57 Best Riddles To Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

To give you a headstart on your game here are some riddles for adults with answers that are apt for your professional life. Dwell in the craziness of the moment with all your colleagues. 

  • What are two things you can never eat for breakfast?
    Lunch and Dinner
  • What is always coming but never arrives? 
  • What gets wetter the more it dries? 
    A towel
  • What can be broken but never held? 
    A promise
  • What word is spelt incorrectly in every single dictionary?
  • What is it that lives if it is fed, and dies if you give it a drink?
  • What never asks a question but gets answered all the time?
    Your cellphone
  • What word would you use to describe a man who does not have all his fingers in one hand?
    Normal, because people usually have half their fingers on one hand.
  • What goes up but never ever comes down?
    Your age
  • What can one catch that is not thrown?
    A cold
  • A girl fell off a 50-foot ladder but didn’t get hurt. How come?
    She fell off the bottom step
  • If you have one, you want to share it. But once you share it, you do not have it. What is it?
    A Secret
  • What starts with “e” and ends with “e” but only has one letter in it?
    An envelope
  • If a plane crashes on the border between the United States and Canada, where do they bury the survivors?
    Survivors aren’t buried!
  • How can a girl go 25 days without sleep?
    She sleeps at night
  • If it takes eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it take four men?
    No time, because the wall is already built
  • You spot a boat full of people but there isn’t a single person on board. How is that possible?
    Everyone on board is married
  • If you have a bowl with six apples and you take away four, how many do you have?
    The four you took
  • How do you make number one disappear?
    Add a ‘G’ and it’s gone!
  • If you had only one match and entered a dark room containing an oil lamp, some kindling wood, and a newspaper, which would you light first?
    The match

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  • What’s greater than God and more evil than the devil? Rich people want it, poor people have it. And if you eat it, you’ll die?
  • If you spell “sit in the tub” s-o-a-k, and you spell “a funny story” j-o-k-e, how do you spell “the white of an egg”?
    E-G-G  W-H-I-T-E
  • A cowboy rode into town on Friday. He stayed in town for three days and rode out on Friday. How is that possible?
    His horse is named Friday
  • Is it legal for a man to marry his widow’s sister?
    No, but since he is dead it would be hard to do so.
  • What two keys can’t open any door?
    A monkey and a donkey
  • If Mrs John’s one-story house is decorated completely in pink, with the walls, carpet, and furniture all shades of pink, what colour are the stairs?
    There are no stairs
  • What will you actually find at the end of every rainbow?
    The letter ‘W’
  • How did the boy kick his soccer ball ten feet, and then have it come back to him on its own?
    He kicked it up
  • A young boy was rushed to the hospital emergency room, but the ER doctor saw the boy and refused to operate. “This boy is my son,” the doctor said. But the doctor wasn’t the boy’s father. How could this be?
    The doctor was the boy’s mom
  • How could a man go outside in the pouring rain without protection, and not have a hair on his head get wet?
    He is bald
  • What has a face and two hands, but no arms or legs?
    A clock
  • If an electric train is moving north at 100mph and a wind is blowing to the west at 10mph, which way does the smoke blow?
    An electric train has no smoke
  • I start out tall, but the longer I stand, the shorter I grow. What am I?
    A candle
  • A man and his boss have the same parents but are not siblings. How is this possible?
    He’s self-employed
  • What can’t talk but will reply when spoken to? 
    An echo
  • I am only a head, I have nothing within, I have no mouth, But speak through my skin. What am I? 
    A drum.
  • I’m the father of fruits. What am I? 
    A papa-ya.
  • I'm a silent guardian, standing tall and firm, in the darkest of nights, I cast my light. What am I?
    A lighthouse.
  • I'm a box that's square, but not always fair, and I hold a puzzle that's never quite there. What am I?
    A Rubik's Cube.
  • I'm a barrier of air, yet you can see right through me. What am I?
    A window.
  • I'm a place where stars gather, where constellations tell their tales, and where wishes are born. What am I?
    The night sky.
  • I'm a vessel of knowledge, with pages to turn, and I can transport you to worlds yet to be discovered. What am I?
    A book.
  • He has married many women but has never married. Who is he?
     A priest
  • I'm a path of light, a dance in the sky, but I'm not the sun, nor a fire up high. What am I?
    Northern lights (Aurora Borealis).
  • I'm a vessel with secrets, a treasure concealed, and only those with the key can reveal what's concealed. What am I?
    A locked diary.
  • I'm a guardian of time, with hands that don't move, yet I can mark moments, both old and brand new. What am I?
    A clock without hands (digital clock).
  • I'm a creation of words, a tale to unfold, where characters live and adventures are told. What am I?
    A story.
  • I'm a silent observer, high in the air, with eyes that twinkle and a tranquil stare. What am I?
    The moon.
  • I'm a trail of thoughts, winding and wide, and the more you explore me, the more you'll find. What am I?
    Your mind.

