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February 29, 2024 Riddle

Riddle: Throw away the outside and cook the inside, then eat the outside and throw away the inside. What is it?

Answer: Corn on the cob.

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February 22, 2024 Riddle

Riddle: What is at the end of a rainbow?

Answer: The letter W.

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February 15, 2024 Riddle

Riddle: What can be touched but can't be seen?

Answer: Someone’s heart.

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February 8, 2024 Riddle

Riddle: When you stop to look, you can always see me. But if you try to touch me, you can never feel me. Although you walk towards me, I remain the same distance from you. What am I?

Answer: The horizon.

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February 1, 2024 Riddle

Riddle: What gets broken without being held?

Answer: A promise.

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January 25, 2024 Riddle

Riddle: How can you drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?

Answer: Concrete floors are very hard to crack.

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January 18, 2024 Riddle

Riddle: Forward, I am heavy; backward, I am not. What am I?

Answer: A ton.

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January 11, 2024 Riddle

Riddle: Which fish costs the most?

Answer: A goldfish.

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January 4, 2024 Riddle

Riddle: What is full of holes but still holds water?

Answer: A sponge.

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January 2, 2024 Riddle

Riddle: What can you put in a bucket to make it weigh less?

Answer: A hole.

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December 21, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: What do you call a snowman with a six pack?

Answer: An abdominal snowman.

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December 14, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: What falls in the winter but never gets hurt?

Answer: Snow.

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December 7, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: What has a neck but no head?

Answer: A bottle.

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November 30, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: Where do you take a sick boat?

Answer: To the dock-tor.

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November 23, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: What happened to the turkey that got into a fight?

Answer: He got the stuffing knocked out of him.

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November 16, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: What can be measured, but has no length, width, or height?

Answer: The temperature.

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November 9, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: What month of the year has 28 days?

Answer: All of them.

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October 31, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: I have hundreds of ears, but I can’t hear a thing. What am I?

Answer: A cornfield.

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October 26, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: I have a body, arms, legs and a head, but I’m heartless and have no guts. What am I?

Answer: A skeleton.

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October 19, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: What gets wet while drying?

Answer: A towel.

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October 12, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: What’s black and white and read all over?

Answer: A newspaper.

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October 5, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: What has legs but cannot walk?

Answer: A chair.

September 28, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: Cannot be bought, cannot be sold, even if it's made of gold. What is it?

Answer: It is a heart.

September 21, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: What has to be broken before you can eat it?

Answer: An egg.

September 14, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: I sometimes run, but I cannot walk. What am I?

Answer: Your nose.

September 5, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: What is yours but mostly used by others?

Answer: Your name.

August 29, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: Nobody empties me, but I never stay full for long. What am I?

Answer: The moon.

August 22, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: What room do ghosts avoid?

Answer: The living room.

August 15, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: What would you say if everyone in the U.S. sneezed at the same time?

Answer: God Bless America.

August 8, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: What has four fingers and a thumb but isn’t alive?

Answer: A glove.

August 1, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: What has many keys but cannot unlock a single door?

Answer: A piano.

July 18, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: Grandpa went out for a walk and it started to rain. He didn’t bring an umbrella or a hat. His clothes got soaked, but not a hair on his head was wet. How is this possible?

Answer: Grandpa was bald.

July 11, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: What did the triangle say to the circle?

Answer: You are pointless.

June 13, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: What kind of lion never roars?

Answer: A dandelion.

June 6, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: What has a thousand needles but cannot sew?

Answer: A porcupine.

June 1, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: I am easy to lift but hard to throw. What am I?

Answer: A feather.

May 25, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: What has a head and a tail, but no body?

Answer: A coin.

May 18, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: Why did the math book look so sad?

Answer: Because it was full of problems.

May 11, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: Mrs. Brown has five daughters. Each of these daughters has a brother. How many children does Mrs. Brown have?

Answer: Mrs. Brown has six children. Each daughter has the same brother. There are five daughters and one son.

May 4, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: What kind of lion never roars?

Answer: A dandelion.

April 27, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: What goes up but never comes back down?

Answer: Your age.

April 20, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: What is a Martian's favorite chocolate bar?

Answer: A Mars Bar.

April 13, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: What kind of flowers are great friends?

