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Riddles ...     Here are some challenging riddles with solutions.   Some are easy and some require more thought.   Just highlight the answer area with a swipe of your cursor if you give up.

Riddles

  What are the next two letters in this series: A E F H I K L M ?
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  The following number is the only one of its kind.   8,549,176,320   Can you figure out what is so special about it?
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  I am strongest when you see me as round, but I am often viewed in other forms. I lift & drop the sea with my tremendous strength, and a man with a name like 'powerful bicep' was the first to tread on me. What am I?
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  What are the next two letters in the following series and why?
W A T N T L I T F S _ _
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  What's the only mammal that can't fly that can fly?
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  Rearrange the letters in the word, "new door", to make one word.
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  If you wrote all of the numbers from 300 to 400 on a piece of paper, how many times would you have written the number 3?
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  Two vertical 750 ft posts have a 1000 ft rope stretched between their topmost points.   The rope sags to within 250 ft from the ground.   How far apart are the posts?
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  What letter is next in this sequence? O T T F F S S E _
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  What three letter word can prefix the following three words to make three new words?   Ache, Nest, and Drum.
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  If you toss a die and it comes up with the number one 9 times in a row, what is the probability that it will come up with one on the next throw?
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  A murderer is condemned to death.   He has to choose between three rooms.   The first is full of raging fires, the second is full of assassins with loaded guns, and the third is full of lions that haven't eaten in 3 years.   Which room is safest for him?
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  Look at me.   I can bring a smile to your face, A tear to your eye, Or even a thought to your mind.   But, I can't be seen.   What am I?
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  What word can be written forward, backward or upside down, and can still be read from left to right?
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  There was a man who was born before his father, killed his mother, and married his sister.   Yet, there was nothing wrong with what he had done.   Why?
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  What flies when it's born, lies when it alive, and runs when it's dead?
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  When you stop and look, you can always see me.   If you try to touch you cannot feel me.   I cannot move, but as you near me, I will move away from you.   What am I?
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  What didn't Adam and Eve have that everyone else has?
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  I have two arms, but fingers none.   I have two feet, but cannot run.   I carry well, but I have found I carry best with my feet OFF the ground.   What am I?
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  Your in a place called Jack's world and there is only one Law.   There is a mirror, but no reflection.   There is pizza with cheese, but not sausage.   There is pepper, but no salt.   There is a door, yet no entrance or exit.   What is the law?
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  Four cars come to a four way stop, all coming from a different direction.   They can't decide who got there first, so they all go forward at the same time.   They do not crash into each other, but all four cars go.   How is this possible?
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  I can be cracked, I can be made.   I can be told, I can be played.   What am I?
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  What is very fragile and more useful when it is broken?
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  Three playing cards in a row.   Can you name them with these clues?
There is a two to the right of a king.
A diamond will be found to the left of a spade.
An ace is to the left of a heart.
A heart is to the left of a spade.
Now, identify all three cards.
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  What driver doesn't have a license?
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  A woman had two sons who were born on the same hour of the same day of the same year. But they were not twins. How can this be?
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  A heavyset man who works in the butcher's shop is 6'2" tall. what does he weigh?
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  There is a man dead in a locked office, sitting at his desk. On the desk there are a couple of pieces of blank paper, a pen and a sealed envelope. The office is locked from the inside. No-one has directly killed him. How was he killed?
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  Joe wants to go home, but he can not because a man wearing a mask is waiting for him. The masked man does not want to harm Joe. Home is not Joe's house. What is the problem?
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  Farmer Higgs owns three pink pigs, four brown pigs, and one black pig. How many of Higgs's pigs can say that it is the same color as another pig on Higgs's farm?
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  A woman shoots her husband. Then she holds him under water for over 5 minutes. Finally, she hangs him. But 5 minutes later they both go out together and enjoy a wonderful dinner together. How can this be?
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  This is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. It looks so plain you would think nothing was wrong with it. In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is unusual though. Study it, and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit, you might find out. Try to do so without any coaching!
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  There are two plastic jugs filled with water. How could you put all of this water into a barrel, without using the jugs or any dividers, and still tell which water came from which jug?
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  Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday?
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  What is black when you buy it, red when you use it, and gray when you throw it away?
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