Riddles 31

Lighter Barrel

What can be seen, but cannot be touched, and when put in a barrel, will make the barrel lighter?

A beam of light!

No Space Necessary

What can fill a room but takes up no space?


Drop It

What can you break without hitting or dropping it?

A promise.

Dead Eat

What do the dead eat, that the living would die if they ate it?

Absolutely nothing.

Don’t Lose

What does no man want, yet no man want to lose?

His job.


What expression would these letters describe?


Falls, Never Breaks

What falls but never breaks?
What breaks but never falls?

Night and Day!

Run Dead

What flies when it’s born, lies when it alive, and runs when it’s dead?

A snowflake.

Six Legs, Four Feet

What has six legs, two heads, four ears, two hands, but walks on four feet?

A horse and rider.

Six Faced

What has six faces,
But does not wear makeup.
It also has twenty-one eyes,
But cannot see?

A six-sided die.

Babysitter’s Cookies

A babysitter came over one day to babysit 10 children. She decided to give them a snack. In a jar there were 10 cookies. She wants to give each one a cookie, but still keep one in the jar. How will she do it?

She hands the 10th child the jar with one cookie left in it.

Mens Club

There is a certain club which is for men only. There are 600 men who belong to this club and 5% of these men wear one earring. Of the other 95% membership, half wear two earrings and the other half wear none. How many earrings are being worn in this club?

Six hundred. We know that 5%, or 30 of the men are wearing one earring. Of the other 95%, or 570, we know that half are wearing two earrings and the other half none. This is the same as if they all wore one.

Different Water Jugs

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?

Freeze them first. Take them out of the jugs and put the ice in the barrel. You will be able to tell which water came from which jug.

Each King

There are 50 horses and 50 kings riding along an old dirt road. They came to a peach tree with 50 peaches. Each took one, yet there were still 49 left. How is this possible?

Each is the name of one of the kings and he’s the only one that took one!

Hiding Ducks

There are 2 ducks in front of 2 other ducks.
There are 2 ducks behind 2 other ducks.
There are 2 ducks beside 2 other ducks.
How many ducks are there?

Just four, in a square formation.

Bad Taxi Driver

There are 2 cops parked along a one-way street looking for traffic violations. They spot a taxi driver going in the wrong direction, yet they do nothing. Why?

The taxi driver wasn’t driving at the time, he was walking.

Mouth Tastes Them

The sun bakes them, the hand breaks them, the foot treads on them, and the mouth tastes them. What are they?


Creature with Many Eyes

The strangest creature you’ll ever find: Two eyes in front and many many more behind.

A Peacock.

Crystal Cage

The higher I climb, the hotter I engage, I can not escape my crystal cage.
What am I?

Mercury in a thermometer.

A Special Number

The following number is the only one of its kind: 8,549,176,320Can you figure out what is so special about it?

It’s the only number that has all the digits arranged in alphabetical order.

2 thoughts on “Riddles 31”

  1. what the hell1 why is it that there is no riddle like this: who is it that has but one ear?

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