A couple of Riddles with their solutions.
I enjoy solving riddles. Working them out keeps your brain in shape and help you to think outside of the box. Riddle solving is a great part-time while driving, camping, standing in a queue, or if you battle to sleep!
Ask your children riddles to get them to enjoy puzzle solving. This will teach them a very valuable skill.
Q: What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?
A: A towel
Q: It is greater then God and more evil than the devil. The poor have it, the rich need it, and if you eat it you'll die. What is it?
Q: What am I? I am a major component in acid rain. If you accidentally inhale me you can die. I contribute to erosion. I can cause excessive sweating and vomiting. I have been found in tumors and terminal cancer patients.
Q: What am I? Someone makes me, but does not want me. Someone buys me then give me away to someone else for free, but this person does not know he gets me.
A: A coffin.
Q: 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 everybody.
A: Pencil lead
Q: What is it that you can keep after giving it to someone else?
A: Your word
Q: What am I? The more you take of me, the more you leave behind.
Q: What am I? I have been around for millions of years, but I am never older than a month?
A: The moon
Q: What am I? You can break me when you name me?
Q: What am I? The more you take away, the bigger I become?
A: A hole
Q: What am I? When you know what I am, then I am nothing. When you do not know what I am, then I am something?
A: A riddle
Q: Where do fish keep their money?
A: In the riverbank
Q: What 3 numbers have the same answer when added together and multiplied together?
Q: What am I? I live without a body, I hear without ears, I speak without a mouth, I am born in air.
Q: What goes around and around the wood but never goes into the wood?
A: The bark of a tree
Q: What sits in the corner while traveling around the world?
A: A postage stamp
Q: What do you call a boomerang that does not return when you throw it?
A: A stick.
Q: What is Winnie The Poo's middle name?
Q: What color was Napoleon's white horse?
Q: Romeo and Juliet were found gasping for breath, lying in a puddle of water with broken glass all around. What happened?
A: They were goldfish.
Q: A man hears a crash, run to his house and find the light is off. He then commits suicide. Why?
A: He lived in a lighthouse. A ship must have crashed because his light was off.
Q: A car stops outside a hotel and pays the owner some money, without using the hotel or getting anything in return. What is going on here?
A: A game of Monopoly
Q: A man was lying dead in a puddle of blood inside a telephone booth. The glass of the booth is broken. Outside on the grass are some fish. What happened here?
A: The man went fishing and then phoned someone. As he described the size of the fish caught, he cut his wrist through he glass of the telephone booth.