If you like solving difficult riddles this list is for you. These riddles will challenge your brain and make yourself proud if you manage to solve them. In case you found them very hard, you can look at the answers.
This has no beginning, middle or end,
and all the greatest thinkers see it but can't comprehend.
What is it?
What can be heard and caught but never seen?See answer
What has a bell but isn't a church. Is full of air but is not a balloon?See answer
It holds most knowledge that has ever been said.
But is not the brain, is not the head.
To feathers and their masters, it's both bane and boon.
One empty, and one full.
At the end of my yard there is a vat,
four-and-twenty ladies dancing in that;
Some in green gowns, and some with blue hat;
He is a wise man who can tell me that.
Almost everyone sees me without noticing me, for what is beyond is what he or she seeks.See answer
When I live I cry, If you don't kill me I'll die.See answer
What hole do you mend with holes?See answer
What is easy to get into, and hard to get out of?See answer
What I am filled, I can point the way. When I am empty. Nothing moves me. I have two skins. One without and one within.See answer
When liquid splashes me, none seeps through.
When I am moved a lot, liquid I spew.
When I am hit, color I change.
And color, I come in quite a range.
What I cover is very complex,
And I am very easy to flex.
You use this to clean although it is small.
If you forget it, your smile will appall.
What is it?
If you slash it, It heals at once.See answer
I have three heads. Cut off one, I become stronger. Cut off two, I become ten. What am I?See answer
When I'm born I fly. When I'm alive I lay. When I'm dead I run.See answer
What travels from coast to coast without ever moving?See answer
Every dawn begins with me.
At dusk I'll be the first you see,
and daybreak couldn't come without.
What midday centers all about.
Daisies grow from me, I'm told.
And when I come, I end all code,
but in the sun I won't be found.
Yet still, each day I'll be around.
In the ground I am nothing, but give me time and I'll be something. What am I?See answer
I have one eye. See near and far. I hold the moments you treasure and the things that make you weep. What am I?See answer
Black within and red without,
With four corners round about.
What am I?
A hand without flesh and nothing can I hold. My grip cannot be used until I am sold. What am I?See answer
If you break me, I do not stop working. If you touch me, I may be snared. If you lose me, nothing will matter.See answer
What is eaten but not grown and was born in water but will disappear if soaked?See answer
I run around the city, but I never move.See answer
A most delicious thing.
It can be given but cannot be kept.
Some awake from it after they've slept.
It is the moistest and softest butterfly wing,
But when it is the last even it can sting.
What is better than the best thing and worse than the worst thing?See answer
I shift around, though always slowly. I never move more than a few inches at a time. A large movement by me can kill many people. I am huge, yet unseen by humans. What am I?See answer
I am alive without breath and cold as death. I am never thirsty but always drinking. What am I?See answer
I can fill a house or fill your mouth but you can never catch me in your hands. What am I?See answer
I am not alive and yet I grow. Just put me next to where it grows. A favorite of the summertime, best with friends when combined. What am I?See answer
What occurs four times in every week, twice in every month, only once in a year but never in a day?See answer
The man who invented it doesn't want it. The man who bought it doesn't need it. The man who needs it doesn't know it. What is it?See answer
What comes in many varieties and can't be seen or touched, but it often makes you move?See answer
It can be repeated but rarely in the same way. It can't be changed but can be rewritten. It can be passed down, but should not be forgotten.See answer
I am a good state, there can be no doubt of it; But those who are in, entirely are out of it.See answer
What is the middle of water but is not an island?See answer
I walked and walked and at last I got it. I didn't want it. So I stopped and looked for it. When I found it, I threw it away.See answer
Through its wounds, water does run. It once held many but now has none. What is it?See answer
I drive men mad for the love of me. Easily beaten, never free. What am I?See answer
Hot tempered and sometimes it blows its top, making a mess of everything.See answer
I have a face but no eyes, hands but no arms. What am I?See answer
I have six faces but not even one body connected, 21 eyes in total but cannot see. What am I?See answer
Walk on the living, they don't even mumble. Walk on the dead, they mutter and grumble.See answer
Who works when he plays and plays when he works?See answer
What hatches without food?See answer
What starts out in a field and then crashed on a stone. It becomes much more when to the fire it's thrown?See answer
A hole in a pole. Though I fill a hole in white, I'm used more by the day and less by the night. What am I?See answer
I'm in a box, full of that which is most rare.
But I'm not a flute, and I'm not some hair.
Though soft be my bed, I'm as hard as a rock.
While dull in the dark, I glisten once unlocked.
The land was white the seed was black.
It'll take a good scholar to riddle me that.
Slowly creeping, I am weeping, changing shades, and growing.See answer
If you lose me you may cause people around me to lose me too. What am I?See answer
Look into my face and I'm everybody. Scratch my back and I'm nobody.See answer
The older they are the less wrinkles they have.See answer
What does man love more than life, fear more than death or mortal strife.
