Gateshead Mencap Society

Try not to tear your hair out with these riveting riddles
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I have branches, but no fruit, trunk or leaves. What am I?

What has 13 hearts, but no other organs?

What is brown, has a head and tail but no legs?

A football fan claimed he could tell the score before any game. How did he do it?
If you drop me I’m sure to crack, but give me a smile and I’ll always smile back. What am I?

I have no feet, no hands, no wings, but I climb to the sky. What am I?

If there are three apples and you take two away how many do you have?

How far can a dog run into the woods?

Is it legal for a man to marry his widow's sister?

Why can't a man living in the England be buried in Scotland?

Take off my skin - I won't cry, but you will! What am I?

It belongs to you, but other people use it more than you do. What is it?

What can fill a room but takes up no space?

A woman walks into a room with a box of matches, a paraffin lamp, a candle and a fireplace. What does she light first?

What has many keys but can't open a single lock?

What invention lets you look through a wall?

What can you catch but not throw?

A man builds a square house. All the walls face south. A bear walks by. What colour is the bear?

What word describes a woman who does not have all her fingers on one hand?

What has hands but can't clap?
What has to be broken before you can use it?

What month of the year has 28 days?

What runs all around a garden, yet never moves?

What can travel around the world while staying in a corner?

What has a bottom at the top?

What is made of water but if you put it into water it will disappear?

What is full of holes but still holds water?

What question can you never answer yes to?

What has an eye but can’t see?

What has lots of eyes, but can’t see?

What has a head and a tail, but no body?

What has many needles, but doesn’t sew?

The more of this there is, the less you see. What is it?

What can you hold in your left hand but not in your right?

What gets wetter the more it dries?

I'm tall when I'm young and I'm short when I'm old. What am I?

During which month do people sleep the least?

Paul is six feet tall and works in a butcher's shop. He wears size 9 shoes. What does he weigh?

What gets bigger when more is taken away?

Where does today come before yesterday?

Why do Chinese men eat more rice than Japanese men?

I am an odd number. Take away a letter and I become even. What number am I?

What is as light as a feather but even the strongest man couldn't hold for long.

What has many teeth, but can’t bite?

What kind of coat is best put on wet?

If two's company, and three's a crowd, what are four and five?

What goes through cities and fields, but never moves?

Which word in the dictionary is spelled wrong?

If you’re running in a race and you pass the person in second place, what place are you in?

What begins with an E but only has one letter?

What is easy to get into but hard to get out of?

If you have me, you want to share me. If you share me, you haven't got me. What am I?

There’s a bungalow in which everything is yellow. Yellow walls, yellow doors, yellow furniture. What colour are the stairs?

What kind of tree can you carry in your hand?

What kind of band never plays music?
What comes down but never goes up?

David’s parents have three sons: Snap, Crackle, and what’s the name of the third son?

I follow you all the time and copy your every move, but you can’t touch me or catch me. What am I?

What is at the end of a rainbow?

A brother, his sister and their dog were not under an umbrella. Why didn’t they get wet?

There is a rooster sitting on top of a barn. If it laid an egg, which way would it roll?”

What gets broken without being touched?

When things go wrong, what can you always count on?

Poor people have it. Rich people need it. If you eat it you die. What is it?

A lawyer, a plumber and a hat maker were walking down the street. Who had the biggest hat?

What goes up and down but never moves?

What goes up, but never comes down?

What has a bed but never sleeps, can run but never walks, and has a bank but no money?

What word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?

Which weighs more: a kilo of feathers or a kilo of bricks?

I fly all day long but I don't go anywhere. What am I?

A girl fell off a 20-foot ladder. She wasn't hurt. Why?

What flies without wings?

The more you take, the more you leave behind. What are they?

What kind of dog keeps the time?

What goes up and down stairs but never moves?
It can be cracked, it can be made, it can be told, it can be played. What is it?
Which is right. The yolk of an egg is white, or the yolk of an egg are white?

What is the least spoken language in the world?

You can see me in water, but I never get wet. What am I?

What is harder to catch the faster you run?

A girl was ten on her last birthday and will be twelve on her next birthday. How is this possible?

What is always in front and never behind.

What begins with T, ends with T and has T in it?

You are my brother, but I am not your brother. Who am I?

What would you find in the middle of Toronto?

How many sides does a circle have?

How many species of animals did Moses take on the Ark with him?

How do you make the number one disappear by adding to it?

What starts with “P” and ends with “E” and has thousands of letters?

What is the centre of Gravity?

What do you call a snowman in summer?

What does even the most careful person always overlook?

What goes up when rain comes down?

A boy buys one dozen eggs. On his way home all but three break. How many eggs are left whole?

I have a tongue but cannot talk. I have no legs but sometimes walk. What am I?

What loses its head in the morning but gets it back at night?

What is the softest nut in the entire world?

What have six faces but do not wear makeup, have twenty-one eyes, but cannot see?

If a blue house is made of blue bricks, a yellow house is made of yellow bricks, what is a green house made of?

How can a man go for 20 days without sleep?

What is as big as a horse but does not weigh anything?

If you travel west on an electric train and the wind is blowing east, which way does the smoke blow?

You answer me, but I never ask you a question. What am I?

Washing makes it dirtier. It is cleaner without washing at all.

What was the highest mountain in the world before Mount Everest was discovered?