Riddles 35

Walking or Running

If I’m walking, then I must be running.
However if I’m running, I may be walking.
What am I?

A Treadmill.

Woman’s Ring

A man grabbed a woman’s ring and pulled on it, then dropped it. How did this save her life?

They were skydiving, and she was unconscious. He pulled the ripcord ring for her, and the parachute opened.

Dick and Tom

If Dick’s father is Tom’s son, what relation is Dick to Tom?

Tom is Dick’s grandfather.

Torn Suit

A man was just doing his job when his suit was torn. Why did he die three minutes later?

He was an astronaut on a space walk, doing repairs.

Thick or Thin

If boiling water is poured into a thick drinking glass as well as a very thin wine glass, of the two, which is more likely to crack?

The thick glass is more likely to crack since glass is a poor conductor of heat. In a thin glass, the heat passes more quickly from the glass into the surrounding air, causing the glass to expand equally. When hot water is poured into a thick glass, the inner surface expands, but the outer surface does not. It is this extreme stress on the glass that causes it to crack.

Hard and Rough

I’m one of five, I’m not alive.
The one who sent me forth became king,
The one who received me died.
What am I?

A Stone. In a popular Biblical story, David had five stones. He used one of the stones to kill Goliath.

Clean Up

I’m named after nothing, though I’m awfully clamorous. And when I’m not working, your house is less glamorous. What am I?

A vacuum cleaner.

I’m a God

I’m a god, a planet, and measurer of heat.
Who am I?


Weaken All Men

I weaken all men for hours each day.
I show you strange visions while you are away.
I take you by night, by day take you back, none suffer to have me, but do from my lack.What am I?

I am sleep.

Sewing Hand

The hand sows, the eyes harvest?

To read and to write.

Not the Letter E!

I start with the letter e,
I end with the letter e.
I contain only one letter,
Yet I am not the letter e!
What am I?

An Envelope.


I run, he runs, I stop, he runs?

My watch.

Conquered the World

I soar without wings, I see without eyes.
I’ve traveled the universe to and fro.
I’ve conquered the world, yet I’ve never been anywhere but home.
Who am I?

I’m your imagination.


I sleep by day, I fly by night. I have no feathers to aid my flight.What am I?

I am a Bat.

In The Air

I throw her in the air, she falls down: I throw her down, she rises in the air?

A rubber ball.

A Man in White

I saw a man in white, he looked quite a sight. He was not old, but he stood in the cold. And when he felt the sun, he started to run. Who could he be? Please answer me.

A Snowman.

Clutched to the Ground

I reach for the sky, but clutch to the ground; sometimes I leave, but I am always around. What am I?

I am Tree.

Round and White

Completely round, they are very white.
After a full meal and refreshing bath, they lie down together.

A stack of white ceramic bowls.

Between Silken Strings

I move without wings, between silken strings, I leave as you find, my substance behind. What am I?

A Spider.

Chasing Buffalo

Holding two long poles, five fellows
Chase a herd of white buffalo into a cave.

Eating rice with a pair of chopsticks.

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