A Few Riddles for Wondering Minds

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Commercial Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
For those who just want to think or remember old riddles, here are a few. I may add more as time goes on.

Submitted: February 06, 2014

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Submitted: February 06, 2014



The one who makes it sells it.
The one who buys it doesn't use it.
The one who's using it doesn't know he's using it.
What is it?


What can’t you keep until you give?


Where may you find roads without cars, forests without trees, and cities without houses?


I have a hundred legs, but cannot stand, a long neck but no head; I eat the maid’s life. What am I?


Cannot be seen, cannot be felt, cannot be heard, cannot be smelt. It lies behind the stars and beneath the hills. Ends life and kills laughter. What is it?


This thing runs but cannot walk, sometimes sings but never talks. Lacks arms, has hands. Lacks a head but has a face. What is it?


What builds up castles, tears down mountains, makes some blind, and helps others to see?


What lives in winter, dies in summer, and grows with its roots upward?


Man walks over; man walks under; in times of war, he burns asunder. What is it?


What has eyes yet cannot see?


In a tunnel of darkness lies a beast of iron. It can only attack when pulled back. What is it?


Walk on the living, they don’t even mumble. Walk on the dead, they mutter and grumble. What are they?


I am emeralds and diamonds, lost by the moon. I am found by the sun and picked up soon. What am I?


With no wings, I fly. With no eyes, I see. With no arms, I climb. More frightening than any beast, stronger than any foe: I am cunning, ruthless and tall; in the end I rule all. What am I?


What’s big as an apple, deep as a cup, yet all the king’s horses can’t pull it up?


Old Mother had one eye, and a long tail that she let fly. And every time she went through a gap, she left a bit of her tail in the trap. What is she?


What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?


How many months of the year has 28 days?


What brute strength cannot get through, I with a gentle touch can do. And alone in the street the people would stand, were I not a friend at hand. What am I?


What eats and eats but never gets full?


What’s as big as an elephant but weighs nothing at all?


A bus driver went the wrong way down a one way street without breaking the law. How?


A man walked into a bathroom and shot his face, yet he survived. How?

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