HowStuffWorks Newsletter Riddle

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Oct. 21, 2021 Riddle

Riddle: It loses its head in the morning but gets it back at night. What is it?

Answer: A pillow

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Oct. 14, 2021 Riddle

Riddle: What building has the most stories?

Answer: The library


Oct. 7, 2021 Riddle

Riddle: What can fill a room but takes up no space?

Answer: Light


Sept. 30, 2021 Riddle

Riddle: What tastes better than it smells?

Answer: Your tongue


Sept. 23, 2021 Riddle

Riddle: What word starts with E and ends with E but only has one letter in it?

Answer: An envelope


Sept. 16, 2021 Riddle

Riddle: What has six faces but does not wear makeup, and twenty-one eyes but cannot see?

Answer: Dice


Sept. 9, 2021 Riddle

Riddle: What two things can you never eat for breakfast?

Answer: Lunch and dinner


Sept. 2, 2021 Riddle

Riddle: What connects two people but touches only one?

Answer: A wedding ring


Aug. 26, 2021 Riddle

Riddle: I come from a mine and get surrounded by wood always. Everyone uses me. What am I?

Answer: Pencil lead


Aug. 19, 2021 Riddle

Riddle: What kind of ship has two mates but no captain?

Answer: A relationship


Aug. 12, 2021 Riddle

Riddle: What is 3/7 chicken, 2/3 cat and 2/4 goat?

Answer: Chicago


Aug. 5, 2021 Riddle

Riddle: What goes up and down but doesn’t move?

Answer: A staircase


July 29, 2021 Riddle

Riddle: What are the next three letters in the sequence "O, T, T, F, F, S, S"?

Answer: E, N, T. The letters are the first letters of the written numbers: one, two, three, four, five, etc. “Eight, nine, ten” are next.


July 22, 2021 Riddle

Riddle: A girl fell off a 20-foot ladder. She wasn’t hurt. How?

Answer: She fell off the bottom step.


July 15, 2021 Riddle

Riddle: Which letter of the alphabet has the most water?

Answer: The "C."


July 8, 2021 Riddle

Riddle: I do not have wings, but I can fly. I don't have eyes, but I will cry! What am I?

Answer: A cloud


July 1, 2021 Riddle

Riddle: Mary has four daughters, and each of her daughters has a brother. How many children does Mary have?

Answer: Five — each daughter has the same brother.


June 24, 2021 Riddle

Riddle: What is always in front of you but can't be seen?

Answer: The future


June 17, 2021 Riddle

Riddle: How would you arrange the letters in the words "new door" to make one word?

Answer: One word


June 10, 2021 Riddle

Riddle: If you drop me I'm sure to crack, but give me a smile and I'll always smile back. What am I?

Answer: A mirror


June 3, 2021 Riddle

Riddle: If you have three, you have three. If you have two, you have two. If you have one, you have none.

Answer: Choices


May 27, 2021 Riddle

Riddle: What can't be put in a saucepan?

Answer: Its lid


May 20, 2021 Riddle

Riddle: What word of five letters has one left when two are removed?

Answer: Stone


May 13, 2021 Riddle

Riddle: The more of this there is, the less you see. What is it?

Answer: Darkness


May 6, 2021 Riddle

Riddle: You see me once in June, twice in November and not at all in May. What am I?

Answer: The letter "e"


April 29, 2021 Riddle

Riddle: In my hand, I have two coins that are newly minted. Together, they total 30 cents. One isn't a nickel. What are the coins?

Answer: A quarter and a nickel


April 22, 2021 Riddle

Riddle: What has to be broken before you use it?

Answer: An egg


April 15, 2021 Riddle

Riddle:If you have me, you want to share me. If you share me, you haven't got me. What am I?

Answer: A secret


April 8, 2021 Riddle

Riddle: Paul's height is 6 feet, he's an assistant at a butcher's shop, and wears size 9 shoes. What does he weigh?

Answer: He weighs meat.


March 31, 2021 Riddle

Riddle: I'm tall when I'm young and I'm short when I'm old. What am I?

Answer: A candle


March 24, 2021 Riddle

Riddle: The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I?

Answer: Footsteps


March 18, 2021 Riddle

Riddle: What is so fragile that saying its name breaks it?

Answer: Silence


March 11, 2021 Riddle

Riddle: What kind of tree can you carry in your hand?

Answer: A palm


Originally Published: Dec 2, 2020