A riddle is a statement which has a secret meaning - your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to crack the puzzle and find that meaning. Don't worry, it's not mission impossible. Let's start with an easy one - answer this. Brothers and sisters I have none but this man's father is my father's son. Who is the man? What is greater than God, more evil than the devil, the poor have it, the rich need it, and if you eat it, you'll die? Who makes it, has no need of it.
Who buys it, has no use for it. Who uses it can neither see nor feel it. What is it? You can drop me from the tallest building and I'll be fine, but if you drop me in water I die. What am I? Paul's height is six feet, he's an assistant at a butcher's shop, and wears size 9 shoes.
What does he weigh? There was a green house. Inside the green house there was a white house. Inside the white house there was a red house. Inside the red house there were lots of babies. Which creature walks on four legs in the morning, two legs in the afternoon, and three legs in the evening? If you have me, you want to share me.
If you share me, you haven't got me. A man is pushing his car along the road when he comes to a hotel. He shouts, "I'm bankrupt! What is as light as a feather, but even the world's strongest man couldn't hold it for more than a minute? What occurs once in every minute, twice in every moment, yet never in a thousand years? In "The Hobbit" by J. Tolkien, there are several hard riddles that Gollum and Bilbo ask each other. Alive without breath, As cold as death; Never thirsty, ever drinking, All in mail never clinking.
Voiceless it cries, Wingless flutters, Toothless bites, Mouthless mutters. A box without hinges, key, or lid, Yet golden treasure inside is hid. What has roots as nobody sees, Is taller than trees. Up, up, up it goes, And yet never grows? Here are a few hard riddles that appeared in the Batman movies - usually Riddler asking Bruce Wayne. If you look at the number on my face you won't find thirteen anyplace. The eight of us go forth not back to protect our king from a foes attack.
There are three men in a boat with four cigarettes but no matches. How do they manage to smoke? We'll float like a butterfly, sting like a bee And leave you suckers black and blue Though when we're in action we usually bleed That's who we are, that's what we do We do it for kicks and we do it for thrills When boredom makes you lose your mind But mostly we do it to pay off the bills We hope that you can read the sign Now give us our headgear or give us a punch So we can hang around with you You'd best wear protection alongside our bunch Although you might be called a prude.
A blustery wind blows over the bay I hoist up my sails, I'm off on my way Hoping to find, for the sake of my bands A village to pillage in neighboring lands I barge in the house I drink all their wine Why, they hardly even seem like they mind! When business is done, I bolt out the door Picking up more than I'm bargaining for In port once again, my comrades all glance And they all take note of my singing and dance We're off to win GOLD! We're leaving the bay Harpooning whoever might stand in our way! A metal tube quite long and thin My function seems surreal Along my body coming in I'm bringing quite a reel Just cast me out into the waves And leave me standing tall I'll bring in catches that you crave Unless I'm foiled by squalls To find the perfect spot, explore Shun ghosts, avoid the snow It's best if you can monitor What's going on below I'll try to grab you with a hook And lines that hold you tight Designed to draw a longing look Be careful should you bite.
My buddies and I were inseparable mates Til one by one were we split My teacher, she gave me a smack on the pate And off in the corner I sit Admittedly still I'm not hitting the books Though now I'm hugging a tree I guess in the end it's not bad as it looks I went from a C to a B. I'd grab ahold of all I can Relentless in my spree Amidst the crimes I hung a man And then the man hung me I met some more of my own kind We really got along In open hid where none could find Except the dead and gone.
Heaven sent with company Clad in cloaks of four or three Straight and narrow I'll not be Thus my fate is cast Sawn asunder as you're fain In coffin uninterred lie slain 'neath ice with blood-stained ball and chain Gouged until the last.
Entombed alive yet I survived To glimpse once again at the sun But legs to ground are shackled down Curtailing all efforts to run In body lies a dozen knives My crown's sure to split and to smell A robber's spear flew by my ear Be thankful this ended so well. As we face off, the white and black I stand beside my twin See sunbeams fall through patterned cracks That lie above this den Of diamond, sir, my heart's composed It makes me who I am Across that heart I keep exposed The mark of Superman If in the end our paths should meet Then head o'er heels let's go Should safeguards fail, there's no retreat As I bring forth the snow.
