Riddles 45

Presidential Office

President Clinton is listed as our 41st president, but only 40 men have held the office. Why?

Grover Cleveland held office during 2 nonconsecutive terms. He was our 22nd and 24th president.

Exclusive Club

A man wanted to enter an exclusive club but did not know the password that was required. He waited by the door and listened. A club member knocked on the door and the doorman said, “twelve.” The member replied, “six ” and was let in. A second member came to the door and the doorman said, “six.” The member replied, “three” and was let in. The man thought he had heard enough and walked up to the door. The doorman said ,”ten” and the man replied, “five.” But he was not let in.What should have he said?

Three. The doorman lets in those who answer with the number of letters in the word the doorman says.

Aimless Wanderers

A sheik announced that a race would decide which of his two sons would inherit all his wealth. The sons were to ride their camels to a certain distant city. The son whose camel reached the city last would be given all the sheik’s wealth.The two sons set out on the journey. After severals days of aimless wandering, they met and agreed to seek the advice of a wiseman. After listening to the wiseman’s advice, the two sons rode the camels as quickly as possible to the designated city.

What was it that the wiseman told the two sons? They did not agree to split the wealth, and their father’s decree would be followed.

The wiseman told the sons to switch camels.

End of Game

Why is it always hot at the end of a soccer game?

Because all of the FANS have gone home.

Colorful Creativity

I come in many colors and I am very thin,
I am found in every country,
even in your home,
I am very important,
you can be very creative with me,
I can even help you learn. What am I?


Dog in a Forest

How far can a dog walk into a forest?

Halfway, once it hits the halfway point, it is coming OUT the other side.

Four Jolly Men

Four jolly men sat down to play,
And played all night till break of day.
They played for cash and not for fun,
With a separate score for every one.
When it came time to square accounts,
they all had made quite fair amounts.
Now, not one has lost and all have gained –
Tell me now, this can you explain?

The four jolly men are members of an orchestra hired to play at a dance.

Everything To Someone

What’s everything to someone, but nothing to everyone else?

The mind.


I am related to the water, but I am not wet.
I am related with a shadow, but I am multi colored.
I am an illusion, but I show what is real.
What am I?

A mirror!

Rich People Have Me!

I’m hard as a rock, and as light as a feather.
I’m passed on to one another.
Poor people need me, and rich people have me.
What am I?


Scariest Thing

I can be hairy and itchy all over.
I hang on a stick.
I can be the scariest thing you have ever seen.
I stand in the middle of nowhere.What am I?

A scarecrow!

Noise Navigation

I see without seeing.
Noise is an ally.What am I?

A bat.

Freedom From Hate

I have freedom from hate,
but not from lies.
I’m usually seen through clouded eyes.
I come unexpected,
though you wait for me all your life.
I can’t be brought yet some people try.
What am i?

I am true love.


I’m sometimes white,
and always wrong.
I can break a heart
and hurt the strong.
I can build love
and tear it down.
I can make a smile,
but more often bring a frown.What am I?

I am a lie.

Tiger Eat You?

Would you rather have a tiger eat you or a lion?

I’d rather have the tiger eat the lion.


What do you call your father-in-law’s
only child’s mother-in-law?


11-Letter Word

What 11-letter English word does everyone pronounce incorrectly?


Words of Life

Close to the words of life stay I,
But I wither, wane, and grow dry.

A Bible-pressed flower.

Potent Words

With potent, flowery words speak I,
Of something common, vulgar, dry;
I weave webs of pedantic prose,
In effort to befuddle those,
Who think I while time away,
In lofty things, above all day
The common kind that linger where
Monadic beings live and fare;
Practical I may not be,
But life, it seems, is full of me!

A riddler. ( or riddle )

Flagging Tongue

To you, rude would I never be,
Though I flag my tongue for all to see.
What am I?

A dog!

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