Try these brain-teasing riddles. How many can you solve before clicking on the answer key? 


1. There were five apples on a plate. Simon ate all of them but three. How many were left?

2. Is there a word in the English language that contains all five vowels (a, e, i, o, u)?

3. Can you make a correct English sentence that has the word ‘because’ three times in a row?


4. I know a little word, six letters it contains. Subtract just one, and twelve is what remains.

5. Which nine letter word has only one vowel?

6. This is an unusual paragraph. I’m curious as to how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it? It looks so plain you would think nothing was wrong with it, and, in fact, nothing is! It is unusual though. If you study it and think about it, you still may not find anything odd, but if you work at it for an hour or two, it might dawn on you!riddles

7. What can speak every language in the world?

8. If yesterday was Wednesday’s tomorrow, and tomorrow is Sunday’s yesterday, what day is today?

9. A cowboy has a few days free time, so he decides to take a holiday. He leaves on Tuesday, enjoys his two day holiday, and then returns on Tuesday too. How did he do that?

10. When does 11 + 2 = 1?


11. A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose from three rooms:The first is full of boiling oil. The second is full of assassins with guns. The third is full of lions that haven’t eaten for three years. Which room is the safest for him?

12. Tom’s mum had four children. The first three are called March, April and May. What is the fourth’s name?

Riddles answer key

Choose some of your favourite riddles and try them on your friends, your family or your teacher.If you know any good riddles, send them to us (don’t forget to include the answer). We’ll add our favourites to the site.