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Hard riddles for kids
You should keep me as straight as can be, yet very few do. Most of the time I am slightly bent or curved. Your sadness usually causes me to bend further, but don’t bend me for too long or I may never be able to fully straighten out again. What am I?
If 66 = 2, 99 = 2, 888 = 6, 00 = 2, 7777 = 0, 667= 2, 276 = 1, 833 = 2, then what does 2876 equal?
Three. Each circle within a number is equivalent to one. For example, the numbers 9 and 6 are equivalent to one because they have one circle in them, whereas the number 8 is equal to 2 because of its two loops.
Each day many people from all over the world come and visit me, however they usually only stay for a few minutes. I am considered by many to be very dirty yet few people would want to live without me. And, whenever people come see me, they reveal to me a part of themselves that they rarely show to others. What or who am I?
Sometimes I shine, sometimes I’m dull, sometimes I am big, and sometimes I am small. I can be pointy, I can be curved, and don’t ask me questions because even though I’m sharp, I’m not smart enough to answer you. What am I?
I am believed to be only one dimensional, and tinier than anything can be, and there are many who say that I am the basis of all that we see. What am I?
A string (from String Theory)
A limo driver is going the wrong way down a one way street. He goes past four police officers along the way, yet none of them stop him. One even smiled and waved. Why didn’t the police stop him?
Because the limo driver was walking, not driving
If all Wibbles are Criggles, all Borkins are Kwumblins, no Hoggles are Borkins, and all Criggles are Borkins, is it true that all Borkins are Criggles?
No, it is false
What do you get if you add 2 blackberries and 5 apples?
A house full of gadgets
Which of the following is the largest? Triangle, circle, square, or rectangle?
Rectangle, it has the most letters
I can be long and can be short, I can be black, white, brown or purple. You can find me the world over and I am often the main event. What am I?
How can you fit 4 apples inside a box that measures 7x4x2 inches?
Put 4 Apple iPhones in the box
If pentagons have five sides, octagons have 8 sides, decagons have 10 sides and hexagons have 6. How many sides does a family of 3 have on their dining table?
That depends on how many side dishes are being served
What is the equivalent of 4k + 2k +k?
7000 (k is a symbol for 1000)
Hard riddles for kids 2
When you have me, you feel like sharing me. But, if you do share me, you don’t have me. What am I?
With thieves I consort, With the vilest, in short, I’m quite at ease in depravity; Yet all divines use me, And savants can’t lose me, For I am the center of gravity!
What question can you never answer yes to?
Are you asleep yet?
You can see nothing else, when you look in my face, I will look you in the eye, and I will never lie.
What English word retains the same pronunciation, even after you take away four of its five letters?
What stinks when living and smells good when dead?
It happens once in a minute, twice in a week, and once in a year. What is it?
The letter ‘e’.
When things go wrong, what can you always count on?
A cloud is my mother, the wind is my father, my son is the cool stream and my daughter is the fruit of the land. A rainbow is my bed, the earth my final resting place and I’m the torment of man. What am I?
I am taken from a mine, and shut up in a wooden case, from which I am never released and yet I am used by almost everybody. What am I?
There was a competition where the contestants had to hold something. At the end of the event, the winner was a person who was physically disabled (he had no hands or feet)! What was it that the contestants have to hold?
The person who makes it has no need for it. The person who purchases it does not use it. The person who does use it does not know they are. What is it?
You live in a place where six months of the year is mild summer and during the other six months the mercury goes drastically down! You own a lake where there is a small island. You want to build a house over there and need to get some materials across there. You have no boat, plane or anything which you can use to transport them to the island. How will you solve the problem?
Wait for winter. The lake will freeze when the temperature drops.
A cloud is my mother, the wind is my father, my son is the cool stream, and my daughter is the fruit of the land. A rainbow is my bed, the earth my final resting place, and I am the torment of man.
Hard riddles for kids 3
How can you burn an apple, blueberry, rose and pumpkin without leaving any ashes but retaining the smell of it?
By burning a candle with its scent
You can collect me and you can toss me, you can flip me, you can spin me, and people all around the world have different versions of me. What am I?
Besides another number, what can you add to the number 3 to turn it into an even number?
The letter E to the left of it. By connecting it with the letter E on the left side it turns into an eight (E3 = 8)
I flicker and I glow and tell stories and put on a show, to make me you must move super fast many pieces of art from the first to the last. What am I?
What do cinders, charcoal, ember, and fire have that a smoke simply doesn’t have?
The letter R
What has a spot and is very bright, is sometimes, red, white, blue, yellow or green and is often blinding.
