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Riddles are puzzles or questions that require creative and critical thinking to solve. They often involve wordplay, logic, or lateral thinking and are designed to challenge and entertain. The goal is to find a clever or unexpected solution to the posed problem. Riddles have a long history in various cultures and serve as a form of mental exercise and entertainment.

Riddles:

  1. I have cities, but no houses. I have forests, but no trees. I have water, but no fish. What am I?
  2. I am taken from a mine and shut up in a wooden case, from which I am never released, and yet I am used by almost every person. What am I?
  3. What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?
  4. I’m tall when I’m young and short when I’m old. What am I?
  5. The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I?
  6. What has keys but can’t open locks?
  7. I’m not alive, but I can grow; I don’t have lungs, but I need air; I don’t have a mouth, but water kills me. What am I?
  8. I can fly without wings. I can cry without eyes. Whenever I go, darkness flies. What am I?
  9. You see a boat filled with people. It has not sunk, but when you look again, you don’t see a single person on the boat. Why?
  10. What has keys but can’t open locks, space but no room, and you can enter but not go inside?
  11. I am not alive, but I can grow; I don’t have lungs, but I need air; I don’t have a mouth, but I can drown. What am I? 
  12. I speak without a mouth and hear without ears. I have nobody, but I come alive with the wind. What am I?
  13. I am full of holes, but I can still hold water. What am I?
  14.  I can be seen in water, but I never get wet. What am I?
  15.  I am an odd number. Take away one letter, and I become even. What am I?
  16. I am not alive, but I can die. What am I?
  17. What has a head, and a tail, but no body?
  18.  I’m 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?
  19.  I’m yellow on the outside, white on the inside, and known for my distinct fragrance. What am I?
  20. I’m a container without hinges, lock, or lid, yet the golden treasure inside is hidden. What am I?
  21.  I’m a box that holds keys without locks, yet my keys can unlock your imagination. What am I?
  22. I’m a machine that captures moments in time, but I don’t have eyes. What am I?
  23. I’m a tool with teeth that can’t eat. What am I?
  24.  I’m a machine with letters but no words, and numbers but no calculations. What am I?
  25.  I’m a web that’s never woven, and I connect you to the world. What am I?
  26. What tastes better than it smells?
  27. I’m light as a feather, yet the strongest person can’t hold me for five minutes. What am I?
  28. What is so fragile that saying its name breaks it?
  29. What can run but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a head but never weeps, has a bed but never sleeps?
  30. What runs all around a backyard, yet never moves?
  31. The more of this there is, the less you see. What is it?
  32. What has a thumb and four fingers, but is not a hand?
  33. What has lots of eyes, but can’t see?
  34. What has one eye, but can’t see?
  35.  What goes up but never comes down?

Answers:

  1. A map.
  2. A pencil lead (graphite).
  3. The letter “M.”
  4.  A candle.
  5. Footsteps.
  6. A piano.
  7. Fire
  8. A cloud.
  9. All the people were married, so there were no “single” people on the boat.
  10. Keyboard
  11. A balloon.
  12. An echo.
  13. A sponge.
  14.  A reflection.
  15. Seven
  16.  A battery.
  17. A coin.
  18. The letter “E.”
  19.  A ripe banana.
  20. An egg.
  21. A book.
  22. A camera
  23. A saw.
  24. A typewriter.
  25. The internet.
  26. Your tongue.
  27. Your breath
  28. Silence
  29. A river.
  30. A fence.
  31. Darkness
  32. A glove.
  33. A potato.
  34.  A needle.
  35.  Age

Last Updated : 21 Oct, 2023
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