50 Easy Riddles (with Answers) Anyone Can Solve
Looking for a low-key challenge? You're probably not going to have to scratch your head very much to solve these easy riddles.
What do the letter T and an island have in common?
Answer: You’ll find them both in the middle of water. After these easy riddles, check out these word puzzles that will leave you stumped.
A question of time
I’m the rare case when today comes before yesterday. What am I?
Answer: A dictionary. Now, can you solve this tricky numbers riddle in less than a minute?
What goes all the way around the world but stays in a corner?
Answer: A stamp. For more of a challenge after these easy riddles, try these detective riddles only the smartest can solve.
You cannot keep me until you have given me. What am I?
Answer: Your word. Now, switch up these easy riddles with a math challenge.
A question of size
What gets bigger the more you take away?
Answer: A hole. Next, give your brain more of a test with 25 of the hardest riddles ever.
A handy question
What has four fingers and a thumb, but isn’t alive?
Answer: A glove. An instant classic: here are 11 of the most famous riddles in history.
If you have me, you will want to share me. If you share me, you will no longer have me. What am I?
Answer: A secret. A riddle and a lesson. Here are 60 of the best riddles for kids—can you solve them?
What gets wet when drying?
Answer: A towel. Over 250,000 people have tried to solve this riddle—want to make 250,001?
What two words, added together, contain the most letters?
Answer: Post office. Only 2 percent of people can solve Einstein’s riddle—can you?
What has a head and a tail, but no body?
Two coins add up to 30 cents. One isn’t a nickel. What are they?
Answer: A quarter and a nickel. The statement said only one of the coins wasn’t a nickel.
I shave every day, but my beard stays the same. Who am I?
Answer: A barber. Ok, that one was easy. But we bet you can’t solve this riddle about a scuba diver in a burned forest.
Supply and demand
The man who invented it doesn’t need it. The man who bought it doesn’t want it. The man who needs it doesn’t know. What is it?
Answer: A coffin.
What question can you never answer yes to?
Answer: Are you asleep yet? Check out these 50 trivia questions only geniuses will get right.
A man who was outside in the rain without an umbrella or hat didn’t get a single hair on his head wet. Why?
Answer: He was bald.
You see a boat filled with people, yet there isn’t a single person on board. How is that possible?
Answer: Everyone is married.
What can you hold in your left hand but not your right?
Answer: Your right elbow.
Face the music
What kind of band never plays music?
Answer: A rubber band. If you can solve this puzzle, you could qualify to be a British spy (and no, the answer is not “rubber band”).
Silent but deadly
It stalks the countryside with ears that can’t hear. What is it?
It’s not a cat
I am always hungry and will die if not fed, but whatever I touch will soon turn red. What am I?
There is one room in the house ghosts will not haunt.
Answer: The living room. Try these 20 scary good Halloween riddles next!
A close shave
The Barber of Seville shaves all men living in Seville. No man living in Seville is allowed to shave himself. The Barber of Seville lives in Seville. Who shaves the Barber of Seville?
Answer: The Barber of Seville is a woman.
Game of hearts
What has 13 hearts, but no other organs?
Answer: A deck of cards. Those card hearts can be tricky! Can you spot the hidden queen of hearts in this image?
Barrel o’ laughs
It cannot be seen, it weighs nothing, but when put into a barrel, it makes it lighter. What is it?
Answer: A hole.
Light it up
Different lights make me strange, for each one my size will change. What am I?
Answer: A pupil.
Throw it out
This is easy to lift but hard to throw. What is it?
Answer: A feather. Alright, this was solvable. But these 20 rebus puzzles? Definitely not.
A bus driver goes the wrong way down a one-way street. He passes the cops, but they don’t stop him. Why?
Answer: He was walking.
A rooster lays an egg at the top of a slanted roof. Which side is the egg going to roll off?
Answer: Roosters don’t lay eggs.
Elephant in the room
What is as big as an elephant, but weighs nothing at all?
Answer: The shadow of an elephant. If you can solve the secret word in this logic puzzle, you might be a genius.
I speak without a mouth and hear without ears. I have no body but come alive with wind. What am I?
Answer: An echo.
Halo of water, tongue of wood, walls of stone, long as I stood. What am I?
Answer: A castle. Travel even further back in time and solve these 1950s brain teasers—this one is more like the 1450s.
A tall order
What has roots as nobody sees, is taller than trees. Up, up, up it goes, and yet never grows?
Answer: A mountain.
Three doctors said Robert is their brother. Robert says he has no brothers. Who is lying?
Answer: The doctors are Robert’s sisters.
What is it that no one wants, but no one wants to lose?
Answer: A lawsuit. Objection!—these 19 brain teasers are guaranteed to leave you stumped.
The answer I give is yes, but what I mean is no. What was the question?
Answer: Do you mind?