If you throw a bottle of wine, a carton of juice and a can of soda at someone’s head, which one will hurt the least?
A can of soda because it is a soft drink
I can be sad, I can be happy, I can be angry and cry, I come with many faces and sometimes many sizes. I am able to communicate things words often cannot and I can move from place to place at the speed of light. What am I?
Claire ordered a meal for her family of four at a fast food restaurant. She ordered meal numbers 1, 3, 7 and 9 but the ended up giving all the food back. Why is that?
Because the food was odd
No sooner spoken than broken. What is it?
This old one runs forever, but never moves at all. He has not lungs nor throat, but still a mighty roaring call. What is it?
I am not alive, but I grow; I don’t have lungs, but I need air; I don’t have a mouth, but water kills me. What am I?
A word I know, six letters it contains, remove one letter, and twelve remains. What am I?
Hard riddles for kids 4
What belongs to you but others use it more than you do?
I am taken from a mine and shut up in a wooden case, from which I am never released, and yet I am used by almost everybody. What am I?
What goes up the chimney when down, but cannot go down the chimney when up?
Five men went to church. It started to rain. Four men ran for cover, but got wet on the way. The one man who stayed behind stayed dry. How?
The dry man was a body in a coffin and the other four were pall bearers
What is it that has a bottom at the top of them?
What is full of holes, but can still hold a lot of water?
What is put on a table and cut, but is never eaten?
A pack of cards
What kinds of stones are never found in the ocean?
Stones that are dry
Why is the sun so bright?
Because it pays attention in the class and does its homework on time
As I went across the bridge, I met a man with a load of wood which was neither straight nor crooked. What kind of wood was it?
The first man is the master of priceless gems; The second man is the master of love; The third man is the master of shovels; The fourth man is the master of big sticks; Who are they?
The kings in a deck of cards
A dad and his son were riding their bikes and crashed. Two ambulances came and took them to different hospitals. The man’s son was in the operating room and the doctor said, “I can’t operate on you. You’re my son.” How is that possible?
The doctor is his mom!
The Smith family is a very wealthy family that lives in a big, circular home. One morning, Mr. Smith woke up and saw a strawberry jam stain on his new carpet. He figured out that everyone who was there that morning had a jam sandwich. By reading the following excuses, figure out who spilled the jam.Billy Smith: “I was outside playing basketball.”The Maid: “I was dusting the corners of the house.”Chef: “I was starting to make lunch for later.”Who is lying?
It was the maid. The house is circular; it has no corners.
Hard riddles for kids 5
One night, a butcher, a baker, and a candlestick maker go to a hotel. When they get their bill, however, it’s for four people. Who’s the fourth person?
One night can also mean one knight. That makes four: one knight, a butcher, a baker and a candlestick maker!
What instrument can you hear but never see?
Your voice! You can sing with your voice like an instrument and hear it, but no one can see it!
A man was cleaning the windows of a 25 story building. He slipped and fell off the ladder, but wasn’t hurt. How did he do it?
He fell off the second step.
I have keys but no locks. I have space but no room. You can enter but can’t go outside. What am I?
Two fathers and two sons go on a fishing trip. They each catch a fish and bring it home. Why do they only bring three home?
The fishing trip consists of a grandfather, a father and a son.
Tuesday, Sam and Peter went to a restaurant to eat lunch. After eating lunch, they paid the bill. But Sam and Peter did not pay the bill, so who did?
Their friend, Tuesday
What has 4 legs in the morning, 2 legs in the afternoon, and 3 legs at night?
A person! As a baby you crawl (4 legs), as an adult you walk (2 legs), then when you are older you use a cane (3 legs)
If a blue house is made out of blue bricks, a yellow house is made out of yellow bricks and a pink house is made out of pink bricks, what is a green house made of?
A house has four walls. All of the walls are facing south, and a bear is circling the house. What color is the bear?
The house is on the North Pole, so the bear is white.
What is as light as a feather, but even the world’s strongest man couldn’t hold it for more than a minute?
In a one-story pink house, there was a pink person, a pink cat, a pink fish, a pink computer, a pink chair, a pink table, a pink telephone, a pink shower– everything was pink! What color were the stairs?
There were not any stairs; it was a one-story house!
A man was driving his truck. His lights were not on. The moon was not out. Up ahead, a woman was crossing the street. How did he see her?
It was a bright and sunny day
What has a head but never weeps, has a bed but never sleeps, can run but never walks, and has a bank but no money?
A man leaves home and turns left three times, only to return home facing two men wearing masks. Who are those two men?
A catcher and an umpire
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