130 Riddles with answer in English


Welcome to a world of riddles! Riddles are a great way to exercise your brain and test your critical thinking skills. Whether you’re a kid or an adult, solving riddles can be both challenging and fun. In this article, we’ve gathered a collection of riddles with answer that range in difficulty from easy to hard, that are suitable for all ages. So, whether you’re looking for a simple brain teaser to share with your children or a challenging riddle to stump your friends, we’ve got you covered. Let’s get started and see if you can solve these mind-bending puzzles!

Essay Riddles with Answer in English

1. What has a head, a tail, but no body?

Answer: A coin.

2. What is so fragile that saying its name breaks it?

Answer: Silence.

3. What goes up but never comes down?

Answer: Your age.

4. I am not alive, but I grow; I don’t have lungs, but I need air; I don’t have a mouth, but water kills me. What am I?

Answer: Fire.

5. What starts with an E, ends with an E, but only contains one letter?

Answer: An envelope.

6. What is always in front of you but can’t be seen?

Answer: The future.

7. What has a neck but no head, two arms but no hands?

Answer: A shirt.

8. What can you catch but not throw?

Answer: A cold.

9. What is as light as a feather, but even the strongest man cannot hold it for long?

Answer: His breath.

10. What is full of holes but still holds water?

Answer: A sponge.

11. What starts with “t,” ends with “t,” and is full of “t”?

Answer: A teapot.

12. What has a thumb and four fingers, but is not a hand?

Answer: A glove.

13. What can be as big as an elephant but weighs nothing at all?

Answer: Its shadow.

14. What goes around the world but stays in a corner?

Answer: A stamp.

15. What can you break without touching it?

Answer: A promise.

16. What is so fragile that saying its name breaks it?

Answer: Silence.

17. What has one eye but cannot see?

Answer: A needle.

18. What has many keys but can’t open a single lock?

Answer: A keyboard.

19. What has a neck but no head, and wears a cap?

Answer: A bottle.

20. What is black when you buy it, red when you use it, and gray when you throw it away?

Answer: Charcoal.

21. What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?

Answer: The letter “M”.

22. What has many teeth but can’t bite?

Answer: A comb.

23. What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?

Answer: A towel.

24. What can you break even if you never touch it?

Answer: A record.

25. What can be cracked, made, told, and played?

Answer: A joke.

Hard Riddles in English with Answers

26. What runs around the whole yard without moving?

Answer: A fence.

27. What is the beginning of eternity, the end of time and space, the beginning of every end, and the end of every race?

Answer: The letter “E”.

28. What can fill a room but takes up no space?

Answer: Light.

29. What belongs to you but others use it more than you do?

Answer: Your name.

30. What can be seen in the middle of March and April that cannot be seen at the beginning or end of either month?

Answer: The letter “R”.

31. I have cities, but no houses. I have mountains, but no trees. I have water, but no fish. What am I?

Answer: A map.

32. What is the beginning of everything, the end of everywhere, the beginning of eternity, and the end of time?

Answer: The letter “E”.

33. What is always coming but never arrives?

Answer: Tomorrow.

34. What has to be broken before you can use it?

Answer: An egg.

35. What can you hold in your right hand but never in your left?

Answer: Your left elbow.

36. What is easy to get into but hard to get out of?

Answer: Trouble.

Funny Riddles with answer

37. What kind of room has no doors or windows?

Answer: A mushroom.

38. What do you call a bird that is afraid to fly?

Answer: Chicken.

39. What is a computer’s favorite snack?

Answer: Microchips.

40. What is it that if you take away the whole, you still have some left?

Answer: Wholesome.

41. What is a math teacher’s favorite type of tree?

Answer: Geometry.

42. What do you get when you cross a snowman and a shark?

Answer: Frostbite.

43. What do you call a fake noodle?

Answer: An impasta.

44. What kind of shoes do spies wear?

Answer: Sneakers.

45. What kind of band never plays music?

Answer: A rubber band.

46. What has a bottom at the top?

Answer: Your legs.

47. What has a ring but no finger?

Answer: A telephone.

48. What do you call a cow that plays an instrument?

Answer: A moosician.

49. What has a tongue but never speaks?

Answer: A shoe.

50. What is always hungry but eating makes it smaller?

Answer: A hole.

51. What do you call an alligator in a vest?

Answer: An investigator.

52. What do Alexander the Great and Winnie the Pooh have in common?

Answer: Their middle names.

