Riddles

Take on a challenge with our collection of the best riddles and jokes.

Riddle me this: why are our riddles so funny? These riddles will keep your brain sharp. Take your pick from our collection of easy riddles and tricky riddles.

The Wind Is My Enemy

You measure my life in hours and I serve you by expiring. I’m quick when I’m thin and slow when I’m fat. The wind is my enemy.  Hard riddles want...

A Holiday Riddle

Q. You find me in December, but not in any other month. What am I? A. The letter D!

An Enlightening Riddle

Q. I weigh nothing, but you can still see me. If you put me in a bucket, I make the bucket lighter. What am I? A. A hole! Source: Brainzilla

Oh, “Ai” Get It!

Q. I am a word that begins with the letter I. If you add the letter A to me, I become a new word with a different meaning, but that...

The Deadly Rooms

Q. A prisoner is forced to go into one of three rooms, but he can choose which room. The first room is ablaze with fire. The second one is rigged...

Window-Washing Whoopsie

Q. A man is washing windows on the 25th floor of an apartment building. Suddenly, he slips and falls. He has nothing to cushion his fall, and no safety equipment—but...

A Rock-Solid Joke

Q. What rock group consists of four famous men, but none of them sing? A. The faces on Mount Rushmore! Source: Twenty Two Words

This One Might Take a *Lot* of Thought

Q. I have hundreds of wheels, but move, I do not. Call me what I am: Call me a lot. What am I? A. A parking garage/"lot" Source: Playbuzz

…Unless You Want to Be Wrong, of Course

Q. What question can you never answer "Yes" to? A. What does "N-O" spell?

More is Less

Q. What five-letter word becomes shorter if you add two letters to it? A. "Short" (add +"er")!

Horse Sense

Q. A horse attached to a 24-foot chain sees an apple 26 feet away. How can the horse reach the apple? A. The horse just walks over to it, taking...

The Elephant in the Room

Q. I'm the size of an elephant, but I weigh nothing. What am I? A. An elephant's shadow!

Capping It Off

Q. I have a neck, but no head, and I wear a cap. What am I? A. A bottle!

Land and T

Q. Why is an island like the letter T? A. They're both in the middle of water!

Pedestrian Crossing

Q. A man was driving a truck. His headlights weren’t on, and the moon wasn’t out. Ahead of him, a woman dressed in all black started crossing the road. Fortunately,...

You Can Keep It

Q. You can break me without touching me, or even seeing me. What am I? A. A promise

Toss It Out

Q. When you want to use me, you throw me away. When you're done using me, you bring me in. What am I? A. An anchor.

Take a Second Look

Q. How many seconds are there in a year? A. Twelve—January 2nd, February 2nd, March 2nd...

Beary Tricky

Q. There is a house with four walls. All of the walls are facing south. A bear is circling the house. What color is the bear? A. White. If all...

Jeweler vs. Jailer

Q. What's the difference between a jeweler and a prison guard? A. A jeweler sells watches, and a prison guard watches cells!

Finish the Sequence

Q. Name the next letter in this sequence: J F M A M J J A S O N ? A. D. The sequence contains the first letter of every...

Magic Number

Q. How do you make the number one disappear? A. Add the letter G and then presto—it's Gone!

Odd Indeed

Q. I'm an odd number. If you take away one of the letters in my name, I become even. What number am I? A. Seven. (Take away the S!)

A Tall Tale

Q. A girl fell off of a 30-foot ladder, but she didn't get hurt at all. How is this possible? A. She fell off the bottom step!

Just Like Magic

Q. A magician promises that he can throw a ball as hard as he can and have it stop, change direction, and come back to him. He claims he can...

Apples 2 Apples

Q. There are three apples on a table and you take away two of them. How many apples do you have now? A. Two, of course!

Count the Days

Q. Can you name three consecutive days without using the words "Wednesday," "Friday," or "Sunday"? A. Yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

Thinking Pink

Q. There’s a one-story house where everything inside is pink: pink walls, pink doors, pink floors, pink ceilings, pink windows, pink curtains, pink chairs, and pink tables. What color are...

Tell This One Out Loud!

Q. One (k)night, a king and a queen went into a castle. There was no one in the castle when they went in, and no one else entered the castle...

