30 of the best riddles and answers to keep kids and adults entertained during lockdown

These brainteasers range from easy to hard, funny to tricky and will even test your maths

With many people spending more time at home amid the Covid-19 restrictions, puzzles, online quizzes and brain teasers have soared in popularity.

So if you feel like a challenge then see if you can solve these 30 riddles, ranging in difficulty from easy to head scratching, and then test someone you know.

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And don't worry - all the answers are below. Good luck!

Riddles
1 - What has an eye but cannot see?

2 - What has a neck but no head?

3 - What has words but never speaks?

4 - What has teeth but cannot bite?

5 - What is white when it's dirty?

6 - What month of the year has 28 days?

7 - What is full of holes but still holds water?

8 - I’m tall when I’m young, and I’m short when I’m old. What am I?

9 - What has to be broken before you can use it?

10 - What question can you never answer yes to?

11 - It belongs to you, but other people use it more than you do. What is it?

12 - Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday?

13 - There’s a one-story house in which everything is yellow. Yellow walls, yellow doors, yellow furniture. What color are the stairs?

14 - A man who was outside in the rain without an umbrella or hat didn’t get a single hair on his head wet. Why?

15 - If you’re running in a race and you pass the person in second place, what place are you in?

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

17 - Which is heavier: a ton of bricks or a ton of feathers?

18 - If there are three apples and you take away two, how many apples do you have?

19 - A girl has as many brothers as sisters, but each brother has only half as many brothers as sisters. How many brothers and sisters are there in the family?

20 - Two fathers and two sons are in a car, yet there are only three people in the car. How?

21 - What five-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?

22 - What begins with an “e” and only contains one letter?

23 - What 4-letter word can be written forward, backward or upside down, and can still be read from left to right?

24 - Forward I am heavy, but backward I am not. What am I?

25 - You see me once in June, twice in November and not at all in May. What am I?

26 - I turn once, what is out will not get in. I turn again, what is in will not get out. What am I?

27 - What is so fragile that saying its name breaks it?

28 - If you drop me I’m sure to crack, but give me a smile and I’ll always smile back. What am I?

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

30 - What can run but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a head but never weeps, has a bed but never sleeps?

Answers
1 – A needle

2 – A shirt

3 – A book

4 – A comb

5 – A chalkboard

6 – All of them

7 – A sponge

8 – A candle

9 – An egg

10 – Are you asleep yet?

11 – Your name

12 – Yesterday, today and tomorrow

13 – There aren’t any - it’s a one-story house

14 – He was bald

15 – Second place

16 – Seven

17 – Neither - they both weigh a ton

18 – You have two apples

19 – Four sisters and three brothers

20 – They are a grandfather, father and son

21 – Short

22 – An envelope

23 – NOON

24 – The word 'not'

25 – The letter 'e'

26 – A key

27 – Silence

28 – A mirror

29 – Footsteps

30 – A river