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Riddle Archive
Compiled by Vengence and Myrack

1) Runs smoother than any rhyme, loves to fall but cannot climb. What am I ?

2) You feed it, it lives, you give it something to drink, it dies. What am I ?

3) Sticks and stones may hurt your bones, but there part of me. What am I ?

4) It passes before the sun and makes no shadow. What am I ?

5) I have rivers without water, forests without trees, mountains without rocks, towns without houses. What am I ?

6) What runs around a city but never moves. What am I ?

7) Two bodies have I, though both joined in one. The more still I stand the quicker I move. What am I ?

8) He who makes me doesn't want me, he who buys me doesn't need me, he who uses me doesn't care. What am I ?

9) I am so simple, that I can only point. Yet I guide men all over the world. What am I ?

10) This creature, part man and part tree, hates the termite as much as a flea. His tracks do not match, and his limbs can detach, but he's not a strange creature to see. What am I ?

11) A man rode to town on Friday. He stayed there all night, and left on the same Friday. How can this be ?

12) What can run but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a bed but never sleeps, has a head but never weeps?

13) What has four legs in the morning, two legs in the afternoon and three legs at night?

14) No sooner spoken than broken. What is it?

15) Feed me and I live, give me a drink and I die. What am I?

16) I pass before the sun yet I make no shadow. What am I?

17) As light as a feather yet no man can hold it for long.

18) If you break me I'll not stop working, if you can touch me my work it done, if you lose me you must find me with a ring soon after. What am I?

19) What may go up a chimney down but cannot go down a chimney up?

20) We are very little creatures; all of us have different features. One of us in glass is set, one of us you will find in jet, another you may see in tin, and a fourth is boxed within. If the fifth you should pursue, it can never fly from you. What are we?

21) Where may you find roads without carts, forests without trees or cities without houses.

22) I have a hundred legs bu cannot stand, a long neck but no head; I eat the maids life. What am I?

23) Cannot be seen, cannot be felt, cannot be heard, cannot be smelt. It lies behind the stars and beneath the hills. Ends life and kills laughter. What is it?

24) This thing runs but cannot walk, sometimes sings but never talks. Lacks arms but has hands, lacks a head but has a face. What is it?

25) What builds up castles, tears down mountains, makes some blind yet helps others to see?

26) What lives in winter, dies in summer and grows with its roots upwards?

27) Man walks over, man walks under, in times of war he burns asunder.

28) What has eyes yet cannot see?

29) In a tunnel of darkness lies a beast of iron. It can only attack when pulled back. What is it?

30) Walk on the living they dont even mumble. Walk on the dead, they mutter and grumble. What are they?

31) I am emeralds and diamonds, lost be the moon. I am found by the sun and picked up soon. What am I?

32) With no wings, I fly. With no eyes, I see. With no arms, I climb. More frightening than any beast, stronger than any foe. I am cunning, ruthless and tall. In the end, I rule all. What am I?

33) Out of the eater came forth meat and out of the strong came sweetness.

34) What has roots as nobody sees, Is taller than trees. Up up it goes, and yet never grows?

35) Voiceless it cries, Wingless it flutters, toothless it bites, mouthless it flutters.

36) Alive without breath, as cold as death; never thirsty, ever drinking, all in mail, never clinking.

37) This thing all things devours: birds, beasts, flowers; gnaws iron, bites steel; grinds hard stones to meal; slays king, ruins town and beats the mountain down.