Fun Riddles!

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  • How can you physically stand behind your father while he is standing behind you?
    You are standing back to back with your father.
  • First you eat me, then you get eaten. What am I?
    A fishhook.
  • I add lots of flavor and have many layers, but if you get to close I'll make you cry. What am I?
    An onion.
  • How is seven different from the rest of the numbers between one and ten?
    Seven has two syllables and the other numbers only have one syllable.
  • What kind of cup doesn't hold water?
  • What has legs, but doesn't walk?
    A table.
  • A doctor and a bus driver are both in love with the same woman, an attractive girl named Sarah. The bus driver had to go on a long bus trip that would last a week. Before he left, he gave Sarah seven apples. Why?
    Because an apple a day keeps the doctor away!
  • What kind of band never plays music?
    A rubber band.
  • The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I?
  • You see me once in June, twice in November, but not at all in May. What am I?
    The letter e.
  • If you’re running in a race and you pass the person in second place, what place are you in?
    Second place.
  • I have many teeth, but I cannot bite. What am I?
    A comb.
  • What is seen in the middle of March and April that can't be seen at the beginning or end of either month?
    The letter R.
  • I shave every day, but my beard stays the same. What am I?
    A barber.
  • A woman shoots her husband, then holds him underwater for five minutes. Next, she hangs him. Right after, they enjoy a lovely dinner. Explain.
    She took a picture of him and developed it in her dark room.
  • A man who was outside in the rain without an umbrella or hat didn’t get a single hair on his head wet. Why?
    The man was bald.
  • When does Christmas come before Thanksgiving?
    In the dictionary.
  • I make two people out of one. What am I?
    A mirror.
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  • What room do ghosts avoid?
    The living room.
  • What word in the English language does the following: the first two letters signify a male, the first three letters signify a female, the first four letters signify a great, while the entire world signifies a great woman. What is the word?
  • Re-arrange the letters, O O U S W T D N E J R, to spell just one word. What is it?
    'Just one word'.
  • First, think of the color of the clouds. Next, think of the color of snow. Now, think of the color of a bright full moon. Now answer quickly what do cows drink?
  • I am not alive, but I grow; I don't have lungs, but I need air; I don't have a mouth, but water kills me. What am I?
  • You walk into a room that contains a match, a kerosene lamp, a candle and a fireplace. What would you light first?
    The match.
  • What month of the year has 28 days?
    All of them.
  • There’s a one-story house in which everything is yellow. Yellow walls, yellow doors, yellow furniture. What color are the stairs?
    There aren’t any—it’s a one-story house.
  • A boy was at a carnival and went to a booth where a man said to the boy, "If I write your exact weight on this piece of paper then you have to give me $50, but if I cannot, I will pay you $50." The boy looked around and saw no scale so
    The man did exactly as he said he would and wrote "your exact weight" on the paper.
  • You see a boat filled with people, yet there isn’t a single person on board. How is that possible?
    All the people on the boat are married.
  • What kind of cup doesn't hold water?
  • I have to be opened, but I don't have a lid or a key to get in. What am I?
    An egg.
  • A is the brother of B. B is the brother of C. C is the father of D. So how is D related to A?
    A is D's aunt.
  • I’m tall when I’m young, and I’m short when I’m old. What am I?
    A candle.
  • What are the next three letters in this combination? OTTFFSS
    E N T (Each letter represents the first letter in the written numbers: One, Two, Three, Four, Five, etc.).
  • What can you keep after giving to someone?
    Your word.
  • I’m light as a feather, yet the strongest person can’t hold me for five minutes. What am I?
    Your breath.
  • I have keys, but no locks and space, and no rooms. You can enter, but you can't go outside. What am I?
    A keyboard.
  • Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday?
    Yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
  • I come from a mine and get surrounded by wood always. Everyone uses me. What am I?
    pencil lead
  • My life can be measured in hours, I serve by being devoured. Thin, I am quick. Fat, I am slow. Wind is my foe. What am I?
    I am a candle.
  • What 8 letter-word can have a letter taken away and still make a word? Take another letter away and it still makes a word. Keep on doing that until you have one letter left. What is the word?
    The word is starting! starting, staring, string, sting, sing, sin, in, I. Cool, huh?
  • I run along your property and all around the backyard, yet I never move. What am I?
    A fence.
  • What has a head, a tail, is brown, and has no legs?
    A penny.
  • What English word has three consecutive double letters?
  • Which is heavier: a ton of bricks or a ton of feathers?
    Neither, they both weigh the same.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mustard have six daughters and each daughter has one brother. How many people are in the Mustard family?
    There are nine Mustards in the family. Since each daughter shares the same brother, there are six girls, one boy and Mr. and Mrs. Mustard.
  • What can you break, even if you never pick it up or touch it?
    A promise.
  • What can you catch, but not throw?
    A cold.
  • I have cities, but no houses. I have mountains, but no trees. I have water, but no fish. What am I?
    A map.
  • How can the number four be half of five?
    IV, the Roman numeral for four, which is "half" (two letters) of the word five.