Welcome to the world of difficult riddles! The puzzles are designed to challenge your brain and push the limits of your logical thinking skills. They may seem impossible at first glance, but with a little bit of creativity and persistence, you will be able to solve even the most difficult riddles.
Difficult Riddles With Answers
1. Can you write down eight eights so that they add up to one thousand? Answer: 888 + 88 + 8 + 8 + 8 = 1000.
2. I am four times as old as my daughter. In 20 years’ time, I shall be twice as old as her. How old are we now? Answer: I am 40 and my daughter is 10.
3. I am something people love or hate. I change people’s appearances and thoughts. If a person takes care of them self I will go up even higher. To some people, I will fool them. To others, I am a mystery. Some people might want to try and hide me but I will show. No matter how hard people try I will Never go down. What am I? Answer: Age.
4. If eleven plus two equals one, what does nine plus five equal? Answer: 11 o’clock plus 2 hours = 1 o’clock 9 o’clock plus 5 hours = 2 o’clock
5. It can’t be seen, can’t be felt, can’t be heard, and can’t be smelt. It lies behind stars and under hills, And empty holes it fills. It comes first and follows after, Ends life, and kills laughter. What is it? Answer: The dark.
6. Only one color, but not one size, Stuck at the bottom, yet easily flies. Present in the sun, but not in rain, Doing no harm and feeling no pain. What is it? Answer: It’s a shadow!
7. What English word retains the same pronunciation, even after you take away four of its five letters? Answer: Queue.
8. What is it that given one, you’ll have either two or none? Answer: A choice.
9. Which of the following words don’t belong in the group and why? CORSET, COSTER, SECTOR, ESCORT, COURTS. Answer: Courts. All of the others are anagrams of each other.
10. Who is that with a neck and no head, two arms, and no hands? What is it? Answer: A shirt.
11. When asked how old she was, Suzie replied, “In two years I will be twice as old as I was five years ago.” How old is she? Answer: She’s 12!
12. What common English verb becomes its own past tense by rearranging its letters? Answer: Eat and Ate.
13. There was a man who was born before his father, killed his mother, and married his sister. Yet, there was nothing wrong with what he had done. Why? Answer: His father was in front of him when he was born, therefore he was born before him. His mother died while giving birth to him. Finally, he grew up to be a minister and married his sister at her ceremony.
14. My thunder comes before the lightning; My lightning comes before the clouds; My rain dries all the land it touches. What am I? Answer: A volcano.
15. My first is high, My second damp, My whole a tie, A writer’s cramp. What am I? Answer: Hyphen. The first two lines yield high-fen. A hyphen is used by a writer to tie (or cramp) two words together.
16. Lighter than what I am made of, More of me is hidden Than is seen. What am I? Answer: An iceberg.
17. I’m found in the sea and on land but I can’t walk or swim. I travel on foot but I’m toeless. No matter where I go I’m never far from home. What am I? Answer: A snail.
18. I run, it runs, I stop, it runs What is it? Answer: My watch.
19. I have three feet but can’t walk; I tell you things but can’t talk; Sometimes I bend but I’m mostly straight. I’m like a scale but can’t tell your weight. What am I? Answer: A yardstick.
20. I am a three-digit number. My tens digit is five more than my one digit. My hundreds digit is eight less than my tens digit. What number am I? Answer: Number 194.
21. How much will a 38° angle measure when looked at under a microscope that magnifies ten times? Answer: It will still be 38°.
22. Different lights do make me strange, thus into different sizes, I will change. What am I? Answer: I am the pupil of an eye.
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