Bedecked in flowing robes Assuming my humble station I draw the curious globes And strive to enlighten my patron The task I've taken up Providing you with protection Unlike my peers corrupt Distorting your sound perception I shall not be long winded Unless I am cast away Results might be quite splendid Or varying day by day The prudent give me praise The slovenly fools, rejection For after several days They only see imperfection.
Snow has fallen to the ground Still my lawn is clear Lifeblood flowing all around Doesn't wander here Spring and Summer, nearly drown Watering the lawn Whether grass is green or brown I will make it strong When the days are hot as hell Shade the sun above Scorching not the quiet well Where they fell in love. First you jerk me by my ear Then you kiss me on the lips. You say I'm hot and hold me near, Then laugh that I lack shapely hips. Up and down your silly game Your passion stirred already, Whether mood be light or dark - Just try to hold me steady!
I'm the end that brings the end I'm the one that hides. Shackles gird me waist to toe Sealed in tower I. Ever tasked to make amends, Slowly here I die. My stricken foe you'll never know His death is met with sigh. I'm the acrobat at your command, Give me a turn, or put me on the stand. I'm the sentinel, doorman you need, Give me a go, a go-ahead from me. Hit me, poke me, nail me in your wake, Without my flips, weak knees would quake.
I live in one state and travel to another, Sunny side up or fumble in the other. Five-walled open house Shut my door and make it four.
I know exactly who you are, Where you sleep, friends you keep. A loyal soldier out on tour I take my leaves overseas. So pin the gold upon my breast, Give me orders crossing borders. I'm the tip of safety borne Upon the ends where riches worn, My dented shield will push afield The mighty lance you likewise wield.
I fend away these weapons true You send to me as we renew. Worms from our heads to our toes, "Get them out! And we've sure been around for awhile - Just check out our throats! See how we choke? Hindering spry spirit and old, We stop all the fun though it only takes one. We're so bored with the carousal punch, Now leave us alone, our work here is done!
We're just wishing that we could go fishing, and we'll show you the fish hot on the dish! Soldiers march all in a row Through field, the part they play they know. Soldiers black, soldiers tall Across the fruited plain they crawl. Grinning wide, standing firm, Your ego safe they will confirm. Scrape the dead, part the waves They will not break, these soldiers brave. Treasure waits beyond the reach gold within a hold, remnants of the dead are stitched to keep the living whole. Broken bones among the weeds scattered 'round and round, where untouched gems wait silently o'er blades upon the ground.
Stabbed and tied, have never died Old as old can be, Push me to the moral ends I'm all for modesty. Often lost and all alone Find me without teeth, The holes I bear with pride I wear Security in my reach. I rank higher than the privates, Commander of the Line, The uniform my noble goal Security 'cross time. Underway and under knots My medal borne with pride, Within my grasp a flag, sans mast All noblemen would fly.
Two children, who were all tangled up in their reckoning of the days of the week, paused on their way to school to straighten matters out. A basket contains 5 apples. Do you know how to divide them among 5 kids so that each one has an apple and one apple stays in the basket?
There are a few trees in a garden. On one of them, a pear tree, there are pears quite logical. But after a strong wind blew, there were neither pears on the tree nor on the ground. How come? A poor farmer went to the market to sell some peas and lentils. However, as he had only one sack and didn't want to mix peas and lentils, he poured in the peas first, tied the sack in the middle, and then filled the top portion of the sack with the lentils.
At the market a rich innkeeper happened by with his own sack. He wanted to buy the peas, but he did not want the lentils. Pouring the seed anywhere else but the sacks is considered soiling.
Trading sacks is not allowed. The farmer can't cut a hole in his sack. How would you transfer the peas to the innkeeper's sack, which he wants to keep, without soiling the produce? The captain of a ship was telling this interesting story: "We traveled the sea far and wide.
At one time, two of my sailors were standing on opposite sides of the ship.