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Funny Riddles

Everyone loves a great riddle, and funny riddles mix it up with a clever twist or a play on words. Riddles can be challenging or simple, long or short, and tailored to children or adults, and a sense of humor can be added to any of these riddles. Following you’ll find some funny and clever riddles to add to your repertoire, broken up into different categories so you can find a great riddle for every occasion!


Easy Funny Riddles

Easy funny riddles are perfect for children, since they don’t require too much thought to arrive at an answer. Some of the best riddles for children are funny, since young ones are more apt to appreciate a sense of humor than they are a riddle that is complicated! Look for the answers to these riddles at the end of the page.

  1. What two things can never be eaten for breakfast?
  2. How many times can 5 be subtracted from 25?
  3. Most months have 30 or 31 days. How many months have 28 days?
  4. What goes up, but cannot come down?
  5. How much do you think the moon is worth?
  6. If a farmer has 100 cows and all but 99 die, how many cows are left?
  7. How many animals did Moses take onto the Ark?

Medium Riddles

Here are a few funny riddles that are a bit more difficult to solve than the ones listed above. Unlike the easier riddles, these brainteasers require more critical thinking. Allow yourself to be surprised by some of the answers!

  1. What can you eat that has no beginning, middle, or end?
  2. What came first, the chicken or the egg?
  3. Name something that is lighter than a feather, but cannot be held by any man for more than a few minutes.
  4. Imagine that you are surrounded by hungry bears in the wilderness. How do you survive?
  5. What becomes whiter and whiter as it gets dirtier and dirtier?
  6. No man wants it, but every man is afraid of losing it. What is it?
  7. What must you break before you can use it?

Difficult Riddles

For those who want a true challenge, try out these difficult riddles ( . No matter how smart a person may be, they are sure to be stumped by at least one of these (unless they’ve heard them before!). Try them out on parents, teachers, and college students.

  1. A house has four sides which all face north. A bear walks by. What color is it?
  2. What did the monkey say when it ran out of bananas?
  3. Two boxers are in a fight. One boxer knocks the other out, yet no man landed a single blow. How is this possible?
  4. What is cowhide most commonly used for over all the world?
  5. Why is it illegal for a man to marry his widow’s sister?
  6. He who makes it doesn’t want it. He who buys it doesn’t use it. He who uses it doesn’t know it. What is it?

Easy Riddle Answers

  1. Lunch and Dinner.
  2. Only once.
  3. All of them do! (This one is great for a child learning his or her months.)
  4. Your age.
  5. Four “quarters.”
  6. 99 cows. (Try this out on a young math student!)
  7. None—Noah built the Ark. (Sunday school and Christian school students will love this riddle.)

Medium Riddle Answers

  1. A doughnut. (Unless it’s crème-filled, of course.)
  2. The egg, unless chickens lived with the dinosaurs!
  3. Your breath.
  4. Stop imagining, silly!
  5. A chalkboard. (Or a car under a tree filled with birds!)
  6. His work.
  7. An egg. (Tell this one right after the chicken riddle for big laughs.)

Difficult Riddle Answers

  1. White. If the house’s walls all face south, it must be at the top of the North Pole, and the bear must be a polar bear.
  2. “Oh, darn! Time to buy more bananas!” (This one is just silly!)
  3. The boxers were women.
  4. To cover cows, of course.
  5. Because the man must be dead.
  6. A coffin.