75 Tricky Riddles for Teens


We all love tricking our friends, family and almost everyone around us with riddles. I mean, be it, children, teens or adults, our lives are just so incomplete without them. I know the questions may seem to be a lot difficult but every time we get to know the answers, we all are like ‘Damn, I could have thought of it! But whatever it is, we have got some great collection of riddles for teens.  So, are you ready to solve them with me?

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Q. Who makes it, has no need of it.
Who buys it, has no use for it.
Who uses it can neither see nor feel it.
What is it?

A coffin.

Q. You should keep me as straight as can be, yet very few do. I am slightly bent or curved most of the time. 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?

Your posture


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Q. A basket contains 5 apples. Can you tell me a way such that all the five kids get one apple each and one apple stays in the basket?

4 kids get an apple each but the fifth kid gets an apple along with basket (the basket still contains the apple)

Q. You can hold me in your hand and yet I can fill your entire room. What am I?

A bulb

Q. What do you get if you add 2 blackberries and 5 apples?


A house full of gadgets

Q. What is the difference between a schoolboy studying and a farmer watching his cattle?

One is stocking his mind, while the other is minding his stock.

Q. Two girls ate dinner together. They both ordered iced tea. One girl drank them very fast and had finished five in the time it took it took the other to drink just one. the girl who drank one died while the other survived. All of the drinks were poisoned. How did the girl who drank the most survived?

The poison was in the ice.

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Q. Name an eight letter word that has “kst” in the middle, in the beginning, and at the end

Inkstand – kst is in the middle. “In” is the beginning, and “and” ends the word.

Q. 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

Q. A cowboy rode into town on Friday.  He stayed in town for three days and rode out on Friday.  How was that possible?

Friday was the name of his horse.


Q. What do teens say when they have trouble with even numbers in their math class?

I can’t even

Q. There are four brothers in this world that were all born together. The first runs and never wearies. The second eats and is never full. The third drinks and is always thirsty. The fourth sings a song that is never good.

Water, fire, earth, wind

Q. Why did the teenager’s report card become very cold and freeze?

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Because it was full of low C’s and F’s

Q. I don’t have lungs or a chest but I need air; I am not alive, but I grow; I don’t have a mouth and I don’t like water. What am I?


Q. If today is Monday, what is the day after the day before the day before tomorrow?


Q. A man found an old coin and declared that the date on it was 150 B.C.  This could not be true.  Why?


Because B.C. is counting backwards from the birth of Christ.  If Christ hadn’t been born yet, there were no dates in B.C. yet!

Q. We kill and we give life. we are either poison or fruit. You decide what are we?


Q. I have no wings, but I fly, I have no teeth but I fly. What am I?


Q. What is that one thing that can run but never walk, has a mouth but never talks, has a head but never weeps, has a bed but never sleeps?



Q. May have heard me, but no one has seen me, and I will not speak back until spoken to. Who am I?

An echo

Q. I am always in front of you but can never be seen. Think of tomorrow and you will know what I mean. What am I?

The future

Q. What is greater than God,
more evil than the devil,
the poor have it,
the rich need it,
and if you eat it, you’ll die?



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

A stamp

Q. What has many keys but can’t open a single lock?

A piano

Q. What runs all around a backyard, yet never moves?


A fence

Q. What tastes better than it smells?

A tongue

Q. What has a bottom at the top?


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



Q. If two’s a company, and there’s a crowd, what are four and five.


Q. What goes through cities and fields, but never moves?

A road

Q. During which month do people sleep the least?


February (there are fewer nights in February)

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Q. What is made of water but if you put it into water it will die?

An ice cube

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

A candle


Q. What has hands but cannot clap?

A clock

Q. You can drop me form the tallest building and I’ll be fine, but if you drop me in water I die. What am I?


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

A coin


Q. What has an eye but cannot see?

A needle

Q. What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?

A towel

Q. Paul’s height is six feet, he’s an assistant at a butcher’s shop, and wears size 9 shoes. What does he weigh?



Q. There was a green house. Inside the green house there was a white house. Inside the white house there was a red house. Inside the red house there were lots of babies. What is it?


Q. What kind of room has no doors or windows?

A mushroom

Q. What kind of tree can you carry in your hand?

A palm


Q. Which word in the dictionary is spelled incorrectly?


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


Q. What gets broken without being held?

A promise


Q. Feed me and I live, yet give me drink and I die.


Q. A man is pushing his car along the road when he comes to a hotel. He shouts, “I’m bankrupt!” Why?

He was playing Monopoly

Q. How many of each species did Moses take on the ark with him?

None, Moses wasn’t on the ark Noah was.


Q. Forward I am heavy, but backward I am not. What am I?

Forward I am ton, backwards I am not.

Q. He has married many women but has never been married. Who is he?

A priest

Q. Take off my skin – I won’t cry, but you will! What am I?

An onion


Q. Imagine you are in a dark room. How do you get out?

Stop imagining

Q. What invention lets you look right through a wall?

A window

Q. What can you catch but not throw?

A cold


Q. What is at the end of a rainbow?

The letter W

Q. What is as light as a feather, but even the world’s strongest man couldn’t hold it for more than a minute?

His breath

Q. Which weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of bricks?

Neither, they both weigh one pound


Q. What occurs once in every minute, twice in every moment, yet never in a thousand years?

The letter m.

Q. What is black and white and red all over?

A newspaper

Q. What has neck but no head?

A bottle


Q. When is a door not a door?

When it’s ajar.

Q. What goes up and never comes down?


Q. In “The Hobbit” by J. R. R. Tolkien, there are several hard riddles that Gollum and Bilbo ask each other.

Alive without breath,


As cold as death;

Never thirsty, ever drinking,

All in mail never clinking.


Q. Voiceless it cries,
Wingless flutters,
Toothless bites,
Mouthless mutters.



Q. A box without hinges, key, or lid,
Yet golden treasure inside is hid.


Q. What has roots as nobody sees,
Is taller than trees.
Up, up, up it goes,
And yet never grows?


Q. There are a few trees in a garden. On one of them, a pear tree, there are pears (quite logical). But after a strong wind blew, there were neither pears on the tree nor on the ground.
How come?

At first, there were 2 pears on the tree. After the wind blew, one pear fell on the ground. So there where no pears on the tree and there were no pears on the ground.


Q. The captain of a ship was telling this interesting story: “We traveled the sea far and wide. At one time, two of my sailors were standing on opposite sides of the ship. One was looking west and the other one east. And at the same time, they could see each other clearly.”
How can that be possible?

The marines were standing back against the sides of the ship so they were looking at each other. It does not matter where the ship is (of course it does not apply to the North and South Pole).

Q. A ladder hangs over the side of a ship anchored in a port. The bottom rung touches the water. The distance between rungs is 20 cm and the length of the ladder is 180 cm. The tide is rising at a rate of 15 cm each hour.
When will the water reach the seventh rung from the top?

If the tide is raising water, then it is raising the ship on water, too. So water will reach still the first rung.

Q. Two girls were born to the same mother, on the same day, at the same time, in the same month and year and yet they’re not twins.
How can this be?

The two babies are two of a set of triplets


Q. Tear one off and scratch my head what was red is black instead. (Batman movie)

A matchstick

Hey, I know very well that you weren’t able to guess all the answers. But do your friends know about that? No, right! So, why don’t you ask them to exercise their brain cells? And also, if you have got some interesting riddles that you would want us to know, drop them below!





Riddles for Teens