Think you are an ultimate master of riddle solving? Humans love puzzles and problem-solving of all kinds, whether it involves words, numbers, physical activity, or a combination of them all. People have been exercising their minds and putting their problem-solving and creative thinking abilities to the test for centuries with all sorts of riddles. These riddles can be deceptively simple, or they can be incredibly complex. It takes a unique and intelligent mind to be an expert solver of riddles.
Riddles play key parts in many of our favorite stories as well, as there are few things that people have found so consistently frustrating and fascinating over the years. From ancient myths to modern-day best-sellers like the "Harry Potter" stories, myths play a role. These brain teasers help to keep your mind limber. Many people around the world love them. They love the struggle of trying different strategies and perhaps failing miserably, and ultimately the satisfaction of solving them. Nothing feels better than finally figuring out the right answer to a particularly tricky riddle.
If you are an expert riddle-solver who loves nothing more than wrestling with a mental mind teaser, put your wits to the test with this tricky quiz!
There is a pound of each thing. This means that they have the same weight.
You can feed a fire. If you wet it, however, it will go out.
New candles are tall. However, as they are used over time, they melt away and get shorter.
It is a one-story house. This houses has only one floor and no stairs.
Clocks do have hands. However, these hands cannot clap.
Everyone has a shadow. It is also impossible for it to become unattached.
Books are held together by spines. It is also said that cowardly people lack spines.
The boy is blind. He reads braille with his fingertips.
You would have to light the match first. This is the only way to light everything else.
Echoes cannot be seen. They also only occur after a noise has already been made.
You use a towel to dry things. The drier something gets, the wetter the towel used to dry it becomes.
Only three people went out to eat. They were a grandfather, father and son.
The man was bald. He didn't have any hair on his head, so it couldn't get wet.
While there are people on board, all of them are married. This means that none of them are single.
Drops of water are often described as running down objects. This is why they can run, but they can't walk.
A dog can only run halfway into the woods. After it reaches the halfway point, it will be running out of the woods.
If you have taken two pears for yourself, than that is the number of pears you have. The wording makes this riddle tricky.
Jane's mother has three daughters. If the woman is Jane's mother, than Jane is one of her daughters.
Sponges are full of holes. They are still absorbent and hold water.
In this riddle, the person's position on the ladder is not specified. While someone who falls from a great height would get badly hurt, someone falling a few inches would be fine.
Doorbells do not ask questions. However, when they ring, people answer them.
While your name belongs to you, it is likely others use it more often. It is how they address you, introduce you and get your attention.
"Short" becomes "shorter" when you add two letters. The lengthening of this describes something of less size.
Lions who have not eaten in years will have died of starvation. The room would be full of dead lions, making them not a threat to him.
An anchor is thrown into the sea toward the depths when it is used. When it is no longer needed, it is reeled back in.
A stamp is placed in the corner of an envelope. However, it can travel far distances in the mail.
Your left hand cannot hold itself. It can only be held in your right hand.
The window cleaner was cleaning the windows inside the building. His fall was rather small.
"E" is the first letter in "Earth" and the second in "heaven." There are also two in "week" and one in "year."
Greta was born on February 29, 2004. Since there is only a February 29 every four years, in leap years, she will technically celebrate her fourth birthday in 2020.
The more you take away from something, the larger the hole in it will get. A hole is an absence.
Tomorrow is always on the horizon, but you cannot at the present be a part of it. Even still, today is yesterday's tomorrow.
While gloves have four fingers and a thumb, they are inanimate objects. On their own they can't hold onto anything.
While myths state that rainbows lead to pots of gold, those are just myths. It is undeniable that "rainbow" ends with the letter "W."
These numbers are readable upside down. They stay the same.