53. What did the grape say when it got stepped on?

Answer: Nothing, it just let out a little wine.

54. What is an astronaut’s favorite place on a computer?

Answer: The space bar.

55. What do you call a boomerang that doesn’t come back?

Answer: A stick.

56. What do you call a fly without wings?

Answer: A walk.

57. Why did the tomato turn red?

Answer: Because it saw the salad dressing.

58. Why do seagulls fly over the sea?

Answer: Because if they flew over the bay, they would be bagels.

59. Why don’t scientists trust atoms?

Answer: Because they make up everything.

60. Why did the scarecrow win an award?

Answer: Because he was outstanding in his field.

61. Why don’t skeletons fight each other?

Answer: They don’t have the guts.

62. Why did the banana go to the doctor?

Answer: Because it wasn’t peeling well.

63. Why did the cookie go to the doctor?

Answer: Because it was feeling crumbly.

64. Why was the computer cold?

Answer: It left its Windows open.

65. Why was the math book sad?

Answer: Because it had too many problems.

Maths riddles with answers

66. I am an odd number. Take away a letter, and I become even. What number am I?

Answer: Seven (take away the “s” and it becomes “even”).

67. What number comes next in this sequence: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, ___?

Answer: 21 (This is the Fibonacci sequence, where each number is the sum of the previous two.)

68. What is the missing number in this sequence: 2, 5, 10, 17, ___?

Answer: 26 (Each number is the previous number plus the next odd number.)

69. What is the missing number in the following sequence: 4, 9, 19, 39, __?

Answer: 79 (Each number in the sequence is twice the previous number plus 1)

70. The three-digit number that is equal to the sum of the cubes of its digits is 153.

Answer: 153 (1^3 + 5^3 + 3^3 = 1 + 125 + 27 = 153)

71. What number do you get when you multiply all of the numbers on a telephone’s number pad?

Answer: 0 (Any number multiplied by 0 equals 0.)

72. What is a number that when you take away a quarter of it, you get 60?

Answer: 80 (If we take away a quarter of 80, you get 60.)

73. What is the smallest integer that can be written as the sum of 9 consecutive positive integers?

Answer: 45 (1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 = 45)

74. What did the zero say to the eight?

Answer: Nice belt!

75. Riddle: What 3 numbers give the same result when multiplied and added together?

Answer: 1, 2, and 3 (1 + 2 + 3 = 6 and 1 x 2 x 3 = 6).

76. How many degrees are in the sum of the interior angles of a hexagon?

Answer: 720 degrees (The formula is (n-2) x 180, where n is the number of sides: (6-2) x 180 = 720)

77. I add six to eleven, and get five. Why is this correct?

Answer: When it is 11 a.m., adding six hours makes it 5 p.m

78. If you have a 3-gallon jug and a 5-gallon jug, how can you measure out exactly 4 gallons of water?

Answer: 1. Fill up the 5-gallon jug with water.
2. Pour 3 gallons of the water from the 5-gallon jug into the 3-gallon jug.
3. This leaves 2 gallons of water in the 5-gallon jug. Empty out the 3-gallon jug.
4. Pour the 2 gallons of water from the 5-gallon jug into the 3-gallon jug.
5. Fill up the 5-gallon jug with water again.
6. Pour water from the 5-gallon jug into the 3-gallon jug until it is full, which will take 1 gallon of water.
7. There will now be 4 gallons of water in the 5-gallon jug.

79. A word I know, six letters it contains, remove one letter and 12 remains, what is it?

Answer: Dozens.

80. What is half of 2 plus 2?

Answer: 3 (Half of 2 is 1, plus 2 is 3.)

81. What can you add to the number one to make it disappear?

Answer: A “g” (One plus “g” is “gone”).

82. There are 20 birds sitting on a fence. A hunter aims and shoots one of the birds. How many birds are left on the fence?

Answer: Zero (After the hunter shoots one of the birds, all the other birds fly away.)

83. A snail is at the bottom of a 20-meter deep well. The snail crawls up 4 meters every day, but slips down 3 meters every night. How many days does it take for the snail to crawl out of the well?

Answer: 16 days (On the 16th day, the snail crawls up 4 meters and reaches a height of 20 meters)

84. A father is four times as old as his son. In 20 years, the father will be twice as old as his son. How old are they now?

