Hard Riddles with Answers

We collected 75 hard riddles for children and adults. Not everyone can solve them all. Check what you can do!

Hard Riddles for Kids

How far can a dog run into the woods?

What is bought by the yard by is worn by the foot?

With pointed fangs it sits in wait,
with piercing force it doles out fate,
over bloodless victims proclaiming its might,
eternally joining in a single bite.
What is it?

What has a foot but no leg?

What can you hold in your left hand and not in your right?

What stays where it is when it goes off?

What has a big mouth, yet never speaks?

The more you take the more you leave behind.

Turn me on my side and I am everything. Cut me in half and I am nothing.
What am I?

What has a mouth but can't talk?

What gets bigger the more you take away?

What runs but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a head but never weeps, has a bed but never sleeps?

It's shorter than the rest, but when you're happy, you raise it up like it's the best.
What is it?

Green but not a lizard, white without being snow, and bearded without being a man.

What has green hair, a round red head and a long thin white beard?

I am not alive but seem so, because I dance and breathe with no legs or lungs of my own.
What am I?

How can you make six into an odd number?

What water can you eat and chew?

What is there one of in every corner and two of in every room?

What grows up while growing down?

What can you fill with empty hands?

What time of day is spelled the same forwards and backwards?

What cannot talk but will always reply when spoken to?

Lives without a body, hears without ears, speaks without a mouth, to which the air alone gives birth.
What is it?

What do you answer even though it never asks you questions?

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What moves across the land but never has to steer?
It has delivered our goods year after year.
What is it?

What has golden hair and stands in the corner?

My rings are not of gold, but I get more as I get old.
What am I?

I beam, I shine, I sparkle white.
I'll brighten the day with a single light.
I'll charm and enchant all.
I'll bring the best in you all.
What am I?

Tickle with your fingers and a song it will sing.
Be careful, though, you may break a string.
What is it?

What do pandas have that no other animal has?

I twist and turn and leaves a loop. What am I?

What is harder to catch the faster you run?

They are two brothers. However much they run, they do not reach each other.

What is it that no man ever saw, which never was, but always will be?

I go around and in the house, but never touches the house.
What am I?

What day, within a week of today, does not end in "Y"?

I am known for my natural tuxedo and marching.
What am I?

What is full of holes, but still holds a lot of water?

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Hard Riddles for Adults

What can you lose that will cause other people to lose theirs too?

The shorter I am, the bigger I am. What am I?

What stinks when living and smells good when dead?

What is the longest fruit?

Which eight-letter word still remains a word after removing each letter from it?

I can be flipped and broken but I never move.
I can be closed, and opened, and sometimes removed.
I am sealed by hands.
What am I?

Once I'm 24. Twice I'm 20. Three times I'm inappropriate.
What am I?

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

Born in an instant.
I tell all stories.
I can be lost.
But I never die.
What am I?

A prisoner is told: "If you tell a lie, we will hang you and if you tell the truth, we will shoot you".
What did the prisoner say to save himself?

What is deaf, dumb and blind but always tells the truth?

What can you keep after giving it to someone?

What word looks the same upside down and backward?

I have two legs, but they only touch the ground while I'm at rest.
What am I?

I cause involuntary movements in your vehicle.
What am I?

What word describes a woman who does not have all her fingers on one hand?

I have branches. yet I have no leaves, no trunk, and no fruit.
What am I?

The more you take, the more you leave behind.
What am I?

I can flutter and take your breath away.
I can take a beating, but do not bruise.
If I stopped you would be sure to lose.
All day and night, I am with you.
What am I?

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I am always in front of you, but you will never see me.
What am I?

What must take a bow before it can speak?

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?

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

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

What disappears as soon as you say its name?

Who is that with a neck and no head, two arms and no hands?
What is it?

How high would you have to count before you would use the letter A in the English language spelling of a whole number.

What is it that given one, you'll have either two or none?

I move very slowly at an imperceptible rate,
although I take my time, I am never late.
I accompany life, and survive past demise,
I am viewed with esteem in many women's eyes.
What am I?

Different lights do make me strange,
thus into different sizes I will change.
What am I?

My thunder comes before the lightning;
My lightning comes before the clouds;
My rain dries all the land it touches.
What am I?

Without a bridle, or a saddle, across a thing I ride a-straddle.
And those I ride, by help of me, though almost blind, are made to see.
What am I?

You can see me in water, but I never get wet.
What am I?

Which part of a boat, does a shopaholic like the most?

You do not want me when you don’t have me,
but when you have me you don’t want to lose me.
What am I?

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