What the poor have, the rich require, and what contented men desire.
What the miser spends, and the spendthrift saves.
And all men carry to their graves.
What has teeth but no mouth?See answer
I do not breathe, but I run and jump. I do not eat, but I swim and stretch. I do not drink, but I sleep and stand. I do not think, but I grow and play. I do not see, but you see me everyday.See answer
Everybody's got one.See answer
Begin with a word, five letters to my name, remove the first and last but I am the same. Take out my middle and still I remain.See answer
It is something you will never see again.See answer
Sometimes it glitters, but often not;
May be cold, or may be hot!
Ever changing though the eye can't measure,
concealed within are many treasures.
Some find safety beneath its gate,
while some may die beneath its weight!
Old and broken, it brings forth life.
Known as a great deceiver,
It is evil's incarnation,
Once used for veneration,
The root of all procreation.
All you can do is shiver,
When it begins to slither.
It is a gruesome form of betray.See answer
What did Sir Lancelot wear to bed?See answer
What falls but never breaks?See answer
I am a protector. I sit on a bridge. One person can see right through me, while others wonder what I hide. What am I?See answer
Voiceless it cries, wingless flutters, toothless bites, mouthless mutters.See answer
I have two eyes in the front and a lot of eyes on my tail. What am I?See answer
I was not born, but I am here. I have no name, but I am given many. I was made by science and life. What am I?See answer
My voice is tender, my waist is slender and I'm often invited to play.
Yet wherever I go, I must take my bow or else I have nothing to say.
What am I?
What number has all letters in alphabetical order when spelled out?See answer
I am the heart that does not beat. If cut, I bleed without blood. I can fly, but have no wings. I can float, but have no fins. I can sing, but have no mouth.See answer
Creatures of power, creatures of grade,
creatures of beauty, creatures of strength.
As for their lives, they set everything's pace.
For all things must come to live.
Under their emerald embrace.
Either in their life or in their death.
With thieves I consort,
With the Vilest, in short,
I'm quite at ease in depravity,
Yet all divines use me,
And savants can't lose me,
For I am the century of gravity.
What do you use to hoe a row, slay a foe, and wring with woe?See answer
In wealth I abound; in water I stand;
As a fencer I'm valued all over the land;
At Venice I'm famous; by farmers I'm prized;
Respected by law, yet huntsmen despised;
Consternation and ruin ensue when I break;
And the beasts of the forest advantage won't take.
A container holding water but not a cup. If you want to find me, look up. What am I?See answer
Plow and hoe, reap and sow,
What soon does every farmer grow?
In marble halls as white as milk,
lined with a skin as soft as silk.
Within a fountain crystal-clear.
A golden apple doth appear.
No doors there are to this stronghold,
yet thieves break in and steal the gold.
I'm a slippery fish in a cloudy sea;
Neither hook nor spear will capture me;
With your hand you must hunt down this fish,
to see that it ends up in the dish.
A useful thing, hard, firm, and white, outside in shaggy robe bedight;
Hallowed within right cleverly, it goes to work both white and dry.
When after labor it comes back, you'll find it moist and very black;
for service it is ready ever, and fails the hand that guides it never.
It's black and every time it speaks it says its name.See answer
Long legs, crooked thighs, little head, and no eyes.See answer
Fatherless and motherless. Born without sin, roared when it came into the world. And never spoke again.See answer
I cannot be burned in fire or drowned in water. What am I?See answer
What is long and slim, works in light; has but one eye, and an awful bite?See answer
Which bus could cross the ocean?See answer
They cut doors in half and wear wooden shoes.See answer
I roam through the lands hoping to rescue my love. I search high and low, and will stomp on you if you get in my way. What am I?See answer
I can speak with my hard metal tongue. But I cannot breathe, for I have no lung. What am I?See answer
I am free the first time and second time, but the third time is going to cost you money.
What am I?
What has a tongue but no mouth?See answer
My love, when I gaze on thy beautiful face.
Careering along, yet always in place,
the thought has often come into my mind.
If I ever shall see thy glorious behind.
Sometimes black, sometimes white, I have veins but no blood.See answer
As a whole, I am both safe and secure. Behead me, I become a place of meeting. Behead me again, I am the partner of ready. Restore me, I become the domain of beasts.See answer
What goes with a car, comes with a car, is no use to a car, but the car can't move without it?See answer
Mountains will crumble and temples will fall,
and no man can survive its endless call.
What is it?
You throw away my outside, you cook my inside. Then you eat my outside and you throw away my inside. What am I?See answer
Dies half its life. Lives the rest.
Dances without music. Breathes without breath.
What has a mouth but can't chew?See answer
What word is the same written forward, backward and upside down?See answer
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