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  • I don’t mind a little weight. What am I? 
    A Scale
  • Spelt forwards I’m what you do every day, spelled backwards I’m something you hate. What am I?
  • What word contains 26 letters but only has three syllables? 
    The alphabet.
  • I’m red or green and grow on a vine. I’m dried to make raisins and squeezed to make wine. What am I? 
  • What becomes white when it is dirty? 
    A blackboard
  • It can be used onstage or to express admiration. What is it? 
  • I help you from your head to your toe. The more I work, the smaller I grow. What am I? 
    A bar of soap.
  • There are 6 mangoes in a basket and 6 kids eagerly waiting to get one. Each kid is given 1 mango, yet there is one mango in the basket. How? 
    The last kid gets the basket with the mango in it.
  • With pointed fangs, I sit and wait; with piercing force, I crunch out fate; grabbing victims, proclaiming might; physically joining with a single bite. What am I? 
    A stapler.
  • A barrel of water weighs 20 pounds. What must you add to it to make it weigh 12 pounds? 
  • What is the difference between a jeweller and a jailer? 
    A jeweller sells watches and a jailer watches cells.
  • Take off my skin, I won’t cry, but you will. What am I? 
    An onion
  • Two mothers and two daughters go to a pet store and buy three cats. Each female gets her own cat. How is this possible? 
    It is possible if they are grandmother, mother, and daughter.
  • What do you call a cat who loves to swim? 
    A catfish.
  • What belongs to you but other people use it more than you? 
    Your name
  • I am the beginning of everything, the end of everywhere. I’m the beginning of eternity, the end of time and space. What am I? 
    The letter “e.”
  • Everyone has it and no one can lose it, what is it?
    Their shadow
  • What can you keep after giving it to someone? 
    Your word
  • How can you make six into an odd number? 
    Remove the letter S and you have IX which is 9 in roman numerals.
  • I do not have any special powers, but I can predict the score of any football game before it begins. How can I do this? 
    Well, the score before any football game is always zero to zero!
  • I'm not alive, but I can die; I don't have lungs, but I need air to fly. What am I?
    A fire.
  • I'm full of keys, but I can't open any locks. What am I?
    A piano.
  • The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I?
  • I can fly without wings, cry without eyes, and wherever I go, darkness dies. What am I?
  • I'm always in front of you, but you will never see me. What am I?
    The future.
  • I have keys but can't open locks. I have space but no room. You can enter, but you can't go inside. What am I?
    A keyboard.
  • I'm a word of letters three, add two and fewer there will be. What am I?
  • I'm a seven-letter word. I'm greater than God, more evil than the devil, and if you eat me, you'll die. What am I?
  • I'm a word of letters three, and I'm far greater than "you" or "me." What am I?
  • I'm a word of letters three, add two, and fewer there will be. What am I?
  • I'm not alive, but I can grow; I don't have lungs, but I need air; I don't have a mouth, but water kills me. What am I?
    A fire hydrant.
  • I'm round, soft, and can bounce high, but I won't wake you up when I fall. What am I?
    A bed.
  • I'm a little, yellow, and most often found in your kitchen. You can squeeze me, but I won't say a word. What am I?
    A lemon.
  • I'm not alive, but I can move; I don't have legs, but I can run. What am I?
    A river.
  • I'm flat, white, and can be written on, but you can't mail me. What am I?
    A piece of paper.
  • I'm tall when I'm young and short when I'm old. What am I?
    A candle.
  • I'm the word that's always pronounced incorrectly. What am I?
  • I have a heart that never beats, I can't be alive, but I can still grow. What am I?
    An artichoke.
  • I can be cracked, made, told, and played. What am I?
    A joke.
  • I'm round, soft, and I bounce, but I won't hold water. What am I?
    A rubber ball.
  • I'm the beginning of the end, the end of every place. I'm the beginning of eternity, the end of time and space. What am I?
    The letter "E."
  • I'm taken from a mine, and shut up in a wooden case, from which I'm never released, and yet I am used by almost every person. What am I?
    Pencil lead/graphite.
  • What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?
    The letter "M."
  • I'm a word of letters three, add one and you'll see. What am I?
  • I'm a vessel of knowledge with pages to fill, yet I'm weightless and silent, never standing still. What am I?
    A digital tablet.
  • I'm not alive, but I can think; I don't have a mouth, but I can speak. What am I?
    A computer.
  • I'm a trail of thoughts, often hard to trace, and when you follow me, you're in a different place. What am I?
  • I'm a bridge between minds, where thoughts take flight, but I'm invisible and weightless, both day and night. What am I?
    The internet.
  • I'm a box of memories, holding moments in time, yet I'm not alive, just paper and rhyme. What am I?
    A scrapbook.
  • I'm a realm of dreams, where reality's bent, and when you visit me, you're never truly absent. What am I?
  • I'm a puzzle unsolved, an unspoken, and though I have s, they're often broken. What am I?
  • I'm a box with no hinges, key, or lid, yet golden treasures are hidden inside. What am I?
    An egg.
  • I'm a path through the air, a route through the sky, but you can't walk on me, no matter how hard you try. What am I?
    A rainbow.
  • I'm a vessel that's empty, though I often overflow. What am I?
    A sieve.
  • I'm a silent guardian, watching over the night, with a thousand eyes that gleam with light. What am I?
  • I'm a box of sounds, a symphony in your hand, with strings but no strings attached. What am I?
    A guitar.
  • I'm a reflection of the world, a mirror of life's scenes, yet I'm not alive, just glass and dreams. What am I?
    A mirror.
  • I'm a river of words, flowing from your mind, creating worlds with every line. What am I?
  • I'm a window to the past, a glimpse of what's been, capturing moments, time and again. What am I?
    A photograph.
  • I'm a thread of thoughts, woven through the night, unraveling mysteries with the morning light. What am I?

Don’t worry if you can’t meet your colleagues and have an informal night. We can sort some way for you like playing the same game of riddles with answers online on google meet or zoom calls. 

This way you can have a great time with your colleagues without missing out on any part of the amazingness. Easily get to know how your coworkers get creative in their approach and answer questions that are filled with confusing elements.

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