While it’s good to hit the gym and work out those biceps, it’s also good to flex your mental muscles every once in a while. It can help keep your brain sharp even into old age. On that note, these are 25 Awesome Riddles To Work Out Your Brain Muscles.
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When you need me, you throw me away; when you don’t need me, you bring me back. What am I?
What loses its head in the morning and gets it back at night?
If you throw me out of the window, I'll leave a grieving wife. Bring me back, but through the door, You'll be giving someone a new life. What am I?
The letter “n” (“window” becomes “widow” and “door” becomes “donor”)
What starts with an “e” and ends with an “e” and contains only one letter?
What is weightless, can be seen by the naked eye, and if put in a barrel will make it lighter?
What is more powerful than God, more evil than the devil, the poor have it, the rich need it, and if you eat it, you will die?
Imagine that you are in a dark room with no windows and no doors. How do you get out?
How far can you walk into the woods?
What has 10 letters and starts with gas?
You have one match and are in a dark room with an oil lamp, a gas stove, and a candle. Which one do you light first?
What can run but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a head but never weeps, has a bed but never sleeps?
The beginning of eternity, the end of time and space, the beginning of every end, and the end of every place.
The letter “e”
What animal walks on four legs in the morning, two at noon, and three by nightfall?
A man (babies crawl, adults walk upright, and old men use canes)
What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but not once in a thousand years?
The letter “m”
What gets wet while drying?
What is the coolest letter in the alphabet?
B (it’s surrounded by AC)
What is yours but your friend uses more than you do?
What two words, when combined hold the most letters?
Each night I'm told what to do and each morning I do what I'm told, but I still don't escape your scold. What am I?
An alarm clock
I have keys that open no locks, I have space but no room, you can enter but can't go in. What am I?
We hurt without moving. We poison without touching. We bear the truth and the lies. We are not to be judged by our size. What are we?
The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I?
What five-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?
If you have me, you want to share me. If you share me, you haven’t got me. What am I?
What is a word made up of four letters, yet is made up of three, then with four, but rarely consists of six.
This isn’t a question; it’s a statement. The word “what” has four letters. The word “yet” has three. The word “then” has four, and the word “rarely” has six.
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