Funny riddles

Riddle me this, dear reader: What has words that tickle your brain, tease your intellect, and often leads to exasperated groans and triumphant “Aha!” moments? Why, it’s the enchanting world of funny riddles, of course! In the labyrinthine corridors of comedy and confusion, these clever conundrums stand as perplexing guardians, daring you to unravel their mysteries.

Funny riddles are like the mischievous cousins of Dad Jokes, always ready with a playful poke to your grey matter and a wink to your funny bone. They are puzzles wrapped in humor, enigmas dipped in whimsy, and they’ve been entertaining and befuddling humanity since someone first asked, “Why did the chicken cross the road?”

If you’re ready to embark on a journey through twists, turns, and chuckles, then grab your metaphorical detective hat and a magnifying glass (preferably one that doesn’t make your eyes look comically large), because we’re about to dive into a collection of riddles that are as funny as a mime in a windstorm. Prepare yourself for a cerebral workout with a side of giggles; these riddles aren’t just a laughing matter, they’re a matter of laughing!

“What has one head, one foot and four legs?

A Bed”

“Did you hear the joke about the roof?

Never mind, it’s over your head!”

“How many letters are in The Alphabet?

There are 11 letters in The Alphabet”

“How can you spell cold with two letters?

IC (icy)”

“What is the center of gravity?

The letter V!”

“What English word has three consecutive double letters?


“What goes up, but never comes down?

Your age!”

“How many months have 28 days?

All of them!”

“What is full of holes but can still hold water?

A sponge!”

“How many peas are there in a pint?

There is one ‘P’ in a ‘pint'”

“What has a face and two hands but no arms or legs?

A clock.”

“What does a house wear?


“Where would you take a sick boat?

To the dock.”

“I give milk and I have a horn, but I’m not a cow. What am I?

A milk truck.”

“What creature is smarter than a talking parrot?

A spelling bee!”

“I have hundreds of wheels, but move I do not. Call me what I am; call me a lot. What am I?

A parking lot.”

“How does a bee get to school?

On a buzz!”

“I Start with M, end with X, and have a never-ending amount of letters. What am I?

A mailbox”

“What is orange and sounds like a parrot?

A carrot.”

“What do you call a snail on a ship?

A snailor!”

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


“What comes down but never goes up?


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

A candle”

“How can a pants pocket be empty and still have something in it?

It can have a hole in it.”

“What goes up when rain comes down?

An umbrella!”

“If I drink, I die. If i eat, I am fine. What am I?

A fire!”

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


“What travels around the world but stays in one spot?

A stamp!”

“What has 4 eyes but can’t see?


“If I have it, I don’t share it. If I share it, I don’t have it. What is it?

A Secret.”

“A group of bunnies were having a birthday party. What kind of music were they listening to?

Hip-hop music.”

“What jumps higher than a five-story building?

Anything that can jump — buildings don’t jump!”

“What word begins and ends with an E but only has one letter?


“Why did the boy bury his flashlight?

Because the batteries died.”

“Which letter of the alphabet has the most water?


“What has to be broken before you can use it?


“Five men were in a boat. It capsized, but only two got their hair wet. Why?

Two was bald.”

“There’s a key that opens no doors but fills your stomach, what key is it?


“What type of hair do oceans have?


“What can make an octopus laugh?

Ten tickles (tentacles).”

“I am full of keys, but I cannot open any door. What am I?

A Piano”

I’m always in front of you but cannot be seen. The future

“I get smaller every time I take a bath. What am I?

A Bar of Soap”

“You can catch me, but you can’t throw me. What am I?

A Cold”

“I make two people out of one. What am I?

A mirror”

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

A pencil”

“I have many sharp teeth but I cannot bite. What am I?

A comb”

“The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I?


“I am a word of letters three. Add two letters, and fewer there will be! What Word Am I?


“I am white when I am dirty, and black when I am clean. What am I?

A chalkboard”

“What room do ghosts avoid?

The living room.”

“Why is Europe like a frying pan?

Because it has Greece at the bottom.”

“I can be cracked, I can be made. I can be told, I can be played. What am I?

A Joke!”

“What do you call two witches who live together?


“What did the baseball glove say to the ball?

Catch you later.”

“When is a doctor most annoyed?

When he is out of patients.”

“Which part of a road do Ghost’s love to travel the most?

The Dead End.”

“When is it bad luck to see a black cat?

When you are a mouse.”

“What’s the first thing a gardener puts in his garden at the beginning of the year?

His foot.”

“In what sort of glass should you never pour expensive wine?

A full glass.”

“Can somebody who lives in New York be buried in New Jersey?

No, he still lives.”

“What eats a lot of iron and yet has no digestion issues?


“What’s got many, many keys – but is unable to open any door?

The keyboard.”

“I have an extra-large nose, three eyes and thirty teeth. What am I?


“Why do people build new houses?

Because it’s impossible to build old houses.”

“Peter’s smart phone fell into a big mug of coffee but didn’t get wet. How was this possible?

It was coffee powder.”

“I have 4 legs but never run. What am I?

A chair.”

“Do you know what you can hold without ever touching it?

A conversation.”

“What 2 things can you never eat for breakfast?

Lunch and dinner.”

“You will buy me to eat but never eat me. What am I?

A plate.”

“Four legs up, four legs down, soft in the middle, hard all around. What am I?

A bed.”

“How do you fix a cracked pumpkin?

With a pumpkin patch.”

“I have wings, I am able to fly, I’m not a bird yet I soar high in the sky. What am I?

An airplane.”

“I have no legs. I will never walk but always run. What am I?

A river.”

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


“What do you call a chihuahua in the summer?

A hot dog!”

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


“What fruit can you never cheer up?

A blueberry.”

Funny jokes riddles

Funny riddles are the mental gymnastics of the humor world; a delightful fusion of wit, wordplay, and the occasional groan. They’re like little puzzles dressed in tuxedos, waiting at a fancy ball to dance with your intellect. And once you step onto the dance floor of funny riddles, you’ll find yourself waltzing through logic, pirouetting around puns, and tangoing with twists that leave you both charmed and challenged.

Take, for example, the age-old riddle, “What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?” The answer? The letter ‘M.’ It’s not just a riddle; it’s a linguistic ballet, a playful pirouette around the English alphabet. Or consider the riddle, “Why can’t you give Elsa a balloon?” With the answer, “Because she will let it go,” you’ve just been treated to a humorous jig with pop culture. The best funny riddles are cleverly disguised lessons in creativity and critical thinking, wrapped in a layer of laughs and served with a side of smirks.

The appeal of funny riddles lies in their ability to engage both hemispheres of the brain. 

They’re not merely jokes; they’re cognitive conundrums that demand problem-solving and lateral thinking. They challenge the mind to break free from conventional thought patterns and embark on a joyous romp through the abstract and the absurd. Whether you’re a riddle rookie or a seasoned sphinx, the world of funny riddles offers endless opportunities to stretch your mental muscles while tickling your funny bone.

But beware, dear reader, for funny riddles are not always as innocent as they seem. They can be sly, slippery creatures that lure you in with a wink and a smile, only to leave you scratching your head and questioning your grasp of the English language. You might find yourself pondering deep existential questions like, “If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a riddle?” Or grappling with philosophical paradoxes like, “What’s the sound of one hand clapping… at a really good riddle?” But fear not, for in the pursuit of answers, you’ll discover a world rich in humor, intelligence, and the sheer joy of unraveling a puzzle. Funny riddles are not just questions seeking answers; they are invitations to a whimsical wonderland where the journey is as delightful as the destination. Now, riddle me that!

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