Answer: Rose buds.

April 6, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: I have wings with no flight, eyes with no sight, teeth that can't bite and ears that can't hear. What am I?

Answer: A gargoyle.

March 30, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: What is easy to get into but hard to get out of?

Answer: Trouble.

March 23, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: I am today. I am tomorrow. I am yesterday. I am next month, I am last month. What am I?

Answer: Time.

March 16, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: You see a boat filled with people, yet there isn’t a single person on board. How is that possible?

Answer: All the people on the boat are married.

March 9, 2023 Riddle

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

Answer: Lunch and dinner.

March 2, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: What has a bed but never sleeps, can run but never walks, and has a bank but no money?

Answer: A river.

February 23, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: I have 13 hearts, but no lungs or stomach. What am I?

Answer: A deck of cards.

February 16, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: I sound like I am very cold, but I am usually served quite warm. I can even make you sweat. What am I?

Answer: Chili.

February 9, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: What did the bartender say when the neutron asked for the price of a beer?

Answer: "For you, no charge."

February 2, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: How did Louis XIV feel after the Palace of Versailles was completed?

Answer: Baroque.

January 26, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: What's brown and runs around the yard?

Answer: A fence.

January 19, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: What did the tectonic plate say when it bumped into another?

Answer: Sorry, my fault.

January 12, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: What gets wet while drying?

Answer: A towel

January 5, 2023 Riddle

Riddle: Why did the cowboy go fishing with a lasso?

Answer: To catch a bull shark and wrangle some seahorses.

December 29, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: What do December, January and February have in common?

Answer: The letter R

December 22, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: What kind of pictures do elves take?

Answer: Elfies

December 15, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: I can rush, be still, be hot, be cold and be hard. I can slip through almost anything. What am I?

Answer: Water

December 8, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: What can you find in Texas but not in Ohio, Utah or Iowa?

Answer: The letter "e."

December 1, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: Why couldn't the 12-year-old go to the pirate movie?

Answer: It was rated arrrgh.

November 24, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: Why didn't the turkey finish its dessert?

Answer: Because it was already stuffed.

November 17, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: If you drop a yellow hat in the Red Sea, what does it become?

Answer: Wet

November 10, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: I can be cracked, I can be made. I can be told, I can be played. What am I?

Answer: A Joke.

November 3, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: Where do books sleep?

Answer: Under their covers.

Oct 27, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: What do you call a skeleton that makes you laugh and giggle when you’re sad?

Answer: A funny bone.

Oct 20, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: You saw me where I never was and where I could not be. And yet within that very place, my face you do often see. What am I?

Answer: A reflection.

Oct 13, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: What is black, white and red all over?

Answer: A newspaper.

Oct. 6, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: What question can you never answer yes to?

Answer: Are you asleep yet?

Sept. 29, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: What four-letter word can be written forward, backward or upside down, and can still be read from left to right?

Answer: Noon.

Sept. 22, 2022 Riddle

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

Answer: A candle.

Sept. 15, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: What comes first the chicken or the egg?

Answer: Chicken! The word 'chicken' comes before the word 'egg,' making it first.

Sept. 8, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: I'm light as a feather, yet the strongest person can't hold me for five minutes. What am I?

Answer: Your breath.

Sept. 1, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: Where does one wall meet the other wall?

Answer: At the corner.

Aug. 25, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: I can run but not walk. The thought is not far behind me. What am I?

Answer: Nose.

Aug. 18, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: What rooms do ghosts avoid?

Answer: The living rooms.

Aug. 11, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: I have branches, but no fruit, trunk, or leaves. What am I?

Answer: A bank.

Aug. 4, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: What stays where it is even after it goes off?

Answer: An alarm clock.

July 28, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: You throw away the outside and cook the inside. Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside. What did you eat?

Answer: An ear of corn.

July 21, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: Walk on the living. They don't even mumble. Walk on the dead. They mutter and grumble. What are they?

Answer: Leaves

July 14, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: A pig cannot be found where the ringmaster and crowd make a loud sound. A pig cannot be found where lions, tigers and bears roam around. What are these two places?

Answer: The circus and the zoo

July 7, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: Everyone has one but also can lose it. What is it?

