the same brother.
- Riddle: David’s parents have three sons: Snap, Crackle and…?
- Riddle: What belongs to you, but other people use it more?
Solution: Your name
- Riddle: Two fathers and two sons sit down for breakfast. They eat exactly three eggs, and yet each person ate an egg. How?
Solution: One father is a grandfather, and therefore only eats one egg.
- Riddle: A doctor and a boy are together. The boy is the doctor’s son but the doctor is not the boy’s father. How?
Solution: The doctor is the boy’s mother.
- Riddle: Six children and three cats are under an umbrella, and yet none of them get wet. How?
Solution: It’s not raining.
The Best Geography Riddles
- Riddle: What has four eyes but can’t see?
- Riddle: Where can you find cities, towns, shops, and streets but no people?
Solution: A map.
- Riddle: What room do ghosts avoid?
Solution: The living room.
- Riddle: What is the capital in France?
Solution: The letter F is the only capital letter in France
- Riddle: What always comes into a house through the keyhole?
Solution: A key
The Best All-Around Riddles
- Riddle: Mr. Blue lives in the Blue house. Mrs. Yellow lives in the Yellow House. Mr. Orange lives in the orange house. Who lives in the White House?
Solution: The President
- Riddle: What is full of holes but still holds water?
Solution: A sponge.
- Riddle: If a red house is made of red bricks, and a yellow house is made of yellow bricks, what is a greenhouse made of?
Solution: Glass, all greenhouses are made of glass.
- Riddle: What begins with an E but only has one letter?
Solution: An envelope.
- Riddle: You draw a line. Without touching it, how do you make it a longer line?
Solution: Draw a short line next to it and now it’s the longer line.
- Riddle: How can a leopard change its spots?
Solution: By moving from one spot to another.
- Riddle: What is easy to get into but hard to get out of?
- Riddle: I’m tall when I’m young, and I’m short when I’m old, what am I?
Solution: A candle.
- Riddle: What answer can you never answer yes to?
Solution: Are you asleep yet?
- Riddle: What is so fragile that saying its name breaks it?
- Riddle: What is always in front of you but can’t be seen?
Solution: The future.
- Riddle: What’s black and white and blue?
Solution: A sad zebra.
- Riddle: What has a neck but no head?
Solution: A bottle.
- Riddle: What word is spelled wrong in the dictionary?
- Riddle. What can you break, even if you never pick it up or touch it?
Solution:: A promise
- Riddle: What begins with an E and has only one letter?
Solution: An envelope
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50+ trick questions (or riddles) that are the perfect mix of funny and perplexing.
1. What two things can you never eat for breakfast?
Lunch and dinner.
2. What gets wetter the more it dries?
3. What word is spelled incorrectly in every single dictionary?
4. What never asks a question but gets answered all the time?
5. What goes up but never ever comes down?
6. A girl fell off a 50-foot ladder but didn’t get hurt. How come?
She fell off the bottom rung.
7. What starts with “e” and ends with “e” but only has one letter in it?
8. How can a girl go 25 days without sleep?
She sleeps at night.
9. You spot a boat full of people but there isn’t a single person on board. How is that possible?
Everyone on board is married.
10. How do you make the number one disappear?
Add the letter G and it’s “gone”!
11. What’s greater than God and more evil than the devil. Rich people want it, poor people have it. And if you eat it, you’ll die?
12. A cowboy rode into town on Friday. He stayed in town for three days and rode out on Friday. How is that possible?
Friday was the name of his horse.
13. What two keys can’t open any door?
A monkey and a donkey.
14. What will you actually find at the end of every rainbow?
The letter “w.”
15. A young boy was rushed to the hospital emergency room, but the ER doctor saw the boy and refused to operate. “This boy is my son,” the doctor said. But the doctor wasn’t the boy’s father. How could this be?
The doctor was the boy’s mom.
16. What has a face and two hands, but no arms or legs?
17. What can be caught but never thrown?
18. I start out tall, but the longer I stand, the shorter I grow. What am I?
19. How many seconds are there in a year?
Twelve. January 2nd, February 2nd, March 2nd, etc.
20. What can run but not walk?
21. How many months have 28 days?
22. Thanks to me, you can see straight through the wall. What am I?
23. Which weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of bricks?
Neither. They both weigh exactly one pound.
24. How can the pocket of your pants be empty, but still have something in it?
When that something is a hole.
25. What has a thumb and four fingers but isn’t actually alive?
26. Imagine you’re in a room that’s filling up with water quickly. There are no windows or doors. How do you get out?
27. Everyone in the world needs it, but they usually give it without taking it. What is it?
28. What can you hold without touching it at all?
29. I am an odd number. Take away one letter and I become even. What number am I?
Seven (take away the ‘s’ and it becomes ‘even’).
30. I’m light as a feather, but not even the strongest girl can hold me for more than 5 minutes. What am I?
31. Two mothers and two daughters went out to eat, everyone ate one slice of pizza, yet only three slices were eaten. How’s that possible?
The group included a grandmother, her daughter and her daughter’s daughter.
32. What 5-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?
33. Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday?
Yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
34. What gets sharper the more you use it?
35. A man was outside taking a walk when it started to rain. The man didn’t have an umbrella and he wasn’t wearing a hat or a hood. His clothes got soaked, yet not a single hair on his head got wet. How could this be?
The man was bald.
36. What can you make that no one—not even you—can see?
37. What belongs to you but gets used by everyone else more than you?
38. What occurs once in a minute, twice in a moment, and never in one thousand years?
The letter M.
39. I’m so fragile that if you say my name, you’ll break me. What am I?
40. If I drink, I die. If I eat, I’m fine. What am I?
41. What’s full of holes but can still hold liquid?
42. I have teeth but can’t eat. What am I?
43. First you throw away my outside and cook the inside. Then you eat my outside and throw away my inside. What am I?
Corn on the cob. Because you throw away the husk, cook the corn. Then you eat the kernels, and throw away the cob.
44. What runs, but never walks. Murmurs, but never talks. Has a bed, but never sleeps. And has a mouth, but never eats?
45. What bird can lift the most weight?
46. What goes up as soon as the rain comes down?
47. The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I?
48. I have all the knowledge you have. But I’m so small, you can hold me in your fist. What am I?
49. How much dirt is there in a hole that’s 5 feet wide and 5 feet deep?
50. What has three feet but can’t walk?
51. If two’s company and three’s a crowd, what do four and five make?
52. What travels the world while stuck in one spot?
53. Name four days of the week that start with the letter “t”?
Tuesday, Thursday, today, and tomorrow.
54. What has four eyes but can’t see?
55. What’s as big as an elephant but weighs absolutely nothing?
56. What has a neck but no head?
57. What moves faster: heat or cold?
Heat. Because you can always catch a cold.
58. Forwards I’m heavy but backward I’m not. What am I?
59. A girl leaves home and turns left three times, only to return home facing two guys wearing masks. Who are the two guys?
The catcher and the umpire.
60. Beth’s mother has three daughters. One is called Lara, the other one is Sara. What is the name of the third daughter?
61. What gets bigger and bigger the more you take away from it?
62. I have one head, one foot, and four legs. What am I?
63. We see it once in a year, twice in a week, and never in a day. What is it?
The letter “e”
64. If I have it, I don’t share it. If I share it, I don’t have it. What is it?
65. What has one eye but can’t see anything at all?
66. What is always coming but never arrives?
67. What can be broken but never held?
68. What would you call a man without all of his fingers on one hand?
Normal, most people have half their fingers on one hand.
69. If a plane crashes on the border between the United States and Canada, where do they bury the survivors?
Survivors are not buried.
70. If it took eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it take four men?
No time at all because the wall was already built.
71. If there is a bowl of five apples and you took away three, how many do you have?
The three you took.
72. If you only had one match and entered a dark doom containing an oil lamp, kindling, and a newspaper, which would you light first?
73. If you spell “sit in the tub” as s-o-a-k, and you spell “a funny story” as j-o-k-e, how do you spell “the white of an egg”?
74. Is it legal for a man to marry his widow’s sister?
No, but he’s also dead so that’s impossible.
75. If Mrs. Smith’s one-story house is entirely decorated in pink (pink walls, furniture, carpet, etc.), what color are the stairs?
There are no stairs.
76. A boy who is alone, kicked his soccer ball ten feet and then it came back to him. How is this possible?
He kicked it up.
77. How can a man go outside in the pouring rain and not have a hair on his head get wet?
He is bald.
78. If an electric train is moving north at 100 mph and a wind is blowing west at 10 mph, which way does the smoke blow?
An electric train has no smoke.
79. How is it possible for every single person to die in a plane crash but two people survived?
The two survivors were married.
80. What breaks but never falls, and what falls but never breaks?
Day breaks and night falls
81. The accountant testified “the attorney is my brother,” but, the attorney testified that he did not have a brother. Who is lying?
Neither one because the accountant was his sister.
82. Uncle Ray’s farm had a terrible storm hit and now all but seven sheep were killed. How many sheep are left alive?
83. What do you call a woman who knows where her husband is all the time?
84. What do you sit on, sleep on, and brush your teeth with?
A chair, a bed, and a toothbrush.
85. What goes up and down but always remains in the same place?
86. What does an island and the letter “T” have in common?
They are both in the middle of water.
87. What happened when the wheel was invented?
A revolution occurred.
88. A rooster laid an egg on top of the barn roof, which way did it roll?
It didn’t because roosters don’t lay eggs.
89. What has a head and a tail, but does not have a body?
90. Who is bigger, Mr. Bigger, Mrs. Bigger, or their baby?
The baby, since he is a little Bigger.
91. A man lives on the 100th floor of an apartment building. On rainy days, he rides the elevator all the way up. However, on sunny days, he only goes up halfway and then takes the stairs the rest of the way. Why is this?
The man is short and can only reach the 50th-floor button but, on rainy days he can reach higher with his umbrella handle.
92. When you need me you throw me away but, when you don’t need me, you bring me back. What am I?
93. Which English word holds the same pronunciation even if you take away four out of its five letters?
94. What makes you young?
You add an “n” and a “g” to the end.
