Solving riddles increases our brain stimulations, understandibility and critical analysis. You may say it’s like a healthy food to the brain.
Try not to look at the answers first. Try giving yourself a score…1 point for each correct guess and you scores out of 29

  1. A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms. The first is full of raging fires, the second is full of assassins with loaded guns, and the third is full of lions that haven’t eaten in 3 years. Which room is safest for him?
    Answer:The third room. Lions that haven’t eaten in three years are dead.
  2. If you have me, you want to share me. If you share me, you haven’t got me. What am I?
  3. Mr. Smith has 4 daughters. Each of his daughters has a brother. How many children does Mr. Smith have?
    Answer:He has 5 children, all of the daughters have the same 1 brother.
  4. Mary’s father has 4 children; three are named Nana, Nene, and Nini. So what is the 4th child’s name?
  5. Two fathers and their two sons go fishing together. They each catch one fish to take home with them. They do not lose any fish, and yet when they arrive at home they only have three fish. How can this be?
    Answer:There are just three people. A grandfather, his son, and his grandson.
  6. Poor people have it. Rich people need it. If you eat it you die. what is it?
  7. You are in a room with 3 monkeys. One monkey has a banana, one has a stick, and one has nothing. Who is the smartest primate?
  8. What disappears the moment you say its name?
  9. The more there is the less you see
  10. What jumps higher than a building?
    Answer:All animals can jump higher than a building. Buildings do not jump
  11. I can bring tears to your eyes; resurrect the dead, make you smile, and reverse time. I form in an instant but I last a lifetime. What am I?
    Answer:A memory
  12. I am the beginning of everything, the end of time and space, the beginning of every end, and the end of every place. What am I?
    Answer:The letter “E”!
  13. If you toss a coin 10 times and it lands heads up every time, what are the chances it will land heads up if you toss it again?
    Answer:There is a 50/50 chance of each toss being either heads or tails. The previous toss does not impact the next toss.
  14. A boy and his father are involved in a traffic accident, and the father dies. The boy is rushed to hospital, suffering from injuries. The Head Surgeon is called to operate, but on seeing the boy, immediately declares: “I cannot operate. This boy is my son.” How is this possible?
    Answer:The Head Surgeon is the boy’s mother
  15. There are three light switches outside a room. Inside is a single light bulb, controlled by one of the three switches. You need to determine which switch operates the bulb. You can turn the switches on and off as many times as you wish (they are all off to begin with), but may only enter the room once. There is no one there to help you. The door to the room is closed, and there are no windows, so you cannot see inside. How can you discover which switch operates the bulb?
    Answer:Do the following: 1. Turn ON two switches, and leave one OFF. 2. Wait a few minutes. 3. Turn one switch from ON to OFF. One is now ON and two are OFF 4. Enter the room. – If the light is ON, it is controlled by the switch you left ON. – If the light bulb is OFF, touch it. If it is warm it is controlled by the switch you turned ON and OFF. If it is cold, it is controlled by the switch you never turned on.
  16. In the fathers will, he states that his sons must race their horse, and the son with the slowest horse will receive the fathers entire fortune. The two sons race, but never finish it, as they deliberately slow their horses. After visiting the oracle the sons race horses as fast as possible. What did the oracle tell them?
    Answer:Swap horses
  17. What is it that no man ever yet did see, which never was, but always is to be?
  18. What is it something that you always have but you always leave behind?
  19. What invention lets you look right through a wall?
    Answer:A window
  20. Tool of thief, toy of queen. Always used to be unseen. Sign of joy, sign of sorrow. Giving all likeness borrowed.
    Answer:A mask
  21. Why can’t a man living in California be legally buried in New York (even if it’s left as an instruction in his will)?
    Answer:Because he’s alive
  22. We hurt without moving. We poison without touching. We bear the truth and the lies. We are not to be judged by our size. What are we?
  23. Feed me and I live, yet give me a drink and I die
  24. A man is on the run from the police, after stealing large gold bars. He has 3 gold bars in his arms – each weighing 10kg each. The problem is, as he runs from the police, he must cross a mile long, fragile bridge which can only support 100kg. The man weighs 80kg. How could he transport all 3 gold bars?
    Answer:Juggle them. At any one point, only 2 gold bars will be acting on the bridge, the other being airborne, meaning a maximum of 100kg total at any given time.
  25. What belongs to you but others use it more than you do?
    Answer:Your name
  26. What is harder to catch the faster you run?
    Answer:Your breath
  27. How many of each species did Moses take on the ark with him?
    Answer:None, Moses wasn’t on the ark Noah was.
  28. I’m the part of the bird that’s not in the sky. I can swim in the ocean and yet remain dry. What am I?
  29. I cover what’s real; hide what is true, but sometimes bring out the courage in you. What am I?