Answer: Your mind

June 30, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: If there are three apples and you take away two, how many apples do you have?

Answer: You have two apples.

June 23, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: Spelled forward, this is a word for rodents that you might find in drains. Spelled backward, this word refers to something you cannot touch but see every night. What is the word?

Answer: Star

June 16, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: What has many teeth but can't bite?

Answer: A comb

June 9, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: I am something to make you think, something to make you know, something to which the answer you might never know. What am I?

Answer: Riddle

June 2, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: I run using my three hands and never stop. What am I?

Answer: A clock

May 26, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: I am made up of two words joined together and represent a meal. My first half is a famous genre. My second half represents a crop. What am I?

Answer: Popcorn

May 19, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: I am today. I am tomorrow. I am yesterday. I am next month, I am last month. What am I?

Answer: Time

May 12, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: What kind of beans can you not grow in a garden?

Answer: Jelly beans

May 5, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: My first is twice in apple but not once in tart. My second is in liver but not in heart. My third is in giant and also in ghost. Whole I'm best when I am roast. What am I?

Answer: The word pig

April 28, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: What state is known for its tiny beverages?

Answer: Minnesota! Mini-Soda.

April 21, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: What can be held without hands but has to be let go?

Answer: A grudge

April 14, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: I'm a clock, pizza, head of a stickman but not a door. What am I?

Answer: A circle

April 7, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: King Richard was born in England. Raised in England. Crowned in England. Where was he crowned?

Answer: His head

March 31, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: What kind of mail, do delivery workers hate, as it is so heavy?

Answer: Chain mail

March 24, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: What can you hear, but not see or touch, even though you control it?

Answer: Your voice

March 17, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: I can open that which has no knob, key, handle or door. What am I?

Answer: A can opener.

March 10, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: Why did the tree want to leave the woods?

Answer: It wanted to branch out.

March 3, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: I can be hot, I can be cold, I can run and I can be still, I can be hard and I can be soft. What am I?

Answer: Water

Feb. 24, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: What is an answer that can be used as a reply to all sorts of questions from easy to hard?

Answer: I don't know!

Feb 17, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: Which is the most shocking city in the world?

Answer: Electricity!

Feb 10, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: What has a thumb and four fingers, but is not a hand?

Answer: A glove.

Feb. 3, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: What can you keep after giving to someone?

Answer: Your word

Jan. 27, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: What has words, but never speaks?

Answer: A book

Jan. 20, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: What kind of band never plays music?

Answer: A rubber band

Jan. 13, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: What is cut on a table, but is never eaten?

Answer: A deck of cards

Jan. 6, 2022 Riddle

Riddle: There's a one-story house in which everything is yellow. Yellow walls, yellow doors, yellow furniture. What color are the stairs?

Answer: There aren't any — it's a one-story house.

Dec. 30, 2021 Riddle

Riddle: What invention lets you look right through a wall?

Answer: A window

Dec. 23, 2021 Riddle

Riddle: What has many needles but doesn't sew?

Answer: A Christmas tree

Dec. 16, 2021 Riddle

Riddle: A man is holding exactly $5.25, but only has one coin. How is this possible?

Answer: He has a quarter and a $5 bill.

Dec. 9, 2021 Riddle

Riddle: Where does today come before yesterday?

Answer: In the dictionary

Dec. 2, 2021 Riddle

Riddle: I know a word. Six letters it contains. Take away one. And twelve is what remains. What is the word?

Answer: Dozens! Dozens - S = Dozen.

Nov. 25, 2021 Riddle

Riddle: How far can you run into the woods?

Answer: Halfway. If you go in any farther, you'd be running OUT of the woods.

Nov. 18, 2021 Riddle

Riddle: What asks but never answers?

Answer: An owl

Nov. 11, 2021 Riddle

Riddle: If you are running a race, and you pass the person in second, what place are you in?

Answer: You're in second place.

Nov. 4, 2021 Riddle

Riddle: What has a tongue, cannot walk, but gets around a lot?

Answer: A shoe!

Oct. 28, 2021 Riddle

Riddle: Mississippi has four S's and four I's. Can you spell that without using S or I?

Answer: T-H-A-T!

Oct. 21, 2021 Riddle

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

Answer: A pillow

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

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