Riddles come in many shapes and sizes. However, the one thing most can agree on is no matter how old you are, they are always fun to read. That’s why I love reading riddles. Not only because of their enjoyment but because they make you think.
They are also actually good for you!
Believe it or not reading riddles daily will actually help exercise your brain in a good way. It makes you problem solve, think and imagine.
Riddles can trigger our brain to a number of neural connections with the intention to find solution for the question thrown on us. Which is a realllllly good thing. So if you want to exercise your brain you’ve come to the right place. Head below and check out some great riddles. See how many you can answer without seeing the answer first.
Tricky Riddles to make you think
What has 3 feet but cannot walk?
What can an elephant and a shrimp both be?
What is given but kept by the giver?
Sometimes I am light, sometimes I am dark. What am I?
I have a hundred legs but cannot stand, a long neck but no head; What am I?
Answer : A snake
I build up castles and tear down mountains. I make some men blind, I help others to see. What am I?
I have a tongue, but cannot speak. A bed have I, but cannot sleep. I have four legs but cannot walk. Yet I move as you do. What am I?
Answer: A Wagon
A hill full, a hole full; yet you cannot catch a bowl full. What is it?
109 Big as a biscuit, deep as a cup, but even a river can’t fill it up. What is it?
More Tricky Riddles
What is it something that you always have but you always leave behind?
A mile from end to end, yet as close to as a friend. A precious commodity, freely given. Seen on the dead and on the living. Found on the rich, poor, short and tall, but shared among children most of all. What is it?
Answer: A smile
What number, when spelled out, has no repeated letters and has each of the vowels (not including Y once?
Born at the same time as the world, destined to live as long as the world, and yet never five weeks old. What is it?
Answer : Moon
Green but not a lizard, white without being snow, and bearded without being a man.
Answer: A leek
I’m light as a feather, yet the strongest man can’t hold me for more than 5 minutes. What am I?
What never asks questions but is often answered?
Answer: A doorbell