Why is an island like the letter ‘t’? 30 best fun word riddles with answers for kids and adults

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Do you have what it takes to solve all 30 of our riddles?

The feeling of the satisfaction of correctly solving a riddle is only matched by that of the joy of stumping your friends and family.

Check out these riddles and see how many you get right - and no cheating!

Easy

  1. What word is spelled wrong in the dictionary?
  2. What can you hold in your right hand, but never in your left hand?
  3. What travels all around the world without leaving its corner?
  4. What gets wetter the more it dries?
  5. What has a head and a tail, but no body?
  6. What five letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?
  7. A yellow house is made of yellow bricks, a red house is made of red bricks - what is a green house made of?
  8. Which month has 28 days?
  9. What has legs but can’t walk?
  10. What kind of cheese is made backwards?

Easy answers

  1. The word “wrong”. 
  2. Your left hand.
  3. A stamp.
  4. A towel.
  5. A coin.
  6. The word “short”.
  7. Glass.
  8. All of them.
  9. A chair.
  10. Edam.

Medium

  1. Why is an island like the letter ‘T’?
  2. What can you catch, but not throw?
  3. I have no legs, I will never walk but always run - what am I?
  4. How many eggs would a rooster lay over three weeks, if it is properly fed and housed?
  5. What happens once in a lifetime, twice in a moment, but never in one hundred years?
  6. When is a door no longer a door?
  7. Which is heavier - a ton of bricks, or a ton of feathers?
  8. Jared’s father has three sons - Snap, Crackle and…?
  9. You’re running in a race and take over the person in second place - what place are you in the race now?
  10. You are in a dark room with a box of matches and in the room is an oil lamp, a candle and a fireplace - which do you light first?
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Medium answers

  1. Because both are in the middle of water (water).
  2. A cold.
  3. A river.
  4. None - roosters don’t lay eggs.
  5. The letter “M”. 
  6. When it’s ajar.
  7. They both weigh the same. 
  8. Jared.
  9. Second place. 
  10. The match.

Hard

  1. The man who invented it doesn’t need it, the man who bought it doesn’t want it and the man who needs it doesn’t know it. What is it?
  2. Poor people have it. Rich people need it. If you eat it, you die. What is it?
  3. What are the next three letters in this sequence - O, T, T, F, F, S, S
  4. I have cities but no houses, mountains but no trees, water but no fish. What am I?
  5. What English word has three consecutive double letters?
  6. Sarah has four daughters, and each daughter has a brother - how many children does Sarah have?
  7. The more there is, the less you see - what am I?
  8. There are two fathers and two sons at a table - but there are only three people sitting at the table. How is this possible?
  9. A plane crashes between the border of France and Belgium - where are the survivors buried?
  10. Which candles burn longer - church candles or birthday candles?

Hard answers

  1. A coffin.
  2. Nothing.
  3. E, N, T. The letters are the first letter of the numbers in order, so one (O), two (T), three (T) etc, so “Eight”, “Nine” and “Ten” are next.
  4. A map.
  5. Bookkeeper .
  6. Five - each sister shares the same brother.
  7. Darkness.
  8. They are grandfather, father and son.
  9. Nowhere - survivors don’t get buried. 
  10. Neither, candles only burn shorter.

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