Answer: The father is 40 years old and the son is 10 years old. (assume that the son’s age now is “x”, Solve this 4x + 20 = 2(x + 20))

Riddles for Kids

85. What can be heard but not touched or seen?

Answer: Sound.

 86. What two things can you never eat for breakfast?

Answer: Lunch and dinner.

87. What goes through towns and over hills but never moves?

Answer: A road.

88. What is at the end of a rainbow?

Answer: The letter W.

89. What’s bright orange with green on top and sounds like a parrot?

Answer: A carrot.

90. Cats have four, bugs have four, but school has six. What are they?

Answer: Letters.

91. What month of the year has 28 days?

Answer: All of them

92. What has eyes but cannot see?

Answer: A potato.

93. Riddle: Which is heavier: a ton of bricks or a ton of feathers?

Answer: Neither (They both weigh a ton.)

94. I’m always on the dinner table, but you don’t get to eat me. What am I?

Answer: Plates and silverware.

95.  I jump when I walk and sit when I stand. What am I?

Answer: Kangaroo.

96. You’ll find me in Mercury, Earth, Mars and Jupiter, but not in Venus or Neptune. What am I?

Answer: The letter “R.”

97. If you drop me, I’m sure to crack, but smile at me and I’ll smile back. What am I?

Answer: A mirror.

98. You’re running a race and at the very end, you pass the person in 2nd place. What place did you finish the race in?

Answer: You finished in 2nd place.

99. When I’m ripe, I’m green, when you eat me, I’m red, and when you spit me out, I’m black. What am I?

Answer: A watermelon.

100. You cut me, slice me, dice me, and all the while, you cry. What am I?

Answer: An onion.

101. The English alphabet goes from A to Z but my name goes from Z to A. What am I?

Answer: A Zebra.

102. What is in seasons, seconds, centuries and minutes but not in decades, years or days?

Answer: The letter N.

103. Why was 6 afraid of 7?

Answer: Because 7, 8 (ate), 9!

104. There’s only one word in the dictionary that’s spelled wrong. What is it?

Answer: The Word “Wrong”.

Riddles for adults

105. Which question can you never answer “yes” to?

Answer: “Are you asleep?”

106. The more you have of me, the less you see. What am I?

Answer: Darkness.

107. A rooster is sitting on the roof of a barn facing west. If it laid an egg, would the egg roll to the north or to the south?

Answer: Roosters don’t lay eggs.

108. A cowgirl road into town on Friday. Three days later, she left on Friday. How is that possible?

Answer: Friday is the name of her horse.

109. It’s the only place in the world where today comes before yesterday. Where is it?

Answer: The dictionary.

110. Everyone has me but no one can lose me. What am I?

Answer: A shadow.

111. A plane crashed between the border of France and Belgium. Where were the survivors buried?

Answer: Survivors don’t need to be buried.

112. If an electric train is traveling south, which way is the smoke going?

Answer: There’s no smoke as it’s an electric train.

113. Spelled forwards I’m what you do every day, spelled backward I’m something you hate. What am I?

Answer: Live.

114. The person who makes it has no need of it; the person who buys it has no use for it. The person who uses it can neither see nor feel it. What is it?

Answer: A coffin.

115. No matter how little or how much you use me, you change me every month. What am I?

Answer: A calendar.

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

Answer: Bank.

117. What five-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?

Answer: Short.

118. Two fathers and two sons are in a car, yet there are only three people in the car. How?

Answer: They are grandfather, father, and son.

119. How far can you walk into the woods?

Answer: Halfway (After that, you’re walking out.)

120. What do you throw out when you want to use it but take in when you don’t want to use it?

Answer: An anchor.

121. What has four legs in the childhood, two legs in the adulthood, and three legs in the old age?

Answer: A human being (crawling as a baby, walking as an adult, and using a cane in old age).

122. What has a face and two hands but no arms or legs?

Answer: A clock.

123. I am always hungry, I must always be fed. The finger I touch, will soon turn red. What am I?

Answer: Fire.

124. What has a heart that doesn’t beat?

Answer: An artichoke.

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

Answer: Footsteps.

126. What can you hold without ever touching or using your hands?

Answer: Your breath.

127. 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?

Answer: A pencil lead.

128. What has a face and hands but no arms or legs?

Answer: A clock.

129. What can run but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, and has a head but never weeps?

Answer: A river.

130. What has ten letters and starts with gas?

Answer: Automobile.