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Can You Solve These Challenging Riddles?

RIDDLES – Here are 20 of the hardest riddles ever. Try and answer these good brain teasers.

Lots of people are fond answering riddles to make their thinking cap dusted off. These brain teasers could be a phrase, question, or a direct statement that has a hidden meaning like a puzzle to be analyzed.

If you think you’re really good at solving challenging riddle, test yourself with these tricky riddles and find out.

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Here are 20 of the hardest riddles ever:

“You measure my life in hours and I serve you by expiring. I’m quick when I’m thin and slow when I’m fat. The wind is my enemy.”

ANSWER: Candle

“A woman shoots her husband, then holds him underwater for five minutes. Next, she hangs him. Right after, they enjoy a lovely dinner. Explain.”

ANSWER: She took a picture of him and developed it in her dark room.

“What English word has three consecutive double letters?”

ANSWER: Bookkeeper

“First, think of the color of the clouds. Next, think of the color of snow. Now, think of the color of a bright full moon. Now answer quickly what do cows drink?”


“I speak without a mouth and hear without ears. I have no body, but I come alive with wind. What am I?”


“You measure my life in hours and I serve you by expiring. I’m quick when I’m thin and slow when I’m fat. The wind is my enemy.”


“What is seen in the middle of March and April that can’t be seen at the beginning or end of either month?”

ANSWER: Letter “R”

“You see a boat filled with people. It has not sunk, but when you look again you don’t see a single person on the boat. Why?”

ANSWER: All the people were married.

“What word in the English language does the following: the first two letters signify a male, the first three letters signify a female, the first four letters signify a great, while the entire world signifies a great woman. What is the word?”

ANSWER: Heroine

“I come from a mine and get surrounded by wood always. Everyone uses me. What am I?”

ANSWER: Pencil Lead

“What can you hold in your right hand, but never in your left hand?”

ANSWER: Your Left Hand

“This belongs to you, but everyone else uses it.”

ANSWER: Your Name

“A girl has as many brothers as sisters, but each brother has only half as many brothers as sisters. How many brothers and sisters are there in the family?”

ANSWER: 4 Sisters and 3 Brothers

“How can the number four be half of five?”

ANSWER:  IV, the Roman numeral for four, which is “half” (two letters) of the word five.

“I have keys, but no locks and space, and no rooms. You can enter, but you can’t go outside. What am I?”

ANSWER: Keyboard

“Which word in the dictionary is always spelled incorrectly?”

ANSWER: Incorrectly

“What gets wet while drying?”


“How many letters are in the alphabet?”

ANSWER: “The Alphabet” has 11 letters

“First you eat me, then you get eaten. What am I?”

ANSWER: Fishhook

“What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?”

ANSWER: Letter “M”

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