Cat in a Box

Q. How many cats can you put in an empty box? A. One. After that, the box isn't empty anymore.

A Seal-y Riddle

Q. What starts with "e," ends with "e," and contains one letter? A. An envelope.

You Might Have to Sleep On This One

Q. What has one head, one foot, and four legs? A. A bed.

Toto, We’re Not in Cans Anymore…

What did the Tin Man say when he got run over by a steamroller? “Curses! Foil again!” Submitted by Paul Stewart, 
Richmond, Utah

Schizophrenic Bookkeeper

Q: What did the schizophrenic bookkeeper say? A: I hear invoices! Stephen Pickering, Marshall, Michigan

How Far Can a Fox…

Q: How far can a fox run into a grove? A: Only halfway—then he's running out of it!

I Travel All Over…

Q: I travel all over the world, but always stay in my corner. What am I? A: A stamp.

With Pointed Fangs I…

Q: With pointed fangs I sit and wait; with piercing force I crunch out fate; grabbing victims, proclaiming might; physically joining with a single bite. What am I? A: A...

What Kind of Coat…

Q: What kind of coat is always wet when you put it on? A: A coat of paint.

How Many Seconds…

Q: How many seconds are there in one year? A: 12 of them: January 2nd, February 2nd, March 2nd, April 2nd, May 2nd, June 2nd, July 2nd, August 2nd, September...

What Has 13 Hearts…

Q: What has 13 hearts, but no other organs? A: A deck of playing cards.

How Many Bananas…

Q: How many bananas can you eat if your stomach is empty? A: Just one—after that, it's not empty anymore.

What Do You Call…

Q: What do you call a bear without an ear? A: A "b".

Why Was the Chef…

Q: Why was the chef embarrassed? A: Because he saw the salad dressing!

Where Is the Ocean…

Q: Where is the ocean the deepest? A: On the bottom!

What Do You Break…

Q: What do you break before you use it? A: An egg!

A Man Rode In…

Q: A man rode in to town on Tuesday, and left two days later on Tuesday. How so? A: His horse is named Tuesday!

Why Is the Letter A…

Q: Why is the letter A the most like a flower? A: Because the B is after it.

What Are Two Things…

Q: What are two things you wouldn't eat after waking up? A: Lunch and dinner.

Why Did the Boy…

Q: Why did the boy throw a bucket out the window? A: He wanted to see the waterfall. Q: Why did the boy throw butter out the window? A: He...

Which Is the Most…

Q: Which is the most curious letter? A: Y?

What Did Zero Say…

Q: What did zero say to eight? A: Nice belt.

What Do Pandas Have…

Q: What do pandas have that no other animal has? A: Baby pandas!

Why Can’t Someone…

Q: Why can’t someone living in Maine be buried in Florida? A: Because he’s still living!

Which Month Has…

Q: Which month has 28 days? A: All of them, silly!

What Starts With a P…

Q: What starts with a P, ends with an E, and has thousands of letters? A: The Post Office!

What Kind of Cheese…

Q: What kind of cheese is made backwards? A: Edam.

What Word Begins…

Q: What word begins and ends with an E, but only has one letter? A: Envelope!

What Five-Letter Word…

Q: What five-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it? A: Short!

Poor People Have It…

Q: Poor people have it. Rich people need it. If you eat it, you'll die. What is it? A: Nothing!

I Have a Head But No Body…

Q: I have a head but no body, a heart but no blood. Just leaves and no branches, I grow without wood. What am I? A: Lettuce!

What Do You Throw Out…

Q: What do you throw out when you want to use it, but take in when you don't want to use it? A: An anchor.

What Only Gets Wetter…

Q: What only gets wetter the more it dries? A: A towel!

What Is Easy to Get Into…

Q: What is easy to get into, but hard to get out of? A: Trouble.

A Man Is Pushing His Car…

Q: A man is pushing his car along, and when he comes to a hotel he shouts, "I'm bankrupt!" Why? A: He’s playing Monopoly.

A Red-House…

Q: If a red-house is made of red bricks, has a red wooden door, and a red roof, and a yellow-house is made of yellow bricks, has a yellow wooden...

What Can Run But Never Walks…

Q: What can run, but never walks? Has a mouth, but never talks? Has a head, but never weeps? Has a bed, but never sleeps? A: A river.

The Man Who Made It…

Q: The man who made it doesn’t want it. The man who bought it doesn’t need it. The man who needs it doesn’t know it. What am I talking about?...

A Word I Know…

Q: This word I know? Six letters it contains. Take away the last .... and only twelve remains. What is the word? A: “Dozens”

Yellow I Look…

Q: Yellow I look and massive I weigh. In the morning I come to brighten your day. What am I? A: A school bus.

I Am the Beginning…

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. Who am I? A: The...

What Does December Have…

What does December have that other months don't have?

The letter D.