Test Yourself With 15 Head-Scratching Riddles – How Many Can You Solve?

In this modern era, our leisure time is often consumed by mindlessly gazing at screens, endlessly scrolling through our social media feeds.

This repetitive activity can lead to a lack of mental stimulation as we encounter the same content repeatedly, without engaging our minds.

Instead, why not utilize your free time by attempting to solve riddles?

Riddles offer a delightful and advantageous exercise for the mind. Moreover, successfully unraveling a challenging riddle provides an unparalleled sense of accomplishment. Furthermore, solving riddles serves as a means of stress relief, improving our mental well-being and enhancing cognitive abilities.

If these reasons have piqued your interest in trying out some riddles, we have 15 intriguing ones for you today!

However, before you embark on solving them, a word of caution: these riddles are designed to push the boundaries of your intelligence. So, if you don’t find the answers to some of them, do not feel discouraged.

Here are the riddles. Make a note of your answers, and scroll down to find out how many you got right. Good luck!

1. A woman was staying at a hotel when she heard knocking at her door. When she opened it, she saw a man she did not know. The man apologized and said that he thought it was his room, and left. But the woman immediately called security from her room. Why was she so suspicious of the man?

2. Two sons and Two fathers are traveling together in a car. However, the car has only three passengers. How can that be?

3. Neither do I speak nor can I hear anything. But I will always tell the truth? Identify me.

4. Which letter is the coolest one in the alphabet?

5. Walk on the living – they don’t even mumble. But walk on the dead and they will mutter and grumble. What are “they”?

6. When you need me, you throw me away. But you bring me back when you don’t need me. What am I?

7. I am as big as an elephant but have no weight. What am I?

8. I am only 2 words but I have thousands of letters. What am I?

9. If you eat me, my sender will eat you. What am I?

10. I am 4 times as old as my daughter. 20 years from now, I will be twice her age. What are our ages right now?

11. What word in English is pronounced the same way, even if you remove the last 4 of its 5 letters?

12. Where can you finish a book without finishing a sentence?

13. I am a 4-letter word. Even if I am written upside down, backward, or forward, you can still read me from left to right. What am I?

14. Suzy drove all the way to Los Angeles from New York City in 4 days. When the trip ended, she discovered that one tire had a puncture. How did she successfully make the drive without any trouble?

15. John is carrying a water barrel that weighs 60 pounds. Is there anything he can add to the barrel that will make it weigh 40 pounds?


1. No one knocks on their own hotel door.
2. There is a father, a grandfather, and a son.
3. A Mirror.
4. B. Because it is surrounded by AC.
5. Leaves.
6. An Anchor.
7. An elephant’s shadow.
8. Post Office
9. A fish hook.
10. My daughter is 10 and I am 40.
11. Queue
12. In a Prison.
13. Noon
14. The punctured tire was her spare one.
15. John can add a hole to the barrel.

So how many of them did you get correct? Let us know in the comments!

Also, be sure to challenge your family and friends with this riddle quiz.

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