95. What can fill an entire room without taking up any space?
96. A man dressed in all black is walking down the street when 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?
It was day time.
97. What has ten letters and starts with gas?
98. Where can you find cities, towns, shops, and streets but no people?
On a map.
99. Tom, my neighbor, is a forty-five-year-old blacksmith that’s seven feet tall and eats often. What does he weigh?
100. There are three important rooms in a house; one is filled with money, another with important files, and the last with jewelry. One day these rooms burst into flames! Which room do the policemen put out first?
None because firemen put out fires not policemen.
101. What tastes but never smells?
102. Why are 1968 pennies worth more than 1967 pennies?
There is one more penny in 1968 than in 1967.
103. What English word has three consecutive double letters?
104. There are eight men sitting on a couch. Three legs break off and six men leave. How many legs are remaining?
Five; the legs of two remaining men and the remaining couch leg.
105. The more you have of it, the less you see. What is it?
106. Walk on the living, they don’t even mumble. Walk on the dead, they mutter and grumble. What are they?
107. What is the maximum number of times a single newspaper can be folded in half by hand?
108. What two words hold the most letters when combined?
109. If a monkey, a squirrel, and a bird are racing to the top of a coconut tree, who will get the banana first?
None of them; coconut trees don’t grow bananas.
110. If ten birds are sitting in a tree and a hunter shoots one, how many birds are left in the tree?
None because the others flew away after one got shot.
111. What has four wheels and flies?
A garbage truck
112. Why did the woman run around her bed at night?
The catch up on her sleep.
113. How many animals did Moses take into the Ark?
None because it was Noah who built and loaded the Ark.
114. How do you lift an elephant with one hand?
You can’t because you will never find an elephant with one hand.
115. How can you drop an egg onto a concrete floor and not crack it?
Well, it’s not very difficult as concrete floors are very hard to crack.
116. Which room has no walls?
117. Where can you find an ocean but no water?
On a map
118. How can a door be not a door?
When it’s a-jar.
119. What is the coldest sounding country in the world?
120. If you were running a race and passed the person in second place, what place would you then be in?
121. If you threw a red rock into a green sea, what would it come back as?
122. What kind of tree can be carried in your hand?
123. A teacher asks two girls that look exactly alike, the following questions: Are you from the same family? Do you have the same parents? Were you born on the same day? The girls answered yes to all of the questions but in the end, they were not twins. How is this possible?
They had another sister and together, they were triplets.
124. A woman pushes her car to a hotel and then proceeds to announce that she is bankrupt. Why?
She is playing Monopoly.
125. If Mrs. Hamilton’s peacock lays egg in Mr. Smith’s yard, who owns the egg?
Peacocks don’t lay eggs.
126. A 10-foot rope ladder hangs over the side of a boat with the bottom rung on the surface of the water. The rungs are one foot apart, and the tide goes up at the rate of 6 inches per hour. How long will it be until three rungs are covered?
Never because the boat rises with the tide.
127. A truck driver is going the wrong way down a one-way street. Despite passing at least ten cops, why is he not caught?
He was walking, not driving.
128. If a doctor gives you 3 pills and tells you to take one pill every half-hour, how long would it take before all the pills had been taken?
One hour because the first pill is taken right away, the second comes a half-hour later and the last comes after another half-hour.
129. When does Christmas come before the New Year?
Every year! New Year’s always comes before Christmas of the same year.
130. How many times can 10 be subtracted from 100?
Once because the next time it would be subtracting 10 from 90.
131. Who is buried in Grant’s tomb?
No one, for Grant is entombed not buried.
132. Before Mount Everest was discovered, what was the tallest mountain on Earth?
133. If the Vice President dies, who acts as the President?
134. A rancher had 500 cows but took one shot that got them all. How is this possible?
A panoramic photo
135. How many sides does a circle have?
Two; inside and outside.
136. Why is it illegal for a man living in North Carolina to be buried in South Carolina?
You can’t bury someone alive.
137. You are not allowed to take a photo of a man with a wooden leg. Why?
Because wooden legs can’t take photos, you would need a camera.
138. You have two coins that add up to 30 cents, and one of them is not a quarter. Which two coins are they?
A quarter and a nickel because one of them is not a quarter but one of them is.
139. How many 6” by 6” books can you put in a (2ft x 2ft) container, so that it is not empty anymore?
One, after that it is no longer empty.
140. Which letter of the English alphabet flies, sings, and stings?
141. She has married many men but has never been married. Why is this?
She is a minister.
142. Can you spell enemy only using three letters?
143. What wants to be answered despite never having a question?
144. The maker doesn’t want it; the buyer doesn’t use it, and the user doesn’t see it. What is it?
145. On which side of a chicken are there more feathers?
146. How can a man who shaves several times a day still have a long beard?
He’s a barber.
147. What coat goes on best when wet?
A coat of paint.
148. How many letters are in the alphabet?
11 letters are in “the alphabet.”
149. If Sally had 4 piles of sand and Judy had 5 piles of sand, and they put them all together, how many piles would there be?
One big pile.
150. How long is the answer to this question?
151. How do you know when a clock is hungry?
It goes back four seconds.
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