Riddles for Adults with Answers

Riddles aren't just for kids. Funny puzzles for adults are good for entertainment. Solving clever and hard riddles will expand your vocabulary and help you keep your mind sharp.

Hard and Funny Riddles for Adults

People make me, save me, change me, raise me. What am I?

What breaks yet never falls, and what falls yet never breaks?

What goes through cities and fields, but never moves?

A man looks at a painting in a museum and says,
"Brothers and sisters I have none,
but that man’s father is my father’s son."
Who is in the painting?

What does man love more than life, hate more than death or mortal strife;
that which contented men desire; the poor have, the rich require;
the miser spends, the spendthrift saves, and all men carry to their graves?

A hen and a half lays an egg and a half in a day and a half.
How many eggs does one hen lay in one day?

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NASA was considering sending canaries into space to study them under zero gravity. The project was scrapped when someone realized that in spite of having sufficient water supplies, they could die of dehydration within a few hours. Why?

A certain crime is punishable if attempted but not punishable if committed.
What is it?

I have four wings, but cannot fly, I never laugh and never cry;
On the same spot I'm always found, toiling away with little sound.
What am I?

What can be touched but can't be seen?

Lovely and round, I shine with pale light, grown in the darkness, a lady's delight.
What am I?

I am a box that holds keys without locks, yet they can unlock your soul.
What am I?

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Four cars come to a four way stop, all coming from a different direction.
They can't decide who got there first, so they all go forward at the same time.
They do not crash into each other, but all four cars go.
How is this possible?

I weaken all men for hours each day.
I show you strange visions while you are away.
I take you by night, by day take you back,
None suffer to have me, but do from my lack.
What am I?

My life is often a volume of grief, your help is needed to turn a new leaf.
Stiff is my spine and my body is pale, but I'm always ready to tell a tale.
What am I?

Often held but never touched, always wet but never rusts,
often bites but seldom bit, to use me well you must have wit.
What am I?

What has no hands but might knock on your door, and if it does you better open up?

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What can be swallowed, but can also swallow you?

What can be driven although it doesn't have wheels, sliced but stays whole?

Two men were playing tennis.
They played five sets and each man won three sets.
How can this be possible?

A group of privates were standing in the blistering sun facing due west.
Their sergeant shouted at them: Right turn! About turn! Left turn!
In which direction are they now facing?

Why is a bullet like a tender glance?

A man is discovered dead sitting at his desk, alone in the locked office.
He did not commit suicide and there was no weapons in the room.
The only clue is a sealed envelope on the desk in front of him.
How did he die?

Where is there is no south, west, nor east, and weather not fit for man or beast?

Thirty white horses on a red hill,
First they champ,
Then they stamp,
Then they stand still.

What goes up but never comes down?

A king, queen and two twins all lay in a large room.
How are there no adults in the room?

How can you drop a raw egg on the concrete floor without cracking it?

In a bus, there is a 26-year-old pregnant lady,
a 30-year-old policeman, a 52-year-old random woman,
and the driver who is 65 years old.
Who is the youngest?

What kind of tree can you carry in your hand?

If an electric train is travelling south, which way is the smoke going?

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They come out at night without being called,
and are lost in the day without being stolen.
What are they?

What is the best cure for dandruff?

What do you call a man who does not have all his fingers on one hand?

I don’t have eyes, ears, nose and tongue, but I can see, smell, hear and taste everything.
What am I?

I do not speak, cannot hear or speak anything, but I will always tell the truth.
What am I?

I can't be bought, but I can be stolen with a glance.
I'm worthless to one, but priceless to two.
What am I?

When it is alive we sing, when it is dead we clap our hands.
What is it?

Thousands lay up gold within this house, But no man made it.
Spears past counting guard this house, But no man wards it.

I don't have eyes, but once I did see.
Once I had thoughts, but now I'm white and empty.

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

What travels from house to house and is sometimes narrow and sometimes wide but always stays outside?

What can go through glass without breaking it?

What has 3 feet but cannot walk?

What's as small as a mouse but guards a house like a lion?

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